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Not Quite The Sum Of Its Parts: Public Diplomacy From An Australian Perspective, Caitlin Byrne Dec 2010

Not Quite The Sum Of Its Parts: Public Diplomacy From An Australian Perspective, Caitlin Byrne

Caitlin Byrne

While public diplomacy has emerged as the subject of much attention internationally, Australia appears disengaged from the discussions and Australia’s public diplomacy program appears to be lagging behind. Closer examination of Australia’s public diplomacy program, coordinated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) reveals that public diplomacy is not well understood within bureaucratic and academic circles; is lacking in strategic coordination, and is consistently under-resourced. Indeed, when it comes to Australia’s public diplomacy, it appears that the whole may not be greater than the sum of the parts.

The purpose of this paper is to ...


Is Necessity The Mother Of Innovation? The Adoption And Use Of Web Technologies Among Congressional Offices, Kevin Esterling, David Lazer, Michael Neblo Nov 2010

Is Necessity The Mother Of Innovation? The Adoption And Use Of Web Technologies Among Congressional Offices, Kevin Esterling, David Lazer, Michael Neblo

David Lazer

From first paragraph: Communication between legislator and constituents is fundamental to effective democratic representation, and devising the institutional means for citizen/legislator communication stands as one of the core and persistent problems in the practice of democracy. A legislator needs information about the preferences, ideals, norms, and beliefs of her constituents in order to do her job well. Similarly, citizens need information about the actions and decisions of their representative in order to maintain appropriate accountability. But as national problems become more complex, and as the political process grows more and more dominated by experts and organized groups, it is ...


Solidarity, The Regime And The Public, David Mason Oct 2010

Solidarity, The Regime And The Public, David Mason

David S. Mason

This paper examines the extent to which Solidarity acted as a link between the population and the regime and as a representative of the interests of the workers. It looks first at the reasons for the emergence of Solidarity, and Solidarity's subsequent embodiment of the society's desire for a political and economic order more in line with the ideals of socialism, and more genuinely representative of the workers' interests. It concludes by assessing the charges against Solidarity made by the martial law authorities, the extent of current support for the union and the regime, and the possibilities for ...


'What A Difference Democracy Makes', Mark Ensalaco Oct 2010

'What A Difference Democracy Makes', Mark Ensalaco

Mark Ensalaco

Human rights expert Mark Ensalaco talked to The New York Times and BBC Radio about how the rescue of the Chilean miners is tied to Chile's dark past.


Portraits Of Leadership: Women And Resource Battles In Bolivia And Ecuadore; Documentary Photography & Research Project, Paul Dosh, Nicole Kligerman, James Lerager, Jesus Valencia, Cesar Flores Sep 2010

Portraits Of Leadership: Women And Resource Battles In Bolivia And Ecuadore; Documentary Photography & Research Project, Paul Dosh, Nicole Kligerman, James Lerager, Jesus Valencia, Cesar Flores

Paul Dosh

No abstract provided.


Costs Of Democratization, Thomas Bryer Sep 2010

Costs Of Democratization, Thomas Bryer

Thomas A Bryer

Link to PowerPoint recorded video.


La Organización Electoral En Colombia, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Mauricio García-Villegas Aug 2010

La Organización Electoral En Colombia, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Mauricio García-Villegas

Javier E Revelo-Rebolledo

No abstract provided.


Foreign Firms, Investment, And Environmental Regulation In The People's Republic Of China, Phillip Stalley Aug 2010

Foreign Firms, Investment, And Environmental Regulation In The People's Republic Of China, Phillip Stalley

Phillip Stalley

This new book takes as its focus a simple yet critical question: Does foreign direct investment lead to weakened environmental regulation, thereby turning developing countries into "pollution havens"? The debate over this question has never before been the focus of a book about China. Phillip Stalley examines the development of Chinese law governing the environmental impact of foreign investors, describes how regional competition for investment has influenced environmental regulation, and analyzes the environmental practices of foreign and Chinese companies. He finds only modest evidence that integration with the global economy has transformed China into a pollution haven. Indeed, after China ...


Revolutionary, Advocate, Agent, Or Authority: Context-Based Assessment Of The Democratic Legitimacy Of Transnational Civil Society Actors, Christopher Pallas Aug 2010

Revolutionary, Advocate, Agent, Or Authority: Context-Based Assessment Of The Democratic Legitimacy Of Transnational Civil Society Actors, Christopher Pallas

Christopher L. Pallas

The literature on transnational civil society encompasses a number of conflicting views regarding civil society organizations’ (CSOs) behavior and impacts and the desirability of civil society involvement in international policymaking. This piece suggests that this lack of consensus arises from the diverse range of contexts in which CSOs operate and the wide variety of activities in which they engage. This article seeks to organize and analyze the disparate data on civil society by developing a context-based standard of democratic legitimacy for CSOs. The article disaggregates democracy into input, throughput, and output components, and shows how CSOs must support or manifest ...


