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Does Patronage Still Drive Politics For The Rural Poor In The Developing World? A Comparative Perspective From The Livestock Sector, David Leonard, Jennifer Brass, Michael Nelson, Sophal Ear, Dan Fahey, Tasha Fairfield, Martha Gning, Michael Halderman, Brendan Mcsherry, Devra Moehler, Wilson Prichard, Robin Turner, Tuong Vu, Jeroen Dijkman Mar 2015

Does Patronage Still Drive Politics For The Rural Poor In The Developing World? A Comparative Perspective From The Livestock Sector, David Leonard, Jennifer Brass, Michael Nelson, Sophal Ear, Dan Fahey, Tasha Fairfield, Martha Gning, Michael Halderman, Brendan Mcsherry, Devra Moehler, Wilson Prichard, Robin Turner, Tuong Vu, Jeroen Dijkman

Robin L Turner

Is the analysis of patron–client networks still important to the understanding of developing country politics or has it now been overtaken by a focus on ‘social capital’? Drawing on seventeen country studies of the political environment for livestock policy in poor countries, this article concludes that although the nature of patronage has changed significantly, it remains highly relevant to the ways peasant interests are treated. Peasant populations were found either to have no clear connection to their political leaders or to be controlled by political clientage. Furthermore, communities ‘free’ of patron–client ties to the centre generally are not ...


Traditional, Democratic, Accountable? Navigating Citizen-Subjection In Rural South Africa, Robin Turner Mar 2015

Traditional, Democratic, Accountable? Navigating Citizen-Subjection In Rural South Africa, Robin Turner

Robin L Turner

Nearly two decades after South Africa’s democratization, questions of tradition and accountability continue to trouble the polity as more than 14 million black South Africans remain subject to state-recognized, so-called “traditional” leaders – kings, queens, chiefs and regents. This article deepens our understanding of contemporary governance by exploring the agency of these citizen-subjects through close examination of traditional leaders’ strategies and citizen-subjects’ mobilizations in four rural localities. These cases illustrate how citizen-subjects are working with, against and through traditional leaders and councils, hybrid organizations and independent groups to pursue community development and effective, accountable governance, and show how the present ...


China’S New Identity Crisis, Zheng Wang Sep 2014

China’S New Identity Crisis, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


China's Democracy Challenge, Zheng Wang Sep 2014

China's Democracy Challenge, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Nine-Dashed Line: ‘Engraved In Our Hearts’, Zheng Wang Aug 2014

The Nine-Dashed Line: ‘Engraved In Our Hearts’, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Perception Gap Between China And Its Neighbors, Zheng Wang Aug 2014

The Perception Gap Between China And Its Neighbors, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Dangers Of History Analogies, Zheng Wang Jul 2014

The Dangers Of History Analogies, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Shagri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker Or Peacemaker, Zheng Wang Jun 2014

The Shagri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker Or Peacemaker, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Tiananmen As The Turning Point: China’S Impossible Balancing Act, Zheng Wang Apr 2014

Tiananmen As The Turning Point: China’S Impossible Balancing Act, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


History Education: The Source Of Conflict Between China And Japan, Zheng Wang Apr 2014

History Education: The Source Of Conflict Between China And Japan, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


"The Global Origins Of China’S Domestic Conflicts” (With Vance Crowe), Zheng Wang Apr 2014

"The Global Origins Of China’S Domestic Conflicts” (With Vance Crowe), Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Three Suggestions For Ambassador Max Baucus, Zheng Wang Mar 2014

Three Suggestions For Ambassador Max Baucus, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


“Missing Histories: History Education And China-Japan Relations”, Zheng Wang Mar 2014

“Missing Histories: History Education And China-Japan Relations”, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


How U.S. Ambassadors Influence China (But Not Americans), Zheng Wang Feb 2014

How U.S. Ambassadors Influence China (But Not Americans), Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Clash Of Dreams: Becoming A ‘Normal Country’ In East Asia, Zheng Wang Feb 2014

Clash Of Dreams: Becoming A ‘Normal Country’ In East Asia, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


China’S Puzzling Adiz Decision Making, Zheng Wang Dec 2013

China’S Puzzling Adiz Decision Making, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


How To Prevent Accidental Conflict In The East China Sea, Zheng Wang Dec 2013

How To Prevent Accidental Conflict In The East China Sea, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Why China’S New Rich Want To Emigrate, Zheng Wang Nov 2013

Why China’S New Rich Want To Emigrate, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


China’S Foreign Policy Debates, Zheng Wang Oct 2013

China’S Foreign Policy Debates, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Chinese Dream From Mao To Xi, Zheng Wang Sep 2013

The Chinese Dream From Mao To Xi, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


China And Japan Really Don’T Like Each Other, Zheng Wang Aug 2013

China And Japan Really Don’T Like Each Other, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


It’S All About Mao, Zheng Wang Aug 2013

It’S All About Mao, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Lessons For The Chinese Dream (With Elizabeth Barrett), Zheng Wang Aug 2013

Lessons For The Chinese Dream (With Elizabeth Barrett), Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Blind Men And The Elephant: Why The World Misunderstands China?, Zheng Wang Jul 2013

Blind Men And The Elephant: Why The World Misunderstands China?, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Does China Have A Foreign Policy, Zheng Wang Mar 2013

Does China Have A Foreign Policy, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


When Church Teachings And Policy Commitments Collide: Perspectives On Catholics In The U.S. House Of Representatives, William Hudson, Elizabeth Oldmixon Feb 2013

When Church Teachings And Policy Commitments Collide: Perspectives On Catholics In The U.S. House Of Representatives, William Hudson, Elizabeth Oldmixon

William E. Hudson

This article investigates the influence of religious values on domestic social policy-making, with a particular focus on Catholics. We analyze roll call votes in the 109th Congress and find that Catholic identification is associated with support for Catholic Social Teaching, but both younger Catholics and Republican Catholics are found less supportive. In followup interviews with a small sample of Catholic Republicans, we find that they justify voting contrary to Church teaching by seeing its application to domestic social issues as less authoritative than Church moral teachings on issues like abortion.


Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The “Chinese Dream”, Zheng Wang Feb 2013

Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The “Chinese Dream”, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Next Hu, Zheng Wang Dec 2012

The Next Hu, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


From “Top-Down” To “Middle-Out”: China And Japan Can Reconcile Their Relationship, Zheng Wang Nov 2012

From “Top-Down” To “Middle-Out”: China And Japan Can Reconcile Their Relationship, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Open Secret: Why The Supreme Court Has Nothing To Fear From The Internet, Keith Bybee Nov 2012

Open Secret: Why The Supreme Court Has Nothing To Fear From The Internet, Keith Bybee

Keith J. Bybee

The United States Supreme Court has an uneasy relationship with openness: it complies with some calls for transparency, drags its feet in response to others, and sometimes simply refuses to go along. I argue that the Court’s position is understandable given that the internet age of fluid information and openness has often been heralded in terms that are antithetical to the Court’s operations. Even so, I also argue the Court actually has little to fear from greater transparency. The understanding of the Court with the greatest delegitimizing potential is the understanding that the justices render decisions on the ...