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The Origins Of Christian Democracy: Politics And Confession In Modern Germany By Maria D. Mitchell, Thomas W. Goldstein Sep 2014

The Origins Of Christian Democracy: Politics And Confession In Modern Germany By Maria D. Mitchell, Thomas W. Goldstein

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Go Shopping In Argentina: The Rise Of Popular Consumer Culture By Natalia Milanesio, Cristian A. Harris Sep 2014

Go Shopping In Argentina: The Rise Of Popular Consumer Culture By Natalia Milanesio, Cristian A. Harris

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Global Tourism: Cultural Heritage And Economic Encounters By Sarah Lyons And E. Christian Wells, Michelle Y. Fiedler Sep 2014

Global Tourism: Cultural Heritage And Economic Encounters By Sarah Lyons And E. Christian Wells, Michelle Y. Fiedler

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Orgasmology By Annamarie Jagose, Misty Luminais Sep 2014

Orgasmology By Annamarie Jagose, Misty Luminais

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Russia: A Long View By Yegor Gaidar, Suzanne Ament Sep 2014

Russia: A Long View By Yegor Gaidar, Suzanne Ament

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Émile Durkheim: A Biography By Marcel Fournier, Terry R. Morris Sep 2014

Émile Durkheim: A Biography By Marcel Fournier, Terry R. Morris

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Oral Gospel Tradition By James D. Dunn, Edward J. Mills Iii Sep 2014

The Oral Gospel Tradition By James D. Dunn, Edward J. Mills Iii

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations Of Western Culture By David B. Dennis, John H. Roper Jr. Sep 2014

Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations Of Western Culture By David B. Dennis, John H. Roper Jr.

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Issac Newton And The Origin Of Civilization By Jed Buchwald And Mordechai Feingold, Richard Bowler Sep 2014

Issac Newton And The Origin Of Civilization By Jed Buchwald And Mordechai Feingold, Richard Bowler

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Women On Ice: Methamphetamine Use Among Suburban Women By Miriam Williams Boeri, David B. Broad Sep 2014

Women On Ice: Methamphetamine Use Among Suburban Women By Miriam Williams Boeri, David B. Broad

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Technology Of Nonviolence: Social Media And Violence Prevention By Joseph G. Bock, Yadria Diaz Sep 2014

The Technology Of Nonviolence: Social Media And Violence Prevention By Joseph G. Bock, Yadria Diaz

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Are Human Rights A Philosophy Of History? The Case For The Defense, Ben Dorfman Sep 2014

Are Human Rights A Philosophy Of History? The Case For The Defense, Ben Dorfman

International Social Science Review

This paper explains what a human rights philosophy of history might be, how such a philosophy of history might function, and why it might be important that human rights maintain, or reflect a philosophy of history. In this article human rights are represented by The Universal Declaration of Human Rights passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.


An Examination Of Crime Perception And Arkansas Fair Housing, David Montague, Shannon Rynders, Jennifer Bearden, Jennifer M. Miller, Carol Johnson, Emily Blank Sep 2014

An Examination Of Crime Perception And Arkansas Fair Housing, David Montague, Shannon Rynders, Jennifer Bearden, Jennifer M. Miller, Carol Johnson, Emily Blank

International Social Science Review

This study examines the issue of fair housing from the standpoint of appraisal reports that determine the value of properties. Specifically, descriptors of crime within Arkansas appraisal reports are analyzed, along with completed interview questionnaires representing the mortgage lending, law enforcement, and home appraisal communities. This study provides pivotal findings with respect to appraisal reports in Arkansas and implications for public policy. Particularly, it finds that some of the most relevant stakeholders related to housing in Arkansas unfairly categorize certain geographic areas according to perceptions of crime, as indicated by a review of data found within appraisal reports. This study ...


The Civilized And The Barbarous: Honor In French And Turkish Contemporary Societies, Julie Alev Dilmac Sep 2014

The Civilized And The Barbarous: Honor In French And Turkish Contemporary Societies, Julie Alev Dilmac

International Social Science Review

The goal of this paper is to explore the place of honor in an increasingly rationalized world, in which individuals are characterized by their interchangeability. To do so, the honor principle in two societies which, although in geographical proximity, represent distinct traditions, France and Turkey, was analyzed. The goal was to grasp the multiple understandings of honor among young adults, defined as those between the age of 20 and 27 years old in these two societies. In the Turkish language, honor translates to şeref, which means the personal value felt by an individual coming from the other’s respect, or ...


