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Hybrid Organizations And The Alignment Of Interests: The Case Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac, Jonathan Koppell Jun 2001

Hybrid Organizations And The Alignment Of Interests: The Case Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac, Jonathan Koppell

Jonathan GS Koppell

This article explores the political influence of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs). Using Congress's overhaul of the regulatory infrastructure for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as a case study, the article presents two principal findings: (1) The characteristics that distinguish government-sponsored enterprises from traditional government agencies and private companies endow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with unique political resources; and (2) the alignment of interest groups around Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is subject to strategic manipulation by the GSEs. A triangular model of this alignment is proposed and employed to analyze the legislative outcome. The case has implications for students ...


Toward The Central Asian Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone, Engin Erdem Dec 2000

Toward The Central Asian Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone, Engin Erdem

ENGIN I ERDEM Dr.

No abstract provided.


Diplomacy Of Conscience: Amnesty International And Changing Human Rights Norms, Ann Marie Clark Dec 2000

Diplomacy Of Conscience: Amnesty International And Changing Human Rights Norms, Ann Marie Clark

Ann Marie Clark

Diplomacy of Conscience traces Amnesty International's efforts to strengthen both popular human rights awareness and international law against torture, disappearances, and political killings. Drawing on primary interviews and archival research, Ann Marie Clark posits that Amnesty International's strenuously cultivated objectivity gave the group political independence and allowed it to be critical of all governments violating human rights. Its capacity to investigate abuses and interpret them according to international standards helped it foster consistency and coherence in new human rights law. Generalizing from this study, Clark builds a theory of the autonomous role of nongovernmental actors in the emergence ...


Realist Spaces/Liberal Bellicosities: Reading The Democratic Peace As World Democratic Theory, David Blaney Dec 2000

Realist Spaces/Liberal Bellicosities: Reading The Democratic Peace As World Democratic Theory, David Blaney

David Blaney

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Politics, Society And The Media: Canadian Perspectives, Paul Nesbitt-Larking Dec 2000

Politics, Society And The Media: Canadian Perspectives, Paul Nesbitt-Larking

Paul W Nesbitt-Larking

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Democracy, Ross Burkhart Dec 2000

Democracy, Ross Burkhart

Ross Burkhart

No abstract provided.