Ayúdame Que Yo Te Ayudaré (¿O Ayudé?), Javier Revelo-Rebolledo Aug 2010

Ayúdame Que Yo Te Ayudaré (¿O Ayudé?), Javier Revelo-Rebolledo

Javier E Revelo-Rebolledo

No abstract provided.


La Ley De Justicia Y Paz. Impacto Constitucional E Institucional, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Mauricio García-Villegas, Rodrigo Uprimny Jun 2010

La Ley De Justicia Y Paz. Impacto Constitucional E Institucional, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Mauricio García-Villegas, Rodrigo Uprimny

Javier E Revelo-Rebolledo

No abstract provided.


Leyes De Economía Agraria. Impacto Constitucional E Institucional, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Mauricio García-Villegas, Rodrigo Uprimny Jun 2010

Leyes De Economía Agraria. Impacto Constitucional E Institucional, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Mauricio García-Villegas, Rodrigo Uprimny

Javier E Revelo-Rebolledo

No abstract provided.


Protecting Human Rights Begins At Home: Review Of Shadi Mokhtari's 'After Abu Ghraib', Anthony Chase, Chelsea Moore Jun 2010

Protecting Human Rights Begins At Home: Review Of Shadi Mokhtari's 'After Abu Ghraib', Anthony Chase, Chelsea Moore

Anthony Chase

No abstract provided.


Reformas Políticas Y Reelección. Impacto Constitucional E Institucional, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Mauricio García-Villegas Jun 2010

Reformas Políticas Y Reelección. Impacto Constitucional E Institucional, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Mauricio García-Villegas

Javier E Revelo-Rebolledo

No abstract provided.


Procesos De Captura Y Resistencia En La Rama Judicial, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Mauricio García-Villegas Jun 2010

Procesos De Captura Y Resistencia En La Rama Judicial, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Mauricio García-Villegas

Javier E Revelo-Rebolledo

No abstract provided.


Romanian Autonomy And Arms Control Policies, David Mason Mar 2010

Romanian Autonomy And Arms Control Policies, David Mason

David S. Mason

Romania has proved to be an interesting case study of the limits of autonomy within the Soviet bloc. Romania's foreign policy has become increasingly independent of Soviet dictates over the last fifteen years, while domestic controls have remained as rigid as any in Eastern Europe.


North American Futures: Canadian & U.S. Perspectives, Managing The Arctic, David Caron Mar 2010

North American Futures: Canadian & U.S. Perspectives, Managing The Arctic, David Caron

David D. Caron

Presentation and discussion of issues relevant to balanced Arctic exploration, multilateral cooperation policy, growth and development and political-economic perspectives.


Federal Food Assistance Programs: Part Of The Early Childhood Obesity Solution Or Part Of The Problem?, Elizabeth Rigby, Rachel Kimbro Feb 2010

Federal Food Assistance Programs: Part Of The Early Childhood Obesity Solution Or Part Of The Problem?, Elizabeth Rigby, Rachel Kimbro

Elizabeth Rigby

Amid growing concern about childhood obesity, the United States spends billions of dollars on food assistance: providing meals and subsidizing food purchases. We examine the relationship between food assistance and body mass index (BMI) for young, low-income children, who are a primary target population for federal food programs and for efforts to prevent childhood obesity. Our findings indicate that food assistance may unintentionally contribute tot he childhood obesity problem in cities with high food prices. We also find that subsidized meals at school or day care are beneficial for children's weight status, and we argue that expanding access to ...


Los Costos Del Régimen Electoral Uribista, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo Feb 2010

Los Costos Del Régimen Electoral Uribista, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo

Javier E Revelo-Rebolledo

No abstract provided.


President Obama, Public Participation, And An Agenda For Research And Experimentation, Thomas Bryer Dec 2009

President Obama, Public Participation, And An Agenda For Research And Experimentation, Thomas Bryer

Thomas A Bryer

The Obama Administration has offered citizens and onlookers from other nations a host of innovative efforts to make the United States federal government more open, participatory, and collaborative. In this issue of the International Journal of Public Participation, a set of invited authors consider the varying levels of success of this work demonstrated thus far and raise important research and practical questions for the Administration and others who might learn from the Administration’s experiences. In this introduction, some of these questions are reviewed and notable practices are summarized. Ultimately, it is concluded that, though the Administration is still young ...


