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"Who Is My Mother? Family, Nation, Discipleship And Debates On Immigration", Michael Budde 2009 DePaul University

"Who Is My Mother? Family, Nation, Discipleship And Debates On Immigration", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

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Identity Politics, Cigdem Sirin 2009 University of Texas at El Paso

Identity Politics, Cigdem Sirin

Cigdem V. Sirin

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Strengthening Capacity For Sustainable Livelihoods And Food Security Through Urban Agriculture Among Hiv And Aids Affected Households In Nakuru, Kenya, Nancy Karanja, Fiona Yeudall, Mary Njenga, Samwel Mbugua, Gordon Prain, Donald Cole, Aimee Webb, Jennier Levy, Christopher Gore, Daniel Sellen 2009 University of Nairobi

Strengthening Capacity For Sustainable Livelihoods And Food Security Through Urban Agriculture Among Hiv And Aids Affected Households In Nakuru, Kenya, Nancy Karanja, Fiona Yeudall, Mary Njenga, Samwel Mbugua, Gordon Prain, Donald Cole, Aimee Webb, Jennier Levy, Christopher Gore, Daniel Sellen

Christopher D Gore

The promotion and support of urban agriculture (UA) has the potential to contribute to efforts to address pressing challenges of poverty, under nutrition and sustainability among vulnerable populations in the growing cities of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This may be especially relevant for HIV/AIDS-affected individuals in SSA whose agricultural livelihoods are severely disrupted by the devastating effects of the disease on physical productivity and nutritional well-being. This paper outlines the process involved in the conception, design and implementation of a project to strengthen technical, environmental, financial and social capacity for UA among HIV-affected households in Nakuru, Kenya. Key lessons learned ...


"The Story Of Good Citizenship: Framing Recycling In The Context Of Duty-Based And Engaged Citizenship", Donna Lybecker, Mark McBeth, Kacee Garner 2009 Idaho State University

"The Story Of Good Citizenship: Framing Recycling In The Context Of Duty-Based And Engaged Citizenship", Donna Lybecker, Mark Mcbeth, Kacee Garner

Donna L. Lybecker

Recent studies have explored the dimensions of duty-based versus engaged citizenship. These studies assert that individuals differ on the question of "what is a good citizen." Young individuals, in particular, are more likely to follow an engaged citizen view of citizenship. Engaged citizens are more participatory, global, and committed to social justice more than their duty-based counterparts. In this article we examine, with an innovative methodology and merging of citizenship and framing literature, the potential effects of increased engaged citizenship on policy issues. Our questions examine the characteristics of duty-based or engaged citizens and explore whether duty-based and engaged citizens ...


Symposium: Perspectives On Fundamental Rights In South Asia, Anil Kalhan 2009 Drexel University School of Law; University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Symposium: Perspectives On Fundamental Rights In South Asia, Anil Kalhan

Anil Kalhan

This symposium issue of the Drexel Law Review marks the anticipated launch of a proposed new section on Law and South Asian Studies of the Association of American Law Schools, including several contributions that were initially presented during a session of the proposed section at AALS Annual Meeting for 2010. The proposed AALS section comes at a moment of heightened interest in the region among lawyers, policymakers, and the public at large in the United States, and is part of a rapidly growing constellation of scholarly initiatives on law in South Asia that have emerged internationally in recent years. In ...


Central Bank Independence In Words And In Deeds: Lessons From Brazil And Chile, Taeko Hiroi, Douglas Block 2009 The University of Texas at El Paso

Central Bank Independence In Words And In Deeds: Lessons From Brazil And Chile, Taeko Hiroi, Douglas Block

Taeko Hiroi

Political independence of the central bank is considered to bring financial stability to a nation and therefore to foster economic growth by providing safe investment environments. However, granting a central bank autonomy is politically contentious because of the implications such independence will entail for politicians in terms of their ability to influence monetary policy. This chapter analyzes central bank independence in words and in deeds. The first part discusses the existing literature on central bank independence and problems associated with its measurement. The implications of this debate are analyzed with two Latin American countries, Brazil and Chile. In Brazil, the ...


Should New Bills Of Rights Address Emerging International Human Rights Norms? The Challenge Of “Defamation Of Religion”, Robert C. Blitt 2009 University of Tennessee College of Law

Should New Bills Of Rights Address Emerging International Human Rights Norms? The Challenge Of “Defamation Of Religion”, Robert C. Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

The emerging international human rights norm of “defamation of religion,” an ongoing flashpoint in debates at the United Nations (UN) and elsewhere, merits the attention of all parties playing a role in the drafting of new bills of rights. This article uses the case study of defamation of religion, as an emerging norm and the current debate over a possible Australian bill of rights, to argue that a well-rounded drafting process. This drafting process should contemplate the relevancy and impact of emerging norms as a means of enhancing the process, deepening domestic understanding of rights, and ensuring an outcome instrument ...


The Limits And Opportunities Of Networks: Municipalities And Canadian Climate Change Policy, Christopher D. Gore 2009 Ryerson University

The Limits And Opportunities Of Networks: Municipalities And Canadian Climate Change Policy, Christopher D. Gore

Christopher D Gore

Research on climate change policy and politics has become increasingly focused on the actions and influence of subnational governments. In North America, this attention has been particularly focused on why subnational governments have taken action in the absence of national leadership, what effect action might have on future national climate policy, and whether the collective action of networks of municipal governments are reshaping and challenging the character of national and global climate governance. This paper examines Canadian municipal climate in light of the absence of a comprehensive and effective climate national strategy. The paper considers various reasons why local governments ...


