The Kettering Foundation shares its research through a variety of publications, including books, brochures, occasional papers, and reports.
Each issue of this annual journal focuses on a particular area of Kettering’s research. The relationship between the public and government has been a troubled one for many years as citizens have lost confidence in institutions and institutional actors have questioned the public’s ability to productively address the difficult problems we face. The 2020 issue of Connections, edited by KF director of strategic initiatives Melinda Gilmore with KF program officer Brad Rourke, focuses on the ways people come to understand their own role in self-governance—another name for democracy. The articles explore what citizens can do and are doing to make a difference by joining with other citizens in collective decision-making and action to address the problems they face.
Cousins Research Group Reports
The Cousins Research Group is one of the internal research divisions of the Kettering Foundation. Named for Norman Cousins, a leading American journalist and Kettering Foundation board member from 1967 to 1987, the group synthesizes different lines of study into books and articles and also proposes new lines of inquiry.
Higher Education Exchange
This annual periodical serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share.
The Kettering Review is a journal of ideas and activities dedicated to improving the quality of public life in American democracy. The Review is edited by Noëlle McAfee and Nicholas A. Felts.
Kettering’s videos include interviews with fellow travelers, thought pieces that illustrate insights from our research, highlights from research events, and short films that share the work of citizens going on in communities around the world.