bumped, because I wanted to
(From the old education joke. You know what B.S. is. An M.S. is more of the same, so…)
I’ve got an opportunity to enter a postgraduate degree program. I delayed for a year because it was the worst professional year I ever had. Now I’m trying for a reattack but am having difficulty figuring out how to frame the initial question for solving in a hundred thousand word thesis. I’m not afraid of the size of the project–this blog hit over a million of my (or quoted) words a while back; the money is in the bank ready to be spent as needed; and time in the off hours is achieveable. I’ve got some advisors for my master’s who will vouch for me at the new school.
But what to do, what to do.
So far, I’ve been considering three ideas.
- What a Navy foreign area officer is and how to make it work (not a big enough subject; file 13′d.)
- Change in military organizations, as a “how to make it happen”. Individuals in organizations, changing organizational culture, affecting procurement and development of weapons systems. Others have done a lot of work on this already, although I haven’t seen much on “how do I make this happen?”
- How would a “Genocide prevention unit” work; how to enable it, how to get the support, how it fails, how it might succeed.
- Something involving information warfare and Islamism.
Any comments / suggestions / ideas? I’m stumped, and if I’m stumped this early in the problem there’s no way I’ll finish the thesis proposal.
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