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Mandela's Dark Years: A Political Theory Of Dreaming, Sharon Sliwinski Dec 2015

Mandela's Dark Years: A Political Theory Of Dreaming, Sharon Sliwinski

Sharon Sliwinski

Inspired by one of Nelson Mandela’s recurring nightmares, Mandela’s Dark Years offers a political reading of dream-life. Sharon Sliwinski guides the reader through the psychology of apartheid, recasting dreaming as a vital form of resistance to political violence. This short, provocative study blends political theory with clinical psychoanalysis, opening up a new space to consider the politics of reverie.


Incumbent Landscapes, Disruptive Uses: Perspectives On Marijuana-Related Land Use Control, Donald J. Kochan Dec 2015

Incumbent Landscapes, Disruptive Uses: Perspectives On Marijuana-Related Land Use Control, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

The story behind the move toward marijuana’s legality is a story of disruptive forces to the incumbent legal and physical landscape. It affects incumbent markets, incumbent places, the incumbent regulatory structure, and the legal system in general which must mediate the battles involving the push for relaxation of illegality and adaptation to accepting new marijuana-related land uses, against efforts toward entrenchment, resilience, and resistance to that disruption.

This Article is entirely agnostic on the issue of whether we should or should not decriminalize, legalize, or otherwise increase legal tolerance for marijuana or any other drugs. Nonetheless, we must grapple ...


Distributive Conflict And Regime Change: A Qualitative Dataset, Stephan Haggard, Terence Teo, Robert Kaufman Dec 2015

Distributive Conflict And Regime Change: A Qualitative Dataset, Stephan Haggard, Terence Teo, Robert Kaufman

Terence Teo

No abstract provided.


The Place Of Economics In Russian Identity Debates, Peter Rutland Dec 2015

The Place Of Economics In Russian Identity Debates, Peter Rutland

Peter Rutland

How economics is used in arguments over national interests and national identity in contemporary Russia.


The Politics Of Intergovernmental Relations, Elizabeth D. Fredericksen, Stephanie L. Witt, David C. Nice Dec 2015

The Politics Of Intergovernmental Relations, Elizabeth D. Fredericksen, Stephanie L. Witt, David C. Nice

Stephanie L. Witt

Thoroughly revised with up-to-date coverage of the evolving political demands being placed on all levels of government in the United States. Features a new chapter on Native American Tribes and their complex relations with the federal, states’ and local governments. New chapter on the development of networks of public, business and nonprofit organizations that work together to implement public policy.


The Role Of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools In The Renewal Of American Democracy, Bruce Ledewitz Dec 2015

The Role Of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools In The Renewal Of American Democracy, Bruce Ledewitz

Bruce Ledewitz

American Democracy has broken down.  This crisis was on dramatic display in the 2016 Presidential Campaign.  Americans are resentful, distrustful and pessimistic.  We find it easy to blame “the other side” for the deadlock, mendacity and irresponsibility in American public life.  By virtue of their public role, American law schools have an obligation to address the breakdown in order to understand and try to ameliorate it.  That task is currently unfulfilled by law schools individually and collectively, which are distracted by marketing and pedagogy.  Religious law schools, which retain the traits of normative discourse, mission, Truth and tragic limit to ...


The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner Dec 2015

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


Violent Repression Of Environmental Protests, Helen M. Poulos, Mary Alice Haddad Dec 2015

Violent Repression Of Environmental Protests, Helen M. Poulos, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

As global sea levels and natural resource demands rise, people around the world are increasingly protesting environmental threats to their lives and livelihoods. What are the conditions under which these peaceful environmental protests are violently repressed? This paper uses the random forest algorithm to conduct an event analysis of grass- roots environmental protests around the world. Utilizing a database of 175 grassroots environmental protests, we found that: (1) a large proportion (37 %) of the protests involved violent repression; (2) most of the violence (56 %) was directed against marginalized groups; and (3) violence was geographically concentrated the global south in Latin ...


