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Fire, Metaphor, And Constitutional Myth-Making, Robert Tsai Oct 2004

Fire, Metaphor, And Constitutional Myth-Making, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

From the standpoint of traditional legal thought, metaphor is at best a dash of poetry adorning lawyerly analysis, and at worst an unjustifiable distraction from what is actually at stake in a legal contest. By contrast, in the eyes of those who view law as a close relative of ordinary language, metaphor is a basic building block of human understanding. This article accepts that metaphor helps us to comprehend a court’s decision. At the same time, it contends that metaphor plays a special role in the realm of constitutional discourse. Metaphor in constitutional law not only reinforces doctrinal categories ...


Equality News (Fall 2004), Maggie Allen Oct 2004

Equality News (Fall 2004), Maggie Allen

Equality News

No abstract provided.


Watching The Watchers: Surveillance, Transparency, And Political Freedom In The War On Terror, Seth F. Kreimer Sep 2004

Watching The Watchers: Surveillance, Transparency, And Political Freedom In The War On Terror, Seth F. Kreimer

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Church Activities And Socialization On African-American Religious Commitment, Peter Wielhouwer Aug 2004

The Impact Of Church Activities And Socialization On African-American Religious Commitment, Peter Wielhouwer

Peter W. Wielhouwer

Objective. This article examines religious commitment (church involvement, private devotionalism, and religious salience) among African Americans as a function of being served by a religious congregation, perception of the historical role of the church in relation to the group, and religious and racial socialization. Methods. Drawing on traditional Christian expectations of the church, hypotheses are tested using the 1979–1980 National Survey of Black Americans. Three alternative models are tested that explicitly compare the effects of church activities with conventional socialization and demographic models of religious commitment. Results. The results show that the church's fulfillment of its normative roles ...


Political Contributions By Asian Americans: An Analysis Of The 2002 Massachusetts Gubernatorial Campaign, Paul Watanabe, Gregory Kim-Ju Aug 2004

Political Contributions By Asian Americans: An Analysis Of The 2002 Massachusetts Gubernatorial Campaign, Paul Watanabe, Gregory Kim-Ju

Institute for Asian American Studies Publications

The Institute for Asian American Studies has analyzed and chronicled, often for the first time, the involvement of Asian Americans in the daily life of the Commonwealth. Over the last few decades Massachusetts has experienced a remarkably rapid growth in its Asian American population. Between 1990 and 2000, for example, this population grew by 67.5% to 238,124. Asian Americans now constitute just under 4% of the state’s population


America The Virtuous: The Crisis Of Democracy And The Quest For Empire (2003), Christopher H. Hoebeke Jul 2004

America The Virtuous: The Crisis Of Democracy And The Quest For Empire (2003), Christopher H. Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


Ethical Regulation And Humanities Research In Australia: Problems And Consequences, Robert Cribb Jul 2004

Ethical Regulation And Humanities Research In Australia: Problems And Consequences, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Examines problems created for humanities and social science research by the unthinking application of ethical prescriptions from bio-medical research.


International Legal Pluralism, William W. Burke-White Jul 2004

International Legal Pluralism, William W. Burke-White

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Equality News (Summer 2004), Maggie Allen Jul 2004

Equality News (Summer 2004), Maggie Allen

Equality News

No abstract provided.


Food Based Approaches For A Healthy Nutrition In Africa, Mamoudou Hama Dicko May 2004

Food Based Approaches For A Healthy Nutrition In Africa, Mamoudou Hama Dicko

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

The latest estimates of the FAO demonstrate the problems of the fight against hunger. These problems are manifested by the ever-increasing number of chronically undernourished people worldwide. Their numbers during the 1999-2001 period were estimated at about 840 million of which 798 million live in developing countries. Sub-Saharan Africa alone represented 198 million of those. In this part of Africa the prevalence of undernourishment ranges from 5-34%, causing growth retardation and insufficient weight gain among one third of the children under five years of age and resulting in a mortality of 5-15% among these children. Malnutrition resulting from undernourishment is ...


Ashok Kumar Malhotra. Instant Nirvana: Americanization Of Mysticism And Meditation., Michael Andregg Apr 2004

Ashok Kumar Malhotra. Instant Nirvana: Americanization Of Mysticism And Meditation., Michael Andregg

Comparative Civilizations Review

No abstract provided.


Ua1b2/1 Student Government History, Nadia Deleon Apr 2004

Ua1b2/1 Student Government History, Nadia Deleon

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

A brief overview of the growth of student government at WKU written for History & the Internet, Spring 2004.


Church In Democractic Transition Between The State And The Civil Society, Vedran Horvat Apr 2004

Church In Democractic Transition Between The State And The Civil Society, Vedran Horvat

Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe

No abstract provided.


