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Next Door They Have Regulation, But Not Here …: Assessing The Opinions Of Actors In The Opaque World Of Unregulated Lobbying, John Hogan Dec 2008

Next Door They Have Regulation, But Not Here …: Assessing The Opinions Of Actors In The Opaque World Of Unregulated Lobbying, John Hogan

Articles

The lobbying of government by various interests is regarded as central to the democratic process. Deliberative democratic theorists tell us that the regulation of lobbying has a positive effect on political systems, and the behaviour of those within them. Yet, only a small number of democracies have implemented legislation regulating lobbyists’ activities. Even within these countries, certain jurisdictions still have not enacted lobbying regulations. Here we examine the attitudes of actors in these unregulated provinces, states and institutions towards the idea of lobbying legislation. This ensures that in the broader context the actors we deal with have knowledge of lobbying ...


The Federal Courts And Constitutional Interpretation: A Second Amendment Case Study, Mark Kemper Dec 2008

The Federal Courts And Constitutional Interpretation: A Second Amendment Case Study, Mark Kemper

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Cultural Commentary: Race And The Race, William C. Levin Dec 2008

Cultural Commentary: Race And The Race, William C. Levin

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Latinos And The 2008 Presidential Election: A Visual Database, Laura Limonic Dec 2008

Latinos And The 2008 Presidential Election: A Visual Database, Laura Limonic

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Introduction: This report examines the impact of Latino voters on the 2008 presidential election at both the national and state levels.

Methods: All data in this report were derived from the exit polls from Edison Media Research as published by CNN and Pew Hispanic Center’s analysis of the exit polls from Edison Media Research as published by CNN.

Results: Nationwide, Latinos voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama over John McCain. Obama received 67% of the Latino vote, compared to 31% for McCain. Obama also received the majority of votes from other minority groups. Latinos increased their share of the national ...


Perpetual Conflict Or Compromise? The Cost Of Domestic Legitimacy In The Realm Of Women's Human Rights: A Case Study On The Right To An Abortion, Kim Andrea Kelly Dec 2008

Perpetual Conflict Or Compromise? The Cost Of Domestic Legitimacy In The Realm Of Women's Human Rights: A Case Study On The Right To An Abortion, Kim Andrea Kelly

Honors Scholar Theses

With its turbulent and volatile legal evolution, the right to an abortion in the United States still remains a highly contested issue and has developed into one of the most divisive topics within modern legal discourse. By deconstructing the political underpinnings and legal rationale of the right to an abortion through a systematic case law analysis, I will demonstrate that this right has been incrementally destabilized. This instability embedded in abortion jurisprudence has been primarily produced by a combination of textual ambiguity in the case law and judicial ambivalence regarding this complex area of law. In addition, I argue that ...


Can Public Debt Enhance Democracy?, Clayton P. Gillette Dec 2008

Can Public Debt Enhance Democracy?, Clayton P. Gillette

William & Mary Law Review

This Essay draws on historical and current examples to examine the extent to which public creditors can enhance democracy by monitoring public officials in a manner that compensates for the failures of the government debtor's constituents to monitor public officials. Creditors and constituents may share significant interests, depending on the structure of security arrangements for public debt and the identity of the debtors. Where interests overlap, the capacity of creditors to overcome collective action problems suffered by constituents may transform creditors into surrogates for constituents. Whether creditors are willing to play this role, however, may depend on the existence ...


From Private Organizations To Agents Of The State: The Emergence Of Political Parties In The United States, Joseph Reimers Nov 2008

From Private Organizations To Agents Of The State: The Emergence Of Political Parties In The United States, Joseph Reimers

Joseph A. Reimers

No abstract provided.


International Terrorism:Role ,Responsibility And Operation Of Media Channles, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Nov 2008

International Terrorism:Role ,Responsibility And Operation Of Media Channles, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

"Terrorism" is a term that cannot be given a stable defintion. Or rather, it can, but to do so forstalls any attempt to examine the major feature of its relation to television in the contemporary world. As the central public arena for organising ways of picturing and talking about social and political life, TV plays a pivotal role in the contest between competing defintions, accounts and explanations of terrorism. Which term is used in any particular context is inextricably tied to judgemements about the legitimacy of the action in question and of the political system against which it is directed ...


Presidents, Politics And Primaries, Emory University Nov 2008

Presidents, Politics And Primaries, Emory University

Elections/Voting

Photographs of a display of government documents from Emory University, Georgia.


Remapping A Nation Without States: Personalized Full Representation For California’S 21st Century, Mark Paul, Micah Weinberg Nov 2008

Remapping A Nation Without States: Personalized Full Representation For California’S 21st Century, Mark Paul, Micah Weinberg

Mark Paul

California is a state of many distinct regions. To give citizens a voice on regional issues and to reinvigorate California’s Legislature, the state’s central institution of self-government, we propose Personalized Full Representation for the 21st Century (PFR21), a system of representation by means of regionally based legislative elections that will allow the state’s citizens to set the agenda for their regions and for the state as a whole. By reshaping the stage on which legisla- tive politics is played out, California can make state govern- ment more attentive to regional issues and give its citizens a means ...


Ritter, George Kinslow, 1866-1947 (Sc 1782), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Ritter, George Kinslow, 1866-1947 (Sc 1782), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1782. Certified tally of votes cast in the Sartain Precinct, Barren County, Kentucky for all the candidates running in the statewide election of November 1899. Signed by George K. Ritter, one of the election judges.


Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945 (Sc 1786), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945 (Sc 1786), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1786. Signature of Franklin Delano Roosevelt as governor of New York on unknown official document dated 18 June 1930. Collection contains lower portion of document only.


Sampson, Flemon Davis, 1875-1967 (Sc 1792), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Sampson, Flemon Davis, 1875-1967 (Sc 1792), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1792. Correspondence with family members of Flemon D. Sampson, former governor of Kentucky, and a deed for a large tract of land in eastern Kentucky.


Creel, Milton P., 1851-1913 (Sc 1793), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Creel, Milton P., 1851-1913 (Sc 1793), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1793. Two political letters from Milton P. Creel, Central City, Kentucky announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the state's Third District D.C. Congressional seat.


Hunter, Whiteside Godfrey, 1841-1917 (Sc 1765), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Hunter, Whiteside Godfrey, 1841-1917 (Sc 1765), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1765. Letters from Whiteside Godfrey Hunter, former state legislator and U.S. Congressman, to E. Scott Brown, attorney, Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky, requesting his support for Republican candidates. He also indicates he has requested Sidney P. Hardcastle be appointed postmaster at Settle, Allen County, Kentucky.


Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 (Sc 1768), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 (Sc 1768), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1768. Letter, 26 April 1825, from Andrew Jackson, Nashville, Tennessee to A. P. Maury, also of Nashville, in which he declines to act as guardian for the children of the late Major John Reid owing to ill health and increased responsibilities.


Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Puerto Ricans In The Quest For The New York City Mayoralty, José Cruz Oct 2008

Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Puerto Ricans In The Quest For The New York City Mayoralty, José Cruz

Policy Documents

This paper examines the history of Puerto Rican efforts to win the mayoralty of the city of New York, highlighting the 2005 election. By doing so, it seeks to fill a gap in the history of Puerto Rican political participation in New York. The struggle of Puerto Rican elites to win representa- tion at the highest level of office in the city is long-standing. The paper chronicles the circumstances and terms according to which they sought political incorporation at that level. . The paper looks critically at the issue of runoff elections. The role of money is examined through the lens ...


The Politic 2008 Fall (Special Issue), The Politic, Inc. Oct 2008

The Politic 2008 Fall (Special Issue), The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


The Politic 2008 Fall, The Politic, Inc. Oct 2008

The Politic 2008 Fall, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


American Challenges, Jim Gomes Oct 2008

American Challenges, Jim Gomes

Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise

In the autumn of 2008, with the United States facing myriad problems both foreign and domestic and entering the final stage of a historic election, The Boston Globe asked Mosakowski Institute Director Jim Gomes to write a series of op-ed pieces about critical issues on the nation’s agenda. The result is the six columns collected here in American Challenges. “When I wrote these pieces,” said Gomes, “the country had entered a period of great uncertainty. So much of what had been taken as a given in the last half of the 20th century, from broadly shared prosperity to the ...


