My Post at New Security Beat

Most African states are more vulnerable and less prepared to address climate change challenges than the rest of the world. This observation is supported by a wide variety of sources,…

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Fall 2015 Notes






Classes are about to start! This semester, you can find out more about my courses via the following websites (which are in the process of being updated this week). International Law: http://internationallaw.site.wesleyan.edu/ Africa in World Politics: http://africanworldpolitics.site.wesleyan.edu/ My office hours are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays, 11 am – 12 noon, and by appointment. I will…

Martin. March 24th. Rich People’s Movements






Isaac Martin will be at Wesleyan on March 24th to talk about his recent book Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent. This should be a very interesting talk. I hope you can attend. Please feel free to invite your students. We will have coffee and cookies. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at…

Event, Monday, Oct 27. Lebas on Nigeria






Adrienne Lebas, American University The Origins of Voluntary Compliance: Attitudes toward Taxation in Urban Nigeria.” 12 Noon, PAC 004 Abstract: How do states convince citizens to pay tax? Rather than focusing on enforcement, most accounts emphasize voluntary or “quasi-voluntary” compliance as an essential element in successful tax regimes. There remains, however, limited understanding of how…