Publications

Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance

Author(s): 
Emily Baxter
Publication Date: 
February 4, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

University of Oregon Sociologist Scott Coltrane and colleagues correctly stated that there is a “mismatch between the workplace and workforce” in the United States today. While about half of American families in the 1970s had a breadwinning father and a homemaking mother, only about one-third of families today fit that description. Dual-earner couples have become the norm in American society, thanks to women’s expanded workforce participation; both partners work in 59.1 percent of married couples with children, and 68.2 percent of single mothers are also employed outside the home. Read more » about Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance

The Decision That Could Finally Kill the Revenge-Porn Business

Author(s): 
Danielle Citron
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
February 3, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Co-authored by Danielle Citron and Woodrow Hartzog.

Revenge-pornography websites are a reminder that preying on the vulnerable has long been big business. And while various laws protect people against scam artists, extortionists, manipulators, and other unscrupulous enterprises, the law has not been able to keep up with all malicious businesses. Read more » about The Decision That Could Finally Kill the Revenge-Porn Business

Russia is hinting at a new Cold War over SWIFT. So what’s SWIFT?

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
January 28, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

In the last few days, the Russians have been making bellicose threats about what might happen if they are excluded from SWIFT. On Friday, the CEO of Russia’s second largest bank said,

If there is no Swift, there is no banking . . . relationship, it means that the countries are on the verge of war, or they are definitely in a cold war. … The next day, the Russian and American ambassadors would have to leave the capitals.

Intellectual Privacy: Rethinking Civil Liberties in the Digital Age

Author(s): 
Neil Richards
Publication Date: 
January 22, 2015
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Abstract:

Most people believe that privacy and free speech are always at odds. People all over the world have struggled with how to reconcile the problems of media gossip with our commitment to free and open public debate for over a century. The rise of the Internet has made this problem more urgent. We live in an age of corporate and government surveillance of our lives. And our free speech culture has created an anything-goes environment on the web, where offensive and hurtful speech about others is rife. Read more » about Intellectual Privacy: Rethinking Civil Liberties in the Digital Age

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