Education & Counteraction of the Negative Implications of Nature Deficit Disorder in Children: An Effective Means for Increasing Society’s Valuation of Nature and Conservation
Children / Conservation / Education / Social Policy

Education & Counteraction of the Negative Implications of Nature Deficit Disorder in Children: An Effective Means for Increasing Society’s Valuation of Nature and Conservation

Education & Counteraction of the Negative Implications of Nature Deficit Disorder in Children: An Effective Means for Increasing Society’s Valuation of Nature and Conservation Abstract Most people are acutely aware that we are living in a time of environmental crises. At an increasing rate, pollutants are being released into the atmosphere, soil, and water, natural … Continue reading

Dissent of the Faithful: Roman Catholic Disobedience to Vatican Policy on Contraception
Catholic Policy / Catholocism / Contraception / Health Policy / Religion / Religious Policy / Social Policy

Dissent of the Faithful: Roman Catholic Disobedience to Vatican Policy on Contraception

Dissent of the Faithful: Roman Catholic Disobedience to Vatican Policy on Contraception Abstract In 2010, despite a longstanding ban on contraceptives of all kinds within the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI made a statement that seemed to suggest that the Vatican had changed its stance on the use of condoms as a means of … Continue reading

Stifling Stigma: Why Avoiding Judgement is Key for Accelerating the Abandonment of Female Genital Cutting
Development Policy / Female Genital Cutting / Progressive Social Policy / Social Policy

Stifling Stigma: Why Avoiding Judgement is Key for Accelerating the Abandonment of Female Genital Cutting

Stifling Stigma: Why Avoiding Judgement is Key for Accelerating the Abandonment of Female Genital Cutting Abstract When discussed in the global North and West, the issue of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) often sparks visceral reactions of fear, disgust, anger, and dejection. Among the most common responses is an expressed inability to comprehend why the practice … Continue reading

Thriving Plants, Thriving Communities: How Green Space Affects Crime in Urban Environments
Communities / Environment / Green Policy / Social Policy / Urban

Thriving Plants, Thriving Communities: How Green Space Affects Crime in Urban Environments

Thriving Plants, Thriving Communities: How Green Space Affects Crime in Urban Environments Sarah E. Adams Abstract: Green2015: A Plan for the First 500 Acres” is a proposal project in Philadelphia created by PennPraxis, looking to convert 500 acres of unused or vacant urban land in into green spaces (Steinberg et al., 2010). The proposal’s primary … Continue reading

Over and Under: The Role of Urbanization on the Double Burden of Nutrition in Developing Countries
Health Policy / Social Policy / Urban / Urbanization

Over and Under: The Role of Urbanization on the Double Burden of Nutrition in Developing Countries

Over and Under: The Role of Urbanization on the Double Burden of Nutrition in Developing Countries Sally Lin Abstract: Developing countries around the world are rapidly undergoing economic transition, resulting in increasing urbanization and rural-urban migration. Urbanization is linked to direct and indirect impacts on the nutritional transition towards obesogenic diets in the developed and … Continue reading