Daniel Braaten

Department of Political Science, Sociology, Geography

Asst. Professor, Political Science


Contact

Daniel Braaten
Langner Hall
Phone: 830-372-6566

EMAIL


Education

Ph.D. in Political Science with a specialization in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.A. in Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

B.S. in Political Science (major) and English (minor), North Dakota State University

Research

Dr. Braaten’s research interests are in the areas of Human Rights, International Law and Organization, International Political Economy, and Environmental Politics.

Presented research at the International Studies Association annual conference in 2010, 2012, and 2013, the American Political Science Association annual conference in 2010, the Western Political Science Association annual Conference in 2010 and the Midwest Political Science Association annual Conference in 2010.

Publications

& Presentations

Nolasco, Claire, and Daniel Braaten. “Suffer the Little Children to Come: Legal Rights of Unaccompanied Alien Children under United States Federal Court Jurisprudence.” International Journal of Refugee Law forthcoming

“Killing the Protectors: Determinants of Environmental Activist Killings.” Presented at American Political Science Association Annual Conference, August 2018.

“‘You Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee’ The Politics of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. States.” Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, April 2018. with Claire Nolasco

“Persona Non Grata No More? Legal Rights of Unaccompanied Alien Children Under United States Federal Court Jurisprudence” Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, February 2018. with Claire Nolasco

Braaten, Daniel. 2017 “Walking a Tightrope: Human Rights, Basic Human Needs and U.S. Support for Development Projects in the Multilateral Development Banks” Human Rights Review 18(1): 45-66.

“The Determinants of Accountability Mechanism Complaints in the Multilateral Development Banks.” presented at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, March 2016.

“Global Environmental Governance and Caring for the Earth: The Role of the Multilateral Development Banks.” presented at the Association of Lutheran College Faculties Conference, September 2015.

Braaten, Daniel B. 2015. “Ambivalent Engagement: Human Rights and the MDBs.” in Global Economic Governance and the Development Practices of the Multilateral Development Banks eds. Susan Park and Jonathan R. Strand. London: Rutledge.

Braaten, Daniel B. 2014. “Determinants of U.S. Foreign Policy in Multilateral Development Banks: The Place of Human Rights.” Journal of Peace Research forthcoming. 

Braaten, Daniel B. 2014. “Which Countries, Which Rights? U.S. Human Rights Policy in the Multilateral Development Banks.” Journal of Human Rights 13(2): 205-209.

Braaten, Daniel B. and Yue Zou. ““China’s Hegemonic Potential: Is it Legit?” Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Chicago, Ill., April 2014.

Rapkin, David P. and Dan Braaten. 2009. “Conceptualising Hegemonic Legitimacy.” Review of International Studies 35(1): 113-149.

Braaten, Daniel B. 2009. “The WTO and Human Rights.” in Encyclopedia of Human Rights ed. David P. Forsythe. New York: Oxford University Press.

Braaten, Daniel B. 2009. “Human Rights and Soft Law: Alternative Paths for New Challenges.” in Negotiating Sovereignty and Human Rights eds. Noha Shawki and Michaelene Cox. Ashgate Publishing.