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International Trade In The San Bernardino Region: Transportation, Trends, And Employment, Mirya R. Holman, Travis Coan Dec 2006

International Trade In The San Bernardino Region: Transportation, Trends, And Employment, Mirya R. Holman, Travis Coan

Mirya R Holman

International trade presents significant employment, growth, and revenue opportunities for the San Bernardino region, which encompasses San Bernardino County and several cities in Riverside County and is located to the immediate east of Los Angeles County. Proximity to the San Pedro Bay Port complex (which includes the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach) and access to a transportation and logistics network expanding out across the U.S., makes the San Bernardino region a prime location for companies participating in international trade activity. The purpose of this report is to quantify trade activity in the region, while also estimating the ...


Justice And Justification In The War On Terrorism, Emma Norman Nov 2006

Justice And Justification In The War On Terrorism, Emma Norman

Emma R. Norman

This paper offers a few preliminary reflections on some ethical implications stemming from the disconnect between the moral rhetoric and the reality of the War on Terrorism. I suggest that the Bush Administration certainly shares a large part of the responsibility for constantly attempting to justify a war that, by the standards of traditional just war theory, is almost impossible to see as just. However, I also suggest that part of the responsibility lies with a public that demands high ethical standards of its public officials, but appears to be ultimately unprepared to face the full consequences of acting ethically ...


Limits To Power: Some Friendly Reminders (Book Review), Ron Mock Nov 2006

Limits To Power: Some Friendly Reminders (Book Review), Ron Mock

Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies

No abstract provided.


Equality News (Autumn 2006), Matthew R. Dubois Oct 2006

Equality News (Autumn 2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

No abstract provided.


From The Suburbs To The House: The Metropolitan-Rural Population Shift And The Success Of Women Candidates, Elizabeth Stiles, Larry Schwab Sep 2006

From The Suburbs To The House: The Metropolitan-Rural Population Shift And The Success Of Women Candidates, Elizabeth Stiles, Larry Schwab

Elizabeth A. Stiles

No abstract provided.


Reflections On Patco’S Legacy: Labor’S Strategic Challenges Persist, Richard W. Hurd Sep 2006

Reflections On Patco’S Legacy: Labor’S Strategic Challenges Persist, Richard W. Hurd

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] The 1981 strike by over 11,000 members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) stands out as a symbol of union decline. This dismal legacy is a product of President Ronald Reagan’s harsh response to the job action, an ultimatum for controllers to return to work followed by wholesale permanent replacement of the strikers. Although PATCO’s members were federal employees, their dismissal is typically portrayed as an invitation for all employers to emulate the President. The subsequent sharp drop in private sector strike activity has been traced (both rhetorically and statistically) to PATCO’s demise ...


George W. Bush And The Rhetoric Of Chief Legislator: The First Term, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard Sep 2006

George W. Bush And The Rhetoric Of Chief Legislator: The First Term, Donna R. Hoffman, Alison D. Howard

Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Near the beginning of a congressional session, the president will present key pieces of his legislative agenda to both Congress and the American public in the State of the Union address (SUA). He will couch his requests in a way that seeks to persuade his audiences he has the legislative solution to a problem he details. Effective political communication between the president and Congress is essential since each play key roles in the legislative process. While Congress comprises the legislative branch, the moniker we attach to one of the multiple jobs with which presidents are charged is that of chief ...


Rethinking Symbolic Racism: Evidence Of Attribution Bias, Brad T. Gomez, J. Matthew Wilson Aug 2006

Rethinking Symbolic Racism: Evidence Of Attribution Bias, Brad T. Gomez, J. Matthew Wilson

Political Science Research

This paper demonstrates that cognitive tendencies related to political sophistication produce an attribution bias in the widely accepted symbolic racism scale. When this bias is controlled statistically, the effect of symbolic racism on racial policy attitudes is greatly diminished. Our theory posits that high sophisticates tend to make global/distal attributions, allowing them to associate racial inequality with broader sociopolitical causes. Less sophisticated individuals, conversely, tend to make local/proximal attributions, thus biasing them against ascribing responsibility systemically. Consequently, less sophisticated individuals tend to be classified as intolerant by the symbolic racism scale, even when controlling for factors such as ...


State Legislative Term Limits And The Law Of Unintended Consequences : An Examination Of Member Behavior, Power Structures, And Legislative Organization In Florida, Kathryn Andrews Depalo Jul 2006

State Legislative Term Limits And The Law Of Unintended Consequences : An Examination Of Member Behavior, Power Structures, And Legislative Organization In Florida, Kathryn Andrews Depalo

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The implementation of term limits on state legislators has provided a wealth of data for study. Florida, the second largest state in the Union with term limits, has not been comprehensively studied. This research examines the effects of term limits on electoral competition, member composition, legislator career paths, legislative leadership, and intra- and inter-governmental influences on Florida's legislature. This study looks at the Florida legislature from 1992 when term limits were enacted through 2004, three electoral cycles in which term limits have been in effect. This study uses both quantitative and qualitative data where appropriate. Electoral data is used ...


