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Public Management In Political Institutions: Explaining Perceptions Of White House Chief Of Staff Influence, José D. Villalobos, Justin S. Vaughn, David B. Cohen 2015 University of Texas at El Paso

Public Management In Political Institutions: Explaining Perceptions Of White House Chief Of Staff Influence, José D. Villalobos, Justin S. Vaughn, David B. Cohen

José D. Villalobos

The notion that public managers influence organizational performance is common in public administration research. However, less is known about why some managers are better at influencing organizational performance than others. Furthermore, relatively few studies have systematically examined managerial influence and scholars have yet to investigate either quantitatively or systematically managerial influence in the White House. Utilizing original survey data collected from former White House officials who served in the Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton administrations, this study applies empirical public management theory to examine for the first time the key determinants that shape perceptions of chief of staff ...


Review: The Mainstreaming Of The Extreme Right In France And Australia: A Populist Hegemony?, By Aurélien Mondon, Dylan Kissane 2015 SelectedWorks

Review: The Mainstreaming Of The Extreme Right In France And Australia: A Populist Hegemony?, By Aurélien Mondon, Dylan Kissane

Dylan Kissane

No abstract provided.


No Bridge Over Troubled Waters: The Cypriot Left Heading The Government 2008-2013 (With Gregoris Ioannou), Giorgos Charalambous Dr 2015 SelectedWorks

No Bridge Over Troubled Waters: The Cypriot Left Heading The Government 2008-2013 (With Gregoris Ioannou), Giorgos Charalambous Dr

Giorgos Charalambous

No abstract provided.


Dog Whistling, The Color-Blind Jurisprudential Regime And The Constitutional Politics Of Race, Calvin J. TerBeek 2015 SelectedWorks

Dog Whistling, The Color-Blind Jurisprudential Regime And The Constitutional Politics Of Race, Calvin J. Terbeek

Calvin J TerBeek

Ian Haney Lopez’s new book, "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class", has a provocative thesis. Lopez contends that dog-whistling, that is, coded racial rhetoric, “explains how politicians backed by concentrated wealth manipulate racial appeals to win elections and also to win support for regressive policies that help corporations and the super-rich, and in the process wreck the middle class." Though this may seem plausible enough, the thesis cannot stand up to scrutiny; the relevant political science literature provides no support for this. What is more, Lopez's treatment of the ...


Comparing The Role Of Boundary Organisations In The Governance Of Climate Change In Three Eu Member States, Robert Hoppe, Anne Weselink 2014 SelectedWorks

Comparing The Role Of Boundary Organisations In The Governance Of Climate Change In Three Eu Member States, Robert Hoppe, Anne Weselink

Robert Hoppe

No abstract provided.


Syllabus Inr3703 (U04): International Political Economy (Fall 2014), Lukas K. Danner 2014 Florida International University

Syllabus Inr3703 (U04): International Political Economy (Fall 2014), Lukas K. Danner

Lukas K. Danner

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Identity Politics And Foreign Policy: Taiwan’S Relations With China And Japan, 1895-2012, Yinan He 2014 Seton Hall University

Identity Politics And Foreign Policy: Taiwan’S Relations With China And Japan, 1895-2012, Yinan He

Yinan He

Nation is a product of self-other separation and exclusion. Divergent, or even competing, narratives about the national Self and Other advanced by various nationalist entrepreneurs can shape conflicting policy preferences regarding the foreign country in question. The two primary Others for defining Taiwan's identity, China and Japan, have been frequently set against one another in its political discourses as elites wage a pitched battle over whom the Taiwanese are and where their future lies. This was evident during Japanese colonization in 1895-1945, the rule by the KMT regime after the war, and post-democratization period. For the new KMT government ...


Malaysian Political Essay Collection, Chuen-Tat Kang 2014 SelectedWorks

Malaysian Political Essay Collection, Chuen-Tat Kang

Chuen-Tat Kang (江俊达)

The project is about freelance commentary on various politics in Malaysian society. The book allows collection of various articles related to governmental administration in the contemporary Malaysian society in the beginning of twenty first century.


The Contemporary Presidency Reconsidering Presidential Policy Czars, Justin S. Vaughn 2014 Boise State University

The Contemporary Presidency Reconsidering Presidential Policy Czars, Justin S. Vaughn

Political Science Faculty Publications and Presentations

Since controversy began to swirl surrounding then-President-elect Barack Obama's alleged overreliance on policy czars in late 2008, political scientists and pundits alike have been quick to view this approach to White House staffing as an extension of the imperial presidency and, to some, a threat to the constitutional order. In this article, I take a step back and ask whether the phenomenon under attack is exactly what scholars assume it is. In doing so, I investigate the conceptualization problem czars pose as well as how and why presidents actually use czars. I conclude with a series of suggestion for ...


