The Berkeley Public Policy Press (BP3) is the publishing imprint of the Institute of Governmental Studies. BP3 publishes scholarly work on national, state, and local government, politics, public policy, and public administration. IGS authors include faculty, research associates, graduate students, visiting scholars, and colleagues in academic institutions around the world.

IGS publications are edited for a wide-ranging audience that includes academics, elected officials, journalists, and public administrators, as well as the general public. BP3 publishes original research, analysis, essays, and edited volumes.

Publications Staff

Ethan Rarick, Director of Publications, erarick [at] berkeley.edu
Maria Wolf, Senior Editor, mariaw [at] berkeley.edu

Contact us at igspress [at] berkeley.edu

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David A. Carrillo, editor
Publication Date:
2018

For the past ten years the people of Iceland have debated whether their nation needs a new constitution, and what a new charter should say. This volume is a collection of 21 essays written by an international team of scholars (all using the pseudonym “Civis”) that analyzes arguments for and against the proposed new...

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David R. Ayón and George L. Pla
Publication Date:
2018

Power Shift charts the rise of Latino political power and its impact, from the breakthrough election of the first Mexican American to the Los Angeles City Council in 1949 to today's leadership of California and its heavyweight role in polarized...

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Ethan Rarick, editor
Publication Date:
2017

California’s 2014 election featured Jerry Brown’s victory for a fourth term as governor. That length of service is both unprecedented—Earl Warren was elected three times and no one else more than twice —and also, at least for now, unrepeatable. Brown served his first two terms in the ’70s and ‘80s before California...

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John Aubrey Douglass and John N. Hawkins
Publication Date:
2017

This book explores the history of leading national universities in Asia and contemplates their capacity for innovation by focusing on the New Flagship University model. This model, presented more fully in The Flagship University Model—Changing the Paradigm from Global...

 Separate But Equal? Individual and Community since the Enlightenment
Richard Herr
Publication Date:
2016

The United States and European nations face the challenge of providing a happy relationship between their leading social sectors and the other communities within them. Behind the racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination that culminated in the horrors of the totalitarian regimes lay the nineteenth-century drive to...

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Richard Alatorre with Marc Grossman
Publication Date:
2016

Change from the Inside: My Life, the Chicano Movement, and the Story of an Era is the memoir of former Assemblymember and L.A. City Councilmember Richard Alatorre, chronicling his extraordinary role as a pioneering activist and political figure in the momentous events that advanced...

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Sandra Epstein
Publication Date:
2016

Founded by a gift of benefactor Cora Jane Flood in 1898, the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley is the second oldest business school in the country. Its upward trajectory from a “College of Commerce” to its top-ranked position today owes as much to its place as it does to its people and...

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John Nagl
Publication Date:
2016

Dr. John Nagl is currently the ninth headmaster of The Haverford School. Prior to his assuming the role of headmaster in 2013, Nagl was the inaugural Minerva Research Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. Previously, Nagl was the president of the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., and he remains a...

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Jeff Cummins
Publication Date:
2015

Once regarded as a national model of policymaking, in recent decades, California’s reputation has deteriorated to a state more commonly associated with dysfunction. At the heart of this demise has been the state’s inability to manage its budget—a core function of any effective government. Historically, California, like...

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James N. Mattis
Publication Date:
2015

Jim Mattis, an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert on national security issues, especially strategy, innovation, the effective use of military force, and the Middle East.

Before coming to Hoover, Mattis was the commander of the US Central Command from 2010 to 2013,...

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