The Small N Methodological Challenges Of Analyzing Regional Integration, Gaspare M. Genna, Philippe DeLombaerde 2009 The University of Texas at El Paso

The Small N Methodological Challenges Of Analyzing Regional Integration, Gaspare M. Genna, Philippe Delombaerde

Gaspare M Genna

As the number of regional integration organizations increases, the attention to case selection in small-N qualitative analysis becomes more necessary in order to avoid selection biases that could produce results with doubtful generalizations. This paper addresses the problem of selecting cases and offers solutions to potential pitfalls in research. First we examine various research designs in qualitative methods and discuss the problems of selecting observations on the dependent variable. We next discuss the operational definition of regions. In order to select from a population of observations, it is important to understand what is and what is not included. Finally, a ...


Justicia Constitucional Y Derechos Humanos En América Latina, Julio Ríos-Figueroa 2009 CIDE

Justicia Constitucional Y Derechos Humanos En América Latina, Julio Ríos-Figueroa

Julio Ríos-Figueroa

¿Qué explica el nivel de protección judicial de los derechos? En América Latina, por ejemplo, mientras la Corte Constitucional de Colombia o la Cuarta sala de la Corte de Costa Rica han sido altamente activas en términos de la protección de derechos, la Corte Suprema de México o el Tribunal Constitucional de Chile no lo han sido. ¿ Por qué, entonces, solo ciertas cortes constitucionales trabajan activamente en la garantía de derechos? En este trabajo se exploran posibles explicaciones del porqué algunas cortes constitucionales defienden más activamente los derechos establecidos en las constituciones que otras. Estas explicaciones se articulas en torno ...


State, Youth And Electoral Violence In Nigeria’S Fourth Republic: The Imperative Of A Nationally Cordinated Youth Empowerment Program, David O. Moveh Mr 2009 Department of Political Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

State, Youth And Electoral Violence In Nigeria’S Fourth Republic: The Imperative Of A Nationally Cordinated Youth Empowerment Program, David O. Moveh Mr

David O Moveh PhD.

One manifestation of Nigeria’s crisis of governance since the advent of civil rule in 1999 is the spate of youth violence that has characterized the electoral process. From the plains up north to the creeks in the south, Nigeria’s electoral process within the past decade has been mired in violence so much as to make mockery of the democratization process. A lot of works (Bangura: 1997, Momoh: 2000, Yau: 2000) have studied how Nigeria’s economic crisis and the attendant structural adjustment programme of the 1980s resulted in the alienation and marginalization of the youth, thereby exacerbating the ...


A Comparative Study Of Globalization And Democratic Consolidation In Ghana And Nigeria (1990-2008), David O. Moveh Mr 2009 Department of Political Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

A Comparative Study Of Globalization And Democratic Consolidation In Ghana And Nigeria (1990-2008), David O. Moveh Mr

David O Moveh PhD.

The implications of globalization for the developing world continue to attract the attention of scholars across the globe; yet, scant attention is paid to the dynamics of its political consequences. This paper is a comparative study of the external linkages and regime trajectories of Ghana and Nigeria; within the period 1990-2008. Evidence gathered on both countries substantiates the propositions that: the more a peripheral state derives huge revenues from commodity export, the more it will be able to exercise a significant degree of independence by resisting external pressure to imbibe liberal democratic values and vice versa. Similarly, the higher a ...


The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde 2009 DePauw University

The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

Mass migration is thought to be a major factor behind the rise of the radical right. But while there clearly is a relationship (particularly in Western Europe), the connection is not as straightforward as is often assumed. Higher levels of immigration in the three regions examined in this report —North America, Western Europe, and Central and Eastern Europe — do not automatically correlate to more votes for radical-right parties.

The success of radical-right parties has been uneven in Europe. Since 1980, there have only been a handful of radical-right parties in Western Europe and in Central and Eastern Europe which have ...


Den Populistiska Radikalhögern: En Patologisk Normalitet, Cas Mudde 2009 DePauw University

Den Populistiska Radikalhögern: En Patologisk Normalitet, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde 2009 DePauw University

The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


The Populist Radical Right: A Pathological Normalcy, Cas Mudde 2009 DePauw University

The Populist Radical Right: A Pathological Normalcy, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

In recent years more and more studies have pointed to the limitations of demand-side explanations of the electoral success of populist radical right parties. They argue that supply-side factors need to be included as well. While previous authors have made these claims on the basis of purely empirical arguments, this article provides a (meta)theoretical argumentation for the importance of supply-side explanations. It takes issue with the dominant view on the populist radical right, which considers it to be alien to mainstream values in contemporary western democracies – the ‘normal pathology thesis’. Instead, it argues that the populist radical right should ...


How The Eu's Legal System Does And Does Not Work, Alec Stone Sweet 2009 Yale Law School

How The Eu's Legal System Does And Does Not Work, Alec Stone Sweet

Alec Stone Sweet

No abstract provided.


Turkey's Rising Role In Africa, Mehmet OZKAN 2009 Turkish National Police Academy

Turkey's Rising Role In Africa, Mehmet Ozkan

Mehmet OZKAN

No abstract provided.


Cemil Aydin, The Politics Of Anti-Westernism In Asia, Visions Of World Order In Pan-Islamic And Pan-Asian Thoughts, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007, 299 Pp), Mehmet OZKAN 2009 Turkish National Police Academy

Cemil Aydin, The Politics Of Anti-Westernism In Asia, Visions Of World Order In Pan-Islamic And Pan-Asian Thoughts, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007, 299 Pp), Mehmet Ozkan

Mehmet OZKAN

No abstract provided.


Turkey's Darfur Policy: Convergences And Differentiations From The Muslim World (With Birol Akgun), Mehmet OZKAN 2009 Turkish National Police Academy

Turkey's Darfur Policy: Convergences And Differentiations From The Muslim World (With Birol Akgun), Mehmet Ozkan

Mehmet OZKAN

No abstract provided.


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