Research Agenda

  • Make government perform well and work for the people
  • Reconcile government bureaucracy with democratic principles
  • Improve the quality of citizen-state interactions
  • Apply insights from public administration research to problems of police reform
  • Evaluate the process and impact of public policies in policing

Select Peer-Reviewed Publications

Working manuscripts (revise and resubmit)

  • Kang, I. & Lee, S. Client credibility judgment: A gatekeeper to equity in street-level implementation (conditional accept at Policy Studies Journal)
  • Kang, I. & Headley, A. M. Bureaucrats’ valence of representation-increasing organizational changes: A micro-level source of active representation beyond demographic match (R&R at Review of Public Personnel Administration)
  • Headley, A. M., Baker, D, & Kang, I.* Bureaucratic decisions with discretion are more susceptible to oversight: A large-scale causal analysis of police bodycams and arrests (R&R at Public Administration Review)
    * Co-first author

Working manuscripts (under review)

  • Kang, I. Managerial challenges stemming from a weak conversion of bureaucratic performance to client satisfaction
  • Kang, I., Lee, S, & Na, C. The interplay between public trust in bureaucracy and support for bureaucratic control
  • Kang, I. & Choi, S. Redirecting law enforcement revenues toward nonprofit funding: A design proposal to reform the political economy of law enforcement
    Student coauthor

Non-Refereed Publications

Kang, I. (2021, July 2). Why improving police behavior may not be enough. Medium.