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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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


The Secession Reference And The Limits Of Law, Richard Kay Dec 2002

The Secession Reference And The Limits Of Law, Richard Kay

Richard Kay

When the Supreme Court of Canada issued its judgment on the legality of "unilateral" Quebec secession in August 1998 many Canadians did not know what to make of it. The Court held that the only lawful way in which Quebec might depart the Canadian federation was through one of the amendment mechanisms provided in the Constitution Act 1982. It thus affirmed that Quebec could not secede without the agreement of at least the Houses of the federal Parliament and some number of provincial legislative assemblies. Prime Minister Chretien declared the next day that the judgement was a "victory for all ...


Cities And Communities That Work: Innovative Practices, Enabling Policies, Neil Bradford Dec 2002

Cities And Communities That Work: Innovative Practices, Enabling Policies, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Rights, Individualism, Community: Aristotle And The Communitarian-Liberalism Debate, Jeffery Nicholas Dec 2002

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

Jeffery L 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.


Political Science In A Different Voice: Women Faculty Perspectives On The Status Of Women In Political Science Departments In The South, Laura Van Assendelft, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Julie Dolan, Barbara Palmer, Michele Swers Dec 2002

Political Science In A Different Voice: Women Faculty Perspectives On The Status Of Women In Political Science Departments In The South, Laura Van Assendelft, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Julie Dolan, Barbara Palmer, Michele Swers

Julie Dolan

No abstract provided.


Complexes And Political Complexity: Canadian Contributions To Political Psychology, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking Dec 2002

Complexes And Political Complexity: Canadian Contributions To Political Psychology, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking

Paul W Nesbitt-Larking

While it remains a diffuse field of enquiry, political psychology has established itself as an important approach to the analysis of political life. In the United States, political psychology is offered as an optional programme in a number of leading graduate schools and is a recognized subfield of the American Political Science Association. Despite the existence of a number of active political psychologists in Canada, there has been relatively little curiosity about the status of the field. This article offers an account of research in the field. Central to this exploration is an evaluation of the ideological, cultural and substantive ...


Are Socialists A Woman's Best Friend? Equality Policies In The Spanish Regions, Katerina Linos Dec 2002

Are Socialists A Woman's Best Friend? Equality Policies In The Spanish Regions, Katerina Linos

Katerina Linos

No abstract provided.


Self-Interest, Social Beliefs And Attitudes To Redistribution, Katerina Linos, Martin West Dec 2002

Self-Interest, Social Beliefs And Attitudes To Redistribution, Katerina Linos, Martin West

Katerina Linos

No abstract provided.


Position-Taking And Cosponsorship In The U.S. House, Gregory Koger Dec 2002

Position-Taking And Cosponsorship In The U.S. House, Gregory Koger

Gregory Koger

Bill cosponsorship has become an important part of the legislative and electoral process in the modern House of Representatives. Using interviews with congressional members and staff, I explain the role of cosponsorship as a signal to agenda setters and a form of position taking for constituents. Regression analysis confirms that cosponsoring varies with a member's electoral circumstances, institutional position, and state size, but generally members have adapted slowly to the introduction of cosponsorship to the rules and practice of the House.


Counting On The Past Or Investing In The Future? Economic And Political Accountability In Fujimori’S Peru, Jana Morgan Dec 2002

Counting On The Past Or Investing In The Future? Economic And Political Accountability In Fujimori’S Peru, Jana Morgan

Jana Morgan

This article strengthens and extends economic theories of presidential approval, assesses accountability in Peru’s “delegative democracy,” and explores the political feasibility of economic policies. The analysis finds that prospective evaluations shape presidential approval in Peru, demonstrating the utility of economic theories in the developing world. Peruvians hold politicians accountable not only for the economic past, but also for future implications of past actions, which suggests that vertical accountability exists and that this type of accountability encourages forward-looking policy choices. Finally, the analysis indicates that important political events, including the capture of the Sendero Luminoso guerrillas and Fujimori’s autogolpe ...


Eu Accession And A New Populist Center-Periphery Cleavage In Central And Eastern Europe, Cas Mudde Dec 2002

Eu Accession And A New Populist Center-Periphery Cleavage In Central And Eastern Europe, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

The finalized “Return to Europe” of the new EU members states of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has created a whole new ballgame for Eurosceptic political actors. In rational choice terms, the costs of Euroscepticism (and even Eurorejection) have gone down dramatically, while the benefits will most probably go even further up. While the effects of EU accession on the party systems of CEE are multifold, this paper develops one possible effect: the transformation of the already present regional divide within CEE countries into a populist, anti-EU center-periphery cleavage.


Rethinking Civil Society, Cas Mudde Dec 2002

Rethinking Civil Society, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

Most studies of civil society are mainly normative, both in their conceptualization and in their theoretical assumptions. We suggest a new, or better revised, research agenda of the study of civil society, which should include (at least) these four points. First, the concept of civil society should be seen as a heuristic device. Second, the separation between ‘civil society’ and ‘uncivil society’ makes sense only in a normative framework, and then exclusively with uncivil society defined as a sub-set of civil society. Third, empirical research on civil society should study the nature of the relationship between civil society organizations and ...


Civil Society In Post-Communist Europe: Lessons From The 'Dark Side', Cas Mudde Dec 2002

Civil Society In Post-Communist Europe: Lessons From The 'Dark Side', Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Terrorist Mindset, Randy Borum Dec 2002

Understanding The Terrorist Mindset, Randy Borum

Randy Borum

No abstract provided.


Profiling Hazards: Profiling In Counterterrorism And Homeland Security, Randy Borum Dec 2002

Profiling Hazards: Profiling In Counterterrorism And Homeland Security, Randy Borum

Randy Borum

No abstract provided.


Federalismo Fiscal E Reforma Tributária No Brasil, Eduardo Meira Zauli Dr. Dec 2002

Federalismo Fiscal E Reforma Tributária No Brasil, Eduardo Meira Zauli Dr.

Eduardo Meira Zauli

No abstract provided.


The Participation Of Subnational Units In The Foreign Policy Of The Federation, Beat Habegger Dec 2002

The Participation Of Subnational Units In The Foreign Policy Of The Federation, Beat Habegger

Beat Habegger

No abstract provided.


Women In New England Politics: A Profile & Handbook For Action, Carol Hardy-Fanta Phd Dec 2002

Women In New England Politics: A Profile & Handbook For Action, Carol Hardy-Fanta Phd

Carol Hardy-Fanta

No abstract provided.