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About Benjamin James Waddell

Dr. Waddell’s research focuses on the relationship between human development, migration, and crime. He lives in Managua, Nicaragua, where he serves as the academic director for the School for International Training’s program Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media.

Benjamin James Waddell is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Adams State University and teaches in the areas of racial and ethnic relations, education, social psychology and social inequality.

Articles by Benjamin James Waddell

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why the American Electoral College matters for human rights everywhere

The history of the American Electoral College demonstrates the importance of combating violators of human rights and the institutions supporting them. Part of openGlobalRights’ Trump and human rights debate.

El vínculo entre la emigración masiva, la violencia y las violaciones de derechos humanos en México

La emigración masiva en México priva a las comunidades de su capital humano y social, lo que facilita la violencia impulsada por el narcotráfico y los abusos de derechos humanos. Una contribución al debate Derechos Humanos: ¿un movimiento de masas o de élites? English

Linking mass emigration, violence and human rights violations in Mexico

Mass emigration in Mexico deprives communities of human and social capital, facilitating narco-led violence and human rights abuses. A contribution to the debate, Human Rights: Mass or Elite Movement? Español

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