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Debtanu Lahiri

Sociology Colloquium, 1/25/2023

Posted November 25, 2022

Corporate Social Performance in the Face of Institutional De-Prioritization of Sustainability Policies Dr. Debtanu Lahiri, Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon The study examines firms’ response to sudden changes in the institutional environment, whereby the rules and regulations pertaining to the adoption of socially responsible practices is considerably muted. Using Trump’s victory in the […]

Samuel Cohn Colloquium

Sociology Colloquium, 11/16/2022

Posted November 8, 2022

Sociology and the Threat to American Democracy Dr. Samuel Cohn, Texas A&M University American democracy is facing potential triple threats: threats to the very existence of democracy itself, threats of the disenfranchisement of a large percentage of the population and the threats of a major legitimation crisis. Some of those threats are avoidable. Others are […]

Paul Scholes Prize

Sociology Colloquium, 10/26/2022

Posted October 22, 2022

Do Self Sufficient Refugees Start from Nothing? Paul Scholes, Texas A&M University Are refugees “blank slates” or do their characteristics matter for economic outcomes? The refugee studies literature makes conflicting predictions about refugee outcomes. What strategies help refugees become economically sufficient? Refugees are different from migrants and are selected, resettled, and live through different processes. […]

Defne Over

Sociology Colloquium, 10/19/2022

Posted October 15, 2022

Politics of Nationhood and the Decay of the Media in Turkey Dr. Defne Över, Texas A&M University Existing studies of democratic backsliding highlighted the silent revolution in values, the breakdown of norms due to polarization, and the malleability of laws and constitutions as triggers for institutional decay. Adopting a cultural approach, this paper presents the […]

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