Ten Years After The Revolution: 1994 And Partisan Control Of Government, Shannon Jenkins, Douglas D. Roscoe, John Frendreis, Alan R. Gitelson Jul 2006

Ten Years After The Revolution: 1994 And Partisan Control Of Government, Shannon Jenkins, Douglas D. Roscoe, John Frendreis, Alan R. Gitelson

Shannon Jenkins

No abstract provided.


The Politic 2006 Summer, The Politic, Inc. Jul 2006

The Politic 2006 Summer, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


In Defense Of Jack: Gay Cowboys And Fairy Actors In Brokeback Mountain And Will & Grace, C. Heike Schotten Jul 2006

In Defense Of Jack: Gay Cowboys And Fairy Actors In Brokeback Mountain And Will & Grace, C. Heike Schotten

Political Science Faculty Publication Series

An investigation of the gender politics of Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.


Equality News (Summer 2006), Matthew R. Dubois Jul 2006

Equality News (Summer 2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

No abstract provided.


Tom Delay: Popular Constitutionalist?, Neal Devins Jul 2006

Tom Delay: Popular Constitutionalist?, Neal Devins

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Party And Ideology On Roll Call Voting In State Legislatures, Shannon Jenkins May 2006

The Impact Of Party And Ideology On Roll Call Voting In State Legislatures, Shannon Jenkins

Shannon Jenkins

To assess the relative impact of party and ideology on legislative behavior, I utilize survey-based measures of legislator ideology to examine voting in five state legislatures. The results suggest that, although party and ideology both influence voting, the impact of party is greater. The magnitude of this impact varies, however, from chamber to chamber. The activity of parties in the electoral arena explains part of this variance, with more active parties having more influence. Thus, research on legislative behavior should focus on the context surrounding the decision-making process in order for us to understand the influences on voting.


Handling And Preventing Journalistic Fraud: Janet Cooke, Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair, Kenneth Munson May 2006

Handling And Preventing Journalistic Fraud: Janet Cooke, Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair, Kenneth Munson

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Fraud is a growing concern in the news business, especially in recent years where numerous journalism scandals rock its foundation. This paper examines the most prominent cases: Stephen Glass, the reporter for The New Republic newsmagazine who completely or partially fabricated 27 stories in the late ‘90s; Jayson Blair, the New York Times reporter who was found to have plagiarized or made up his supposedly on-thescene reporting in 2003; and Janet Cooke, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for her Washington Post story about a child heroin addict who, in actuality, did not exist. This paper will examine flaws ...


Entertaining Politics And The College Student, Alexandra Rubin May 2006

Entertaining Politics And The College Student, Alexandra Rubin

Senior Honors Projects

Mass media is crucial in forming and reflecting opinion in society. Newspaper, television, and the internet all play a critical role in the daily lives of Americans; disseminating information that shapes views of life, culture, and politics. It seems like all forms of media communication, either subliminally or blatantly, reflect the political climate of the day. The news media flood American homes with images, audio, and commentary on political happenings. My questions are as follows: How much basic political knowledge does an average college student possess? Where does the average college student receive his or her political knowledge? Does celebrity ...


South Goes South: American Perspectives On Southern Immigrants To Brazil, Ernest R. Rheaume May 2006

South Goes South: American Perspectives On Southern Immigrants To Brazil, Ernest R. Rheaume

Senior Honors Projects

Reconstruction following the American Civil War led to conditions in the South that caused upwards of 20,000 Americans to go into exile. Of these, approximately 2,500 to 3,500 made the trip to Brazil and established settlements of varying success. One hundred forty one years later descendents of the original settlers, known as the Confederados, still populate the areas of Americana and Santa Barbara D’Oeste, Brazil. Extensive studies have been conducted on the history of the migration and the resulting settlements, yet conflicting perspectives of the Confederados exist within American society. These include different understandings of the ...


The Limits Of U.S. Governmental Power In Times Of Crisis, Adam M. Goldwater Apr 2006

The Limits Of U.S. Governmental Power In Times Of Crisis, Adam M. Goldwater

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Government’s Emergency Power Throughout the History of the United States This paper reviews the use of power by the United States government during times of crisis. This paper analyzes both the arguments from Thomas Hobbes and John Locke regarding how limited both believe government should be. Throughout this debate John Locke believes that in leaving a state of nature we must enter into civil society through a social contract with each other. Hobbes’ view of the state of nature is such that he believes that there should be virtually no limitations on the power of government in eliminating citizens ...


