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Trafficking Of North Korean Refugees In China, Donna M. Hughes Dr. Nov 2005

Trafficking Of North Korean Refugees In China, Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

No abstract provided.


Oil For What?—Illicit Iraqi Oil Contracts And The U.N. Security Council, Paul Heaton Oct 2005

Oil For What?—Illicit Iraqi Oil Contracts And The U.N. Security Council, Paul Heaton

Paul Heaton

Over a 6½-year period the Iraqi government issued over 1300 oil contracts through the U.N. Oil-For-Food Program. This paper demonstrates that Security Council members obtained significantly more contracts than non-members and contract receipt is associated with pro-Hussein votes on resolutions. For non-permanent seat holders Council membership is associated with a 46% premium in contract value, while permanent seat holders obtained an estimated benefit of approximately $29 million each over the life of the program. A 10% increase in the probability of casting a pro-Iraq vote on the Council corresponds to $55 million in additional contracts. Contrary to median voter ...


Bill Clinton And The Rhetoric Of Chief Legislator: Did Deeds Follow Words?, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard Oct 2005

Bill Clinton And The Rhetoric Of Chief Legislator: Did Deeds Follow Words?, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard

Alison Dana Howard

With a State of the Union address, the president seeks to exert leadership by setting the nation on a path, outlining an agenda, and using the art of persuasion to achieve his policy goals. One means that a president uses to signal his legislative agenda to Congress and the American public is the State of the Union address (SUA). While the policies mentioned in this speech do no encompass the whole of the president's legislative agenda, the policies mentioned indicate the items which the administration has chosen to highlight publicly before both Congress and the rest of the country ...


Are Voters Better Represented?, Brian Newman, John D. Griffin Oct 2005

Are Voters Better Represented?, Brian Newman, John D. Griffin

Brian Newman

Studies of political participation and representation often contend that elected officials respond more to the preferences of voters than those of nonvoters, but seldom test this claim. This is a critical assumption because if true, biases in who participates will lead to biased representation. Office holders might respond disproportionately to voters’ preferences because voters tend to select like-minded representatives, voters tend to communicate their preferences more, and only voters can reelect representatives. We find that voter preferences predict the aggregate roll-call behavior of Senators while nonvoter preferences do not. We also present evidence supporting the three explanations advanced to account ...


A Guide To Publishing Your First Book: The Ins And Outs Of Obtaining A Book Contract.” 2005. With Alana S. Jeydel. Ps: Political Science And Politics 38(4): 745-746, Julie Dolan, Alana S. Jeydel Oct 2005

A Guide To Publishing Your First Book: The Ins And Outs Of Obtaining A Book Contract.” 2005. With Alana S. Jeydel. Ps: Political Science And Politics 38(4): 745-746, Julie Dolan, Alana S. Jeydel

Julie Dolan

No abstract provided.


Entrepreneurs, Organizational Strength And The Pursuit Of Public Goods By Voluntary Organizations, Elizabeth Stiles Sep 2005

Entrepreneurs, Organizational Strength And The Pursuit Of Public Goods By Voluntary Organizations, Elizabeth Stiles

Elizabeth A. Stiles

No abstract provided.


Deliberative Democracy And The Politics Of Recognition, Cillian Mcbride Sep 2005

Deliberative Democracy And The Politics Of Recognition, Cillian Mcbride

Cillian McBride

No abstract provided.


Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2005

Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

Worldviews emerge from our individual and collective Levels of Consciousness at given points in time and space and from what we come to “believe” is possible or not. In my own experience, my research on Consciousness, and my study of various cultures, societies, and Consciousness literature, I have identified at least seven Levels of Consciousness, twenty-five Archetypal Energies, and various Earth Lessons, which we seem to commonly experience as human beings, in our own unique personal, societal, and global life spaces.


Japan's Quandary Over East Asia Summit, Kori Urayama Aug 2005

Japan's Quandary Over East Asia Summit, Kori Urayama

Kori Urayama

No abstract provided.


Jeffersonian And Hamiltonian Views Of Nature In The Early American Republic, J. Michael Martinez Aug 2005

Jeffersonian And Hamiltonian Views Of Nature In The Early American Republic, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

It is well known that Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton differed in their respective views on the appropriate role of government in the American republic; however, their views on the natural environment are far less familiar. Accordingly, this article examines the Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian thinking on nature in the context of two prevailing views of the natural environment: an intrinsic view and an instrumental view. An intrinsic view values nature for its innate qualities without regard to its uses. An instrumental view, by contrast, values nature insofar as it serves mankind's purposes. The article concludes that although they differed ...


