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Land Values As A Source Of Local Government Finance, Tom Dunne Oct 2004

Land Values As A Source Of Local Government Finance, Tom Dunne

Books/Book Chapters

Funding local government has been a permanent feature of debates about public policy in Ireland and Many feel that the balance of power between local and central government is weighted too much in

This paper suggests that the concept of economic rent, on which the justification for property taxes rests and its relevance to the property market in a modern, economically successful and urbanised Ireland, needs to be vented, discussed and debated.

The proposition is that if a greater understanding was created about the economic characteristics of landed property both value capture and local property taxes would achieve greater public ...


The Politic 2004 Fall, The Politic, Inc. Oct 2004

The Politic 2004 Fall, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


The Paradox Of Philosophical Education: Nietzsche New Nobility And The Eternal Recurrence In Beyond Good And Evil (Book Review), Steven Michels Sep 2004

The Paradox Of Philosophical Education: Nietzsche New Nobility And The Eternal Recurrence In Beyond Good And Evil (Book Review), Steven Michels

Government Faculty Publications

Book review by Steven Michels.

Lomax, J. Harvey. The Paradox of Philosophical Education: Nietzsche New Nobility and the Eternal Recurrence in Beyond Good and Evil. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2003. ISBN 9780739104767; 9780739104774 (pbk.)


Real Time: Unwinding Technocratic And Anthropological Knowledge, Annelise Riles Aug 2004

Real Time: Unwinding Technocratic And Anthropological Knowledge, Annelise Riles

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

“The Bank of Japan is our mother,” bankers in Tokyo sometimes said of Japan's central bank. Drawing on this metaphor as an ethnographic resource, and on the example of central bankers who sought to unwind their own technocratic knowledge by replacing it with a real-time machine, I retrace the ethnographic task of unwinding technocratic knowledge from those anthropological knowledge practices that critique technocracy. In so doing, I draw attention to special methodological problems—involving the relationship between ethnography, analysis, and reception—in the representation and critique of contemporary knowledge practices.


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.


The Politic 2004 Summer, The Politic, Inc. Jul 2004

The Politic 2004 Summer, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Satellite Televisions In Lebanon: Agents Of Change Or Reinforcing The Status Quo?, Yara Youssef May 2004

Satellite Televisions In Lebanon: Agents Of Change Or Reinforcing The Status Quo?, Yara Youssef

Theses and Dissertations

There has been a noted interest in the new technologies of the nineties, those that have expanded the realm of traditional mass media and the traditional means of communication that people were previously used to. With the start of globalization and the world becoming what some have called “global village,” the act of distributing information to the four comers of the world has become less complicated than it used to be, and boundaries are seen as constantly being eroded by the new pressures of modernization and liberalization. The internet and satellite televisions increased in importance in this realm, and so ...


The Politic 2004 Spring, The Politic, Inc. Apr 2004

The Politic 2004 Spring, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Traces Of The Stillborn? , Richard R. Weiner Apr 2004

Traces Of The Stillborn? , Richard R. Weiner

Faculty Publications

The architect Daniel Libeskind has written a noted lecture, "Traces of the Unborn." We might add, "Traces of the Stillborn." There is a tendency in historical institutionalism (HI) to concentrate on the retrieval of traces of paths taken rather than (1) to consider the processes involved in the selection of paths; and (2) to reflect upon the conditions of institutional emergence and sedimentation of paths, whether taken or untaken. Contrary to the path-dependency obsessed historical institutionalism of a Paul Pierson, this paper stresses the significance of historical case studies of institutional emergence in the earlier 20th century and their diremptive ...


Toward A New Constitutional Anatomy, Victoria Nourse Feb 2004

Toward A New Constitutional Anatomy, Victoria Nourse

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

There is an important sense in which our Constitution's structure is not what it appears to be--a set of activities or functions or geographies, the 'judicial" or the "executive" or the "legislative" power, the "truly local and the truly national. "Indeed, it is only if we put these notions to the side that we can come to grips with the importance of the generative provisions of the Constitution: the provisions that actually create our federal government; that bind citizens, through voting, to a House of Representatives, to a Senate, to a President, and even, indirectly, to a Supreme Court ...


From Hayek To Keynes: G.L.S. Shackle And Our Ignorance Of The Future, Greg Hill Jan 2004

From Hayek To Keynes: G.L.S. Shackle And Our Ignorance Of The Future, Greg Hill

Greg Hill

G.L.S. Shackle stood at the historic crossroads where the economics of Hayek and Keynes collided. Shackle fused these opposing lines of thought in a macroeconomic theory that draws Keynesian conclusions from Austrian premises. In Shackle’s scheme of thought, the power to imagine alternative courses of action releases decision makers from the web of predictable causation. But the continuous stream of spontaneous and unpredictable choices that originate in the subjective and disparate orientations of individual agents denies us the possibility of rational expectations, and therewith the logical coherence of market equilibrium through time.


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 ...


Islamic Democratic Theory: Between Political Philosophy And Jurisprudence, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2004

Islamic Democratic Theory: Between Political Philosophy And Jurisprudence, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The essay compares the contributions that Philosophers, Jurists and Theologians make to the discourse on Islam and Democracy.


The Islamic State, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2004

The Islamic State, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This essays explores classical and contemporary approaches to theorizing the state from an Islamic perspective. It examines the works of Al-Mawardi, Al-Farabi, Ibn Khaldun, Ibn Tamiyyah, Maulana Maududi and Muhammad Abdul and Jamaluddin Afghani.


Islamic Democratic Theory: Between Political Philosophy And Jurisprudence, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2004

Islamic Democratic Theory: Between Political Philosophy And Jurisprudence, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The article compares the role that jurists, theologians and philosophers play in shaping the discourse on Islam and Democracy.


