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A Necessary Social Evil: The Indispensability Of The Shareholder Value Corporation, Marc T. Moore Apr 2017

A Necessary Social Evil: The Indispensability Of The Shareholder Value Corporation, Marc T. Moore

Seattle University Law Review

This symposium article critically evaluates the developing Post-Shareholder-Value (PSV) paradigm in corporate governance scholarship and practice with particular reference to Professor Colin Mayer’s influential theory of the corporation as a unique, long-term “commitment device.” The article’s positive claim is that, while evolving PSV institutional mechanisms such as benefit corporations and dual-class share structures are generally encouraging from a social perspective, there is cause for skepticism about their capacity to become anything more than a niche or peripheral feature of the U.S. public corporations landscape. This is because such measures, despite their apparent reformist potential, are still ultimately ...


Retroactive Definitions: The Problem With The Traditional Marriage Argument, Atticus Garrison Apr 2017

Retroactive Definitions: The Problem With The Traditional Marriage Argument, Atticus Garrison

Religion: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Words often change meaning over time. For example, until the 1960s, the word “gay” meant “Light-hearted and carefree” or “Brightly coloured; showy”.[1] But after the 1960’s, the definition of “gay” drastically changed, to meaning a “homosexual.”[2]When you're with the Flintstones, Have a yabba dabba-do time A dabba-do time, We'll have a gay old time!”[3] This means that when we look at the theme song for the classic cartoon The Flinstones, we should not apply our definition of what gay means to how it is used in the theme song. Definitions of marriage work ...


Obituaries Mar 2017

Obituaries

Colby Magazine

No abstract provided.


Rights And Queues: On Distributive Contests In The Modern State, Katharine G. Young Mar 2017

Rights And Queues: On Distributive Contests In The Modern State, Katharine G. Young

Katharine G. Young

Two legal concepts have become fundamental to questions of resource allocation in the modern state: rights and queues. As rights are increasingly recognized in areas such as housing, health care, or immigration law, so too are queues used to administer access to the goods, services, or opportunities that realize such rights, especially in conditions of scarcity. This Article is the first to analyze the concept of queues (or temporal waiting lines or lists) and their ambivalent, interdependent relation with rights. After showing the conceptual tension between rights and queues, the Article argues that queues and “queue talk” present a unique ...


A Stained Glass Ceiling? Mitt Romney And Mormonism, David E. Campbell Mar 2017

A Stained Glass Ceiling? Mitt Romney And Mormonism, David E. Campbell

Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

Did Mitt Romney’s religion—Mormonism—help or hurt him in his campaigns for the presidency? While Romney’s religious affiliation was generally viewed as an electoral liability, Americans’ ambivalence about Mormons presented the possibility that, depending on framing, it could be neutralized or could perhaps even become a political asset. Survey experiments during both Romney’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns suggest that although Romney’s religion was a detriment when he ran the first time, it had largely ceased to be an issue in 2012. Although Mormonism did not have much effect on Romney’s performance at the polls ...


What Is (Accounting) History?, Michael J. Gaffikin Mar 2017

What Is (Accounting) History?, Michael J. Gaffikin

Michael Gaffikin

I am grateful for the invitation to present this paper to you today. I have had a long association with Victoria University and as an undergraduate here I was introduced to the fathers of history - Herodotus and Thucydides. Unfortunately, although I had to read their main works, at the time I remained oblivious to their full significance, namely, that they represent two extremes of historiography that have remained throughout the history of history - two approaches to how history is created and written. These themes are the background for this paper. However, before I go any further I want to make ...


Regulation As Accounting Theory, M. Gaffikin Mar 2017

Regulation As Accounting Theory, M. Gaffikin

Michael Gaffikin

Over the years there have been many arguments and debates over the necessity for regulation. Those who believe in the efficacy of markets argue that regulation is not necessary as market forces will operate to best serve society and optimise the allocation of resources. However, there are many who point out that markets do not always operate in the best interests of societies so some form of intervention in the form of regulation is necessary. This is obvious in many aspects of society. For example, if there were no road rules for drivers chaos would result on the roads. If ...


