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Myth Of Indian Nuke Doctrine (Cpc Journal, No.1038, Us Air Force, Alabama, Shams Uz Zaman Mr. Dec 2012

Myth Of Indian Nuke Doctrine (Cpc Journal, No.1038, Us Air Force, Alabama, Shams Uz Zaman Mr.

Mr. Shams uz Zaman

No abstract provided.


Radio As The Voice Of God: Peace And Tolerance Radio Programming’S Impact On Norms, Daniel P. Aldrich Nov 2012

Radio As The Voice Of God: Peace And Tolerance Radio Programming’S Impact On Norms, Daniel P. Aldrich

Daniel P Aldrich

Observers have argued that radio programming can alter norms, especially through hate radio designed to increase animosity between groups. This article tests whether or not radio programming under the countering violent extremism (CVE) policy framework can reduce potential conflict and increase civic engagement and positive views of foreign nations. Data from surveys of more than 1,000 respondents in Mali, Chad, and Niger illuminate the ways in which peace and tolerance programming changed perspectives and altered behavior in statistically significant ways. Results show that individuals exposed to multi-level U.S. government programming were more likely to listen to peace and ...


Turkiye'nin Sahraalti Afrikasi Politikasi 2011, Mehmet Ozkan Oct 2012

Turkiye'nin Sahraalti Afrikasi Politikasi 2011, Mehmet Ozkan

Mehmet OZKAN

No abstract provided.


Turkiye’Nin Afrika’Da Artan Rolu: Pratik Cabalar Ve Soylem Arayislari, Mehmet Ozkan Sep 2012

Turkiye’Nin Afrika’Da Artan Rolu: Pratik Cabalar Ve Soylem Arayislari, Mehmet Ozkan

Mehmet OZKAN

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Foreign Policy After Tahrir Revolution: (Re)-Defining The Role Of Egypt In The Middle East" By Necati Anaz, Mehmet Ozkan Aug 2012

Review Of "Foreign Policy After Tahrir Revolution: (Re)-Defining The Role Of Egypt In The Middle East" By Necati Anaz, Mehmet Ozkan

Mehmet OZKAN

No abstract provided.


A Symbiosis Of Constitutional Development And The Federal Imperative In Nigeria, David O. Moveh Dr Jul 2012

A Symbiosis Of Constitutional Development And The Federal Imperative In Nigeria, David O. Moveh Dr

David O Moveh PhD.

The main thrust of Nigeria’s constitutional development history has been geared towards promoting a viable federal system of government for the country. Indeed, except for the Hugh Clifford’s constitution of 1922, all other constitutions operated in Nigeria in one way or the other; either proposed; or promoted a federal system of government for the country. Ironically, the federal system engendered by successive Nigerian constitutions unwittingly complicates the institutionalization of a viable constitutional framework for the country; this is evidenced in the agitations for resource control and the so called return to “true federalism”, the attempt to impose religious ...


Hungary's Illiberal Turn: Can Outsiders Help?, Cas Mudde, Erin K. Jenne Jun 2012

Hungary's Illiberal Turn: Can Outsiders Help?, Cas Mudde, Erin K. Jenne

Cas Mudde

Since the conservative FIDESZ won the 2010 Hungarian elections, the new government under Premier Victor Orban has begun an unprecedented reform of the country's political system, strongly undermining the fundamentals of liberal democracy. With the opposition parties discredited, the only hope is in a slowly developing civil society. This article looks at what the international community (in particular the EU) can do to pressure the Hungarian government to respect liberal democracy and to strengthen the democratic opposition.


La Automatización Del Voto. Entre El Miedo Y La Pasión: Un Análisis De Cuatro Casos Europeos, (Autor) Letizia Caporusso, (Traductor) Fernando Barrientos Del Monte Jun 2012

La Automatización Del Voto. Entre El Miedo Y La Pasión: Un Análisis De Cuatro Casos Europeos, (Autor) Letizia Caporusso, (Traductor) Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

En este artículo se presenta el análisis de cuatro casos empíricos sobre el despliegue de las tecnologías de votación electrónica, resaltando sus diferentes contextos y resultados. El caso de Irlanda, donde el proceso de implementación “desde arriba” activó un debate en la opinión pública que llevo a que se cancelara. Gran Bretana es el caso donde se experimentaron diversas soluciones tecnologicas, incluso en procesos electorales con valor legal, pero se renuncio a su uso en amplia escala. En Holanda, donde ya existía el uso de máquinas electrónicas de votación se enfrentaron a diversos elementos de discusión de grupos de presión ...


