ISID Affiliate Members

ISID Affiliate Members come from a wide variety of disciplines, categorized below.

    Anthropologists

    On this page: Sandra Hyde | Ron Niezen | Kristin Norget


    Sandra Hyde

    PhD, Berkeley, Anthropology ; MPH, University of Hawaii

    Research Interests

    • Public Health;
    • Medicalization of Gender;
    • HIV/AIDS, Sex Tourism, Prostitution and Public Health;
    • China and East Asia.

    Selected Publications

    • "Migrations in Humanistic Therapy: Turning Drug Users into Patients and Patients into Healthy Citizens in Southwest China." Body & Society 17, no. 2-3 (2011): 183-204.
    • Postcolonial Disorders. Vol. 8. University of California Press, 2008.
    • Eating spring rice: The cultural politics of AIDS in Southwest China. University of California Press, 2007.
    • “Sex Tourism Practices on the Periphery: Eroticizing Ethnicity and Pathologizing Sex on the Lancang” in Nancy Chen (ed.) China Urban: Ethnographies of Contemporary Culture, Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.
    • "Selling Sex and Sidestepping the State: Prostitutes, Condoms, and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Southwest China." East Asia 18:4 (2000)

    Ron Niezen

    PhD, Cambridge, Anthropology

    Research Interests

    • Political/legal anthropology;
    • Indigenous peoples and human rights;
    • the social study of new media;
    • History of anthropology/social theory;
    • Social change in Africa

    Selected Publications

    • Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, University of Toronto Press, 2013.
    • “Human Rights and Indigenous Religions,” in Religion and Human Rights, edited by John Witte and M. Christian Green. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2011.
    • Public Justice and the Anthropology of Law. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
    • The Aufklärung’s Human Discipline: Comparative Anthropology According to Kant, Herder and W. von Humboldt.  Intellectual History Review. ( June. 2009).

    Kristin Norget

    PhD, Cambridge, Anthropology

    Research Interests

    • geographical specialization: Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean
    • research areas & interests: religion; popular culture; discourse; politics of culture; theorization of ritual and performance; globalization and religion; indigenous and social movements; material culture and aesthetics; ideological and religious syncretisms

    Selected Publications

    • 2011. 'Independence through another Lens: The Roman Catholic complexio oppositorum and Church-State Relations in Mexico’. In La Independencia y su legado: una vista exógena. México, DF: Universidad Autónoma de México.
    • 2011. 'Surviving Conservation: La Madre Tierra and Indigenous Moral Ecologies in Oaxaca, Mexico’. In New Natures: Critical Intersections for Environmental Management and Conservation in Latin America, C. Tucker, (ed.), Santa Fe: School of American Research, forthcoming.
    • 2011. (with V. Napolitano) 'Introduction Economies of Sanctity: The Translocal Roman Catholic Church in Latin America', special issue of Postscripts
    • 2011. ‘Pope. Saints, Beato Bones and other Images at War: Religious Mediation and the Translocal Roman Catholic Church’, Postscripts
    • 2010. ‘A Cacophony of Autochthony: Representing Indigeneity in Oaxacan Popular Mobilization’, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 15:1, 115-143

    Economists

    On this page: Matthieu Chemin | Myron Frankman |  Kari Polanyi-Levitt


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    Matthieu Chemin

    PhD, London School of Economics, Economics

    Research Interests

    • Economic Growth and development;
    • The Quality of Institutions such as the judiciairy'
    • Quality of infrastructure (electricity)
    • Market (credit, insurance and labour)
    • small scale entrepreneurs in less developed countries

    Selected Publications

    • Chemin, M., (2010), Does Court Speed Shape Economic Activity? Evidence from a court reform in India, forthcoming, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.
    • Chemin, M., (2010), Entrepreneurship in Pakistan: government policy on SMEs, environment for entrepreneurship, internationalisation of entrepreneurs and SMEs, International Journal of Business and Globalisation, vol. 5, no.3, pp. 238 - 247.
    • Chemin, M., (2009), The Impact of the Judiciary on Entrepreneurship: Evaluation of the "Access to Justice" Program in Pakistan, Journal of Public Economics, Volume 93, Issues 1-2, February 2009, Pages 114-125.
    • “The impact of rural electrification on poverty: evidence from a randomized experiment in Kenya”, with Joost de Laat
    • “Peer effects and voluntary contributions to public goods: evidence from a field experiment in Kenya”, with Joost de Laat
    • “Insurance adoption in Kenya: impact of education, assistance, subsidies and peer pressure”, with Joost de Laat
    • “The impact of health insurance on stress and risk-taking behaviour: field experiment in a Jua Kali Association in Kenya”, with Joost de Laat and Johannes Haushofer.
    • Chemin, M., and J. de Laat, (2009), Can Warm Glow Alleviate Credit Market Failures? Evidence from Online Peer-to-Peer Lenders. Web appendix, revise and resubmit, Economic Development and Cultural Change.

    Myron Frankman

    PhD, Texas, Economics

    Research Interests

    • Economic development;
    • Employment and poverty;
    • Global federalism and taxation.

    Selected Publications

    • Frankman, Myron J. World Democratic Federalism: Peace and Justice Indivisible. London-Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004.
    • Frankman, Myron J. "No Global War? A Role for Democratic Global Federalism", Journal of World-Systems Research 3:2 (1997), pp.321-38.

     
     

    Kari Polanyi-Levitt

    MA, Toronto, Economics.

    Emerita Professor of Economics, McGill University

    Member of the Royal Society of Canada (For Extraordinary Contributions to International Development)

    Research Interests

    • Development Economics;
    • Political Economy;
    • Techniques of Economic Planning;
    • Latin America;
    • Caribbean.

    Selected Publications

    • Best, Lloyd, and Kari Polanyi-Levitt. Essays on the Theory of Plantation Economy: a Historical and Institutional Approach to Caribbean Economic Development. University of West Indies Print, 2009.
    • Polanyi-Levitt, Kari. "Keynes and Polanyi: the 1920s and the 1990s." Review of International Political Economy 13, no. 1 (2006): 152-177.
    • Polanyi-Levitt, Kari, and Kenneth McRobbie. Karl Polanyi in Vienna: The Contemporary Significance of The Great Transformation. Vol. 8. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2006.
    • Polanyi-Levitt, Kari. "Karl Polanyi as a Development Economist." Pioneers of Development Economics, London, Zed Books (2005): 165-180.
    • Polanyi-Levitt, Kari. Reclaiming Development: Independent Thought and Caribbean Community. Ian Randle Publishers, 2005.
    • Polanyi-Levitt, Kari. "Independent Thought and Caribbean Community." Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'études du développement 25, no. 2 (2004): 225-237.
    • Polanyi-Levitt, Kari. “Development and Regionalism: Karl Polanyi’s Ideas and the Contemporary World System,” 2004.

    Education Specialists

    On this page: Martial Dembélé | Claudia Mitchell


    Martial Dembélé

    PhD, Michigan State University
    Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, University of Montreal

    Research Interests

    • International development in education;
    • School improvement;
    • The comparative study of teacher-related issues (pre-service education, continuing professional development, management);
    • Educational planning.

