RPP 8: Data Sources & Interpretivist Research

I am proposing to research uprisings demanding democratic reform in the Arab Spring.   This is because I want to find out what explains empowerment of the middle- and working-class that allowed them to revolt against their authoritarian governments.   In order to help my reader understand what discourse change empowered middle- and working-class people […]

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RPP 7: Qualitative Data Sources

Currently, the overall question I am looking into is, “What explains difference in outcome in democracy movements in Tunisia, Egypt, and Romania?” My dependent variable with this question is the outcome of democratic reforms. I will operationalize this variable through either labeling it as non-transformative, partially transformative, or fully transformative. This will be determined through […]

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RPP 1: Research Interests

Broadly, my research interests intersect urban planning and critical urban geography with international development. The success and growth of developing countries often relies on the emergence of a major city. These cities provide economic hubs, a direct and centralized connection to other international visitors, and a birthplace for both social norms and diversity. Since the […]

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