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Rallying Over Balloting: The Origins Of Millennial Activism, Nolan Higdon May 2019

Rallying Over Balloting: The Origins Of Millennial Activism, Nolan Higdon

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Activism by U.S. millennials, such as the March for Our Lives, Occupy, and Black Lives Matter, has reversed a national decline in civic engagement. Much of the scholarship has focused on how, not why, millennials participate in activism. This qualitative study of 121 purposely sampled millennial participants seeks to identify the origins of millennial activism. This study operates from a generational lens. Interviews of each participant from 2015-2017 went through two cycles of coding to reveal five progenitors of millennial activism: Family and Friends, Institutions and Organizations, Encounters with Activism, Media and Popular Culture, and Hate and Harm. The ...


A Critique Of Bruce Gilley's "The Case For Colonialism", Ernest M. Oleksy May 2019

A Critique Of Bruce Gilley's "The Case For Colonialism", Ernest M. Oleksy

The Downtown Review

Bruce Gilley's article defending colonialism created quite a stir amongst global development's academia. This article esponds to Gilley's article, primarily as an antithesis. Through a recount of historical examples across the globe, this article points out Gilley's weaker arguments for colonialism.


A Review Of Modern Development, Ernest M. Oleksy May 2019

A Review Of Modern Development, Ernest M. Oleksy

The Downtown Review

To better understand the historical and sociological impact of modern development, I conducted a literature review to compare and contrast varying viewpoints on development’s legacy. The official start of the modern era of development begins with President Truman’s 1949 speech that declared global poverty a threat to all nations since it could lead to communism. WWII resulted in social problems unresolvable for any one nation: Europe was war-torn, the aftereffects of the Great Depression were significant, and multiple Asian nations grappled with humanitarian tragedies. WWII fomented nationalism in many countries worldwide, resulting in wars of liberation. In response ...


Environmental Racism: Nuclear Waste As An Agent Of Oppression?, Andrea Boeckers May 2019

Environmental Racism: Nuclear Waste As An Agent Of Oppression?, Andrea Boeckers

Across the Bridge: The Merrimack Undergraduate Research Journal

This research seeks to analyze the decision-making processes of managing nuclear waste for countries dealing with this problem, as well as the interplay between national and local governments, private companies, the populace, and native nations. The long-term storage of nuclear waste is a serious global problem, and despite the millions of people enjoying the benefits of nuclear power, most refuse to accept the burdens associated with its waste. The driving question for this research largely ties to how governments attempt to designate who will bear the burden of these wastes. When a problem needs to be solved, yet there are ...


International Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies And Indigenous Peoples, Simon J. Lambert, John C. Scott May 2019

International Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies And Indigenous Peoples, Simon J. Lambert, John C. Scott

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

With more frequent and more intense disasters, disaster risk reduction (DRR) has become increasingly important as a fundamental approach to sustainable development. Indigenous communities hold a unique position in DRR discourse in that they are often more vulnerable than non-Indigenous groups and yet also hold traditional knowledges that enable a greater understanding of hazards and disasters. This article provides an overview of multilateral agreements for incorporating Indigenous Peoples into wider debates on disaster policies as well as development agendas. Essential DRR strategies can be adapted for Indigenous communities through respect for Indigenous approaches in coordinating alliances; culturally appropriate incentives; accurate ...


Contentious Politics In China: Authoritarian Resilience, Chang-Dae David Hyun May 2019

Contentious Politics In China: Authoritarian Resilience, Chang-Dae David Hyun

Gettysburg Social Sciences Review

Throughout the history, contentious politics have led to regime downfall or democratization of many countries. Today, China is faced with increasing numbers of contentions politics. However, Contentious politics in China does not result in regime change because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) manages protests by keeping it fragmented and small in scale. It achieves this primarily through structural and institutional means, but is willing, to resort to violent repression if a protest movement becomes too widespread. This paper is divided into four parts. First part is a backgrounder, giving stats to show that protests are frequent but small in scale ...


