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European Integration And International Relations Theory, Engin Erdem Dec 2006

European Integration And International Relations Theory, Engin Erdem

ENGIN I ERDEM Dr.

One of the most significant developments in the twenty-century world politics has been the foundation of European Community (EC), and its evolution into the European Union (EU). Now, the EU is a supranational entity that is composed of twenty-five member states while it will be twenty-seven with the membership of Bulgaria and Romania in January 2007. The EU poses great challenges for both the policy and academic world. On one hand, the EU has become a powerful international actor in the current international politics. On the other hand, the academic world needs to explain the genesis and development of European ...


The Volatile Middle East, Frank L. Jenista Oct 2006

The Volatile Middle East, Frank L. Jenista

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Reflection On American Democracy, Engin Erdem Jul 2006

A Reflection On American Democracy, Engin Erdem

ENGIN I ERDEM Dr.

No abstract provided.


Globalization & Nationalism: A Recipe For Terror, Cari Bourette, Daniel Reader Mar 2006

Globalization & Nationalism: A Recipe For Terror, Cari Bourette, Daniel Reader

Cari Bourette

Nationalism appears to be part of the human condition; it may well be related to the human tendency toward tribalism. Whatever the case, nationalism appears to be a permanent feature on the global landscape. Globalization, while not a new phenomenon by any means, seems to be having a tremendous dilutory effect on the sovereignty of states; it now appears to be carrying the assault to the cultural frontiers of nationalism. Unlike the Westphalian constructs, however, nations will not so easily succumb. There is a greater inherent resistance to change in nations; the only historically effective method has been outright eradication ...


North-South Globalization And Action Initiatives: Multiple News Media In The Emerging Global Communication Space, Francis A. Beer, G. Robert Boynton Mar 2006

North-South Globalization And Action Initiatives: Multiple News Media In The Emerging Global Communication Space, Francis A. Beer, G. Robert Boynton

Political Science Faculty Contributions

The news media are major purveyors of globalization. Globalization becomes present to the citizens of the world as news media reach out to a global audience. As improving communication technologies have made real time global communication possible, northern networks like CNN and BBC have used the technology to develop globally oriented television news programs. Their offerings, CNN WorldView and BBC World, attempt to connect with a global audience. The further development of the web has allowed organizations with considerably less funding than BBC and CNN to try for a global audience as well. The southern network Aljazeera, for example, recently ...


Bir Dış Politika Aracı Olarak Dış Yardım: Japonya Örneği (Foreign Aid As A Foreign Policy Tool: The Case Of Japan), Murat Yesiltas, Ali Balcı Jan 2006

Bir Dış Politika Aracı Olarak Dış Yardım: Japonya Örneği (Foreign Aid As A Foreign Policy Tool: The Case Of Japan), Murat Yesiltas, Ali Balcı

Murat Yesiltas

This article attempts to explain the relationship between foreign policy and foreign aid. The question of how Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme is related to Japan's foreign policy will be explored. The findings suggest that foreign aid has been used to promote Japan's national interests and national security since the 1950's. Although Japan has used ODA in order to prevent humanitarian violation and promote democracy, especially since the 1990's, the humanitarian aspect of ODA has remained secondary to concerns about national interests. Japanese aid programs to ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) nations, Africa ...


Neşet Toku, İlm-I Umran:İbn Haldun’Da Toplum Bilimsel Düşünce, Murat Yesiltas Jan 2006

Neşet Toku, İlm-I Umran:İbn Haldun’Da Toplum Bilimsel Düşünce, Murat Yesiltas

Murat Yesiltas

Sosyal bilimlerde materyalizm ve idealizm tartışması, sosyal dünyayı oluşturan materyal ve düşünsel unsurlardan hangisinin aslî olduğuna ilişkin ontolojik bir tartışma üzerine kuruludur. Materyalizm, toplumun temelini oluşturan aslî unsurun “doğa” ve “materyal unsurlar” olduğunu öne sürerken, düşünsel unsurları her zaman ikinci plana itmiştir. Sözkonusu bakış açısı iki önemli soruyu zorunlu olarak gündeme getirmektedir.


Iran 2005: İç Ve Dış Politika, Murat Yesiltas Jan 2006

Iran 2005: İç Ve Dış Politika, Murat Yesiltas

Murat Yesiltas

Ülkemizin de çok önemli bir parçasını oluşturduğu Ortadoğu konusunda araştırma yapan akademik çevreden olan ya da olmayan herkes için değerli bir kaynak olma amacı taşıyan Ortadoğu Yıllığı “Çekirdek Ortadoğu” diye bilinen, Türkiye, İran ve Mısır ile bunların arasında kalan Arap Yarımadası’nda yer alan ülkelerdeki bir yıllık gelişmelere ışık tutmaktadır. Bölgenin Filistin dâhil olmak üzere 16 ülkesinin incelendiği” Ortadoğu Yıllığı 2005” söz konusu ülkelerin dış ve iç politikalarında yaşanan ilgili yıla ait gelişmeleri ele alan, yorumdan çok bilgi ağırlıklı yazılardan oluşmaktadır. Kitabın son bölümünde ayrıca, Ortadoğu’nun siyasi, ekonomik ve sosyal yapısına ilişkin, ilgili yıldan bağımsız makaleler yer almaktadır. Kitap ...