Reading Nietzsche In The Wake Of The 2008-09 War On Gaza, C. Heike Schotten Dec 2015

Reading Nietzsche In The Wake Of The 2008-09 War On Gaza, C. Heike Schotten

C. Heike Schotten

No abstract provided.


Citizenship And Agency Under Neoliberal Global Consumerism, John Buschman Dec 2015

Citizenship And Agency Under Neoliberal Global Consumerism, John Buschman

John Buschman

This article situates the ethics of information professionals within its contemporary
public and political settings. An information ethics so contextualized
can help promote the kinds of democratic and global citizenships that
are the basis of this special issue of the Journal of Information Ethics. While
this paper cannot fully canvas the issues raised, it Can take us some way in
balancing our perspective on the political issues packed inside the goals of
an informed, global citizenry. It proposes a coherent network of concepts
about the political context of the contemporary world by mapping its challenges.
The article reviews the political ...


On Community, Justice, And Libraries, John Buschman, Dorothy A. Warner Dec 2015

On Community, Justice, And Libraries, John Buschman, Dorothy A. Warner

John Buschman

At the core of terms such as “inclusion,” “civic engagement,” “social participation,” and “social
justice”—terms that this special issue is built around—are political concepts that have been
plumbed deeply by political theorists. Two concepts that underwrite much of this terminology
are community and justice, both robustly debated within political theory. It is the premise of
this article that exploring those debates—definitions of justice and community put forward and
argued—and proposing specific versions of those core concepts will provide a defensible basis
for research deploying these terms and a practical raison d’état for the institutions of ...


The International Politics Of Climate Engineering: A Review And Prospectus For International Relations, Joshua B. Horton, Jesse L. Reynolds Dec 2015

The International Politics Of Climate Engineering: A Review And Prospectus For International Relations, Joshua B. Horton, Jesse L. Reynolds

Jesse Reynolds

An emerging set of proposed technologies to reduce risks from climate change stands to dramatically alter the international politics of climate change and potentially much more. These large-scale intentional interventions in natural systems, typically called ‘climate engineering’ or ‘geoengineering’, may be able to break through the collective action problem of greenhouse gas emissions cuts and greatly reduce climate risks rapidly and at low cost. At the same time, they pose their own environmental and social risks while potentially turning international climate politics ‘upside down’. Tensions brought about by climate engineering could conceivably lead to international conflict and pose a threat ...


Implications Of The Dragon’S Rise For South Asia: Assessing China’S Nepal Policy, Bibek Chand, Lukas K. Danner Dec 2015

Implications Of The Dragon’S Rise For South Asia: Assessing China’S Nepal Policy, Bibek Chand, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

China has always been an important neighbour to Nepal which has otherwise historically been heavily influenced by India. The ‘rise of China’ has created a more outward-looking Middle Kingdom and so its influence in Nepal has significantly increased within the last decade. As a consequence, Nepal is experiencing growing interest from China. This article aims to give some historical background to Sino-Nepalese relations and to measure the most recent impact of the ‘rise of China’ on Nepal, particularly on its economic, military and political fronts. This is followed by a broader look at China’s policy towards Nepal, also taking ...


Syllabus Cpo 3104 (U01): Politics Of The European Union (Spring 2016) Dec 2015

Syllabus Cpo 3104 (U01): Politics Of The European Union (Spring 2016)

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

This course is an introduction to the structures, policies and current political issues of the European Union (EU). The focus will be on the institutions and policies of the EU as overarching integration project in Europe and its impact on the member states. This course examines the policymaking structures and functions of EU institutions, transitions and integration with particular attention to political cultures and the tension with national politics in Europe. The course will include a combination of lecture and discussions as well as some interactive learning exercises.


The Effect Of Group Empathy On U.S. Intergroup Attitudes And Behavior In The Context Of Immigration Threats, Cigdem V. Sirin, Nicholas A. Valentino, José D. Villalobos Dec 2015

The Effect Of Group Empathy On U.S. Intergroup Attitudes And Behavior In The Context Of Immigration Threats, Cigdem V. Sirin, Nicholas A. Valentino, José D. Villalobos

Cigdem V. Sirin

No abstract provided.


