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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 ...


Lobbying Bureaucrats, Sven Feldmann, Morten Bennedsen Nov 2006

Lobbying Bureaucrats, Sven Feldmann, Morten Bennedsen

Sven Feldmann

We study how interest group lobbying of the bureaucracy affects policy outcomes and how it changes the legislature's willingness to delegate decision-making authority to the bureaucracy. We extend the standard model of delegation to account for interest group influence during the implementation stage of policy. We analyze how the decision to delegate changes when the bureaucratic agent is subject to external influence. The optimal degree of delegation as well as the extent to which interest groups influence policy outcomes differ depending on whether the system of government is characterized by unified or divided control. The result is a comparative ...


A Reflection On American Democracy, Engin Erdem Jul 2006

A Reflection On American Democracy, Engin Erdem

ENGIN I ERDEM Dr.

No abstract provided.


Democracy's Handmaid, Robert Tsai Jan 2006

Democracy's Handmaid, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

Democratic theory presupposes open channels of dialogue, but focuses almost exclusively on matters of institutional design writ large. The philosophy of language explicates linguistic infrastructure, but often avoids exploring the political significance of its findings. In this Article, Professor Tsai draws from the two disciplines to reach new insights about the democracy-enhancing qualities of popular constitutional language. Employing examples from the founding era, the struggle for black civil rights, the religious awakening of the last two decades, and the search for gay equality, he presents a model of constitutional dialogue that emphasizes common modalities and mobilized vernacular. According to this ...


Review Of Peter Uvin's 'Human Rights And Development', Anthony Chase Dec 2005

Review Of Peter Uvin's 'Human Rights And Development', Anthony Chase

Anthony Chase

No abstract provided.


A History Of Political Experience, Leslie Marsh Dec 2005

A History Of Political Experience, Leslie Marsh

Leslie Marsh

This book survives superficial but fails deeper scrutiny. A facile, undiscerning criticism of Lectures in the History of Political Thought (LHPT) is that on Oakeshott’s own account these are lectures on a non-subject: ‘I cannot detect anything which could properly correspond to the expression “the history of political thought”’ (p. 32). This is an entirely typical Oakeshottian swipe – elegant and oblique – at the title of the lecture course he inherited from Harold Laski. If title and quotation sit awkwardly we should remember that Oakeshott never prepared the text for publication – a fortiori he did not prepare it for publication ...


Terrorism As Economic Warfare, Brenda Lutz, James Lutz Dec 2005

Terrorism As Economic Warfare, Brenda Lutz, James Lutz

James M Lutz

The choice of targets for terrorist attacks is often considered to be random or illogical. In other cases targets are seen as being chosen for their symbolic importance to the audience the terrorists are seeking to reach or to indicate that no area of the country is safe. Terrorist groups, however, also choose their targets because of the economic impact that the attacks will have. There are patterns in economic attacks since different groups choose different kinds of targets. There may be increases in economic targeting, especially in the tourism sector where attacks create economic hardship and to reduce revenues ...


Gender And Public Address, Karlyn Campbell, Zornitsa Keremidchieva Dec 2005

Gender And Public Address, Karlyn Campbell, Zornitsa Keremidchieva

Zornitsa Keremidchieva

No abstract provided.


Citizen-Centered Collaborative Public Management, Terry Cooper, Thomas Bryer, Jack Meek Dec 2005

Citizen-Centered Collaborative Public Management, Terry Cooper, Thomas Bryer, Jack Meek

Thomas A Bryer

Civic engagement and collaborative public management are concepts that are defined broadly, making theoretical explication challenging and practical application of empirical research difficult. In this article, the authors adopt definitions of civic engagement and collaborative public management that are centered on the citizen and the potential for active citizenship. Following a historical review of civic engagement in the United States, a conceptual model of five approaches to civic engagement is offered. Citizen-centered collaborative public management is enhanced through these approaches. The authors suggest the need for further empirical research on collaborative public management that is grounded in citizenship action.


“Relations Between The State And Civil Society In Turkey: Does The Eu Make A Difference?”, Wendy Weber Dec 2005

“Relations Between The State And Civil Society In Turkey: Does The Eu Make A Difference?”, Wendy Weber

Wendy Weber

No abstract provided.


The Bnp: The Roots Of Its Appeal, Peter John, Helen Margetts, David Rowland, Stuart Weir Dec 2005

The Bnp: The Roots Of Its Appeal, Peter John, Helen Margetts, David Rowland, Stuart Weir

Helen Z Margetts

No abstract provided.


When Made To Choose: Cross-Pressured Republican Senators And George W. Bush’S Private Account Plan, José Villalobos Dec 2005

When Made To Choose: Cross-Pressured Republican Senators And George W. Bush’S Private Account Plan, José Villalobos

José D. Villalobos

President George W. Bush's "60 Stops in 60 Days" Social Security reform tour provides a best-test case study of high transparency where presidential persuasion, public opinion, and member self-interests clash amid continual media coverage. Whereas most research is limited to roll call voting, this study provides a thorough and unprecedented examination of representative attendance and position-taking by introducing a new unit of analysis -- the presidential stop. I focus on Republican Senators who are cross-pressured between growing negative public opinion and loyalty to the president. Utilizing fractional polynomial logit analysis, I re-test hypotheses about presidential and public opinion influence on ...


“La Teoría Post-Rawlsiana De La Desobediencia Civil” (Civil Disobedience After Rawls), Andrés Henao Castro Dec 2005

“La Teoría Post-Rawlsiana De La Desobediencia Civil” (Civil Disobedience After Rawls), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.