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Democratic Triumph, Scholarly Pessimism, Bruce Gilley 2010 Portland State University

Democratic Triumph, Scholarly Pessimism, Bruce Gilley

Political Science Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article discusses how the democratic form of government has gone from an oddity to the most common form of government in the world. The written works on democracy in the past twenty years have dealt primarily with the writers' growing sense of insecurity, the belief that history runs in cycles, and the belief that democracy will run its course and the world will find itself returned to an authoritarian existence. Samuel P. Huntington expressed his pessimism with democracy in his book "The Third Wave." Huntington believes that only countries with a substantial Western influence will be able to sustain ...


Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy, Peter McLaren 2010 Chapman University

Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy, Peter Mclaren

Education Faculty Articles and Research

"Since the mid-1990s, the focus of my work has shifted discernibly, if not dramatically, from a preoccupation with poststructuralist analyses of popular culture, in which I attempted to deploy contrapuntally critical pedagogy, neo- Marxist critique and cultural analysis, to a revolutionary Marxist humanist perspective. My focus shifted away from the politics of representation and its affiliative liaison with identity production and turned towards the role of finance capital and the social relations of production. Against a utopian theory of entrepreneurial individuality and agency backed by a voluntarism unburdened by history, I came to see the necessity of transforming the very ...


The Obama Effect On American Discourse About Racial Identity: Dreams From My Father (And Mother), Barack Obama's Search For Self, Suzanne W. Jones 2010 University of Richmond

The Obama Effect On American Discourse About Racial Identity: Dreams From My Father (And Mother), Barack Obama's Search For Self, Suzanne W. Jones

English Faculty Publications

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Joseph Curl reported that the Obama organization "would not answer when asked why the biracial candidate calls himself black," replying only that the question didn't "seem especially topical." Biracial ancestry and racial identity are still sensitive subjects in the United States, not suitable for sound bites. But they are perfect topics for the introspective musings of an autobiography, and Barack Obama must have thought he had answered this question in depth in Dreams from My Father (1995). In his introduction, Obama hesitates to use the term "autobiography" because it connotes, he says, "a certain ...


Habeas Corpus In The Age Of Guantánamo, Cary Federman 2010 Montclair State University

Habeas Corpus In The Age Of Guantánamo, Cary Federman

Department of Justice Studies Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The purpose of the article is to examine the meaning of habeas corpus in the age of the war on terror and the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay. Since the war on terror was declared in 2001, the writ has been invoked from quarters not normally considered within the federal courts’ domain. In this article, I set out to do two things: first, I provide an overview of the writ’s history in the United States and explain its connection to federalism and unlawful executive detention. I then set out to bridge the two meanings of habeas corpus. Second, then ...


Proceedings: Seminar On Canada-Us Border Management Policy Issues April 12, 2010, Border Policy Research Institute 2010 Western Washington University

Proceedings: Seminar On Canada-Us Border Management Policy Issues April 12, 2010, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

Much has been said and written in recent years about the need to develop effective border policies that integrate trade and security. Though the problem of expediting cross border commerce and travel pre-dates 9/11, it has taken on a new urgency because of concerns that a more robust North American security paradigm increases the costs of trade and therefore imperils North American competitiveness. These concerns have become especially prominent in the aftermath of the 2008 recession.


An Update On Congestion Pricing Options For Southbound Freight At The Pacific Highway Crossing, Mark (Mark Christopher) Springer 2010 Western Washington University

An Update On Congestion Pricing Options For Southbound Freight At The Pacific Highway Crossing, Mark (Mark Christopher) Springer

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

As discussed in detail in Roelofs and Springer (2007), “congestion pricing” involves charging users a variable price for the use of transportation facilities: increased congestion leads to a higher price, while the price of the facilities declines when overall usage decreases. In the broadest sense, the rationale behind such an approach is to best allocate the scarce resource of transportation capacity. Congestion pricing therefore treats transportation capacity as simply another type of “good” to be purchased by the individual. As with oranges or lumber, an increase in demand or a decrease in supply results in rising prices, while a decrease ...


'Breaking Points,' But No 'Broken' Border: Stakeholders Evaluate Border Issues In The Pacific Northwest Region, Victor A. Konrad 2010 Western Washington University

'Breaking Points,' But No 'Broken' Border: Stakeholders Evaluate Border Issues In The Pacific Northwest Region, Victor A. Konrad

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

At the beginning of the 21st century, as global flows emanate from North America and from all around the world to stream across our continent in every direction, the enhanced border between Canada and the United States of America appears strangely enigmatic. Due to the immense pressure on the one hand to step up security, and the almost equally strong imperative on the other to expedite crossing, the border has been re-invented to enable the rapid crossing of some goods and services, and some people (Konrad and Nicol, 2008; Brunet-Jailly, 2007).


Geographic And Temporal Variations In Freight Costs For U.S. Imports From Canada: Measurement And Analysis, Steven Globerman, Paul Storer 2010 Western Washington University

Geographic And Temporal Variations In Freight Costs For U.S. Imports From Canada: Measurement And Analysis, Steven Globerman, Paul Storer

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

In recent years, private sector managers in both Canada and the United States have expressed concerns about a “thickening” of the Canada-U.S. border with resulting adverse consequences for continued integration of the North American economy and, more specifically, for Canada-U.S. trade. Several factors have been identified as particularly relevant contributors to higher costs associated with bilateral trade. They include more frequent and closer inspection of goods crossing the border owing to stricter health and safety regulations and heightened security against acts of terrorism. The added delays and uncertainties imposed upon commercial shipments, particularly from Canada to the U ...


