Publication List

From comprehensive reports to discussion papers and briefs, OEF Research addresses the notion of peace through good governance by empirical research and analysis aimed at informing policymakers and inspiring change.
A Gap Exists in Research and Implementation

A Gap Exists! (But it is Smaller and More Specific Than You Think)

Written by Lindsay Heger, Chris Cyr on November 7, 2014

In recent decades, many who are involved in international relations and foreign policy have bemoaned the increasing divide between what practitioners do and the issues scholars research. Accusations from both sides have detailed what appear to be entrenched institutional cultures with few possibilities for change.

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Competition and Cooperation in Classroom

Cooperation and Competition in Large Classrooms

Written by Daniel Brian Krupp, Joseph Kim, Peter Taylor, Pat Barclay on October 23, 2014

Instructors of large classes often face challenges with student motivation. The classroom incentive structure – grades, extra credit, and instructor and peer acknowledgement – may shape student motivations to engage in their studies.

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Why Govern? The Strategic, Functional, and Normative Logics of Global Governance

Written by Conor Seyle, Amitav Acharya, Blake Berger, Goueun Lee, Kate Tennis on September 28, 2014

Global governance is one of the most critical subjects in international relations scholarship and policymaking today.

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Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Brief

Policy Brief: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Responsibility to Protect

Written by One Earth Future on August 27, 2014

An OEF Research report authored by Ken Scott and Laura Rhodes reviewed international and national legal systems, laws, and practices regarding applicable norms and corporate responsibilities related to human rights abuses, and more specifically, mass atrocities.

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FDI and Stability Somalia

Investing in Stability: The Case for Somalia

Written by One Earth Future on August 21, 2014

Research by Victor Odundo Owuor published as “Investing in Stability: The Case for Somalia” in the Business, Peace and Sustainable Development journal is the basis for this policy brief, and analyzes whether and ho

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Improving effectiveness in deterring piracy

The Systematic Prosecution of Somali Pirate Leadership and the Primacy of Multi-Level Cooperation

Written by Jonathan Bellish on August 15, 2014

Since 2010, well over $100 million has been spent on investigating, prosecuting, and imprisoning pirates operating off the Horn of Africa. These efforts have been subject to two related criticisms.

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Re Balancing the G-20

Re-Balancing the G-20 From Efficiency to Legitimacy

Written by One Earth Future on July 7, 2014

Research by Professors Andrew F. Cooper and Bessma Momani published in Global Governance focused on the evolution and impact of the Global Governance Group as a mechanism for linking G-20 and non-G-20 states and enhancing the legitimacy and potential effectiveness of the G-20 on the global stage.

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Private Sector Peacebuilding Kenya

The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in Peacebuilding

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor, Scott Wiser on June 10, 2014

A comprehensive review of the range of activities undertaken by the private sector before, during, and immediately after the 2013 elections is the subject of a research report by Victor Owuor and Scott Wisor.This policy brief discusses key implications from this research for policy and practice.

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