Posts by Debra Javeline

Debra Javeline 08-29-2019
(Europe-Asia Studies) (Co-authored with Sarah Lindemann-Komarova) Abstract: In the past five years, the funding environment for nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and social projects in Russia has changed dramatically. The most publicised developments involve government actions to restrict funding by Western donors. Less documented has been the transformation of the indigenous funding environment for civil society and how demand-driven strategies may...
Debra Javeline 08-07-2014
On September 1, 2004, Russia experienced its most appalling act of terrorism in recent history: the taking of approximately 1,200 hostages at School No. 1 in Beslan, North Ossetia, where they remained for 53 hours, thirsty, hungry, frightened, and in sweltering heat before meeting a gruesome ending that included explosions, a burning and collapsed gym roof, gunfire, and widespread chaos and trauma. After these horrific events, many observers expected...
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Debra Javeline 05-14-2014
(Journal Article) Few, if any, political scientists currently study climate change adaptation or are even aware that there is a large and growing interdisciplinary field of study devoted not just to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions but to reducing our vulnerability to the now-inevitable impacts of climate change. The lack of political science expertise and research represents an obstacle for adapting to climate change, because adaptation is...
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Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Notre Dame