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The Heat Is On, Roopali Phadke Oct 2009

The Heat Is On, Roopali Phadke

Roopali Phadke

No abstract provided.


Self-Interest, Symbolic Attitudes, And Support For Public Policy: A Multilevel Analysis, Richard Lau, Caroline Heldman Jul 2009

Self-Interest, Symbolic Attitudes, And Support For Public Policy: A Multilevel Analysis, Richard Lau, Caroline Heldman

Caroline Heldman

This paper examines the role of self-interest and symbolic attitudes as predictors of support for two domestic policy issues—guaranteed jobs and incomes and national health insurance—in the American National Election Survey (ANES) between 1972 and 2004. As was the case in 1976 when Sears, Lau, Tyler, and Allen (1980) first explored this topic, symbolic attitudes continue to be much more important predictors of policy attitudes than various indicators of self-interest over the 30 years we analyze. We explore this finding further to determine whether any individual/internal and external/contextual variables affect the magnitude of self-interest effects on ...


Moving Beyond Islam And Human Rights: Review Of Akbarzadeh & Macqueen's 'Islam And Human Rights', Anthony Chase Jul 2009

Moving Beyond Islam And Human Rights: Review Of Akbarzadeh & Macqueen's 'Islam And Human Rights', Anthony Chase

Anthony Chase

No abstract provided.


Hacking Nuclear Command And Control, Jason Fritz Jun 2009

Hacking Nuclear Command And Control, Jason Fritz

Jason Fritz

No abstract provided.


Conducting Law And Society Research: Reflections On Methods And Practices, Patrick Schmidt, Simon Halliday May 2009

Conducting Law And Society Research: Reflections On Methods And Practices, Patrick Schmidt, Simon Halliday

Patrick Schmidt

No abstract provided.


Don't Be Fooled By Nuclear Power Pr, Roopali Phadke, Ellen Anderson Apr 2009

Don't Be Fooled By Nuclear Power Pr, Roopali Phadke, Ellen Anderson

Roopali Phadke

No abstract provided.


Campaign Advertising And American Democracy, Caroline Heldman Mar 2009

Campaign Advertising And American Democracy, Caroline Heldman

Caroline Heldman

Book review.


Federal Disaster Relief In The U.S.: The Role Of Political Partisanship And Preference In Presidential Disaster Declarations And Turndowns, Richard Salkowe, Jayajit Chakraborty Mar 2009

Federal Disaster Relief In The U.S.: The Role Of Political Partisanship And Preference In Presidential Disaster Declarations And Turndowns, Richard Salkowe, Jayajit Chakraborty

Richard Steven Salkowe

Federal disaster declarations are authorized by the president under the provisions of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1988 (the Stafford Act). Previous studies pertaining to presidential disaster declarations have found varying levels of political influence associated with the declaration process. Factors including electoral votes, reelection years, congressional committee appointments, geographic location, and party favoritism have been implicated in the selective approval capacity that is designated to the president in issuing federal disaster declarations.

This article aims to provide a comparative analysis of emergency and major disaster declaration requests under the Stafford Act from 1989-2005 ...


Perestroika In Central Europe, David Mason Mar 2009

Perestroika In Central Europe, David Mason

David S. Mason

Syllabus for Political Science 380, "Perestroika in Central Europe".


Anticorruption Effects Of Information Communication And Technology (Ict) And Social Capital, Dong Shim, Tae Eom Feb 2009

Anticorruption Effects Of Information Communication And Technology (Ict) And Social Capital, Dong Shim, Tae Eom

Dong C Shim

This article examines the argument that Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and social capital serve as major factors to reduce corruption. ICT has the potential to reduce unnecessary human intervention in government work processes, thus reducing the need to monitor corrupt behavior. Furthermore, citizens living in a society with a high level of social capital are more likely to become actively involved in the political decision-making process, increasing the likelihood that public employees' corrupt behaviors will be exposed to the densely connected public. We also examined the relationship between social capital and ICT. Our statistical analysis, which used panels of ...


