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)
  • 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)
  • Kang, I. & Choi, S. Redirecting law enforcement revenues toward nonprofit funding: A design proposal to reform the political economy of law enforcement (R&R at Journal of Public Policy)
  • Kang, I. Weak conversion of bureaucratic performance to client satisfaction: A source of challenges in public management (R&R at International Public Management Journal)

    * Co-first author  † Student coauthor

Manuscripts under review

  • Kang, I. & Headley, A. M. Valence of representation-increasing organizational changes, micro-level source of active representation
  • Kang, I., Sievert, M., & Chongmin, N. Perceived administrative burdens, cross-national scale development and validation
  • Kang, I., Sievert, M., & Chongmin, N. Politics of administrative burdens, polarization effects

Non-Refereed Publications

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