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¿Y Después De Las Transiciones Qué? Un Balance Y Análisis De Las Teorías Del Cambio Político., Salvador Marti I Puig Jul 2001

¿Y Después De Las Transiciones Qué? Un Balance Y Análisis De Las Teorías Del Cambio Político., Salvador Marti I Puig

Salvador Marti i Puig

No abstract provided.


Chernobyl Stories And Anthropological Shock In Hungary, Krista Harper Jul 2001

Chernobyl Stories And Anthropological Shock In Hungary, Krista Harper

Anthropology Department Faculty Publication Series

The Budapest Chernobyl Day commemoration generated a creative outpouring of stories about parental responsibilities, scientific knowledge, environmental risks, and public participation. I examine the stories and performances elicited by the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in April 1996. In these “Chernobyl stories,” activists criticized scientific and state paternalism while engaging in alternative practices of citizenship. The decade between the catastrophic explosion and its commemoration coincides with the development of the Hungarian environmental movement and the transformation from state socialism. Chernobyl Day 1996 consequently became an opportunity for activists to reflect upon how the meaning of citizenship and public ...


A Place To Learn And A Place To Grow: School Gardens In The Los Angeles Unified School District, A Survey, Case Studies, And Policy Recommendations, Andrea Azuma, Tegan Horan, Robert Gottlieb Jul 2001

A Place To Learn And A Place To Grow: School Gardens In The Los Angeles Unified School District, A Survey, Case Studies, And Policy Recommendations, Andrea Azuma, Tegan Horan, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Chernobyl Stories And Anthropological Shock In Hungary, Krista Harper Jul 2001

Chernobyl Stories And Anthropological Shock In Hungary, Krista Harper

Krista M. Harper

The Budapest Chernobyl Day commemoration generated a creative outpouring of stories about parental responsibilities, scientific knowledge, environmental risks, and public participation. I examine the stories and performances elicited by the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in April 1996. In these “Chernobyl stories,” activists criticized scientific and state paternalism while engaging in alternative practices of citizenship. The decade between the catastrophic explosion and its commemoration coincides with the development of the Hungarian environmental movement and the transformation from state socialism. Chernobyl Day 1996 consequently became an opportunity for activists to reflect upon how the meaning of citizenship and public ...


O Estado Como Instituição: Uma Leitura Das Obras Históricas De Marx, Adriano Codato, Renato Perissinotto Jan 2001

O Estado Como Instituição: Uma Leitura Das Obras Históricas De Marx, Adriano Codato, Renato Perissinotto

Adriano Codato

The aim of this paper is to present a reading of the Marxist theory of the state more complex and ambitious than that made by recent neo-institutionalists criticism. Upon reconsideration of the "historical works" of Marx demonstrated that this author has a conception of state which takes into account their internal institutional dynamics without compromising, however, the view of class.


Timbuktu: A Lesson In Underdevelopment, Riccardo Pelizzo Jan 2001

Timbuktu: A Lesson In Underdevelopment, Riccardo Pelizzo

riccardo pelizzo

Th e purpose of the present paper is to investigate Timbuktu’s economic decline in the three centuries elapsed between 1526, when Leo Africanus reached the Mysterious City, and 1830, when the fi rst European explorers arrived in Timbuktu. It is argued that Timbuktu’s decline was neither an accident nor the result of inevitable natural conditions. Timbuktu’s decay was the product of historical and social forces. Specifi cally, it is argued that Timbuktu lost power and prestige because its market decayed. However, it is also suggested that no single factor can account individually for this event. Th e ...


Distrust Breeds Bureaucracy: Democratization And The Formal Regulation Of Electoral Governance In Mexico, Andreas Schedler Jan 2001

Distrust Breeds Bureaucracy: Democratization And The Formal Regulation Of Electoral Governance In Mexico, Andreas Schedler

Andreas Schedler

In contemporary Mexico, political parties have subject electoral authorities to tight legal regulation. Their reliance on “bureaucratic” control sheds light on a crucial premise of “post-bureaucratic” approaches: deregulation presupposes trust. The article describes the distrust-driven regulation of three areas of electoral governance: record keeping, the identification of voters and ballots, and time rules. It concludes with reflections on the potential costs of bureaucratizing electoral governance.