Mlgpa News (Spring 2004), Maggie Allen Apr 2004

Mlgpa News (Spring 2004), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

No abstract provided.


"Women Who Want To Be Women": The Social And Political Antifeminism Of Phyllis Schlafly, Murry Warhank Apr 2004

"Women Who Want To Be Women": The Social And Political Antifeminism Of Phyllis Schlafly, Murry Warhank

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

Not all feminists were women and not all who opposed the feminist movement were men. The latter is illustrated by the life of Phyllis Schlafly, nicknamed the “Darling of the Silent Majority.” Schlafly, educated at Radford, Harvard, and Washington University is a brilliant woman who had a long and influential career as a political writer and activist, but she made her name battling the very movement that helped her interests the most. Schlafly gained notoriety with the publication of A Choice, Not an Echo. Released in 1964, it contends that a small entourage of “Eastern-king makers” had denied conservatives the ...


In Search Of The Truth: Modern Church-State Relations In Yunnan Province, Kathryn Rosenbaum Apr 2004

In Search Of The Truth: Modern Church-State Relations In Yunnan Province, Kathryn Rosenbaum

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The relationship between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Protestant church is a complicated relationship that varies greatly with time period and location. This paper explores the interactions from various viewpoints, the history of the relationship, the legislation pertaining to the relationship, and a brief study of the interactions in two very different locations in Yunnan Province—Kunming and the Nujiang valley.


Naccs 31st Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Mar 2004

Naccs 31st Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

NACCS Conference Programs

El Pueblo Unido…:Strength in Unity
March 31-April 4, 2004
The University of New Mexico


Defining "Public Justice" In A Pluralistic Society: Probing A Key Neo-Calvinist Insight, Jonathan Chaplin Mar 2004

Defining "Public Justice" In A Pluralistic Society: Probing A Key Neo-Calvinist Insight, Jonathan Chaplin

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Scientific Blind Spots: Did Philosophy Of Science And Religious Belief Cause Canada's Debt?, John Hiemstra Mar 2004

Scientific Blind Spots: Did Philosophy Of Science And Religious Belief Cause Canada's Debt?, John Hiemstra

Pro Rege

Acknowledgments: "I am grateful to The King’s University College and to Citizens for Public Justice for helping fund this unorthodox economic research project. Thanks also to Elsabe Kloppers for her careful and always cheerful assistance with the research."


Ua1b2/1 The Jonesville Controversy, Ali Wright Feb 2004

Ua1b2/1 The Jonesville Controversy, Ali Wright

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Overview of the history of the African-American community, Jonesville and its demise through urban renewal in the 1960s.


Bandipora Redux: A Tale From Two Insurgencies, Ashok Agrwaal Feb 2004

Bandipora Redux: A Tale From Two Insurgencies, Ashok Agrwaal

Ashok Agrwaal

This artixcle is based upon my work on State impunity in the context of the guaranteed right to life, in Punjab and Kashmir. The Indian state has fought insurgencies almost throughout its independent history: from Nagaland to Punjab, Andhra Pradesh to Kashmir, from the early 1950s to date. Among the many different kinds of human rights violations that the Indian security forces have been charged with, is the recurring charge that they force local people to act as 'human shields' \with a view to minimising uniformed casualties. These reports have been denied by the authorities who routinely provide other reasons ...


A Study Of The Decision Of The Czech Republic To Join The European Union, Harold Conard Mock Iii Jan 2004

A Study Of The Decision Of The Czech Republic To Join The European Union, Harold Conard Mock Iii

The Corinthian

Since its establishment as the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951, the European Union has provided more than half a century of peace and prosperity to the continent. The people of the European Union have been guaranteed justice through strict adherence to democratic ideals and respect for human rights; economic stability through transition to a common currency, job creation, development of infrastructure, and fiscal globalization; environmental protection through rigorous membership credentials and legislative policy; and security through the formulation of a single, strong, powerful voice in world affairs. The initial members were Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, and the ...


Nine Legends: Sketches Of Remarkable People Based On Personal Relationships, Thomas Vail Jan 2004

Nine Legends: Sketches Of Remarkable People Based On Personal Relationships, Thomas Vail

Cleveland Memory

During my 42 years in the newspaper business, 28 of them was spent as publisher and editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland Ohio, I was able to meet one on one with many world leaders, heads of state (including nine American presidents) and others of remarkable abilities.

The following personality sketches of some of the legendary figures I have met include a few geniuses as well. ...

I hope my readers will enjoy these personal observations about some of the people who have shaped events to a greater or lesser degree during the latter half of the 20th century ...


