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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."


Romanian Autonomy And Arms Control Policies, David Mason 2010 Butler University

Romanian Autonomy And Arms Control Policies, David Mason

David S. Mason

Romania has proved to be an interesting case study of the limits of autonomy within the Soviet bloc. Romania's foreign policy has become increasingly independent of Soviet dictates over the last fifteen years, while domestic controls have remained as rigid as any in Eastern Europe.


The Birds And The Bees: Sex And Personnel Security, Editor 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The Birds And The Bees: Sex And Personnel Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses gender identity and sexual activity as they relate to security personnel in the context of espionage.


El Choque De Ignorancias- Samuel Huntington, Hasan Turk 2010 Universidad de Antioquia

El Choque De Ignorancias- Samuel Huntington, Hasan Turk

Hasan Turk Mg.

No abstract provided.


Jack Rakove: Europe’S Floundering Fathers Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

Jack Rakove: Europe’S Floundering Fathers Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Peterson And Rasmussen: State And Local Politics Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

Peterson And Rasmussen: State And Local Politics Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


A Study Guide To The Federalist: Selections 1977-1997, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

A Study Guide To The Federalist: Selections 1977-1997, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Brian P. Janiskee And Ken Masugi: Democracy In California Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

Brian P. Janiskee And Ken Masugi: Democracy In California Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Reconstruction Of Concept Of Paradigm In Thomas S. Kuhn, Fernando Estrada 2010 SelectedWorks

Reconstruction Of Concept Of Paradigm In Thomas S. Kuhn, Fernando Estrada

Fernando Estrada

This article aims to discuss an evaluation of the concept of paradigm of T. Kuhn in his representative work: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions ERC, [Ku96] and the complementary version by W. Stegmüller, Structure and dynamics of theories EDT, [Steg83]. This refined interpretation of the concept of paradigm allows for a more complete set of central Kuhnian concept.


Sarah Palin Did What? The Importance Of Redundancy, G. R. Boynton 2010 University of Iowa

Sarah Palin Did What? The Importance Of Redundancy, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton

It was but a drop in a roiling stream of 50 million messages a day. Three hundred and sixty seven times the word went out: "Sarah Palin Crossed Border For Canadian Health Care: http://bit.ly/cRRdAU". From time to time the basic messages was either adapted slightly or augmented with commentary by the tweeter, but the basic message was always the same. While living in Alaska Sarah Palin had regularly crossed into Canada for healthcare.

Why more than once? The same question could be asked about all communication utilizing Twitter. The Twitter stream is full of repetition. A power ...


Why Terrorism? Whose Terror?, Editor 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Why Terrorism? Whose Terror?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author considers terrorism as a competitor for the legally constituted authority and power of governments.


Ewan, A. Early (Sc 2427), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ewan, A. Early (Sc 2427), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2427. Letter from A. Early Ewan, Warren County, Kentucky county agriculture extension agent, to members of the Warren County Corn-Hog Production Control Association relating information about contracts to limit production of the commodities mentioned.


Democracy In Dangerous Places: Colombia. Vote With Paramilitary Preferences, Fernando Estrada 2010 SelectedWorks

Democracy In Dangerous Places: Colombia. Vote With Paramilitary Preferences, Fernando Estrada

Fernando Estrada

This paper discusses the problem of paramilitary violence in Colombia and its effects on democracy. The elections were part of the purpose of self defense and constituted a disguised form to retain its drug trafficking economy. The impacts on institutional technology have been negative: representative democracy, the electoral system and voting, they were not the same. With paramilitary violence changed the electoral map in areas contested by the traditional political parties. Voting with paramilitary preferences mean the biggest challenge is constitutional democracy in Colombia.


International Soft Law, Andrew T. Guzman, Timothy L. Meyer 2010 University of Georgia School of Law

International Soft Law, Andrew T. Guzman, Timothy L. Meyer

Timothy Meyer

Although the concept of soft law has existed for years, scholars have not reached consensus on why states use soft law or even whether “soft law” is a meaningful analytic category. In part, this confusion reflects a deep diversity both in the types of international agreements that states employ, and in the strategic situations that produce these agreements. In this paper, we advance four complementary explanations for why states use soft law. Our explanations account for a much broader range of state behavior than the existing literature is able to explain.

First, and least significantly, states may use soft law ...


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