La Utilidad De La Ciencia Política, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte Jun 2012

La Utilidad De La Ciencia Política, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Recensión: Gianfranco Pasquino, Nuevo Curso de Ciencia Política, Fondo de Cultura Económica, México, 2011, 389 pp. en:Revista Mexicana de Análisis Político y Administración Pública, Volumen 1, número 2, julio-diciembre 2012 Pp. 161-163


Technical Relevance And Social Opposition To E-Voting, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte Jun 2012

Technical Relevance And Social Opposition To E-Voting, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

This paper makes an assessment of the technical and social motivations that drive some governments to promote and implement e-voting mechanisms. Success stories mentioned, especially those in Latin America, and contrasted with those cases where e-voting implementation has failed, as has happened in some European countries. Finally, the relationship between new technologies that promote e-voting and the nature of the elections as a part of democracy is analyzed. It could be argued that voting is not solely a technical exercise, it is an element that merges different political and social elements that e-voting promoters should not ignore.


Política Comparada, Estado Y Democracia En La Teoría De Stein Rokkan, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte Jun 2012

Política Comparada, Estado Y Democracia En La Teoría De Stein Rokkan, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

El politólogo noruego Stein Rokkan fue uno de los científicos sociales más importantes de la posguerra, pero su contribución intelectual para la consolidación y desarrollo de la ciencia política contemporánea es aun prácticamente desconocida en el ámbito latinoamericano. Su original y a la vez compleja “Teoría del desarrollo político, de la democracia y del pluralismo”, se basa una serie de modelos para el análisis de la construcción de los Estados-nación y los procesos de democratización en Europa Occidental. Si bien tiene como foco de análisis la historia de Europa, no debe considerarse como una «teoría estrictamente europea», sino un cuerpo ...


Scott W. Hibbard, Religious Politics And Secular States: Egypt, India, And The United States, (Baltimore, Md: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010, 306 Pp), Mehmet Ozkan May 2012

Scott W. Hibbard, Religious Politics And Secular States: Egypt, India, And The United States, (Baltimore, Md: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010, 306 Pp), Mehmet Ozkan

Mehmet OZKAN

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Natural Disasters (Pre-Print), Daniel P. Aldrich May 2012

The Politics Of Natural Disasters (Pre-Print), Daniel P. Aldrich

Daniel P Aldrich

Political scientists, sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, economists, and historians have studied disaster recovery, best practices in disaster response, the role of the government in rebuilding, and so forth. This annotated bibliography illuminates representative examples of the interdisciplinary work in this vast academic subfield.


The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde Apr 2012

The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

Mass migration is thought to be a major factor behind the rise of the radical right. But while there clearly is a relationship (particularly in Western Europe), the connection is not as straightforward as is often assumed. Higher levels of immigration in the three regions examined in this report - North America, Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe - do not correlate automatically to higher votes for radical right parties.

In short, the relationship between immigration and nativism is unclear and complex. Many assumptions are based on feeble empirical evidence - suggesting the need for more cross-national data projects. Rising numbers of ...


Transnational Islam, Immigrant Ngos And Poverty Alleviation: The Case Of The Igmg, Mehmet Ozkan Apr 2012

Transnational Islam, Immigrant Ngos And Poverty Alleviation: The Case Of The Igmg, Mehmet Ozkan

Mehmet OZKAN

No abstract provided.


Externality, Contact Periphery & Incorporation, Jon D. Carlson Apr 2012

Externality, Contact Periphery & Incorporation, Jon D. Carlson

Jon D. Carlson

No abstract provided.