The Politics Of Cultural And Ethnic Pluralism, Zheng Wang Feb 2009

The Politics Of Cultural And Ethnic Pluralism, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The World Bank's Use Of Country Systems Of Procurement: A Good Idea Gone Bad?, Christopher Pallas, Jonathan Wood Feb 2009

The World Bank's Use Of Country Systems Of Procurement: A Good Idea Gone Bad?, Christopher Pallas, Jonathan Wood

Christopher L. Pallas

The World Bank's newest country-systems policy, adopted in 2008, allows borrowers to use their national systems to conduct procurement and manage finances for Bank-funded projects. In principle, it will incentivise institutional reform, increase local ownership, and facilitate donor harmonisation. In practice, its content and the handling of stakeholder input seem to indicate that the Bank's dominant desire has been to preserve its market share. This article demonstrates (i) how deficiencies in the policy may reverse the Bank's work on governance and undercut aid efficiency, and (ii) how its handling of public consultations on the policy ignored the ...


What Bush Did Right - On China, Zheng Wang Feb 2009

What Bush Did Right - On China, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


El Defensor Protagonista, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo Feb 2009

El Defensor Protagonista, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo

Javier E Revelo-Rebolledo

No abstract provided.


The Concept Of Private Property And The Limits Of The Environmental Imagination Jan 2009

The Concept Of Private Property And The Limits Of The Environmental Imagination

John Meyer

An absolutist concept of property has the power to shape and constrain the public imagination. Libertarian theorists normatively embrace this concept. Yet its influence extends far beyond these proponents, shaping the views of an otherwise diverse array of theorists and activists. This limits the ability of environmentalists, among others, to respond coherently to challenges from property rights advocates in the U.S. I sketch an alternative concept—rooted in practice—that understands private property as necessarily embedded in social and ecological relations, rather than constrained by these relations. I argue that this concept can prefigure a more robust environmentalism.


Book Review Of: Philadelphia Freedom: Memoir Of A Civil Rights Lawyer, By David Kairys, Patrick Schmidt Jan 2009

Book Review Of: Philadelphia Freedom: Memoir Of A Civil Rights Lawyer, By David Kairys, Patrick Schmidt

Patrick Schmidt

No abstract provided.


Race, Sex, And Class In Rhetorical Criticism, Karlyn Campbell, Zornitsa Keremidchieva Dec 2008

Race, Sex, And Class In Rhetorical Criticism, Karlyn Campbell, Zornitsa Keremidchieva

Zornitsa Keremidchieva

No abstract provided.


A Sociological Analysis Of The 2006 Mexican Elections, Joseph Klesner Dec 2008

A Sociological Analysis Of The 2006 Mexican Elections, Joseph Klesner

Joseph Klesner

No abstract provided.


Environmental Challenges And Opportunities: Local-Global Perspectives On Canadian Issues, Christopher Gore, Peter Stoett Dec 2008

Environmental Challenges And Opportunities: Local-Global Perspectives On Canadian Issues, Christopher Gore, Peter Stoett

Christopher D Gore

No abstract provided.


Local Government Responses To Climate Change: Our Last, Best Hope?, Christopher Gore, Pamela Robinson Dec 2008

Local Government Responses To Climate Change: Our Last, Best Hope?, Christopher Gore, Pamela Robinson

Christopher D Gore

No abstract provided.


Demócratas Iliberales: Configuraciones Contradictorias Del Apoyo A La Democracia En México, Rodolfo Sarsfield Dec 2008

Demócratas Iliberales: Configuraciones Contradictorias Del Apoyo A La Democracia En México, Rodolfo Sarsfield

Rodolfo Sarsfield

Las principales encuestas comparativas de opinión pública miden el apoyo popular a la democracia a través de preguntas directas sobre la democracia en abstracto. Sin embargo, como los ciudadanos pueden tener ideas divergentes de democracia, no sabemos hasta qué punto las preguntas estándar captan su apoyo a la democracia liberal. Para resolver los problemas de validez que sufren las mediciones directas y abstractas, proponemos vincularlas con preguntas indirectas más concretas sobre principios e instituciones democráticos. Pare este fin, empleamos la técnica estadística de análisis de conglomerados que nos permite captar perfiles ideológicos complejos e contradictorios. Demostramos lo fructífero de este ...


Factory Farming And Potential Problems In International Trade, Brenda Lutz, James Lutz Dec 2008

Factory Farming And Potential Problems In International Trade, Brenda Lutz, James Lutz

James M Lutz

Trade in products from intensive farming of livestock has the potential to lead to disputes, especially as opposition to factory farming on ethical, health, environmental, and developmental grounds has increased. Many European countries currently prohibit livestock agricultural practices that are allowed in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere, thus creating the possibility of international economic conflict. WTO regulations permit the consideration of health and environmental factors as possible causes for placing limitations on imports but not ethical or developmental causes. While the WTO currently does not directly recognize concerns about animal welfare and developmental issues, interest groups and parties emphasizing ...


