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Is Suspension A Political Question, Amanda L. Tyler May 2015

Is Suspension A Political Question, Amanda L. Tyler

Amanda L Tyler

The article focuses on the Suspension Clause of the U.S. Constitution being a political issue. It says that once suspension is viewed as a nonjusticiable political question, it would turn as a subject on which most of the restraints imposed by the Constitution would not be subjected to judicial enforcement. It is claimed that such thought should be denied because it is at odds of writ of habeas corpus heritage and would only complicate the separation of powers and the institution of judicial reviews.


The Wages Of Ambivalence: On The Context And Prospects Of New York's Death Penalty, Franklin E. Zimring May 2015

The Wages Of Ambivalence: On The Context And Prospects Of New York's Death Penalty, Franklin E. Zimring

Franklin E. Zimring

No abstract provided.


El Estudio Científico De La Política, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte Dec 2014

El Estudio Científico De La Política, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Ubicar a la ciencia política en el contexto de otras ciencias y disciplinas, sobre todo porque el desconocimiento de los fundamentos de la misma hacen aparecer “politólogos” por doquier, cuando en realidad son “opinólogos”, no fundan sus afirmaciones sobre la política bajo preceptos científicos sino del sentido común y el saber cotidiano. La política, su acción, el saber de la misma y la opinión sobre ésta no es exclusivo de ciencia política. Pero el saber científico de la política si es propio de la ciencia política. Para hacer política no es necesario ni indispensable estudiar ciencia política, aunque evidentemente se ...


Crecimiento E Institucionalización De La Ciencia Política En México, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte Dec 2014

Crecimiento E Institucionalización De La Ciencia Política En México, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

El balance de la ciencia política en México en los primeros tres lustros del siglo XXI muestra una ciencia institucionalizada, con solo observar el número de programas de grado y posgrado, publicaciones, asociaciones e investigadores dedicados a cultivarla. Al mismo tiempo se mantiene su fragmentación interna, propia de la disciplina desde sus orígenes. Todavía no se asume como una ciencia al singular (ciencia política) y se sigue pensando en plural (ciencias políticas); empero la democratización en el país la impactó favorablemente pues abrió un abanico de temas que requieren explicaciones propiamente politológicas, lo que ha impulsado el crecimiento de la ...


The Culture Of Citizenship, Leti Volpp Sep 2014

The Culture Of Citizenship, Leti Volpp

Leti Volpp

The headscarf debate in France exemplifies what is widely perceived as the battle between a culture-free citizenship and a culturally-laden other. This battle, however, presumes the existence of a neutral state that must either tolerate or ban particular cultural differences. In this Article, I challenge that presumption by demonstrating how both cultural difference and citizenship are imagined and produced. The citizen is assumed to be modern and motivated by reason; the cultural other is assumed to be traditional and motivated by culture. Yet citizenship is both a cultural and anti-cultural institution: citizenship positions itself as oppositional to culture, even as ...


The Supreme Court Forecasting Project: Legal And Political Science Approaches To Predicting Supreme Court Decisionmaking, Theodore W. Ruger, Pauline T. Kim, Andrew D. Martin, Kevin M. Quinn Jul 2014

The Supreme Court Forecasting Project: Legal And Political Science Approaches To Predicting Supreme Court Decisionmaking, Theodore W. Ruger, Pauline T. Kim, Andrew D. Martin, Kevin M. Quinn

Kevin M. Quinn

No abstract provided.


Change.Gov, La Loria Konata Feb 2014

Change.Gov, La Loria Konata

La Loria Konata

The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. The essay, Change.gov, gives an overview of the website, detailing how it was used to transition the presidency to President-Elect Barack Obama.


The European Union In The World Community., Peter Loedel Nov 2013

The European Union In The World Community., Peter Loedel

Peter H. Loedel

No abstract provided.


Track: Simulations And Role Play I: American Politics And Institutions, Chris Stangl, H Schatzinger, C Schaefer, R Emenaker Nov 2013

Track: Simulations And Role Play I: American Politics And Institutions, Chris Stangl, H Schatzinger, C Schaefer, R Emenaker

Chris Stangl

No abstract provided.


The Currency Of Socialism: Money And Political Culture In East Germany, Peter Loedel Nov 2013

The Currency Of Socialism: Money And Political Culture In East Germany, Peter Loedel

Peter H. Loedel

No abstract provided.


A New Introduction To American Constitutionalism, Mark Graber Oct 2013

A New Introduction To American Constitutionalism, Mark Graber

Mark Graber

A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism is the first text to study the entirety of American constitutionalism, not just the traces that appear in Supreme Court decisions. Mark A. Graber both explores and offers original answers to such central questions as: What is a Constitution? What are fundamental constitutional purposes? How are constitutions interpreted? How is constitutional authority allocated? How do constitutions change? How is the Constitution of the United States influenced by international and comparative law? and, most important, How does the Constitution work? Relying on an historical/institutional perspective, the book illustrates how American constitutionalism is a distinct ...


