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American Irish Newsletter - December 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Dec 1993

American Irish Newsletter - December 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Review Of Citizens And Statesmen: A Study Of Aristotle's Politics, By Mary P. Nichols; The Public And The Private In Aristotle's Political Philosophy, By Judith A. Swanson, Stephen G. Salkever Dec 1993

Review Of Citizens And Statesmen: A Study Of Aristotle's Politics, By Mary P. Nichols; The Public And The Private In Aristotle's Political Philosophy, By Judith A. Swanson, Stephen G. Salkever

Political Science Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Ua68/2 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xii, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies Dec 1993

Ua68/2 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xii, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Latin American Studies program regarding science, politics and economic advances in Latin America as well as cooperative projects between WKU and universities across Latin America. The newsletter is written in both English and Spanish.


Assassination In Modern America: Political Participation Through A Gun Barrel?, Richard Grossenbacher Dec 1993

Assassination In Modern America: Political Participation Through A Gun Barrel?, Richard Grossenbacher

Master's Theses

Assassination has been a constant companion of the world's societies from the beginning of recorded history. Only relatively recently have social scientists begun empirical study of these acts in an effort to reveal any commonalties and possible predictive traits. Investigation of the assassination phenomenon assumed a special urgency in America as violence seemed to escalate in the 1960s, which resulted in some notable research.

The present research collected data of presidential and non-presidential assassinations and attempts that occurred from 1969 through 1992 and compared the findings with the results of earlier studies.

The data indicate that presidential assaults increased ...


American Irish Newsletter - November 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Nov 1993

American Irish Newsletter - November 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


American Irish Newsletter - October 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Oct 1993

American Irish Newsletter - October 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Introduction To Marx And Modern Political Theory: From Hobbes To Contemporary Feminism, Philip J. Kain Oct 1993

Introduction To Marx And Modern Political Theory: From Hobbes To Contemporary Feminism, Philip J. Kain

Philosophy

I first began to study Marx some twenty-three years ago. In those days there were many things that made it easy to become interested in Marx: among them the political ferment of the late 1960s and the fact that at the University of California at San Diego, where I was a graduate student, there were several important and interesting Marxists - Fredric Jameson, Herbert Marcuse, and Stanley Moore. The latter two were my teachers in the Philosophy Department, and the latter, to whom this book is dedicated, became my dissertation director. Moreover, the spirit of Marx was in the air and ...


Communities Of Color Unite For Places At The Welcome Table, Harold Horton Sep 1993

Communities Of Color Unite For Places At The Welcome Table, Harold Horton

Trotter Review

The “vote” is often referred to as the political equalizer in a democratic society, because when citizens enter the voting booth they express an inalienable right that belongs to all, regardless of education, income, gender, national origin, religious preference, or color. And, as we recall from history, on many occasions one vote has made the difference between winning or losing a crucial decision or political contest.


American Irish Newsletter - September 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Sep 1993

American Irish Newsletter - September 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


American Irish Newsletter - August 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Aug 1993

American Irish Newsletter - August 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Contracts In Conflict: Perestroika And The Decline Of Soviet Legitimacy, Karl Glenn Hokenmaier Aug 1993

Contracts In Conflict: Perestroika And The Decline Of Soviet Legitimacy, Karl Glenn Hokenmaier

Master's Theses

Gorbachev's perception of the Soviet Union's socio-economic crisis and his subsequent actions to correct the economy and reform the political system were linked with attempts to renegotiate the social contract between the state and the Soviet people. However, reformulation of the social contract was incompatible with the conditions of a second arrangement between the leadership and the nomenklatura--the Soviet ruling class. The failure of Gorbachev's reforms and the decline of Soviet legitimacy were linked to the irreconcilability of the nomenklatura's "political contract" and the social contract.

The construct of the social contract was utilized to represent ...


Capitol Notebook ([Summer 1993]), Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance Jul 1993

Capitol Notebook ([Summer 1993]), Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance

Capitol Notebook

No abstract provided.


The State, Civil Society, And Citizenship, Richard Dagger Jul 1993

The State, Civil Society, And Citizenship, Richard Dagger

Political Science Faculty Publications

In large, modern societies, then, we should make the most of "partial societies" by encouraging the development of a vital civil society--a sphere of life that promotes freedom through private activity and the voluntary associations that serve as a buffer between individuals and the state. Indeed, the question is not whether civil society is a prerequisite for a good society, but what form it should take. With this in mind, I want to offer three observations about the proper form of civil society.


American Irish Newsletter - July 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Jul 1993

American Irish Newsletter - July 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Europe On The Young Jfk, Nigel Hamilton Jun 1993

The Influence Of Europe On The Young Jfk, Nigel Hamilton

New England Journal of Public Policy

I think that of all twentieth-century American presidents, John F. Kennedy is considered — by Europeans at least — to be the most Eurocentric in his sympathies and political orientation. In the days ahead we shall be reexamining the history of the Kennedy administration in relation to Europe, but before we do, I think it might help to know the true genesis of JFK's personal attitudes towards Europe, so that we may better understand his eventual role in the history of the early 1960s: culminating in the Cuban Missile Crisis and his anti-Communist speech in Berlin in June 1963, as well ...


