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Rights, Individualism, Community: Aristotle And The Communitarian-Liberalism Debate, Jeffery Nicholas Jul 2015

Rights, Individualism, Community: Aristotle And The Communitarian-Liberalism Debate, Jeffery Nicholas

Jeffery Nicholas

I argue that Aristotle could not be a fore-runner to liberalism, because his view of humanity is that human beings are constituted by a community and achieve self-fulfillment only as so constituted. Thus, Aristotle endorses a unique position that defends the freedom and self-development of the individual within the parameters of a social order.


Public-Private Partnership? Shifting Paradigms Of Economic Governance In Ontario, Neil Bradford Nov 2003

Public-Private Partnership? Shifting Paradigms Of Economic Governance In Ontario, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

In recent years, many governments have embraced new modes of economic governance that rely on public-private partnerships. These forms of governance effectively devolve authority and responsibility from the state, and instead rely on the policy networks found in civil society. This article argues that despite the general enthusiasm for such decentralized collaboration, there is significant variation in its meaning and practice. Comparing the public-private partnership strategies of two governments in Ontario in the 1990s, the article analyzes the origins and progress of two distinctive governance paradigms, looking for signs of economic innovation. The case studies demonstrate that each of the ...


The Political And Social Activities Of Mainline Protestant Clergy In The Election Of 2000:, Corwin |Smidt, Sue Crawford, Laura Olson, Melissa Deckman, Donald Gray, Dan Hofrenning, Sherrie Steiner, Beau Weston Nov 2003

The Political And Social Activities Of Mainline Protestant Clergy In The Election Of 2000:, Corwin |Smidt, Sue Crawford, Laura Olson, Melissa Deckman, Donald Gray, Dan Hofrenning, Sherrie Steiner, Beau Weston

Sherrie M Steiner

This study examines clergy across six mainline Protestant denominations in terms of their social characteristics, their theological positions, and their political attitudes and behavior. The analysis is based on data collected through random surveys of clergy in each denomination conducted in 2001 using the same instrument. The predominant focus of the article is on the nature and level of political activities exhibited by mainline Protestant clergy in the election year of 2000. The analysis revealed that mainline Protestant clergy are indeed relatively active politically, but that, despite their commonality of belonging to the same broad religious tradition, the nature and ...


Fdr To Clinton, Mueller To ?: A Field Essay On Presidential Approval, Brian Newman, Paul Gronke Nov 2003

Fdr To Clinton, Mueller To ?: A Field Essay On Presidential Approval, Brian Newman, Paul Gronke

Brian Newman

Since the 1930s, polling organizations have asked Americans whether they "approve or disapprove of the job [the incumbent] is doing as president." In the early 1970s, John Mueller started an academic industry by asking what drives these evaluations. American politics and the tools available to examine it have changed dramatically since then, inspiring a burst of research on presidential approval in the 1990s. We review this new body of literature, arguing that it builds on but differs importantly from earlier approval studies. Since Mueller's writing, scholars have expanded his relatively simple model, taking account of presidents' goals and personal ...


In Search Of Lincoln’S Perfect List: Targeting In Grassroots Campaigns, Peter Wielhouwer Oct 2003

In Search Of Lincoln’S Perfect List: Targeting In Grassroots Campaigns, Peter Wielhouwer

Peter W. Wielhouwer

A key element in winning elections, according to many practitioners, is successfully identifying citizens for targeted campaign communications, and a central tactic for implementing that strategy is through personal-contact campaigning. This article first integrates academic and practitioner perspectives into theoretical arguments about targeted campaigning. Then, using the 1956 to 1998 National Election Studies, the analysis shows that voter registration and age have become increasingly important as criteria for campaign contacts, that contacting rates among urban, sub-urban, and rural areas have equalized, and that campaigns continue to target party regulars, people predisposed to vote, and those who are more socially and ...


Out Of The Blue? Democracy And Privatization In Post-Communist Europe, John A. Gould Oct 2003

Out Of The Blue? Democracy And Privatization In Post-Communist Europe, John A. Gould

John A Gould

No abstract provided.


