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Princípios-Tópicos De Hermenêutica Constitucional, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Nov 2007

Princípios-Tópicos De Hermenêutica Constitucional, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Houve tempo em que a Constituição servia para poisar ou charuto ou tirar um argumento político, como ironicamente afirmaria o grande escritor oitocentista Eça de Queiroz. Hoje a Constituição é a norma das normas. Daí há consequências hermenêuticas. Ao contrário das teorias que importam interpretação tradicional e, por vezes, em grande medida ultrapassada, para o Direito Constitucional, a tendência actual é a inversa: dada a supremacia da Constituição, deve ser a metodologia constitucional a exportar hermenêutica para o todo do Direito. Para isso, começamos neste artigo com grandes princípios de hermenêutica intra-constitucional. Depois se passará à exportação.


Distress During The Great Depression: The Illiquidity-Insolvency Debate Revisited, Gary Richardson Sep 2007

Distress During The Great Depression: The Illiquidity-Insolvency Debate Revisited, Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson

During the contraction from 1929 to 1933, the Federal Reserve System tracked changes in the status of all banks operating in the United States and determined the cause of each bank suspension. This essay analyzes chronological patterns in aggregate series constructed from that data. The analysis demonstrates both illiquidity and insolvency were substantial sources of bank distress. Periods of heightened distress were correlated with periods of increased illiquidity. Contagion via correspondent networks and bank runs propagated the initial banking panics. As the depression deepened and asset values declined, insolvency loomed as the principal threat to depository institutions.


Elizabethanne Boran And Crowford Gribben, Eds., Enforcing Reformation In Ireland And Scotland, 1550-1700, Michael Graham Sep 2007

Elizabethanne Boran And Crowford Gribben, Eds., Enforcing Reformation In Ireland And Scotland, 1550-1700, Michael Graham

Michael F. Graham

No abstract provided.


The Fall Of The 1977 Phillies: How A Baseball Team's Collapse Sank A City's Spirit, Mitchell J. Nathanson Sep 2007

The Fall Of The 1977 Phillies: How A Baseball Team's Collapse Sank A City's Spirit, Mitchell J. Nathanson

Mitchell J Nathanson

Too often, the Philadelphia sports fan has been dismissed as a lout, a boorish dolt immune to reason, his vocabulary whittled down to a singular “boo.” This is particularly true when it comes to Phillies fans, who are more likely to turn on their team than any other in the city. Although the Eagles, Sixers and Flyers may hear it from the rafters when they’re not going well, only the Phils will hear it when they are. The strained relationship between the city and the Phillies, however, has deep historical and sociological roots; roots that directly correlate with the ...


Deposit Insurance And Moral Hazard: Capital, Risk, Malfeasance, And Mismanagement. A Comment On ‘Deposit Insurance And Moral Hazard: Evidence From Texas Banking During The 1920s, Gary Richardson Aug 2007

Deposit Insurance And Moral Hazard: Capital, Risk, Malfeasance, And Mismanagement. A Comment On ‘Deposit Insurance And Moral Hazard: Evidence From Texas Banking During The 1920s, Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson

A Journal of Economic History article by Linda Hooks and Kenneth Robinson, “Deposit Insurance and Moral Hazard: Evidence from Texas Banking During the 1920s,” contains a contradiction (Hooks and Robinson 2002). Pondering the contradiction in the paper reveals insights that the authors may have overlooked. Hooks and Robinson’s article examines the experience of the banking industry in Texas during the 1920s. Texas operated a deposit-insurance system from January 1, 1910 until February 11, 1927. Deposit insurance was mandatory for all state banks, which were given the choice of two plans in which to participate. The preponderance participated in the ...


Check Is In The Mail: Correspondent Clearing And The Banking Panics Of The Great Depression, Gary Richardson Aug 2007

Check Is In The Mail: Correspondent Clearing And The Banking Panics Of The Great Depression, Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson

Weaknesses within the check-clearing system played a hitherto unrecognized role in the banking crises of the Great Depression. Correspondent check-clearing networks were vulnerable to counter-party cascades. Accounting conventions that overstated reserves available to corresponding institutions may have exacerbated the situation. The initial banking panic began when a correspondent network centered in Nashville collapsed, forcing over 100 institutions to suspend operations. As the contraction continued, additional correspondent systems imploded. The vulnerability of correspondent networks is one reason that banks that cleared via correspondents failed at higher rates than other institutions during the Great Depression.


Faculty And Male Student Athletes In Higher Education: Racial Differences In The Environmental Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Keith Harrison Jun 2007

Faculty And Male Student Athletes In Higher Education: Racial Differences In The Environmental Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

Studies have examined the impact of environmental variables on academic achievement among student athletes in the revenue-generating sports of men’s basketball and football. However, while evidence concerning the positive impact of male student athlete and faculty interaction is virtually unequivocal, we are not certain whether the benefits accruing from particular types of interaction vary across different racial/ethnic groups. This study explores the relationship between male Black and White student athletes and faculty as well as the impact of specific forms of student athlete– faculty interaction on academic achievement. Data are drawn from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program’s ...


Recent Scholarly And Popular Works On Capoeira, Joshua M. Rosenthal Dr. May 2007

Recent Scholarly And Popular Works On Capoeira, Joshua M. Rosenthal Dr.

Joshua M Rosenthal Dr.

A review of recent publications on Capoeira.


Feminicidio=El Asesinato De Mujeres, Gil J. Villagran May 2007

Feminicidio=El Asesinato De Mujeres, Gil J. Villagran

Gil J. Villagran

La Universidad de Stanford impartió una conferencia internacional del 16 al 19 de mayo para dar a conocer acerca de las matanzas en serie y masivas de mujeres en México, Guatemala y Canadá. Dicha conferencia fue organizada a favor del Centro para Estudios Raciales de Chicanas(os), y se reporto que más de 400 mujeres han sido asesinadas en los últimos catorce años y más de 600 han sido reportadas desaparecidas en el área de Ciudad Juárez. En Guatemala la cifra de asesinatos ha ascendido a más de 700 mujeres cada año, y en Canadá ha habido más de 500 ...


The Santa Barbara Public Library: History And Thematic Identifications, Michele Gibney May 2007

The Santa Barbara Public Library: History And Thematic Identifications, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

The paper describes the history of the public library in Santa Barbara from 1870 to 1926 while taking into account two of the thematic underpinnings of the American library tradition: women in the profession and the importance of books and libraries in the community. It is divided into three sections including, the importance of books and libraries, women librarianship, and the history of the Santa Barbara Public Library. The library’s ideology and history espouses the themes inherent in American library history. At the same time, some of the qualities of Santa Barbara’s library contradict prevalent ideas of the ...


Institute For Small Town Studies, Small Town Symposium 2007, Sundiata K. Cha-Jua Apr 2007

Institute For Small Town Studies, Small Town Symposium 2007, Sundiata K. Cha-Jua

Sundiata K Cha-Jua

Symposium on America's First Black Town


The Voices Of Transformational Archetypal Energies: The Psychic Energy Behind Ahp's Mission, Carroy U. Ferguson Dr. Feb 2007

The Voices Of Transformational Archetypal Energies: The Psychic Energy Behind Ahp's Mission, Carroy U. Ferguson Dr.

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

I want to use this opportunity to expand on my previous message, which I called “Path of the Bridger,” a path nurtured by what I have called Archetypal Energies. Again, these are Higher Vibrational Energies with their own transcendent value, purpose, quality, and “voice” unique to the individual that operate deep within our psyches, at both individual and collective levels. And, we tend to experience them as “creative urges” to move us toward our highest good or optimal realities. My purpose in offering this perspective is simply to suggest to AHP members, and other kindred spirits, that there has been ...