    Selected publications

    • Somé, T. H., Dembélé, M. & Ouédraogo, F. (2015). Burkina Faso: Trends an futures. In E. J. Takyi-Amoako (Ed.), Education in West Africa (p. 53-66). London: Bloomsbury Academic.
    • Cerqua, A., Gauthier, C. & Dembélé, M. (2014). Education policy, teacher education, and pedagogy: A case study of UNESCO. In A. W. Wiseman & E. Anderson (Eds.) Annual Review of Comparative and International Education (International Perspectives on Education and Society), 25, 233-264.
    • Saussez, F., Dulude, E., Dembélé, M., Lessard, C., Maroy, M. & Yvon, F. (2014). La promotion de l’éducation basée sur des données probantes au Canada : le cas du Conseil canadien sur l’apprentissage. Éducation Comparée, 11, p. 133-160.
    • Kirk, J., Dembélé, M. & Baxter, S. (Eds.) (2013). More and Betters Teachers for Quality Education for All: Identity and Motivation, Systems and Support. Brighton: Collaborative Works.
    • Kirk, J. & Dembélé, M. (2013). Teachers and teacher issues in the drive towards quality UPE/UBE: An Introduction. In Kirk et al (Eds.) More and Betters Teachers for Quality Education for All: Identity and Motivation, Systems and Support (chapter 1). Brighton: Collaborative Works.
    • Dembélé, M. & Mellouki, M. (2013). The drive towards UPE and the transformation of the teaching profession in French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa. In Kirk et al (Eds.) More and Betters Teachers for Quality Education for All: Identity and Motivation, Systems and Support (chapter 3). Brighton: Collaborative Works.
    • Dembélé, M. & F. H. Rogers (2013). More and better teachers: Making the slogan a reality. In Kirk et al (Eds.) More and Betters Teachers for Quality Education for All: Identity and Motivation, Systems and Support (chapter 10). Brighton: Collaborative Works.
    • Assié-Lumumba, N., Mazrui, A.A. & Dembélé, M. (2013). Critical Perspectives on Half a Century of Post-Colonial Education for Development in Africa. Editorial Introduction, in N. Assié-Lumumba et al (co-guest Editors), The Owl of Minerva on a Baobab Tree, Schooling, and African Awakening: Half a Century of post-colonial Education for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Special Issue, African and Asian Studies Journal, volume 12.
    • Labé, O., Dembélé, M., Motivans, A., Sirois, G. & Bruneforth, M. (2013). Half a Century of Education Progress in Sub-Saharan Africa (1960-2010), in N. Assié-Lumumba et al (co-guest Editors), The Owl of Minerva on a Baobab Tree, Schooling, and African Awakening: Half a Century of post-colonial Education for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Special Issue, African and Asian Studies Journal, volume 12.
    • Lapointe, P., Garon, R., Dembélé, M. & Tessier, C. (2012). Les plans stratégiques des commissions scolaires du Québec : regard sur l’application d’un dispositif de régulation intermédiaire dans un système éducatif. Mesure et évaluation en éducation, 35(1), 1-27.
    • Dulude, E. & Dembélé, M. (2012). Les enseignants et le renouveau collégial au Québec: analyse interactionniste de la construction et de la négociation du sens d’un changement de pratique prescrit. Dans M.-A. Deniger (Dir.) La gestion et l’appropriation du changement en éducation, numéro thématique de Éducation et francophonie, XL(1), 160-175.

    Claudia Mitchell

    PhD, University of Alberta, Education

    Research Interests

    • Youth, gender and AIDS
    • Youth culture
    • Visual and arts-based research methodologies
    • Girls education in development studies
    • Teacher identity
    • Southern Africa

    Selected Publications

    • Nguyen, X. T., Mitchell, C., De Lange, N., & Fritsch, K. (2015). Engaging girls with disabilities in Vietnam: Making their voices count. Disability & Society, 30(5), 773–787.
    • Mitchell, C., De Lange, N., & Moletsane, R. (2014). Me and my cellphone: constructing change from the inside through cellphilms and participatory video in a rural community. Area. doi: 10.1111/area.12142 / ISSN: 1475-4762
    • Mitchell, C. & Pithouse-Morgan, K. (2014). Expanding the memory catalogue: Southern African women’s contributions to memory-work writing as a feminist methodology. Agenda 28(1), 92-103. doi: 10.1080/10130950.2014.883704
    • Milne, E-J, Mitchell, C., & De Lange, N. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook on participatory video. Alta Mira Press.
    • Mitchell, C. & Murray, J. (2012). Social networking practices and youth advocacy efforts in HIV awareness and prevention: What does methodology have to do with it?. Educational Research and Social Change.1:2
    • Islam, F., Mitchell, C., Balfour, R., De Lange, N., & Combrinck, M. (Eds.). (2011). School-university partnerships for educational change. New York: Edwin Mellen.
    • Mitchell, C. (2011). Doing visual research. London and New York: Sage.
    • Mitchell, C. (2011). Picturing violence. Participatory visual methodologies in working with girls to address school and domestic violence in Rwanda. In K. Mundy & S. Dryden-Petersen (eds.), Education in conflict: A tribute to Jackie (221-233). New York: Teachers College Press.
    • Mitchell, C. (2011). What’s participation got to do with it? Visual methodologies in ‘girl-method’ to address gender based violence in the time of AIDS. Global Studies of Childhood, 1(1), 51-59. doi.org/10.2304/gsch.2011.1.1.51
    • Mitchell, C., Belew, D., Debela, A., Muleta, D., & Fikreyesus, S. (2011). The Farmer and her husband: Engendering the curriculum in a Faculty of Agriculture in an Ethiopian University. Agenda, 2010, 66-77
    • Mitchell, C., & De Lange, N. (2011). Community based video and social action in rural South Africa. In L. Pauwels and E. Margolis (eds.), Handbook on Visual Methods (171-185). London: SAGE.
    • Mitchell, C., Strong-Wilson, T., Pithouse, K., & Allnutt, S. (Eds.). (2011). Memory and pedagogy. London and New York: Routledge.

    Geographers

    On this page: Brian Robinson| Sarah Turner



    Brian Robinson

    PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Research Interests

    I look at how people meet their needs through use of ecosystems and resources, and the role this plays in development in poorer regions of the world. My research interests began as an early desire to experience other cultures and ways of living, and wanting a better understanding of how people are tied to the environment. Just after college I joined the US Peace Corps and moved to China, and since then have been working on these kinds of development issues. I think about questions like:

    • Why do communities create management institutions? How do these impact resource use and livelihoods?
    • How do people use ecosystems to support their livelihoods? What parts of the landscape are most critical for that support?
    • How does household behavior interact with policy intentions, for instance in payment for ecosystem services programs?

    My research methods draw from ecology, environmental and development economics, development geography, and geographic information sciences. Using an institutional and economic lens, I try to measure and demonstrate the interactions between livelihoods, the natural environment and the institutions that govern them.

    Selected Publications

    • Zheng H, Robinson BE, Liang Y, et al. (2013) Benefits, costs, and livelihood implications of a regional payment for ecosystem service program. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1312324110
    • Robinson BE, Holland MB, Naughton-Treves L (in press) Does Secure Land Tenure Save Forests? A meta-analysis of the relationship between land tenure and tropical deforestation. Global Environmental Change.
    • Holland MB, De Koning F, Morales M, Naughton-Treves L, Robinson BE, Suárez L (in press) Complex Tenure and Deforestation: Implications for Conservation Incentives in the Ecuadorian Amazon. World Development.
    • Robinson BE, Provencher W, Lewis DJ (2013) Managing wild resources: resource rent, governance and resource endowments for a class of non-timber forest products. World Development. 48: 120-132.

    Sarah Turner

    PhD, Hull, UK, Geography.

