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  • John Lennon Portrait

    If John Lennon Had Lived

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    “Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do, nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too, imagine all the people living life in peace. Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can, no need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man, imagine all the people sharing […]

  • Natural Disaster Conflicts

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    This paper explores the effect of natural disasters on conflict. Disasters disrupt daily lives and social systems and call into question prevailing social and political arrangements. Directly and indirectly they create the conditions for instability and conflict by exacerbating social grievances and resource scarcities, and accelerating changes in social systems. […]

  • Democracy in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

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    Natural disasters have been linked to a higher risk of violent conflict, but some studies find that negative shocks in rainfall, which could indicate drought disasters, can create a window of-opportunity that makes democratization more likely. This study investigates whether actual natural disasters are associated with changes in democracy. We […]