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Jogelmélet Jog Nélkül? [Legal Theory Without Law?], Péter Cserne Dec 2008

Jogelmélet Jog Nélkül? [Legal Theory Without Law?], Péter Cserne

Péter Cserne

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 ...


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.


The Emerging New Human Being, The Culture-In-The-Self, And Ahp's New Multidimensional Intercultural Initiative, Carroy U. Ferguson Jun 2008

The Emerging New Human Being, The Culture-In-The-Self, And Ahp's New Multidimensional Intercultural Initiative, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

The emerging New Human Being will need to explore and come to terms with a phenomenon, operating deeply, uniquely, and diversely at a core level of all human beings on the planet. I call this phenomenon the “culture-in-the-Self,” a term coined some years ago by cofounders of Interculture Inc. What we commonly think of as culture is just the surface of this phenomenon, often appearing outwardly in the diverse “forms” of cultural scripts, beliefs, values, behaviors, and customs). I want to call attention to what goes on beneath surface culture(s), and how AHP intends to play a primary role ...


Radical Tribes At Warre: Primitivists On The Net, Mathieu O'Neil Jun 2008

Radical Tribes At Warre: Primitivists On The Net, Mathieu O'Neil

Mathieu O'Neil

No abstract provided.


Attacking Ethos: The Rhetorical Use Of Uncertainty In The 2004 Election, Theron Allen Verdon May 2008

Attacking Ethos: The Rhetorical Use Of Uncertainty In The 2004 Election, Theron Allen Verdon

Dissertations

The rhetorical use of uncertainty in political communication (and other areas) has many implications. Uncertainty plays a major role in everyday life. Therefore, it likely plays a major role in political decision-making. Research has shown that uncertainty about a candidate affects a voter's voting preference. Uncertainty usually affects voter decisions. Uncertainty was a factor in the 2004 presidential election. The Bush-Cheney Campaign used uncertainty to corrupt the ethos of the Democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry. The Bush-Cheney campaign rhetorically manipulated information about Senator Kerry to create a perception of a leader whose actions revealed an unpredictable flip-flopper. A lack ...


A Primary Human Challenge, Carroy U. Ferguson Apr 2008

A Primary Human Challenge, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

We may ask why, at both the individual and collective levels, it has seemed so difficult for us to choose to evolve our human games with Joy. There is no one answer for such a question, for each of us has the gift of free will. I will suggest, however, that built into our human games is what I call a primary human challenge. That primary human challenge is a dynamic tension, flowing from our creative urge for the freedom “to be” who we really are in our current physical form, and simultaneously to embrace our responsibility for our Being-ness.


Relaciones Con Los Medios En Gobiernos Locales, Augusto Reina, Santiago Rossi Apr 2008

Relaciones Con Los Medios En Gobiernos Locales, Augusto Reina, Santiago Rossi

Augusto Reina

Una gran cantidad de problemas cotidianos son resueltos por los gobiernos locales y la ciudadanía cada vez demanda mayores respuestas. En espacios de gobierno territorialmente reducidos los hechos son más “visibles”, esto hace que los reclamos sean inmediatos y constantes.

Ante las expectativas y el requerimiento de información que se desprenden de los gobiernos es necesario construir instituciones y redes que se especialicen en la comunicación de la gestión de gobierno. Una vez que un gobierno tenga analizadas sus políticas y definidos los mensajes, el canal óptimo para su difusión lo encontramos en los medios de comunicación.

En este capítulo ...


Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office Feb 2008

Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at student rally against budget cuts in Frankfort, Kentucky.


Star Academy As Arab Political Satire, Marwan M. Kraidy Jan 2008

Star Academy As Arab Political Satire, Marwan M. Kraidy

Departmental Papers (ASC)

No abstract provided.


Democracy In Practice: Lessons From New England, Madhawa Palihapitiya, Kevin Dye Jan 2008

Democracy In Practice: Lessons From New England, Madhawa Palihapitiya, Kevin Dye

Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration Publications

Political decision-making by elites require some form of civilian participation to regain legitimacy. Increasingly groups of Citizens do not trust in political elites and are increasingly frustrated by their behavior. When faced with the problem of diversity, even established democracies face problems of managing diversity. In the global context differences of opinion, culture, religion etc has defined many of the New Wars (Kaldor 1999). In the United States many non-state and semi-governmental organizations have developed programs to increase public knowledge of the legislature and its decision-making processes. The ultimate purpose of this is to exercise some control over state power ...


El Canto De Las Sirenas. Algunas Consideraciones Sobre La Comunicación De Gobierno, Augusto Reina Jan 2008

El Canto De Las Sirenas. Algunas Consideraciones Sobre La Comunicación De Gobierno, Augusto Reina

Augusto Reina

En la actualidad las estrategias de comunicación política no se agotan al finalizar las campañas electorales, sino que son imprescindibles para la comunicación del gobierno. Los diferentes niveles de gobierno están ante el desafío de crear capacidades estatales para la comunicación de sus acciones con miras a reconstituir el vínculo entre la sociedad y la política. El trabajo se articula sobre tres ejes principales: la sociedad moderna, que es el sujeto de comunicación; las prácticas de los medios de comunicación a través de los que se comunica y las estrategias de la comunicación política. En una primera instancia, se analiza ...


