Bennington College

Society Culture and Thought

Society Culture and Thought

 

Recent Submissions

  • Balzer Carr, Brandon; Ben Hagai, Ella; Zurbriggen, Eileen L. (Springer, 2015)
    Sandra Bem revolutionized psychology with her research on gender, androgyny, and gender schematicity, which culminated in her book, The Lenses of Gender. Her work also provides a model for how to cross inter-disciplinary ...
  • Zurbriggen, Eileen L.; Ben Hagai, Ella; Leon, Gabrielle (American Psychological Association, 2016)
    Social media pose a privacy paradox: most users indicate they are concerned about their privacy, yet they share personal information widely on social media platforms. The affordances of social media (connectivity, visibility, ...
  • Ben Hagai, Ella; Crosby, Faye J. (American Psychological Association, 2015-08)
    In this discussion we touch on a major theme of the six articles in this issue: the negative harmful consequences of doing harm and especially of engaging in violence. We then bring into relief two connected questions ...
  • Ben Hagai, Ella; Zurbriggen, Eileen L.; Hammack, Phillip L.; Ziman, Megan (Wiley, 2013-12)
    Jewish Americans’ beliefs about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can serve either to inhibit or to facilitate the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. Attitudes toward conflict resolution and beliefs about ...
  • Hultgren, John (Routledge, 2014)
    How do commitments to nature factor into the American immigration restrictionist movement? This question initially appears odd; in contemporary American politics, environmentalism is generally assumed to be a value of ...
  • Hultgren, John (Sage, 2012)
    Rather than making any general claims supporting or opposing the ‘‘greening’’ of sovereignty, this article examines the variable discourses through which the ethos of ecosovereignty is reconfigured. The questions that drive ...
  • Coburn, Noah (Hamida Barmaki Organization for the Rule of Law, 2015-03)
    While the growing interest in informal justice is an important step in understanding the various forms of access to justice in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the conceptual dichotomy between formal and informal justice ...
  • Coburn, Noah (The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 2015-03)
    The September 2014 power-sharing agreement between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah only partially resolved the political crisis that followed Afghanistan’s disputed presidential elections. The compromise of ...
  • Larson, Anna; Coburn, Noah (The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 2014-04)
    A surprising number of urban Afghans are planning to vote in the elections on 5 April, despite recent attacks on electoral officials, the threat of more general violence, the precedent set for widespread electoral fraud ...
  • Coburn, Noah (The Royal Institute of International Affairs, 2014-02)
    With the continued drawdown of international troops and a presidential election, 2014 will be a crucial year for Afghanistan. However, as the elections approach, there is a need to make policy and programmatic decisions ...
  • Larson, Anna; Coburn, Noah (The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 2014-04)
    This paper, the second of three on voter perceptions in the Afghan elections, analyses the reactions of a select group of Afghans to the elections in urban areas. It is based upon ongoing research and data collected in the ...
  • Coburn, Noah; Larson, Anna (United States Institute of Peace, 2014-03-26)
    Afghanistan’s Provincial Councils (PCs) represent one of the best hopes for the future of local democracy in Afghanistan. Yet since their shaky formation in 2005, they continue to be overlooked by international actors ...
  • Larson, Anna; Coburn, Noah (The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 2014-05)
    This paper, the last of three in a Chatham House series on voter perceptions in the Afghan elections, is intended to provide insights into how certain groups of Afghans are reacting to the elections in areas of Kabul ...
  • Larson, Anna; Coburn, Noah (United States Institute of Peace, 2014-01)
    Youth and young political leaders are reshaping Afghan politics, even as they and ostensibly Western-style civil society groups operate in a political system dominated by commanders and other power brokers from an earlier ...
  • Coburn, Noah (United States Institute of Peace, 2013-04)
    This report analyzes the array of programs that dealt with the so-called informal justice sector in Afghanistan from 2008 to 2011. It focuses on a series of pilot projects sponsored by the United States Institute of ...
  • Coburn, Noah; Larson, Anna (United States Institute of Peace, 2013-03)
    This report focuses on local perceptions of the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan. It situates the elections within growing concerns about the political uncertainty of the upcoming transition and explores what ...
  • Coburn, Noah; Miakhel, Shahmahmood (United States Institute of Peace, 2012-04-09)
    The coming period of transition to Afghan control of national security will require greater cooperation and understanding between all parties. Cooperation between the international community, the Afghan government and ...
  • Coburn, Noah; Larson, Anna (Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), 2011-02)
    This paper analyses the 2010 election as it happened in three provinces (Kabul, Balkh and Paktya), providing insight into the preparations, process and results in these areas. It situates the election in its political and ...
  • Coburn, Noah (Routledge, 2011-09)
    A review of the book Afghanistan: a cultural and political history, by Thomas Barfield, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2010, 400 pp, US$29.95 (hardcover), ISBN 9780691145686
  • Coburn, Noah (United States Institute of Peace, 2011-08)
    This report argues that the assumed formal–informal dichotomy between justice systems in Afghanistan misdescribes the way in which most cases in the country are resolved. In fact, analysis in late 2010 of data from ongoing ...

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