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The Political Activities Of American Corporate Leaders, Nurgul Aitalieva, Anthony Nownes Feb 2016

The Political Activities Of American Corporate Leaders, Nurgul Aitalieva, Anthony Nownes

Nurgul Aitalieva

What is the nature and extent of corporate leader involvement in American national politics? The results of a mail survey of nearly 100 such individuals show that leaders are quite active, devoting an average of nearly 1 hour per day to national political activity. We also show that corporate leaders engage in a wide range of advocacy activities. Monetary activities loom particularly large in the political lives of American corporate leaders, as large numbers are approached by members of Congress for contributions, and many who are approached answer the call. In addition, we find that corporate leaders, unlike advocacy professionals ...


The Role Of The Common Core In The Gubernatorial Elections Of 2014, Jonathan Supovitz, Bobbi Newman, Ariel Smith Feb 2016

The Role Of The Common Core In The Gubernatorial Elections Of 2014, Jonathan Supovitz, Bobbi Newman, Ariel Smith

Bobbi Newman

After the Spring 2014 primaries, the Common Core State Standards were viewed as a political hot potato. As former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said, “the Common Core has become toxic, I think it’s radioactive…It has become an incredibly controversial topic on both the left and the right.” Even so, the Common Core turned out to play a role in some of the governor’s races in November 2014. In this analysis of candidate positions and the role of the Common Core across the 36 gubernatorial races of 2014, CPRE researchers Bobbi Newman, Jonathan Supovitz and Arial Smith used ...


Can Deliberative Democracy Work In Hierarchical Organizations?, Jason Pierce, Grant Neeley, Jeffrey Budziak Jan 2016

Can Deliberative Democracy Work In Hierarchical Organizations?, Jason Pierce, Grant Neeley, Jeffrey Budziak

Grant W. Neeley

Some measure of equality is necessary for deliberative democracy to work well, yet empirical scholarship consistently points to the deleterious effect that hierarchy and inequalities of epistemological authority have on deliberation. This article tests whether real-world deliberative forums can overcome these challenges. Contrary to skeptics, it concludes that the act of deliberation itself and the presence of trained moderators ameliorate inequalities of epistemological authority, thus rendering deliberative democracy possible, even within hierarchical organizations.


Review Of David Horner,'The Spy Catchers: The Official History Of Asio, 1949-1963', Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2014, Rowan Cahill Jul 2015

Review Of David Horner,'The Spy Catchers: The Official History Of Asio, 1949-1963', Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2014, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Critical review of the officially commissioned history of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) published in 2014.


New Directions In The Middle East, Mohammed Aman, Mary Jo Aman Jun 2014

New Directions In The Middle East, Mohammed Aman, Mary Jo Aman

Mohammed M. Aman

This second book on the Middle East brings together papers presented by international scholars at the 2013 Middle East Dialog Conference (MED) held in Washington, DC in 2013 and chaired by Prof. M. Aman, and the Association of Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA), held in Ifrane, Morocco. The three themes/chapters in this volume are: Israel and Palestine Divide (pp. 1-46); Communication, Media, and the Arab Spring (pp. 45-114); and Management and Conflict Resolution (pp. 115-214). The book concludes with extensive references for each of the four chapters (pp. 215-246), and brief bios of authors (pp. 247-251).


Paradoxes Of Democratisation: Environmental Politics In East Asia, Mary Alice Haddad Dec 2013

Paradoxes Of Democratisation: Environmental Politics In East Asia, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

This chapter examines environmental politics in four polities that run the full spectrum of political regimes: mainland China (authoritarian), South Korea and Taiwan (newly democratic), and Japan (mature democracy). The chapter argues that variation in environmental politics in each place resulted primarily from the timing of their environmental movements, with subsequent movements learning from predecessors and gaining increasing access to global NGO networks. Paradoxically, when environmental movements became linked to democratization movements (in South Korea and Taiwan), they also became linked to political parties, which hindered access to government policymaking when non-allied parties were in power.


Understanding Sustainability, J. Michael Martinez Dec 2013

Understanding Sustainability, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming


Propaganda Or Diplomacy? 'Selling' Brand Australia, Stuart Murray Sep 2013

Propaganda Or Diplomacy? 'Selling' Brand Australia, Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray

No abstract provided.


