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2008-09 Mershon Center Research Projects (Ideas, Identities and Decisional Processes)

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  1. Firms and the Welfare State: A Test of Employer Support for Economic Security

    Watson, Sara
    During the 20th century, Western nations have adopted social protection as a way to stem conflict between capital and labor, and to ensure economic growth. Measures such as employment protection, unemployment insurance, and wage bargaining have helped pave the way for an era of social stability in Europe and the United States. Using France and Germany as cases, Watson plans to test this idea by analyzing data from the stock market. Specifically, she is looking at what happens to a company's stock price when social protection measures are passed. Her idea is that the type of skills a company requires from its labor force will determine how its...

  2. The Concept of Time in the Koran

    Tamer, Georges
    Georges Tamer has spent his career studying philosophy and Arabic and Islamic literature and culture. Recently, he made an important discovery: Many of the images used to describe time in the Koran were also used not just in pre-Islamic Arab society, but also in ancient Greece and late antiquity. In this book project, Tamer plans to explore the perception of past, present and future in the Koran, and to study how worldly time is related to the Hereafter. He will also ask whether the Koranic concept of time corresponds to the idea of Islam as "submission" or "subordination," and how far it allows for freedom of will. Finally, Tamer...

  3. Unveiling Modernity: Post-Colonial Islamic Reforms in Ghana and Burkina Faso, 1950-2000

    Kobo, Ousman
    The end of European colonialism was a watershed moment in West Africa. Throughout the region, a new group of reformers challenged the political, social, and religious dominance of mystical Islam. The reformers condemned the belief in supernatural forces as superstitious and tried to suppress local customs as contrary to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. By the 1970s, these reformers had a large following among urban dwellers, especially the younger generation of elites educated in European institutions. Why did these reformers have such mass appeal? By tracing developments in Ghana and Burkina Faso from 1950 to 2000, Kobo argues that Wahhabism, the doctrine promoted by 18th century Arab reformer Muhammad ibn Abdul...

  4. The Development of Islamist Insurgency: Egypt, 1986-1999

    Jenkins, J. Craig
    From 1986 to 1999, Egypt experienced a wave of Islamist violence as 474 attacks killed and injured over 2,000 people. Perhaps most notable was the 1997 attack in Luxor in which 10 German tourists were killed. The Egyptian government responded to the violence with a campaign of repression through arrests, trials, and executions. By 1999 the violence had dissipated, though some insurgents went on to form the core of al-Qaida. What explains the rise and decline of the Islamist insurgency? Jenkins set out to answer this question by examining the pattern of attacks against four variables.

  5. Inter-relations between Political and Demographic Change in the 20th Century

    Casterline, John
    Global demographic change since 1950 has been the most rapid in human history. Fertility rates in the most populous regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America have fallen to half and mortality rates have fallen to a quarter of their post-World War II levels. In this project, Casterline is undertaking a comprehensive study of the relationship between political factors and demographic dynamics across all major countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America from 1950 to 2000.

  6. Sudanese Perspectives on the Darfur Conflict

    Sikainga, Ahmad
    Research project funded in academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09

  7. Radicals on the Road: Third World Internationalism and American Orientalism during the Viet Nam Era

    Wu, Judy Tzu-Chun
    Research project funded in academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09

  8. Immigrants, Assimilation, and Cultural Threat: A Political Exploration

    Mughan, Anthony
    Research project funded in academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09

  9. Colonization in Reverse: Diaspora, Diplomacy, and the 'People's Art'

    Ferris, Lesley
    Research project funded in academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09

  10. The Marxist Rhetoric- On the Relationship of Practice and Theory

    Hamilton, Richard
    Research project funded in academic years 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09

  11. Race Frontiers- Indian Slavery in Colonial New England

    Newell, Margaret
    Research project funded for academic years 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09

  12. Turkey: Islam, Nationalism and Modernity

    Findley, Carter
    Research project funded in academic years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09.

  13. Demiurgic Politics: The Republic and Timaeus

    Silverman, Allan
    Research project funded in academic years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09

  14. Public Sector Capacity and Political Stability in Latin America

    Kurtz, Marcus
    Research project funded in academic years 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09

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