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1999

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Full-Text Articles in Political Science

The Effects Of Negative Political Advertisements: A Meta-Analytic Assessment, Richard Lau, Lee Sigelman, Caroline Heldman, Paul Babbitt Nov 1999

The Effects Of Negative Political Advertisements: A Meta-Analytic Assessment, Richard Lau, Lee Sigelman, Caroline Heldman, Paul Babbitt

Caroline Heldman

The conventional wisdom about negative political advertisements holds that no one likes them, but they work, that is, they have the consequences their sponsors intend. Moreover, many analysts have expressed concern over the detrimental effects of such negativism on the American political system. We examine the accuracy of the conventional wisdom and the legitimacy of the fears about the consequences for the political system via meta-analysis, a systematic, quantitative review of the literature. The data do not support either contention. Negative political ads appear to be no more effective than positive ads and do not seem to have especially detrimental ...


Indonesia In Transition: People And Events, Jonathan Ping Nov 1999

Indonesia In Transition: People And Events, Jonathan Ping

Jonathan H. Ping

No abstract provided.


Symbolic Realism In Rwanda: The Untampered Evidence Of Genocide, Sherrie Steiner Sep 1999

Symbolic Realism In Rwanda: The Untampered Evidence Of Genocide, Sherrie Steiner

Sherrie M Steiner

No abstract provided.


Political Communication Through Art: Fdr And The New Deal, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard Aug 1999

Political Communication Through Art: Fdr And The New Deal, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard

Alison Dana Howard

No abstract available


Statecraft: Indonesia In Crisis, Jonathan Ping May 1999

Statecraft: Indonesia In Crisis, Jonathan Ping

Jonathan H. Ping

No abstract provided.


Review Of Ross Mallick, Development, Ethnicity And Human Rights In South Asia, Anthony Chase Apr 1999

Review Of Ross Mallick, Development, Ethnicity And Human Rights In South Asia, Anthony Chase

Anthony Chase

No abstract provided.


The Mobilization Of Campaign Activists By The Party Canvass, Peter Wielhouwer Mar 1999

The Mobilization Of Campaign Activists By The Party Canvass, Peter Wielhouwer

Peter W. Wielhouwer

This research examines the role of the personal contacting activities of the political parties as mobilizing forces in what Verba and Nie termed campaign activities. A reformulated rational choice model is discussed in which parties seek to reduce certain avoidable and unavoidable costs associated with political participation. Using data from the 1952 through 1994 American National Election Studies, it is shown that the party contact has been and continues to be a major factor in mobilizing campaign activists. Its influence is remarkably robust, maintaining statistical and substantive significance even after controlling for other important factors usually associated with political behavior.


Transforming Policies Into Persuasive Visual Images: Art And Fdr, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard Mar 1999

Transforming Policies Into Persuasive Visual Images: Art And Fdr, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard

Alison Dana Howard

No abstract available


Toward Universal Human Rights And The Rule Of Law: The Permanent International Criminal Court, Giulio M. Gallarotti, Arik Preis Mar 1999

Toward Universal Human Rights And The Rule Of Law: The Permanent International Criminal Court, Giulio M. Gallarotti, Arik Preis

Giulio M Gallarotti

A permanent international criminal court (ICC) was created by an international treaty signed on July 17, 1998 in Rome. This article is an analysis of the newly created ICC. In it we explore both the institutional weaknesses and strengths of the Court, as well as the sea of political realities within which the Court must navigate, and which ultimately will determine its effectiveness. Finally, we analyze the impact (i.e., advantages and disadvantages) of the Court on the U.S. national interest. As a nation which has the capacity to play a preponderant role in making the ICC either effective ...


Carter And Human Rights, Robert Williams Dec 1998

Carter And Human Rights, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

No abstract provided.


Language And Arrogance: Problems With A Principle Of Justice, Mindy Peden Dec 1998

Language And Arrogance: Problems With A Principle Of Justice, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


The Alliance Party Of Northern Ireland And Power Sharing In A Divided Society, Allan Leonard Dec 1998

The Alliance Party Of Northern Ireland And Power Sharing In A Divided Society, Allan Leonard

Allan Leonard

The government of Northern Ireland from 1920 to 1972 represented a one-party government, or more appropriately, a segmental majority of unionism; Nationalist parties were perpetually unable to, as well as restricted from, achieving control of government. Political processes since then have been to compel Unionists to share power with others. There is more than one way to apply power sharing, with consociational (Lijphart 1977) or integrative (Horowitz 1985; 1991) elements. The result can be a more or less integrated society (Sisk 1996).

My thesis is that with the achievement of the 1998 Agreement, Alliance’s pursuit of a Northern Ireland-integrative ...


Transitional Adaptation: A Neoweberian Theory Of Ecologically-Based Social Change, Sherrie Steiner Dec 1998

Transitional Adaptation: A Neoweberian Theory Of Ecologically-Based Social Change, Sherrie Steiner

Sherrie M Steiner

This theory presents an explanation for why the transition to sustainability posits distinctive challenges to social change toward sustainability. Civilization collapse is most vulnerable during the transition process toward sustainability due to increasing environmental fluctuations from environmental degradation. Collaborative relations between civic volunteers and governing bodies is considered as an important factor for adapting to these increasing fluctuations.