Whti, The Recession, And Cross-Border Travel, Border Policy Research Institute 2010 Western Washington University

Whti, The Recession, And Cross-Border Travel, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

A year has passed since final implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI, the so-called passport law), and almost two years have passed since the economic “meltdown” of late 2008. Each of these events would be expected to have an impact on cross-border travel. This article looks at recent cross-border travel trends, seeking to understand the impacts attributable to the two events. While our usual focus is the Canada – US border, trends at the Mexico – US border are also examined here, as the two borders have exhibited differing patterns in recent years, and the differences are instructive.


Border Barometer 2010, Border Policy Research Institute, University of Buffalo Regional Institute 2010 Western Washington University

Border Barometer 2010, Border Policy Research Institute, University Of Buffalo Regional Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

Developed through a partnership of the Border Policy Research Institute of Western Washington University and University at Buffalo Regional Institute, the Border Barometer is a tool that provides a U.S. perspective on northern border performance. It seeks to provide researchers, policymakers and other interested parties with a better understanding of economic conditions and trends along the entire border and at individual ports of entry.


2009 International Mobility & Trade Corridor Project (Imtc) Commercial Vehicle Operations Survey: Final Report, Border Policy Research Institute 2010 Western Washington University

2009 International Mobility & Trade Corridor Project (Imtc) Commercial Vehicle Operations Survey: Final Report, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The 2009 International Mobility & Trade Corridor Project (IMTC) Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) Survey took place in June, 2009. This project was identified by IMTC participants in order to periodically evaluate CVO at the Cascade Gateway's three ports-of-entry as a priority for informing regional investment strategies, and to analyze the impacts of changes to road and inspeciton systems.


How Dhs Might Address The Mission Of Trade Facilitation, Border Policy Research Institute 2010 Western Washington University

How Dhs Might Address The Mission Of Trade Facilitation, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

In the post-9/11 era, businesses engaged in cross-border commerce have persistently said that “security has trumped trade” to an extent that is damaging to our integrated North American economy. This refrain has grown louder in the aftermath of the deep economic recession that began two years ago. Recent reports from academia, think-tanks, and the private sector have urgently called for new efforts to facilitate crossborder trade in order to preserve our competitiveness within the global economy, and thus preserve our way of life.


Atlas Of The Land Entry Ports On The Canada-Us Border, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson, Bryant Hammond, Kathlleen Mintz 2010 Western Washington University

Atlas Of The Land Entry Ports On The Canada-Us Border, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson, Bryant Hammond, Kathlleen Mintz

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

This atlas identifies the names and locations of all legal land crossing points along the Canada – U.S. border. We omit portsof-entry that are considered “land” ports by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and/or U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) but that are actually served by boat (e.g., the ferry landing at Anacortes, WA). Each depicted point is one at which a vehicle can directly travel by road (or railroad) from U.S. to Canadian soil. There are 146 in all, of which 26 are rail lines and 120 are roadways (19 bridges, 1 tunnel, and ...


Atlas Of Land Entry Ports On The Us-Mexico Border, Austin Rose, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson 2010 Western Washington University

Atlas Of Land Entry Ports On The Us-Mexico Border, Austin Rose, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

This atlas shows the names and locations of all legal land crossing points along the U.S. – Mexico border. Each depicted point is one at which a vehicle can travel by road (or railroad) from U.S. to Mexican soil. There are 52 in all, of which 8 are rail lines, 43 are roadways (24 bridges, 2 dams, and 17 roads), and 1 is a ferry. For record-keeping purposes, USCBP groups the 52 crossings into 26 ports-of-entry (POEs), with data from a set of neighboring crossings aggregated under the name of a “master” POE.


Lost And Found, April Grube 2010 Andrews University

Lost And Found, April Grube

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


China And Brazil: Potential Allies Or Just Brics In The Wall?, Anthony Petros Spanakos 2010 Montclair State University

China And Brazil: Potential Allies Or Just Brics In The Wall?, Anthony Petros Spanakos

Department of Political Science and Law Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Brazil is an increasingly important actor in global governance and for China specifically. Sino-Brazilian relations have deepened considerably but they remain concentrated in areas of trade and investment. There is also considerable overlap in interests between the two countries in other areas, such as diplomatic and political relations. At the same time, China must manage carefully important differences that exist over the enlargement of the UN and the potential challenge to the Brazilian industry.


Twitter Data Stream: Obama Afghanistan, G. R. Boynton 2010 University of Iowa

Twitter Data Stream: Obama Afghanistan, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the announcement that Obama had rejected sending more troops into Afghanistan.

A second search for "obama afghan" was started on December 6, 2009 at 2:15 p.m. CST.

Both searches were ended at the same time. The 2nd search had 4367 total messages.


Wilhelm Roepke: Robbing Peter To Pay Paul Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

Wilhelm Roepke: Robbing Peter To Pay Paul Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


201023 Obiter Dicta: September Via Late August 2010, Steven Samson 2010 Liberty University

201023 Obiter Dicta: September Via Late August 2010, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


American Constitutional History: Selected Bibliography, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

American Constitutional History: Selected Bibliography, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


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