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China's Rise, Russia's Fall : Policy Choice Or System Difference, Peter Nolan Jan 1993

China's Rise, Russia's Fall : Policy Choice Or System Difference, Peter Nolan

Centre for Public Policy Studies : CPPS Working Paper Series

This paper outlines the major policy differences between the post-Stalinist reform in the former USSR and China (Section 1). It then briefly presents the dramatic contrast in outcomes in the two cases (Section 2). The usual explanation is to suggest that the two systems had radically different starting points, with large differences in their respective capacities for 'catching up, forging ahead and falling behind', to use the terminology of Abramowitz (1986). China's 'success.' is seen as mainly due to 'special' factors such as the strength of its historical traditions of 'capitalism' and the advantages enjoyed on account of the ...


For The Mwd, It Isn't Easy Being Green : Water: Has The Scourge Of Environmentalists And Northern Californians Changed Its Ways? Consider Its New Chairman., Robert Gottlieb Dec 1992

For The Mwd, It Isn't Easy Being Green : Water: Has The Scourge Of Environmentalists And Northern Californians Changed Its Ways? Consider Its New Chairman., Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Critical Choices Of Russia's Democracy, Svetlana A. Chervonnaya Oct 1992

Critical Choices Of Russia's Democracy, Svetlana A. Chervonnaya

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


The Laws Of A Nation: The Essential Formula For A Liberal And Democratic State, Yasutomo Morigiwa Oct 1992

The Laws Of A Nation: The Essential Formula For A Liberal And Democratic State, Yasutomo Morigiwa

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Transition To Democracy In Central And Eastern Europe: Experiences Of A Model Country - Hungary, Antal Visegrády Oct 1992

Transition To Democracy In Central And Eastern Europe: Experiences Of A Model Country - Hungary, Antal Visegrády

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Emergent New Democracies: The Case Of Spain, Santiago Sanchez Gonzalez Oct 1992

Emergent New Democracies: The Case Of Spain, Santiago Sanchez Gonzalez

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Perspectives On The World's Search For Stable Democracy, Rodney A. Smolla, Darlene P. Bradberry Oct 1992

Introduction: Perspectives On The World's Search For Stable Democracy, Rodney A. Smolla, Darlene P. Bradberry

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Ethiopia: Problems And Prospects For Democracy, Alemante G. Selassie Oct 1992

Ethiopia: Problems And Prospects For Democracy, Alemante G. Selassie

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


How To Expand Homeownership For More Americans, John Atlas, Peter Dreier Mar 1992

How To Expand Homeownership For More Americans, John Atlas, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Taiwan Re-Recognized: A Model For Taiwan's Future Global Status, Michael E. Mangelson Mar 1992

Taiwan Re-Recognized: A Model For Taiwan's Future Global Status, Michael E. Mangelson

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Judicial Review And Hungary's Transition From Communism To Democracy: The Constitutional Court, The Continuity Of Law, And The Redefinition Of Property Rights, Ethan Klingsberg Mar 1992

Judicial Review And Hungary's Transition From Communism To Democracy: The Constitutional Court, The Continuity Of Law, And The Redefinition Of Property Rights, Ethan Klingsberg

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Institutional Reform In Eastern Europe: Evolution Or Design?, Roman Frydman, Andrzej Rapaczynski Mar 1992

Institutional Reform In Eastern Europe: Evolution Or Design?, Roman Frydman, Andrzej Rapaczynski

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Searching For The Rule Of Law In The Wake Of Communism, George P. Fletcher Mar 1992

Searching For The Rule Of Law In The Wake Of Communism, George P. Fletcher

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Public Opinion In Poland's Transition To Market Economy, David S. Mason Jan 1992

Public Opinion In Poland's Transition To Market Economy, David S. Mason

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Public opinion research has changed dramatically in the last ten years in Poland, in terms of its methodology, scope, and role in political change. During the "first" Solidarity era (1980–81), the genie of public opinion was let out of the bottle, and even martial law could not entirely put it back. Public opinion polling in the 1980s became more sophisticated and more common, and began to tackle increasingly sensitive political issues. Public opinion came to play a role in the political process, and to give the Polish population a sense of its own purpose and values. It also revealed ...


(Review) Hierarchy And Trust In Modern Mexico And Brazil, Robert Gay Jan 1992

(Review) Hierarchy And Trust In Modern Mexico And Brazil, Robert Gay

Sociology Faculty Publications

Reviews the book "Hierarchy and Trust in Modern Mexico and Brazil," by Luis Roniger.


"The Changing Face Of American Catholic Nationalism", Michael Budde Dec 1991

"The Changing Face Of American Catholic Nationalism", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


The Two Churches: Catholicism And Capitalism In The World System, Michael Budde Dec 1991

The Two Churches: Catholicism And Capitalism In The World System, Michael Budde

Michael Budde

The single most important change now well under way within Catholicism is its transition from a First World to a Third World entity. How this enormous shift will affect the Catholic church's role in the world economy is the subject of Michael L. Budde's book, the first world systems study of the mutual interaction of religion and political economy in the 1990s. Budde's argument here is twofold. He contends that world Catholicism, led by its Third World majority (most notably in Latin America), will continue to develop in an increasingly anticapitalist direction; and he suggests that once-dominant ...


Where Judicial Politics Are Legislative Politics: The French Constitutional Council, Alec Stone Sweet Dec 1991

Where Judicial Politics Are Legislative Politics: The French Constitutional Council, Alec Stone Sweet

Alec Stone Sweet

No abstract provided.