The Crash And A Third Bloomberg Term, Timothy Zick Sep 2008

The Crash And A Third Bloomberg Term, Timothy Zick

Popular Media

No abstract provided.


Section 2: 2008 Election And The Supreme Court, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The William & Mary Law School Sep 2008

Section 2: 2008 Election And The Supreme Court, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The William & Mary Law School

Supreme Court Preview

No abstract provided.


Political Conventions - Democratic, 1852 (Sc 40), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Political Conventions - Democratic, 1852 (Sc 40), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 40. Letter to Dr. W.P. Reyburn from four Louisiana state delegates to the National Democratic Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, June 1852, appointing him their representative and instructing him to vote for General Lewis Cass for President.


Rodes Collection (Sc 33), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Rodes Collection (Sc 33), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 33. Letter (facsimile) written by Andrew Jackson, U.S. President, 1845, Hermitage, Tennessee, to Major William B. Lewis, regarding national politics, and an invitation to Mr. & Mrs. John G. Barrett, Louisville, Kentucky, to a reception for President and Mrs. Hayes at the Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky, 1877.


Harrison, William Henry - Relating To, 1840 (Sc 28), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Harrison, William Henry - Relating To, 1840 (Sc 28), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 28. William Henry Harrison campaign ribbon badge used for advertising during the 1840 presidential campaign, oftne referred to as the "log cabin and hard cider" campaign.


Ward Family Letters (Sc 27), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Ward Family Letters (Sc 27), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 27. Letter written to Jonathan Ward, Plymouth, New Hampshire, by his brother, Daniel Ward, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1840, which concerns family affairs and politics, and a letter written to Ralph Ward by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Ward, Talbottom, Georgia, 1861, which concerns her experience of traveling on a railway car with Jefferson Davis and southern pre-Civil War sentiments.


Schneringer, Kenneth E. (Sc 1743), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Schneringer, Kenneth E. (Sc 1743), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1743. Letter 17 November 2000 from Kenneth E. Schneringer, Woodstock, Georgia to Constance Ann Mills, Bowling Green, Kentucky in which he discusses the presidential election of 2000 and the candidates.


Progressive Republicans And Ron Paul, Craig J. Westover Sep 2008

Progressive Republicans And Ron Paul, Craig J. Westover

Craig J Westover

I spent all day and into the evening Tuesday at Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic listening to speakers extolling the virtues of individual freedom and limited government. Wednesday morning I attended the progressive think tank Growth & Justice symposium heralding the contributions to the common good of Minnesota's Progressive Republican Tradition. That's like running out of a sauna and leaping into a lake through a hole in the ice — it can be exhilarating if it doesn't kill you.

At first blush, Ron Paul's libertarian-leaning brand of Republican conservatism seems to have little in common with progressive, left-leaning RINO (Republican in Name Only) Republicanism. Remarkably, however, beyond a shared aversion to what passes for "conservatism" in today's Republican Party, Paul supporters and progressive Republicans share a common objective: expanding prosperity and opportunity to an ever increasing number of Americans. But don't break out in a chorus of “Kumbaya” too fast; that common objective is not nearly enough to overcome the fundamental divide in the way the two camps view the world.


From Libertarian To 'Ron Paul' Republican, Craig J. Westover Sep 2008

From Libertarian To 'Ron Paul' Republican, Craig J. Westover

Craig J Westover

Amid the footballs and Frisbees and flags flying over the soccer field at the National Sports Center in Blaine; among the young families sitting on blankets, the older couples comfortably ensconced in canvas lawn chairs, the people of all ages decked out in revolutionary-era garb, Ron Paul and anti-war T-shirts, and red, white and blue in a cacophony of fashion statements, a bald head bobbed along the lengthy beer line snaking along what is normally a soccer field sideline. John Cunningham, looking every bit the 52-year-old Republican (alternate) delegate he is in a gray suit and conservative tie, passed out ...


Resolution Rs2008-426, Metropolitan Council Sep 2008

Resolution Rs2008-426, Metropolitan Council

Debate '08

Resolution passed by Nashville's Metropolitan Council recognizing and congratulating Belmont University for hosting the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate.

Signed by Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors and Council Member Keith Durbin.