SAGE Political Science & International Relations (general)

Armando Alvarez, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews guest editor Pablo Pozzi about the January 2015 issue titled "Argentina a Decade after the Collapse Part 1: The Causes of the Crisis and Structural Changes.” 

 

Link to issue: http://lap.sagepub.com/content/current

Direct download: LAPPodcast5.mp3
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Author Jay Teachman discusses his article “Military Service and Alcohol Use in the United States” published in Armed Forces & Society.

Abstract:

It is well known that enlistees and veterans in the United States are more likely to use alcohol than civilians. However, most of this research is potentially biased in that it often does not employ control variables (other than age) and is based on cross-sectional data. Much of this research also fails to consider the relationship between military service and alcohol use among women. Using longitudinal data taken from the 1997 National Longitudinal Study of Youth, we investigate the relationship between military service and alcohol consumption employing a fixed-effects approach. We find that military service appears to encourage young men to consume alcohol. It is also the case that the effect of military service is not limited to the time that men spend in the military given that male veterans are also more likely to consume alcohol than are comparable nonveterans. We find, however, that women who serve, both enlistees and veterans, are less likely to drink than their civilian counterparts.

Article Available Here: http://afs.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/31/0095327X14543848.abstract

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1.       Featuring Sabrina Alimahomed, a joint Assistant Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach, and author of an article published in the April–June 2014; 55(4) issue on the privatisation of the US Department of Homeland Security.

2.       Date of posting: June 2014

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Race & Class Radio 4 pt. 1: Featuring Bill Rolston, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland and author of an article on the murals of Gaza in the April–June 2014; 55(4) issue.

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