Accounting Theory And Practice: The Ethical Dimension, M. Gaffikin Mar 2017

Accounting Theory And Practice: The Ethical Dimension, M. Gaffikin

Michael Gaffikin

It has often been suggested by some that the expression business ethics is an oxymoron – it employs contradictory terms because business seeks to optimise or maximise gains from its operations while ethics implies a very different basis for business practices. However, although the more cynically minded would seriously subscribe to this view, there has been a very dramatic upturn in an interest in ethical considerations by business leaders and professional business organisations partly as a result of the demands of societies which have had to bear the cost of spectacular corporate collapses and the unscrupulous business activities of a minority ...


The Bg News March 14, 2017, Bowling Green State University Mar 2017

The Bg News March 14, 2017, Bowling Green State University

BGSU Student Newspaper

The BGSU campus student newspaper. March 14, 2017. Volume 96-Issue 49.


Outer Cape Community Resource Navigator Program: Rural Community Engagement-Driven Service Delivery, Andy Lowe, Marta "Dikke" Hansen, Andrew Jorgensen Mar 2017

Outer Cape Community Resource Navigator Program: Rural Community Engagement-Driven Service Delivery, Andy Lowe, Marta "Dikke" Hansen, Andrew Jorgensen

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Moderator: Andy Lowe, Director of Program Management Resources, Outer Cape Health Services

Presenters:

Marta “Dikke” Hansen, MSW, Director of Behavioral Health

Andrew Jorgensen, MD, Associate Medical Director

Session Description

The Outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts region is famed for its beauty as a summer vacation destination. For many residents and migrant workers serving the tourism industry; however, the intersection of isolation, little affordable housing, and limited transportation options can exacerbate problems due to mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring conditions. Police, emergency responders, and EDs encounter this at-risk population disproportionately. Outer Cape Health Services, the local FQHC, proposed a novel solution ...


Religious Difference In A Secular Age: The Minority Report By Saba Mahmoud (2016) Book Review, Lama Abu-Odeh Mar 2017

Religious Difference In A Secular Age: The Minority Report By Saba Mahmoud (2016) Book Review, Lama Abu-Odeh

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The Minority Report is a text that tries to respond to the problem of essentializing Islam (the culturalism problem) by performing a flip so that all the bad attributes typically associated with “Islam” are now attributed to secularism instead. It is secularism that discriminates, that is sectarian, that encourages violence, that is repressive, sexist, etc. This Mahmood does by on the one hand hyper-politicizing secularism (depleting it of its universalist drive), and on the other under-politicizing it by ignoring its internal indeterminacy, complexity, open structure and varied distributive effects. The result is an account that moves between crude historicism-secularism is ...


Women's Rights, Human Rights, And Duties: From Domination To Partnership, Lester R. Kurtz Mar 2017

Women's Rights, Human Rights, And Duties: From Domination To Partnership, Lester R. Kurtz

Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

The idea of women's rights as human rights can facilitate our identifying the causes, consequences, and potential remedies for the current quagmire in which we find themselves, but it needs some reformulation. To the traditional understandings of human rights, I add four conceptual tools: (1) Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of the counterparts of rights and duties, (2) Eisler’s concept of partnership (as opposed to dominator) societies, (3) Johan Galtung’s expansion of our conception of violence to include its structural and cultural forms, and, finally, (4) the literature on nonviolence as a path to mobilization and transformation that ...


Movements Toward An Open Research Culture, Sfaa Presentation, Anne Larrivee Mar 2017

Movements Toward An Open Research Culture, Sfaa Presentation, Anne Larrivee

Library Scholarship

As scholars begin their tenure-track position, so too begins the expectation that they will publish within all the traditional channels. However, many of these publication channels often restrict access to who will read and learn from these works. The academic culture has traditionally focused on where scholars should publish, and less frequently on how to make these works open and public. Open access publishers and institutional repositories are influencing academic culture, but there are still many reservations, anxieties, and lack of awareness. Marcel Mauss (1990) is well known for his gift theory, human exchange is expected to be reciprocal. The ...


