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Recent Scholarly Publications

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"Political Logic of Poverty Relief" Electoral Strategies and Social Policy in Mexico

October 2016

Poverty relief programs are shaped by politics.

The Aborigine Constituencies in the Taiwanese Legislature

November 2015

The Republic of China on Taiwan has long reserved legislative seats for its indigenous minority, the yuanzhumin.

Whither Russia? Autocracy Is Here for Now, but Is It Here to Stay?

December 2012

Judging from some of the titles of recent books on Russia—for example, Richard Sakwa's The Crisis of Russian Democracy, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova's Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism inside...

Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy

June 2012

This book originated in a conference on "Liberation Technology in Authoritarian Regimes" held at Stanford University in Oct.

The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

December 2011

From Oxford University Press: There is a broad consensus among scholars that the idea of human rights was a product of the Enlightenment but that a self-conscious and broad-based human rights...

Democratic Governance and the Performance of Democracy

November 2009

The battle for accountability and good governance-and thus sustainable democracy and development-will not be won by foreign actors or pressures.

Domestic and International Influences on the Collapse of the Soviet Union (1991) and Russia's Initial Transition to Democracy (1993)

March 2009

Before the democracy promotion efforts of Iraq or Afghanistan in the early 21st century, there was the Soviet Union in the late 20th century.

International Law, Fifth Edition

July 2007

Thoroughly updated to keep pace with the many new developments in international law, the Fifth Edition of this popular casebook covers the core topics, basic doctrines, and a broad range of foreign...

A Win-Win U.S. Strategy for Dealing with Iran

December 2006

In an article written for the current issue of the Washington Quarterly by Larry Diamond, Michael McFaull and Abbas Milani, suggests that the U.S.

Is there a Human Right to Democracy?

June 2006

Is there a human right to democracy? My answer, in brief, is ‘no’. Five interconnected claims will play a role in my argument for this conclusion: Justice requires democracy.

Defining and Founding Civil Liberty

May 2006

In order to facilitate a subsequent operationalization of civil liberty, the paper attempts to define and ground civil liberty on the basis of liberal political philosophy/theory as this tradition...

From Citizen to Person? Rethinking Education as Incorporation

April 2006

Comparative educational research has influenced the development of the world society perspective as surely as the world society perspective has shaped research directions in comparative education....

Slide Rules: What Civil War Looks Like

March 2006

The article reports that by definition Iraq is in the midst of a civil war and has been ever since the first year of the "post-war" era in 2003.

Extra Rempublicam Nulla Justitia?

March 2006

In a world of rivalrous states whose peoples are connected ever more directly by globalization, Thomas Nagel has forcefully reasserted a classical thesis of early modern political thought: outside...

Global Democracy?

December 2005

In this Article, we describe an emerging arena of global administration.

World-Wide Expansion of Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, The

December 2005

The authors examine the global expansion of higher educational enrollments over the 20th century. Rates of growth accelerated in virtually all countries after 1960.

Global Justice

December 2005

Address to National Convention, Democratici di Sinistra, December 3, 2005, Florence His view is that war is a human catastrophe, not an exciting, noble adventure.

Empowering the Poor: What Does Democracy Have to Do with It?

April 2005

Poverty reduction on a large scale depends on empowering those who are most motivated to move out of poverty - poor people themselves.

The Vicious Cycle of Inequality in Latin America

December 2004

The new millennium began with the triumph of democracy and markets. But for whom is life just, how so, and why? And what is being done to correct persisting injustices?

Minimalism About Human Rights: The Most We Can Hope For?

December 2004

Human Rights and Citizenship: The Emergence of Human Rights Education

August 2004

A recurring theme in the sociology of education is that schooling produces citizenship or a sense of membership in the nation-state.

Moving Up Out of Poverty: What Does Democracy Have to Do With It?

August 2004

Morally and analytically, there is no more vexing phenomenon than the persistence of mass poverty.

The Rule of Law as Transition to Democracy in China

December 2003

This paper assesses Pan Wei's proposal for a 'consultative rule of law system' for China, finding it a potentially important step along the path of political reform.

U.S. Foreign Policy and Chechnya

December 2003

Chechnya has been and remains one of the greatest stains in Russia's efforts to move toward a more open and democratic system .

People

Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship
Oleksandra Matviichuk Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Sarahi Zaldumbide Administrative Associate, CDDRL
Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL