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.
2012 study from MIT and Inter-American Development Bank on the complexity of implementing labor standards and differential outcomes.
2012 study by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society on Russia’s relative Internet freedom.
2012 report by the Congressional Research Service on the current status of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa and U.S. deployment to that region.
2012 study in the Journal of Communication about the relationship between Internet use and the potential development of greater democracy in Asia and Africa.
2011 study in Review of World Economics analyzing the case of Ghana to see how countries might avoid the so-called resource curse.
2012 study in New York University Law Review on the similarity between the U.S. Constitution and other international constitutions between 1946-2006.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on the state of U.S. refugee policy.
2012 report published in Psychological Science on physical exertion and the credibility of eyewitness reports.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the effects of social networks in the 2011 uprising in Egypt.
2012 World Bank report on poverty rates in the developing world.
2011 paper in Human Rights Review on international efforts to address the problem of human trafficking.
2012 United Nations panel report on human rights violations by the Syrian government and military.
2011 study in the American Journal of Political Science on the relationship between democratizing aid, transitioning countries and civil conflict.
2011 study from INSEAD and the Oxford Internet Institute on a global survey of Internet attitudes.
2011 report from the U.S. Department of Justice on 2010 capital punishment statistics.
2011 study in Psychological Science linking societal-level sexism and increased gender inequality.
2011 study by the World Bank Economic Review on the contribution of inequality of opportunity to earnings inequality over time.
2009 study in Clinical Psychology Review on global prevalence of sexual abuse.
2011 study from the University of Melbourne on the conditions that affect the efficacy of foreign aid.
2011 United Nations report on rates of homicide per capita around the world.
2011 report in International Affairs Journal on changes to global and regional conflict intervention policies.
2011 paper correlates incidences of social unrest (as identified by news reports) with the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) global food price index between 2004 and 2011.
2010 paper by the University of Washington on the potential for membership in Intergovernmental Organizations to affect states’ human rights behavior.
2010 study in American Journal of Political Science on factors that may predict state conflict, collapse.
2009 study from the London School of Economics on link between mortality rates during times of famine with political motivations.
Report by the U.S. Congressional Research Service on outstanding issues for the newly independent African nation
2011 study by the Dubai School of Government on social networking access and usage during the region’s 2011 democracy movements.
2007 study by the Dubai School of Government on deep jobless problems among young adults in Syria.
2012 roundup of academic studies on right-wing extremist movements, with history and context
2011 report by the Pew Hispanic Center on demographic trends relating to undocumented immigrants in the United States.
2009 paper in International Studies Quarterly on the impact of media freedom on human rights, dependant on the presence of other democratic institutions
Report from U.S. federal joint commission updating legal and human rights overview of China
2011 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology on levels of compassion for large groups of people in need.
2011 report in the Virginia Journal of International Law on the commonalities behind two major “bride markets.”
2011 report in the British Journal of Sociology on underlying and environmental factors that fueled the mass killing in Darfur.
2010 study in Journal of Social Issues on global reception of new immigrants and cultural factors that produce negative attitudes toward them.
Study by Pepperdine University on prosecutorial procedures and the death penalty
2011 report by U.S. Department of Justice on crimes involving human smuggling, forced labor and prostitution.
2009 report by University of Minnesota, U.S. Department of Justice on extent of sex crimes in America.
2002 report by the World Health Organization on frequency of sexual violence globally.
2011 study in American Political Science Review on the societal conditions that spur anti-immigrant sentiment.
2009 study by the University of Iowa on religion’s role in shaping views on immigration reform.
Study published in Kyklos: International Review of Social Sciences on the geographic spillover of increased media freedom
2010 study by Harvard’s Berkman Center on the frequency and type of Internet attacks on targeted groups.
2008 study in the Middle East Development Journal on the effect of Egyptian mothers’ education and financial position on their children’s education
Study by the Cairo-based Economic Research Forum on development patterns and economic challenges in the Arab world