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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.


Equality News (Summer 2004), Maggie Allen Jul 2004

Equality News (Summer 2004), Maggie Allen

Equality News

No abstract provided.


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

International Legal Pluralism, William W. Burke-White

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Patrice Emery Lumumba : Entre Metaphore Et Metonymie, Justin K. Bisanswa Jun 2004

Patrice Emery Lumumba : Entre Metaphore Et Metonymie, Justin K. Bisanswa

Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

The purpose of this text is to analyze the historiography devoted to Patrice Lumumba and the use of rhetoric that launched him into legend. The metaphor characterizes Lumumba in his journey towards death and the alienation of identity, rendering concrete a kind of degradation, of the animated and the unanimated. Further, the metaphor breaks down into a string of fragments, or of metonymical qualities. Lumumba's struggle for justice, equality, purity, truth, and the ideal translates the drama of which he is a victim into an extreme search for the ideal. This drama expresses itself by a notable use of ...


Gommage Et Résistance Dans Le Processus De Mythification Postcoloniale, Robert Fotsing Mangoua Jun 2004

Gommage Et Résistance Dans Le Processus De Mythification Postcoloniale, Robert Fotsing Mangoua

Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

Using the central figures of Um Nyobe and Patrice Lumumba, this paper aims to show that postcolonial mythology is a confrontation of two tendencies: on one hand, the colonial and postcolonial States, whose efforts tend to rub out history and its great faces, and on the other, artists and thinkers from Africa or abroad who want to establish the memory and the deeds of the missing as a source of inspiration for the present and next generation.


Subversion D'Un Mythe Colonial : Le« Grand Blanc De Lambaréné » Dans Le Roman Francophone D'Afrique, Sylvère Mbondobari Jun 2004

Subversion D'Un Mythe Colonial : Le« Grand Blanc De Lambaréné » Dans Le Roman Francophone D'Afrique, Sylvère Mbondobari

Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

Among its goals, this study aims to throw new light on the representation of the West in African Francophone literature. In this respect, it will examine some characteristic aspects of the image of the "Grand Blanc de Lambarene" - Albert Schweitzer - produced by the African imagination. For the first time, this paper shows which discursive and structural strategies are used by Sylvain Bemba and Seraphin Ndaot to represent Albert Schweitzer, to express their convictions, and how they confer a thematic or aesthetic aspect to their text. To be fully heuristic, the representation of Schweitzer requires that we reconstitute the movements of ...


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 ...


Demonizing Science And Industry, Ibpp Editor Apr 2004

Demonizing Science And Industry, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the perception that leaders in science and industry seeking power or setting down confining constraints to personal behavior as well as the converse of “…following where one’s heart and soul leads.” The author continues by positing that both sets of beliefs offer similar types of mental constraints.


Intelligence And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Ibpp Editor Apr 2004

Intelligence And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the ramifications of the lack of epistemological underpinnings from which the rightness or wrongness regarding WMD in Iraq can be constructed and adjudicated.


A Thematic Content Analysis Of National Anthems: Europe Vs. Members Of The Arab League, Ibpp Editor Apr 2004

A Thematic Content Analysis Of National Anthems: Europe Vs. Members Of The Arab League, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The authors conduct a political psychological analysis of national anthems from European, African, and Middle Eastern nations. Their results focus on the difference between anthems of European nations and members of the Arab League, and potential reasons behind those differences.


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.


"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 ...


Mlgpa News (Spring 2004), Maggie Allen Apr 2004

Mlgpa News (Spring 2004), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

No abstract provided.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...