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2017 Presidential Transition Information Resources: Public Policy Research Institutions

This guide provides access to information on federal agency management issues facing the incoming Trump-Pence Administration. Consists of resources from government agencies and public policy research institutions.

Public Policy Research Institutions

Numerous public policy research institutions, representing a variety of perspectives, present analyses and recommendations for presidential transitions.  Examples include:

American Antitrust Institute. 2016 Presidential Transition Report on Competition Policy.

American Council for Technology Industry and Advisory Council. 2016 Presidential Transition Report

Center for Presidential Transitions (Nonprofit and nonpartisan public policy organization conducting research on presidential transitions)
Immigration Priorities for the 2017 Presidential Transition:  A Special Report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform
Presidential Transitions in a Bipartisan Setting (Webcast of July 11, 2016 conference hosted by Rice University's  Baker Institute for Public Policy and the George W. Bush Presidential Library) Transcript HERE

White House Transition Project is another Baker Institute endeavor.

Presidential Transition Guide  (Partnership for Public Service)
Transition 2016 is a National Academy of Public Administration initiative.
Setting Priorities for Governing in 2017 is a December 1, 2016 American Enterprise Institute program webcast.

Preparing a Smooth Transition for the Repeal of Obamacare (Heritage Foundation healthcare recommendations)
2017 Index of U.S. Military Strength (Heritage Foundation analysis)
Blueprint for Reform A Comprehensive Policy Agenda  for a New Administration in 2017 (Heritage Foundation analysis)
Criminal Justice Reform:  Issues & Options for the Next President (Oct. 14, 2016 Brookings Institute analysis)
Immigration for the 2017 Presidential Transition (Federation for American Immigration Reform)
Presidential Leadership in the First Year  (Dec. 12, 2016 Brookings Institute conference)
President Trump's Options for Israeli-Palestinean Dealmaking (Dec. 1, 2016 Brookings Institute analysis)
Informing Incoming Government Leaders is a series of Rand Corporation analyses of emerging national security and international affairs issues.
Rand Corporation reports on selected 2016 election topics.

Useful databases for finding scholarly journal articles on presidential transitions include:

America:  History and Life
PAIS International
Social Sciences Full Text

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

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