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#1. Operational decision-making for cyber operations: In Search of a Model
Max Smeets, JD Work
The decision-making behind cyber operations is complex. Dynamics around issues such as cyber arsenal management, target assessment, and the timing of dropping a destructive payload are still ill-understood. Yet, limited published research has thus far explored formal theoretic constructs for better understanding decisionmaking in cyber operations. Multiple models may offer utility to understand and explain the courses of action through which state cyber missions are executed, including conduct or restraint of cyber effects operations against target systems and networks. This paper evaluates four models - surprise model, duelist model, mating- choice model, and the Black-Scholes model. Each model offers specific advantages, and suffers characteristic drawbacks; and while these models differ in application and complexity each may provide insights into how the unique nature of cyber operations impact the decision dynamics of cyber conflict.
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SmeetsMWE: Working paper with @HostileSpectrum on "Operational Decision-making for Cyber Operations: In Search of a Model" Final paper to be presented at US CyCon. Feedback welcome! https://t.co/UOwyv5ZMUB
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#2. A New Approach to the Question of the Political Spectrum Polarization
Allen Gindler
The article introduces a new approach to the problem of political spectrum polarization. Political science has introduced a multitude of spectrograms based on different factors, dimensions, axes, and cardinal points. Most often the graphics do not complement each other, and it seems that each of them describes a completely different reality. There was an urgent need to conduct an objective analysis of political philosophies and find the factors that influence the political spectrum polarization. For these purposes, the Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) was used, as it allows to introduce a fraction of objectivity due to the use of a formalized mathematical apparatus of the theory of sets. Thirteen main political doctrines were analyzed and obtained that spectrum polarization depends on three conditions: attitude to private property, individual freedom, and wealth redistribution. As the factors that influence the political spectrum polarization were firmly determined, it became possible to build a spectrogram unambiguously.
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#3. #MeToo: Polarization and Discourse in the Digital Age
Niharika Jain
Online platforms have become explosive tools in carrying out political discussion. The introduction of this contemporary medium inevitably impacts already-tense relations between characteristically different groups. This work discusses the divisive influences of social media on the online community, measures the impact of political polarization on the digital vernacular, and illustrates a case study with the #MeToo movement on Twitter.
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#4. Comparing EU Knowledge Among Leave and Remain Voters: A Replication Study
Noah Carl
In a recent study, Carl et al. (2018) compared levels of EU knowledge among Leave and Remain voters using a 15-item EU knowledge quiz. Their quiz comprised 9 ‘ideologically neutral’ items, as well as 6 items that they deemed more ‘ideologically convenient’ for one side or the other. They found that there was no average difference between Leave and Remain voters, but that Remain voters scored slightly higher on the ‘ideologically neutral’ items (0.09sd), whereas Leave voters scored slightly higher on the ‘ideologically convenient’ items (0.12sd). They also found that those who did not vote scored lower than those who did (0.38sd). The present study attempts to replicate Carl et al.’s findings using data from the British Election Study Panel. It reports a small average advantage for Remain voters, as compared to Leave voters, of 0.05–0.09sd. In addition, it reports a large average advantage for voters, as compared to non-voters, of 0.64–0.70sd.
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#5. The Long-Term Consequences of Civil War for Migration: The Case of Tajikistan
Michelle O'Brien
Armed conflict is socially transformative. Although migration research has established the proximate relationship between armed conflict and increases in migration, much less attention has been paid to the long-term, or distal relationship. This research leverages the case of the 1992-1997 Tajikistani Civil War to examine the distal relationship between armed conflict and migration decisions nearly a decade after the war had ended. Using a series of logistic regression models and a selection-based endogeneity correction, I estimate the likelihood of migrating in 2006, given the intensity of conflict experience at the district level. I find that, controlling for individual, household, and district-level indicators, the legacy of conflict continues to influence migration – for men and for ‘stayers’ – nearly a decade after the peace accord was signed. Some evidence suggests that certain kinds of development projects can moderate this relationship. In conflict-affected countries, incorporating the legacy of conflict into empirical...
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#6. The political unconscious of practice theory: populism and democracy
Michael Strand
This article attempts a self-clarification of practice theory by providing a genetic history of “practice” as a figure in social thought. This locates two different versions of practice theory in Marx’s “practical question” and Hobbes’ “Kingdom of Darkness,” respectively, and shows how both historically comprise a practical critique of testing reason. This article examines how the practical critique performs a dialectic of politicization and depoliticization that finds family resemblances and paradoxical alignments between the political left and right. The article evaluates the strength of the practical critique and asks whether it results in a power politics with both left and right versions.
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#7. A New Model for Pricing Collateralized OTC Derivatives
Tim Xiao
This paper presents a new model for pricing OTC derivatives subject to collateralization. It allows for collateral posting adhering to bankruptcy laws. As such, the model can back out the market price of a collateralized contract. This framework is very useful for valuing outstanding derivatives. Using a unique dataset, we find empirical evidence that credit risk alone is not overly important in determining credit-related spreads. Only accounting for both collateral arrangement and credit risk can sufficiently explain unsecured credit costs. This finding suggests that failure to properly account for collateralization may result in significant mispricing of derivatives. We also empirically gauge the impact of collateral agreements on risk measurements. Our findings indicate that there are important interactions between market and credit risk.
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#8. Go the whole nine yards? How extent of meat restriction impacts individual dietary experience
Kathryn Asher, Paul Peters
There are a variety of approaches to addressing meat overconsumption including forms of meat restriction that vary by the degree of reductions and the type of meat reduced. This study examines three such diets—a vegetarian diet, a reduced-meat diet, and a chicken-free diet—with a focus on the differences in the lived dietary experiences of their adherents. These lived experiences are operationalized using a variety of measures: satisfaction with food-related life, social ties, convenience, social/personal life, health, cost, motivation, identity, perception of prevalence rates, length of diet adherence, and the theory of planned behavior (intentions, attitudes, perceived behavioral control, and subjective norms). The data comes from an online survey of a cross-sectional, census-balanced sample of more than 30,0000 U.S. residents aged 18+ years sourced from Nielsen’s Harris Panel. The results showed meat reducers to be a larger group than previously suspected, with a third of American adults self-identifying as reducing their meat...
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#9. Caste, religion, and mental health in India
Aashish Gupta, Diane Coffey
The relationship between mental health and social disadvantage is poorly understood in low and middle income countries. Our study contributes the first population-level analysis of mental health disparities in India, where the two marginalized groups that we study constitute a population larger than that of the United States. Applying two complementary empirical strategies to data on 10,125 adults interviewed by the WHO SAGE, we document and decompose gaps in self-reported mental health between the dominant social group (higher caste Hindus) and two marginalized social groups (Scheduled Castes and Muslims). We find that differences in socioeconomic status cannot fully explain the large disparities in mental health that we document, especially for Muslims. Our results highlight the need for policies that move beyond redistribution and for research to understand the causes and consequences of mental health disparities.
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#10. Introduction to Politiphysics
Gary Gindler
A simple classical mechanics model is proposed to describe the political dynamics of human society. The model provides a mathematical structure for the philosophy of the state-man paradigm. The proposed model borrows many classical mechanical terms and generalizes them into the political domain. The well-known political terms (like freedom and revolution) are given mathematical definitions. Several abstract, but solvable problems are presented to demonstrate the general principals of politiphysics, including the Laffer curve and effects of war, immigration, and random forces on society’s momentum of inertia.
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