SFS Research

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Faculty Research

Klasnja’s new study on political corruption

Professor Marko Klasnja published a new article on “corruption traps.” The study links “politician, voter, and entrant behavior” to demonstrate that changing expectations among one set of actors is unlikely to eliminate corruption traps.

Christine Fair

Professor Fair releases new research on conceptions of Shari`a in Pakistan

Professor Christine Fair published new research on the relationship between support for Islamism and support for democracy. Using carefully assembled survey data from Pakistan, Fair’s team concludes that “formalizing an Islamic government as one that implements Shari`a by providing services and security for its citizens is positively associated with support for democratic values, whereas conceptualizing it as one that implements Shari`a by imposing hudud punishments and restricting women’s public roles is positively associated with support for militancy.”

Student Research

Centers and Institutes

GIWPS releases study on Nigerian female empowerment project

GIWPS analyzed the successfulness of the ENGINE project, an effort to empower Nigerian girls to realize their full potential. The study reported positively on the program and noted that Nigerian women who participated generally felt more self-confident when compared to non-participants.

GIWPS On Using UN Sanctions To Prevent and Curb Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security published a report researching the UN Security Council’s use of targeted sanctions to address sexual violence in conflict. The report concludes that sanctions, not being used to their full potential, could advance women’s protection from sexual violence in conflict zones.