Table of Contents

The Criminalization of Immigration

Fall 2016


Manufacturing’s loss, Trump’s gain; Too much democracy?; Medical crises; Pricing an ecosystem; Energy efficiency; Eugenics warning; Future of space; Chemical safety; Celebrity science; Politics of the platform economy.

From the Hill

Republican and Democratic 2016 party platforms; Congress continues work on FY 2017 budget; Survey shows public wary of human enhancement; FDA approves field test of genetically engineered mosquitoes.

Perspective: The Benefits of Technocracy in China

Liu Yongmou

Crime and Immigration: New Forms of Exclusion and Discrimination

Mary C. Waters

Government officials and academic researchers have long viewed crime and immigration through a racial lens. Instead, they should focus on how the use of legal exclusion from civil society is hurting millions of Americans.

Middle Class Muddle

Kevin Finneran

The Importance of Middle-Skill Jobs

Alicia Sasser Modestino

Middle-skill jobs are key for the nation and its workforce. Here is where things stand today and projections for future improvements.

Defining Skilled Technical Work

Jonathan Rothwell

The nation need to better understand and more effectively develop this essential component of the US workforce.

Pathways to Middle-Skill Allied Health Care Occupations

Bianca K. Frogner, Susan M. Skillman

Better information about the skills required in health occupations and the paths to career advancement could provide opportunities for workers as well as improved health care.

Better Jobs Information Benefits Everyone

Andrew Reamer

Workers, employers, educators, and government officials all need access to more timely and more consistent middle-skills labor market data.

Not ’Til the Fat Lady Sings: TSCA’s Next Act

David Goldston

The newly enacted revision to the failed chemical safety law had bipartisan support, but whether it will lead to improved environmental protection remains to be seen.

A Second Act for Risk-Based Chemicals Regulation

Keith B. Belton, James W. Conrad Jr.

The Toxic Substances Control Act amendments put risk assessment at center stage. How will the revised legislation perform?

Biosecurity Governance for the Real World

Sam Weiss Evans

Current efforts to limit the dissemination of dual-use biological research results are rooted in simplistic understandings of how such knowledge becomes dangerous.

Book Review: Defending Expertise

Carl Mitcham

Are We All Scientific Experts Now?
, by 
Harry Collins.

Book Review: Visualize Whirled Peas

Braden R. Allenby

Can Science End War?
, by 
Everett Carl Dolman.

Book Review: The Thrill of Discovery

Emily Therese Cloyd

Lab Girl
, by 
Hope Jahren.

Book Review: Making Sense of the World

Prajwal Kulkarni

The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions
, by 
Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs.