Help Cris Research on Democratic Development on Rogue Regime
in Democracy and Governance to research on the rationality behind economic behavioral and neurological decision-making process between liberal democracy and totalitarian regime. I would like to focus on the mechanisms that shaped human decision-making through the means of institutionalized political power-structure system and the driving forces behind the behavioral economic of the masses.
My current research consists of two main concentration of studies which are Neuro-Philosophy and Political-Philosophy. My general areas of interest in neuro-philosophy include the brain, its structure and function; neuro-biology of choice architecture with a deeper understanding of how they make their own decisions, and others decide; Emphasis on the herd-mentality of society on individuality: how groups and the social environment interact with individual decision-making. It will have strong implications for marketing, public policy and public education. My primary area of political philosophical interest is on the topic of the political structure regarding intentionality that deals with utilitarianism vs libertarianism, the pedagogy of societal and cultural oppression, and institutional design for election process.
Some of my key area of research goals includes:
1. The search for methods to facilitate and sustain stable democracy through democratic consolidation in different regions of the world in the long run– Looking into how economic development played a vital role in the transformation of the social structure. Looking into ways of promoting democracy through surveys and empirical data of various barometers, in particular Afro, Arab, and Asia-Pacific to account for the public view of the desire for democracy in largely authoritarian settings.
2. To account for the reasons of the discrepancies and recessions of democracy in certain regions - Research on Seymour Martin Lipset’s theory about the relationship between economic development and democracy - i.e. the richer the country, the greater the chances it will sustain democracy and the exception to this rule: the potential dangers for democratic development in oil-rich countries.
3. Examine the reasons of environment that resulted in social distrust through the abuses of opportunism and taking advantage of others.
4. Media in Politics: Analyze how independent, mainstream and social media help to facilitate and influence the masses into advancing on certain political movement. E.g. the media impact on the recent U.S. Presidential Election.
The possible dissertation that I would be working on is to examine how masses have been influenced by architectural nudges of the institutional political structure. In particular to analyze various authoritarian regimes operated during World War II; the effects of media; ideology and policies of the liberal governments that have contributed to the surge of post-modernism movement in the contemporary western world. I would also specifically be going to examine the impact of the rise of the implementation of the Singapore/China political system through the incorporation of capitalism with authoritarian paternalistic model as an alternative.