El Salvador: Methods Use To Document Human Rights Violations, Gloria Valencia-Weber Feb 2017

El Salvador: Methods Use To Document Human Rights Violations, Gloria Valencia-Weber

Gloria Valencia-Weber

This study describes and analyzes the methods used to document human rights abuses in El Salvador, focusing on the methods used by the United States Government through its Embassy in San Salvador, and by Tutela Legal, a nongovernmental monitoring agency in San Salvador. The authors examined Tutela and U.S. records which were relevant and available for 1980 through 1984 and used post-1984 official statements which relate to methods. The focus is on the method used for the documentation of the murder or disappearance of civilians. This paper begins with an examination of the current international human rights standards as ...


Misfits In The Front Of The Classroom: Poetic Narratives Of Teaching With A Hidden Disability, Nicole C. Eugene Feb 2017

Misfits In The Front Of The Classroom: Poetic Narratives Of Teaching With A Hidden Disability, Nicole C. Eugene

Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research

Instructors with a hidden disability may choose to talk with their students about their disability, they may choose to pass as normal, or they may deal with their disability in ways that challenge the binary of showing/hiding. Communication about disabilities occurs in contexts that provide a range of possible cultural values that can work to reinforce an individual’s sense of belonging to a group or organization. To examine how graduate students negotiate their disability or illness in the classroom context, I conducted three interviews with graduate instructors addressing how they communicate their disability in the classes they teach ...


Wrongful Life Tort And John Paul Ii, Graham J. Mcaleer Feb 2017

Wrongful Life Tort And John Paul Ii, Graham J. Mcaleer

Journal of Catholic Legal Studies

No abstract provided.


Triptych: Sectarian Disputes, International Law, And Transnational Tribunals In Drinan's Can God And Caesar Coexist?, Christopher J. Borgen Feb 2017

Triptych: Sectarian Disputes, International Law, And Transnational Tribunals In Drinan's Can God And Caesar Coexist?, Christopher J. Borgen

Journal of Catholic Legal Studies

No abstract provided.


South Dakota Periodicals Index: 1982-1986, Clark N. Hallman, Mary E. Caspers, Lisa F. Lister, Deb Gilchrist Feb 2017

South Dakota Periodicals Index: 1982-1986, Clark N. Hallman, Mary E. Caspers, Lisa F. Lister, Deb Gilchrist

Mary Caspers-Graper

The South Dakota Periodicals Index is a subject and author index to selected periodicals and annuals published in South Dakota. Its purpose is to facilitate the location of information about the people, places, events, and issues that make South Dakota a special place. As reference librarians at South Dakota State University we are aware of the difficulty of finding specific information about South Dakota. National periodical indexes provide very limited coverage of South Dakota, and it is not unusual to search through many different indexes without finding a single reference to the state.


As Justice Requires/Permits: The Delimitation Of Harmful Speech In A Democratic Society, John A. Powell Feb 2017

As Justice Requires/Permits: The Delimitation Of Harmful Speech In A Democratic Society, John A. Powell

Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Cultural Relativism On International Human Rights Law: Female Circumcision As A Case Study, Katherine Brennan Feb 2017

The Influence Of Cultural Relativism On International Human Rights Law: Female Circumcision As A Case Study, Katherine Brennan

Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice

Helen I. Kelly Award


Laïcité In France - Contemporary Issues Panel Discussion, Nathalie Caron, Blandine Chelini- Pont, Rosemary C. Salomone, Emmanuel Tawil Feb 2017

Laïcité In France - Contemporary Issues Panel Discussion, Nathalie Caron, Blandine Chelini- Pont, Rosemary C. Salomone, Emmanuel Tawil

Journal of Catholic Legal Studies

No abstract provided.


