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Trends. Bailing Out Of A Bailout: The Case Of Brazil, Editor Nov 1998

Trends. Bailing Out Of A Bailout: The Case Of Brazil, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses international bailouts that are dependent on behavioral promises.


Trends. The Global Threat Of Fundamentalism, Editor Oct 1998

Trends. The Global Threat Of Fundamentalism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the movement of neoclassical economics adhered to by leaders of the International Monetary Fund, many Western central bankers, ministers of finance, and global investors.


Trends. The Proliferation Of Nuclear Weapons And Economic Recession: Global Crises That Turn Right Thinking On Its Head, Editor Oct 1998

Trends. The Proliferation Of Nuclear Weapons And Economic Recession: Global Crises That Turn Right Thinking On Its Head, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the impact of the end of the cold war on the rest of the world.


The United States House Of Representatives And The International Monetary Fund: Cognitions And Miscognitions, Editor Jul 1998

The United States House Of Representatives And The International Monetary Fund: Cognitions And Miscognitions, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a brief cognitive analysis of rationales for not supporting the allocation of $18 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


Trends. The Proliferation Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Fungibility Of Money And Motivations, Editor Jul 1998

Trends. The Proliferation Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Fungibility Of Money And Motivations, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the funding for weapons of mas destruction (WMD).


Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xv, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies Jun 1998

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

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Latin American Studies committee 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.


Cognitive Complexity And The International Monetary Fund: An $18 Billion Question May 1998

Cognitive Complexity And The International Monetary Fund: An $18 Billion Question

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes two common political positions on the Clinton Administration's proposal to allocate an additional $18 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and then offers a less common position. The three positions may be differentiated by the psychological construct of cognitive complexity.


Institutions, Developmental Alliances, And Economic Development In Korea And Brazil (1950-1985), Charles Paul Winebarger Apr 1998

Institutions, Developmental Alliances, And Economic Development In Korea And Brazil (1950-1985), Charles Paul Winebarger

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

This paper compares the development of Korea and Brazil, 1950-85. These newly industrialized countries developed at above-average rates among less developed countries. Korea developed more rapidly than Brazil. The paper contends that institutions, interest groups (especially firms) and the state, enter into developmental alliances. Alliances affect policies. Policies, then, affect development.

Findings reveal interesting trends in the 1950s' democracies of the cases. Both countries had semi-autonomous states, equivocally committed to industrialization. Industry was the growth point in each. Korea used local firms to industrialize; Brazil used foreign firms. In both cases, the state allied itself with firms. Policy mostly favored ...


Relative Gains Problem And Case Studies Of Economic Cooperation In East Asia, Ping Deng Apr 1998

Relative Gains Problem And Case Studies Of Economic Cooperation In East Asia, Ping Deng

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

Relative gains problem basically means unequal cooperative payoffs disproportionately favoring partners. With the relative gains problem widely accepted as a serious impediment to international cooperation, some scholars have theoretically argued or modeled several conditions that are most likely to foster a state's sensitivity to relative gains and thus substantially affect the prospects for cooperation. But little empirical work has been done to date. The central objective of this dissertation is to test whether those theoretical propositions can be supported by empirical evidence. For this purpose, we have deducted three hypotheses: (1) If a state faces military threat and zero-sum ...


Trends. Globalization: Good News For The Militarily, Environmentally, And Economically Challenged, Editor Mar 1998

Trends. Globalization: Good News For The Militarily, Environmentally, And Economically Challenged, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

With globalization comes increasing interdependence. With this interdependence comes increasing military, environmental, and economic threats from the weak.


From The Ibpp Research Associates. Brazil: Rafael Raffaelli. Part I, Rafael Raffaelli, Katie Colberg Jan 1998

From The Ibpp Research Associates. Brazil: Rafael Raffaelli. Part I, Rafael Raffaelli, Katie Colberg

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Dr. Rafaelli is affiliated with Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)--Federal University of Santa Catarina--which is located on Santa Catarina Island in Southern Brazil. His current research interests include the (1) representation of nature in the arts and (2) philosophy and implications of representation in the current social and psychological conceptions of environment leading to political action. Dr. Raffaelli also is affiliated with a doctoral program in the above areas. The author discusses the current economics crisis in Brazil.


Trends. Southeast Asia And The Economic Crisis: Bailing Out Or Bailing In?, Editor Jan 1998

Trends. Southeast Asia And The Economic Crisis: Bailing Out Or Bailing In?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses some of the opponents to International Monetary Fund (IMF)-directed aid for Asian countries in economic crisis contend that rich creditors to these countries are being bailed out--with most of the pain left to the middle class and the poor.


Spinoza And Marx, Eugene W. Holland Jan 1998

Spinoza And Marx, Eugene W. Holland

Eugene W Holland

This essay explores what replacing Hegel with Spinoza as a philosophical source might do for contemporary Marxism.


An Analysis Of Public School Financial Allocation Policy Alternatives Supported By Selected Education Groups In Iowa , James Richard Scharff Jan 1998

An Analysis Of Public School Financial Allocation Policy Alternatives Supported By Selected Education Groups In Iowa , James Richard Scharff

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this quantitative study was to provide information and assistance to Iowa policy-makers as the July 2001 sunset date approaches for expiration of the current public school funding Law; This study addressed the support for preserving and continuing the current funding policies, or pursuing changes in those policies. Board of education members, superintendents, teachers, and business managers were the subjects of the study (n = 289) as these individuals are charged with the efficient delivery of public education in Iowa;A seven member panel of experts in Iowa school finance developed the survey as an appropriate established instrument was ...


Critique Of The Critique: Analysis Of Hodgson On Marx On Evolution, Howard J. Sherman Dec 1997

Critique Of The Critique: Analysis Of Hodgson On Marx On Evolution, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

Hodgson claims that Marxism is incompatible with Darwinian biological evolution. That was true of earlier Socialist and Communist theories of economic determinism, but it is not true of the contemporary generation of critical Marxists.


"Public Use" And The Independent Judiciary: Condemnation In An Interest-Group Perspective, Donald J. Kochan Dec 1997

"Public Use" And The Independent Judiciary: Condemnation In An Interest-Group Perspective, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

This Article reexamines the doctrine of public use under the Takings Clause and its ability to impede takings for private use through an application of public choice theory. It argues that the judicial validation of interest-group capture of the condemnation power through a relaxed public use standard in Takings Clause review can be explained by interest group politics and public choice theory and by institutional tendencies inherent in the independent judiciary. Legislators can sell the eminent domain power to special interests for almost any use, promising durability in the deal given the low probability that the judiciary will invalidate it ...