Haynes' "The Battle For Bonhoeffer: Debating Discipleship In The Age Of Trump" (Book Review), Craig Rosenbeck May 2019

Haynes' "The Battle For Bonhoeffer: Debating Discipleship In The Age Of Trump" (Book Review), Craig Rosenbeck

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Cook's "Faith In A Pluralist Age" (Book Review), Samuel S. Richardson May 2019

Cook's "Faith In A Pluralist Age" (Book Review), Samuel S. Richardson

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


The Clash Of Civilizations? Statistical Evidence From Armed Conflicts, 1989-2015, Afa'anwi M. Che May 2019

The Clash Of Civilizations? Statistical Evidence From Armed Conflicts, 1989-2015, Afa'anwi M. Che

Peace and Conflict Studies

Do armed conflicts in the contemporary post-Cold War period reflect a clash of civilizations (CoC) as predicted by Samuel Huntington? This study substantially broadens and temporally extends the scope of major extant quantitative tests of the CoC thesis by assessing not only interactions among states but also interactions between states and non-state armed groups, from 1989 to 2015. Based on Chi-square and logistic regression tests, this study does not find empirical support for the CoC thesis as a basis for adopting foreign policies of civilizational containment.


Lobbying The Regulatory State: An Examination Of Regulation And Revolving Door Lobbying, Charles Lowrance Iii Apr 2019

Lobbying The Regulatory State: An Examination Of Regulation And Revolving Door Lobbying, Charles Lowrance Iii

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

The prominence of lobbying activity in Washington, D.C., is well-known and often discussed by pundits and legislators alike. For those familiar with the practice of lobbying, it is not a secret that many former government employees become lobbyists and vice versa in a phenomenon often called the revolving door. Yet to be determined, however, is what leads to these so-called revolving door lobbyists and what factors contribute to a heightened number of them working on similar issues.

This study sought to determine if there is a relationship between the degree to which the federal government regulates a certain industry ...


Book Review: Space Policy In Developing Countries: The Search For Security And Development On The Final Frontier By Robert C. Harding, Kwame B. Antwi-Boasiako Apr 2019

Book Review: Space Policy In Developing Countries: The Search For Security And Development On The Final Frontier By Robert C. Harding, Kwame B. Antwi-Boasiako

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Pi Gamma Mu News: 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention Apr 2019

Pi Gamma Mu News: 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Pi Gamma Mu News: 2018 Chapter Honor Rolls Apr 2019

Pi Gamma Mu News: 2018 Chapter Honor Rolls

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Policy Point-Counterpoint: The Good And The Bad Of The Social Media Revolution, J. Scott Lewis, Jesse Goranson, Lawrence Kastriba Apr 2019

Policy Point-Counterpoint: The Good And The Bad Of The Social Media Revolution, J. Scott Lewis, Jesse Goranson, Lawrence Kastriba

International Social Science Review

In this policy point-counterpoint, sociology students Jesse Goranson and Lawrence Kastriba discuss whether social media operates as a positive social force or as a negative one. Jesse Goranson argues that social media can act to promote democratization among otherwise disadvantaged groups. By connecting individuals from disadvantaged groups, the scalability of social media increases the social capital of the group members, thus giving the group a greater voice in society and allows them greater participation in the political process.


Book Review: A Fraught Embrace: The Romance & Reality Of Aids Altruism In Africa By Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins, Chase Barney Apr 2019

Book Review: A Fraught Embrace: The Romance & Reality Of Aids Altruism In Africa By Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins, Chase Barney

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Confidence Trap: A History Of Democracy In Crisis From World War I To The Present By David Runciman, Allison G.S. Knox Apr 2019

Book Review: The Confidence Trap: A History Of Democracy In Crisis From World War I To The Present By David Runciman, Allison G.S. Knox

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations Of Minority Rights By Alan Patten, Okori Uneke Apr 2019

Book Review: Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations Of Minority Rights By Alan Patten, Okori Uneke

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Rethinking Election Law: Unskewing The System By Steven Mulroy, Richard A. Almeida Apr 2019

Book Review: Rethinking Election Law: Unskewing The System By Steven Mulroy, Richard A. Almeida

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Indian Migration And Empire: A Colonial Genealogy Of The Modern State By Radhika Mongia, Kathleen M. Davis Apr 2019

Book Review: Indian Migration And Empire: A Colonial Genealogy Of The Modern State By Radhika Mongia, Kathleen M. Davis

