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(In) Stability, A Key Element To Understand Participatory Budgeting: Discussing Portuguese Cases., Mariana Lopes Alves, Giovanni Allegretti Dec 2012

(In) Stability, A Key Element To Understand Participatory Budgeting: Discussing Portuguese Cases., Mariana Lopes Alves, Giovanni Allegretti

Journal of Public Deliberation

Much has been said about Participatory Budgeting. Still, how to make it a successful and long-lasting experience remains open for debate. Studies have advanced in analyzing many PB “features”, discussing its capacity to promote transparency, empowerment and accountability. However, little was said about its capacity to maintain continuity over time. With the increasing number of experiences all over the world we can observe that not always the numeric growth represent the emergency of strong and stable experiences. Many Participatory Budgeting experiences are implemented but after a short time disappear from the local political agenda. In this paper we analyze the ...


"Cooperation, Not False Competition." Fragmented Families And Splintered Classes: Why So Much Churning? What Can Be Done? What Will America Come To Look Like? A Symposium., Matthew J. Lindstrom Oct 2012

"Cooperation, Not False Competition." Fragmented Families And Splintered Classes: Why So Much Churning? What Can Be Done? What Will America Come To Look Like? A Symposium., Matthew J. Lindstrom

Political Science Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


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.


Eiu Political Science Review -- Fall 2012, Eastern Illinois University Department Of Political Science Jul 2012

Eiu Political Science Review -- Fall 2012, Eastern Illinois University Department Of Political Science

EIU Political Science Review

The EIU Political Science Review is a new online journal created specifically for undergraduate students of political science. The journal consists of a variety of high-quality, peer reviewed undergraduate papers. Nearly any type of political science paper from a EIU political science course (3000-4000) can be submitted to the journal including: position papers, analytical critiques, research papers, book reviews, case briefs, and many more. If you're interested in submitting one of your own pieces of work please read below for more information.


¿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 High Stakes Gamble In North Las Vegas, Robert E. Lang May 2012

A High Stakes Gamble In North Las Vegas, Robert E. Lang

Publications

The City of North Las Vegas, operating in the shadow of the Las Vegas Strip, one of the world’s most iconic urban settings, faces a series of financial and political challenges that threaten its ability to perform basic municipal services. This paper explores how North Las Vegas reached the edge of insolvency, the implications for North Las Vegas and the surrounding municipalities of Las Vegas, Henderson, and unincorporated Clark County, and the path forward in the face of unprecedented economic and political turmoil.


Take The Money And Run: Business Influence In The Legislative Process, Jacob T. Silverman Apr 2012

Take The Money And Run: Business Influence In The Legislative Process, Jacob T. Silverman

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

This political science honors thesis investigates corporate influence on the lawmaking process, with an emphasis on financial services legislation. The research question is: “As evidenced by the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act and Dodd-Frank Act, to what extent do corporate interests influence the lawmaking process in absolute and relative terms vis-à-vis their adversaries (consumer advocates, labor, etc.)?” In assessing the absolute influence of business groups, this thesis seeks to identify their power in the lawmaking process in relation to legislators; in identifying their relative power, it compares them to adversary groups. The hypothesis of this thesis is that corporate powers have significant ...


Eiu Political Science Review -- Spring 2012, Eastern Illinois University Department Of Political Science Apr 2012

Eiu Political Science Review -- Spring 2012, Eastern Illinois University Department Of Political Science

EIU Political Science Review

The EIU Political Science Review is a new online journal created specifically for undergraduate students of political science. The journal consists of a variety of high-quality, peer reviewed undergraduate papers. Nearly any type of political science paper from a EIU political science course (3000-4000) can be submitted to the journal including: position papers, analytical critiques, research papers, book reviews, case briefs, and many more. If you're interested in submitting one of your own pieces of work please read below for more information.


The Ira's Hunger Game: Game Theory, Political Bargaining And The Management Of The 1980-1981 Hunger Strikes In Northern Ireland, Meghan M. Hussey Apr 2012

The Ira's Hunger Game: Game Theory, Political Bargaining And The Management Of The 1980-1981 Hunger Strikes In Northern Ireland, Meghan M. Hussey

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

No abstract provided.


Humanitarian Coordination And Response: International Partnerships In Face Of Natural Disasters, Julia C. Wong Apr 2012

Humanitarian Coordination And Response: International Partnerships In Face Of Natural Disasters, Julia C. Wong

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

In the 21st century, international humanitarian response remains encumbered by serious gaps and unpreparedness. The inefficacies stem from longstanding organizational challenges in the areas of accountability, predictability, and reliability. Humanitarian reform comprises three pillars: the cluster approach, timely financing, and strategic leadership. Cluster coordination, introduced in the 2005 Humanitarian Response Review commissioned by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, holds great significance because it calls for leadership in specific need areas and for the development of partnerships. This thesis aims to contribute to the growing body of literature on improving humanitarian processes to better meet the needs of ...


Bureaucracy In Crisis: How The State Department Responded To 9/11, Darina Shtrakhman Mar 2012

Bureaucracy In Crisis: How The State Department Responded To 9/11, Darina Shtrakhman

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

When and under what circumstances does a bureaucracy implement reforms? What can inhibit it from doing so? This thesis explores these questions through the particular lens of the State Department and the terrorist attacks carried out by Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001. I examine State Department reform in two capacities: first, how State responded to Al Qaeda attacks leading up to 9/11, and second, how prior historical watershed moments have changed State. To achieve this, I rely on the 9/11 Commission Report, congressional hearings, interviews, and memoirs of relevant actors. Viewing State’s response to 9/11 ...


The Switch In Time That Saved Nine: A Study Of Justice Owen Roberts's Vote In West Coast Hotel Co. V. Parrish, Brian T. Goldman Jan 2012

The Switch In Time That Saved Nine: A Study Of Justice Owen Roberts's Vote In West Coast Hotel Co. V. Parrish, Brian T. Goldman

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

During President Roosevelt's first term in office (1932-1936) the Supreme Court ruled several landmark New Deal measures unconstitutional; a handful of these decisions were by 5-4 margins. It all changed in 1937, when swing Justice Owen Roberts voted to affirm a minimum wage statute in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish; a year earlier he had voted against minimum wage legislation in a similar case.

This "switch in time that saved nine" has no established consensus that explains its occurrence. Some have posited that President Roosevelt's "court packing" legislation forced Roberts's hand, while other have argued that ...


Bowling Online: Examining Social Capital And The Impact Of Internet-Generated Interactions, Alon Gur Jan 2012

Bowling Online: Examining Social Capital And The Impact Of Internet-Generated Interactions, Alon Gur

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Part of who we are is whom we communicate with. That basic premise, that our family and friends affect our own personality, is accepted even in academic treatises that promote nature over nurture as determinants of personality (McCrae & Costa Jr. et al., 2000). Social capital, as a theory, is directly tied to that notion; we build a fund based on friendship and trust and favors – a trust fund, figuratively – and we “invest” in jobs or other relationships for the sake of personal benefit. Harvard Professor Robert Putnam’s 1995 Journal of Democracy paper and the follow-up book, Bowling Alone, hypothesize that America has declining social capital.

Putnam believes in the power of local relationships: "The ...