Valerie Hudson and Chad Emmett - Women's Well-Being Is the Best Predictor of State Stability

"The best predictor of a state's stability and security is the level of violence against women in society," said Texas A&M University's Valerie Hudson in this interview with ECSP. That link is "based on rigorous empirical analysis," she said. "There's something to it. It's not just political correctness Hudson is the co-author of "Sex and World Peace", which she launched with Chad Emmett (also interviewed) at the Wilson Center last month. The book is the product of 10 years of research by Hudson, Emmett, and co-authors Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, and Mary Caprioli. In the world of gender studies, "one of the things that we quickly discovered was that anecdotes abound, but anecdotes do not add up to data," Hudson said. Read the full post on New Security Beat: www.newsecuritybeat.org

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