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The Organic Composition Of Big Mama, Daniel Krier, Mark P. Worrell Oct 2017

The Organic Composition Of Big Mama, Daniel Krier, Mark P. Worrell

Sociology Publications

A century and a half after Marx’s Capital, a synthetic idea of post-revolutionary society remains to be completed. We note a disconnect between Marx’s brilliant dialectical analysis of the commodity and the prophesized post-revolutionary world where people are once and for all free of domination. Unlike Marx’s analysis of the commodity, his vision of communism is untenable because it lacks an adequate social ontology and rational conceptual structure: in short, it represents what can best be described of as an atopia. We detect what amounts to an Oedipal fantasy in the theory of communist association in which ...


Moral Education For Sustainable Development: Exploring Morally Challenging Business Situations Within The Global Supply Chain Context, Jung Ha-Brookshire, Laura Mcandrews, Jooyoun Kim, Charles Freeman Jr, Byoungho Jin, Pamela Norum, Melody L.A. Lehew, Elena E. Karpova, Lesya M. Hassall, Sara Marcketti Sep 2017

Moral Education For Sustainable Development: Exploring Morally Challenging Business Situations Within The Global Supply Chain Context, Jung Ha-Brookshire, Laura Mcandrews, Jooyoun Kim, Charles Freeman Jr, Byoungho Jin, Pamela Norum, Melody L.A. Lehew, Elena E. Karpova, Lesya M. Hassall, Sara Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

This study presents the need for moral development education of current and future professionals so they can help build sustainable companies and global supply chains. Grounded in Ha-Brookshire’s moral responsibility theory of corporate sustainability, the authors explored a set of real-life business situations where business professionals experienced morally challenging dilemmas. The study was conducted within the context of the textile and apparel (TA) industry because of the global and fragmented supply chain nature of the industry. The real-life business situations were interpreted using Kohlberg’s moral development stage theory. The results of in-depth individual interviews followed by three focus ...


Trump And The Media, Chris Anderson Jan 2017

Trump And The Media, Chris Anderson

Veritas

The Trump administration is uniquely unorthodox in a number of ways, one of which being how Trump handles his relationship with the media. Since first announcing his candidacy in 2015, Trump has transformed our idea of what we can expect from presidential politics.


Politicians Clown Around: When Politics Divide, Annabelle White Jan 2017

Politicians Clown Around: When Politics Divide, Annabelle White

Veritas

In today’s politics, there are extreme divisions between the political parties and with that there is a tendency to look at politics in black and white. People are either for or against policies. This trend has created harsh stereotypes between the parties that make it hard to believe that people in the opposing party think similarly.


Freedom Of Movement, Audra Kincart Jan 2017

Freedom Of Movement, Audra Kincart

Veritas

America was founded on freedom; the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of religion, the freedom to petition, and the freedom to peacefully assemble. Now, some don’t have the freedom of movement.


Trump And Democrats: An Uncanny Combination, Courtney Carstens Jan 2017

Trump And Democrats: An Uncanny Combination, Courtney Carstens

Veritas

Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in 2016. Many people, a proportion of them being Democrat, claimed that Donald Trump was not their president. In one broadcast, a news team called those who voted for the president racist, xenophobic and uneducated. The hashtag "not my president" was viral throughout the first few weeks after his presidency was claimed. Listening to the stereotypes, Republicans presumably were the only ones to vote for this man—but according to BBC, 9 percent of Democrats, those who identified as registered Democrats, voted for Trump.


Community Input, Veritas Jan 2017

Community Input, Veritas

Veritas

"If you could change one stereotype in politics, whether it be politics as a whole or in a particular party, what would it be and why?"


Veritas (Issue 3), Veritas Jan 2017

Veritas (Issue 3), Veritas

Veritas

Contents: Chris Anderson, "Trump and the media;" Courtney Castens, "A transition of power;" "Community input;" Audra Kincart, "The Freedom of Movement;" Anthony Chavez, "Scalia Missed Out."


Veritas (Fall 2017), Veritas Jan 2017

Veritas (Fall 2017), Veritas

Veritas

Contents: Politicians clowning around: When politics divide; Trump and Democrats: An uncanny combination; Making spaces out of staples and copy paper; Community input; Social change; Blood and soil; Wind ethanol agriculture and Trump


Scalia Missed Out: A Review Of The 2015–2016 Supreme Court Session And Its 4-4 Decisions, Anthony Chavez Jan 2017

Scalia Missed Out: A Review Of The 2015–2016 Supreme Court Session And Its 4-4 Decisions, Anthony Chavez

Veritas

It’s not unusual for there to be close decisions in the Supreme Court, but with a vacancy there are rising 4-4 decisions. In all these decisions they upheld a circuit court’s ruling. Many of these cases, often politically charged, will likely make their way up to the Supreme Court again after the appointment of the ninth justice.


A Transition Of Power, Courtney Carstens Jan 2017

A Transition Of Power, Courtney Carstens

Veritas

With a new president comes new cabinet appointments. One such appointment is Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to Beijing, a move that affects every Iowan.


