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Fire, Metaphor, And Constitutional Myth-Making, Robert Tsai Oct 2004

Fire, Metaphor, And Constitutional Myth-Making, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

From the standpoint of traditional legal thought, metaphor is at best a dash of poetry adorning lawyerly analysis, and at worst an unjustifiable distraction from what is actually at stake in a legal contest. By contrast, in the eyes of those who view law as a close relative of ordinary language, metaphor is a basic building block of human understanding. This article accepts that metaphor helps us to comprehend a court’s decision. At the same time, it contends that metaphor plays a special role in the realm of constitutional discourse. Metaphor in constitutional law not only reinforces doctrinal categories ...


Güç Ve Çıkarı Aşan Birlik, Engin Erdem Oct 2004

Güç Ve Çıkarı Aşan Birlik, Engin Erdem

ENGIN I ERDEM Dr.

Avrupa'da yaşanan ve bugünün 25 üyeli AB'sini oluşturan büyük dönüşüm, tarihin en girift gelişmelerinden biri. İki 'dünya savaşı' yaşayan kıta, eşsiz bir ekonomik ve siyasi birlik kurabildi.


Donning The Hat Of Chief Legislator: The President, Congress, And The State Of The Union Address, Donna Hoffman, Alison Howard Aug 2004

Donning The Hat Of Chief Legislator: The President, Congress, And The State Of The Union Address, Donna Hoffman, Alison Howard

Alison Dana Howard


Intimately tied to our perception of presidential leadership is the influence a president wields inthe legislative process. Setting the nation on a path, outlining an agenda, and using the art ofpersuasion to achieve success while in office are all at the heart of providing leadership. These are all things that presidents seek to do with a State of the Union address. The public looks to the president to solve a host of problems; expectations on the part of the public are high. Whether or not the president is able to address these needs through legislation is a critical component of ...


Have Gun, Will Travel: The Dispute Between The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention And The National Rifle Association On Firearm Violence As A Public Health Problem, Christine M. Cagle, J. Michael Martinez May 2004

Have Gun, Will Travel: The Dispute Between The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention And The National Rifle Association On Firearm Violence As A Public Health Problem, Christine M. Cagle, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

This article presents a case study of the political controversy in 1995 and 1996 between the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) over whether the CDC should conduct policy research on firearm-related violence as a public health issue. In 1996, largely as a result of the NRA's lobbying efforts, Congress curtailed the CDC's authority in addressing firearm violence as a public health problem by redirecting funding toward research on traumatic brain injuries. In essence, the CDC was relegated to the domain of compiling and reporting statistical nationwide data on ...


Friends, Brokers, And Transitivity: Who Informs Whom In Washington Politics?, Daniel Carpenter, Kevin Esterling, David Lazer Jan 2004

Friends, Brokers, And Transitivity: Who Informs Whom In Washington Politics?, Daniel Carpenter, Kevin Esterling, David Lazer

David Lazer

Why and how do groups share information in politics? Most studies of information exchange in politics focus on individual-level attributes and implicitly assume that communication between any two policy actors is independent of the larger communication network in which they are embedded. We develop a theory stating that the decision of any lobbyist to inform another lobbyist is heavily conditioned upon their mutual relationships to third parties. We analyze over 40,000 dyadic relationships among lobbyists, government agencies, and congressional staff using sociometric data gathered in the 1970s health and energy policy domains. The results cohere with recent findings that ...


Power And Identity In Flux: American Foreign Policy Toward The Middle East, Engin Erdem Dec 2003

Power And Identity In Flux: American Foreign Policy Toward The Middle East, Engin Erdem

ENGIN I ERDEM Dr.

No abstract provided.


Who Will Watch The Watchdogs?: International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations And The Case For Regulation, Robert Blitt Dec 2003

Who Will Watch The Watchdogs?: International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations And The Case For Regulation, Robert Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

Human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have become a fixture within the international system and a driving force for creating and enforcing human rights norms at international law. This essay examines the growth of human rights NGOs and argues that the industry is in urgent need of formal regulation. After assessing the failure of informal market controls for ensuring accountability within the human rights NGO sector, this paper applies a law and economics consumer protection model to underscore the need for more formal regulation. However, rather than advance a case for government intervention, this paper proposes that human rights NGOs themselves ...


'Curvilinearity', 'Modeling', 'Skewed', And 'Threshold Effect', Ross Burkhart Dec 2003

'Curvilinearity', 'Modeling', 'Skewed', And 'Threshold Effect', Ross Burkhart

Ross Burkhart

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.


Does Politics Really Matter?, Nathan Kelly Dec 2003

Does Politics Really Matter?, Nathan Kelly

Nathan J Kelly

Analyses of the U.S. governing system indicate that national policy is influenced by public opinion, and this is interpreted as representation. Not as much is known aboutwhether policy systematically influences societal outcomes. In fact, some analyses suggest that there is little connection between policies and the outcomes these policies seek to produce. This article seeks to determine whether such a connection exists for income inequality. Although connections should exist, various views of the policymaking process cast doubt on the prospect. Measures of government’s equalizing influence and aggregate policy are created for 1979-1996, and time series regression is used ...


China Debates Missile Defence, Kori Urayama Dec 2003

China Debates Missile Defence, Kori Urayama

Kori Urayama

No abstract provided.


Immigration, Insecurity, And The French Far Right, Franklin Adler Dec 2003

Immigration, Insecurity, And The French Far Right, Franklin Adler

Franklin H. Adler

No abstract provided.


Life And Death In Civil War Prisons: The Parallel Torments Of Corporal John Wesly Minnich, C.S.A. And Sergeant Warren Lee Goss, U.S.A., J. Michael Martinez Dec 2003

Life And Death In Civil War Prisons: The Parallel Torments Of Corporal John Wesly Minnich, C.S.A. And Sergeant Warren Lee Goss, U.S.A., J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

More than anything, Civil War soldiers feared becoming a prisoner of war. Among the deadliest prisons for Confederates was Rock Island Prison in Illinois. One of the most notorious for Northern prisoners was Georgia's Camp Sumter - better known as "Andersonville." Dysentery, starvation, exposure to harsh weather, and brutal mistreatment killed more men in prisons than were killed at Gettysburg, the war's deadliest battle.
The gruesome reality of Civil War prison life is found in the personal stories of those who suffered it. Two such victims were Corporal John Wesley Minnich - a Southern teenager from Louisiana - and Sergeant Warren ...