Research Portfolio Post #5: Research Puzzle Proposal

I am proposing to research Western feminist jurisprudence because I want to know why some human rights practices and laws are unsuccessful/successful in improving the conditions of women to help my reader understand what barriers exist in the international system that impede progress for women. It is becoming relatively mainstream to recognize gender equality as […]

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Research Portfolio Post #1: Research Interests

I am interested in examining the role social norms/identities play in shaping actor behavior, particularly in the context of global commons. I am intrigued by the question of whether the competitive (and ultimately destructive) self-gain patterns theorized in the Tragedy of the Commons need be considered inevitable or whether different conceptions of culture, self, norms, […]

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Research Portfolio Post #1: Research Interests

The Internet of Things is the popularized theory that as technology progresses, the internet will become even more pervasive as a form of communication between, quite frankly, everything. This theory is already becoming actualized with the introduction of smart home technology, which connects every aspect of a person’s domestic life, and the utilization of cloud […]

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FYI: New Clingendael Report on Peacebuilding and Other Possible Resources

Hello, All. One of the PD Links along the left side of the blog home page is to Clingendael, the Netherlands Institute of International Relations.  This link — http://www.clingendael.nl/publication/internal-and-external-dilemmas-peacebuilding-africa — is to a new report that some may find of interest, and here’s a more general link: http://www.clingendael.nl/page/news -Debbie Trent

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