Research & Publications

We are pleased to make these policy briefs, reports, and other publications available to the public - many of them are free.

Sample Publications

Edward Alan Miller, Department of Gerontology completed his latest book on Block Granting Medicaid: A Model for Twenty-First Century Health Reform? New York: Routledge. Read the book review in Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law.

Arthur MacEwan, Center for Social Policy, published “What Would Full Employment Cost?” in Dollars & Sense magazine (May/June 2015).

Karen Ross, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, published a chapter, “Re-Conceptualizing Impact: Assessing Peace Education through a Social Movement Lens” in Peace Education Evaluation: Learning from Experience and Exploring Prospects (Information Age Publishing, 2015).  

Timothy M. Shaw, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, published two chapters:

  • “African Dependency Post-2015: Sustainable agency or reversion to dependency?’ in Edward Shizha & Lamine Diallo (eds.) Africa in the Age of Globalization: Perceptions, misperceptions & realities (Farnham: Ashgate 2015), 33-48.
  • “Afterword: ‘African Agency’ to maximize the continent’s policy choices after a decade of the BRICS: beyond dependency?” in Kobena Hanson (ed.), Contemporary Regionalism in Africa (Farnham: Ashgate), 225-230.

The Center for Governance and Sustainability published its latest Global Leadership Dialogues featuring Sea Change Scholar: Susan Avery, president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Wildlife Advocate: John Scanlon, Secretary-General of th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES).

Françoise Carré, Center for Social Policy, published “Regulation: Working Conditions.” 2015. In James D. Wright, (ed). International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 25. Oxford: Elsevier.

Harris Gleckman, Center for Governance and Sustainability, published an article through the International Institute for Sustainable Development, titled "New Goals, New Outcomes and Getting Out of Old Boxes.”

McCormack Graduate School's Two Research Journals on Aging Studies

Aging Studies Journals

Peer-reviewed scholarly journals on aging, Journal of Aging & Social Policy and Research on Aging.


Public Policy Journal

The New England Journal of Public Policy is now an open source, online publication.

The journal has published more than 40 issues since its founding in 1985 and has a distinguished reputation for providing timely insights on important policy issues such as AIDS, climate change, poverty, and war, among many others.

Publications at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

Center for Governance and Sustainability

Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

Center for Social Policy

CSP publishes scholarly pieces aimed to reshape poverty policy.

Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

Commonwealth Compact

Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management

Gerontology Institute

Health and Long Term Care

Pension Action Center

  • Pension Notes, a semi-annual newsletter on pension issues
  • Publications on protecting your retirement savings, financial planning, and more