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On Difference And Equality, Cynthia V. Ward Sep 2019

On Difference And Equality, Cynthia V. Ward

Cynthia V. Ward

No abstract provided.


The Senate: Out Of Order?, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Sep 2019

The Senate: Out Of Order?, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

Due to the routine use of the filibuster and related devices, today’s Senate operates as a supermajoritarian body. This Symposium Article considers whether this supermajoritarian aspect of the Senate renders it dysfunctional and, if so, what can be done about it. I contend that the Senate is indeed broken. Its current supermajoritarian features have pernicious effects. Further, and contrary to the claims of many of the Senate’s defenders, this aspect of the Senate is not part of the original design. I go on to explain why the Senate’s procedures, despite their deficiencies, have nonetheless proven resistant to ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


La Defensa De La Democracia Dentro Y Fueras De Las Fronteras. El Proceso Político De La Mesa De Diálogo De La Oea Del Año 2000, Daniel Soria Luján Jan 2014

La Defensa De La Democracia Dentro Y Fueras De Las Fronteras. El Proceso Político De La Mesa De Diálogo De La Oea Del Año 2000, Daniel Soria Luján

Daniel Soria Luján

No abstract provided.


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.


¿Quién Fue El (La) Gran Ausente En El #Debate2012?, Norma E. Pimentel May 2012

¿Quién Fue El (La) Gran Ausente En El #Debate2012?, Norma E. Pimentel

Norma E Pimentel

Reflexión personal sobre el "debate" del día 06.05.2012


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.


La Ciencia Política Mas Viva Que Nunca, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte Jul 2009

La Ciencia Política Mas Viva Que Nunca, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Recensión: César Cansino, La muerte de la ciencia política, Buenos Aires, Sudamericana, 2008, 352 pp., en Revista "Andamios" Vol. 6, No. 11, pp. 355-362.


An Introduction To Social Choice, Maxwell L. Stearns Mar 2009

An Introduction To Social Choice, Maxwell L. Stearns

Maxwell L. Stearns

Social choice studies the differing implications of the concept of rationality (or transitivity) for individuals versus groups under specified conditions and the significance of these differences in various institutional decision making contexts. This introductory chapter on social choice for the Elgar Handbook on Public Choice (Elgar Publishing Company, Dan Farber and Anne O’Connell, editors), introduces the basic framework of social choice, considers the implications of social choice for various legal and policy contexts, and provides a framework for evaluating a range of normative proposals grounded in social choice for reforming lawmaking institutions. After a brief introduction, part II introduces ...


Archetypal Energies, The Emergence Of Obama As A Practical Idealist, And Global Transformation, Carroy U. Ferguson Feb 2009

Archetypal Energies, The Emergence Of Obama As A Practical Idealist, And Global Transformation, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

During this time of change, AHP and kindred spirits on the edge have important roles to play. We are the keepers and nurturers of a transformative and evolutionary Vision for Consciousness and a more humane world. At issue is what I will call the “psychic politics” for global transformation, nurtured by practical idealism and the Archetypal Energies. In other writings, I have described Archetypal Energies as Higher Vibrational Energies, operating deep within our individual and collective psyches, which have their own transcendent value, purpose, quality, and “voice”, unique to the individual. We experience them as “creative urges” to move us ...


Settling The West: The Annexation Of Texas, The Louisiana Purchase, And Bush V. Gore, Mark Graber Jul 2008

Settling The West: The Annexation Of Texas, The Louisiana Purchase, And Bush V. Gore, Mark Graber

Mark Graber

No abstract provided.


Thick And Thin: Interdisciplinary Conversations On Populism, Law, Political Science, And Constitutional Change, Mark A. Graber Jul 2008

Thick And Thin: Interdisciplinary Conversations On Populism, Law, Political Science, And Constitutional Change, Mark A. Graber

Mark Graber

No abstract provided.


Human Rights In The Arab World: Independent Voices, Anthony Chase, Amr Hamzawy Dec 2007

Human Rights In The Arab World: Independent Voices, Anthony Chase, Amr Hamzawy

Anthony Chase

Human Rights In The Arab World: Independent Voices is an anthology of essays by learned authors about the unfortunate and longstanding marginalization of human rights in the Arab world, the obstacles that bar the way to implementing these rights, and pathways to improve human rights and welfare in the future. Individual essays also discuss the intersection of globalization and human rights, the especial plight of women's rights in the Arab world, case studies in Yemeni, Egypt, and Morocco, the difficulties faced by activists and NGOs pushing for human rights, and much more. A sober, serious-minded compilation of a vital ...