Democracy And Disgust: Reflections On Public Choice, Daniel A. Farber Sep 2013

Democracy And Disgust: Reflections On Public Choice, Daniel A. Farber

Daniel A Farber

No abstract provided.


Brown To Black: The Politics Of Judicial Appointments For Latinos, Maria Echaveste Sep 2013

Brown To Black: The Politics Of Judicial Appointments For Latinos, Maria Echaveste

Maria Echaveste

Discusses observations in judicial appointment for Hispanics. Existence of barriers to Latino judicial appointments; Absence of unity among Hispanic functions to forestall the nomination of qualified Latinos; Lack of qualifications due to the raw political nature of judicial appointments; Illustration of the situation through actual events; Revelation of lessons from foregoing reflections.


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.


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.


Exploring Politics And Government With Popular Culture: Justifications, Methods, Potentials, And Challenges In Introductory Political Science Courses, Jacob L. Stump Dec 2012

Exploring Politics And Government With Popular Culture: Justifications, Methods, Potentials, And Challenges In Introductory Political Science Courses, Jacob L. Stump

Jacob Stump

For an introductory-level course (Politics and Government) mostly composed of nonpolitical science majors, I use a combination of nontraditional texts, including novels and films, along with primary documents. This article briefly justifies the value of nontraditional texts for exploring politics and government. It then sketches out the nontraditional texts used in the course and how they relate to politics and government. I also describe some methods I use in combining nontraditional texts with primary documents to highlight and explore important concepts and present- day political problems relevant for an introductory-level politics and government class. I close with a brief discussion ...


Exxon V. Fischer: Thresher Sharks Protect The Coastal Zone, Edward A. Fitzgerald Sep 2012

Exxon V. Fischer: Thresher Sharks Protect The Coastal Zone, Edward A. Fitzgerald

Edward A. Fitzgerald

No abstract provided.


New South Walves V. Commonwealth: The Australian Tidelands Controversy, Edward A. Fitzgerald Sep 2012

New South Walves V. Commonwealth: The Australian Tidelands Controversy, Edward A. Fitzgerald

Edward A. Fitzgerald

No abstract provided.


Dysfunctional Downlisting Defeated: Defenders Of Wildlife V. Secretary, U.S. Department Of The Interior, Edward A. Fitzgerald Sep 2012

Dysfunctional Downlisting Defeated: Defenders Of Wildlife V. Secretary, U.S. Department Of The Interior, Edward A. Fitzgerald

Edward A. Fitzgerald

In 2003, the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) established three distinct population segments (DPSs) for the gray wolf, which encompassed its entire historic range. In addition, DOI downlisted the gray wolf from an endangered to threatened species in the Eastern and Western DPSs, despite the wolf’s continued absence from ninety-five percent of its historic range. The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon properly invalidated DOI’s dysfunctional downlisting of the gray wolf. DOI’s interpretation of “significant portion of its range” was inconsistent with the text, intent, and purposes of the Endangered Species Act ...


The Waste War: Oregon Waste Systems, Inc. V. Department Of Environmental Quality , Edward A. Fitzgerald Sep 2012

The Waste War: Oregon Waste Systems, Inc. V. Department Of Environmental Quality , Edward A. Fitzgerald

Edward A. Fitzgerald

No abstract provided.


A Tale Told By A President, Mark A. Graber Nov 2011

A Tale Told By A President, Mark A. Graber

Mark Graber

Part I of this essay makes the case for symbolic politics. Presidents often have political reasons for subjecting courts to mere words. Part II makes the case for constitutional hardball.


Judicial Review In State Supreme Courts: A Comparative Study By Laura Langer, Donald R. Songer Jul 2010

Judicial Review In State Supreme Courts: A Comparative Study By Laura Langer, Donald R. Songer

Donald R. Songer

No abstract provided.


Ideology, Status, And The Differential Success Of Direct Parties Before The Supreme Court, Reginald S. Sheehan, William Mishler, Donald R. Songer Jul 2010

Ideology, Status, And The Differential Success Of Direct Parties Before The Supreme Court, Reginald S. Sheehan, William Mishler, Donald R. Songer

Donald R. Songer

A substantial literature on lower federal courts and state courts suggests that the "haves" usually come out ahead in litigation because they possess superior resources for it and they reap advantages from their repeat player status. We investigate the success of 10 categories of litigants before the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist Courts to determine whether the resources or experience of litigants has effects on Supreme Court outcomes paralleling those found in the courts below. While different categories of litigants are found to have very different rates of success, those differences do not consistently favor litigants with greater resources. A time ...


