Overcoming structural barriers to reducing bottled water consumption – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

When people ask me about my research on the politics of bottled water, oftentimes they will inquire about ways in which they can alter their specific habits in order to minimize packaged water intake. As I take a trip frequently for research study and conferences, I have actually been realizing that there are numerous structural barriers to lowering bottled water usage. That is, no matter just how much we “activate” social norms and encourage people to shift intake from water in a bottle to water from the tap, there are structural barriers that posit an obstacle for anyone to alter their own habits. I will keep in mind two barriers in this post, particularly.

The very first one I saw is the lack of facilities for refillable water bottles. This absence of refilling stations is likewise frequently coupled with an overall failure in offering water fountains. I have seen this at airports all over, but Mexico particularly. This is quite bothersome given that Mexico is the top-ranked country in the world for per-capita consumption of bottled water. It is also one of the countries where bottled water companies are raking huge earnings. Ironically, this issue (doing not have water fountains and filling up stations) is not only present in airports, however also at schools (where we can often see young kids rush to buy soft drinks) and local parks. My own research study has confirmed what other authors have stated: much of the rise in mineral water intake can be traced to a lack of trust in tap water. This problem is also compounded by current municipal water utility breakdowns, like the case of Flint, in Michigan. My buddy, coauthor and water governance specialist Oriol Mirosa (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) makes an exceptional case for why this is happening.

Mineral water as a public law issue is not only a case of governments requiring to react to the increased commodification of the human right to water, but likewise a case of developing policy interventions that can lead to an actual real improvement in the face of intense water deficiency scenarios. The second structural barrier I have experienced in my experience doing fieldwork is intensified by the first one: regulative structures that avoid the travel and reuse of water bottles. This is extremely specific to airports, where you can’t get a bottle of water through security (and for that reason you require to either empty it or dispose of it). This is compounded by the truth that, if you have a refillable bottle you would require to empty it before going through security at the airport. If there is no facilities to refill your bottle, you’re basically out of luck and you MUST acquire a bottle of water.

Lately, I have actually dealt with this 2nd structural barrier by bringing my refillable water bottle (empty) through security and then going to a coffee shop and/or dining establishment and asking if they can refill it with tap or filtered water. It’s unlikely that they will say no. However this is just an example of how we require to go beyond providing incentives to reduce specific bottled water consumption and, instead, developing structural conditions to increase faucet water consumption.

THAT is where one of the main policy challenges remains.

Forward citation tracing and backwards citation tracing in literature reviews– Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

One of the abilities I teach my students and research study assistants regularly is an approach to find new citations across the literature. That’s what I (and others) call citation tracing.

A paper I read stated “there is a lack of studies on street pleading, and few if any analyse it’s public policy ramifications” O RLY? pic.twitter.com/HKEijX3oX4!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega(@raulpacheco)January 29, 2018 The examples I utilize here originated from a Google Scholar search, but you can extend the method to Web of Science, WebMD, and other databases. Forward citation tracing: Refers to the process of finding the most recent posts, booksor book chapters that cite

a specific paper, book, or book chapter. I call it”forward citation tracing”because you are going forward from the date when the recommendation you’re alluding was released. For example, a forward citation tracing on my 2015 Review of Policy Research study paper on transnational environmental advocacy will give me 7 citations, which I can then look through in order to see What do I suggest by Forward Citation Tracing and Backward Citation Tracing? This one is forward(finding the latest short articles that mention the one

I am taking a look at by taking a look at Mentioned By on Google Scholar )pic.twitter.com/yGxBOFIQ6P!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega(@raulpacheco) January 29, 2018 Doing a forward citation tracing exercise can enable us to remain in touch with the most appropriate research that is following a specific topic. Backward citation tracing: And

this is Backwards Citation Tracing(which authors does the paper I’m currently checking out point out, that I might discover fascinating?)Don’t laugh at my scribbles.

I’m in a rush to complete writing a

paper and I can’t copy-and-paste typed text or edit-on-the-spot. pic.twitter.com/ViEKXh9gkZ!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega( @raulpacheco )January 29, 2018 For me, backwards citation tracing is essential since it enables me to see if an author has omitted any essential citations, or whether I can find out more from the texts they pointed out. This is

an important exercise for my students and research assistants as

well due to the fact that they can see why a particular article they read has gaps. Another method to call forward and backward citation tracing is”Ascendancy Searches”and”Descendency”– which is essentially browsing up and down for citations. When you have poor library full text gain access to, this is indispensable when asking trainees to discover 5 main studies.

Ascendency searches– who has actually mentioned this paper considering that its publication. Decendency searches– what documents did the paper you read cite? https://t.co/r8LaaiMoFY!.?.!— Academics Write(@academicswrite)January 29, 2018

POLI 350A Public Policy (Term 1, Sep-Dec 2011) – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

This course will offer the student with a summary of the numerous political science theories that use to the public policy-making procedure. It will also allow trainees to “get their feet wet” in the policy analysis field. The focus is on the domestic level of Canadian public policy, as POLI 352A (Comparative Politics of Public law) examines the relative measurement utilizing a cross-national lens. We will, however, take a look at some theoretical arguments that make use of cross-national comparisons. We will take a look at existing debates such as the politics of urban spread in the Greater Vancouver location, environment change policy in Canada, mental health policy, termination-of-life policy, real estate policy, same-sex marriage and legislation, etc.

. This course focuses on Canadian public law (e.g. the case research studies are mainly Canadian, whereas the theoretical structures are non-country specific).

The full syllabus for POLI 350A Public Policy (Fall 2011, September-December 2011) can be found here.

Higher education and academia – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

I write extensively on the challenges that we face in academic life, and the frustrations we have to deal with on a daily basis. This page is intended to collect my blog posts on the topic.

