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Transnational Political Participation Among Diasporic Migrants, Amanda Hanlin 2010 Wayne State University

Transnational Political Participation Among Diasporic Migrants, Amanda Hanlin

Wayne State University Dissertations

Contemporary migrants participate in a variety of dual social, political, and economic processes. Sending and receiving states overtly encourage transnational practices when they allow migrants to maintain homeland citizenship regardless of their citizenship status in their receiving communities. Yet, we know little about migrants' ability to enact their citizenship and their propensity to participate in sending and receiving state networks and structures. We know also that diasporas experience and shape transnational spaces differently than other migrants, but we have much to learn about what influences a diaspora's desire and ability to maintain a political affiliation with their homeland and ...


The Art Of Collaboration: Interlocal Collaboration In The Provision Of Fire Services In The Metropolitan Detroit Area, William David Hatley 2010 Wayne State University

The Art Of Collaboration: Interlocal Collaboration In The Provision Of Fire Services In The Metropolitan Detroit Area, William David Hatley

Wayne State University Dissertations

Metropolitan regions have emerged in the United States as important economic units with numerous small local governments each providing various public services. The movement toward city-county consolidation has frequently been defeated at the polls. Frederickson (1999) argues that metropolitan areas have become so fragmented in their approach to service delivery that they constitute what he describes as a "disarticulated state", characterized by the declining salience of jurisdiction, the fuzziness of borders and an erosion of the capacity of the local jurisdiction to contain and, thereby, manage complex social, economic and political issues. Feiock (2009) contends that much of the urban ...


The Civic Engagement Of Latino Immigrants In The United States, Cristina Michele Tucker 2010 Wayne State University

The Civic Engagement Of Latino Immigrants In The United States, Cristina Michele Tucker

Wayne State University Dissertations

This study employs acculturation and civic engagement theories to explain the incorporation and engagement of Latino immigrants in American society by examining how demographic characteristics, socioeconomic factors, and characteristics of the immigrant experience, as moderated by acculturation and trust in government influence their civic engagement.

The core component of the study is a secondary data analysis of the 2006 Latino National Survey (Fraga et al., 2008). The study shows that some of the strongest predictors of civic engagement in the Latino immigrant community are citizenship, length of residence in the United States, level of education, household income, age, country of ...


Citizens For Peace Activities And Accomplishments 2009, Ann Abdoo 2010 none

Citizens For Peace Activities And Accomplishments 2009, Ann Abdoo

Citizens for Peace

No abstract provided.


Prize Winning Essays - 2010, Ann Abdoo 2010 none

Prize Winning Essays - 2010, Ann Abdoo

Citizens for Peace

To promote The Season of Nonviolence, Citizens for Peace once again sponsored an essay contest for Michigan high school and college students. Their essays had to address the topic "Peaceful Relationships through Active Nonviolence." Each winner was given the opportunity to read their essay at The Season for Nonviolence celebration on April 13, 2010. Both high school and college awards were $250, $100, and $50 each for first, second and third place.

The Season for Nonviolence began in 1998 when it was inaugurated at the United Nations. It was co-founded by the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and The ...


Women's Leadership And Third-Wave Feminism, Kathleen P. Iannello 2010 Gettysburg College

Women's Leadership And Third-Wave Feminism, Kathleen P. Iannello

Political Science Faculty Publications

Leadership is a term that women strive to claim as their own. Whether in the halls of Congress, the corporate boardroom, or the privacy of the home, women’s leadership challenges traditional notions of the concept. Throughout the ages images of leadership feature men in uniform and men in positions of power, whether it be military, government, or market. The traditional view of leaders is imbued with male images of “heroes,” who issue orders, lead the troops—save the day. But leadership has another face. It is the face of Abigail Adams admonishing her husband to “Remember the Ladies” in ...


Margaret Chase Smith Essay, David Richards, Chelsea Bernard, Terrance H. Walsh, Stacy Sullivan 2010 Margaret Chase Smith Library

Margaret Chase Smith Essay, David Richards, Chelsea Bernard, Terrance H. Walsh, Stacy Sullivan

Maine Policy Review

Each year, the Margaret Chase Smith Library sponsors an essay contest for Maine high school seniors. The essay prompt for the 2009 contest was tied to a quote from Sen. Smith not to fear the inevitability of change. Essayists were asked to respond to the question, “What changes do you think the new administration will need to make, and we the people embrace, to reform American society?” Featured here are the three prize-winning essays.


Decentralization, Governance, And The Structure Of Local Political Institutions: Lessons For Reform?, Charles R. Hankla, William M. Downs 2010 Georgia State University

Decentralization, Governance, And The Structure Of Local Political Institutions: Lessons For Reform?, Charles R. Hankla, William M. Downs

Political Science Faculty Publications

Many governments are devolving power to elected local councils, hoping to improve service delivery and citizen representation by bringing officials closer to the people. While these decentralization reforms hold the promise of improved governance, they also present national and sub-national leaders with a complex array of options about how to structure newly empowered local political institutions. This article draws on cross-national experience and the latest research to identify the trade-offs inherent in structuring local political institutions. The study’s specific interest is in the impact of strong, locally elected councils on governance and representation. Proceeding from an empirical basis that ...