    Research Interests

    I am a development geographer and Southeast Asian specialist. I work in the Sino-Vietnamese borderlands with rural ethnic minorities, and in urban Vietnam with informal economy workers. My research focuses on livelihoods, agrarian change, urban governance, and everyday politics and resistance. My projects include:

    • Highland livelihood dynamics and cross-border trade in northern Vietnam and southwest China
    • Non-timber forest products and ethnic minority livelihoods in the Southeast Asian Massif
    • Small-scale enterprises in urban Southeast Asia
    • Small cities, big regional impacts: Frontier urbanization in northern upland Vietnam.

     

    Selected Publications

    • Turner, S., C. Bonnin and J. Michaud (2015) Frontier Livelihoods. Hmong in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands. University of Washington Press, Seattle.[ISBN: 9780295994666]
    • Turner, S. editor. (2013) Red Stamps and Gold Stars: Fieldwork Dilemmas in upland Socialist Asia. UBC Press, Vancouver. [
    • Dominique Caouette and Sarah Turner (editors) (2009) Agrarian Angst and Rural Resistance in Contemporary Southeast Asia. Routledge, London.
    • Turner, S. “Nascent Market Capitalism Under Question: Interpretations of Success Amongst Makassar Entrepreneurs”. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. 96:3 (2005), pp.264-274.
    • Filep, C., M. Thompson-Fawcett, S. Fitzsimons, and S. Turner, 2015: Reaching revelatory places: The role of solicited diaries in extending research on emotional geographies into the unfamiliar. Area.
    • Turner, S. and N. Oswin, 2015: Itinerant livelihoods: Street vending-scapes and the politics of mobility in upland socialist Vietnam. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 36 (3), 394-410.
    • Pham, T.T.H., S.Turner and K. Trincsi, 2015: Applying a Systematic Review to Land Use Land Cover Change in Northern Upland Vietnam: the Missing Case of the Borderlands. Geographical Research.
    • Turner, S., T.Kettig, Đinh Thị Diệu, and Phạm Văn Cự, 2015: State Livelihood Planning and Legibility in Vietnam’s Northern Borderlands: The “Rightful Criticisms” of Local Officials. Journal of Contemporary Asia.
    • Li, Ya Juan, S.Turner and Cui Haiyang, 2015: Confrontations and concessions: An everyday politics of tourism in three ethnic minority villages, Guizhou province, China. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change.
    • Mackenzie, C. A., J. Christensen and S. Turner, 2015: Advocating beyond the academy: dilemmas of communicating relevant research results. Qualitative Research, 15 (1) 105–121
    • Champalle, Clara and Sarah Turner, 2014: Cash Crops and Climate Shocks: Flexible Livelihoods and Food Security in Southeast Yunnan, China. Chinese Journal of Applied Anthropology, 3 (1) 47-78.
    • Trincsi, K., H. Pham, and S. Turner 2014: Mapping mountain diversity: Ethnic minorities and land use land cover change in Vietnam’s borderlands. Land Use Policy, 41, 484-497.

    Management Specialists

    On this page: Nii Addy | Alfred Jaeger


    Nii Addy

    PhD, Stanford, Education

    Research Interests

    • Cross-sector partnerships;
    • multi-stakeholder processes;
    • social innovation and entrepreneurship;
    • policy and strategy analysis; institutional reforms;
    • sociology in organization;
    • effects of functional diversity in partnerships;
    • socio-economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa and North America;
    • experiential learning.

    Selected Publications

    • Ackatia-Armah, N.M., Addy, N.A., Ghosh, S., & Dubé, L. “Fostering reflective trust between mothers and community health nurses to scale impact of health and nutrition efforts: An ethnographic study in Ghana, West Africa.” Social Science and Medicine, v. 158, 2016, pp. 96-104.
    • Nudzor, H., Dare, A., Oduro, G.K.T., Bosu, R. & Addy, Nii A. “Examining Activity-Based Learning (ABL) Practices in Public Basic Schools in the Northern Region of Ghana” Educational Research, v. 57, no. 4, 2015, pp. 437-450.
    • Addy, Nii A., Shaban-Nejad, A., Buckeridge, D. L., Dubé, L. "An Innovative Approach to Addressing Childhood Obesity: A Knowledge-Based Infrastructure for Supporting Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Decision-Making in Quebec, Canada." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, v. 12, no. 2, 2015, pp. 1314-1333.
    • Addy, Nii A., Alain Poirier, Chantal Blouin, Nick Drager, and Laurette Dubé. “Whole-of-society approach for public health policymaking: a case study of polycentric governance from Quebec, Canada.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v. 1331, 2014, pp. 216–229
    • Reeves, C., Martin Carnoy, and Nii Addy. “Comparing opportunity to learn and student achievement gains in southern African primary schools: A new approach.” International Journal of Educational Development, v. 33, no. 5, 2013, pp. 426–435.

     


    Alfred Jaeger

    PhD, Stanford, Management

    Research Interests

    • Comparative Management Techniques
    • Management in Developing Countries
    • Globalization of Managerial Values

    Selected Publications

    • "The Use of Favors by Emerging Market Managers: Facilitator or Inhibitor of International Expansion?" (with S. M. Puffer, D.J. McCarthy and D. Dunlap), Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2012: forthcoming.
    • A stakeholder Approach to the Ethicality of BRIC -firm Managers' Use of Favors: (with D.J. McCarthy, S.M. Puffer, and D. Dunlap), Journal of business Ethics, 109(1), 2012: 27-38.
    • "A Comparative Study of the influence of Assertiveness on Negotiation Outcomes in Canada and China" (with Z. Ma), Cross Cultural Managment: An International Journal, 17(4), 2010: 333-346.
    • "Managerial Values in Developing Countries: Global Convergence or Local Divergence?" (with A. Butt, I. Avrichir, M. Farashahi and T. Hafsi), in P. Singh and S. Verma (eds.), Organizing and Managing in the Era of Globalization, New Delhi: Sage, 2010: 259-271.
    • Getting to Yes in China: Exploring Personality Effects in Chinese Negotiation Styles" (with Z. Ma).  Group Decision and Negotiation, 14(5), 2005: 415-437.
    • "National Entrepreneurial Potential: The Role of Culture, Economic Development and Political History" (with S. Mueller and A. Thomas), Advances in International Management (formerly Advances in International Comparative Management), JAI Press, 14, 2002: 221-257.
    • Thress chapters in Alfred Jaeger and R. Kanungo (eds.) Management in Developing Countries.  London: New York: Routledge, 1990.

    Political Scientists

    On this page: Leonardo Baccini | Michael Brecher | Rachel Brickner | Rex Brynen | Dominique Caouette | Julian Durazo Herman | Philippe Faucher | Tina Hilgers | Juliet Johnson | Jean François Mayer | Khalid Medani | T.V. Paul | Maria Popova | Amy Poteete | Stephanie Rousseau | Nancy Thede | Juan Wang | Marie-Joëlle Zahar


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    Leonardo Baccini

    PhD, Trinitiy College Dublin

    Research Interests

    • International policitcal economy
    • Comparative political economy
    • International trade
    • Internatioanl organizations

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    Contact me at leonardo.baccini [at] mcgill.ca