The End Of Civil War, The Rise Of Narcotrafficking And The Implementation Of The Merida Initiative In Central America, William L. Marcy Sep 2014

The End Of Civil War, The Rise Of Narcotrafficking And The Implementation Of The Merida Initiative In Central America, William L. Marcy

International Social Science Review

The End of Civil War, the Rise of Narcotrafficking, and the Implementation of the Merida Initiative in Central America provides a broad explanation of how Central America became a hub for narcotrafficking between 1979-2012. Using newly declassified documents acquired from the U.S. Department of State, the paper reviews the emergence of narcotrafficking in Central America during its civil war era and briefly shows how Colombian and then Mexican narcotraffickers established a permanent foothold in the region during the early 1990s as its civil wars wound down. At the same time, the essay looks at how Central America responded to ...


Unstable Roots: The Precarious Bond Between Latin America And The Environment, Will G. Mundhenke Aug 2014

Unstable Roots: The Precarious Bond Between Latin America And The Environment, Will G. Mundhenke

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper endeavors to identify and assess the most essential features of environmental degradation throughout Latin America. Specifically, it will discuss the aspects that create a proliferation of deforestation and destruction of the quality of Latin American coasts. The relationship between population, limited land and resources, weak institutions, and poverty lead to an intense economic battle in which economic necessity wages war against an ever-decreasing environmental quality. I will attempt to identify the factors that contribute to the destruction of forests and coasts, and what actions should be taken to develop policies within Latin American governments to promote the ever-elusive ...


Battle Of The Sexes: Why The United States Has Not Yet Ratified The Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw)., Julia Schast Aug 2014

Battle Of The Sexes: Why The United States Has Not Yet Ratified The Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw)., Julia Schast

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Developed from a larger research project examining why the United States Senate formally rejects multilateral treaties, this particular study examines a related branch of inquiry about which factors impact the treaty ratification process in the United States. Utilizing the method of structured, focused comparison, used by Alexander George, the project presents a case study of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to observe why the Senate has failed to provide advice and consent to this multilateral treaty. As multilateral treaties become more common in today’s globalized world, it is important to understand ...


The Contextual Backdrop For Deficit Spending In American Political Thought, Erica Y. Barker Aug 2014

The Contextual Backdrop For Deficit Spending In American Political Thought, Erica Y. Barker

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper analyzes political theories about national debt, public credit, and deficit spending as expressed by thinkers from our nation’s founding fathers to our most recent leaders. I found that instrumental, early American thinkers such as Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison held theories and values that undoubtedly carried on into modern politics. Alexander Hamilton believed national debt to be a “blessing” for the United States and that it would help to ensure the nation’s economic stability. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison disputed Hamilton’s ideas about debt and deficit spending, arguing that it would cause unnecessary ...


Are There Cracks In The Democratic Peace?, James W. Farmer, Jamie E. Scalera Aug 2014

Are There Cracks In The Democratic Peace?, James W. Farmer, Jamie E. Scalera

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Democratic Peace Principle is both a well-documented and a heavily scrutinized element of International Relations theory. My research aims to further analyze the principle to determine more precise conditions under which conflict can arise between democratic states. More specifically, my research analyzes the amount of conflict between democratic states of differing military and economic capabilities in order to see if such dyads have different dynamics than dyads with comparable military and economic might. If there are differing degrees of the democratic peace based on factors such as military and economic strength, this could indicate where future wars between democratic ...


Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered By Frank Biermann & Philipp Pattberg, Samuel B. Hoff May 2014

Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered By Frank Biermann & Philipp Pattberg, Samuel B. Hoff

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Limited Prospects Of Deterrence By The International Criminal Court: Lessons From Domestic Experience, John Dietrich May 2014

The Limited Prospects Of Deterrence By The International Criminal Court: Lessons From Domestic Experience, John Dietrich

International Social Science Review

Officials and supporters of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have argued that its punishments will be able to deter future human rights violations, but, in its first ten years, the ICC has had only a minimal deterrent effect. This limited deterrent effect aligns with what many academics predicted, but there have been disputes about whether the burden of proof should be on those questioning deterrence and whether deterrence could be increased in the future. It is useful to build off the existing explorations of the ICC and the international system. Insight also can be gained from the literature of criminology ...