A full-engagement approach to research

Most of the research strategies I share on my blog have an inherent and underlying philosophy: the work I do has to be fully engaged and generate components that can be used within the research process. This post explains how my full-engagement approach works.

In defense of libraries.

I wrote in defense of libraries worldwide, partly because I’m a book worm, but also in particular because I love library science. Moreover, I realize that a well-stocked library is fundamental to the development of a literate society, which is why I donate books and promote libraries whenever I can and as much as I can. Also, I think that cities that lack robust libraries throughout their territory are making a big public policy mistake.

We need research managers and administrative assistants, period. Their work is invaluable in doing paperwork and engaging in the logistics and administrative burden of running events, managing projects, ensuring that payments come out at the right time.

One of the reasons my scholarly productivity went up (literally, through the roof) during a previous stage of my academic career was the fact that I had not one, but two amazing research assistants. Whatever I needed done (assemble datasets, create tables, format journal article manuscripts, organize my academic life), they were there. In this post I reflect on how we should treat our research assistants and share my approach and philosophy.

Dealing with rejection in academic writing and academia in general

My previously stellar record both in grant writing and in journal article publishing got a bit of a clobbering a few years ago. I got grant proposals that I had really put my heart and soul into them (and that I thought were spectacularly well written) rejected. In this post I reflect on how we can deal with the fact that rejection is part of academic life.

I also reflected on the need for grants to move your research forward. I’ve written about this topic often because it’s something that comes up regularly.

Should qualitative research be subjected to the same transparency requirements as quantitative scholarship?

As someone who does multiple methods but is primarily qualitative now I am always concerned with the fetichisization of quantification as a model and requirement for rigorous research. In this post I discuss my qualms about sharing my raw research and fieldnotes.

The ethics of peer review: Some tips and best practices

I discuss some of the challenges of current peer review practice and offer a few suggestions for best practices.

A few pieces of advice for academic presenters

Wherein I discuss the “do’s” and “don’ts” of academic presentations.

Breaking the vicious cycle of grant funding and writing

In which I discuss one of the worst realities of grant writing and funding – to get funded, you need funding. That is, to do more projects with external funding, you need to be successful at least once before. My post discusses my experience with this conundrum.

Teaching in English in a Spanish speaking country

I decided since I arrived to Mexico from Canada that I would continue teaching in English despite the fact that Mexico is a Spanish-speaking country, and my institution grants degrees where courses are taught in Spanish. I think it’s proven an effective strategy to enhance my students’ language skills.

Reporting on higher education needs more diverse voices and the New York Times is NOT on it.

Wherein I complain about how the NYT only asks traditional questions about higher education and forgets people of color and marginalized academics.

Jeremy Renner’s divorce from Sonni Pacheco cost him dearly– however just in child assistance– Divorce Debbie

Jeremy dayout with first partner Sonni Pacheco

Jeremy Renner met ex-wife Sonni Pacheco in Vancouver in 2010 whilst he was shooting Objective Impossible: Ghost Procedure and she was dealing with set as a stand-in. The aspiring actress and previous design and the actor hit it off rapidly and the 2 ended up being a couple.In March 2013 they inviteddaughter Ava and things were going quite well in between the 2. A kid of divorce himself, Jeremy was not a big believer in marital relationship. He didn’t actually think he ‘d decrease the aisle with Sonni or anybody for that matter, however he wished to provide his daughter with a solid family and chose to take the plunge.He was 43 when he married Sonni in January 2014. She was 21. Ten months later on the couple separated and Sonni filed for divorce from Jeremy. Obviously their attempt at marriage didn’t

work. At the time it was reported that the 2 were simply too various to make it work. Their considerable age difference may have played a role as well.It was reported that Jeremy regretted getting married extremely soon after the reality. That makes it unsurprising that the marriage eventually stopped working.

It also ended up being clear soon that the divorce was going to be controversial. Sonni asked for primary physical but joint legal custody for their child. Oddly she also requested that Jeremy needs to “instantly return(her)taken passport, birth certificate, social security card and be restrained from making further efforts to conceal exact same. “It’s uncertain what might be the story behind that request.Paula Patton Jeremy’s co star & linkup In addition Sonni wanted the prenup the separated couple had actually signed to be stated void due to the fact that of fraud. She desired the couple’s Variety Rover, a minimum of for

the time being, and Jeremy must & pay the

lease and also pay for her moving expenses.The divorce took its toll on Jeremy. He was working on films and had to content with going to depositions to figure out the divorce from Sonni. At the same time he attempted to spend quality time with his daughter as well.Ultimately the divorce was completed in December 2015.

The prenup was thought about valid and whatever that had been set down in it would be followed. That implied that Sonni would not get any spousal support. Jeremy likewise kept the majority of his properties as well as his automobile and motorcycle.

It’s uncertain if Sonni received anything here.Jeremy was ordered to pay Sonni $13,000 a month in child assistance, nevertheless. And in case his yearly income would go beyond$2.3 million a year, he was likewise ordered to pay an extra 5%in kid support.Whilst that is a great deal of loan, Jeremy definitely loves his daughter and wants to spend as much time with her as possible.

He and Sonni have shared legal and physical custody, so he does get equal time with his daughter. Jeremy even stated that he would decline future tasks if it suggested that he would not be able to invest as much time with his child.

So he likely pays child assistance happily, no matter just how much it is.In the meantime he has actually carried on. He’s not officially known to be dating anyone in particular, however has actually been seen out and about with various ladies. He was quickly linked to co-star Paula Patton, but it was rejected that anything was going on in between the two. He seems to focus mainly on his career and his daughter. The very same is obviously true for Sonni.Jeremy and Sonni with their infant Paula & Jeremy snapped at an event