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Commercial Interests In American Foreign Policy, From Dollar Diplomacy To The Trump Administration, Geoffrey Gertz 2018 The Brookings Institution

Commercial Interests In American Foreign Policy, From Dollar Diplomacy To The Trump Administration, Geoffrey Gertz

Lectures/Events (BMW)

Throughout history, foreign investors have often relied on their home governments for support in managing complex relationships with foreign governments. This commercial diplomacy is particularly important for businesses in highly-regulated industries, such as mining and natural resources. This lecture assesses how American diplomats have responded to these private pressures, and explains why commercial diplomacy has (re)emerged as a key priority in American foreign policy.


Demystifying The Construction Of Qualitative Research Methodology: An Approachable Text For Doctoral Students, Stephanie A. Bluestein Ed.D. 2018 California State University, Northridge

Demystifying The Construction Of Qualitative Research Methodology: An Approachable Text For Doctoral Students, Stephanie A. Bluestein Ed.D.

The Qualitative Report

Durdella’s text, Qualitative Dissertation Methodology: A Guide for Research Design and Methods, breaks down the steps for conducting qualitative research in applied programs of study and social behavioral science fields. The book, also useful to department chairs and program directors, focuses on designing a qualitative study, conducting the study and analyzing the data. Useful advice drawn from Durdella’s experience as a dissertation committee chair, in addition to introspective questions for the student, help to demystify the methodology chapter and, thus, could have a positive impact on programs.


Evaluating The Impact Of Land Tenure Reform In Present-Day South Africa, Noah Katcher 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Evaluating The Impact Of Land Tenure Reform In Present-Day South Africa, Noah Katcher

Social Impact Research Experience (SIRE)

Since the end of apartheid in South Africa, land tenure reform has been discussed ceaselessly as a critical action to restore lasting inequities from the nation’s segregated history. In recent months, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has introduced a proposal for a constitutional amendment supporting expropriation without compensation, stirring controversy and revolt throughout the country and across the globe. As questions continue to rise regarding the value of land reform and best practices for implementation, this paper identifies the relevant stakeholders in the debate over land reform and details the potential impacts of a redistributive mandate. Broadly speaking, this ...


Israelis And Palestinians: Does Bringing Them Together Keep Them Apart?, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Israelis And Palestinians: Does Bringing Them Together Keep Them Apart?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies psychological complexities when interaction and cooperation among adversaries are presumed to reduce conflict.


Bankruptcy For Banks: A Tribute (And Little Plea) To Jay Westbrook, David A. Skeel Jr. 2018 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Bankruptcy For Banks: A Tribute (And Little Plea) To Jay Westbrook, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In this brief essay, to be included in a book celebrating the work of Jay Westbrook, I begin by surveying Jay’s wide-ranging contributions to bankruptcy scholarship. Jay’s functional analysis has had a profound effect on scholars’ understanding of key issues in domestic bankruptcy law, and Jay has been the leading scholarly figure on cross-border insolvency. After surveying Jay’s influence, I turn to the topic at hand: a proposed reform that would facilitate the use of bankruptcy to resolve the financial distress of large financial institutions. Jay has been a strong critic of this legislation, arguing that financial ...


Arkansas Student Discipline Report, Kaitlin Anderson 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Arkansas Student Discipline Report, Kaitlin Anderson

Arkansas Education Reports

This report examines student discipline in the Arkansas public schools. Using de-identified student- and infraction-level data from 2007-08 to 2016-17 provided by the Arkansas Department of Education, our research identifies trends and a number of key student outcomes related to student discipline in the Arkansas public schools. While the data are only limited to what schools report, there are several meaningful findings from this work.


Writing The Official History Of The Joint Intelligence Committee, Michael Goodman 2018 King's College London

Writing The Official History Of The Joint Intelligence Committee, Michael Goodman

Secrecy and Society

This article recounts the experience of a professional historian in being given the keys to the kingdom: access to the classified vaults of Britain’s Joint Intelligence Committee. This article includes some of the problems in having access, but complying with the sensitivities around official accounts, difficulties in writing a global history, or trying to make the work of a committee interesting and accessible, and of trying to determine the impact of intelligence on policy.



Historical Amnesia: British And U.S. Intelligence, Past And Present, Calder Walton 2018 Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Historical Amnesia: British And U.S. Intelligence, Past And Present, Calder Walton

Secrecy and Society

Many intelligence scandals in the news today seem unprecedented - from Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, to British and U.S. intelligence agencies monitoring activities of their citizens. They seem new largely because, traditionally, intelligence agencies on both sides of the Atlantic were excessively secretive about their past activities: even the names “GCHQ” and “NSA” were airbrushed from declassified records, and thus missing from major historical works and scholarship on on post-war international relations. The resulting secrecy about British and U.S. intelligence has led to misunderstandings and conspiracy theories in societies about them. Newly opened secret ...


