The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good supports research and scholarship across a variety of disciplines on subjects pertaining to public policy, citizenship development, and the pursuit of the common good.
Recent McCarthy Center Research
McCarthy Center Faculty, Staff, and students produce numerous academic research papers, articles, and more community-focused white papers each year. Recent McCarthy Center work includes:
- University of San Francisco/McCarthy Center Survey: "Public Attitudes Toward the America's Cup", December 2013
- Jeremy Goldberg (MoPA '12), Managing Budgets During Fiscal Stress: Lessons for Local Government Officials, IBM Center for the Business of Government, Managing Finance Series, February 2014
- San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network 2014 Report (with McCarthy Center research assistance)
- Maria X. Martinez (MoPA '12), A Case Study: Achieving Cultural Equity through the Lens of Kingdon, December 2013
- Corey Cook and David Latterman, "University of San Francisco Affordability and Tech Poll," December 2013.
- Maria X Martinez, Esin Nacar and Aimee Nichols (MoPA candidates), From 1994 to 2011: Are San Francisco Commissions More Representative?, March 22, 2012
- Final San Francisco Ranked Choice Voting Analysis (with data), March 2012
- Corey Cook and David Latterman, "Landslide The 'Obama Surge' and the Future of California Politics", California Journal of Politics and Policy, March 2012
- Updated California Political Precinct Index, February 2012
- Preliminary San Francisco Ranked Choice Voting Analysis, November 2011
- Maps and Analysis of San Francisco Ballot Measures, November 2011
- USF/Bay Citizen San Francisco Survey Findings, October 2011
- Bay Area Regional Survey, July 2011
- Corey Cook and David Latterman, "San Benito County and California’s Geopolitical Fault Lines", California Journal of Politics and Policy, January 2011
- David Latterman, "The Powerful Progressive Voter Index", Campaigns & Elections Magazine, August 2009
Project Public Service, 2003-07
Project Public Service was a comprehensive project of nearly twenty different research activities funded by a Congressionally directed grant administered through the US Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).
Research topics ranged from citizenship development to investigations into specifc policy areas. Brief descriptions of the projects can be found below: