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The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Sep 2010

The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

How does an undemocratic country create democratic institutions and transform its polity in such a way that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of democratization. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the process of democratization in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining the democratization process diverse cultural contexts. Taking a bottom-up view of recent developments in Japanese civil society through ...


Mother Earth "Speaks": Change Yourself, Change The World, Use The Archetypal Energy "Harmony" As A Guide, Carroy U. Ferguson Jun 2010

Mother Earth "Speaks": Change Yourself, Change The World, Use The Archetypal Energy "Harmony" As A Guide, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

In relation to the Cosmos, we all, as human beings, live on this tiny planet we call Earth, a planet that supports and sustains life, as we know it. There are many different kinds of people, plants, and animals functioning in harmony with soil, air, and water--all linked to one another in a complex web of life to form one Earth community. Unfortunately, we often take this miracle and ecosystem of life for granted. When, however, we take the ecosystem of life too much for granted, Mother Earth "speaks," reflecting imbalances and dis-harmonies. When Mother Earth "speaks," her message is ...


Archetypal Energies, "Psychic Politics", And The Transformative Potential Of The Health Care Debate, Carroy U. Ferguson Apr 2010

Archetypal Energies, "Psychic Politics", And The Transformative Potential Of The Health Care Debate, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

In a previous message, I spoke of “Archetypal Energies, The Emergence of Obama As A Practical Idealist, and Global Transformation” (February/March 2009). I suggested that at issue is what I called “psychic politics for global transformation, nurtured by practical idealism and the Archetypal Energies.” To reiterate, I have described Archetypal Energies as Higher Vibrational Energies, operating deep within our individual and collective psyches, which have their own transcendent value, purpose, quality, and “voice” unique to the individual. We experience them as “creative urges” to move us toward our Highest Good or Optimal Realities. I use easily recognized terms to ...


The Evolution Of The Theoretical Foundations Of Punctuated Equilibrium Theory In Public Policy, Michael S. Givel Feb 2010

The Evolution Of The Theoretical Foundations Of Punctuated Equilibrium Theory In Public Policy, Michael S. Givel

Michael S. Givel

Punctuated equilibrium theory in public policy replicated from biological punctuated equilibrium theory has concluded that public policies alternate between stasis and punctuation. However, recent research on Pacific Northwest forest policy, U.S. state tobacco policy, and U.S federal auto efficiency policy have found no punctuations despite an attempt to do so. What is the efficacy of using biological punctuated equilibrium theory to also explain punctuated equilibrium in public policy? Significant differences exist between biological and public policy punctuated equilibrium theory including time frames for change, what constitutes outside disturbances of equilibrium, venues of punctuated equilibrium, levels of analysis for ...


From Undemocratic To Democratic Civil Society: Japan's Volunteer Fire Departments, Mary Alice Haddad Jan 2010

From Undemocratic To Democratic Civil Society: Japan's Volunteer Fire Departments, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

How do undemocratic civic organizations become compatible with democratic civil society? How do local organizations merge older patriarchal, hierarchical values and practices with newer more egalitarian, democratic ones? This article tells the story of how volunteer fire departments have done this in Japan. Their transformation from centralized war instrument of an authoritarian regime to local community safety organization of a full-fledged democracy did not happen overnight. A slow process of demographic and value changes helped the organization adjust to more democratic social values and practices. The way in which this organization made the transition offers important lessons for emerging democracies ...


Redes Universitárias De Cooperação Internacional No Mercosul, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Redes Universitárias De Cooperação Internacional No Mercosul, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Roraimado, Roraimando, Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Roraimado, Roraimando, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Ri 406 - Análise Macroeconômica, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Ri 406 - Análise Macroeconômica, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Ri 406 - Análise Macroeconômica, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Ri 406 - Análise Macroeconômica, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


A Política De Roraima No Topo Dos Gastos De Campanha Eleitoral, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

A Política De Roraima No Topo Dos Gastos De Campanha Eleitoral, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Paradiplomacia Das Cidades: A Regionalização Sul-Americana A Partir Do Local, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Paradiplomacia Das Cidades: A Regionalização Sul-Americana A Partir Do Local, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Campanha Eleitoral Em Roraima: Um Balanço Sobre As Primeiras Semanas, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Campanha Eleitoral Em Roraima: Um Balanço Sobre As Primeiras Semanas, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Ri 603 - Finanças Internacionais, Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Ri 603 - Finanças Internacionais, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Estágio Docente De Pós-Graduandos E Auxílio Didático De Graduandos No Ensino De Cursos De Licenciatura, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Estágio Docente De Pós-Graduandos E Auxílio Didático De Graduandos No Ensino De Cursos De Licenciatura, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Custo-Roraima E Os Gastos Nas Eleições De 2010, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Custo-Roraima E Os Gastos Nas Eleições De 2010, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


A Assembleia Legislativa De Roraima Após As Eleições De 2010, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

A Assembleia Legislativa De Roraima Após As Eleições De 2010, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Renovação Política É Aparente (Entrevista), Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Renovação Política É Aparente (Entrevista), Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Geopolítica Dos Complexos Regionais De Segurança Da América Latina, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Geopolítica Dos Complexos Regionais De Segurança Da América Latina, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


O Sistema Eleitoral Moderno E As Desfuncionalidades Da Lógica Política De Roraima, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

O Sistema Eleitoral Moderno E As Desfuncionalidades Da Lógica Política De Roraima, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Custo-Roraima E Os Gastos Nas Eleições De 2010, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Custo-Roraima E Os Gastos Nas Eleições De 2010, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Ri 406 - Analise Macroeconomica, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Ri 406 - Analise Macroeconomica, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Cuba E As Transformações No Monolito, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Cuba E As Transformações No Monolito, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


(In)Segurança Nos Países Sul-Americanos, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

(In)Segurança Nos Países Sul-Americanos, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


A Regionalizaçao Transnacional Na América Do Sul E A Institucionalizaçao Diplomática Da Unasul, Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

A Regionalizaçao Transnacional Na América Do Sul E A Institucionalizaçao Diplomática Da Unasul, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Novas Ameaças, Instituições E Tensões Geopolíticas Nos Complexos Regionais De Segurança Da América Central E Caribe E Da América Do Sul, Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Novas Ameaças, Instituições E Tensões Geopolíticas Nos Complexos Regionais De Segurança Da América Central E Caribe E Da América Do Sul, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Ri 406 - Analise Macroeconomica, Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Ri 406 - Analise Macroeconomica, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


A Inviabilidade De Novos Municípios Em Roraima, Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

A Inviabilidade De Novos Municípios Em Roraima, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Redes Universiarias De Cooperación Internacional: Un Estudio Sobre La Comunidad Epistémica Del Proyecto Eulaks, Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Redes Universiarias De Cooperación Internacional: Un Estudio Sobre La Comunidad Epistémica Del Proyecto Eulaks, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Ri 406 - Análise Macroeconômica, Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Ri 406 - Análise Macroeconômica, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Paradiplomacia Regional De Empresas Na América Do Sul, Eloi Martins Senhoras Jan 2010

Paradiplomacia Regional De Empresas Na América Do Sul, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.