Inside Or Outside The Whale: George Orwell's Art And Polemic, Richard H. Walker May 1991

Inside Or Outside The Whale: George Orwell's Art And Polemic, Richard H. Walker

Masters Theses

This chronological study of the evolution of the works of George Orwell is helpful for the futurist, the citizen awash in groupthink, scholars of standpoint epistemology, of mind and nature, of radical humanism, and others. A former British officer and Spanish revolutionary, he became a Democratic Socialist who believed in intellectual freedom above all and was a champion of the common man. Described as the leading exemplar of the public intellectual, he focused on activism vs passivism (and pacifism), and transforming art and politics into cultural power with mind and nature as the foundation. Like few others, he understood cultural ...


Apathy And The Birth Of Democracy: The Polish Struggle, David S. Mason Apr 1991

Apathy And The Birth Of Democracy: The Polish Struggle, David S. Mason

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Apathy, from the Greek words meaning "w ithout feeling," is at once a term denoting an individual's impassivity or indifference and a form of collective political behavior. Our concern is the la tter form of apathy in Poland from the Solidarity period of 1980-81 to the present.


A Future For Socialism In The Ussr?, Justin Schwartz Jan 1991

A Future For Socialism In The Ussr?, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

This paper was written before the Fall, and when the fate of the former Soviet Union and Marxism in it was still in question. At the time many people interested in Soviet politics had high expectations for Gorbachev's reform program, with some expectation that it would rescue "actually existing socialism" from its crisis. The paper took a more pessimistic view, correctly identifying, in retrospect, the factors that lead to the internal loss of faith in socialism in the Soviet ruling elite, the basic nature and trajectory of perestroika and itys centrifugal effects on the USSR itself., and the ultimate ...


Politics Of Divided Nations: China, Korea, Germany And Vietnam - Unification, Conflict Resolutioion And Political Development, Quansheng Zhao, Robert Sutter Jan 1991

Politics Of Divided Nations: China, Korea, Germany And Vietnam - Unification, Conflict Resolutioion And Political Development, Quansheng Zhao, Robert Sutter

Maryland Series in Contemporary Asian Studies

No abstract provided.


The Polish Parliament And Labor Legislation During Solidarity, David S. Mason Jan 1991

The Polish Parliament And Labor Legislation During Solidarity, David S. Mason

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Parliaments in communist party states are usually treated in Western literature as "rubber stamp" institutions that simply approve policies made elsewhere. As such, these bodies do not perform functions of interest articulation, representation, or policy-making that are characteristic of many Western legislatures.


Education A Public Responsibility : Enriched By Vibrant Diversity : Private Schools Are A Private Solution, And Their Growth Mirrors The Erosion Of Involvement Throughout Society., Robert Gottlieb Feb 1990

Education A Public Responsibility : Enriched By Vibrant Diversity : Private Schools Are A Private Solution, And Their Growth Mirrors The Erosion Of Involvement Throughout Society., Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


An Opportunity For Greener Politics : Environment: The End Of The Cold War Also Ends The Rationale For Tolerating Toxic Pollution By The Defense Industry., Robert Gottlieb Jan 1990

An Opportunity For Greener Politics : Environment: The End Of The Cold War Also Ends The Rationale For Tolerating Toxic Pollution By The Defense Industry., Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Perestroyka, Social Justice And Soviet Public Opinion, David S. Mason, Svetlana Sydorenko Jan 1990

Perestroyka, Social Justice And Soviet Public Opinion, David S. Mason, Svetlana Sydorenko

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Examines Mikhail Gorbachev's perspective of social justice that points to the unfairness of slothful workers' receiving the same pay as productive fellow workers. Focus on egalitarian version of social justice; Large number of people at bottom of social ladder; Justice in communist ideology; Aspects of the debate; Public opinion and social justice; Political justice or market justice?


Altered States: A Comparison Of Separation Of Powers In The United States And In The United Kingdom, James G. Wilson Jan 1990

Altered States: A Comparison Of Separation Of Powers In The United States And In The United Kingdom, James G. Wilson

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

This Article initially will compare the United States Constitution and the British constitution both to evaluate Young, Morrison, and Misretta, and to develop a sounder approach to all structural issues. Comparative constitutional law provides some of the "experience" needed to decide abstract structural cases. Predicting the reverberations of a proposed change within a system will be easier if one has studied how similar alterations have affected similar organizations. The British constitution is particularly germane because it was a model for the American Constitution. The two countries have a shared legal tradition and frequently generate similar positive law. The British constitution ...


The Birth And Development Of Abstract Review: Constitutional Courts And Policy-Making In Western Europe, Alec Stone Sweet Dec 1989

The Birth And Development Of Abstract Review: Constitutional Courts And Policy-Making In Western Europe, Alec Stone Sweet

Alec Stone Sweet

No abstract provided.


Public Opinion Reform In China, David S. Mason, Ken Colburn Jan 1989

Public Opinion Reform In China, David S. Mason, Ken Colburn

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

As the People's Republic of China shifts toward a more market-oriented economic system, it has also begun exploring another Western institution: scientific public opinion polling. As Yang Guansan, one of China's leading pollsters, said recently in the Beijing Review: "Only five or six years ago, the public opinion poll was considered to be a 'bourgeois' or 'capitalist' method of social survey ... Now the taboo has been swept away in the strong tide of reform, which is challenging all of China's traditions, stereotypes and prejudices."


In The Shadow Of The Constitutional Council: The ‘Juridicisation’ Of The Legislative Process In France., Alec Stone Sweet Dec 1988

In The Shadow Of The Constitutional Council: The ‘Juridicisation’ Of The Legislative Process In France., Alec Stone Sweet

Alec Stone Sweet

No abstract provided.