Global Studies Bulletin
Vladimir Putin: How Successful a Dictator? by Mark Katz
Katz argues that Russia’s leader is neither Pinochet, nor Stalin; rather a Brezhnev, presiding over a weak economy with vast oil reserves and a corrupt, inefficient bureaucracy.
“Problems in Community-Based Conservation” by Peter Balint
In his case study of the Mahenye, Balint points to the many questions of theory and practice for community-based conservation and development.
Looking at societal change, Black discusses the effects of modern technology in a Oceanic community.
“Globalization of Research: Implications for U.S. Science” by William Blanpied
Blanpied believes that while information technologies are enhancing research opportunities for American scientists, it also expands the pool of talented researches for US firms abroad.
Frye describes efforts by US Homeland Security to create global network structures and programs to protect domestic infrastructure.
“The Spread of Obesity in Developing Countries” by Lisa Pawloski
Contrary to conventional research trends, Pawloski raises attention to malnutrition and obesity in threshold countries.