The term “extremism” has been used often in the context of Europe over the past few years, from religious extremism that fuels terrorism and hate crimes to the movement of Europe's political parties toward the "extremes" of right and left.
In Spring 2015, Social Science Matrix sponsored a prospecting seminar that brought together faculty and graduate students from diverse fields—including biostatistics, business, economics, medicine, and political science—to study governance and global health delivery issues in developing coun
In Spring 2015, Social Science Matrix sponsored a prospecting seminar to support the Biomedical and Social Science Collaborative (BMSSC), which brought together faculty and graduate students from the fields of biostatistics, medicine, and political science to study issues related to governance and global health delivery.
The field of economics plays a crucial role in the debate about appropriate policies intended to mitigate climate change. For example, the tools of economics can be used to measure and/or estimate impacts such as the costs of mitigation, the valuation of damages, the role of abatement in lowering damages, design of policy instruments (e.g. taxes vs.
War, revolution, and decolonization are frequently the focus of media coverage and social scientists’ investigations, but the processes that follow these dramatic transitions—such as peacebuilding, democratization, economic reconstruction, and social service provision—tend to receive less attention.