The Wrong War: The Soviets And The Korean War, 1945-1953, Joel R. Campbell May 2014

The Wrong War: The Soviets And The Korean War, 1945-1953, Joel R. Campbell

International Social Science Review

For the Soviet Union, the Korean War was in many ways the wrong war, as it played a crucial, yet indirect, role in it. Whatever his motivations, which centered on a realist and pragmatic appraisal of both global and regional considerations, Stalin apparently gave tacit consent to, if not outright approval for, Kim II Sung's attack on South Korea. Like China, the USSR did not want U.S. forces on its border, and sought to maintain preeminent influence in North Korea. The war had begun when the North took aggressive action semi-independently of Moscow. Another Communist state, China, then ...


Carter, Congress, And Comprehensive Legislation: A Look At Cercla And The Legislative Process, Christian S. Miles Apr 2014

Carter, Congress, And Comprehensive Legislation: A Look At Cercla And The Legislative Process, Christian S. Miles

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

Comprehensive legislation can take years to pass Congress. Yet some bills manage to successfully maneuver the legislative process on the first go around. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) is one example. This essay relies on published research to analyze CERCLA's path through the legislative process and examines the political environment of the 96th congress to explain why CERCLA passed relatively easily. It suggests three factors, beyond the Democratic majority of the 96th congress, contributed to CERCLA's rare success: a presidential-partisan majority, presidential rhetoric, and party polarization. It argues that these three concepts ...


Franklin And Friends: A Discussion Of The Protestant Work Ethic, Erica Y. Barker Apr 2014

Franklin And Friends: A Discussion Of The Protestant Work Ethic, Erica Y. Barker

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

This transcript serves to analyze the Protestant Work Ethic in the eyes of political thinkers such as Benjamin Franklin, Cotton Mather, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and John Winthrop. It is set in modern talk show hosted by Benjamin Franklin and ultimately finds that many of these political philosophers believed that the people’s ‘obligation to work’ would benefit society as a whole.This paper also serves to analyze the political nature of all five politicians and philosophers.


Utopia And Progress: The Case Of Thomas Paine's Apocalypse, Daniel Betti Mar 2014

Utopia And Progress: The Case Of Thomas Paine's Apocalypse, Daniel Betti

Arts and Letters Conference

One of the overlooked aspects of political utopianism is the mechanism which brings about the utopia. What brings about the change from the ordinary politics of the present to the utopian state? For Thomas Paine the change is apocalyptic. Paine’s later writing testifies to the sudden birth of reason in the world and foresees its sweeping effect over individual human minds and human societies. He describes reason as an irresistible revelation, an apocalypse. Evaluating the American and French revolutions, Paine identifies the mechanism of change as the rational apocalypse itself. On the one hand, this mechanism of change shatters ...


H. Ross Perot And George C. Wallace: Defining The Archetype Of Third-Party “Success” In Presidential Elections, Aaron W. Brown Apr 2013

H. Ross Perot And George C. Wallace: Defining The Archetype Of Third-Party “Success” In Presidential Elections, Aaron W. Brown

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

The campaigns of George C. Wallace in 1968 and H. Ross Perot in 1992 are both considered exceptional “successes” of third party candidates in post-World War Two presidential elections. Both men employed distinct strategies within differing political environments to reach their respective achievements. However, while Perot is typically hailed as the dominant model, this paper seeks to demonstrate that Wallace stands as the superior model for post-World War Two third party success in the specific context of presidential elections. This paper seeks to establish Wallace’s success as superior by providing a definitive role of third parties in presidential elections ...


The Basics Of American Government, Carl D. Cavalli, Maria J. Albo, Ross C. Alexander, Barry D. Friedman, Craig B. Greathouse, Jonathan S. Miner, Brian M. Murphy, K. Michael Reese, Charles H. "Trey" Wilson Jan 2013

The Basics Of American Government, Carl D. Cavalli, Maria J. Albo, Ross C. Alexander, Barry D. Friedman, Craig B. Greathouse, Jonathan S. Miner, Brian M. Murphy, K. Michael Reese, Charles H. "Trey" Wilson

UNG Press Books

Newly revised, The Basics of American Government offers a comprehensive overview of the American political system for students taking introductory courses in American national government and combines the best aspects of both a traditional textbook and a reader. The Basics of American Government is a collaborative effort among eight current and one former faculty members in the Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice at the University of North Georgia. Most of its chapters offer a piece of original scholarship as a case study bolstering the material in the chapter. Additionally, most chapters present a civic engagement-type exercise and discussion questions ...