Recent Scholarly Publications

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Human Trafficking: Moral Panic, Culture and Collective Action

June 2012

There is consensus that even while human trafficking is increasingly the subject of international, national and local attention by treaty making bodies, legislatures and law enforcement agencies,...

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories

December 2011

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy.

Iraq: Between the Present and the Future

November 2011

No Picnic: The Dynamics of Culture in the Contemporary Arab World

August 2010

An Abstract All too frequently, students of democracy and democratization view the politics they analyze exclusively through the prism of constitutions, elections, and political actors.

Human Rights for the 21st Century: Sovereignty, Civil Society, Culture

December 2009

A new moral, ethical, and legal framework is needed for international human rights law.

Geopolitics, Public Diplomacy and Soft Power

December 2009

In light of the ongoing ‘War on Terror’ and the occupation of Iraq, attention has turned again to how countries such as the United States and Britain can use ‘soft power’ to influence not only...

Geopolitics, Public Diplomacy and Soft Power

December 2009

Lebanese Cinema: Imagining the Civil War and Beyond

December 2008

Modern Lebanese cinema can best be explored in the context of the Civil War, in part because almost all the Lebanese films made since its outset in 1975 have been about this war.

Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia

November 2008

Hard Choices offers a most rewarding perspective on how Southeast Asian states straddle the ongoing tensions among three rarely compatible goals—security, democracy, and regionalism.

Divided Memories and Reconciliation: A Progress Report

September 2008

In February 2008, an international conference was convened at Stanford University at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center to examine the role of high school history textbooks in the...

Oil-Led Development: Social, Political, and Economic Consequences

January 2007

Proponents of oil-led development believe that countries lucky enough to have "black gold" can base their development on this resource.

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....

No Longer Complacent?: Why Israeli Women Did Not Rebel

December 2005

Why did Israeli women not fight for social equality until the late 1980s? And what changed their individual and collective willingness to act?

Identity, Social Distance, and Palestinian Support for the Roadmap

August 2004

Suicide attacks occur in the context of a conflict between warring groups, supported by an organization and sometimes even by families and communities which proudly sacrifice their children.

The Nation-State as Babbitt: Global Models and National Conformity

July 2004

Countries vary greatly in resources and culture, but many pressures force them to adopt common principles to maintain good standing in the global community.

The “Makhzan” in Moroccan Political Culture

April 2004

Western Triumphalism: The Crisis of Human Rights in the Global Era

December 2002

There is a metaphysical crisis in human rights.

Contemporary Identity Explosion, The: Individualizing Society in the Post-War Period

March 2002

In recent decades, the individual has become more and more central in both national and world cultural accounts of the operation of society.

Reflections: The Worldwide Commitment to Educational Equality

December 2001

The principal focus of the articles in this issue, paralleling the field of the sociology of education in general, is on educational inequality conceived in particular ways.

The Effects of Science on National Economic Development, 1970-1990

December 2000

Expanded scientific activity is thought to benefit national economic development through improved labor force capacities adn the creation of new knolwedge and technology.

Globalization: Sources and Effects on National States and Societies

June 2000

The world polity and cultural system are relatively stateless, but they legitimate strong nation-state identities as the dominant actors.

'Actors' of Modern Society, The: The Cultural Construction of Social Agency

March 2000

Much social theory takes for granted the core conceit of modern culture, that modern actors - individuals, organizations, nation states - are autochthonous and natural entities, no longer really...

Consolidating Democracy in South Korea

February 2000

Since its inception in 1987, Korean democracy has been an arean of continual drama and baffling contradictions, periodic waves of societal mobilization and disenchantment; initial continuity in...

The Rationalization and Organization of Nature in the World Culture

December 1999

This book illuminates the central role played by international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) in the emergence and development of a comprehensive world polity.


sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
thumbnail leah1 small Leah R. Rosenzweig Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL