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201013 Obiter Dicta: The Cruelest Month 2010, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

201013 Obiter Dicta: The Cruelest Month 2010, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

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201012 Obiter Dicta: The Dry Bones Of April 2010, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

201012 Obiter Dicta: The Dry Bones Of April 2010, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

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Richard Jackson And Neil Howe: The Graying Of The Great Powers: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

Richard Jackson And Neil Howe: The Graying Of The Great Powers: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Why will religious conflict become an even more serious global problem? Why are the 2020s likely to emerge as the decade of maximum geopolitical danger for the developed world? Why is a “youth echo boom” likely to be a problem during that period? What light is shed on the situation by the “power transition” theories of global conflict? What chronic shortages are likely to be faced by aging develop countries? What will render many developed countries “permanent free riders on their allies?”


201011 Obiter Dicta: Rustles Of Spring 2010, Steven Samson 2010 Liberty University

201011 Obiter Dicta: Rustles Of Spring 2010, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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201011 Obiter Dicta: Rustles Of Spring 2010, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

201011 Obiter Dicta: Rustles Of Spring 2010, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Marx And Morality: An Impossible Synthesis?, Harry van der Linden 2010 Butler University

Marx And Morality: An Impossible Synthesis?, Harry Van Der Linden

Harry van der Linden

A discussion of Allen E. Buchanan, Marx and Justice (Totowa: Rowman and Littlefield, 1982); Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, and Thomas Scanlon, eds., Marx. Justice. and History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980); and Kai Nielsen and Steven C. Patten, eds., Marx and Morality, Supplementary Volume VII of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy (Guelph: Canadian Association for Publishing in Philosophy, 1981).


“It’S Only A Theory": Science, Religion And Attitudes Toward Evolution, Linda A. Lockett 2010 College of Southern Nevada

“It’S Only A Theory": Science, Religion And Attitudes Toward Evolution, Linda A. Lockett

Political Science Faculty Publications

The controversy over evolution is a long standing one in American politics. The issue is often depicted as a conflict between science and religion. In this paper the effects of confidence in science and confidence in religion on attitudes toward human evolution are estimated. Bivariate analysis shows that confidence in science is positively related to belief in human evolution, while confidence in religion has a negative relationship. However, these effects become very weak when controls for religious beliefs and affiliation are imposed. Religious variables, rather than attitudes toward science, seem to be the main sources of attitudes toward evolution.


Opinion Polls And Presidential Campaign In Colombia, Fernando Estrada 2010 SelectedWorks

Opinion Polls And Presidential Campaign In Colombia, Fernando Estrada

Fernando Estrada

The polls, these surveys do not withstand any rigorous testing. And contrary to expand the formation of public opinion, impaired. To overcome this defect should propose means fewer surveys and more discussions. Presidential campaigns should seek democratic enlargement, and a less massive media exposure to foot the surveys. Simplify


Twitter Data Stream: Nuclear Arms Treaty, G. R. Boynton 2010 University of Iowa

Twitter Data Stream: Nuclear Arms Treaty, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:21 AM EDT Friday, March 26, 2010

President Obama and Russia President Dmitry Medvedev sealed a new nuclear arms reduction treaty during a phone call this morning, committing the two nations to a significant new reduction of the strategic missiles each side has deployed, U.S.


Twitter Data Stream: Senator Ted Kennedy, G. R. Boynton 2010 University of Iowa

Twitter Data Stream: Senator Ted Kennedy, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton

Twitter data stream collected following the announcement that Senator Ted Kennedy died late evening August 25, 2009. A second search for "Ted Kennedy" was started later and had 55,165 total messages. A third search for "#tedkennedy" was started on August 29 and had 1904 total messages. All searches ended at the same time


The Polish Party In Crisis, 1980-1982, David S. Mason 2010 Butler University

The Polish Party In Crisis, 1980-1982, David S. Mason

David S. Mason

Over the last three years, the Polish United Workers' Party has suffered a major crisis, the most substantial crisis of any Communist party in any Communist party state. The disintegration of the party was at least partly responsible for both the development of Solidarity in the summer of 1980 and the imposition of martial law in December 1981. The lack of trust in the party and its authoritarian and unrepresentative character led the workers to demand an institution more responsive to their own needs. But the growth of Solidarity during 1981 and the continuing disintegration and fragmentation of the party ...


Attitudes Toward The Market And Political Participation In The Postcommunist States, David S. Mason 2010 Butler University

Attitudes Toward The Market And Political Participation In The Postcommunist States, David S. Mason

David S. Mason

In the aftermath of the anti-communist revolutions of 1989-1991, the new governments in eastern Europe faced the herculean task of attempting simultaneously to build market economies and democratic political institutions. Though capitalism and democracy are often considered to be natural allies, in the cases of these new states they sometimes pull against each other.


Public Opinion And The 1996 Elections In Russia: Nostalgic And Statist, Yet Pro-Market And Pro-Yeltsin, David S. Mason 2010 Butler University

Public Opinion And The 1996 Elections In Russia: Nostalgic And Statist, Yet Pro-Market And Pro-Yeltsin, David S. Mason

David S. Mason

Between 1991 and 1996 Russia underwent a precipitous economic and social decline with decreases in production, gross national product, and wages, and increases in inequality, crime, and corruption. Most people experienced a decline in their standard of living, and many fondly recalled the security and stability of the communist era.


David Gress: From Plato To Nato Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

David Gress: From Plato To Nato Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Besides being an essay on the concept of the West and the teaching of western civilization, this is a critique of what M. Stanton Evans called “the liberal history lesson” and what David Gress calls “the Grand Narrative.” The ironic title of the book (see page 1) may refer to a 1984 BBC radio series, later published as From Plato to NATO: Studies on Political Thought (1995), by the late British journalist and BBC announcer Brian Redhead. In preparing this study, Dr. Gress acknowledges the influence of Ernest Gellner’s The Conditions of Liberty, Paul Rahe’s Republics Ancient and ...


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

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

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected after Obama decided to have a summit of Republican and Democratic members of congress to discuss health reform legislation. He wanted both sides to get together.


Das Conversas, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Das Conversas, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Sobre a Conversa, os discursos, o auto-biográfico, as (in)sinceridades, os géneros...


Trading Democracy For Security? The Effects Of The International Drug War On The Quality Of Democracy In The Dominican Republic, 1996 -2008, Leah H. Blumenfeld 2010 Florida International University

Trading Democracy For Security? The Effects Of The International Drug War On The Quality Of Democracy In The Dominican Republic, 1996 -2008, Leah H. Blumenfeld

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the research is to study the relationship between international drug interdiction policies and domestic politics in fragile democracies, and to demonstrate how international drug control policies and the use of force fit the rhetoric of war, are legitimized by the principles of a just war, but may also cause collateral damage and negative unintended consequences. The method used is a case study of the Dominican Republic. The research has found that international drug control regimes, primarily led by the U.S. and narrowly focused on interdiction, have influenced an increasingly militarized approach to domestic law enforcement in ...


Stalemate And Apathy In Poland, David S. Mason 2010 Butler University

Stalemate And Apathy In Poland, David S. Mason

David S. Mason

Focuses on the leadership of Polish Prime Minister General Wojciech Jaruzelski during the 1980s. Claims made by the leader's camp of the degree of stability and normalization achieved by the country in 1981; Issues of democracy, political participation and justice raised by the Solidarity party.


Perestroyka, Social Justice And Soviet Public Opinion, David S. Mason, Svetlana Sydorenko 2010 Butler University

Perestroyka, Social Justice And Soviet Public Opinion, David S. Mason, Svetlana Sydorenko

David S. Mason

Examines Mikhail Gorbachev's perspective of social justice that points to the unfairness of slothful workers' receiving the same pay as productive fellow workers. Focus on egalitarian version of social justice; Large number of people at bottom of social ladder; Justice in communist ideology; Aspects of the debate; Public opinion and social justice; Political justice or market justice?


Public Opinion Reform In China, David S. Mason, Ken Colburn 2010 Butler University

Public Opinion Reform In China, David S. Mason, Ken Colburn

David S. Mason

As the People's Republic of China shifts toward a more market-oriented economic system, it has also begun exploring another Western institution: scientific public opinion polling. As Yang Guansan, one of China's leading pollsters, said recently in the Beijing Review: "Only five or six years ago, the public opinion poll was considered to be a 'bourgeois' or 'capitalist' method of social survey ... Now the taboo has been swept away in the strong tide of reform, which is challenging all of China's traditions, stereotypes and prejudices."


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