    Selected Publications

    • Internet Effects in Times of Political Crisis: Online Newsgathering and Attitudes Towards the European Union, with Maria Laura Sudulich (EUI) and Matthew T. Wall (Swansea University), forthcoming in Public Opinion Quarterly.
    • Depth, Flexibility and International Cooperation: The Politics of Trade Agreement Design, with Andreas Dür (University of Salzburg) and Manfred Elsig (WTI Bern), forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly.
    • Wired Voters: The Effects of Internet Use on Voters’ Electoral Uncertainty, with M. Laura Sudulich (EUI) and Matthew T. Wall (Swansea University), forthcoming in British Journal of Political Science.
    • Investment Discrimination and the Proliferation of Preferential Trade Agreements, with Andreas Dür (University of Salzburg), forthcoming in Journal of Conflict Resolution
    • The Design of International Trade Agreements: Introducing a New Database, with Andreas Dür (University of Salzburg) and Manfred Elsig (WTI Bern). Review of International Organizations, vol 9(3), 2014: 353-375.
    • Corporate Tax Cuts and Foreign Direct Investment, with Quan Li (Texas A&M) and Irina Mirkina (Lund University). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, vol 32(4), 2014: 977-1006.
    • Why do states commit to international labour standards? The importance of “rivalry” and “friendship”, with Mathias Koenig-Archibugi (LSE). World Politics, 66(3), 2014: 446-490.
    • International Institutions and Domestic Politics: Can Preferential Trading Agreements Help Leaders Promote Economic Reform?, with Johannes Urpelainen (Columbia University). The Journal of Politics, vol. 76(1), 2014: 195-214.
    • Before Ratification: Understanding the Timing of International Treaty Effects on Domestic Politics, with Johannes Urpelainen (Columbia University). International Studies Quarterly 58(1), 2014: 29-43.
    • Cheap Talk: Transaction Costs, Quality of Institutions, and Trade Agreements. European Journal of International Relations, vol. 20(1), 2014: 80-117.

    Michael Brecher

    PhD, Yale, Political Science
    R.B. Angus Professor

    Research Interests

    • Theory of Crisis, Conflict and War;
    • Protracted Conflicts/Enduring Rivalries;
    • Foreign Policy Theory and Decision-Making;
    • International Systems;
    • Middle East International Politics, esp. the Arab-Israel conflict and peace process;
    • South Asia International Relations.

    Selected Publications

    • Millennial Reflections on International Studies, editor, with Frank P. Harvey, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2002 (5 vols.)
    • A Study of Crisis, with Jonathan Wilkenfield, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1997. (Paperback and CD-ROM edition, 2000).
    • Crises in World Politics: Theory and Reality, Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1993.
    • Editor and Contributor, "Crisis, Conflict and War", Special Issue of International Political Science Review, 17(2), 1996, pp. 127-228.
    • "Escalation and War in the Twentieth Century: Findings from the International Crisis Behaviour Project" with Patrick James and Jonathan Wilkenfeld, in John A. Vasquez (ed.) What Do We Know About War? Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000. pp. 37-53.

    Rachel Brickner

    PhD, McGill, Political Science
    Acadia University

    Research Interests

    • Latin American politics;
    • Gender and development;
    • Comparative political theory;
    • Civil society;
    • Democratic citizenship;
    • Women workers and political agency.

    Selected Publications

    • "Mexican Union Women and the Social Construction of Women's Labor Rights," Latin American Perspectives 33 (6): 55-74.

    Rex Brynen

    PhD, Calgary, Political Science

    Research Interests

    • Peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction;
    • Middle East politics: Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon; Arab-Israeli peace process (with special emphasis on development assistance and refugees); regional conflict, security and development in the Middle East; authoritarianism and democratization in the Arab world;
    • Conflict, peacebuilding, and development simulation.

    Selected Publications

    • "Teaching About Peace Operations," International Peacekeeping 21, 4 (2014).
    • The Palestinian Refugee Problem: The Search for Resolution (co-editor and contributor, with Roula el-Rifai). London: Pluto Books, 2013.
    • Compensation to Palestinian Refugees and the Search for Palestinian-Israeli Peace (co-editor and contributor, with Roula el-Rifai). London: Pluto Books, 2013.
    • "Games, Simulations, and Peacebuilding" (with Gary Milante). Simulation & Gaming 44, 1 (February 2013).
    • Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World (coauthor with Pete Moore, Bassel Salloukh, and Marie-Joelle Zahar). Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012.

    Dominique Caouette

    PhD, Cornell
    Département de science politique, Université de Montréal

    Research Interests

    • Southeast Asia;
    • Philippines;
    • Collection action;
    • Feminist politics;
    • Revolutionary politics;
    • Non-governmental organizations.

    Selected Publications

    • D. Caouette et D. Kapoor (dir.) (2016), Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalization: Social Movement and Critical Perspectives, London: Zed Books.
    • Dufour, P., D. Masson and D. Caouette (dir.), 2010, Transnationalizing Women’s Movements: Solidarities Without Borders, Vancouver: University of British Colombia Press, 265pp.
    • Caouette, D. and S. Turner (dir.), 2009, Agrarian Angst and Rural Resistance in Contemporary Southeast Asia, London: Routledge. 289pp.
    • Caouette, D. 2016. “Ups and Downs of a Contemporary Maoist Movement’ on the Philippine Revolution”, Emancipatory Politics, sous la direction A. Shah et Stephan Feuchtwang, Open Anthropology Cooperative Press.
    • Caouette, D. 2014, « The Central American Peace Process: Possibles Lessons From El Salvador and Guatemala », dans Comparative Politics and Government: (Re)democratization and Development, sous la direction de P. Frago-Marasigan et T.S. Encarnacion Tadem, Quezon City: The University of the Philippines Press.
    • Caouette, D. 2013, « Constructing and Controlling People’s Power from the Grassroots : Philippine Social Movement Activism in Historical Perspectives », dans Economic, Political and Social Movements in Asia and Europe, New York: Springer: pp.243-282.
    • Côté, D, and D. Caouette, 2012, « CIDA’s Land And Food Security Policies: A Critical Review », dans CIDA and Canadian Aid Policy, sous la direction de S. Brown. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press: pp.195-238.
    • Caouette, D. and T.S. Encarnacion-Tadem, 2012, « The Anti-Globalization Movement in the Philippines », Social Activism in Southeast Asia, sous la direction de Michele Ford, (Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series), London: Routledge: pp. 119-137.
    • Caouette, D., 2012, « Oligarchy and caciquismo in the Philippines” dans The neopatrimonial state in Africa and Beyond, sous la direction de D. Bach et M. Gazibo. London: Routledge: pp.157-168.
    • Caouette, D., 2011, « Caciquisme, capitalisme de connivence et oligarchie : les travers de l’État philippin contemporain », dans État et néopatrimonialisme: génèse et trajectoires contemporaines, sous la direction de D. Bach et M. Gazibo, Ottawa : Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa : pp. 231-250.

    Julian Durazo Herman

    PhD, McGill
    Department of Political Science, UQAM

    Research Interests

    • Latin American political systems
    • Federalism and subnational politics;
    • Comparative politics.