Energy And Security, John S. Duffield 2010 Georgia State University

Energy And Security, John S. Duffield

Political Science Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Science Of Interpersonal Trust, Randy Borum 2010 University of South Florida

The Science Of Interpersonal Trust, Randy Borum

Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Understanding Terrorist Psychology, Randy Borum 2010 University of South Florida

Understanding Terrorist Psychology, Randy Borum

Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The U.S. Strategic Imperative Must Shift From Iraq/Afghanistan To Mexico/The Americas And The Stabilization Of Europe, Robert J. Bunker 2010 Claremont Graduate University

The U.S. Strategic Imperative Must Shift From Iraq/Afghanistan To Mexico/The Americas And The Stabilization Of Europe, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


The Ugly Truth: Insurgencies Are Brutal, Robert J. Bunker 2010 Claremont Graduate University

The Ugly Truth: Insurgencies Are Brutal, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

The intent of this short essay is to move past the hype, rhetoric, and passions of the moment and get to the core of the issue at hand. The ugly truth has nothing to do with who released the documents, why they were released, or even what political outcomes and potential policy fallout will occur after the dust settles. The core issue at hand is that insurgencies, by their very nature, are inherently brutal. This point was recently driven home after doing a considerable amount of research and reflection on issues pertaining to insurgent use of targeted killing, via both ...


Can Joe The Plumber Support Redistribution - Law, Social Preferences, And Sustainable Policy Design, Gillian Lester 2010 Berkeley Law

Can Joe The Plumber Support Redistribution - Law, Social Preferences, And Sustainable Policy Design, Gillian Lester

Faculty Scholarship

This article explores how to build political support for law reform designed to achieve economic redistribution. Specifically, I analyze and compare reforms that aim to redistribute by targeting benefits at low-income individuals through an income or means test, versus those that emphasize "universal" allocation of benefits, not conditioned on poverty. I argue that notwithstanding that we should expect universal provision (by definition) to achieve less redistribution than means testing, universalist policies ultimately may be more effective in achieving this goal because they are likely to be more politically durable, and-more intriguingly-to create social conditions that increase toleration for redistribution. I ...


The Politics Of Higher Education And The Student Presidency, Regina Royan 2010 Eastern Michigan University

The Politics Of Higher Education And The Student Presidency, Regina Royan

Senior Honors Theses

The student body president is an advocate, spokesperson, figurehead and leader. The student presidency is a role that few get to experience and many do not understand. I have found that in my four years involved with student government at Eastern Michigan University and my recent interviews with several other student body presidents across the state that the power associated with an administration can vary greatly, but the nature of the office remains intact. Attempts were made to interview each of the student body presidents at the fifteen state sponsored universities in the state of Michigan. These student body presidents ...


Essay: Curing A Monumental Error: The Presumptive Unconstitutionality Of Ten Commandment Displays, Peter Irons 2010 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Essay: Curing A Monumental Error: The Presumptive Unconstitutionality Of Ten Commandment Displays, Peter Irons

Oklahoma Law Review

No abstract provided.


Diy Media: Movement Perspectives On Critical Moments, Produced By Mark Read. A Dvd Series From Deep Dish Tv (1988-2010), Martin Wallace 2010 University of Maine - Main

Diy Media: Movement Perspectives On Critical Moments, Produced By Mark Read. A Dvd Series From Deep Dish Tv (1988-2010), Martin Wallace

Library Staff Publications

This is part one of a two-part review of the DVD Series DIY Media: Movement Perspectives on Critical Moments, produced by Mark Read. This part of the review covers the following parts of the video series: Expression = Life – ACT UP, Video, and the AIDS Crisis; Many Yeses, One No – Confronting Corporate Globalization; and Resistencia Y Solidaridad – El Salvador, Colombia, and the U.S. Solidarity Movement. Both the technical quality of the series and its content are reviewed. The second part of this review, covering other parts of the series, was written by another reviewer and is not included here.


Economic Crises And The Changing Influence Of The Irish Congress Of Trade Unions On Public Policy, John Hogan 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Economic Crises And The Changing Influence Of The Irish Congress Of Trade Unions On Public Policy, John Hogan

Books/Book Chapters

This chapter examines the dramatic changes in the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ (ICTU) influence over public policy during the latter half of the twentieth century. The chapter focuses upon the impact economic crises have had on the ICTU’s role in policy-making. The chapter concentrates, in particular, upon four periods, the late 1950s, 1970, the early 1980s and 1987, when the ICTU found its influence over public policy radically transformed. By the late 1950s the trade union movement was invited into the policy-making process by a government desperate to revive a sclerotic economy. During the following decade the ICTU ...


Russia's Natural Gas: The Strategy And The State Behind It, Stephen Buryk 2010 Lehigh University

Russia's Natural Gas: The Strategy And The State Behind It, Stephen Buryk

Donald T. Campbell Social Science Research Prize

No abstract provided.


I Know What You Did Last Summer: The Ballot Initiative And Voter Turnout, Shayne Henry 2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

I Know What You Did Last Summer: The Ballot Initiative And Voter Turnout, Shayne Henry

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

“Know Thy Neighbor,” a public interest group established in 2005, has grabbed headlines in recent years for making public (or threatening to make public) the names of hundreds of thousands of registered voters who signed petitions qualifying anti-gay rights measures for state general election ballots in Massachusetts, Florida, Arkansas, Oregon, and Washington. These names, together with the mailing addresses, birthdates, and dates of signature for each signer, have long been public information in most states, but never before have they been put into a format (i.e., searchable, online databases) making them easy to access and analyze. In this pilot ...


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