Opinion Shaper: Who's Really Writing Those Notes From Santa?, Raleigh Muns Feb 2007

Opinion Shaper: Who's Really Writing Those Notes From Santa?, Raleigh Muns

Raleigh Muns

Opinion column regarding small children and Santa Claus.


A Brief History Of Oyster Aquaculture In Rhode Island, Michael A. Rice Dec 2006

A Brief History Of Oyster Aquaculture In Rhode Island, Michael A. Rice

Michael A Rice

No abstract provided.


Palestinian Memory Between Inscription And Obliteration, Randa R. Farah Dr. Dec 2006

Palestinian Memory Between Inscription And Obliteration, Randa R. Farah Dr.

Randa R Farah Dr.

Book Review


The Vincentian Charism In North America, John E. Rybolt Dec 2006

The Vincentian Charism In North America, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

This study examines whether the Vincentian charism exists in North America. The positive answer has to be seen against the backdrop of uniformity vs. adaptation, operative in every province. The specific American experience involved education (universities, seminaries), mission work. These are explained within the American context of size, immigration and geopolitical considerations. Specific American contributions to the Congregation of the Mission are mentioned.


Method And Memory In The Midwestern ‘Lincoln Inquiry’: Oral Testimony And Abraham Lincoln Studies, 1865-1938, Keith A. Erekson Dec 2006

Method And Memory In The Midwestern ‘Lincoln Inquiry’: Oral Testimony And Abraham Lincoln Studies, 1865-1938, Keith A. Erekson

Keith A Erekson

This article reviews the efforts from the 1880s through the 1930s to collect and examine oral histories with Abraham Lincoln's Indiana neighbors.


Lincoln And The Constitutional Dilemma Of Emancipation, Edna Greene Medford Dec 2006

Lincoln And The Constitutional Dilemma Of Emancipation, Edna Greene Medford

Edna Greene Medford

On the afternoon of January 1,1863, following nearly two years of bloody civil war, Abraham Lincoln set in motion events that would reconnect the detached cord of Union and that would begin to reconcile the nation's practices to its avowed democratic principles.


How Sexist Is Aristotle's Developmental Biology?, Devin Henry Dec 2006

How Sexist Is Aristotle's Developmental Biology?, Devin Henry

Devin Henry

No abstract provided.


Syntactic And Lexico-Semantic Aspects Of The Legal Register In Ramesside Royal Decrees, Jacqueline E. Jay Dec 2006

Syntactic And Lexico-Semantic Aspects Of The Legal Register In Ramesside Royal Decrees, Jacqueline E. Jay

Jacqueline E. Jay

Book Review

This book is the fifth in the GOFIV series to examine how hieroglyphic "determinatives" (or "script classifiers") reflect the way the ancient Egyptians classified and categorized the elements of their world. The bulk of the book is a section-by-section transliteration, translation, and analysis of the

Ramesside royal decrees, divided into four generic subsets:


Language Dreamers: Race And The Politics Of Etymology In The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould Dec 2006

Language Dreamers: Race And The Politics Of Etymology In The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Justice Fred Blume And The Translation Of Justinian's Code, Timothy G. Kearley Dec 2006

Justice Fred Blume And The Translation Of Justinian's Code, Timothy G. Kearley

Timothy G. Kearley

This article tells the story of Justice Fred Blume of the Wyoming Supreme Court, who singlehandedly created the only English translation of the Justinian Codex made from the authoritative Latin edition; it also describes the digitization of Justice Blume's annotated manuscript translation and its publication on the internet.