Making Spaces Out Of Staples & Copy Paper, Jack Bruner Jan 2017

Making Spaces Out Of Staples & Copy Paper, Jack Bruner

Veritas

Sprawled over two floors of the Richmond Public Library, the motley attendees of the Richmond Zine Fest perused ramshackle tables of locally published art and writing. Zines, which are typically tiny booklets or pamphlets exploring a single subject, are as diverse in their publishing methods as the publishers themselves. The festival showcased over 130 different presenters from across the area, allowing for the direct exchange of tiny manifestos and accessible artistic missives.


What Makes Gov. Branstad Tick?, Varad Diwate Jan 2017

What Makes Gov. Branstad Tick?, Varad Diwate

Veritas

It all started in an eighth-grade classroom in Forest City.

The teacher asked students what they wanted to become when they grew up. Most of the students had common responses, like firemen and policemen.

One student, however, gave a response that is still remembered by others in the class. “I want to become the governor of the state of Iowa!” said a young man.


Blood & Soil, Anthony Chavez Jan 2017

Blood & Soil, Anthony Chavez

Veritas

In Charlottesville, people amassed holding torches shouting the phrase, 'Blood and Soil'. The media announced it as one of the worst displays of white nationalism since the second iteration of the KKK, where people marched down streets in promotion of their values. White supremacy has been the main accusation not only in these recent incidents, but through the last electoral cycle as well.


American Presidents, Their Personal And Psychological Characteristics, And Their Uses Of Military Force, Brendan Mitchell Lichtenberg Jan 2017

American Presidents, Their Personal And Psychological Characteristics, And Their Uses Of Military Force, Brendan Mitchell Lichtenberg

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The decision by American Presidents to use military force is a decision that is not taken lightly nor whimsically. This study attempted to determine whether any personal or psychological characteristics influence the President’s decision to use military force or to refrain from using military force. While other factors could influence the President’s decision, I believed that individual factors including personal and psychological characteristics would be able to most effectively explain the use of military force. Uses of military force were collected from a Congressional Research Service report listing all uses of military force from 1798 to 2015. The ...


Behemoth Revisited: National Socialism And The Trump Administration, Dan Krier Jan 2017

Behemoth Revisited: National Socialism And The Trump Administration, Dan Krier

Sociology Publications

As Donald J. Trump, a rentier capitalist, television personality, and dilettante politician, became the unlikely winner of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, comparisons to 1930s Germany abounded in political commentary. Adopting themes, policy positions, and rhetorical styles reminiscent of National Socialists, Trump’s ethnic nationalistic campaign promised to “Make America Great Again.”


Social Media In State Politics: Mining Policy Agendas Topics, Lei Qi, Rihui Li, Johnny S. Wong, Wallapak Tavanapong, David A. M. Peterson Jan 2017

Social Media In State Politics: Mining Policy Agendas Topics, Lei Qi, Rihui Li, Johnny S. Wong, Wallapak Tavanapong, David A. M. Peterson

Computer Science Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Twitter is a popular online microblogging service that has become widely used by politicians to communicate with their constituents.Gaining understanding of the influence of Twitter in state politics in the United States cannot be achieved without proper computational tools. We present the first attempt to automatically classify tweets of state legislatures (policy makers at the state level) into major policy agenda topics defined by Policy Agendas Project (PAP), which was initiated to group national policies.


Identifying Policy Agenda Sub-Topics In Political Tweets Based On Community Detection, Rohit Iyer, Johnny S. Wong, Wallapak Tavanapong, David A. M. Peterson Jan 2017

Identifying Policy Agenda Sub-Topics In Political Tweets Based On Community Detection, Rohit Iyer, Johnny S. Wong, Wallapak Tavanapong, David A. M. Peterson

Computer Science Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

The explosive use of twitter in the political landscape presents new avenues for tracking political conversations at federal and state level. Tweets are used by state and federal government bodies to present citizens with information about future and present policies. It is also used by political candidates to express their views on policy changes, laws and to campaign for legislative body elections, the most recent example being the 2016 US presidential elections. In this paper, we use supervised learning, textual semantic similarity and community detection techniques to find actively discussed policy agenda sub-topics among political tweets within a certain time ...


Heating Up After The Cold War: The Effect The Cold War Had On Military Interventions, Johnathan Robert Vonderhaar Jan 2017

Heating Up After The Cold War: The Effect The Cold War Had On Military Interventions, Johnathan Robert Vonderhaar

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Despite the large body of literature produced by researchers attentive to the subjects of military intervention and the historical period known as the Cold War, little attention has been given to the effect that the tensions that existed during this time period on a global scale had on military interventions. Why have previous scholars missed this and why is it important? The body of existing literature looks at the effect the Cold War had on individual countries and examines individual conflicts, but overall trends are not examined in depth. This thesis proposes some theoretical propositions based on realist and constructivist ...


American Decline And Changing Global Hegemony, Addison Daniel Huygens Jan 2017

American Decline And Changing Global Hegemony, Addison Daniel Huygens

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

One of the reoccurring themes in international relations scholarship over the last fifty years has been the idea that the United States has undergone a decline. The United States established itself as a hegemon in the years following World War 2 thanks to a preeminence in power. However, it has been argued that the hegemony of the United States may now be at risk and that the American power advantage is shrinking in the face of rising challengers. This thesis examines American decline through an extensive literature review followed by an analysis of fifteen metrics of power capabilities along with ...