Violence Against Aid Workers

Heather Dicks (PhD Candidate, Memorial Sociology) and I have contributed a post on our ongoing research on the relationship of aid securitization and violence against aid and humanitarian workers to the new MUN-based academic blog Population and Security. Read the original post here: The post has also been translated and re-published on the UQAM-based Institut … Read more

Aid & Human Rights Decoupling

The latest article from my Developing Conformity research project has been published in The Sociological Quarterly. Co-authored with Dr. Qian Wei, the article examines the relationship of bilateral foreign aid flows to human rights decoupling in aid-receiving countries. ABSTRACT Despite extensive literature examining human rights decoupling between treaty commitments and practices, little research has addressed … Read more

Foreign Aid & the Rule of Law

Andrew Dawson (York University, Glendon Campus) and I have published the latest article from the Developing Conformity project in the British Journal of Sociology. The article is available to all via open access. This article uses a World Society theory framework to test the effects of foreign aid on both the diffusion of rule of law reforms … Read more