Reflexiones Sobre Un Concepto Y So Uso, Cas Mudde Mar 2012

Reflexiones Sobre Un Concepto Y So Uso, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


Public Support For Military Interventions Across Levels Of Political Information And Stages Of Intervention: The Case Of The Iraq War, Cigdem V. Sirin Mar 2012

Public Support For Military Interventions Across Levels Of Political Information And Stages Of Intervention: The Case Of The Iraq War, Cigdem V. Sirin

Cigdem V. Sirin

This study examines the effect of political information levels and intervention stages on the formation and continuity of public support for military interventions by analyzing survey data pertaining to the 2003 military intervention in Iraq. The results show that before and immediately after the launch of the intervention, politically uninformed individuals expressed higher support for the war compared to politically informed ones. However, as the intervention proceeded and casualties were incurred, higher rates of decrease in support were observed among the politically uninformed. Politically informed individuals, on the other hand, demonstrated more stable levels of support throughout the course of ...


Banu Eligur, The Mobilization Of Political Islam In Turkey, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 317pp.), Mehmet Ozkan Mar 2012

Banu Eligur, The Mobilization Of Political Islam In Turkey, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 317pp.), Mehmet Ozkan

Mehmet OZKAN

No abstract provided.


¿Qué Hay De Nuevo En El Método Comparado?: Qca Y El Análisis De Los Conjuntos Difusos, Traductor: Fernando Barrientos Del Monte, Autor: Claudius Wagemann Mar 2012

¿Qué Hay De Nuevo En El Método Comparado?: Qca Y El Análisis De Los Conjuntos Difusos, Traductor: Fernando Barrientos Del Monte, Autor: Claudius Wagemann

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

En los últimos 25 años, el Análisis Cualitativo Comparativo (QCA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha estado en el centro de atención de la metodología de las ciencias sociales. Se fundamenta en el conjunto de relaciones y objetivos establecidos en el descubrimiento de condiciones suficientes y necesarias -y sus derivadas, como las “INUS” y las “Suin”. Con el QCA es posible modelar la complejidad causal. Este artículo introduce el QCA como una técnica. Posteriormente propone tres aspectos de la complejidad causal que pueden ser manejados con el QCA: la equifinalidad, la relación de causalidad coyuntural y la asimetría. Más adelante ...


You Say You Want A (Nonviolent) Revolution, Well Then What? Translating Western Thought, Strategic Ideological Cooptation, And Institution Building For Freedom For Governments Emerging Out Of Peaceful Chaos, Donald J. Kochan Mar 2012

You Say You Want A (Nonviolent) Revolution, Well Then What? Translating Western Thought, Strategic Ideological Cooptation, And Institution Building For Freedom For Governments Emerging Out Of Peaceful Chaos, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

With nonviolent revolution in particular, displaced governments leave a power and governance vacuum waiting to be filled. Such vacuums are particularly susceptible to what this Article will call “strategic ideological cooptation.” Following the regime disruption, peaceful chaos transitions into a period in which it is necessary to structure and order the emergent governance scheme. That period in which the new government scheme emerges is particularly fraught with danger when growing from peaceful chaos because nonviolent revolutions tend to be decentralized, unorganized, unsophisticated, and particularly vulnerable to cooptation. Any external power wishing to influence events in societies emerging out of peaceful ...


A New Actor Or Passer-By? The Political Economy Of Turkey's Engagement With Africa, Mehmet Ozkan Mar 2012

A New Actor Or Passer-By? The Political Economy Of Turkey's Engagement With Africa, Mehmet Ozkan

Mehmet OZKAN

Despite its Ottoman past in the continent, Turkey did not show a serious interest in African affairs until recently. However, since 1998 there has been a revival in Turkey's involvement in developing relations with Africa. This was a passive attempt initially, but after 2005, it became an offensive one that culminated in the first Turkey–Africa Summit in 2008 and booming economic relations. Despite much rhetoric on humanitarian issues, Turkey's opening to Africa is driven by two factors: Turkey's need to diversify its economic relations in a new global political economy and its re-orientation in global politics ...


