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The New Normal? Climate Variability And Ecoviolence In Sub-Saharan Africa, Alfonso Sanchez Dec 2016

The New Normal? Climate Variability And Ecoviolence In Sub-Saharan Africa, Alfonso Sanchez

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Climate change presents a wide range of concerns that can jeopardize international security. Among those concerns are neo-Malthusian worries of diminishing natural resources. Predictive models suggest that rainfall and temperature anomalies have the potential to reduce water basins, crop production, increase land degradation among other perils that threaten human security. This concern is particularly true in sub-Saharan Africa given the region’s strong dependence on rain-fed agriculture. Despite strong claims from various world leaders and scientists of a direct climate-conflict nexus, little empirical evidence has been devoted to find a systematic causal pathway of this kind. What is more, the ...


Ideas Cambiantes Sobre Territorio, Recursos Y Redes Políticas En La Amazonía Indígena: Un Estudio De Caso Sobre Perú, Diego Leal Pereira, David Salisbury, Josué Faqín Fernández, Lizardo Cauper Pezo, Julio Silva Dec 2016

Ideas Cambiantes Sobre Territorio, Recursos Y Redes Políticas En La Amazonía Indígena: Un Estudio De Caso Sobre Perú, Diego Leal Pereira, David Salisbury, Josué Faqín Fernández, Lizardo Cauper Pezo, Julio Silva

Journal of Latin American Geography

La titulación de territorios fue el objetivo más importante del movimiento indígena de la Amazonía peruana en las últimas décadas. Aunque más de ochenta comunidades permanecen sin título en la región de Ucayali, el movimiento indígena regional busca cada vez más fortalecer la gobernanza sobre territorios titulados. Exploramos el creciente énfasis en la comercialización forestal en el discurso de derechos indígenas en Ucayali. Redes de líderes indígenas producen discursos para forjar nuevas relaciones entre sus comunidades y la economía regional. Nuestro análisis de ochenta entrevistas y testimonios de líderes y miembros de comunidades indígenas muestra la utilidad de considerar la ...


The Conflict In Syria: Should The United States Get More Involved?, Jacob Peoples Nov 2016

The Conflict In Syria: Should The United States Get More Involved?, Jacob Peoples

Posters-at-the-Capitol

The purpose of this research is to explore the relations between Syria, Russia, and the United States in the Syrian civil war. The relationship has been in turmoil because of the complexities of the situation. Syria has been a designated state sponsor of terrorism since December 29, 1979, five years before the next designated state of Iran. Syria is a very important and strategic country and now more than ever has a large risk of being completely overrun by the newest terrorist group ISIS. The turmoil is possibly stemming initially from the result of a failed 1957 Central Intelligence Agency ...


Geopolitical Implications Of The Sino-Japanese East China Sea Dispute For The U.S., Bert Chapman Oct 2016

Geopolitical Implications Of The Sino-Japanese East China Sea Dispute For The U.S., Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This presentation updates the article "Geopolitical Implications of the Sino-East China Sea Dispute for the U.S." published in Geopolitics, History, and International Relations which is already available in epubs.


Transnational Indigenous Migration: Racialized Geographies And Power In Southern Highland Ecuador, Victoria Stone-Cadena Sep 2016

Transnational Indigenous Migration: Racialized Geographies And Power In Southern Highland Ecuador, Victoria Stone-Cadena

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study examines the shifting landscape of social and economic inequalities in the remittance-dominated region of southern highland Ecuador, focusing on the transformations brought about by increased international migration since the early 2000s. The broader question is whether or not transnational migration has facilitated political and social upward mobility among indigenous communities. More specifically I ask: in what ways does indigenous identity figure in contemporary international migration practices, how does transnational indigenous migration complicate bounded notions of rural indigenous life, and how might the strategies employed by indigenous migrants transform social and economic inequalities in two small towns in the ...


Book Review: Interculturalism In Cities: Concept, Policy, And Implementaton By Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Bradley Good Sep 2016

Book Review: Interculturalism In Cities: Concept, Policy, And Implementaton By Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Bradley Good

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The European Union And Global Engagement: Institutions, Policies And Challenges By Normann Witzleb, Alfonso Martinez Arranz, And Pascaline Winand, Okori Uneke Sep 2016

Book Review: The European Union And Global Engagement: Institutions, Policies And Challenges By Normann Witzleb, Alfonso Martinez Arranz, And Pascaline Winand, Okori Uneke

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: System Kids: Adolescent Mothers And The Politics Of Regulation By Lauren Silver, Jason Mccartney Sep 2016

Book Review: System Kids: Adolescent Mothers And The Politics Of Regulation By Lauren Silver, Jason Mccartney

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Religion And Science As Forms Of Life: Anthropological Insights Into Reason And Unreason By Carles Salazar And Joan Bestard, Linda Quest Sep 2016