Making Change: A Six-Month Review, Gregory Koger Dec 2008

Making Change: A Six-Month Review, Gregory Koger

Gregory Koger

This article surveys President Obama's policy agenda-setting for the first six months of his term. I consider whether the conditions ripe for an ambitious policy agenda and summarize the logic of Presidential agenda-setting. I use this framework to explain the Democrats' agenda for 2009, summarize their progress thus far, and discuss the implications for the Democratic Party in 2010 and after. Although the Democrats have made significant progress on their policy goals, they have not reaped the full political rewards from this success. Instead, the majority party will likely be judged on the pace of economic recovery and whether ...


Situating Race And Nation In The U.S. Context: Methodology, Interdisciplinarity And The Unresolved Role Of Comparative Inquiry, Mindy Peden Dec 2008

Situating Race And Nation In The U.S. Context: Methodology, Interdisciplinarity And The Unresolved Role Of Comparative Inquiry, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

Philosophers and social theorists of color examine how racism can creep into defensive forms of nationalism.


Una Mirada Detrás De La Ventana: Racionalidad Utilitaria Y Racionalidad Normativa En El Apoyo A La Democracia En Brasil, Rodolfo Sarsfield Dec 2008

Una Mirada Detrás De La Ventana: Racionalidad Utilitaria Y Racionalidad Normativa En El Apoyo A La Democracia En Brasil, Rodolfo Sarsfield

Rodolfo Sarsfield

Este artículo se propone analizar los tipos de racionalidad que subyacen al proceso de decisión respecto al régimen político que intervienen en la formación de las preferencias de los individuos. El análisis se concentra en Brasil, una sociedad que recientemente experimentó un proceso de transición hacia la democracia. Nuestra estrategia consiste en poner a prueba la racionalidad del apoyo a la democracia tanto en el nivel agregado como en el análisis individual. En el nivel agregado, lo que nos interesa es saber si el desempeño macroeconómico, político e institucional de los gobiernos democráticos predice los porcentajes de apoyo a la ...


Proceedings Of The Third Annual Macalester Civic Forum, Andrew Latham Dec 2008

Proceedings Of The Third Annual Macalester Civic Forum, Andrew Latham

Andrew Latham

No abstract provided.


Contesting Justice: Women, Islam, Law, And Society, Ahmed Souaiaia Dec 2008

Contesting Justice: Women, Islam, Law, And Society, Ahmed Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

No abstract provided.


Explaining Responsiveness In Collaboration: Administrator And Citizen Role Perceptions, Thomas Bryer Dec 2008

Explaining Responsiveness In Collaboration: Administrator And Citizen Role Perceptions, Thomas Bryer

Thomas A Bryer

Between 2003 and 2006, researchers facilitated a collaborative learning process with representatives of Los Angeles neighborhood councils and officials from city agencies. In two cases, each involving a large city agency, the quality of responsiveness on the part of agency officials to participating citizens was substantially different. This study considers the reasons why agency officials differed in their responsiveness. Using an inductive qualitative and quantitative content analysis across three sources of data, the study develops theory pertaining to bureaucratic responsiveness to citizens in collaborative processes. Specifically, the case findings are generalized to theory through seven propositions for future study. The ...


The Imperiled American Imperium, Greg Raymond, Charles Kegley, Jr. Dec 2008

The Imperiled American Imperium, Greg Raymond, Charles Kegley, Jr.

Greg Raymond

Designed to accompany any American Government text, this engaging reader features a debate-style format that includes two readings--each representing opposing viewpoints--per chapter. The unique format and current content give this book a distinctive advantage over other readers. The Sixth Edition incorporates up-to-date chapter introductions and new debates, for a fresh look at the hot-button issues in modern American government.


Public Administration Ethics For The 21st Century, J. Michael Martinez Dec 2008

Public Administration Ethics For The 21st Century, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Public Administration Ethics for the 21st Century lays the ethical foundations for a uniform professional code of ethics for public administrators, civil servants, and non-profit administrators in the US. Martinez synthesizes five disparate schools of ethical thought as to how public administrators can come to know the good and behave in ways that advance the values of citizenship, equity, and public interest within their respective organizations. Using case studies, he teaches American administrators how to combine the approaches of all five schools to evaluate and resolve complex ethical dilemmas within the constraints of the U.S. democratic values set.

Martinez ...