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Our Compelling Interests: The Value Of Diversity For Democracy And A Prosperous Society By Earl Lewis & Nancy Cantor, Cindy L. Davis Apr 2019

Book Review: Our Compelling Interests: The Value Of Diversity For Democracy And A Prosperous Society By Earl Lewis & Nancy Cantor, Cindy L. Davis

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Time And Its Adversaries In The Seleucid Empire By Paul Kosmin, Joseph A.P. Wilson Apr 2019

Book Review: Time And Its Adversaries In The Seleucid Empire By Paul Kosmin, Joseph A.P. Wilson

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Disciplining The Empire: Politics, Governance, And The Rise Of The British Navy By Sarah Kinkel, Amanda Ford Apr 2019

Book Review: Disciplining The Empire: Politics, Governance, And The Rise Of The British Navy By Sarah Kinkel, Amanda Ford

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth Of Judeo-Bolshevism By Paul Hanebrink, David M. Carletta Apr 2019

Book Review: A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth Of Judeo-Bolshevism By Paul Hanebrink, David M. Carletta

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Economic Statecraft: Human Rights, Sanctions, And Conditionality By Cécile Fabre, Linda Quest Apr 2019

Book Review: Economic Statecraft: Human Rights, Sanctions, And Conditionality By Cécile Fabre, Linda Quest

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Technicolored: Reflections On Race In The Time Of Tv By Ann Ducille, Patricia M. Muhammad Apr 2019

Book Review: Technicolored: Reflections On Race In The Time Of Tv By Ann Ducille, Patricia M. Muhammad

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Secret Wars: Covert Conflict In International Politics By Austin Carson, José De Arimatéia Da Cruz Apr 2019

Book Review: Secret Wars: Covert Conflict In International Politics By Austin Carson, José De Arimatéia Da Cruz

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Baha’I Faith And African American History: Creating Racial And Religious Diversity By Loni Branson, Kofi Johnson Apr 2019

Book Review: The Baha’I Faith And African American History: Creating Racial And Religious Diversity By Loni Branson, Kofi Johnson

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Defense Industrial Base: How Idiosyncratic And Historical Influences Dictate Its Future, Henry Walter Apr 2019

The Defense Industrial Base: How Idiosyncratic And Historical Influences Dictate Its Future, Henry Walter

International Social Science Review

The Defense Industrial Base is the river from which American military dominance flows. However, the Industrial Base is just as—if not more—vulnerable to floods and droughts as a typical industry. Tracing the sector’s historical and economic foundations helps illuminate existing gaps and strengths that can present strategic challenges and benefits. This paper aims to connect those trends to existing and future capabilities. Although the Industrial Base will take time to fill the demands of the new $700-plus billion defense budget, the more concerning strategic issues are that the budget, and subsequently, the Industrial Base are leaving a ...


People Smuggling In Afghanistan And Niger: Iatrogenesis And Europe’S “Migration Crisis”, Sydney Chuen Apr 2019

People Smuggling In Afghanistan And Niger: Iatrogenesis And Europe’S “Migration Crisis”, Sydney Chuen

International Social Science Review

This paper highlights Nimruz, Afghanistan and Agadez, Niger, which are people smuggling hubs that have both been influenced by the annual influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants on their journeys to Europe. Their growing regional prominence alludes to smugglers’ innovative capacity in response to a corrosive neo-imperialist environment that is exacerbated by Europe’s recent protectionist immigration policies. Nimruz and Agadez are compared as starting points for parallel migratory flows to Europe. They are case studies in terms of the business of people smuggling including economic dependency and its exigencies, the constant prevalence of terrorism in both areas which ...


Vagrancy, Vice, And Victimhood: The Evolution Of Homeless Persecution, Anthony Hackett Apr 2019

Vagrancy, Vice, And Victimhood: The Evolution Of Homeless Persecution, Anthony Hackett

International Social Science Review

Through the examination of how urban space is constructed, one can see how the city testifies to the ways that history and memory come to shape human experience and the vocabularies with which it is understood and remembered. This paper will diverge from contemporary discussions of history and memory through an investigation of the roles of affect and social location have in shaping how the city is thought of and remembered differently. It will compare historical constructions of city folk in an attempt to understand the role of hegemonic social, economic, and political conditions in the construction of “history.” This ...