How City Hall Causes Sprawl - A Case Study, Michael E Lewyn Sep 2003

How City Hall Causes Sprawl - A Case Study, Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

A book review addressing the city of Atlanta's pro-sprawl transportation, zoning and urban renewal policies.


Informed Discussion In Information Technology Survey Courses, Amber Settle, André Berthiaume, Evelyn Lulis, Abdulrahman Mirza, Saudi Arabia Sep 2003

Informed Discussion In Information Technology Survey Courses, Amber Settle, André Berthiaume, Evelyn Lulis, Abdulrahman Mirza, Saudi Arabia

Amber Settle

Structured debates have been suggested as a way to help students understand the basic ethical, so"cial, and legal issues inherent in information technology. In this paper, we present evidence that a form of less structured debates we call informed discussions provide equal benefits. As with debates, informed discussions allow for a high-level of participation, demand that students conduct significant research, and provide an interactive environment. However, informed discussion is more engaging for certain populations. Our work is based on debates and informed discussions conducted in three courses. Two of these courses are at the undergraduate level and one is ...


Entry Point: Comment On W. Brown, Howard J. Sherman Aug 2003

Entry Point: Comment On W. Brown, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This article discusses where the researcher should begin an analysis of any political, social, or economic, problem in a given society.


Institutions And The Business Cycle, Howard J. Sherman Aug 2003

Institutions And The Business Cycle, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

Feudal European political-economic institutions included a self-sufficient manor with very little market exchange, barter rather than money, and production motivated only by the need of the manor rather than a profit. All of these institutions meant that a business cycle was impossible, though there were many other problems. Capitalist institutions include production only for market exchange, a monetary economy, and production motivated only by profit. All of these institutions make possible the business cycle--since a contraction may occur if there is insufficient monetary demand to buy the supply at a price including a profit.


Weak Groups And Multiple Goals: Setting Priorities And Working For Change On The State Level, Elizabeth Stiles Jul 2003

Weak Groups And Multiple Goals: Setting Priorities And Working For Change On The State Level, Elizabeth Stiles

Elizabeth A. Stiles

No abstract provided.


Ask And Ye Shall Receive? Policy Requests In State Of The Union Addresses, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard Jul 2003

Ask And Ye Shall Receive? Policy Requests In State Of The Union Addresses, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard

Alison Dana Howard

No abstract available


The Bush Doctrine And American Civil Religion In The Context Of Us Religious Pluralism, Harlan Stelmach Jun 2003

The Bush Doctrine And American Civil Religion In The Context Of Us Religious Pluralism, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

No abstract available


Progressing Towards Governance For Sustainability At Parkfield School: Making Connections Through Dialogical Design, Sandra Wooltorton, Alan Kidd Jun 2003

Progressing Towards Governance For Sustainability At Parkfield School: Making Connections Through Dialogical Design, Sandra Wooltorton, Alan Kidd

Sandra Wooltorton

No abstract provided.


Kurds At The Nexus Of Global Politics, Jesse Benjamin May 2003

Kurds At The Nexus Of Global Politics, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


The Importance Of Trust And Community In Developing And Maintaining A Community Electronic Network, Alina Oxendine, Eugene Borgida, John Sullivan, Melinda Jackson May 2003

The Importance Of Trust And Community In Developing And Maintaining A Community Electronic Network, Alina Oxendine, Eugene Borgida, John Sullivan, Melinda Jackson

Alina Oxendine

Focusing on two rural cities in Minnesota, this paper analyses ways in which these communities have gone about providing information technology to their citizens. This paper will explain why one city has chosen to take an entrepreneurial approach to networking and the other city has chosen a more collaborative approach, promoting equal access for its citizens. Based on interviews, focus groups, and surveys in the two cities, we find that these divergent approaches are related to fundamental cultural differences in the two communities. One city seems to have a more pronounced reservoir of social capital, meaning that people in this ...