Libraries In Public Before The Age Of Public Libraries: Interpreting The Furnishings And Design Of Athenaeums And Other ‘Social Libraries,’ 1800-1860, Adam Arenson Dec 2006

Libraries In Public Before The Age Of Public Libraries: Interpreting The Furnishings And Design Of Athenaeums And Other ‘Social Libraries,’ 1800-1860, Adam Arenson

Adam Arenson

Before public libraries became common in the United States, both elite and striving men sought out social libraries to read business newspapers, attend lectures, appreciate art and good company, and generally learn or relish in respectability. For single male clerks living in rented rooms, the library served as a crucial "third place," away from home and work, where sociability and education could flourish. This chapter describes how elements of the private library, the parlor, and the bookstore informed the furnishing and design of the social library. It reveals how the spaces were intended to be utilized--and what legacies remained for ...


"Pigs And Raunch: 21st-Century Feminism?", Amanda J. Swygart-Hobaugh M.L.S., Ph.D. Dec 2006

"Pigs And Raunch: 21st-Century Feminism?", Amanda J. Swygart-Hobaugh M.L.S., Ph.D.

Mandy (Amanda) Swygart-Hobaugh

No abstract provided.


“A Bridge Of Communication: Spaniards And Ottoman Sephardic Jews In The City Of New York (1880-1950)", Aviva Ben-Ur Dec 2006

“A Bridge Of Communication: Spaniards And Ottoman Sephardic Jews In The City Of New York (1880-1950)", Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur

No abstract provided.


Direito À Informação Ou Deveres De Protecção Informativa Do Estado?,, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 2006

Direito À Informação Ou Deveres De Protecção Informativa Do Estado?,, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

A Liberdade de Informação poderá ser simultaneamente defendida pelo dever de abstenção do Estado na esfera de exercício privado (não perigoso) de cada cidadão ou grupo “ordeiro” de cidadãos, e pelo dever de protecção dos cidadãos e das suas pessoas morais (incluindo obviamente associações e empresas) nos casos em que a ordem natural da rede social equitativa seja rompida, designadamente por fenómenos de massificação arregimentadora, trusts anti-concorrência, violação de direitos fundamentais, etc., e, no limite, crime. Mas o discernimento e ponderação terão que ser muito grandes.


Les Limites Du Pouvoir De Révision Constitutionnelle Entre Le Pouvoir Constituant Et La Constitution Matérielle. Une Illustration Dans Le Contexte Lusophone, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 2006

Les Limites Du Pouvoir De Révision Constitutionnelle Entre Le Pouvoir Constituant Et La Constitution Matérielle. Une Illustration Dans Le Contexte Lusophone, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

May we relate with intellectual profit some 'abstract' constitutional concepts such as "pouvoir constituant", "constitution matérielle" and "limites matériels de révision constitutionnelle"?


Do Constitucionalismo Brasileiro: Uma Introdução Histórica (1824-1988), Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 2006

Do Constitucionalismo Brasileiro: Uma Introdução Histórica (1824-1988), Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

It is not usual to write a constitutional history from the view point of a foreigner. This is a essai of a glimpse of Brazilian constitutional history from the perspective of a Portuguese, descending from Bazilians, descending from Portuguese. In spite of those circunstances, of course the aim was always the possible objectivity in History and in Constitutional Law History.


“Sephardim In America,” In Stephen H. Norwood And Eunice G. Pollack, Eds., Encyclopedia Of American Jewish History, 2 Vol., Vol. 1, Pp.1-9, Aviva Ben-Ur Dec 2006

“Sephardim In America,” In Stephen H. Norwood And Eunice G. Pollack, Eds., Encyclopedia Of American Jewish History, 2 Vol., Vol. 1, Pp.1-9, Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur

No abstract provided.


“Peripheral Inclusion: Communal Belonging In Suriname’S Sephardic Community, Aviva Ben-Ur Dec 2006

“Peripheral Inclusion: Communal Belonging In Suriname’S Sephardic Community, Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur

This chapter considers the presence of Eurafricans in the Jewries of early modern Suriname and Curaçao, arguing that these individuals, who formed a separate, organized entity in Suriname by the 1790s, were in various forms members of the Jewish community, although only in terms of "peripheral inclusion."