Book Review: Religion And Science As Forms Of Life: Anthropological Insights Into Reason And Unreason By Carles Salazar And Joan Bestard, Linda Quest

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Corporate Social Responsibility, Private Law And Global Supply Chains By Andreas Rühmkorf, Patricia M. Muhammad Sep 2016

Book Review: Corporate Social Responsibility, Private Law And Global Supply Chains By Andreas Rühmkorf, Patricia M. Muhammad

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Falafel Nation: Cuisine And The Making Of National Identity In Israel By Yael Raviv, Jordan Griffith Sep 2016

Book Review: Falafel Nation: Cuisine And The Making Of National Identity In Israel By Yael Raviv, Jordan Griffith

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: In The Event: Toward An Anthropology Of Generic Moments By Lotte Meinert And Bruce Kapferer, J. Laurence Hare Sep 2016

Book Review: In The Event: Toward An Anthropology Of Generic Moments By Lotte Meinert And Bruce Kapferer, J. Laurence Hare

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Social Quality Theory: A New Perspective On Social Development By Ka Lin And Peter Herrmann, Xun Wang Sep 2016

Book Review: Social Quality Theory: A New Perspective On Social Development By Ka Lin And Peter Herrmann, Xun Wang

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Ngos, Crisis Management And Conflict Resolution: Measuring The Impact Of Ngos On Intergovernmental Organisations By Daniela Irrera, Oluwaseun Bamidele Sep 2016

Book Review: Ngos, Crisis Management And Conflict Resolution: Measuring The Impact Of Ngos On Intergovernmental Organisations By Daniela Irrera, Oluwaseun Bamidele

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict And The Postwar World By Masuda Hajimu, Pedro D. Iacobelli Sep 2016

Book Review: Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict And The Postwar World By Masuda Hajimu, Pedro D. Iacobelli

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Great Melding: War, The Dixiecrat Rebellion, And The Southern Model For America’S New Conservatism By Glenn Feldman, Kofi Johnson Sep 2016

Book Review: The Great Melding: War, The Dixiecrat Rebellion, And The Southern Model For America’S New Conservatism By Glenn Feldman, Kofi Johnson

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Blue, The Gray, And The Green: Toward An Environmental History Of The Civil War By Brian Allen Drake, Bart R. Talbert Sep 2016

Book Review: The Blue, The Gray, And The Green: Toward An Environmental History Of The Civil War By Brian Allen Drake, Bart R. Talbert

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Pluralism And Democracy In India: Debating The Hindu Right By Wendy Doniger And Martha C. Nussbaum, Michael Hirsch Sep 2016

Book Review: Pluralism And Democracy In India: Debating The Hindu Right By Wendy Doniger And Martha C. Nussbaum, Michael Hirsch

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: From Uneconomic Growth To A Steady-State Economy By Herman E. Daly, Richard Hartwig Sep 2016

Book Review: From Uneconomic Growth To A Steady-State Economy By Herman E. Daly, Richard Hartwig

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Climate Change Mitigation, Technological Innovation And Adaptation: A New Perspective On Climate Policy By Valentina Bosetti, Carlo Carraro, Emanuele Massetti, And Massimo Tavoni, Michael J. Allen Sep 2016

Book Review: Climate Change Mitigation, Technological Innovation And Adaptation: A New Perspective On Climate Policy By Valentina Bosetti, Carlo Carraro, Emanuele Massetti, And Massimo Tavoni, Michael J. Allen

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Violence At The Urban Margins By Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois, And Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Leon Yacher Sep 2016

Book Review: Violence At The Urban Margins By Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois, And Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Leon Yacher

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Reinhardt University: 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference Sep 2016

Reinhardt University: 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Extended Commentary: Action Or Inaction? An Analysis Of President Obama’S Foreign Policy, Jacob C. Potts Sep 2016

Extended Commentary: Action Or Inaction? An Analysis Of President Obama’S Foreign Policy, Jacob C. Potts

International Social Science Review

In this extended commentary an analysis is offered of President Obama's past foreign policy decisions to help forecast how he would react if Russia were to invade Estonia.The predictions presented are based on how President Obama has responded to major foreign policy events during his presidency. This includes his actions in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the NATO intervention in Libya, his involvement with chemical weapons in Syria, his actions in Ukraine, the mediation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, handling ISIS and Al-Qaeda Affiliates, and his actions handling combatants outside of combat zones, such as in Yemen, Somalia ...


Policy Point - Counterpoint: Whither Capitalism: The Historical Foundations And Fallacies Of An Idea, Theory, Framework, Ideology, And Worldview, Laura Cruz, Connor Hickey, Joanna Woodson Sep 2016

Policy Point - Counterpoint: Whither Capitalism: The Historical Foundations And Fallacies Of An Idea, Theory, Framework, Ideology, And Worldview, Laura Cruz, Connor Hickey, Joanna Woodson

International Social Science Review

In this policy point – counterpoint piece, the concept of capitalism is examined, with one side arguing that predictable policies lead to a stagnant economy and the other side encouraging a more compassionate capitalism that seeks a conscience in business and government.