The Last 100 Days, William G. Howell, Kenneth R. Mayer Aug 2005

The Last 100 Days, William G. Howell, Kenneth R. Mayer

Kenneth R Mayer

We analyze last-minute unilateral actions of an outgoing president during a presidential transition. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, outgoing presidents make significant policy decisions, often create commitments that the new president is obligated to honor. We explore the implications for representation and accountability.


Review Of Catharine A. Mackinnon, Women’S Lives, Men’S Laws, Rose Corrigan Jul 2005

Review Of Catharine A. Mackinnon, Women’S Lives, Men’S Laws, Rose Corrigan

Rose Corrigan

No abstract provided.


A Sequential Theory Of Decentralization: Latin American Cases In Comparative Perspective, Tulia Falleti Jul 2005

A Sequential Theory Of Decentralization: Latin American Cases In Comparative Perspective, Tulia Falleti

Tulia G. Falleti

No abstract provided.


On The Sources Of Islamic Law And Practices, Ahmed Souaiaia Jul 2005

On The Sources Of Islamic Law And Practices, Ahmed Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

No abstract provided.


Democrat Chief On Weak Moral Ground, Richard E. Day Jul 2005

Democrat Chief On Weak Moral Ground, Richard E. Day

Richard E. Day

Is it just me, or are there other registered Democrats who want to scratch the blackboard every time state Democratic Party Chair Jerry Lundergan is asked to comment regarding the hiring scandal in Frankfort? I suppose Lundergan was selected by a lost and frightened Democratic leadership looking to "go conservative" after the party's most recent electoral spanking. Surely Democrats have noticed by now that despite whatever redeeming qualities Lundergan may possess, his selection effectively seized the moral low ground on issues related to the public trust.


"She Brought Only A Skirt": Print Media Coverage Of Elizabeth Dole's Bid For The Republican Presidential Nomination, Caroline Heldman, Susan Carroll, Stephanie Olson Jun 2005

"She Brought Only A Skirt": Print Media Coverage Of Elizabeth Dole's Bid For The Republican Presidential Nomination, Caroline Heldman, Susan Carroll, Stephanie Olson

Caroline Heldman

This article analyzes two data sets to determine differences in print media coverage of Elizabeth Dole and five other Republican contenders for the presidential nomination in 1999: George W. Bush, John McCain, Alan Keyes, Gary Bauer, and Steve Forbes. Our findings indicate that Dole received a differential amount and type of print media coverage that was decidedly gendered and may have hindered her candidacy. Dole did not receive an amount of media coverage consistent with her standing as the number two candidate in the polls throughout the time period we examined, and the press paid more attention to Dole's ...


The Timing Of Cabinet Reshuffles In Five Westminster Parliamentary Systems, Indridi Indridason, Christopher Kam May 2005

The Timing Of Cabinet Reshuffles In Five Westminster Parliamentary Systems, Indridi Indridason, Christopher Kam

Indridi H Indridason

Despite their political prominence, cabinet reshuffles have not attracted a great deal of scholarly attention. We provide a theory of cabinet reshuffles that emphasizes both systematic and time-varying causes. In particular, we argue that prime ministers employ cabinet reshuffles to retain power in the face of both intraparty and electoral challenges to their leadership. We use repeated-events duration models to examine the timing of cabinet reshuffles in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom in the period 1960–2001, and find support for several of our hypotheses.


Bush V. Gore And The Distortion Of Common Law Remedies, Tracy A. Thomas May 2005

Bush V. Gore And The Distortion Of Common Law Remedies, Tracy A. Thomas

Tracy A. Thomas

The book The Final Arbiter addresses the legal and political consequences of the Bush v. Gore decision. This article presented as Chapter 4 addresses the lasting impact of Bush v. Gore on the law of remedies. While others have focused on what the Court should or could have done in the case, this article focuses on what the Court actually did by analyzing the text of the decision and the remedial platform that formed the Court's consensus. The Court in Bush adopted a new model of prophylactic relief that provided too much, not too little relief. Yet this prophylactic ...


Asia Country Risk Analysis Cambodia, Michele Gibney May 2005

Asia Country Risk Analysis Cambodia, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

Cambodia, as it currently stands, does not make for an attractive or viable investment area. Based on a realistic point of view, Cambodia poses many security risks to potential investors based on their current domestic situation. In order to understand why this is so, this risk analysis will outline Cambodia’s internal domestic situation as it comes out of their tumultuous history. In addition to this the risk analysis will identify Cambodia’s bilateral and multilateral relations and explain how these do not provide strong support for investors looking to do business in Cambodia. In conclusion the risk analysis will ...


Europa: Superar El Déficit Democrático, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte Apr 2005

Europa: Superar El Déficit Democrático, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

¿Qué puede aportar el voto electrónico para mejorar la calidad de origen del parlamento de la unión, que representa a 420 millones de ciudadanos? ¿Qué buscan los técnicos que están desarrollando nuevos sistemas? ¿Qué grado de implantación tienen estos sistemas en los países europeos? ¿Cuáles son los más avanzados?