    Selected Publications

    • "Social Heterogeneity, Political Mediation and Subnational Illiberalism: Oaxaca and Puebla, Mexico", en Jacqueline Behrend and Lawrence Whitehead (eds.), Subnational Illiberalism: Comparative Democratization Processes in Large Federations, Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press (forthcoming).
    • "Media and Subnational Politics: the Case of Bahia, Brazil", Democratization (accepted, forthcoming).
    • Novos questionamentos em mídia e política (with Fábio Pereira and Liziane Guazina), Florianópolis, Insular, 2015.
    • "Reflections on Regime Change and Democracy in Bahia, Brazil", Latin American Research Review, 49:3 (2014), pp. 23-44.
    • Un siècle bigarré. Cent ans de révolution au Mexique, Québec, Presses universitaires du Québec, 2013.
    • "Clientelism and Subnational Politics in Latin America: Reflections on Oaxaca (Mexico) and Bahia (Brazil)", in Tina Hilgers (ed.), Clientelism and Everyday Politics in Latin America, New York, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012, pp. 121-136.
    • "Para poblar un continente. Ley, gobierno e inmigración en América del Norte durante la era de las puertas abiertas", Istor, no. 49, 2012 —with Érika Pani.
    • Coordinator of the special issue on « Transition démocratique et gouvernance locale au Mexique », Politique et sociétés, 30:2 (2011).
    • "Transition démocratique et gouvernance locale au Mexique", Politique et sociétés, 30:2 (2011), pp. 5-8.
    • "Procès de l’autoriatrisme subnational : un regard sur l’Oaxaca", Politiques et sociétés, 30:2 (2011), pp. 71-92.
    • "Clientelismo y democracia en Oaxaca", Ulúa. Revista de historia, sociedad y cultura, no. 17, 2011, pp. 159-180 .
    • "Neo-patrimonialism and subnational authoritarianism in Oaxaca, Mexico", Journal of Politics in Latin America, 2:2 (2010), pp. 85-112.

    Philippe Faucher

    PhD, E.H.E.S.S, Paris
    Political Science, Université de Montréal

    Research Interests

    • Government policy;
    • Latin America;
    • Technology policy and development strategies;
    • Trade policy and industrial strategies;
    • State reform and democracy;
    • Competitiveness.

    Selected Publications

    • Philippe Faucher, Olga Bosak et Kevin Fitzgibbons (eds.) Grands projets et innovations technologiques au Canada. Montréal: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 1999.
    • Philippe Faucher. "Restoring Governance: Has Brazil Got it Right (at Last)?", in Pamela Starr and Phillip Oxhorn (eds.), Market or Democracy? The Problematic Relationship Between Economic and Political Liberalization, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1999, pp.103-130.
    • Leslie Elliott Armijo and Philippe Faucher. "We Have a Consensus: Democratic Support for Market Reforms in Latin America", Latin American Politics and Society, 44:2, Summer 2002, pp.1-40.

    Tina Hilgers

    PhD, York University
    Department of Political Science, Concordia University

    Research Interests

    • Latin American politics and society
    • Poverty and marginalization
    • Urban politics
    • Clientelism
    • Violence

    Selected Publications

    • Hilgers, Tina, and Laura Macdonald (eds). Forthcoming 2017. Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Subnational Structures, Institutions, and Clientelistic Networks. New York: Cambridge University Press.
    • Hilgers, Tina, and Jorge Luiz Barbosa (eds). Forthcoming 2016. A violência na América Latina e no Caribe – vista dos profissionais da luta em contra da violência. Rio de Janeiro: Observatorio de Favelas.
    • Hilgers, Tina (ed). 2012. Clientelism in Everyday Latin American Politics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Hilgers, Tina. 2011. “Clientelism and Conceptual Stretching: Differentiating among concepts and among analytical levels,” Theory and Society, 40(5): 567-588.
    • Hilgers, Tina. 2008. “Causes and Consequences of Political Clientelism: Mexico’s PRD in Comparative Perspective,” Latin American Politics and Society, 50(4): 123-53.

    Juliet Johnson

    PhD, Princeton, Political Science

    Research Interests

    • Post-communist financial systems;
    • Russian and Eastern European politics;
    • democracy and the market;
    • institutionalist theories, comparative politics, and international political economy.

    Selected Publications

    • Juliet Johnson, Marietta Stepaniants, and Benjamin Forest, eds., Religion and Identity in Modern Russia: The Revival of Orthodoxy and Islam (Ashgate 2005). Part of the Post-Soviet Politics series.
    • Juliet Johnson, A Fistful of Rubles: The Rise and Fall of the Russian Banking System (Cornell University Press 2000).
    • Juliet Johnson and Andrew Barnes, “Financial Nationalism and its International Enablers: The Hungarian Experience,” Review of International Political Economy, forthcoming 2015.
    • Juliet Johnson, Daniel Mügge, Leonard Seabrooke, Cornelia Woll, Ilene Grabel, and Kevin P. Gallagher, “The Future of International Political Economy: Introduction to the 20th Anniversary Issue of RIPE,” Review of International Political Economy 20:4 (2013): 1009-1023.
    • Benjamin Forest and Juliet Johnson, “Security and Atonement: Controlling Access to the World Trade Center Memorial,” Cultural Geographies 20:3 (2013): 405-411.
    • Benjamin Forest and Juliet Johnson, “Monumental Politics: Regime Type and Public Memory in PostCommunist States,” Post-Soviet Affairs 27:3 (2011): 269-288.
    • Rachel Epstein and Juliet Johnson, “Uneven Integration: Economic and Monetary Union in Central and Eastern Europe,” Journal of Common Market Studies 48:5 (2010): 1235-1258.

    Jean François Mayer

    PhD, Pennsylvania State, Political Science
    Concordia University

    Research Interests

    • Processes of democratization and regime changes;
    • State-society relations;
    • Political orientations and behaviour of labor organizations;
    • Socioeconomic reforms and development;
    • Human & labor rights;
    • Latin America;
    • Mexico;
    • Brazil.

    Selected Publications

    • Chowdhari Tremblay, Reeta, James Kelly, Michael Lipson and Jean F. Mayer (2008) Human Rights: Origins, Concepts, and Critiques. Toronto; Thomson-Nelson Publishers;
    • Marier, Patrik and Jean F. Mayer. (2007) “Recent Pension System Reforms in Mexico: A Challenge to Existing Theories?” The Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 36, No. 4, October, pp.585-604;
    • Mayer, Jean F. and Patrik Marier. (2006) “Unions and Pension Reforms in Mexico: the Impact of Democratic Governance.” The Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 29-52;
    • Mayer, Jean F. (2006) “Changes in Relations between the State and Independent Unions? Mexico Under the Fox Presidency.” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol. 31, No. 61, pp. 9-35;
    • Mayer, Jean F. and Kenneth Woodside. (2005) “Born Under a Bad Sign? The Politics of the 2001 Mexican Tax Reform”, in Lateinamerika Analysen, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp.33-58;
    • Mayer, Jean F. (2005) “Changes and Continuity: Labor Policy in Mexico after the 2000 Regime Transition”, in Indian Journal of Public Administration, January-March, Vol. LI, No.1, pp. 55-69;
    • Mayer, Jean F. and Kenneth Woodside (2005) “Challenges of Maintaining and Reforming Taxation Systems in Contemporary Latin America”, in The Latin Americanist, Vol. XLVIII, No. 1-2, pp. 5-28.

    Khalid Medani

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Political Science

    Research Interests

    • African politics;
    • Islam and politics;
    • Informal economies;
    • Middle East politics;
    • Ethnic and civil conflict;
    • Comparative politics;
    • Political economy of development.

    Selected Publications

    • “State Building in Reverse: The Neo-Liberal 'Reconstruction' of Iraq”, Middle East Report, Summer 2004.
    • "Financing Terrorism or Survival? Informal Finance, State Collapse and the US War on Terrorism", Middle East Report, Summer 2002.
    • "The Political Economy of an Islamist State: Sudan", Political Islam, Joel Beinin and Joe Stork, eds. University of California Press, 1997.

    T.V. Paul

    PhD, UCLA, Political Science

    Research Interests

    • International security;
    • International Relations Theory;
    • War & Conflict;
    • Nuclear Proliferation;
    • Regional Security;
    • Asia;
    • Comparative Politics (South Asia).