Congressional Candidates' Photo Presentation On Their Campaign Websites, Vivian Ike Sep 2016

Congressional Candidates' Photo Presentation On Their Campaign Websites, Vivian Ike

International Social Science Review

This article uses gender role theory to explain the way male and female candidates appeared in their campaign websites photographs during the 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014 Congressional elections. The research question is “do male and female Congressional candidates appear dressed in suits in their campaign website photographs at different rates?” The analysis uses binary multivariate logistic regression to test the dependent variable (appear dressed in a suit), with gender being the main independent variable and region and party as dummy variables. The results report that both men and women appear dressed in business attire but the percentage of men ...


The People’S Republic Of China-European Union-Russian Energy Security Triangle, Joe Parson Sep 2016

The People’S Republic Of China-European Union-Russian Energy Security Triangle, Joe Parson

International Social Science Review

Russia, despite ongoing geopolitical and security conflicts, remains a dominant player in the world’s natural gas markets. However, cheap natural gas supply is finite and decreasing while their customers’ demand is increasing without a correlative price increase. European Union (EU) demand for Russian natural gas presents a complicated picture. The median and mode are decreasing while the mean is increasing due to a small group of countries drastically increasing import volumes. China, too, is seeking to increase their import quantities of Russian natural gas through the construction of multiple pipelines and joint ventures in LNG. This proves essential in ...


“Have We Not An Equal Interest With The Men Of This Nation?” Gender, Equality, And Genesis In John Locke's Political Thought, Daniel Skidmore-Hess, Cathy Skidmore-Hess Sep 2016

“Have We Not An Equal Interest With The Men Of This Nation?” Gender, Equality, And Genesis In John Locke's Political Thought, Daniel Skidmore-Hess, Cathy Skidmore-Hess

International Social Science Review

It is the contention of this paper that a better understanding of Locke’s political theory can be gained by comparative study of his later religious text, The Reasonableness of Christianity alongside his Two Treatises of Civil Government. These texts contain notable parallels and contrasts which we describe in this article. Specifically, Locke’s critique of Robert Filmer’s patriarchalist theory of absolute monarchy both address the implications of the biblical Fall from an original state of human kind in the biblical account of the Garden of Eden. Locke’s account of natural human equality, including gender equality in his ...


Praecipitia In Ruinam: The Decline Of The Small Roman Farmer And The Fall Of The Roman Republic, Jack Morato Sep 2016

Praecipitia In Ruinam: The Decline Of The Small Roman Farmer And The Fall Of The Roman Republic, Jack Morato

International Social Science Review

By 133 the Romans found themselves in command of a far-flung empire extending from Spain in the west to Asia Minor in the east, but they were forced to administer it with the government structure of a city-state. Rapid imperial expansion during the middle Republic strained nearly every aspect of the Roman system but none more so than the very foundation of Roman military strength—the small farmer. Spoils of war were channeled into agriculture by the landed elite, resulting in economic polarization and the displacement of independent labor in the countryside. This inquiry traces the socio-economic developments that led ...


How The City Of Indianapolis Came To Have African American Policemen And Firemen 80 Years Before The Modern Civil Rights Movement., Leon E. Bates Aug 2016

How The City Of Indianapolis Came To Have African American Policemen And Firemen 80 Years Before The Modern Civil Rights Movement., Leon E. Bates

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study explores a series of events that occurred in the spring of 1876. The relationship between the Indianapolis city government, the Marion County Courts, the Indianapolis Police Department, and the African American community came together to usher in changes never before envisioned. The Indianapolis Police Department (IPD) was formed in 1855, then disbanded 12 months later in a political dispute. From 1857-to-1876, the IPD was all white. These changes took place as the Reconstruction era was coming to a close. The first Ku Klux Klan was at its apex, terrorizing black communities, and Jim Crow was coming into its ...


Performing History: Remembering Paul Robeson And The Peekskill Riots Through Tayo Aluko’S Call Mr. Robeson, Mark Alan Rhodes Ii Jul 2016

Performing History: Remembering Paul Robeson And The Peekskill Riots Through Tayo Aluko’S Call Mr. Robeson, Mark Alan Rhodes Ii

Excellence in Performing Arts Research

In 1949 Paul Robeson (with support from Pete Seeger, Woodie Guthrie, Howard Fast, and others) attempted to and then successfully held a civil and workers’ rights concert in Peekskill, New York. Marring these performances, however, were protests that turned progressively violent. These violent protests have come to be known as the Peekskill Riots and serve as a major milestone in the nation’s history surrounding protest, music, politics, and Paul Robeson. This paper reflects on this relationship, particularly how it is being remembered today. Through field research, including participant observation, interviews, landscape analysis, and primary and secondary archival research, I ...