Michigan Journal of Public Affairs publishes 2016 volume on constitutional rights, freedoms

September 20, 2016

The editorial board of the Michigan Journal of Public Affairs (MJPA) is pleased to announce the 2016 edition and thirteenth volume of the student-run journal of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

This year’s call for papers established the first-ever special issue for the MJPA, around the theme of constitutional rights and freedoms. The journal features nine authors, including five from the Ford School, and encompasses a variety of topics:

  • Human capital theory and practice: The effect of tuition increases on college major selection by Rashid Malik and Austin Slaughter
  • Natural disasters and the United States’ electricity grid: The role of FEMA and the values of micro-grids by Gilbert Michaud
  • Ban the box: An evaluation by Selamawit Misgano
  • The necessity of taxation justice for a more profound decolonization process in Ecuador by Luis Salvador
  • Permission denied: Sina Weibo behind China’s great firewall by Xin Xu
  • The Iraqi constitutional process by Ashley Connelly
  • Singapore’s domestic workers: Changing public attitudes by Chelsea Racelis
  • Analyzing the 2006 One Million Signatures Campaign in a reformist age: Toward a critical understanding of legally enforced gender inequality in Iran by Shireen Smalley

The 2016 MJPA staff included:

  • Editors-in-chief Jennie Alfaro and Jacqueline Barocio
  • Managing and special issue editor Demar Lewis IV
  • Senior editors Maha Arshad, Rhonda Bishop, Afton Branche, Caitlin Conway, Maureen Lackner, Joshua Rivera, Sundar Sharma, and Tom Van Heeke
  • Associate editors Rachel Baccile, Frank Cousin, Maya Efrati, Erica Muñoz-Rumsey, Joanna Perez-Green, and Carrie R. Welton

Volume 13 was made possible through the support of the Ford School dean’s office and the guidance of faculty advisor Paula M. Lantz, associate dean for academic affairs.

Access the newest volume of the MJPA, as well as past editions, here.