Group Empathy In Response To Non-Verbal Racial/Ethnic Cues: A National Experiment On Immigration Policy Attitudes, Cigdem V. Sirin, Nicholas A. Valentino, José D. Villalobos Dec 2015

Group Empathy In Response To Non-Verbal Racial/Ethnic Cues: A National Experiment On Immigration Policy Attitudes, Cigdem V. Sirin, Nicholas A. Valentino, José D. Villalobos

Cigdem V. Sirin

No abstract provided.


Los Territorios De La Paz. La Construcción Del Estado Local En Colombia, Mauricio García-Villegas, Nicolás Torres Echeverry, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Jose Espinosa Restrepo, Natalia Duarte Mayorga Dec 2015

Los Territorios De La Paz. La Construcción Del Estado Local En Colombia, Mauricio García-Villegas, Nicolás Torres Echeverry, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Jose Espinosa Restrepo, Natalia Duarte Mayorga

Javier Revelo-Rebolledo

The Peace Accords bring a wide variety of challenges for the country. One of them is to carry out the great national project of state construction in the periphery.


‘It’S Morning Again In America’: How The Tuesday Team Revolutionized The Use Of Music In Political Ads, Paul Christiansen Ph.D. Dec 2015

‘It’S Morning Again In America’: How The Tuesday Team Revolutionized The Use Of Music In Political Ads, Paul Christiansen Ph.D.

Paul Christiansen

The year 1984 was a watershed in the use of music in U.S. television campaign advertising. Following on the heels of technological developments in sound reproduction in television sets and MTV’s inception three years earlier, the 1984 presidential campaign saw striking changes in the way ads were conceived and constructed. “Prouder, Stronger, Better”—known popularly as “Morning in America”—used music as never before in a political ad. Whereas previously music was merely accompaniment to an ad’s voiceover and images, here, for the first time, music is the argument itself. Sweeping orchestral gestures, frequent chromatic modulations, and ...


The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & The Network-Centric Condition Dec 2015

The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & The Network-Centric Condition

Dan Mellamphy

No abstract provided.


‘Going Out’ Or Staying In? The Expansion Of Chinese Ngos In Africa, Jennifer Yj Hsu, Timothy Hildebrandt, Reza Hasmath Dec 2015

‘Going Out’ Or Staying In? The Expansion Of Chinese Ngos In Africa, Jennifer Yj Hsu, Timothy Hildebrandt, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This article examines the overseas behaviour of Chinese non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in two African nations, Ethiopia an Malawi, with varying political regime types. Our inding suggest that, irrespective of regime type, Chinese NGOs have yet to make a substantial impact in either nation. We argue that, espite the strength o the Chinese state an high level of international development assistance given, domestic politics and regulatory frameworks in host nations still matter a great deal. Our study suggests that the Chinese model of international development will continue to be one in which temporary one-off projects are favoured; and, insofar as social ...


What Drives Contemporary Eu-China Strategic Engagement?, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath Dec 2015

What Drives Contemporary Eu-China Strategic Engagement?, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This study examines the determinants of the European Union’s strategic engagement with China, with reference to three competing analytical approaches: institutional, social, and agency/stakeholder. The article examines the utility of each claim and outlines complementary variables amongst the three approaches, with the aid of recent evidence looking at the E.U.’s arms embargo on China, E.U.-China engagement in Africa, and the E.U.’s longstanding dispute on granting China market economy status. The findings can reduce the misunderstandings and uncertainties embedded in European Union-China interactions by demystifying the factors and variables that drive their relationship.


