The roles of international organizations, networks, and actors often influence the development of policies and outcomes on a range of global issues. From multilateral investments in developing economies to the emergence of international legal standards and systems, global governance research often serves as a theoretical foundation for how the academic, policy, and practitioner communities see the world. Global governance at SIS seeks to enhance our understanding of global history, political dynamics, and economic systems that shape the contemporary functioning of the international system and its organizations. Examples of research include an assessment of the conditions that lead to civic engagement and reconstruction in fragile settings, the exploration of social, political, and ecological dimensions that underlie urban water governance, and the examination of how the urban poor make decisions about their lives that lead to sweeping political and governance reforms. Scholarship in this issue area broadly covers the following topics:
International Communication & Public Diplomacy
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Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City. Oxford University Press, 2013.
Cruising in the Global Economy: Profits, Pleasure and Work at Sea. Ashgate Press, 2008.
"Diversification and Privatization": Securing Insecurities in the Receiving Country of Malaysia in Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 9, 4 (2008): 285-303.
Global information and communication technology
Transnational NGOs and global civil society
Virtual organizations and teams
Geographically distributed collaborative learning
N. Zakaria, D.L. Cogburn (2010) “Context-Dependent vs. Content-Dependent: An Exploration of the Cultural Behavioural Patterns of Online Intercultural Communication Using E-Mail.” . In International Journal of Business and Systems Research 4 (3).
Derrick.L Cogburn (2010) Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Cross-National Learning. In The International Studies Encyclopedia.
"Globalization, Education and Learning in the Information Economy," Derek C. Mulenga (ed.) Globalization and Lifelong Education: Critical Perspective, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2008.
PEK KOON HENG-BLACKBURN
Governance and economic development in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore
Nexus between Islam and gender relations in Southeast Asia
Increasing salience of non-traditional/human security issues
"A Constructivist Perspective of the Regional Order in Southeast Asia: Norms Transformation in ASEAN and the ASEAN Charter," Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, October 2009.
"Globalization with Chinese Characteristics: Building China-ASEAN Regional Cooperation," Globalization and East Asia, Tamkang University (Taiwan), 2007.
"The Mahathir Generation and Nation Building in Malaysia," Reflections: The Mahathir Years, John Hopkins University Press, 2004.
“Rationalizing Realpolitik: The Liberalizing of Historical Pessimism in American International Relations,” chapter for Neil Gross, ed., Professors and their Politics (Johns Hopkins Press, 2014).
The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and its Implications for the Study of World Politics (Routledge, 2011). Recipient of the International Studies Association-Northeast’s Yale H. Ferguson Book Award, November 2012.
"How to Think About Civilizations," in Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives, Routledge 2010.
The Making of Hegemony: China-Japan-Korea Relations in Early Modern East Asia, Complete book manuscript under review
“Diplomatic Ritual as a Power Resource: the Politics of Asymmetry in Early Modern Chinese-Korean Relations,” Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 13, no. 2 (May-Aug. 2013), pp. 309-36.
“Politics of South Korea,” in Richard Valelly, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Political Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013); with Victor Cha.
“Politics of North Korea,” in Richard Valelly, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Political Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013); with Victor Cha.
Internet policies and governance
International science and technology policy and administration
Culture, communication and social entrepreneurship
"Innovation in Cross-National Alliance Ecosystems." International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 11 (2010): 258-263.
“Teaching Globalization, Globally: A Seven-Year Case Study of South Africa-US Virtual Teams,” (with D. Cogburn), Information Technologies and International Development, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Spring 2008.
“Help Me, Help You: A Triple-Track Approach to Maximizing Collaborative Learning in Complex, Cross-National Virtual Teams,” (with D. Cogburn), Computer Supported-Collaborative Learning: Best Practices and Principles For Instructors, ed. by A.L.R. Lassiter and K. Orvis, Information Science Publishing, 2007.
Intercultural education and training
Maximizing study/work abroad
Global leadership development
The role of culture in language learning
Nam, K. A. & Condon, J. (2010). "The D.I.E. is cast: The Continuing Evolution of Intercultural Communication’s Favorite Classroom Exercise." International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34 (1), 81-87.
Nam, K. A. & Fry, G. (2010). "The development of Global Literacy and Intercultural Competence as a Response to the Complex Challenges of the 21st Century: A Meta-synthesis." The Asian Journal of Educational Research and Synergy, 2 (2), 9-32.
Fry, G., Paige, R. M., Jon, J., Dillow, J., & Nam, K. A (2009, November). "The Transformative Power of Study Abroad." Portland, Maine: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
Political economy of globalization
Human and global security
Global politics of race, culture and identity
Counter-Hegemony and Foreign Policy: The Dialectics of Marginalized and Global Forces in Jamaica, State University of New York Press, 2001.
Race and International Relations - A Special Issue of Alternatives, co-editor (with R.B.J. Walker), 2001.
International political economy
National Security and Immigration: Policy Development in the United States and Western Europe Since 1945. Stanford University Press, 2006.
Michael Bluman Schroeder (2014). “Executive Leadership in the Study of International Organization: A Framework for Analysis.” International Studies Review 16(3): 339-361.
Michael Bluman Schroeder (2014). “NGO Transnational Advocacy for Accountability: From Declarations of Anti-Impunity to Implementing the Rome Statute.” (with Alana Tiemessen.) in Implementation and World Politics: How International Norms Change Practice. Alexander Betts and Phil Orchard (eds.) New York: Oxford University Press.
Michael Bluman Schroeder (2013). “The Politics of Change at the United Nations: The Evolution of Electoral Services, 1989-2006.” Global Governance 19(2): 207-226.
Community organizing for school reform
Critical race theory
Education policy implementation
Qualitative research methods
Taylor, A., Kuttner, P., Westmoreland, H. (2011). Cement Between the Bricks: Building New Schools in New York City. In M. Warren and K. Mapp (eds.) A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform. Oxford University Press.
Frankenberg, E., Merseth, K. & Taylor, A. (May 2010). Walking the Walk: Teacher candidates' professed commitment to urban teaching and their subsequent career decisions. Urban Education, 45(3): 312-346.
Taylor, A., & Frankenberg, E. (July 2009). Exploring urban commitment of graduates from an urban-focused teacher education program. Equity & Excellence in Education, 42(3): 327-346.
Praça, S. and Taylor, M. M. (2014), Inching Toward Accountability: The Evolution of Brazil's Anticorruption Institutions, 1985–2010. Latin American Politics and Society, 56: 27–48.
Matthew M. Taylor (2014). The Limits of Judicial Independence: A Model with Illustration from Venezuela under Chávez . Journal of Latin American Studies, 46, pp 229-259.
Matthew M. Taylor (2013), The Open Question Behind Brazil’s Rise on the World Stage, International Affairs Forum, 4(1): 55-58.
Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil. Stanford University Press, 2008. Recipient of the Victor Nunes Leal Prize, for best book in political science and international relations, Brazilian Political Science Association
Cross-cultural and international communication, adaptation, negotiation, and conflict
American culture, managing cultural diversity, race relations
Law enforcement in a culturally diverse society
Higher education, college campus life,
Human behavior, counseling
Intercultural Relations: Communication, Identy and Conflict. Pearson Learning Solutions, 2013
Editor, "Intercultural Relations," The Journal of International Communication, 2004.
Culture, Communication and Conflict: Readings in Intercultural Relations, 3rd ed. Pearson Learning Solutions, 2000.