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Water and Human Rights, Unlocked: A Guide for Water-Intensive Industries

Authors: Marc F. Muller, Diane Desierto, Ellis Adams, Georges Enderle, Elizabeth Dolan, Ray Offenheiser, Leonardo Bertassello, Nathaniel Hanna, Shambhavi Shekokar, Sean O'Neill, Tom Purekal

Pulte Institute for Global Development, November 2022

Worsening global water insecurity drastically impairs the health and livelihoods of communities throughout the world, while further endangering interlinked ecosystems in our planet. This is especially true in areas impacted by water-intensive, yet critically needed, industries like the mining, beverage, garment, and agriculture sectors....

Topics: Sustainability

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Violence in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Author: Gema Kloppe-Santamaría

Kellogg Institute, May 2021

Despite the formal end of civil war and armed conflict, Mexico continued to experience significant levels of violence during the 1930s and 1940s. This period has traditionally been associated with the process of pacification, institutionalization, and centralization of power that enabled the consolidation of...

Topics: Civil & Human Rights

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Operation Condor, The War on Drugs, and Counterinsurgency in the Golden Triangle (1977-1983)

Author: Adela Cedillo

Kellogg Institute, May 2021

In the late 1960s, the Mexican government launched a series of counternarcotics campaigns characterized by the militarization of drug production zones, particularly in the northwestern region—the so-called Golden Triangle, epicenter of both production and trafficking of marijuana and opium poppy since the 1930s. Operations...

Topics: Peacebuilding, Policy

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Estimating the Effect of Christian Messages on Civic Engagement: Evidence from a Community-Collaborative Study in Zambia

Authors: Elizabeth Sperber, Gwyneth McClendon, O'Brien Kaaba

Kellogg Institute, April 2021

A significant literature suggests that religious conviction can drive political participation, perhaps because religious people internalize a moral obligation to act toward the common good and/or because religious conviction gives people a sense that their actions will make a difference. This paper presents findings...

Topics: Culture & Society, Religion

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Shoutings, Scoldings, Talkings, and Whispers: Mothers’ Reponses to Armed Actors and Militarization in Two Caracas Barrios

Authors: Verónica Zubillaga, Rebecca Hanson

Kellogg Institute, December 2020

How do mothers deal with chronic violence and the constant presence of guns in their neighborhoods? How do they relate to the armed actors who inhabit their neighborhoods? How do they build situated meaning and discursive practices out of their experiences and relationships with...

Topics: Civil & Human Rights, Gender

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The Emergence of Democracy in Colombia

Author: Raúl Madrid

Kellogg Institute, December 2020

Although Colombia had many important democratic achievements in the 19th century, this paper argues that democracy first took root there at the outset of the 20th century. Several key developments enabled democratic practices and institutions to take hold. First, the savage Thousand Days War...

Topics: Peacebuilding

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Social Interventions, Health and Wellbeing: The Long-Term and Intergenerational Effects of a School Construction Program

Authors: Bhashkar Mazumder, Maria Rosales-Rueda, Margaret (Maggie) Triyana

Kellogg Institute, December 2020

We analyze the long-run and intergenerational effects of a large-scale school building project (INPRES) that took place in Indonesia between 1974 and 1979. Specifically, we link the geographic rollout of INPRES to longitudinal data from the Indonesian Family Life Survey covering two generations. We...

Topics: Business & Economics, Education, Health

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Unsettlements: The Potential Termination of Temporary Protected Status and The Threat of Displacement Among Salvadorans in The United States

Author: Joseph Wiltberger

Kellogg Institute, October 2020

The 2018 decision by the US government to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans, the largest population of TPS holders, would displace nearly 200,000, many of whom have lived in the United States for decades. TPS, a form of humanitarian relief that provides...

Topics: Culture & Society, Migration

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What Stymies Action on Climate Change? Religious Institutions, Marginalization, and Efficacy in Kenya?

Authors: Lauren Honig, Amy Erica Smith, Jaimie Bleck

Kellogg Institute, July 2020

Low-income countries of the Global South will be hardest hit as Earth’s climate changes, yet fear of climate change often fails to stimulate activism among their citizens. We foreground efficacy—a belief that one’s actions can create political change—as a critical link in transforming concern...

Topics: Religion, Sustainability

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Effects of Us Foreign Assistance on Democracy Building, 1990–2014: An Update

Authors: Steven E Finkel, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, Michael Neureiter, Chris A. Belasco

Kellogg Institute, June 2020

This paper updates our earlier work on the impact of US foreign assistance on democratic outcomes in recipient countries using newly available USAID Foreign Aid Explorer data covering the 2001–2014 period, as well as new outcome measures derived from Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) data....

Topics: Governance, Policy

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