Round-up of Social Science Research


The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 700 journals. The articles linked below are free to read for a limited period.
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What factors contribute to African American youth abstaining from offending?
Youth & Society

This longitudinal study focuses on factors that decrease the probability of re-arrest for African American youth in the juvenile justice system

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Eleanor Roosevelt, a radio pioneer, perceived as both “ordinary” and “expert”
SAGE Open

This article seeks to examine the way in which Eleanor Roosevelt communicated with her listeners.

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Forum: Religion and violence
Millennium – Journal of International Studies

As the contributions in this Forum display, the conceptual and methodological debate is important because of its implications for conventional IR thinking on key issues such as the legitimacy of violence and war, the question of what decides human behavior and what leads to human conflict

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Saddam Hussein – a sincere dictator?
Research and Politics

This research looks at the similarity between political leaders’ public statements and private beliefs, using Saddam Hussein’s transcripts.

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The pros and cons of prohibiting drugs
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology

The article explores which policy minimizes drug-related harm, and considers if there should be any law reform.

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Does the belief in guardian angels make people more cautious
SAGE Open

This study finds that those who believe are actually less inclined to take risks despite this believed protection.

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Resistance and struggle in leadership development
Human Relations

This article seeks to complement the emergent focus on power by exploring its dialectical relation: resistance.

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The US air sea battle strategy developed in response to increased concern with China
Armed Forces & Society

This article examines (a) the ways ASB was formulated and advanced, (b) what it informs us about US civil–military relations, and (c) the role of subterranean forces in the decisions involved.

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The rise of citizen journalism: A three-tier approach
Media Culture & Society

This article considers citizen journalism emerging from the Syrian Civil War.

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Control over domestic decision making reduces women’s interest in workplace power
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations

This paper outlines three studies that explore decision making power across the workplace and the home.

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Permanent revolution across Arab states: Mohamed Bouazizi’s incendiary ethics of revolt
Law, Culture and the Humanities

This essay stages a reflection on the complex relation that Emmanuel Levinas’ philosophy has to violence and revolution.

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Towards the gentrification of Black Power
Race & Class

This textual analysis of Peniel Joseph’s latest book, Dark Days, Bright Nights: from Black Power to Barack Obama.

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Embedded dialogue and dreams: The worlds and accessibility relations of Inception
Language and Literature

This article explores the complex narrative structure of Inception and its effects on viewers, using Text World Theory as the principal method of analysis.The rise of citizen journalism: A three-tier approach

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