Religiosity, Secularism, And Social Health: A Research Note, Thomas S. Mach, Gerson Moreno-Riano, Mark Caleb Smith Jan 2006

Religiosity, Secularism, And Social Health: A Research Note, Thomas S. Mach, Gerson Moreno-Riano, Mark Caleb Smith

History and Government Faculty Publications

This article is a research note addressing various theoretical and methodological issues in the measurement and analysis of religiosity and secularism and their relationship to quantifiable measures of social health in advanced and prosperous democracies. Particular attention is given to cross-national frameworks for studying religiosity and secularism as well as to the conceptualization and statistical analysis of these notions for research design. Various procedural suggestions regarding the use of comparative frameworks are presented to assist in the development and implementation of future studies gauging the impact of worldview commitments upon societal wellbeing.


Explaining The Decline In Border Crossings Since 1990, Border Policy Research Institute, Hart Hodges Jan 2006

Explaining The Decline In Border Crossings Since 1990, Border Policy Research Institute, Hart Hodges

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

For many years it was believed that the US-Canada exchange rate was the dominant factor affecting the number of Canadians driving south to visit Washington State. When the Canadian dollar was strong in the early 1990s, border crossing were high. The Canadian dollar weakened relative to the US dollar in the mid and late 1990s, and border crossings likewise fell. However, when the Canadian dollar began to strengthen in 2003, border crossings did not increase as expected. While a number of possible reasons have been suggested, most attention has been given to increased border security in the wake of 9 ...


Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

On January 1, 2008, U.S. legislation known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) will become effective at land ports-of-entry on the Canadian border. On that date, all persons entering the U.S. must possess either a passport or another federally-approved form of secure documentation, whereas at present, Canadian and American citizens crossing into the U.S. are able to rely upon documents such as a driver’s license and birth certificate.


Canadian Natural Gas & Washington State, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Canadian Natural Gas & Washington State, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

This report examines the natural gas relationship between Canada and Washington State, emphasizing the regulatory and economic changes that have influenced past availability of this energy source, and identifying some future challenges.


Immigration Near The Washington-Bc Border, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Immigration Near The Washington-Bc Border, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

There are social and economic consequences associated with integration of immigrants, particularly when immigration occurs at a rapid pace, as has been the case in the Pacific Northwest. An understanding of underlying trends can be useful to policy-makers. This report examines recent trends in immigration near the Washington—British Columbia border, with a particular emphasis upon Whatcom County and the Lower Fraser Valley.


2010 Olympics Spillover Into Washington, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

2010 Olympics Spillover Into Washington, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The 2010 Winter Olympics will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, 30 miles north of the Canada – U.S. border. Vancouver is the northern terminus of a highway corridor that extends south to nearby cities in Washington State, including Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, and Seattle. Based upon existing analyses and data, together with knowledge gained from prior Olympic games, this report discusses certain cross-border Olympics-related impacts that could occur along that corridor. The report focuses upon the period immediately surrounding the games, but includes brief comments regarding pre– and post-games effects.


Governance Of Canadian And American Ports, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Governance Of Canadian And American Ports, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

This article discusses differences in the governance of seaports within the U.S. and Canada, with particular emphasis upon ports located on the Georgia Basin – Puget Sound waterway shared by the State of Washington and the Province of British Columbia. The article reveals how regulatory contexts affect the ability of ports to compete within and outside the region and concludes with an assessment of the advantages of regional port cooperation.


Overview Of The Perimeter Clearance Paradigm, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Overview Of The Perimeter Clearance Paradigm, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

This article discusses the perimeter clearance paradigm (“PC Paradigm” hereafter), with emphasis upon how the paradigm relates to current and proposed U.S. and Canadian border-control programs and policies.


Pnwer Regional Economic Trends 1990 - 2005, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Pnwer Regional Economic Trends 1990 - 2005, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) is a regional planning and facilitation organization established in 1991 to deal with transboundary policy and planning in the Pacific Northwest. The eight member jurisdictions are: the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska; the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia; the Yukon Territory.


The Impacts Of 9/11 On Canada - U.S. Trade, Steven Globerman, Paul Storer Jan 2006

The Impacts Of 9/11 On Canada - U.S. Trade, Steven Globerman, Paul Storer

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington have had profound global economic and political effects. One consequence of the tragedy is heightened security concerns surrounding the movement of goods and people across international borders that, in turn, have raised the prospects of substantial disruptions of international trade. Within the Canada-U.S. context, numerous observers have identified increased regulations and intensified inspection procedures at the Canada-U.S. border as contributing to significantly higher shipping costs and shipment delays. The higher costs and associated disruptions to commercial shipments might be inferred to discourage growth of trade between the two ...


Turkey’S New Middle East Policy: The Case Of The Meeting Of The Foreign Ministers Of Iraq’S Neighboring Countries, Murat Yesiltas, Ali Balcı Dec 2005

Turkey’S New Middle East Policy: The Case Of The Meeting Of The Foreign Ministers Of Iraq’S Neighboring Countries, Murat Yesiltas, Ali Balcı

Murat Yesiltas

No abstract provided.


Calamity, Catastrophe, And Horror: Representation Of Natural Disaster, 1885-2005, Richard Steven Salkowe, Graham A. Tobin, S Elizabeth Bird Dec 2005

Calamity, Catastrophe, And Horror: Representation Of Natural Disaster, 1885-2005, Richard Steven Salkowe, Graham A. Tobin, S Elizabeth Bird

Richard Steven Salkowe

An examination of disaster literature from the late 19th and early 20th centuries revealed social, political, and economic vulnerability issues that parallel many current concerns. A modern model of comprehensive emergency management was used to comparatively address selected issues of vulnerability found in these texts; looking specifically at emergency response and initial recovery, perception, and attitudes towards different groups. Emergency response has made significant advances with the development of more sophisticated intervention protocols and the involvement of a vast array of governmental and non-governmental organizations. However, disasters remain deterministic and/or probabilistic in the eyes of many and recovery inevitably ...