Citizen Based Public Health Surveillance, Monitoring And Post-Event Assessments, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii Apr 2005

Citizen Based Public Health Surveillance, Monitoring And Post-Event Assessments, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii

Thomas Lyons (Thom) Carr III Appl.Sc., CEM

When a sudden on-set emergency or disaster affects a region or the whole country, communities and neighborhoods should plan for the possibility that emergency and other civic services will be disrupted and unavailable (District of Columbia 2003a, 2003b, 2004; Doyle 2004; Siskiyou County Public Health/NorCalBT.com 2004). The event may be severe enough that the routine public health surveillance and monitoring system will be disrupted or the system will not be able to provide data quickly enough to support state and local decisionmaking. A temporary post-disaster system should be planned for and implemented. The epidemiologist supporting the local decision ...


Machtpolitik Und Völkerrecht, Beat Habegger Apr 2005

Machtpolitik Und Völkerrecht, Beat Habegger

Beat Habegger

No abstract provided.


Sacred Visions Of Law, Robert Tsai Feb 2005

Sacred Visions Of Law, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

Around the time of the Bicentennial Celebration of the U.S. Constitution’s framing, Sanford Levinson called upon Americans to renew our “constitutional faith.” This Article answers the call by explicating the ways in which two landmark constitutional law decisions—Marbury v. Madison and Brown v. Board of Education—have been used by jurists over the years to tend the American community of faith. Blending constitutional theory and the study of religious form, the Article argues that the legal symbols have become increasingly linked in the legal imagination even as they have come to signify very different sacred visions of ...


What Communities Should Do Pre-Event To Support Public Health Post-Event Assessments, Surveillance And Monitoring, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii Feb 2005

What Communities Should Do Pre-Event To Support Public Health Post-Event Assessments, Surveillance And Monitoring, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii

Thomas Lyons (Thom) Carr III Appl.Sc., CEM

[Abstract written March 2008, TLC] Under worst-case planning assumptions used by some major metropolitan areas, a Neighbor-to-Neighbor self-help program model is the primary link between citizens and the professional response personnel of the responsible government agencies.

In the Neighbor-to-Neighbor self-help program model or a Community Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) calls on the citizens in neighborhoods to identify and establish cluster emergency preparedness committees, Cluster Emergency Coordination Centers (CECC) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). Missing from these plans or what is not articulated is how constant Public Health Post-Event Surveillance, Monitoring and Assessments will be done. Given the worst-case planning ...


"Why Privatizing Social Security Is A Terrible Idea", Max Skidmore Feb 2005

"Why Privatizing Social Security Is A Terrible Idea", Max Skidmore

Max J. Skidmore

No abstract provided.


Globaler Marktplatz Der Ideen: Vorschläge Zur Reform Der Uno-Generalversammlung, Beat Habegger Feb 2005

Globaler Marktplatz Der Ideen: Vorschläge Zur Reform Der Uno-Generalversammlung, Beat Habegger

Beat Habegger

No abstract provided.


Ciclos Econômicos: Uma Análise Comparativa Entre A Teoria De Kondratieff E Da Escola Austríaca De Economia, Lucas Mendes Jan 2005

Ciclos Econômicos: Uma Análise Comparativa Entre A Teoria De Kondratieff E Da Escola Austríaca De Economia, Lucas Mendes

Lucas Mendes

Monografia de Graduação para obtenção do título de Bacharel em Economia pela Universidade Regional do Noroeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul - UNIJUÍ, Curso de Economia.


Political Choice, Public Policy, And Distributional Outcomes, Nathan Kelly Dec 2004

Political Choice, Public Policy, And Distributional Outcomes, Nathan Kelly

Nathan J Kelly

I address the functioning of the U.S. governing system by analyzing distributional outcomes from 1947 to 2000. The key question is whether public policy influences distributional outcomes. The macropolitics model and power resource theory suggest that left policies should equalize the distribution of income. I utilize single equation error correction models to assess the impact of policy on income inequality through two mechanisms—market conditioning and redistribution. Since nearly every government action influences markets in some way, I examine policy in the aggregate rather than focusing only on policies explicitly designed to redistribute income. The analysis indicates that policy ...


The Political Gamble: Government By Lot, Mindy Peden Dec 2004

The Political Gamble: Government By Lot, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

No abstract provided.


Palestinian Labor Migration To Israel: Labor, Land And Occupation, Leila Farsakh Dec 2004

Palestinian Labor Migration To Israel: Labor, Land And Occupation, Leila Farsakh

Leila Farsakh

No abstract provided.