Communitarianism And Republicanism, Richard Dagger Jan 2004

Communitarianism And Republicanism, Richard Dagger

Political Science Faculty Publications

Communitarianism and republicanism are closely related schools of thought - so closely related that friend and foe alike sometimes conflate them. The relationship is evident in their Latin roots: communitarians are concerned with communitas, the common life of people who form a community, and republicans are devoted to the res publica, the good of the public. Of the two, however, only republicanism traces its lineage as well as its name to ancient Rome. Indeed, scholars often look beyond Rome to the philosophers and city-states of ancient Greece, particularly Aristotle and Sparta, for the origins of republicanism. For the origins of communitarianism ...


The Politic 2004 Winter, The Politic, Inc. Jan 2004

The Politic 2004 Winter, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Contextualism Reconsidered: Some Skeptical Reflections, Chandran Kukathas Jan 2004

Contextualism Reconsidered: Some Skeptical Reflections, Chandran Kukathas

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

A number of theorists have touted the merits of the contextual approach to political theory, arguing that a close examination of real-world cases is more likely to yield both theoretical insight and practical solutions to pressing problems. This is particularly evident, it is argued, in the field of multiculturalism in political theory. The present paper offers some skeptical reflections on this view, arguing the merits of a view of political theory which sees the contextual approach as less distinctive than its proponents imagine, and less useful than many would suggest. It maintains that there are serious limits to what political ...


Rethinking Crime Legislation: History And Harshness, Victoria Nourse Jan 2004

Rethinking Crime Legislation: History And Harshness, Victoria Nourse

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

There is a truth about the criminal law that scholars evade as much as they criticize: the criminal law is produced by legislators (rather than the experts). The author states she does not know of any way to make law in a democracy other than through the voters' representatives. And, yet, it is the standard pose of the criminal law scholar to denigrate legislatures and politicians as vindictive, hysterical, or stupid. All of these things may be true but name-calling is a poor substitute for analysis. As in constitutional law, so too in criminal law, it is time to put ...


The Fair City Production Line: An Examination Of Soap Opera’S Potential Contribution To The Public Sphere, Edward Brennan Jan 2004

The Fair City Production Line: An Examination Of Soap Opera’S Potential Contribution To The Public Sphere, Edward Brennan

Articles

Between December 2000 and February 2001 the Irish soap opera Fair City ran an unprecedented, risky and controversial abortion storyline. This came before a looming referendum on the legality of abortion. Here, Fair City was not just offering entertainment, but provoking debate and discussion on a divisive issue in Irish society. In this case, and many others, it appears that soap opera, by promoting such discussion, may contribute to the formation of public opinion in contemporary civil society. Heretofore, most academic studies have overlooked the possible consequences of soap opera for civil society, public opinion and the democratic process. This ...


John F. Kennedy And West Virginia, 1960-1963, Anthony W. Ponton Jan 2004

John F. Kennedy And West Virginia, 1960-1963, Anthony W. Ponton

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

In 1960, John F. Kennedy, a wealthy New England Catholic, traveled to a rural, Protestant state to contend in an election that few thought he could win. While many scholars have examined the impact of Kennedy’s victory in the West Virginia primary, few have analyzed the importance that his visit to the state in 1960 and his ensuing administration had on West Virginia. Kennedy enacted a number of policies directed specifically toward relieving the poverty that had plagued West Virginia since statehood. The Kennedy administration funded highway construction, worker training programs, and area development at levels the state had ...


The Judicial Appointment Power Of The Chief Justice, Theodore Ruger Jan 2004

The Judicial Appointment Power Of The Chief Justice, Theodore Ruger

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Taxation And The Scientization Of Politics, Mindy Peden Dec 2003

Taxation And The Scientization Of Politics, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


"Preface", Michael Budde Dec 2003

"Preface", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


Conflicting Allegiances: The Church Based University Within A Liberal Democratic Society, Michael Budde Dec 2003

Conflicting Allegiances: The Church Based University Within A Liberal Democratic Society, Michael Budde

Michael Budde

Michael L. Budde and John Wright's (editors) Conflicting Allegiances: The Church-Based University in a Liberal Democratic Society is the result of a conference of Christian scholars held in March 2002 at Point Loma Nazarene University (CA). At the request of Point Loma professor John Wright, Christian scholars from various traditions, academic institutions, and disciplines met on the Point Loma campus to discuss the relationship the Church shares with Christian institutions of higher education. Several scholars who contributed essays to this volume are members of the Ekklesia Project-a group seeking to invite "all Christians and churches to reclaim their vocation ...


"Selling America, Restricting The Church", Michael Budde Dec 2003

"Selling America, Restricting The Church", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


"Assessing What Doesn't Exist: Reflections On The Impact Of An Ecclesially Based University", Michael Budde Dec 2003

"Assessing What Doesn't Exist: Reflections On The Impact Of An Ecclesially Based University", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


"God Is Not A Capitalist", Michael Budde Dec 2003

"God Is Not A Capitalist", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


The Political Economy Of The Production Of Customary International Law: The Role Of Non-Governmental Organizations, Donald J. Kochan Dec 2003

The Political Economy Of The Production Of Customary International Law: The Role Of Non-Governmental Organizations, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

Increasingly, United States courts are recognizing various treaties, as well as declarations, proclamations, conventions, resolutions, programmes, protocols, and similar forms of inter- or multi-national “legislation” as evidence of a body of “customary international law” enforceable in domestic courts, particularly in the area of tort liability. These “legislative” documents, which this Article refers to as customary international law outputs, are seen by some courts as evidence of jus cogens norms that bind not only nations and state actors, but also private individuals. The most obvious evidence of this trend is in the proliferation of lawsuits against corporations with ties to the ...