El Voto De Los Mexicanos En El Extranjero. Contexto, Dilemas E Implicaciones, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte May 2003

El Voto De Los Mexicanos En El Extranjero. Contexto, Dilemas E Implicaciones, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Tesis de Licenciatura en Ciencias Políticas y Administración Pública, México, UNAM, 2003. En este trabajo de investigación la hipótesis central es: el proceso de creación de mecanismos legales que posibiliten el voto de los mexicanos en el extranjero, su implementación en un futuro cercano, el desempeño de los partidos políticos, las autoridades gubernamentales y otros actores al respecto, sus factibles resultados, así como la posición que asuma frente a este proceso el gobierno estadounidense, pueden incidir significativamente en el desarrollo de la política interna de México, generando impactos políticos, sociales y económicos inesperados a corto y mediano plazo afectando negativamente ...


Agendas, Rhetoric, And Social Change: State Of The Union Addresses From Eisenhower To Clinton, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard Mar 2003

Agendas, Rhetoric, And Social Change: State Of The Union Addresses From Eisenhower To Clinton, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard

Alison Dana Howard

No abstract available


Review Of Sheryl Grana, Women And (In)Justice: The Criminal And Civil Effects Of The Common Law On Women’S Lives, Rose Corrigan Mar 2003

Review Of Sheryl Grana, Women And (In)Justice: The Criminal And Civil Effects Of The Common Law On Women’S Lives, Rose Corrigan

Rose Corrigan

No abstract provided.


La Vida En Las Colonias De La Frontera/Life In Colonias On The Border, Irasema Coronado Feb 2003

La Vida En Las Colonias De La Frontera/Life In Colonias On The Border, Irasema Coronado

Irasema Coronado

No abstract provided.


Security And Peace: Religion And The Iraq War, Harlan Stelmach Feb 2003

Security And Peace: Religion And The Iraq War, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

No abstract available


La Vida En Las Colonias De La Frontera/Life In Colonias On The Border, Irasema Coronado Feb 2003

La Vida En Las Colonias De La Frontera/Life In Colonias On The Border, Irasema Coronado

Irasema Coronado

No abstract provided.


Evolutionary Economics From A Radical Perspective, Howard J. Sherman Feb 2003

Evolutionary Economics From A Radical Perspective, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This is a review article on David Hamilton, Evolutionary Economics: A Study of Change in Economic Thought. New Brncwick: Transaction Publishers, 1953, 1970, 1991, 1999.


"Fundamentalism's Challenge To Modern Society", Max Skidmore Dec 2002

"Fundamentalism's Challenge To Modern Society", Max Skidmore

Max J. Skidmore

No abstract provided.


"The Amish" "Roger Williams" "Shakers", Brian Glenn Dec 2002

"The Amish" "Roger Williams" "Shakers", Brian Glenn

Brian J. Glenn

No abstract provided.


Governance And World Order: Introduction To Part Ii, Alejandra Roncallo, Tim Di Muzio Dec 2002

Governance And World Order: Introduction To Part Ii, Alejandra Roncallo, Tim Di Muzio

Alejandra Roncallo

No abstract provided.


Integrity And Presidential Approval, 1980-2000, Brian Newman Dec 2002

Integrity And Presidential Approval, 1980-2000, Brian Newman

Brian Newman

Do individuals' assessments of the president's integrity consistently affect their evaluations of his job performance? Previous research suggests that they might, but extant studies typically do not directly examine the effects of these assessments. Those that do have examined only a few time points, leaving the question of whether integrity assessments consistently affect approval across presidencies unresolved. Further, they do not examine the effects of integrity on Bill Clinton's approval after the Lewinsky scandal, a time when many argued that integrity assessments were irrelevant to evaluations of his job performance. This study examines the effects of integrity assessments ...


Risk, Insurance, And The Changing Nature Of Mutual Obligation, Brian Glenn Dec 2002

Risk, Insurance, And The Changing Nature Of Mutual Obligation, Brian Glenn

Brian J. Glenn

No abstract provided.


"Story, Emotion, And Formation", Michael Budde Dec 2002

"Story, Emotion, And Formation", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


"Breaking The Glass Ceiling: When (Not If) A Woman Becomes President, Max Skidmore Dec 2002

"Breaking The Glass Ceiling: When (Not If) A Woman Becomes President, Max Skidmore

Max J. Skidmore

No abstract provided.