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2013 study in American Political Science Review showing the association between increased cell phone availability and usage and the capacity for violent conflict.
2013 study from Cornell examining how increased trade with China results in partner countries altering their foreign policy positions in favor of China.
2013 study in Environmental and Resource Economics showing that firms with a reputation for corporate social responsibility often pay their employees lower wages and gender plays a strong role in these dynamics.
2013 study from Princeton and NYU on the nature of political revolutions and the possibility that such upheaval in many countries is a singular event, unlikely to be followed by more.
2013 review of Chechnya-related scholarship and the conflict and political grievances there that continue to reverberate.
2013 review of relevant studies and books that shed light on the New Left in Latin America; a variety of scholarly perspectives on outcomes and progress.
Roundup of recent studies that bring a scholarly, data-driven lens to questions around the Arab Spring.
2013 study from the Polytechnic University of Milan and the University of Virginia on the growing rates of international land and water purchases by nations and corporations.
2012 scholarly literature review regarding microfinance programs and their effects in developing African countries.
2009 study from Yale on how soldiers in Uganda’s civil war are more likely to engage in post-conflict political participation.
2012 review of research studies on violent and transnational crime and its broader social impacts in the developing world.
2012 review of scholarship on the Internet, social media and political activism around the world.
2012 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research on how village schools affect attendance rates and academic achievement.
2012 Pew Research Center report on attitudes in the Muslim world on government, democracy, religion and equality.
2012 study from the University of Munich and University Rey Juan Carlos on journalists in 20 countries and their levels of institutional trust.
2012 review of relevant studies, reports and media resources relating to voter disenfranchisement, fraud and other issues.
2012 study by the United States Institute of Peace on the role of Twitter in the Arab Spring uprisings.
2012 paper from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the appeal of fair-trade goods.
2011 U.S. government report on human rights abuses and commercial/trade issues in China.
2011 study from Harvard University examining whether techniques used to raise scores in charter schools can be successfully transplanted to traditional public schools.