The American Hegemonic Responses To The U.S.-China Mid-Air Plane Collision, Dexin Tian, Chin-Chung Chao Jan 2008

The American Hegemonic Responses To The U.S.-China Mid-Air Plane Collision, Dexin Tian, Chin-Chung Chao

Communication Faculty Publications

This paper examines the major documents of the American side concerning the U.S.- China mid-air plane collision incident, which occurred April 1, 2001. Through the hegemonic theoretical lens of Robert Cox’s frame of action and via the research method of hermeneutics of the selected rhetorical artifacts, we aim to shed light on the understanding of the incident and provide insightful implications for handling similar international conflicts in the future. Our findings indicate that the United States has preserved the most resourceful material capabilities and established all the necessary human institutions to implement its shared notion of American hegemony ...


Debate Transcript, Belmont University Jan 2008

Debate Transcript, Belmont University

Debate '08

Full transcript of the town hall presidential debate between candidates Sen. John McCain (R-ARIZ.) and Sen. Barrack Obama (D-ILL.) hosted by Belmont University on October 7, 2008. Debate moderated by Tom Brokaw.

Obtained from http://www.belmontdebate08.com.

CQ Transcriptions/Morningside.


Honorary Host Committee, Belmont University Jan 2008

Honorary Host Committee, Belmont University

Debate '08

2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate Honorary Host Committee, for the debate hosted by Belmont University on October 7, 2008.

Listed as being "in formation 08/22/08".


Belmont Debate 08 Sponsors, Belmont University Jan 2008

Belmont Debate 08 Sponsors, Belmont University

Debate '08

List of sponsors for the Town Hall Presidential Debate at Belmont University on October 7, 2008.

Sponsors are separated into the following six tiers: President's Level, Candidate Level, Campaign Level, Delegate Level, Precinct Level, and Voter Level.


Debate '08 Program, Belmont University Jan 2008

Debate '08 Program, Belmont University

Debate '08

Program for the Town Hall Presidential Debate taking place at Belmont University's Curb Event Center on October 7, 2008.

Contains: letter from Belmont President Bob Fischer, Honorary Host Committee, Belmont University Debate '08 Programs, Debate City-Wide Schedule of Events, Debate '08 Sponsors, Debate '08 Partners, University Partners, University Partners Debate '08 Events, Belmont University Administration, Faculty and Staff, The Commission on Presidential Debates, and a brief note about Belmont University.


Debate '08 Programming Schedule, Belmont University Jan 2008

Debate '08 Programming Schedule, Belmont University

Debate '08

Schedule for the extensive amount of programming Belmont University put together as part of their "Art Of Being Free" campus theme. The initiative dovetailed with the Town Hall Presidential Debate hosted by Belmont University on October 7, 2008.


Debate '08 Report Brochure, Belmont University Jan 2008

Debate '08 Report Brochure, Belmont University

Debate '08

Report on the Town Hall Presidential Debate held on October 7, 2008 at Belmont University, done in the style of a photo-abundant brochure.


Official Debate '08 Booklet, Belmont University Jan 2008

Official Debate '08 Booklet, Belmont University

Debate '08

Official Debate '08 Booklet, signed by Barack Obama and John McCain, containing history of The Commission on Presidential Debates and Belmont University.


"08 Town Hall Presidential Debate" Artistic Rendering, Phil Ponder Jan 2008

"08 Town Hall Presidential Debate" Artistic Rendering, Phil Ponder

Debate '08

Painting by Phil Ponder placing Belmont University buildings alongside other famous/important buildings in Tennessee.

Buildings from left to right: Tennessee Capitol, James K. Polk Home, The Hermitage (Home of President Andrew Jackson), Andrew Johnson Homestead, Belmont Mansion, Curb Event Center, Belmont Bell Tower, Gordon E. Inman Center for Health Science, Parthenon, Union Station, Ryman Auditorium, L&C Tower, Fort Nashbourough, AT&T Building.


The Unbearable Lightness Of Debating: Performance Ambiguity And Social Influence, Matthew B. Kugler, George R. Goethals Jan 2008

The Unbearable Lightness Of Debating: Performance Ambiguity And Social Influence, Matthew B. Kugler, George R. Goethals

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

This chapter considers three sets of studies on how social influence affects perceptions of candidates' performances in presidential debates. The first set shows that perceptions are influenced markedly by the reactions of peers watching the debate at the same time or by televised audiences shown on broadcast debates. The second set shows that expectations created by news accounts prior to debates also have significant impact and that different kinds of news accounts affect different viewers in distinct ways. Individuals with a high need for cognition respond well to more complicated messages that advance some reason as to why an apparently ...