American Irish Newsletter - June 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Jun 1993

American Irish Newsletter - June 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Offense Perceived, Appropriate Actions And Possible Solutions: A Research Of Censorship, Sharon K. Van Poolen Jun 1993

Offense Perceived, Appropriate Actions And Possible Solutions: A Research Of Censorship, Sharon K. Van Poolen

Master's Theses

Students at Western Michigan University were asked via a survey to read lyrics and indicate an offensiveness rating. Lyrics containing vulgar or sexual language or derogatory statements about religion received higher offensive ratings. Actions deemed acceptable in response to offensive lyrics include picketing and boycotting. Prevalent themes identified in the lyrics are antagonism toward religion, sexism and unhealthy sexual relations. Groups cited most frequently as potentially harmed by lyrics are children 5-12, adolescents and women. Respondents were questioned about participation in certain activities and what alternatives to direct censorship are acceptable. Most would prefer to be involved indirectly, for example ...


American Irish Newsletter - May 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec May 1993

American Irish Newsletter - May 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


American Irish Newsletter - April 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Apr 1993

American Irish Newsletter - April 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Play Fair With Punishment, Richard Dagger Apr 1993

Play Fair With Punishment, Richard Dagger

Political Science Faculty Publications

If we want to provide a justification for legal punishment, then, we must answer two distinct questions: (1) What justifies punishment as a social practice? and (2) What justifies punishing particular persons? The principle of fair play is an especially attractive theory of punishment, I shall agree, because it offers plausible and compelling answers to both these questions. I shall also suggest that there is a third question - How should we punish those who commit crimes? - that fair play cannot answer without help from other sources.


Nacs 21th Annual Conference Program, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Mar 1993

Nacs 21th Annual Conference Program, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

NACCS Conference Programs

Redefining Chicano and Chicana Studies
March 24-27, 1993
Fairmont-Club Regent


American Irish Newsletter - March 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Mar 1993

American Irish Newsletter - March 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Socrates' Aspasian Oration: The Play Of Philosophy And Politics In Plato's Menexenus, Stephen G. Salkever Mar 1993

Socrates' Aspasian Oration: The Play Of Philosophy And Politics In Plato's Menexenus, Stephen G. Salkever

Political Science Faculty Research and Scholarship

Plato's Menexenus is overlooked, perhaps because of the difficulty of gauging its irony. In it, Socrates recites a funeral oration he says he learned from Aspasia, describing events that occurred after the deaths of both Socrates and Pericles' mistress. But the dialogue's ironic complexity is one reason it is a central part of Plato's political philosophy. In both style and substance, Menexenus rejects the heroic account of Athenian democracy proposed by Thucydides' Pericles, separating Athenian citizenship from the quest for immortal glory; its picture of the relationship of philosopher to polis illustrates Plato's conception of the ...


American Irish Newsletter - February 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Feb 1993

American Irish Newsletter - February 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Independent Electoral Commission Code Of Conduct For Observers, Independent Electoral Commission Jan 1993

Independent Electoral Commission Code Of Conduct For Observers, Independent Electoral Commission

1994 South Africa General Election

The Independent Electoral Commission’s Code of Conduct for South African election observers for the 1994 South Africa General Election.


The Paradox Of Ideology, Justin Schwartz Jan 1993

The Paradox Of Ideology, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

A standard problem with the objectivity of social scientific theory in particular is that it is either self-referential, in which case it seems to undermine itself as ideology, or self-excepting, which seem pragmatically self-refuting. Using the example of Marx and his theory of ideology, I show how self-referential theories that include themselves in their scope of explanation can be objective. Ideology may be roughly defined as belief distorted by class interest. I show how Marx thought that natural science was informed by class interest but not therefore necessarily ideology. Capitalists have an interest in understanding the natural world (to a ...


Functional Explanation And Metaphysical Individualism, Justin Schwartz Jan 1993

Functional Explanation And Metaphysical Individualism, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

A number of (present or former) analytical Marxists, such as Jon Elster, have argued that functional explanation has almost no place in the social sciences. (Although the discussion is framed in terms of a debate among analytical Marxists, the point is quite general, and Marxism is used for illustrative purposes.) Functional explanation accounts for what is to be explained by reference to its function; thus, sighted organism have eyes because eyes enable them to see. Elster and other critics of functional explanation argue that this pattern of explanation is inconsistent with "methodological individualism," the idea, as they understand it, that ...


American Irish Newsletter - January 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Jan 1993

American Irish Newsletter - January 1993, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Capitol Notebook ([Jan/Feb 1993]), Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance Jan 1993

Capitol Notebook ([Jan/Feb 1993]), Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance

Capitol Notebook

No abstract provided.


Ways To Think About The Unitary Executive: A Comment On Approaches To Government Structure, Michael A. Fitts Jan 1993

Ways To Think About The Unitary Executive: A Comment On Approaches To Government Structure, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.