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Full-Text Articles in Political Science

Assessing The Transformation Of Europe: A View From Political Science, Alec Stone Sweet Dec 2016

Assessing The Transformation Of Europe: A View From Political Science, Alec Stone Sweet

Alec Stone Sweet

No abstract provided.


Protecting Democracy A Parsimonious Dynamic And Heuristic Model Of Controlling Crimes By The Powerful.Pdf, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. Dec 2016

Protecting Democracy A Parsimonious Dynamic And Heuristic Model Of Controlling Crimes By The Powerful.Pdf, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Ngo Strategies In An Authoritarian Context, And Their Implications For Citizenship: The Case Of The People’S Republic Of China, Jennifer Yj Hsu, Carolyn L. Hsu, Reza Hasmath Dec 2016

Ngo Strategies In An Authoritarian Context, And Their Implications For Citizenship: The Case Of The People’S Republic Of China, Jennifer Yj Hsu, Carolyn L. Hsu, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This study argues that different cities in China have different resource environments available for NGOs. Organizations react to these resource environments by constructing appropriate resource strategies, which in turn shape the characteristics and structures of the NGOs of that city. It further examines how these characteristics and structures influence the construction and performance of citizenship in an authoritarian environment. Specifically, some types of NGOs encourage Chinese citizens to be passive, while others offer a model for people to actively engage with social issues. This is aptly demonstrated in an analysis of NGOs operating across four cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, and ...


White Cat, Black Cat Or Good Cat: The Beijing Consensus As An Alternative Philosophy For Policy Deliberation?, Reza Hasmath Dec 2016

White Cat, Black Cat Or Good Cat: The Beijing Consensus As An Alternative Philosophy For Policy Deliberation?, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

The Beijing Consensus represents a philosophical movement towards an ultra-pragmatic view of conducting policy deliberation. Contrary to models of development which provide a subset of policy prescriptions for the policymakers’ disposal or a fundamentalist adherence to a particular economic tradition, the Beijing Consensus inherently recognizes that each development scenario has a potential set of challenges that may require unique and/or experimental solutions factoring the current political, social and economic environment. This ultra-pragmatism will require the policymaker to engage in greater policy experimentation, and to have a larger risk-elasticity. Further, this philosophy is most aptly demonstrated by looking at the ...


The Impact Of The European Union’S Policy Towards China’S Intellectual Property Regime, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath Dec 2016

The Impact Of The European Union’S Policy Towards China’S Intellectual Property Regime, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This article evaluates the effectiveness of two major European Union technical assistance programmes, IPR2 and IP Key, in shaping China’s regional intellectual property (IP) enforcement. It argues that although technical assistance programmes have been effective in influencing the national IP legal framework, it has been less successful in assisting regional policy enforcement. This is primarily the result of divergent economic priorities at the sub-national level. The article further assesses potential priorities for future IP technical assistance.


Populism During The Estado Novo, Michael L. Conniff Dec 2016

Populism During The Estado Novo, Michael L. Conniff

Michael L. Conniff

Although the elections were suppressed during the Estado Novo, some politicians gained valuable experience with techniques that would later be called populism. This article describes the creation of this style by Mayor Pedro Ernesto and the careers of six other leaders called populists. We conclude that the Vargas regime really helped the rise of populism.


Exploring Bebras Tasks Content And Performance: A Multinational Study., Cruz Izu, Claudio Mirolo, Amber Settle, Linda Mannila, Gabriele Stupuriene Dec 2016

Exploring Bebras Tasks Content And Performance: A Multinational Study., Cruz Izu, Claudio Mirolo, Amber Settle, Linda Mannila, Gabriele Stupuriene

Amber Settle

No abstract provided.


Trust Deficit: Japanese Communities And The Challenge Of Rebuilding Tohoku, Daniel P. Aldrich Dec 2016

Trust Deficit: Japanese Communities And The Challenge Of Rebuilding Tohoku, Daniel P. Aldrich

Daniel P Aldrich

Trust between civil society and the state is a necessary pre-condition for successful public policy in advanced industrial democracies. It is all the more important following a mass catastrophe that affects hundreds of thousands and upends the rhythms of daily life across the country. Choices made by the Japanese government and energy utilities during and after the compounded 11 March 2011 disasters damaged relationships between civil society, utility firms, and the government. This article looks at how decision makers in Japan continue to struggle with a trust deficit and how that gap has altered the behavior of NGOs and civil ...


Govt 405 – Political And Economic Development (2017), Steven Alan Samson Dec 2016

Govt 405 – Political And Economic Development (2017), Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

An analysis of the common problems of less developed countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with a survey of theories of development.


Govt 440 - Political Geography, Steven Alan Samson Dec 2016

Govt 440 - Political Geography, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

A study of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of the international system with special attention given to their geo-strategic dimensions.


