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The Business Of Being Good: How It Pays To Be A Humanitarian State, Taylor Benjamin-Britton, Danielle Scherer 2017 Lehigh University

The Business Of Being Good: How It Pays To Be A Humanitarian State, Taylor Benjamin-Britton, Danielle Scherer

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

In an era where human rights increasingly take a position of primacy in international relations, certain states have donned the mantle of the humanitarian, prioritizing human rights over nearly every other item on the foreign policy agenda and mainstreaming humanitarianism in other areas of foreign policy.

Existing arguments find that states that advance humanitarian policies are coerced, socialized, or mimicking, but they fail to seriously consider that states may choose and benefit from humanitarianism in several ways. We do not focus on explaining or theorizing why states have chosen to engage in humanitarianism; rather, we offer an analysis of the ...


Teaching About Modern Slavery: Highlighting Human Rights Principles In Evaluating Economic Systems, Barbara E. Hopkins 2017 Wright State University

Teaching About Modern Slavery: Highlighting Human Rights Principles In Evaluating Economic Systems, Barbara E. Hopkins

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Evaluating economic systems relies on several different criteria, but the current public discourse places a great deal of emphasis on efficiency, which students generally understand as producing at lower cost.

By using the extreme example of modern-day slavery, I am able to introduce students to the human rights framework for thinking about freedom and encourage students to question whether producing at the lowest possible cost is good for human beings and the environment.


The Economic Concept Of Exploitation And Economic Justice, Hee-Young Shin 2017 Wright State University

The Economic Concept Of Exploitation And Economic Justice, Hee-Young Shin

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

This paper explores the concept of exploitation — how it has been interpreted and used in different schools of thought in economics and what it means to abolish exploitation in our contemporary capitalist market economies.


Why Publishing Open Access, Michael Ladisch, Michele Gibney 2017 University of the Pacific

Why Publishing Open Access, Michael Ladisch, Michele Gibney

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

The benefits of Open Access publishing will be explained in this talk. The presenters will clarify the difference between Gold and Green OA, discuss funder requirements, and highlight our institutional repository.

  • De-mystifying Open Access Benefits
  • Funders requirement
  • Gold vs. Green OA
  • OA journals
  • Open Data
  • Institutional Repository


A-2 Intimate Partner Violence And Substance Abuse: Male And Female Perpetrators, Christiana D. Atkins 2017 Andrews University

A-2 Intimate Partner Violence And Substance Abuse: Male And Female Perpetrators, Christiana D. Atkins

Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship

Domestic violence has been a pervasive, long-standing problem in our society, likely for as long as society has been around. In the United States, it wasn’t until 1871 that the first state (Alabama) rescinded the “husbandly” right to physically punish their wives. Societal views on relationship violence have since changed significantly. Male perpetrators of intimate partner violence have been the focus of studies since the 1970’s when domestic violence started gaining attention in literature and in popular culture. Contrary to popular belief, females have been found to be more likely to initiate violence. Female intimate partner violence perpetration ...


B-2 Serving Leadership Style Revisited, Petr Cincala, Paul Cho 2017 Andrews University

B-2 Serving Leadership Style Revisited, Petr Cincala, Paul Cho

Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship

This presentation highlights findings from a study exploring the congregational health and church growth of more than 9,000 congregations from various denominations across United States. These congregations have used a Natural Church Development (NCD) survey to obtain a health assessment over the period of last 10 years. Findings reveal a fascinating pattern of church growth and health that is related to leadership style of the pastor. The data show that the churches whose pastors say their style of leadership is "serving" are actually growing less and have lower health scores than those who do not list their leadership style ...


A-1 Children's Participation Rights, Michelet William 2017 Andrews University

A-1 Children's Participation Rights, Michelet William

Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship

This paper presents an overview of the concept of children’s participation from a human rights perspective, using the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child as framework. It emphasizes the importance of children’s active participation in decisions and actions that relate to their advancement and that of their community. Drawing on examples primarily from Haiti, the paper proposes three basic rationales for children’s participation: 1) historically, they are key actors of social and political changes; 2) their participation enhances order and stability; and 3) their participation enhances provision and protection rights. As right-holders, children should ...