Rebranding China On The Olympic Stage, Stuart Murray Sep 2013

Rebranding China On The Olympic Stage, Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray

No abstract provided.


Realising Australia's International Education As Public Diplomacy, Caitlin Byrne, Rebecca Hall Sep 2013

Realising Australia's International Education As Public Diplomacy, Caitlin Byrne, Rebecca Hall

Caitlin Byrne

Australia’s international education serves as public diplomacy, essentially engaging and influencing public audiences in ways that progress Australian foreign policy priorities and national interests. The multidimensional and increasingly globalised nature of international education presents enormous opportunity for vital exchange and interactions between and with students, academics and communities via onshore and offshore modes of delivery. Positive experiences of student mobility and the development of intellectual, commercial and social relationships can build upon a nation’s reputation, and enhance the ability of that nation to participate in and influence regional or global outcomes. This is ultimately the essence of soft ...


Canada/U.S. Borderlands: Thunder Bay, Duluth, And Sault Ste. Marie, Les Alm, Ross Burkhart Apr 2013

Canada/U.S. Borderlands: Thunder Bay, Duluth, And Sault Ste. Marie, Les Alm, Ross Burkhart

Ross Burkhart

No abstract provided.


Canadian Environmental Policy: Past And Future, Les Alm, Ross Burkhart Apr 2013

Canadian Environmental Policy: Past And Future, Les Alm, Ross Burkhart

Ross Burkhart

No abstract provided.


Touch Screen Voting Machines, Vijaya Krushna Varma Mr Jan 2013

Touch Screen Voting Machines, Vijaya Krushna Varma Mr

VIJAYA KRUSHNA VARMA Mr

Touch screen voting machines will be useful for conducting free and fair polls on single day and in single phase for general elections. If touch screen voting machines are used then there will be absolutely no scope for rigging, impersonate voting and all other malpractices in voting process. With TSVMs counting of votes will be over within one hour on the same day after polling is over. By using TSCMs polling, counting declaring of results for all constituencies can be completed on the same day of the polling.


Multilateral Development Banks And The International Monetary Fund, Paul Clements Dec 2012

Multilateral Development Banks And The International Monetary Fund, Paul Clements

Paul Clements

No abstract provided.


West Papua And Indonesia: A Forgotten Conflict?, Nichole Georgeou, Charles Hawksley Dec 2012

West Papua And Indonesia: A Forgotten Conflict?, Nichole Georgeou, Charles Hawksley

Nichole Georgeou

This is Case Study Number 33 in the Hawksley and Georgeou edited book 'The Globalization of World Politics', it is a discussion of the long-running, ongoing, but not widely known conflict involving Indonesia and the people of West Papua.


The State Of The U.S. Environmental Movement, J. Michael Martinez Dec 2012

The State Of The U.S. Environmental Movement, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming


Book Review: H-Net, By Zachary Fredman (December, 2012), Zheng Wang Nov 2012

Book Review: H-Net, By Zachary Fredman (December, 2012), Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Social Movement Goal Pursuit In Interaction With State Legislatures, Elizabeth Stiles, Patrick Grogan, Jamie Nolan Oct 2012

Social Movement Goal Pursuit In Interaction With State Legislatures, Elizabeth Stiles, Patrick Grogan, Jamie Nolan

Elizabeth A. Stiles

No abstract provided.


Implementing Federal Policy: Confronting State Capacity And Will, Lesley Lavery, Sara Dahill-Brown Jul 2012

Implementing Federal Policy: Confronting State Capacity And Will, Lesley Lavery, Sara Dahill-Brown

Lesley Lavery

No abstract provided.


United States Foreign Policy Responses To Africa's Transition Conflicts, Andrew Ewoh Jul 2012

United States Foreign Policy Responses To Africa's Transition Conflicts, Andrew Ewoh

Andrew I.E. Ewoh

No abstract is currently available.


Building Democracy In Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Dec 2011

Building Democracy In Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

How is democracy made real? How does an undemocratic country create new institutions and transform its polity such that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? These are some of the most pressing questions of our times, and they are the central inquiry of Building Democracy in Japan. Using the Japanese experience as starting point, this book develops a new approach to the study of democratization that examines state-society interactions as a country adjusts its existing political culture to accommodate new democratic values, institutions and practices. With reference to the country's history, the book focuses ...