Book Review Of Beau Breslin, "From Words To Worlds: Exploring Constitutional Functionality", Robert Tsai Dec 2009

Book Review Of Beau Breslin, "From Words To Worlds: Exploring Constitutional Functionality", Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

This is a review of Beau Breslin's book, "From Words to Worlds: Exploring Constitutional Functionality" (Johns Hopkins, 2009). As an antidote to what he believes to be scholarly marginalization of the "unique" aspects of a written constitution, Breslin focuses attention on seven functions of such a legal text: transforming existing orders, conveying collective aspirations, designing institutions, mediating conflict, recognizing claims of subnational communities, empowering social actors, and constraining governmental authority. This review briefly critiques Breslin's functional approach and discusses two of the more pressing goals of modern constitutionalism: managing social conflict and preserving cultural heritage.


Reclaiming The Technological Imagination: Water, Power, And Place In India, Roopali Phadke Dec 2009

Reclaiming The Technological Imagination: Water, Power, And Place In India, Roopali Phadke

Roopali Phadke

No abstract provided.


"Who Is My Mother? Family, Nation, Discipleship And Debates On Immigration", Michael Budde Dec 2009

"Who Is My Mother? Family, Nation, Discipleship And Debates On Immigration", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

Forthcoming!


Public Engagement In The Obama Administration: Building A Democracy Bubble?, Thomas Bryer Dec 2009

Public Engagement In The Obama Administration: Building A Democracy Bubble?, Thomas Bryer

Thomas A Bryer

Following the Bush Administration, the Obama team enhanced access for citizens to participatory venues. Extending and enhancing access gives citizens opportunity to develop their citizenship skills, potentially influence policy, and potentially become better connected to community life. The Administration can be applauded for participatory innovations, but the Administration needs to proceed strategically to ensure the innovations do not produce more harm than good and to ensure that the real change they are producing is not whisked away in the next Administration as rapidly as an information cascade infects the citizenry. This article develops the idea of a democracy bubble as ...


Undressing The Wound Of Wealth: Political Economy As A Cultural Project, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah Dec 2009

Undressing The Wound Of Wealth: Political Economy As A Cultural Project, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah

David Blaney

No abstract provided.


Conteted Heritage In The Ancient City Of Peace, William Feighery Dec 2009

Conteted Heritage In The Ancient City Of Peace, William Feighery

William Feighery

As the imperial capital of thirteen dynasties Xi’an, formerly known as Chang’an (eternal peace), houses a legacy of many of the most important periods of Chinese history and is one of the great archeological centers of the world. This legacy of political and cultural dominance places Xi’an at the forefront of debates on cultural heritage and its role in the evolution of China in the 21st century. Xi’an is currently under a triad of influences from processes of globalization, urban transition and domestic and international tourism. In recent decades and particularly since the dawn on the ...


Accomodating Islam And The Utility Of National Models: The German Case, Claus Hofhansel Dec 2009

Accomodating Islam And The Utility Of National Models: The German Case, Claus Hofhansel

Claus Hofhansel

No abstract provided.


Savage Economics: Wealth, Poverty And The Temporal Walls Of Capitalism, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah Dec 2009

Savage Economics: Wealth, Poverty And The Temporal Walls Of Capitalism, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah

David Blaney

No abstract provided.


Living Democracy In Theory And Practice: Getting Dirty In A Local Government Incorporation Process, Thomas Bryer Dec 2009

Living Democracy In Theory And Practice: Getting Dirty In A Local Government Incorporation Process, Thomas Bryer

Thomas A Bryer

Poinciana, Florida is a growing community in Central Florida. The master homeowners association contracted for an incorporation feasibility study to determine whether Poinciana could survive as a city. This article describes the public participation process designed and implemented as part of the feasibility study and articulates the goals, principles, and venues of the design, the challenges or barriers confronted, and suggestions for revisions to statutory guidelines for incorporation are described with the purpose of moving towards the institutionalization of public participation as a cultural norm.


“Fraude Académico: Comparaciones Entre Dos Universidades Colombianas”, Andrés Henao Castro, Mauricio García Villegas, José Mejía, Claudia Ordóñez Dec 2009

“Fraude Académico: Comparaciones Entre Dos Universidades Colombianas”, Andrés Henao Castro, Mauricio García Villegas, José Mejía, Claudia Ordóñez

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.