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The Eagle And The Lion: The Tragedy Of American-Iranian Relations, By James A. Bill, Shahrough Akhavi Dec 1990

The Eagle And The Lion: The Tragedy Of American-Iranian Relations, By James A. Bill, Shahrough Akhavi

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No abstract provided.


Politics, Innocence And The Limits Of Goodness By Peter Johnson, Daniel R. Sabia Sep 1990

Politics, Innocence And The Limits Of Goodness By Peter Johnson, Daniel R. Sabia

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Citizens, Development Interests, And Local Land-Use Regulation, Arnold Fleischmann, Carol A. Pierannunzi Aug 1990

Citizens, Development Interests, And Local Land-Use Regulation, Arnold Fleischmann, Carol A. Pierannunzi

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Local governments confer significant benefits and costs on individuals and businesses through their power to regulate private land use. This article analyzes such regulation by using discriminant analysis to test a model of rezoning decision making. The results indicate that the best predictor of a local governing body's decision in a rezoning case is the recommendation of the appointed planning commission. This is contrary to both scholarly and popular expectations that pressure by developers or public protest is the major factor influencing elected officals in rezoning cases. The results suggest that citizen advisory boards may have significant effects on ...


Opportunity, Willingness, And The Diffusion Of War, Randolph M. Siverson, Harvey Starr Mar 1990

Opportunity, Willingness, And The Diffusion Of War, Randolph M. Siverson, Harvey Starr

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Using borders and alliances as indicators of opportunity and willingness, respectively, we test the relationship between the sea and the diffusion of war during the 1816-1965 period. The impact of borders and alliances, individually and in combination, on the growth of ongoing war through "infectious" diffusion is shown through the comparison of baseline cases to cases where states at peace were exposed to various "treatments" comprised of warring border nations or warring alliance partners. The findings indicate that the probability of war diffusion is substantially increased as opportunities and willingness increase, particularly when such geographic and political factors are combined ...


Public Organizational Existence: A Critique Of Individualism In Democratic Administration, Charles R. Davis Mar 1990

Public Organizational Existence: A Critique Of Individualism In Democratic Administration, Charles R. Davis

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Authority And Political Culture In Shicism, Ed. Said Amir Arjomand, Shahrough Akhavi Feb 1990

Authority And Political Culture In Shicism, Ed. Said Amir Arjomand, Shahrough Akhavi

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No abstract provided.


Gestational Age Reporting And Preterm Delivery, Greg R. Alexander, Mark E. Tompkins, Donald A. Cornely Jan 1990

Gestational Age Reporting And Preterm Delivery, Greg R. Alexander, Mark E. Tompkins, Donald A. Cornely

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This study examines recent trends in the reporting completeness and quality of gestational age estimates derived from the date of the last normal menses (DLNM) as reported in South Carolina vital records from 1974 to 1985. Noteworthy improvements in the completeness of reporting emerged during this period with a decline from 31.1 percent missing information in 1974 to 6.6 percent missing in 1985. Completeness of reporting and strategies for imputing values for missing data were analyzed for their impact on the calculation of the percentage of pr?term live births. The results indicate that the underreporting of gestational ...