Collaboration And Research Practice In Intelligence, Minna Räsänen 2018 Södertörn University, Stockholm

Collaboration And Research Practice In Intelligence, Minna Räsänen

Secrecy and Society

Close, intensive research collaboration between universities, companies, and the public sector can open up new and different opportunities for qualitative research, and provide analytic and empirical insights that otherwise might be difficult to obtain. The aim of this paper is to explore collaboration as a means of doing research with the intelligence community. Experiences from a research project concerning dilemmas the practitioners face in their organization within the Swedish Armed Forces, serve as a starting point for this reflective discussion. It is argued here that collaboration is suitable when change is required. The mutual learning between the actors feeds into ...


Ethnographic Research In The U.S. Intelligence Community: Opportunities And Challenges, Bridget Nolan 2018 University of Texas at El Paso

Ethnographic Research In The U.S. Intelligence Community: Opportunities And Challenges, Bridget Nolan

Secrecy and Society

This article considers lessons learned from conducting research inside the intelligence community. Drawing on a year of ethnographic field work and interviews at the National Counterterrorism Center, I show that “boundary personnel”- people who navigate between the worlds of academia and national security - provide value added in the form of tacit knowledge that outside researchers would not be able to deliver. At the same time, these people face delays, challenges to freedom of information, and ethical considerations that are unique to their positions. Despite setbacks, social scientists must continue their engagement with national security organizations to further our understanding of ...


Secrecy Vs. Disclosure Of The Intelligence Community Budget: An Enduring Debate, Anne Daugherty Miles 2018 Intelligence and Security Academy

Secrecy Vs. Disclosure Of The Intelligence Community Budget: An Enduring Debate, Anne Daugherty Miles

Secrecy and Society

Little known U.S. congressional documents, dating from the 1970s, debate public disclosure of Intelligence Community (IC) budget. The documents offer a rich repository of the arguments on both sides of the debate and shine a light on the thoughtful, measured congressional oversight practiced in formative years of the House and Senate intelligence committees.


Secrecy And Intelligence: Introduction, Kathleen Vogel, Brian Balmer 2018 University of Maryland

Secrecy And Intelligence: Introduction, Kathleen Vogel, Brian Balmer

Secrecy and Society

The catalyst for this special issue of Secrecy and Society stems from a workshop titled “Secrecy and Intelligence: Opening the Black Box” at North Carolina State University, April, 2016. This workshop brought together interested scholars, intelligence practitioners, and civil society members from the United States and Europe to discuss how different facets of secrecy and other practices shape the production of knowledge in intelligence work. This dialogue aimed to be reflective on how the closed social worlds of intelligence shape what intelligence actors and intelligence analysts, who include those within the intelligence establishment and those on the outside, know about ...


Using Economic Analysis To Understand The Value Of Population Health Improvement Strategies, Glen P. Mays 2018 University of Kentucky

Using Economic Analysis To Understand The Value Of Population Health Improvement Strategies, Glen P. Mays

Glen Mays

This workshop for the Mississippi Department of Health examines research about the health and economic value of multi-sector population health improvement strategies, including studies conducted through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action research program. We provide examples of tools and methods for assessing economic value in public health.


Council-Manager Charter Of The Town Of Yarmouth, 2018 Revisions, Yarmouth (Me.). Municipal Officers 2018 The University of Maine

Council-Manager Charter Of The Town Of Yarmouth, 2018 Revisions, Yarmouth (Me.). Municipal Officers

Maine Town Documents

No abstract provided.


Do Voters Vote Against Their Interests?, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Do Voters Vote Against Their Interests?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some basic psychological constructs which may help ‘explain’ why some voters seem to vote against their own interests.


The Politics Of Race And The Florida Gubernatorial Election Of November 2018, Laird W. Bergad 2018 Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

The Politics Of Race And The Florida Gubernatorial Election Of November 2018, Laird W. Bergad

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Introduction: This report studies the voter registration rates in face of the new Florida Gubernatorial elections in November 2018.

Methods:Using the latest voter registration data by race and party in Florida of July 30, 2018, this report provides an accurate statistical profile of the actual registered electorate. It also utilizes the U.S. Census Bureau’s data on the presidential election of 2016 and the November 2014 mid-term election, to indicate voter participation and voting rates by race and age.

Results: While nearly 64% of eligible non-Hispanic white voters went to the polls and supported the Republican candidate for ...


4th Annual Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Social Sciences Research Conference, 2018 University of North Georgia

4th Annual Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Social Sciences Research Conference

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Plan To Attend The 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention, 2018 University of North Georgia

Plan To Attend The 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


De Constitutionis Natura: After Seventy Years, Lawrence S. Kaplan 2018 University of North Georgia

De Constitutionis Natura: After Seventy Years, Lawrence S. Kaplan

International Social Science Review

Lawrence S. Kaplan is the former emeritus director of the Lyman L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Studies at Kent State University and a former Professorial Lecturer in History at Georgetown University. He is the author or editor of more than two dozen books. Seventy years ago, while still a fellow in History at Yale University, Dr. Kaplan published an article in Pi Gamma Mu's Social Science, which later became the International Social Science Review. This is a revised version of that paper, offering the wisdom of hindsight to the original work, which is still available at www ...


Book Review: Fraud: An American History From Barnum To Madoff By Edward Balleisen, Samuel B. Hoff 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Fraud: An American History From Barnum To Madoff By Edward Balleisen, Samuel B. Hoff

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


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