Multilateral Agencies And Higher Education Reform In Latin America, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez, Armando Alcántara Jan 2001

Multilateral Agencies And Higher Education Reform In Latin America, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez, Armando Alcántara

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

During the last decade, the debate over higher education took up a significant space on the agendas of various international agencies, including multilateral development banks and other intergovernmental agencies. This fact points to the importance of the subject within a broader discussion that refers to national development projects and their articulation within the new international economic and political order. In this context, the purpose of this article is to discern the principal lines of argument at work and their implications for the transformation of higher education in Latin America. To this end, we have chosen four cases that we consider ...


La Universidad Latinoamericana Y El Siglo Xxi: Algunos Retos Estructurales, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez Jan 2001

La Universidad Latinoamericana Y El Siglo Xxi: Algunos Retos Estructurales, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

En América Latina el proceso de transición manifiesta rasgos comunes con la dinámica de cambio global, pero también expresiones particulares. Ante todo, las transformaciones económicas se han expresado a través de una serie cíclica de momentos de crisis-recuperación. Visto en una perspectiva de conjunto, el período que comprende las últimas décadas del siglo XX se caracteriza tanto por la reforma del Estado como por la implantación de programas de ajuste que, con las particularidades de cada caso, han sido adoptados por la totalidad de los países de la región. La simultaneidad de estas transiciones ha hecho sentir su peso en ...


《次国家政府与对外事务》Subnational Governments And Foreign Affairs, Zhimin Chen Jan 2001

《次国家政府与对外事务》Subnational Governments And Foreign Affairs, Zhimin Chen

Zhimin Chen

No abstract provided.


Democracia, Multipartidismo Y Coaliciones En América Latina: Evaluando La Difícil Combinación, Daniel Chasquetti Jan 2001

Democracia, Multipartidismo Y Coaliciones En América Latina: Evaluando La Difícil Combinación, Daniel Chasquetti

Daniel Chasquetti

El artículo evalúa la forma en que los países de América Latina convivieron con la difícil combinación de presidencialismo y multipartidismo durante los años ochenta y noventa. Básicamente, demuestra que los presidencialismos multipartidistas gobernados por coaliciones mayoritarias son formatos político-institucionales eficaces para el mantenimiento de la estabilidad democrática. De igual forma, los presidencialismos multipartidistas sin coaliciones de gobierno son los verdaderamente problemáticos. Asimismo, el artículo demuestra que la mayoría de los argumentos vertidos sobre la aparente dificultad del presidencialismo para habilitar o estimular las coaliciones son sumamente discutibles, por no decir equivocados. Existen numerosas razones, fundadas en los hechos, que ...


Political Institutions: Democracy And Social Choice, Josep M. Colomer Dec 2000

Political Institutions: Democracy And Social Choice, Josep M. Colomer

Josep M. Colomer

More complex political institutions produce more stable and socially efficient the outcomes; this book develops an extensive analysis of that relationship. It explores concepts, questions, and insights based on social choice theory, focusing on more than forty democratic countries and several international organizations from late medieval times to the present.


Policy Implications Of The Kyoto Protocol For Canada: An Overview, Steven Bernstein, Christopher D. Gore Dec 2000

Policy Implications Of The Kyoto Protocol For Canada: An Overview, Steven Bernstein, Christopher D. Gore

Christopher D Gore

No abstract provided.


In The Name Of The Peasantry, The Proletariat, And The People: Populisms In Eastern Europe, Cas Mudde Dec 2000

In The Name Of The Peasantry, The Proletariat, And The People: Populisms In Eastern Europe, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


The Right And The Righteous? European Norms, Domestic Politics And The Sanctions Against Austria, Cas Mudde, Michael Merlingen, Ulrich Sedelmeier Dec 2000

The Right And The Righteous? European Norms, Domestic Politics And The Sanctions Against Austria, Cas Mudde, Michael Merlingen, Ulrich Sedelmeier

Cas Mudde

In February 2000, fourteen EU member states collectively took the unprecedented step to impose bilateral sanctions on their Austrian EU partner. How can this be explained? Was it, as the fourteen governments argued, because the inclusion in the Austrian government of Jörg Haider’s extreme right FPÖ opposes many of the ideas making up the common identity of the EU? Or, were the sanctions motivated, as the Austrian government argued, by narrow-minded party political interests that lurked beneath the rhetoric of shared European norms and values? Our analysis suggests that without the particular concerns about domestic politics of certain politicians ...


Broadening & Deepening: Systemic Expansion, Incorporation & The Zone Of Ignorance, Jon D. Carlson Dec 2000

Broadening & Deepening: Systemic Expansion, Incorporation & The Zone Of Ignorance, Jon D. Carlson

Jon D. Carlson

No abstract provided.