Govt 301 – Ancient Political And Economic Ideas (2017), Steven Alan Samson Dec 2016

Govt 301 – Ancient Political And Economic Ideas (2017), Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Political and economic thought of pagan antiquity, contrasting the ideas of Greece and Rome with religious precepts. The political and economic organization of European feudalism will also be examined.


Govt 340 – International Relations (2017), Steven Alan Samson Dec 2016

Govt 340 – International Relations (2017), Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Techniques for managing and resolving conflict in international relations. Emphasis is on current international issues like U.S. arms policy and U.S. policy in the Middle East.


Govt 302 – Modern Political And Economic Ideas (2017), Steven Alan Samson Dec 2016

Govt 302 – Modern Political And Economic Ideas (2017), Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Survey of political and economic thought since the 16th century including the Christian influence on the development of modern Western freedom and justice. Emphasis will be placed on the emergence and scope of the disciplines of economics, political science, public administration and public policy.


Rival Traditions Of Liberty: America Vs. The European Union, Steven Alan Samson Dec 2016

Rival Traditions Of Liberty: America Vs. The European Union, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Ppol 501 Foundations Of American Government Introduction To Public Policy (2017), Steven Alan Samson Dec 2016

Ppol 501 Foundations Of American Government Introduction To Public Policy (2017), Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

This course provides a broad study of the philosophical, intellectual, political, and cultural influences on Western Society and examines the manner in which those influences have been and are being reflected in American Public Policy. More specifically, it will examine the manner in which various worldviews affect American Public Policy, with particular emphasis on the contrast between the Judeo-Christian worldview and Secular Humanism, Marxism/Leninism, and Islamic Fundamentalism.


Participatory Budgeting: Adoption And Transformation, Brian Wampler, Michael Touchton Dec 2016

Participatory Budgeting: Adoption And Transformation, Brian Wampler, Michael Touchton

Brian Wampler

Participatory budgeting programmes are spreading rapidly across the world because they offer government officials and citizens the opportunity to engage each other in new ways as they combine democratic practices with the ‘nitty gritty’ of policy-making. The principles and ideas associated with participatory budgeting appeal to a broad spectrum of citizens, civil society activists, government officials and international agencies, which helps explain why it is so popular and has expanded so quickly. 

In this research briefing, we focus on adoption and transformation of participatory budgeting in several low- and middle-income countries where international donors are active. We are particularly interested ...


Sexuality In The Time Of War, Or, How Rape Became A Crime Against Humanity, Sharon Sliwinski Dec 2016

Sexuality In The Time Of War, Or, How Rape Became A Crime Against Humanity, Sharon Sliwinski

Sharon Sliwinski

Working closely with women's testimonies from the genocides in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, this chapter aims to widen space in contemporary human rights discourse for discussion about sexuality--and in particular about the ways sexual violence functions as one of the forces of sovereign power. There is an intimate and largely non-visible strategy that sovereign power has at its disposal to cleave a subject from their capacity to live a human life, namely, by attacking the individual’s sense of sovereignty over her own body. 


“Pinkwashing.”, Gema Pérez-Sánchez Dec 2016

“Pinkwashing.”, Gema Pérez-Sánchez

Gema Pérez-Sánchez

No abstract provided.


Adam Newmark.Jpg Dec 2016

Adam Newmark.Jpg

Dr. Adam Newmark

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Cathy Marcum.Jpg, Catherine Marcum Dec 2016

Cathy Marcum.Jpg, Catherine Marcum

Dr. Cathy Marcum

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Kirsten Dyck's Reichsrock: The International Web Of White-Power And Neo-Nazi Hate Music (2016) And Nancy S. Love's Trendy Fascism: White Power Music And The Future Of Democracy (2017), Tim Engles Dec 2016

Book Review Of Kirsten Dyck's Reichsrock: The International Web Of White-Power And Neo-Nazi Hate Music (2016) And Nancy S. Love's Trendy Fascism: White Power Music And The Future Of Democracy (2017), Tim Engles

Tim Engles

A review of Kirsten Dyck's Reichsrock: The International Web of White-Power and Neo-Nazi Hate Music (2016) and Nancy S. Love's Trendy Fascism: White Power Music and the Future of Democracy (2017).


Me Or My Environment? Predictors Of Concern For Healthcare In An Unhealthy State, Wesley Wehde Dec 2016

Me Or My Environment? Predictors Of Concern For Healthcare In An Unhealthy State, Wesley Wehde

Wesley Wehde

Scholars of public health and public policy have long studied what influences individual concerns for policy. These influences have been categorized into a variety of sources. Individual attitudes and attributes such as ideology, party affiliation, and cultural type have been demonstrated to explain and predict individual preference and concerns. Other individual characteristics such as poverty, obesity, among others influence the policies and concerns individuals have. Additionally, arguments have been made that some of these characteristics at the aggregate level affect individual perceptions through the environment. Using a unique panel dataset of Oklahoma respondents, this paper seeks to examine what factors ...