A Certain Comfort: Betty Ford As First Lady, Nichola D. Gutgold, Linda B. Hobgood Jan 2004

A Certain Comfort: Betty Ford As First Lady, Nichola D. Gutgold, Linda B. Hobgood

Rhetoric and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

Her White House stay was short-lived, but the lessons of Betty Ford's experience remain vividly instructive. By accident of a national political crisis which catapulted her to the rank of the first lady in 1974, Mrs. Ford's tenure lasted a brief two years until her husband, Gerald R. Ford lost his bid for reelection. During that time, she developed a relationship of candor with the press and public. She spoke her mind on social and moral issues that were at the forefront of public debate. The positions she took were not always popular with the majority of Americans ...


John B. Rawls. El Hombre Y Su Legado Intelectual, Leonardo García Jaramillo Jan 2004

John B. Rawls. El Hombre Y Su Legado Intelectual, Leonardo García Jaramillo

Leonardo García Jaramillo

No abstract provided.


The Scope Of Tolerance And Its Moral Reasoning, Raphael Cohen-Almagor Jan 2004

The Scope Of Tolerance And Its Moral Reasoning, Raphael Cohen-Almagor

raphael cohen-almagor

This essay aims to consider the scope of tolerance and its moral reasoning. I first discuss the reluctance of prominent philosophers to prescribe boundaries to liberty and tolerance. I then focus attention on Rawls’ discussion on tolerance, which I find quite disappointing, yet argue that his line of reasoning on the question of tolerating the intolerant contributed to the very fashionable consequentialist approach. After criticizing the consequentialist reasoning I introduce an alternative approach: the principled reasoning. I explain that much of the liberal reasoning is inspired by the fear of sliding down the slippery slope, and finally turn to discuss ...


Between The Black And Red Light, Savad Rahman Jan 2004

Between The Black And Red Light, Savad Rahman

savad rahman

Between the Black & the Red Light http://www.boloji.com/society/074.htm Original in Malayalam: Chillumedayilirunn Kalleriyoo by Savad Rahman Translated in English by Sony V. Mathew

Mumbai is truly one of a kind. You might have been residing here for a decade or more but still you can�t be absolutely certain of your way. Andheri, Dadar, Navi Mumbai� the longer you travel the more you get confused. Such is the traffic and human convergence associated with this great city that, it could take hours to move from one point to another. But Kamathipura has always been an exception, in more ways than one.

Catch the time-bound city train service, or the red colored city bus 102 or the taxis painted in black and yellow; the means to reach the place has never been short of options. Under the guise of gentlemen, a clutch of strange friends will guide you, round-the-clock, to the world of flesh trade where many innocent dreams get shattered and fate plays havoc with millions of female lives.

Irrespective of their economic or social differences people from different walks of life used to be a regular visitor to this place, which has been shared and owned between pan, panipoori, juice vendors and multi colored buildings adorned with lamps. So one thing is clear, the AIDS cell got it ...


Wisdom To Know The Difference: The Rhetoric Of Pat Nixon, Linda B. Hobgood Jan 2004

Wisdom To Know The Difference: The Rhetoric Of Pat Nixon, Linda B. Hobgood

Rhetoric and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

Henriette Wyeth Hurd painted the official portrait of Patricia Nixon. The woman depicted is serene, almost sad. She appears fragile, yet brave. Above all, the face that gazes from the canvas understands--the wisdom in her eyes reflects that sense of tribulation bequeathed by experience. Both the painting and the subject reflect "calm at the center." It is an insightful portrayal of the American first lady known to the world as "Pat."


The Conceptual Jurisprudence Of The German Constitution, William Ewald Jan 2004

The Conceptual Jurisprudence Of The German Constitution, William Ewald

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


James Wilson: Presbyterian, Anglican, Thomist, Or Deist?: Does It Matter? (Chapter 7 Of The Founders On God And Government), Mark Hall Jan 2004

James Wilson: Presbyterian, Anglican, Thomist, Or Deist?: Does It Matter? (Chapter 7 Of The Founders On God And Government), Mark Hall

Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies

Excerpt: "James Wilson is buried in America's Westminster Abby-Christ Church, Philadelphia. This Anglican church is only blocks away from the First Presbyterian church in Philadelphia, where Wilson rented a pew until the end of his life. Some scholars report that Wilson joined the Anglican Communion in 1778, perhaps at the behest of one his best friends, William White, the first Anglican bishop of Philadelphia. Others claim he that never abandoned the Presbyterianism of his native Scotland. Still others pay no attention to his denominational commitments, arguing that he was actually a Thornist or a deist. Finally, some scholars say ...