P-13 Understanding Dv Attitudes In A College Sample, Amy Manjarres, Melissa Ponce-Rodas 2017 Andrews University

P-13 Understanding Dv Attitudes In A College Sample, Amy Manjarres, Melissa Ponce-Rodas

Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship

More than 20,000 phone calls are placed to domestic violence (DV) hotlines on a typical day, and one in three women and one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner within their lifetime (www.enditnow.org). Even though rates of DV are pandemic, very little literature has examined how religious beliefs impact people’s perceptions of DV. Even less has focused on perceptions of college students. Therefore, using online surveys, the current study aimed to document student’s religious and gender role beliefs, and assess their relationships ...


Your Online Identity As A Researcher, Michael Ladisch 2017 University of the Pacific

Your Online Identity As A Researcher, Michael Ladisch

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

This workshop will help researchers to create an online identity as a way to better disseminate research and to collaborate. Social networks such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu will be introduced as well as Google Scholar profiles, Twitter for research, blogs and the ORCID identifier.

  • Benefits (and where to be careful)
  • Tools
    • ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Google Scholar, LinkedIn
    • Twitter, Facebook
    • Blogs, Personal website
    • ORCID ID and other identifiers
    • Slideshare, figshare


Ethics For Helping Professionals: Teaching A Framework That Supports Collaborative Ethical Decision-Making, Laura E. Kaplan, Valerie Bryan, Scott Sanders 2017 Walden University

Ethics For Helping Professionals: Teaching A Framework That Supports Collaborative Ethical Decision-Making, Laura E. Kaplan, Valerie Bryan, Scott Sanders

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services Publications

Social work professionals are often employed in interdisciplinary settings with nursing, psychology, medical, and psychiatric professionals. All of these professions have commonality in their codes of ethics such as the primary principle that we work for the client or patient’s benefit. However, we also know that these same codes do not specifically address ethical dilemmas and their resolution (ACA, 2014, ANA, 2011, AMA/ APA, 2013, AMA,2001, APA, 2010, NASW, 2015). There are numerous decision making models that can be used as a step-by-step process in deciding what to do when confronted by a dilemma (Congress, 1996; Strom-Gottfried, 2007 ...


Urban Rail Transit Ppps: Lessons From East Asian Cities, Zheng CHANG, Sock Yong PHANG 2017 Singapore Management University

Urban Rail Transit Ppps: Lessons From East Asian Cities, Zheng Chang, Sock Yong Phang

Research Collection School Of Economics

Private sector participation in urban rail transit has proliferated in the past two decades. The large metropolises of East Asia have had decades of experience with private sector participation in the provision of heavy metro services. The design of these public–private partnerships (PPP) are varied. The diverse experiences of Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing contain valuable lessons for other cities. Using a case study approach, this paper discusses three features of urban rail transitdevelopments in the context of East Asian cities, viz., farebox recovery, land value capture mechanisms, and vertical structure of the industry. Super vertical integration between ...


Altruism And Popularity, Eda Egilmez 2017 Fort Hays State University

Altruism And Popularity, Eda Egilmez

Masters Theses

Popularity, as a manifestation of social status, has been widely researched and appears to be determined by members of a social group. Individuals’ either aggressive or prosocial characteristics and environment lead them to one type of popularity. Prosocial behaviors are actions with intention of benefiting others or society as whole with little or no personal gain and may include helping, sharing, cooperating, donating, and other voluntary works. Altruism is a type of prosocial behavior that could affect individuals' popularity. Altruism has been studied in different disciplines with the general definition of cooperative behavior that has a cost to the actor ...