Myths, State Expansion And The Birth Of Globalization: A Comparative Perspective, Jon D. Carlson Jan 2012

Myths, State Expansion And The Birth Of Globalization: A Comparative Perspective, Jon D. Carlson

Jon D. Carlson

https://0-www.springer.com.library.simmons.edu/us/book/9780230120884

Myths are important, yet overlooked. Myths, dreams, desires and false information prime the pump of imperial expansion, which explains how new regions of the world get absorbed into the expanding world system. This book explores the role that information plays in the expansion of the state system. High risk, high return behavior subsidizes later 'rational' strategies. The Northwest Passage, Prester John, West African rivers of gold, and Marco Polo's silver-roofed land of Zipangu all provide examples. Not merely an artifact of history, accurate information acquisition and dissemination continues to be relevant, as ...


The Exigence Of Zoning The Presidency For Nation-Building In Nigeria, David O. Moveh Mr Dec 2011

The Exigence Of Zoning The Presidency For Nation-Building In Nigeria, David O. Moveh Mr

David O Moveh PhD.

The quest for nation-building in Nigeria has again been confronted with challenges arising from agitations for a regionalized form of politics. Zoning; as these agitations have been labeled has been presented as a convenient arrangement towards giving the Northern and Southern parts of Nigeria equal opportunities for the Presidency. Yet, such an arrangement amounts to the institutionalization of regionalism and ethnic nationalism - problems which contributed to the collapse of the First Republic. This paper is a critical examination of the agitations for zoning the Presidency in Nigeria; and its implications for the nation-state project in the country. The paper examines ...


State, Ethno-Religious Divide And Conflicts In Tafawa-Balewa Local Government Area Of Bauchi State, David O. Moveh Dr Dec 2011

State, Ethno-Religious Divide And Conflicts In Tafawa-Balewa Local Government Area Of Bauchi State, David O. Moveh Dr

David O Moveh PhD.

No abstract provided.


Geen Grenzen Aan De Groei: De Belgische Syndicalisatiegraad In De Jaren 2000, Kurt Vandaele, Jean Faniel Dec 2011

Geen Grenzen Aan De Groei: De Belgische Syndicalisatiegraad In De Jaren 2000, Kurt Vandaele, Jean Faniel

Kurt Vandaele

Aan het begin van de eenentwintigste eeuw daalt de syndicalisatiegraad in heel Europa. Héél Europa? Nee, een klein landje blijft (moedig) weerstand bieden aan deze trend. Het aantal vakbondsleden blijft toenemen in België. Dit geldt voor de drie representatieve vakbondsorganisaties. En, sterker nog, het ledental houdt minstens gelijke tred met de stijging van de ‘afhankelijke’ beroepsbevolking. De syndicalisatiegraad loopt dan ook verder op. Deze bijdrage analyseert de ledencijfers tussen 2001 en 2010 in detail.


The Role Of Peasants And Ideology In Social Revolutions, Diana B. Kontsevaia Dec 2011

The Role Of Peasants And Ideology In Social Revolutions, Diana B. Kontsevaia

Diana Kontsevaia

No abstract provided.


The Comparative Study Of Party-Based Euroscepticism: The Sussex Versus The North Carolina School, Cas Mudde Dec 2011

The Comparative Study Of Party-Based Euroscepticism: The Sussex Versus The North Carolina School, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


Measuring Populist Attitudes, Kirk Hawkins, Scott Riding, Cas Mudde Dec 2011

Measuring Populist Attitudes, Kirk Hawkins, Scott Riding, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


Examining The Role Of Identity In Negotiation Decision Making: The Case Of Cyprus, Cigdem V. Sirin Dec 2011

Examining The Role Of Identity In Negotiation Decision Making: The Case Of Cyprus, Cigdem V. Sirin

Cigdem V. Sirin

This study examines the effects of ethnic and social identities on negotiation decision making in the context of the Cyprus conflict. I conduct a theory-driven case study of the 1959 Zurich-London agreements on Cyprus, analyzing the positions of Turkey, Greece, Britain, and the Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities during the negotiation process. I find that even in the presence of adversarial ethnic ties, decision makers who have a shared (and salient) social identity are more likely to employ collective-serving decision strategies and seek evenhanded solutions that will not jeopardize their mutual interests. In contrast, decision makers with severe ethnic fragmentation ...