Social Science and Environmental Policy

Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.


  • Forum

    National education standards Martin West’s “Global Lessons for Improving U.S. Education” ( Issues, Spring 2012) reaffirms the importance of developing and implementing rigorous standards and transparent data-driven accountability in our… Read More

From the Hill

  • From the Hill

    R&D funding receives some good news amid major uncertainty Despite continuing calls from many in Congress to cut spending, the fiscal year (FY) 2013 appropriations process has generally been positive for a… Read More



Real Numbers

Book Reviews

  • Mother of Invention

    High-handed corporate monopoly and high-minded national treasure, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) was a unique project of this country’s pragmatism and for decades the envy of the world in extending Read More
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