Archive for February, 2012

A Dangerous Divide: The Deterioration of Jewish-Palestinian Relations in Israel

February 23, 2012 | Social Sciences

This article examines the relations between Jewish and Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel since the events of October 2000, when massive Arab protests and riots took place and thirteen Arab demonstrators were killed. In the decade since then Arab-Jewish relations have been characterized by growing mutual mistrust, fear, and hostility. Together with these negative attitudes, political polarization between the two communities has also increased. This poses a serious threat to Arab-Jewish coexistence in Israel and to Israeli democracy itself.

The emergence of Consumer Introspection Theory (CIT): Introduction to a JBR special issue

February 16, 2012 | Uncategorized

Introspection in its various forms, names, paradigmatic controversies and especially its power for insight has earned its place as a topic for a special issue. Here, I introduce this issue in terms of the introspections it contains and introspect a bit myself mainly through introspective thought exercises.

Why They’re Leaving

February 5, 2012 | Social Sciences

PERHAPS BECAUSE OF THE overall accountability wave sweeping higher education, there appears to be renewed focus on those vintage buzzwords “retention,” “attrition,” and “persistence.” Institutions are concerned with not only attracting students but also supporting them to degree completion.