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Racial Profiling In The Persian Gulf: Ethical, Moral, And Legal Implications, Editor Apr 2000

Racial Profiling In The Persian Gulf: Ethical, Moral, And Legal Implications, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes attributions about race and ethnicity that color the discourse on the ethics, morality, and legality of profiling.


Balkanizing The Balkans, Paul L. Atwood Mar 2000

Balkanizing The Balkans, Paul L. Atwood

New England Journal of Public Policy

This article seeks to place the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Kosovo war in the context of the larger issue of NATO expansion. It argues that the question of ethnic cleansing in that province of Serbia was largely exploited by the United States, the creator and most powerful member of the alliance, to break up the former Yugoslavia, to divide it, and to make it more manageable for Western interests. In the guise of stopping Serb repression, NATO seized an opportunity to build more bases throughout southeastern Europe, including those being constructed in NATO's newest member states, Poland, the ...


Trends. Cognitive Complexity And The Russian Biological Warfare Threat, Editor Feb 2000

Trends. Cognitive Complexity And The Russian Biological Warfare Threat, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses possible covert Russian biological warfare activities through Biopreparat, a Russian government-funded program alleged to have directed the Soviet biological warware program.


Trends. Chechnya As Projective Container, Editor Jan 2000

Trends. Chechnya As Projective Container, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses and evaluates the views of political observers of Russian activities in Chechnya.


The Perpetuation Of Legal Nihilism And The Assertion Of Personal Freedoms In A Post-Soviet World, Shara Abraham Jan 2000

The Perpetuation Of Legal Nihilism And The Assertion Of Personal Freedoms In A Post-Soviet World, Shara Abraham

Human Rights Brief

No abstract provided.


Russia's Intactable Economic Problems And The Next Steps In Legal Reform: Bankruptcy And The Depoliticization Of Business , William P. Kratzke Jan 2000

Russia's Intactable Economic Problems And The Next Steps In Legal Reform: Bankruptcy And The Depoliticization Of Business , William P. Kratzke

Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business

Law reform in Russia proceeds on many fronts. This paper takes the position that the most important legal reforms for Russia are those that eliminate the reward system that encourages economic activity that can be highly inefficient. These legal reforms are an effective bankruptcy law and the de-politicization of business. The two go hand-in-hand. It is the politicization of business that renders Russia's bankruptcy laws ineffective by making non-viable business entities .appear to be solvent. These two reforms, were they adequately implemented, would eliminate rewards for inefficiency. Only when the Russian government-and its people-have removed this reward system can ...


Corporate Governance Lessons From Russian Enterprise Fiascos, Michael A. Heller, Merritt B. Fox Jan 2000

Corporate Governance Lessons From Russian Enterprise Fiascos, Michael A. Heller, Merritt B. Fox

Articles

This Article draws on a rich array of deviant behavior in Russian enterprises to craft lessons for corporate governance theory. First, Professors Fox and Heller define corporate governance by looking to the economic functions of the firm. Based on this definition, they develop a typology that comprehensively shows all the channels through which bad corporate governance can inflict damage on a country's real economy. Second, they explain the causes of Russian enterprise fiascoes by looking to the particular initial conditions prevailing at privatization-untenable firm boundaries and insider allocation of firm shares-and the bargaining dynamics that have followed. This focus ...


The Parade Of Sovereignties: Establishing The Vocabulary Of The New Russian Federalism, Jeffrey Kahn Jan 2000

The Parade Of Sovereignties: Establishing The Vocabulary Of The New Russian Federalism, Jeffrey Kahn

Faculty Scholarship

On the basis of extensive on-site interviews and documentary sources, the author interprets the dynamics of the collapse of the Soviet Union by analyzing the cascade of sovereignty declarations issued by republics of the USSR as well as by autonomous republics and other subunits of the Russian republic, in 1990-1991. Interrelationships among the declarations, and other putative causes of their content and timing, are explored. A case study of Tatarstan is provided. The study also analyzes the impact of the process on subsequent Russian approaches to federalism.


Symposium Prosecuting Transnational Crimes: Cross-Cultural Insights For The Former Soviet Union, James W. Diehm Dec 1999

Symposium Prosecuting Transnational Crimes: Cross-Cultural Insights For The Former Soviet Union, James W. Diehm

James W. Diehm

I have the honor and privilege of commenting on Professor Shelley's address, and not surprisingly to me, having long been an admirer of her and her work, I find myself in agreement with the comments that she made.