Staying Up-To-Date With Research, Michael Ladisch 2017 University of the Pacific

Staying Up-To-Date With Research, Michael Ladisch

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

Keeping up-to-date in your field of research can be challenging. This talk will provide some tips on how to do so effectively by using saved searches, RSS feeds, social networks, alerts etc.

  • Finding resources
  • Saving search strategies, setting up email alerts
  • Using RSS feeds
  • Following on social networks (RG, Academia, Google Scholar)
  • Email discussion lists
  • Preprint server
  • Podcasts


Urban Rail Transit Ppps: Lessons From East Asian Cities, S Y Phang 2017 Singapore Management University

Urban Rail Transit Ppps: Lessons From East Asian Cities, S Y Phang

PHANG Sock Yong

Private sector participation in urban rail transit has proliferated in the past two decades. The large metropolises of East Asia have had decades of experience with private sector participation in the provision of heavy metro services. The design of these public-private partnerships (PPP) are varied. The diverse experiences of Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing contain valuable lessons for other cities. Using a case study approach, this paper discusses three features of urban rail transit developments in the context of East Asian cities, viz., farebox recovery, land value capture mechanisms, and vertical structure of the industry. Super vertical integration between ...


Psa For Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award, Madeleine K. Charney 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Psa For Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award, Madeleine K. Charney

Madeleine K. Charney

No abstract provided.


The Unh Open Access Incentive Program, Eleta Exline 2017 University of New Hampshire, Durham

The Unh Open Access Incentive Program, Eleta Exline

Open Access Week

The UNH Sustainability Institute and the University Library, with funding from the Provost's Office, have teamed-up to offer UNH faculty, students, and staff an incentive for participating in the Scholars' Repository. If you've submitted 8 or more articles for publication in a journal, you may be eligible.


Scholarly Commons And You, Michele Gibney 2017 University of the Pacific

Scholarly Commons And You, Michele Gibney

Pacific Libraries Scholarly Communication Talks

Scholarly Commons is a relatively new service of University of the Pacific Libraries to create a centralized digital repository of research, scholarship, and creative works by faculty, students and staff. Online access will be provided to both published and unpublished works by University of the Pacific community including journal articles, books, book chapters, theses, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings, teaching materials, data sets, university publications, and archival/special collections. Contributions to this repository showcase the intellectual and creative output of University of the Pacific faculty, students, and staff, ensuring long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility. The Digital Repository Coordinator will demonstrate ...


#Textbookbroke: What's The Most You've Spent On Textbooks In One Semester?, Scholarly Communications 2017 Gettysburg College

#Textbookbroke: What's The Most You've Spent On Textbooks In One Semester?, Scholarly Communications

Open Access Week at Gettysburg College

Throughout Open Access Week, a large graph will hang on the main floor of Musselman Library where students will share how much they spend on textbooks in a semester. Under the title of "#textbookbroke," this crowdsourced data will be displayed to the campus community as it's gathered over the course of the week.


Full Schedule For 2017 Open Access Week Events At The University Of Massachusetts Amherst, Erin Jerome 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Full Schedule For 2017 Open Access Week Events At The University Of Massachusetts Amherst, Erin Jerome

Open Access Week

The UMass Amherst Libraries will host a series of events as part of Open Access Week 2017 pertaining to copyright and fair use, open access, electronic theses and dissertations, open technologies, and open data.


California’S Flawed Surface Water Rights, Michael Hanemann, Caitlin Dyckman, Damian Park 2017 Santa Clara University

California’S Flawed Surface Water Rights, Michael Hanemann, Caitlin Dyckman, Damian Park

Damian Park

California sprang into existence following the discovery of gold in 1848. Aside from domestic use, the first major use of water in California was in mining. The first mining consisted of placer mining of alluvial deposits in stream beds throughout the Sierra foothills. As those deposits were depleted, hydraulic mining arose, in which high-pressure jets of water were used to remove overlying earth from upland gold- bearing deposits. That type of mining, first employed in 1853, required substantial water diversions. When California entered the Union in 1850, the English common law was adopted as the “rule of decision” in courts ...


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