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China’S Puzzling Adiz Decision Making, Zheng Wang Dec 2013

China’S Puzzling Adiz Decision Making, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


How To Prevent Accidental Conflict In The East China Sea, Zheng Wang Dec 2013

How To Prevent Accidental Conflict In The East China Sea, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Religiosity, Secularism, And Social Health: A Research Note, Thomas S. Mach, Gerson Moreno-Riano, Mark Caleb Smith Nov 2013

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

Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D.

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.


Elephants, Donkeys, And American Politics, David L. Rich Nov 2013

Elephants, Donkeys, And American Politics, David L. Rich

David L. Rich, D.P.A.

No abstract provided.


Good News For America's Families, Robert G. Parr Nov 2013

Good News For America's Families, Robert G. Parr

Robert G. Parr, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Volatile Middle East, Frank L. Jenista Nov 2013

The Volatile Middle East, Frank L. Jenista

Frank L. Jenista, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Why China’S New Rich Want To Emigrate, Zheng Wang Nov 2013

Why China’S New Rich Want To Emigrate, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Government Regulation: From Independence To Dependency, Part One, Steven Alan Samson Nov 2013

Government Regulation: From Independence To Dependency, Part One, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

What Robert Bellah calls "expressive individualism" has led to unprecedented social legislation in America and expanded government employment since the 1960s, helping to produce a generous supply of public services, policy entrepreneurs, and clientele groups. The legal scholar Lawrence M Friedman notes that "the right to be 'oneself,' to choose oneself, is placed in a special and privileged position." As a consequence, "achievement is defined in subjective, personal terms, rather than in objective, social terms." When the claims of expressive individualism are considered in tandem with the increasing reach of the modern social service state, a case may be made ...


Examining The Distinct Effects Of Emotive Triggers On Public Reactions To International Terrorism, Cigdem V. Sirin, Nehemia Geva Oct 2013

Examining The Distinct Effects Of Emotive Triggers On Public Reactions To International Terrorism, Cigdem V. Sirin, Nehemia Geva

Cigdem V. Sirin

In recent years, a growing body of research has set out to examine the role that emotions play in shaping political attitudes and behaviors regarding terrorism. However, one major issue that is generally overlooked is whether the thematic relevance of emotive triggers leads to differential effects on people's reactions to international terrorism. Specifically, does anger—regardless of its source—tend to drive people towards supporting an aggressive foreign policy option to counter terrorism, or do the thematic underpinnings of anger (i.e., the specific contents that trigger this particular emotion, such as watching a news story about a recent ...


China’S Foreign Policy Debates, Zheng Wang Oct 2013

China’S Foreign Policy Debates, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Chinese Dream From Mao To Xi, Zheng Wang Sep 2013

The Chinese Dream From Mao To Xi, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Agency Input As A Policy Making Tool: Analyzing The Influence Of Agency Input On Presidential Policy Success In Congress, José Villalobos Aug 2013

Agency Input As A Policy Making Tool: Analyzing The Influence Of Agency Input On Presidential Policy Success In Congress, José Villalobos

José D. Villalobos

This study posits a theoretical framework for understanding the role and value of agency input in presidential legislative policy making. I assert that by employing agency input for policy development, presidents instill their proposals with a degree of bureaucratic objectivity, expertise, process transparency, and agency support, which aids their legislative passage while lowering the extent of changes made to policy substance in the process. To test my hypotheses, I conduct binary and ordered logistic regression analyses using pooled cross-sectional data across twelve administrations from 1949-2010. I find that agency input serves as a key component for increased presidential legislative success.


China And Japan Really Don’T Like Each Other, Zheng Wang Aug 2013

China And Japan Really Don’T Like Each Other, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


It’S All About Mao, Zheng Wang Aug 2013

It’S All About Mao, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Lessons For The Chinese Dream (With Elizabeth Barrett), Zheng Wang Aug 2013

Lessons For The Chinese Dream (With Elizabeth Barrett), Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Blind Men And The Elephant: Why The World Misunderstands China?, Zheng Wang Jul 2013

Blind Men And The Elephant: Why The World Misunderstands China?, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Does China Have A Foreign Policy, Zheng Wang Mar 2013

Does China Have A Foreign Policy, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Entrepreneurial State Goes To Europe, William E. Hudson, John Carroll, Mark Hyde Feb 2013

The Entrepreneurial State Goes To Europe, William E. Hudson, John Carroll, Mark Hyde

William E. Hudson

This article investigates state-level export programs in response to the emerging new economic and political regime of Europe 1992. Little related export promotion activity is found, even in states reputed to have the most active entrepreneurial policies. The authors conclude that states have few resources to invest in export promotion and are inappropriate jurisdictions around which to organize such policy, despite the much touted "entrepreneurial state."


Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Getting And Keeping A Job At A Private Liberal Arts College, But Your Graduate Advisor Didn’T Tell You, William E. Hudson, Michelle Donaldson Deardorff, Marianne Githens, Glen Halva-Neubauer, Grant Reeher, Ronald Seyb Feb 2013

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Getting And Keeping A Job At A Private Liberal Arts College, But Your Graduate Advisor Didn’T Tell You, William E. Hudson, Michelle Donaldson Deardorff, Marianne Githens, Glen Halva-Neubauer, Grant Reeher, Ronald Seyb

William E. Hudson

No abstract provided.