How Nations Make Peace, Charles Kegley, Jr., Greg Raymond Dec 1998

How Nations Make Peace, Charles Kegley, Jr., Greg Raymond

Greg Raymond

No abstract provided.


The Legitimation Of Capitalism In The Postcommunist Transition: Public Opinion About Market Justice, 1991-1996, James Kluegel, David Mason, Bernd Wegener Dec 1998

The Legitimation Of Capitalism In The Postcommunist Transition: Public Opinion About Market Justice, 1991-1996, James Kluegel, David Mason, Bernd Wegener

David S. Mason

This paper examines change in economic justice attitudes in five former communist states (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, eastern Germany, Hungary, and Russia), using data from opinion surveys conducted in 1991 and 1996. We examine the implications of theory and research concerning the popular legitimation of western capitalism for change in support for 'market justice' beliefs and norms among postcommunist publics. Our analyses show: first, that in the Czech Republic and eastern Germany, public opinion is moving closer to market justice as found in western capitalism, but socialist justice remains strong or is increasing in the other three countries; secondly, that ...


Regime Politics In London Local Government, Keith Dowding, Patrick Dunleavy, Desmond King, Helen Margetts, Yvonne Rydin Dec 1998

Regime Politics In London Local Government, Keith Dowding, Patrick Dunleavy, Desmond King, Helen Margetts, Yvonne Rydin

Helen Z Margetts

No abstract provided.


Governing The Canadian Economy: Ideas And Politics, Neil Bradford Dec 1998

Governing The Canadian Economy: Ideas And Politics, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Linking Maritime Regimes To Regional Security: Some Caveats And Observations, Chris Rahman Dec 1998

Linking Maritime Regimes To Regional Security: Some Caveats And Observations, Chris Rahman

Chris Rahman

No abstract provided.


Individualism, Emma Norman, Paul Barry Clarke Dec 1998

Individualism, Emma Norman, Paul Barry Clarke

Emma R. Norman

No abstract provided.


The Manichean Myth: Rethinking The Distinction Between 'Civic' And 'Ethnic' Nationalism, Rogers Brubaker Dec 1998

The Manichean Myth: Rethinking The Distinction Between 'Civic' And 'Ethnic' Nationalism, Rogers Brubaker

Rogers Brubaker

No abstract provided.


Innovation By Commission: Policy Paradigms And The Canadian Political System, Neil Bradford Dec 1998

Innovation By Commission: Policy Paradigms And The Canadian Political System, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Amelia: A Program For Missing Data (Software), Anne O'Connell, James Honaker, Gary King, Kenneth Scheve, Naunihal Singh Dec 1998

Amelia: A Program For Missing Data (Software), Anne O'Connell, James Honaker, Gary King, Kenneth Scheve, Naunihal Singh

Anne Joseph O'Connell

No abstract provided.


A Contract With The People Of Georgia: The Politics Of An Insurgent Minority, Peter Wielhouwer Dec 1998

A Contract With The People Of Georgia: The Politics Of An Insurgent Minority, Peter Wielhouwer

Peter W. Wielhouwer

Examines contract developed by the Republican party in the 1994 elections, process by which it was constructed, use during political campaign, effects on elections, and legislative agenda it prompted


Fear, Loathing, And Lesbian Rhetoric: A Review Of Diane Miller's Freedom To Differ, Adrienne Christiansen Dec 1998

Fear, Loathing, And Lesbian Rhetoric: A Review Of Diane Miller's Freedom To Differ, Adrienne Christiansen

Adrienne Christiansen

No abstract provided.


Review Of Christopher Coker, War And The Illiberal Conscience, David Blaney Dec 1998

Review Of Christopher Coker, War And The Illiberal Conscience, David Blaney

David Blaney

No abstract provided.


Minority Procurement: Beyond Affirmative Action To Economic Empowerment, Sherri Wallace Dec 1998

Minority Procurement: Beyond Affirmative Action To Economic Empowerment, Sherri Wallace

Sherri L. Wallace

This is an inferential case study of minority procurement activity in Erie County situated in the ambivalent climate regarding the continuation of federal procurement policies to minorities.  


Privatizing Professional Licensing Boards: Self-Governance Or Self-Interest?, Christine M. Cagle, J. Michael Martinez, William D. Richardson Dec 1998

Privatizing Professional Licensing Boards: Self-Governance Or Self-Interest?, Christine M. Cagle, J. Michael Martinez, William D. Richardson

J. Michael Martinez

Because professional licensing boards represent nondemocratic elements in a political system founded on democratic principles, their legitimacy has been questioned in recent years. This article examines legal and medical licensing boards in three states—Georgia, California, and Massachusetts—to determine whether developments in those states suggest a trend toward appointing citizen members to boards. The article concludes that although public acceptance of licensing boards might improve in the wake of appointing citizen members, such a cosmetic change does not necessarily ensure that the “public interest” is protected. Only when the private interests of democratically selected citizen board members are balanced ...


'If Men Were Angels’: Conceptual Foundations Of The American Republic, J. Michael Martinez Dec 1998

'If Men Were Angels’: Conceptual Foundations Of The American Republic, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming


Leadership And Moral Character, J. Michael Martinez Dec 1998

Leadership And Moral Character, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming


Hazardous Materials Transportation In An Age Of Devolution, J. Michael Martinez, Alex W. Thrower Dec 1998

Hazardous Materials Transportation In An Age Of Devolution, J. Michael Martinez, Alex W. Thrower

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming