News » Archives: February 2010

Study on ‘Untouchables’ Can Help End Human Rights Abuses, Scholar Says

February 10, 2010, Julie Hail Flory

The largest-ever study on the Dalits—the so-called “untouchables” of India—reveals widespread caste-based discrimination in every aspect of daily life, according to Christian Davenport, professor of peace studies, political science, and sociology and one of the co-authors of the research report.

New Book Suggests Liberal Public Policy Makes People Happier

February 03, 2010, Shannon Chapla

Liberal public policies, such as a state’s level of spending on social programs and the degree to which its economy is subject to political regulation, have strong positive effects on life satisfaction, according to a new book edited by Amitava Dutt and Benjamin Radcliff, professors of economics and political science, respectively.