The Politic 2006 Spring, The Politic, Inc. Apr 2006

The Politic 2006 Spring, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Review Of One House: The Unicameral's Progressive Vision For Nebraska By Charlyne Berens, James B. Johnson Apr 2006

Review Of One House: The Unicameral's Progressive Vision For Nebraska By Charlyne Berens, James B. Johnson

Political Science Faculty Publications

This is a book that needed to be written-a valuable, though flawed, addition to the literature on Nebraska's unique legislative body. It is the first addition to research on the Nebraska Legislature in some time and presents a new approach to the subject: has the Unicameral lived up to the promises of its founders? The answer is, by and large, yes.


The Refund Booth: Using The Principle Of Symmetric Information To Improve Campaign Finance Regulation, Ian Ayres, Bruce Ackerman Mar 2006

The Refund Booth: Using The Principle Of Symmetric Information To Improve Campaign Finance Regulation, Ian Ayres, Bruce Ackerman

Philip A. Hart Memorial Lecture

On March 22, 2006, Professor of Law, Ian Ayres of Yale Law School, delivered the Georgetown Law Center’s twenty-sixth Annual Philip A. Hart Memorial Lecture: "The Refund Booth: Using the Principle of Symmetric Information to Improve Campaign Finance Regulation." The article, The Secret Refund Booth, was co-authored with Professor Bruce Ackerman of Yale University.

Ian Ayres is a lawyer and an economist. He is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law and Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law at Yale Law School and a Professor at Yale's School of Management. He is the editor of the Journal of ...


Ua3/9/2 Tribute To Western Kentucky University On Its Centennial Year, U.S. Senate Mar 2006

Ua3/9/2 Tribute To Western Kentucky University On Its Centennial Year, U.S. Senate

WKU Archives Records

Resolution in honor of WKU's centennial made by Mitch McConnell in the United States Senate. This copy is autographed "To my good friend Gary Ransdell - Congratulations on the 100th Anniversary of WKU - Mitch McConnell USS KY."


Rethinking The Iraq War, Brian Stiltner Mar 2006

Rethinking The Iraq War, Brian Stiltner

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

The reasonable possibility of the situation getting worse [in Iraq] rather than better should have given humanitarian advocates for war, like myself, greater pause. For me at that time, this humanitarian motive bolstered what was weak in the weapons argument, and vice versa. But now I realize that a partial case for war because of the weapons risk and a partial case for war under humanitarian reasons don't add up to an air-tight case for just war. Each of the causes proffered has to be reasonable with little doubt-something like 90 to 95 percent certain-and they can't be ...


Ua3/9/5 House & Senate Budget Subcommittees, Wku President's Office Feb 2006

Ua3/9/5 House & Senate Budget Subcommittees, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Card of talking points used by WKU president Gary Ransdell while lobbying state legislators to increase WKU's budget.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 81, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs Jan 2006

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 81, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Articles in this issue:

  • Coulter, Amber. Budget Won’t Cover Costs
  • Paul, Corey. Fires Destroy Local Houses - Arson
  • Harrell, Bobby. J-term Enrollment Higher than University of Kentucky’s
  • Bosken, Nina. Race Machine Brings Diversity to Downing University Center – Video Games
  • Coulter, Amber. Study Finds Salary Equity
  • Coulter, Amber. Donor Helps Scholarship Increase
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Folly
  • Watt, Wes. Opinion Page is Everyone’s Page
  • Casagrande, Michael. Note from the Editor
  • McNamara, Andrew. Additions to Downing University Center Centralize Services
  • Harrell, Bobby. Governor’s Comments Ignite Intelligent Design Debate ...


Ua1b2/1 Proclamation, Kentucky. Senate Jan 2006

Ua1b2/1 Proclamation, Kentucky. Senate

WKU Archives Records

Proclamation in honor of the centennial celebration of Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky Universities. The two schools were chartered jointly in 1906. The proclamation is signed by David Williams, Brett Guthrie and Ed Worley.


Ua1b2/1 Proclamation, Kentucky. House Of Representatives Jan 2006

Ua1b2/1 Proclamation, Kentucky. House Of Representatives

WKU Archives Records

Proclamation recognizing the centennial celebration of Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky Universities. The schools were chartered jointly in 1906. The proclamation is signed by Jody Richards and Harry Moberly, Jr.


The U.S. And The International Criminal Court (Icc), Paul R. Rickert Jan 2006

The U.S. And The International Criminal Court (Icc), Paul R. Rickert

Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper is a discussion of the notable issues the U.S. points out regarding the Rome Treaty, the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court.


Combating Money Laundering, Paul R. Rickert Jan 2006

Combating Money Laundering, Paul R. Rickert

Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper discusses the modern problem of dealing with money laundering. Illicit occupations inherently create illicit incomes that must be given the appearance of legitimately earned income. The more government criminalizes activities of its citizens, the greater the need for laundering money.