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

Contact us at igs [at] berkeley.edu

nimitz_barnett
Thomas P.M. Barnett
Publication Date:
2006

This bold and important book strives to be a practical "strategy for a Second American Century." In this brilliantly argued work, Thomas Barnett calls globalization "this country's gift to history" and explains why its wide dissemination is critical to the security of not only America but the entire world. As a senior...

win_right_way
Christine Trost and Matt Grossmann
Publication Date:
2005

Candidates don't have to sling mud to win. This state-of-the-art guide combines the latest research on voter attitudes from UC Berkeley's Center for Campaign Leadership with advice from leading campaign strategists on how to run clean, honest, effective campaigns for public office in California. Rather than echo the...

turning_points_ironies
Ray Colvig
Publication Date:
2004

In this volume, Ray Colvig, who headed UC Berkeley’s office of public information for nearly 30 years, provides a definitive account of the people and the politics that shaped the campus during the troubled years of the 1960s. He offers, as well, a unique rendition of the perceptions and interpretations of the media and...

rise_demise_ucsc
Carlos G. Noreña
Publication Date:
2004

Carlos G. Noreña traces the decade-long effort to create a new kind of UC campus. The passion in this lengthy essay is deeply rooted in the prolonged and vigorous debate on the pros and cons of the collegial plan for UC Santa Cruz conceived by President Clark Kerr and Chancellor Dean McHenry.

"Professor Noreña's...

Robert H. Scales, Jr.
Publication Date:
2004

A decorated soldier and a distinguished scholar, Major General Robert H. Scales, Jr. USA (ret.) is the author of Certain Victory, the official account of the Army in the Gulf War, and Firepower in Limited War, a history of the evolution of firepower doctrine since the end of the Korean War. In 1995 Scales created the...

documentary_supplements
Edited by Clark Kerr
Publication Date:
2003

In his two-volume memoir, The Gold and the Blue: Academic Triumphs and Political Turmoil, Clark Kerr refers to key documents that describe people, events, and policies that shaped the University of California during his years as the Berkeley campus's first chancellor and as university president. Many of those documents...

governors_race_02
Gerald C. Lubenow, editor
Publication Date:
2003

As the effort to recall Governor Gray Davis swirled toward the polls in the spring of 2003, the IGS publications staff was just putting the finishing touches on the definitive account of his election in the autumn of 2002. Every four years since 1990, the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California...

global_campus
William H. Allaway
Publication Date:
2003

Bill Allaway traces the birth of Berkeley's education abroad program. Allaway's vision of the value of an international academic/cultural experience for students coupled with his peerless skill as Berkeley's ambassador to the world enabled him to navigate the complex international world with a personal style that was...

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