    Selected Publications

    • Accommodating Rising Powers: Past, Present and Future (Editor and Contributor) Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2016.
    • Status in World Politics (co-editor and contributor with Deborah Larson and William Wohlforth), Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press (in hardcover and paperback editions), 2014.
    • The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press), January 2014.
    • International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation (Editor and Contributor), Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press (in hardcover and paperback editons), 2012
    • South Asia's Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament (Editor and Contributor), Stanford: Stanford University Press (in hardcover adn peperback editions), 2010.
    • Globalization and the National Security State (with Norrin Ripsman), New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press (in hardcover and paperback editons), 2010.
    • Complex Deterrence: Strategy in the Global Age (Co-editor and Contributor with Patrick M. Morgan and James J. Wirtz), Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press (in hardcover and paperback editions), 2009.
    • The Tradition of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons, Stanford: Stanford University Press (in hardcover and paperback editions), 2009.
    • The India-Pakistan Conflict: An Enduring Rivalry (Editor & Contributor), Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press (in paperback, hardcover, and digital editions), 2005.
    • The Nation-State in Question (Co-editor and Contributor with G. John Ikenberry and John A. Hall), Princeton: Princeton University Press (in paperback and hardcover editions), 2003.

    Maria Popova

    PhD, Harvard, Political Science

    Research Interests

    • Rule of law in post-authoritarian setting and post-Soviet space;
    • Prosecution of political corruption in Southeastern and Eastern Europe;
    • Comparative judicial politics (structural and behavioral judicial independence, global expansion of judicial power, post-communist judicial reforms)
    • Post-communist transitions;
    • Russian and Ukrainian politics (freedom of speech, elections);
    • European politics (EU accession; right-wing parties in Bulgaria)

    Selected Publications

    • “Ukraine’s Politicized Courts” in Hale, H. E. and Robert W. Orttung (eds.), Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives for Advancing Reform in Ukraine (Redwood City: Stanford University Press, 2016), forthcoming
    • “Ukraine’s Judiciary After Euromaidan.” Comparative Politics Newsletter Vol. 25, No. 2 (Fall 2015), pp. 32-36.
    • “The 2014 Parliamentary Elections in Bulgaria.” Electoral Studies, Vol.38 (June 2015), pp. 114-118. With Petia Kostadinova.
    • “Why the Orange Revolution Was Short and Peaceful and Euromaidan Long and Violent” Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 61 (November-December 2014), No. 6, pp. 64-70. Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies: A Study of the Courts in Russia and Ukraine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012

    Amy Poteete

    PhD, Duke University, Political Science
    Concordia University

    Research Interests

    • Environment and development, especially in Africa;
    • Political competition, policy choice, and policy implementation;
    • Decentralization and centralization;
    • State-building, bureaucratic development, and state-society relations;
    • Interactions between local and national political dynamics.

    Selected Publications

    • Poteete, Amy R., Bashi Mothusi, and Daniel Molaodi. 2014. “Decentralization in Botswana: Political and Economic Obstacles to Democratic Decentralization,” pp. 23 – 43 in J. Tyler Dickovick and James Wunsch, eds., Decentralization in Africa: A Comparative Perspective. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
    • Poteete, Amy R. 2013. “The Absence of Inter-Group Violence in Botswana: An Assessment of the Role of Development Strategies,” pp. 183 – 219 in William Ascher and Natalia Mirovitskaya, eds., Economic Roots of Conflict and Cooperation in Africa. Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Poteete, Amy R. 2012. "Electoral Competition, Factionalism, and Persistent Party Dominance in Botswana," Journal of Modern African Studies 50, no. 1 (March): 75-102. doi: 10.1017/S0022278X11000619
    • Poteete, Amy R. and Jesse C. Ribot. 2011. “Repertoires of Domination: Decentralization as Process in Botswana and Senegal.” World Development 39, no. 3 (March): 439-449.
    • Poteete, Amy R., Marco Janssen, and Elinor Ostrom. 2010. Working Together: Collective Action, the Commons, and Multiple Methods in Practice. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
    • Poteete, Amy R. 2010. "Analyzing the Politics of Natural Resources: From Theories of Property Rights to Institutional Analysis and Beyond," in Ismael Vaccaro, Eric Alden Smith, and Shankar Aswani, eds., Environmental Social Sciences: Methods and Research Design. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
    • Poteete, Amy R. 2009. “Defining Political Community and Rights to Natural Resources in Botswana,” Development and Change 40, no. 2 (March): 281 – 305.
    • Poteete, Amy R. 2009. “Is Development Path Dependent or Political? A Reinterpretation of Mineral-Dependent Development in Botswana,” Journal of Development Studies 45, no. 4 (April): 544 – 571. Recipient of the Dudley Seers Memorial Prize recognizing the best article published in the Journal during 2009 (Volume 45).
    • Poteete, Amy R. and Elinor Ostrom. 2004. “Heterogeneity, Group Size and Collective Action: The Role of Institutions in Forest Management,” Development and Change 35, no. 3 (June): 437 – 461.
    • Poteete, Amy R. and David Welch. 2004. “Institutional Development in the Face of Complexity: Constructing Systems for Managing Forest Resources,” Human Ecology 32, no. 3 (June): 279 - 311.

    Stephanie Rousseau

    PhD, McGill
    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)

    Research Interests

    • Political sociology of Latin America
    • Social movements, gender, citizenship and democracy.

    Selected Publications

    • ROUSSEAU, S. (2014). Book Review Histories of Race and Racism: The Andes and Mesoamerica from Colonial Times to the Present - edited by Gotkowitz, Laura, Bulletin of Latin American Research.
    • ROUSSEAU, S. (2014). La construcción de lo indígena en Bolivia: conflictos y luchas entre organizaciones de mujeres en el escenario post constituyente. En CONFLICTO SOCIAL EN LOS ANDES Protestas en el Perú y Bolivia (pp. 331-351). Lima: Fondo Editorial PUCP.
    • ROUSSEAU, S. (2014). Le pluralisme, les conflits et les avancées au sein du mouvement des femmes autochtones en Bolivie. En L'Amérique latine : Laboratoire du politique autrement (pp. 63-82). Montreal: Presses de l'Université du Québec.
    • ROUSSEAU, S. (2013). LE JOURNAL DES ALTERNATIVES. Le droit des Peuples autochtones à la consultation, un enjeu démocratique du Canada au Pérou.
    • ROUSSEAU, S. (2012). BOOK REVIEW Boesten, Jelke (2010) Intersecting Inequalities. Women and Social Policy in Peru, 1990¿2000, Pennsylvania State University Press. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 31 (1), pp. 113-114. 1|2|3|4|5
    • (With Jane Jenson) « Defining the boundaries of citizenship: Challenges and policies in Latin America » (Introduction to a special issue on Citizenship in Latin America ), Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 31(62): 9-14, 2006.
    • « The Politics of Reproductive Health in Peru : Gender and Social Policy in the Global South », Social Politics. International Studies in Gender, State and Society 14(1): 93-125, 2007.
    • “Women’s citizenship and neo-populism: Peru under the Fujimori regime”, Latin American Politics and Society, 48:1 (Spring 2006): 117-141.
    • “Amnesty International”, in Thomas Leonard (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Developing World, New York, Routledge, 2005, 37-38. “Peru”, in Thomas Leonard (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Developing World, New York, Routledge, 2005, 1267-1269.
    • “Peru”, in Yvonne Galligan and Manon Tremblay (eds.), Sharing Power: Women, Parliament and Democracy, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005, 91-105.
    • “Droit de l’investissement et droits humains dans les Amériques” (with Rémi Bachand and Martin Gallié), Annuaire français de droit international, vol. 49, 2003 : 575-610.