Everyday Diplomacy: Mission, Spectacle And The Remaking Of Diplomatic Culture, Costas M. Constantinou Dec 2015

Everyday Diplomacy: Mission, Spectacle And The Remaking Of Diplomatic Culture, Costas M. Constantinou

Costas M. Constantinou

Images, narratives and practices of diplomacy occur on a daily basis. The everydayness
and ordinariness of diplomacy, however, is not readily acknowledged – at least within the
discipline of International Relations (IR). In matters diplomatic, during the last century,
the discipline predominantly concentrated on the activities of the official agents of states
as infused by the aristocratic and bureaucratic tradition of the European international
society (Satow 1922, Nicolson 1939, Kissinger 1994). Even among critical IR scholars
considering the ‘future of diplomacy’ more recently, diplomacy is only reserved for the
work of diplomats representing sovereign territorial units. It is not meant for ...


Engaging The 'Ungoverned': The Merging Of Diplomacy, Defence And Development, Costas M. Constantinou, Sam Okoth Opondo Dec 2015

Engaging The 'Ungoverned': The Merging Of Diplomacy, Defence And Development, Costas M. Constantinou, Sam Okoth Opondo

Costas M. Constantinou

This article explores biopolitical practices that extend beyond national borders and take the whole
of humanity as their province. It looks at how attempts to secure and optimize conditions of living
in Africa are not merely governmental in scope but also diplomatic in their conceptualization and
conduct. It specifically examines the merging of diplomacy, defence and development (or the 3Ds),
which purports to optimize life and shape ways of being in areas that cannot be ‘fully governed’
or resist domestication. It assesses the impact of diplomatic pluralization, characterized by the
militarization of diplomacy and development, the diplomatization of the military ...


An Examination Of Community Practice Social Workers As Social Intrapreneurs Or Social Entrepreneurs, Monica Nandan, Gokul Mandayam, Carol S. Collard, Rebekah Tchouta Dec 2015

An Examination Of Community Practice Social Workers As Social Intrapreneurs Or Social Entrepreneurs, Monica Nandan, Gokul Mandayam, Carol S. Collard, Rebekah Tchouta

Monica Nandan

Social entrepreneurs and social intrapreneurs are characterized as being socially innovative, proactive and willing to take calculated risks. Evidenced by their practices and behaviors, community practice social workers engage in social change in ways similar to those of social entrepreneurs and social intrapreneurs. This article describes the findings of an explorative study that used survey design methodology to understand the level of social entrepreneurship or social intrapreneurship behaviors of twenty-seven community practice social workers in a Midwestern state.  These findings have implications for training and educating community practice social workers, and social entrepreneurs and social intrapreneurs, as they attempt to ...


Robert D. Kaplan: Asia's Cauldron, Steven Alan Samson Dec 2015

Robert D. Kaplan: Asia's Cauldron, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Govt 490 - Political Theory Syllabus, Steven Alan Samson Dec 2015

Govt 490 - Political Theory Syllabus, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

A critical examination of a variety of philosophical and social science models that seek to explain and evaluate political systems, behavior, ideologies, and collective decision-making. Special attention will be given to the political heritage of western/American civilization and the internal and external challenges it faces.


Michael Pillsbury: The Hundred-Year Marathon Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Dec 2015

Michael Pillsbury: The Hundred-Year Marathon Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

This is a study guide for the courses of Dr. Steven Alan Samson.


Govt 405 - Political And Economic Development (2015), Steven Alan Samson Dec 2015

Govt 405 - Political And Economic Development (2015), Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

This senior level course is designed to encourage students to apply a biblical Christian worldview and a limited government/free market philosophy to a study of the historical, cultural, demographic, climatic, geological, and geographical factors that have contributed to the political and economic development, as well as the relative prosperity or poverty, of various countries, regions, and cultural groupings. Special attention will be given to the contributing causes of wealth and poverty, colonialism and the post-colonial world, factors that favor or inhibit development, and the operation of the international political economy.


Joseph Nye, Jr.: Understanding Global Conflict And Cooperation, 10th Ed., Steven Alan Samson Dec 2015

Joseph Nye, Jr.: Understanding Global Conflict And Cooperation, 10th Ed., Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Govt 340 - International Relations (2015), Steven Alan Samson Dec 2015

Govt 340 - International Relations (2015), Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Techniques for managing and resolving conflict in international relations. Emphasis is on current international issues like U.S. arms policy and U.S. policy in the Middle East.