Portland, Oregon, And Polystyrene Foam: Why Sustainability And Product Bans Are Incompatible, J. Michael Martinez Dec 2011

Portland, Oregon, And Polystyrene Foam: Why Sustainability And Product Bans Are Incompatible, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming


Bureaucratic Advocacy And Ethics: A State-Level Case Of Public Agency Rulemaking And Tobacco Control Policy, Michael S. Givel Dec 2011

Bureaucratic Advocacy And Ethics: A State-Level Case Of Public Agency Rulemaking And Tobacco Control Policy, Michael S. Givel

Michael S. Givel

Before 2001, the Oklahoma Department of Health achieved little to protect the public from the dangers of secondhand tobacco smoke. In an ongoing effort between 2000 and 2003, the department joined with health groups to lobby for stronger requirements, resulting in a new Oklahoma administrative rule in 2002 and legislation in 2003 regulating secondhand tobacco smoke. This action was congruent with the American Society of Public Administration's Code of Ethics for interactive democratic policymaking, in which administrators are required to serve the public interest with compassion, benevolence, fairness, and optimism.


Resisting And Reconciling Big Wind: Middle Landscape Politics In The New American West, Roopali Phadke May 2011

Resisting And Reconciling Big Wind: Middle Landscape Politics In The New American West, Roopali Phadke

Roopali Phadke

No abstract provided.


Progress Delayed: State Of Tobacco Control Policymaking In Oklahoma From 2005-2011, Michael S. Givel, Ami E. Stearns, Andrew L. Spivak May 2011

Progress Delayed: State Of Tobacco Control Policymaking In Oklahoma From 2005-2011, Michael S. Givel, Ami E. Stearns, Andrew L. Spivak

Michael S. Givel

• Oklahoma’s 1987 Smoking In Public Places Act required the inclusion of smoking sections in restaurants and pre-empted more stringent local anti-tobacco laws with state regulations. • With the 2001 arrival of an aggressive new Commissioner of Health, Dr. Leslie Beitsch, the tide turned with new legislation (Senate Joint Resolution 21 in 2003) that prohibited smoking inside public places and required restaurants to build separately-ventilated “smoking rooms.” • In 2004, State Question 713 increased the cigarette tax by 55 cents per package. • Dr. Beitsch resigned in 2003 and since that time, efforts toward clean air have stalled. Although restaurants were required to ...


The Preemptive Effect Of The Judiciary On State Legislation, Elizabeth Stiles, Lauren Bowen Mar 2011

The Preemptive Effect Of The Judiciary On State Legislation, Elizabeth Stiles, Lauren Bowen

Elizabeth A. Stiles

We examine the interaction between state legislatures and courts of last resort to assess whether and where in the legislative process judicial ideology serves a preemptive function.


Review Of 'Waterscapes: The Cultural Politics Of A Natural Resource,' Ed. Amita Baviskar (Permanent Black, 2007), Roopali Phadke Jan 2011

Review Of 'Waterscapes: The Cultural Politics Of A Natural Resource,' Ed. Amita Baviskar (Permanent Black, 2007), Roopali Phadke

Roopali Phadke

No abstract provided.


Probable Futures, Mindy Peden Dec 2010

Probable Futures, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

This essay examines the status of "the future" in political theory and asks how views about the future contribute to, undermine, or otherwise interact with normative approaches in general.


Identity Crisis: Searching For Personal Responsibility, Justice, And Community In The Real Estate Market Crash, Thomas Bryer Dec 2010

Identity Crisis: Searching For Personal Responsibility, Justice, And Community In The Real Estate Market Crash, Thomas Bryer

Thomas A Bryer

The author introduces the reader to his own and, to a different extent, society’s identity crisis in the context of the real estate market crash. Through personal reflection and analysis of federal policies, four challenges are observed: (1) lack of community focus, (2) neglect of certain populations, (3) unambiguous devotion to encouraging personal responsibility, and (4) no clear statement of moral commitment. Policy and institutional changes are suggested to better address these challenges.


Media And Environmental Politics In East Asia, Mary Alice Haddad Dec 2010

Media And Environmental Politics In East Asia, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

No abstract provided.