    Publications online


    Nancy Thede

    PhD, Université de Montréal
    Département de sciences politiques, Université du Québec à Montreal

    Research Interests

    • International development;
    • Development policy;
    • Democratization and human rights;
    • Identity politics.

    Selected Publications

    • “Derechos humanos, nuevas democracias y rendicion de cuentas : logros y desafios”, pp. 23-42 in E. Insunza y A. Olvera (dir.) Democratizaciòn, Rendicion de cuentas y sociedad civil (México : CIESAS-Universidad Veracruzana-Miguel Ángel Porrúa), 2006.
    • “La decentralizacion en Bolivia y sus impactos en el desarrollo local - un avance hacia la inclusion ?”, in K. Dembicz (dir), Sociedades Locales y Desarrollo Territorial en América Latina frente a los desafios del Siglo XXI, Varsovie : CEDLA, 2006.
    • « Les ONG canadiennes et québécoises : le rêve d’une innovation sans risques ? » avec D. Tremblay, in L. Favreau et A. Salam Fall (dir.), L’Afrique qui se refait (Ste-Foy : Presses de l’Université du Québec), 2007.
    • “Réforme de l’État, décentralisation et appropriation locale en Afrique », in J. Fisette (dir.), Gouvernance pour le développement au 21ème siècle : vues d’Afrique et d’Amérique latine. Enjeux et défis de l’appropriation locale de la gouvernance , à paraître 2007.
    • Gitans et flamenco. Les rythmes de l’identité, Paris : L’Harmattan : 2000.
    • Local Government and Human Rights : Doing Good Service, Geneva : International Council on Human Rights Policy : 2005.

    Juan Wang

    PhD, Johns Hopkins, Political Science

    Research Interests

    • Chinese Politics;
    • Contentious Politics;
    • State and Religion;
    • Comparative Politics;
    • Political Economy of Development;

    Selected Publications

    • "Managing Social Stability: The Perspective of A Local Government in China," Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 15 (2015), pp. 1-25.
    • "Shifting Boundaries between the State and Society: Village Cadres as New Activists in Collective Petition," The China Quarterly, Vol. 211 (2012), pp. 697-717.
    • “The Political Economy of Earmarked Transfers in a State-Designated Poor County in Western China: Central Policies and Local Responses” (with Mingxing Liu, Ran Tao, & Rachel Murphy), The China Quarterly, Vol. 200 (2009), pp. 973-994
    • “The Politics of Poverty Mis-targeting in China,” Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 12, No. 3 (2007), pp. 219-236
    • “Going beyond Township and Village Enterprises in Rural China,” Journal of Contemporary China, Issue 14, Vol. 42 (2005), pp. 171-181

    Marie-Joëlle Zahar

    PhD, McGill, Political Science
    Université de Montréal

    Research Interests

    • Middle East;
    • Conflict resolution;
    • Civil Wars;
    • Peace keeping;
    • Post-conflict reconstruction.

    Selected Recent Publications

    • "A Journey of a Thousand Steps: The Challenges of State and Nation Building in South Sudan," Middle East Report 259, vol. 41 (Summer 2011).
    • "SRSG Mediation in Civil Wars: Revisiting the 'Spoiler' Debate," Global Governance : A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations
      vol. 16, 2 (April - June 2010): 265-280.
    • With Chandra Lekha Sriram, "The Perils of Power-Sharing: Africa and Beyond," Africa Spectrum vol. 44, 3 (2009): 11-39.
    • " Foreign Intervention and State Reconstruction : Bosnian Fragility in Comparative Perspective, " in Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic and Denisa
      Kostovicova (editors), State Weakness in the Balkans : Context, Comparison and Implications. London: Ashgate, 2009. Pp. 115-127.
    • "Liberal Interventions, Illiberal Outcomes: The UN, Western Powers, and Lebanon," in Edward Newman and Oliver Richmond (editors). New Perspectives
      on the Liberal Peace
      . Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2009. Pp. 292-315.
    • "Fieldwork, Objectivity, and the Academic Enterprise," in John C. King, Chandra Lekha Sriram, Julie Mertus, Olga Martin-Ortega and Johanna Herman
      (editors). Surviving Field Research: Doing Fieldwork in Difficult and Violent Situations. London: Routledge, 2009. Pp. 191-212.
    • Pandolfi, Mariella, Annie Lafontaine, Laurence McFalls et Marie-Joëlle Zahar, dir. 2005. «Intellectuals and the Media: East-West Dialogue on Democracy for the Balkans», numéro spécial de la revue Transitions  XLV (1).
    • Zahar, Marie-Joëlle. 2006. «Moyen-Orient: L’année de tous les dangers». Dans Albert Legault, Michel Fortmann et Gérard Hervouet, dir. Les conflits dans le monde 2006.  Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval et Institut québécois des hautes études internationales, 95-121.
    • Zahar, Marie-Joëlle. 2006. «Understanding the Violence of Insiders: Loyalty, Custodians of Peace, and the Sustainability of Conflict Settlement». Dans Edward Newman et Oliver Richmond, dir. Challenges to Peacebuilding: Managing Spoilers during Conflict Resolution. Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 40-58.

    Sociologists

    On this page: Roksana Bahramitash | Sarah R. Brauner-Otto | Shelley Clark
    Matthew Lange | Uli Locher | Poulami Roychowdhuri


    Roksana Bahramitash

    PhD, Sociology, McGill

    Research Interests

    • Gender, development and globalization;
    • Islamism and women in Iran;
    • Women and peace in Afghanistan;
    • Gender, Islam, development and peace-building;
    • Women in the Middle East and North Africa Region
    • Women's formal and informal employment in Iran;
    • Muslim Women in North America

    Selected Publications

    • “Women, Islam and Entrepreneurship,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, 2013.
    • “Women's Entrepreneurship: Contemporary Practice,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, 2013.
    • "Women, Islam and Business Ownership," The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, 2013.
    • Gender and Entrepreneurship in Iran: Microenterprise and the Informal Sector"; New York: Palgrave Macmillan Lt. (2013).
    • “Choice, Constraint and Power: Women From Low Income Households in Iran, International Journal of Feminist Economics, Feminist Economics Journal: Special Issue on Women in the Muslim World, 2014
    • “Iran,” The Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, 2013.
    • “Women and Children Pay the Price of Smart Sanctions: What is Next?” Turkish Review Vol.3, No.2, pp: 148-152, 2013.
    • “Women, Islam and Entrepreneurship,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, 2013.
    • “Women's Entrepreneurship: Contemporary Practice: Contemporary Practice,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, 2013.
    • "Women and Business Ownership," The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, 2013.
    • “Gender Transformation in Iran: Thirty Years and Thirty Revolutions” in Navigating Iran’s Essence, eds. Eric Hooglund and Lief Stenberg, Lund and Syracuse University Press, 2012.
    • “Nimble Fingers No Longer! Women’s Employment in Iran” in Contemporary Iran, ed. Ali Gheissari, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009.
    • Liberation from Liberalization: Gender and Globalization in Southeast Asia; Zed Books; London; 2005, reprinted in 2008 by Book for Change.
    • Veiled Employment: Islamism and the Political Economy of Women's Employment in Iran; Syracuse University Press; Syracuse; (with Hadi Salehi-Esfahani 2011).
    • Gender in Contemporary Iran: Pushing the Boundaries; London: Routledge; with (Eric Hoolgund 2011).