When Church Teachings And Policy Commitments Collide: Perspectives On Catholics In The U.S. House Of Representatives, William Hudson, Elizabeth Oldmixon Feb 2013

When Church Teachings And Policy Commitments Collide: Perspectives On Catholics In The U.S. House Of Representatives, William Hudson, Elizabeth Oldmixon

William E. Hudson

This article investigates the influence of religious values on domestic social policy-making, with a particular focus on Catholics. We analyze roll call votes in the 109th Congress and find that Catholic identification is associated with support for Catholic Social Teaching, but both younger Catholics and Republican Catholics are found less supportive. In followup interviews with a small sample of Catholic Republicans, we find that they justify voting contrary to Church teaching by seeing its application to domestic social issues as less authoritative than Church moral teachings on issues like abortion.


From Autonomy To Agency: Feminist Perspectives On Self-Direction, Kathryn Abrams Feb 2013

From Autonomy To Agency: Feminist Perspectives On Self-Direction, Kathryn Abrams

Kathryn Abrams

No abstract provided.


Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The “Chinese Dream”, Zheng Wang Feb 2013

Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The “Chinese Dream”, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Congressional Debates On The 19th Amendment: Jurisdictional Rhetoric And The Assemblage Of The Us Body Politic, Zornitsa Keremidchieva Dec 2012

The Congressional Debates On The 19th Amendment: Jurisdictional Rhetoric And The Assemblage Of The Us Body Politic, Zornitsa Keremidchieva

Zornitsa Keremidchieva

No abstract provided.


How (Not) To Govern Women: What Communication Scholarship Can Tell Us About Congress, The Policy Making Process, And Women’S Empowerment., Zornitsa Keremidchieva Dec 2012

How (Not) To Govern Women: What Communication Scholarship Can Tell Us About Congress, The Policy Making Process, And Women’S Empowerment., Zornitsa Keremidchieva

Zornitsa Keremidchieva

No abstract provided.


Becoming 'Holistically Indegenous': Young Muslims And Political Participation In Canada, Kathy Bullock, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking Dec 2012

Becoming 'Holistically Indegenous': Young Muslims And Political Participation In Canada, Kathy Bullock, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking

Paul W Nesbitt-Larking

While media and the government often focus on the supposed "radicalization" of Muslim youth in Canada, our research explores the more complicated and nuanced political identities among 20 young Canadian Muslims. Using semi-structured in-depth interviews with these youth in the Greater Toronto Area and in London, Ontario, we explore these young citizens' concepts of political participation; conceptions of the self as a political actor; formal, informal, and civic political involvement; and the relationship between their religious and Canadian identities. Our research is grounded in a positive and pluralistic politics of care, respect, and engagement. We treated Muslim youth as similar ...


Securitizing Citizenship: (B)Ordering Practices And Strategies Of Resistance, Catarina Kinnvall, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking Dec 2012

Securitizing Citizenship: (B)Ordering Practices And Strategies Of Resistance, Catarina Kinnvall, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking

Paul W Nesbitt-Larking

This article builds upon Yasemin Soysal's early work on post-national citizenship as constituting sites of resistance in contemporary European politics. Post-national citizenship provides every person with the right and duty of participation in the authority structures and public life of a polity, regardless of their historical ties to that community. This celebration of human rights as a world-level organising principle is, however, constantly challenged by liberal discourses and practices aimed to securitise identities and citizenships through the bordering of space, place and identities. Proceeding from a critical take on securitisation, we propose that in addition to a focus on ...


Historical Roots Of Faith (In The Market): Neoliberalism Before The “Neo”, John Buschman Dec 2012

Historical Roots Of Faith (In The Market): Neoliberalism Before The “Neo”, John Buschman

John Buschman

No abstract provided.


Democracy, Market Solutions, And Educative Institutions: A Perspective On Neoliberalism, John Buschman Dec 2012

Democracy, Market Solutions, And Educative Institutions: A Perspective On Neoliberalism, John Buschman

John Buschman

No abstract provided.


What We Do And Do Not Know: The Social Implications Of Defense, Bruce D. Mcdonald Iii Dec 2012

What We Do And Do Not Know: The Social Implications Of Defense, Bruce D. Mcdonald Iii

Bruce D. McDonald, III

The relationship between defense spending and economic growth has been a major topic of research and political debate for more than one hundred years. Although the relationship of interest is economically oriented, its theoretical underpinning has relied upon the social spillovers of the defense sector. This includes programs on community health, education, and access to technology. Despite this reliance, little is known about what social spillovers. This paper furthers our understanding of the defense-growth relationship by introducing the social spillovers that exist and clarifying how those spillovers occur. The author concludes with a discussion about the direction of future research ...


The Limits Of Debate Or What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender Imbalance On The Bench, Keith Bybee Dec 2012

The Limits Of Debate Or What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender Imbalance On The Bench, Keith Bybee

Keith J. Bybee

What do we talk about when we talk about gender imbalance on the bench? The first thing we do is keep track of the number of female judges. Once the data has been gathered, we then argue about what the disparity between men and women in the judiciary means. These arguments about meaning are not freestanding. On the contrary, I claim that debates over gender imbalance occur within the context of a broader public debate over the nature of judicial decisionmaking. I argue that this public debate revolves around dueling conceptions of the judge as impartial arbiter and as politically ...