1967: How Estrangement And Alliances Between Blacks, Jews, And Arabs Shaped A Generation Of Civil Rights Family Values, Annalisa Jabaily Feb 2017

1967: How Estrangement And Alliances Between Blacks, Jews, And Arabs Shaped A Generation Of Civil Rights Family Values, Annalisa Jabaily

Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice

No abstract provided.


Law As Eschatology, John D. Haskell, Jessica Fish Feb 2017

Law As Eschatology, John D. Haskell, Jessica Fish

Journal of Catholic Legal Studies

No abstract provided.


The Turkish Tea Garden: Exploring A "Third Space" With Cultural Resonances, Sharon Wohl Feb 2017

The Turkish Tea Garden: Exploring A "Third Space" With Cultural Resonances, Sharon Wohl

Architecture Publications

This article examines the history, use, and significance of the Turkish Tea Garden or Cay Bahcesi, positing that these gardens offer unique democratic spaces for public discourse set within the polis. The article unpacks the historical, cultural, and symbolic features of these gardens, and the role these shared spaces play in Turkey’s multivalent civic environment. It employs Ray Oldenburg’s notion of “third space” to consider how these gardens provide inclusive settings for a culturally diverse citizenry. Furthermore, the article considers how these spaces act as repositories of shared memory, mediating conflict that appears in other societal spheres. The ...


Effective Altruism And Christianity: Possibilities For Productive Collaboration, Alida Liberman Jan 2017

Effective Altruism And Christianity: Possibilities For Productive Collaboration, Alida Liberman

Essays in Philosophy

While many Christians accept the claim that giving to support the poor and needy is a core moral and religious obligation, most Christian giving is usually not very efficient in EA terms. In this paper, I explore possibilities for productive collaboration between effective altruists (EAs) and Christian givers. I argue that Christians are obligated from their own perspective to give radically in terms of quantity and scope to alleviate the suffering of the poor and needy. I raise two important potential stumbling blocks for EAChristian collaboration. First, Christians (especially those who believe in an infinite heaven and hell) cannot assess ...


Joint Submission To The U.N. Committee Against Torture Concerning The United States’ Mistreatment Of Immigrant Detainees In Violation Of The Convention Against Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman Or Degrading Treatment Or Punishment In Relation To The United States 5th Periodic Report On The Convention Against Torture (2014), Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak, Steven D. Schwinn, Jennifer Chan Jan 2017

Joint Submission To The U.N. Committee Against Torture Concerning The United States’ Mistreatment Of Immigrant Detainees In Violation Of The Convention Against Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman Or Degrading Treatment Or Punishment In Relation To The United States 5th Periodic Report On The Convention Against Torture (2014), Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak, Steven D. Schwinn, Jennifer Chan

Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak

This report relates to the mistreatment and abuse that adult immigrant detainees suffer in United States detention facilities. It is submitted in response to the United States’ periodic report relating to the Convention Against Torture (CAT) and specifically addresses the deplorable conditions of detention, the use of solitary confinement, the problem of sexual violence in detention and the lack of investigation of such acts, the refoulement of detainees who face risk of torture, the enforcement of the non-derogable prohibition of torture, and the prevention of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. This report discusses current practices of the U ...


Patriarchs, Rabbis, And Sabbath, Robert Morris Johnston Jan 2017

Patriarchs, Rabbis, And Sabbath, Robert Morris Johnston

Robert Johnston

No abstract provided.


"Glocalization" Of International Arbitration--Rethinking Tradition: Modernity And East-West Binaries Through The Lens Of China And Japan, Kun Fan Jan 2017

"Glocalization" Of International Arbitration--Rethinking Tradition: Modernity And East-West Binaries Through The Lens Of China And Japan, Kun Fan

University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review

No abstract provided.


Human Rights, Religious Freedom, And Peace, David Little Jan 2017

Human Rights, Religious Freedom, And Peace, David Little

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Legal Revolution Against The Place Of Religion: The Case Of Trinity Western University Law School, Barry W. Bussey Jan 2017

The Legal Revolution Against The Place Of Religion: The Case Of Trinity Western University Law School, Barry W. Bussey

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.