    Sarah R. Brauner-Otto

    PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan

    Research Interests

    • Demography;
    • Family Sociology
    • Fertility;
    • Macro-Micro Linkages;
    • Environmental Sociology

    Selected Publications

    • Clark, Shelley and Sarah R. Brauner-Otto. Forthcoming. “Divorce in Sub-Saharan Africa: Are Unions Becoming Less Stable?” Population and Development Review.
    • Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2015. “Health Services, Attitudes, and Fertility Limitation.” International Journal of Sociology 45(1): 24-43.
    • Pearce, Lisa D., Sarah R. Brauner-Otto, and Yingchun Ji. 2015. “Explaining Religious Differentials in Family Size Preferences: Evidence from Nepal in 1996.” Population Studies 65(1): 23-37.
    • Baker, Ashley A. (graduate student) and Sarah R. Brauner-Otto. 2015. “My Friend is Gay, But…The Effects of Social Contact on Christian Evangelicals’ Beliefs About Gays and Lesbians.” Review of Religious Research 57(2): 239-268.
    • Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2014. “Environmental Quality and Fertility: the Effects of Plant Density, Species Richness, and Plant Diversity on Fertility Limitation.” Population and Environment. 36(1): 1-31.
    • Yarger, Jennifer and Sarah R. Brauner-Otto. 2014. “Nonfamily Experience and Receipt of Personal Care in a Rapidly Changing Context.” Ageing & Society 34(1): 106-128. (PMID: 24999289)
    • Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2013. “Attitudes about Children and Fertility Limitation Behavior.” Population Research and Policy Review 32(1): 1-24. (PMID: 23745013)
    • Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2012. “Schools, Their Spatial Distribution and Characteristics, and Fertility Limitation.” Rural Sociology 77(3): 321-354. (PMID: 23162168)
    • Brauner-Otto, Sarah R., Jennifer Yarger, and Joyce Abma. 2012.“Does it Matter How You Ask? Question Wording and Males’ Reporting of Contraceptive Use at Last Sex.” Social Science Research 41(5): 1028-1036. (PMID: 23017915)
    • Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. and William G. Axinn. 2010. “Family Structure, Timing of First Sex, and Contraceptive Use.” Social Science Research 39(6): 875-893. (PMID: 21079724)

    Shelley Clark

    PhD, Princeton, Sociology
    Canada Research Chair in Youth, Gender and Global Health

    Research Interests

    • Global health;
    • HIV/AIDS;
    • Gender;
    • Adolescent transitions;
    • Family structure;
    • Lifecourse research;
    • Social demography;
    • Reproductive health.

    Selected Publications

    • Clark, Shelley and Sarah Brauner-Otto. 2015. “Divorce in Sub-Saharan Africa: Are Unions Becoming Less Stable?” forthcoming Population and Development Review
    • Clark, Shelley, Cassandra Cotton, and Leticia Marteleto. 2015. “Family Ties and Young Fathers’ Engagement in Cape Town, South Africa.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 77(2): 575-589.
    • Anglewicz, Philip and Shelley Clark. 2013. "The Effect of Marriage and HIV Status on Condom Use in Rural Malawi” Social Science & Medicine, 97: 29-40.
    • Clark, Shelley and Dana Hamplovà. 2013. “Single Motherhood and Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Life Course Perspective.” Demography, 50(5):1521-1549.
    • Clark, Shelley and Cassandra Cotton. 2013. “Transitions to Adulthood in Urban Kenya: A Focus on Adolescent Migrants.” Demographic Research, 28: 1053-1092.
    • Clark, Shelley and Rohini Mathur. 2012. “Dating, Sex, and Schooling in Urban Kenya.” Studies in Family Planning, 43(3): 161-174. (NIHMS465152)
    • Clark, Shelley, Caroline Kabiru, and Eliya Zulu. 2011. “Do Men and Women Report Their Sexual Partnerships Differently?: Evidence From Kisumu, Kenya.” International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 37(4): 181-190.
    • Luke, Nancy, Shelley Clark, and Eliya Zulu. 2011. “The Relationship History Calendar: Improving the Scope and Quality of Data on Youth Sexual Behavior.” Demography, 48: 1151-1176.

    Matthew Lange

    PhD, Brown, Sociology

    Research Interests

    • States and development, with a particular interest in British colonial legacies;
    • Political Sociology;
    • Comparative-Historical Sociology;
    • Colonialism;
    • Ethnic Relations.

    Selected Publications

    • Lange, Matthew and Dietrich Rueschemeyer. Forthcoming. States and Development: Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance. Palgrave/Macmillan Press.
    • Lange, Matthew and Dietrich Rueschemeyer. Forthcoming. “British Colonial State Legacies and Development Trajectories: A Statistical Analysis of Direct and Indirect Rule.” in States and Development: Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance. Palgrave/Macmillan Press.
    • Lange, Matthew. “British Colonial Legacies and Political Development.” World Development, 32:6 (2004): 905-922.
    • Lange, Matthew. “Structural Holes and Structural Synergies: A Comparative-Historical Analysis of State-Society Relations and Development in Colonial Sierra Leone and Mauritius.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 44:4 (2004).

    Uli Locher

    PhD, Yale, Sociology
    (Retired)

    Research Interests

    • Internal and international migration;
    • Social and economic development;
    • Sociology of religion;
    • Social change in the Caribbean;
    • Comparative urbanization in the Third World.

    Selected Publications

    • Locher, U. (Forthcoming). "Haitian Primary Education: an Updated Picture," in A. K. Spears and C. Berotte Joseph, eds., The Haitian Creole Language: Education, History, Grammar, and Use.
    • Locher, U. and M. Bernbaum. Business Leaders Promote Basic Education and Educational Reform in the Dominican Republic. Washington: USAID, 1998.
    • Locher, U. “Modele Juan XXIII: Una asociacion entre el gobierno y la socidad civil”. Santo Domingo: INDES, 2002.
    • Locher, U. “Sécurité alimentaire en Haïti”, Journal of Haitian Studies 2:1 (2001), pp.26-43.

    Poulami Roychowdhuri

    PhD, NYU, Sociology

    Research Interests

    • Sociology of Sex and Gender;
    • Political Sociology;
    • Law and Human Rights;
    • Political Economy of Development;
    • Qualitative Methods

    Selected Publications

    • Forthcoming, Summer 2016. Poulami Roychowdhury. “Desire, Rights, Entitlements: Organizational Strategies in the War on Violence.”Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.
    • Forthcoming, January 2016. Poulami Roychowdhury. “Over the Law: Rape and the Seduction of Popular Politics.” Special Issue: Theorizing Rape Through Time, Space and Relations. Gender & Society.
    • Forthcoming, December 2015 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Victims to Saviors: Governmentality and the Regendering of Citizenship in India.”Gender & Society.
    • 2014 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Brothers and Others: Organizing Masculinity, Disorganizing Workers.” Social Problems, Volume 61, Number 1, pages 22-41.
    • 2013 Poulami Roychowdhury. “The Delhi Gang Rape: The Making of International Causes.” Feminist Studies, Volume 39, Number 1, pages 282-292.
    • 2014 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Narrative Disjunctures: Gender Violence and the Sociological Basis of Inconsistent Testimony.” American Journal of Sociology. Revise and Resubmit.
    • 2014 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Gender-based violence: an index of ‘tradition’ or social change?”
    • 2013 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Focus on rape in India ignores global problem.”
    • 2012 Managing Editor (with NYU Colleagues). The Sociology Project: An Introduction to the Sociological Imagination. New York: Pearson.