Framing China: How U.S. Media Reported Eight U.S. State Visits By Top Chinese Leaders, Yao Chang Jan 2008

Framing China: How U.S. Media Reported Eight U.S. State Visits By Top Chinese Leaders, Yao Chang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examined ways in which eight Chinese leaders' state visits to the United States have been portrayed in terms of coverage and news framing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, and Newsweek. This study included content analysis of both text and photos. It was expected that the content would match the underlying political and economic situations. However, results show coverage does not always fit into economic and political categories. Exceptions occurred when unexpected incidents took place such as protests in the Tiananmen Square Incident. Generally, text coverage was balanced, with positive and negative items in most ...


Greenpeace Cyberadvocacy: Message Strategies And The Framing Of The "Say No To Genetic Engineering" Campaign, Avril Adrianne B. De Guzman Jan 2008

Greenpeace Cyberadvocacy: Message Strategies And The Framing Of The "Say No To Genetic Engineering" Campaign, Avril Adrianne B. De Guzman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A content analysis was conducted to examine campaign message characteristics and the framing of genetic engineering (GE) in news articles published in sites dedicated to two countries with different policy stances toward GE---Australia (precautionary) and Philippines (permissive).;The findings show the intent to generate awareness and encourage information seeking among audiences. Logical reasoning that highlighted risks using negative appeals indicate latent and aware publics as target audiences. The Australian and Philippine sites showed spikes in news items published preceding the commercial release of GM crops. In both countries, biotechnology policy was the most dominant frame used. The Philippines used significantly ...


The Effect Of The Internet On The Civic Engagement And Voting Behavior Of Young Americans, Katherine Anne Mcnitt Jan 2008

The Effect Of The Internet On The Civic Engagement And Voting Behavior Of Young Americans, Katherine Anne Mcnitt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Election returns from 2004 show increased voter turnout amongst 18 to 29 year olds. Is this reversal symptomatic of a larger trend? This paper examines what, if any, connection exists between the Internet, civic engagement, and turnout of young citizens. I test the hypothesis that increased use of the Internet to obtain news and political information will have a positive effect on civic engagement and voter turnout.


Social Entrepreneurship In The Practice Of Deliberation And Dialogue, Roger A. Lohmann Jan 2008

Social Entrepreneurship In The Practice Of Deliberation And Dialogue, Roger A. Lohmann

Faculty Scholarship

Advocates of public deliberation and sustained dialogue, like other change agents, often embrace roles as social entrepreneurs and engage in entrepreneurial efforts in promoting their cause. In particular, this may involve locating the resources necessary to establish and engage in programs of D & D, seeking to establish the costs and benefits of such programs, and furthering research into their effectiveness.


Blog's Growth In Presidential Candidates Campaign Coverage During The Democratic And Republican Nomination Process, Lisa Musante Jan 2008

Blog's Growth In Presidential Candidates Campaign Coverage During The Democratic And Republican Nomination Process, Lisa Musante

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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China- Tibet Conflict, Allen Gnanam Dec 2007

China- Tibet Conflict, Allen Gnanam

Allen Gnanam

China- Tibet tensions are continually growing, as Tibetans are protesting for total independence from China, despite condemnation from their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who is only seeking a sense of autonomy for Tibet (Sinder, 2008). As Tibetan protests are becoming violent and aggressive, the Dalai Lama has also threatened to resign as Tibet’s government in exile (Sinder, 2008), however, his rhetoric is not being exposed to the Tibetan people, due to government censorship in China. Therefore the Dalai Lama, an exiled institutional entrepreneur, has to find new methods that will enable his influential message, to be received by ...


Excerpt From Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy And Power In American Culture (Revised And Updated Edition), Mark Fenster Dec 2007

Excerpt From Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy And Power In American Culture (Revised And Updated Edition), Mark Fenster

Mark Fenster

This is the introduction to the revised and updated edition of Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2008). The book challenges the dominant academic and popular approach to conspiracy theories, which views them as a paranoid, extremist expression of marginal groups and individuals that pathologically challenges the basic assumptions of American history and the pluralistic political system of the United States. The book is premised on the contrary proposition that the prevalence of conspiracy theories is neither necessarily pernicious nor external to American politics and culture but instead an integral aspect of ...


The Soft Power And Persuasion Of Translations In The War On Terror: Words And Wisdom In The Transformation Of Legal Systems, Donald J. Kochan Dec 2007

The Soft Power And Persuasion Of Translations In The War On Terror: Words And Wisdom In The Transformation Of Legal Systems, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

The power of words is the power of persuasion. The exportation of the foundational legal principles that helped form the American republic can serve as instrumental "soft power" tools in the war on terror. Efforts promoting projects like the Arabic Book Program are important vehicles to cross-cultural and cross-lingual international relations. This Article argues that an arsenal of words can be as, or more, powerful than an arsenal of artillery. The West has much to offer, but the rest of the world needs to be able to read it without getting lost in translation. Providing linguistic access to the documents ...