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Introduction: The Power Of Global Performance Indicators, Judith G. Kelley, Beth A. Simmons Jan 2019

Introduction: The Power Of Global Performance Indicators, Judith G. Kelley, Beth A. Simmons

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In recent decades, IGOs, NGOs, private firms and even states have begun to regularly package and distribute information on the relative performance of states. From the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index to the Financial Action Task Force blacklist, Global Performance Indicators (GPIs) are increasingly deployed to influence governance globally. We argue that GPIs derive influence from their ability to frame issues, extend the authority of the creator, and—most importantly —to invoke recurrent comparison that stimulate governments' concerns for their own and their country's reputation. Their public and ongoing ratings and rankings of states are particularly ...


Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent May 2014

Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent

Doctoral Dissertations

What do community interpreting for the Deaf in western societies, conference interpreting for the European Parliament, and language brokering in international management have in common? Academic research and professional training have historically emphasized the linguistic and cognitive challenges of interpreting, neglecting or ignoring the social aspects that structure communication. All forms of interpreting are inherently social; they involve relationships among at least three people and two languages. The contexts explored here, American Sign Language/English interpreting and spoken language interpreting within the European Parliament, show that simultaneous interpreting involves attitudes, norms and values about intercultural communication that overemphasize information and ...


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 ...


Globalization & Nationalism: A Recipe For Terror, Cari Bourette, Daniel Reader Mar 2006

Globalization & Nationalism: A Recipe For Terror, Cari Bourette, Daniel Reader

Cari Bourette

Nationalism appears to be part of the human condition; it may well be related to the human tendency toward tribalism. Whatever the case, nationalism appears to be a permanent feature on the global landscape. Globalization, while not a new phenomenon by any means, seems to be having a tremendous dilutory effect on the sovereignty of states; it now appears to be carrying the assault to the cultural frontiers of nationalism. Unlike the Westphalian constructs, however, nations will not so easily succumb. There is a greater inherent resistance to change in nations; the only historically effective method has been outright eradication ...


Globalizing Sympathy, Francis A. Beer, G. Robert Boynton Apr 2004

Globalizing Sympathy, Francis A. Beer, G. Robert Boynton

Political Science Faculty Contributions

The paper addresses two features of global disaster broadcasting: 1) the scope of disaster coverage and 2) the method of disaster performance, the way that disasters are turned into tragedies. This process is at the heart of "globalizing sympathy" --emotional connection with a global audience. Global media slowly, subtly, and inexorably expand our sympathy beyond the small screen and our local lives into the larger world.


Is Virtual Conferencing Virtually The Same?, Editor Jun 2003

Is Virtual Conferencing Virtually The Same?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the pros and cons of virtual conferencing and the optimizing of decision making in a security context.


Thinking About Thinking In An Era Of Globalization: Implications For International Security, Editor Oct 2002

Thinking About Thinking In An Era Of Globalization: Implications For International Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies and critiques hypotheses concerning the impact of globalization on thinking and suggests consequences of thinking (reason, logic) as an epistemological tool of international security.


Globalizing Terror, Francis A. Beer, G. Robert Boynton Jan 2002

Globalizing Terror, Francis A. Beer, G. Robert Boynton

Political Science Faculty Contributions

The globalization of terror is something new. It goes hand in hand with the globalization of the media. The creation of new media technology has created a public space in which political actors may perform: Terrorists are some of the actors who can now play on a global stage. Kosovo, Israel/Palestine, the twin towers terror is not a sometime thing. Man's inhumanity toward his fellow men makes terror a constant in human affairs. Not very long ago most of the terror was hidden beyond our willingness to wait for the news. That is no longer true. We experience ...


Commentary On Psychological Warfare In The 21st Century, Editor Sep 2001

Commentary On Psychological Warfare In The 21st Century, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides commentary on 21st century challenges--threats and opportunities--to the practice of psychological warfare.


Trends. Self, Security, And The Twenty-First Century, Editor Dec 1999

Trends. Self, Security, And The Twenty-First Century, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

the author discusses impact of globalization and an ever-greater access to convenient, efficient, comprehensive, and quick telecommunications on the facilitation of the construction of a new homogeneous self.


Trends. From The Wretched Of The Earth To The Power Of The Weak: An Example From Indonesia, Editor May 1998

Trends. From The Wretched Of The Earth To The Power Of The Weak: An Example From Indonesia, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the impact of globalization on the poor.


Trends. Necessity As The Mother Of Invention: International Crime In An Era Of Globalization, Editor May 1998

Trends. Necessity As The Mother Of Invention: International Crime In An Era Of Globalization, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses how the increasing reach and efficiency of telecommunications and mass transport in an era of globalization pose new opportunity for international crime.


Trends. Globalization: The Ethnopsychological Shortfall In Negotiations On Weapons Nonproliferation, Editor Mar 1998

Trends. Globalization: The Ethnopsychological Shortfall In Negotiations On Weapons Nonproliferation, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses increasing interdependence that comes with globalization.


Globalization And The Global Mind: An East-West Split?, Editor Feb 1998

Globalization And The Global Mind: An East-West Split?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article highlights Issues in identifying and validating group psychological differences.


Information Warfare, China, And South Korea: More Than A Military Concept Jan 1998

Information Warfare, China, And South Korea: More Than A Military Concept

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article emphasizes events suggesting that information warfare is a security concept that transcends military Issues.


Globalization: Bad News For Antiterrorism And Counterterrorism Nov 1997

Globalization: Bad News For Antiterrorism And Counterterrorism

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article suggests that increasing globalization increases the threat of terrorism.


Trends. Globalization As A Projective Stimulus Sep 1997

Trends. Globalization As A Projective Stimulus

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses how the political psychology of individuals, groups, organizations, and other entities change in an era of globalization.


Globalization And Enmeshment: Implications For Foreign Policy Aug 1997

Globalization And Enmeshment: Implications For Foreign Policy

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article posits that national strategies of self-harm may become more adaptive in a world of increasing globalization.


World Government And Black Helicopters: Psychological Factors Affecting Support For The United Nations Aug 1997

World Government And Black Helicopters: Psychological Factors Affecting Support For The United Nations

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some psychological factors--too often ignored in debates and policy development--affecting support for the United Nations.


The Political Psychology Of Virtual Reality: Scandinavian Trail Blazing, Editor Jul 1997

The Political Psychology Of Virtual Reality: Scandinavian Trail Blazing, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies some research opportunities concerning the political psychology of virtual reality.


Psychopolitical Effects Of Globalization On Power: When Weakness Becomes Strength, Editor Feb 1997

Psychopolitical Effects Of Globalization On Power: When Weakness Becomes Strength, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses three common techniques to obtain power in the sphere of international affairs.