Jobs And The Job Of President: A Forecast For 2004, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Charles Tien Aug 2009

Jobs And The Job Of President: A Forecast For 2004, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Charles Tien

Michael S Lewis-Beck

During spring 2000, we released to the press a preliminary forecast of a Gore victory. Indeed, one of us, in a widely-read quotation, declared, "It's not even going to be close" (Washington Post, May 26, 2000, p. 1). We were wrong, as were all of our fellow modelers. Indeed, among "five of the best forecasters" identified by Robert Kaiser (Washington Post, May 26, 2000, p. 1), the Gore projection ranged from 53% to 60% of the two-party popular vote, pointing to a Democratic landslide. Such gross error raises the question: Should the models be junked? Some journalists, pundits, and ...


Comparative Democracy: The Economic Development Thesis, Ross E. Burkhart, Michael S. Lewis-Beck Aug 2009

Comparative Democracy: The Economic Development Thesis, Ross E. Burkhart, Michael S. Lewis-Beck

Michael S Lewis-Beck

In comparative politics, an established finding--that economic development fosters democratic performance--has recently come under challenge. We counter this challenge with a dynamic pooled time series analysis of a major, but neglected data set from 131 nations. The final generalized least squares-autoregressive moving averages estimates (N = 2,096) appear robust and indicate strong economic development effects, dependent in part on the nation's position in the world system. For the first time, rather hard evidence is offered on the causal relationship between economics and democracy. According to Granger tests, economic development "causes" democracy, but democracy does not "cause" economic development. Overall ...


Does Economics Still Matter? Econometrics And The Vote, Michael S. Lewis-Beck Aug 2009

Does Economics Still Matter? Econometrics And The Vote, Michael S. Lewis-Beck

Michael S Lewis-Beck

Evans and Andersen make the provocative argument that the effects of economic perceptions on political support are greatly exaggerated, owing to the endogeneity of economic perceptions with respect to partisanship. I question their claim, for several reasons. First, the dependent variable measure of popularity is unusual. Second, the causal modeling is based on debatable assumptions that could be behind these surprising results. Third, in the United Kingdom and the United States, evidence suggests that national economic perceptions reflect closely the real economy. There may well be an endogeneity problem in economic voting studies, but it more likely runs from economic ...


The Transformation Of The American State: The New Era-New Deal Test, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Peverill Squire Aug 2009

The Transformation Of The American State: The New Era-New Deal Test, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Peverill Squire

Michael S Lewis-Beck

Political scientists usually view the New Deal as transforming the American state. A sizable literature in economics and history, however, has cast doubt on the significance of the changes wrought by the FDR administration. In this paper we propose a model of the state, and then test important hypotheses about it. More specifically, we focus on the New Era-New Deal period to test how, if at all, the American state changed during this critical time in its history. We systematically analyze five state functions: stabilization, redistribution, regulation, police power, and administration. Within each category, quantitative policy measures are evaluated. Although ...


Modeling The Future: Lessons From The Gore Forecast, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Charles Tien Aug 2009

Modeling The Future: Lessons From The Gore Forecast, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Charles Tien

Michael S Lewis-Beck

No abstract provided.


Anchoring The French Voter: Ideology Versus Party, Christopher J. Fleury, Michael S. Lewis-Beck Aug 2009

Anchoring The French Voter: Ideology Versus Party, Christopher J. Fleury, Michael S. Lewis-Beck

Michael S Lewis-Beck

In their pivotal 1986 volume, Converse and Pierce rekindle the debate over whether left-right ideological attachment or party identification serves as the psychological anchor of the French electorate. They argue that, much like Americans, French voters use partisanship to orient themselves to the political landscape. Our study, which employs the data used by Converse and Pierce, draws a different conclusion. We find that ideology, in terms of both scope and strength, clearly exceeds party in its importance for vote choice.


Split-Ticket Voting: The Effects Of Cognitive Madisonianism, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Richard Nadeau Aug 2009

Split-Ticket Voting: The Effects Of Cognitive Madisonianism, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Richard Nadeau

Michael S Lewis-Beck

Split-ticket voting has recently received special attention, because it provides a possible microlevel explanation for institutionally divided government. Are split-ticket voters intentional, selecting one party for president and another for Congress, in order to somehow check and balance government? A general model of split-ticket voting is specified, taking into account the important but neglected interaction effects of party, candidate quality, and incumbency. Then, cognitive Madisonian variables are incorporated and logistic regression models estimated on 1992 and 1996 national election data. Strong cognitive Madisonian effects are found. Model Madisonians, who seek to divide power and balance policy, make up over 20 ...