Introduction: Dimensions Of Modernity In Antonio Pedro, A Man Of Many (P)Arts, Cláudia Pazos-Alonso, Bruno Silva Rodrigues 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Introduction: Dimensions Of Modernity In Antonio Pedro, A Man Of Many (P)Arts, Cláudia Pazos-Alonso, Bruno Silva Rodrigues

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Consolidating Democracy Or Stopping At Polyarchy? An Evaluation Of The Chamorro Administration In Nicaragua (1990-1997), Roland D. McKay 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Consolidating Democracy Or Stopping At Polyarchy? An Evaluation Of The Chamorro Administration In Nicaragua (1990-1997), Roland D. Mckay

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

The period from 1990 to 1997, the tenure of the Chamorro administration, presents a salient and unique case study in Latin American ‘democratic consolidation’, although as we shall see, this concept is problematic when applied to Nicaragua. It is difficult to evaluate objectively the performance of the decade‐long tenure of the FSLN, since the government had civil war thrust upon it even as Sandinista tanks rolled into Managua’s Plaza Central in 1979. The process of democratic consolidation in Nicaragua began long before the 1990 election, however. The purpose of this paper, then, is to evaluate the Chamorro administration ...


Political Attitudes Towards The Bush Administration By Ethnic And Racial Groups, Amber Elzen, Mai Inoue, Julianna Koomen 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Political Attitudes Towards The Bush Administration By Ethnic And Racial Groups, Amber Elzen, Mai Inoue, Julianna Koomen

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

This project analyzes the attitudes towards political statements according to a person’s ethnic and racial groups. The statements relate to the Bush administration and some of its policies. The different responses are categorized by age, gender and location as well. It is hypothesized that Caucasians would have a more positive outlook on the administration and its policies while racial and ethnic minorities would have a less positive response to the questions. Overall, a total of 219 participants were surveyed from Minnesota State University, Mankato and from communities of southeastern Minnesota through questions asking them to indicate their political attitudes ...


Unstable Roots: The Precarious Bond Between Latin America And The Environment, Will G. Mundhenke 2014 University of North Georgia

Unstable Roots: The Precarious Bond Between Latin America And The Environment, Will G. Mundhenke

Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper endeavors to identify and assess the most essential features of environmental degradation throughout Latin America. Specifically, it will discuss the aspects that create a proliferation of deforestation and destruction of the quality of Latin American coasts. The relationship between population, limited land and resources, weak institutions, and poverty lead to an intense economic battle in which economic necessity wages war against an ever-decreasing environmental quality. I will attempt to identify the factors that contribute to the destruction of forests and coasts, and what actions should be taken to develop policies within Latin American governments to promote the ever-elusive ...


What Is A Meeting? Municipal Councils And The Ontario Ombudsman, Andrew Sancton 2014 Western University

What Is A Meeting? Municipal Councils And The Ontario Ombudsman, Andrew Sancton

Political Science Publications

Recent decisions by the Ontario ombudsman suggest that informal meetings of small groups of municipal councillors in which municipal business is discussed are in violation of Ontario’s Municipal Act. In this province the Municipal Act provides that, except in certain specified circumstances, municipal council and committee meetings must be open to the public. If a municipality has not appointed its own “closed meeting investigator,” the provincial ombudsman is charged with investigating complaints from the public about municipal meetings that have allegedly been improperly closed. Much hinges on the definition of a meeting. If “meeting” is defined too formally, then ...


The Decision To Run: The Stories Of Women In The Minnesota Legislature, Danielle M. Thomsen 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Decision To Run: The Stories Of Women In The Minnesota Legislature, Danielle M. Thomsen

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

The underrepresented status of women in legislative positions is an entrenched flaw in the American political system. Although past research has investigated the obvious gender gap, the spotlight has recently shifted toward the preliminary factors affecting a candidate's political ambition. It has been noted that women have little aspiration to run for office, and are unlikely to even consider themselves as viable candidates. Encouragement offered by political parties and external supporters such as family, friends, coworkers, and community organizations plays a vital role in creating a female candidate. This paper evaluates the impact of outside forces on the female ...


Narratives From The Former Soviet Union To The United States, Kimberly Maas 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Narratives From The Former Soviet Union To The United States, Kimberly Maas

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

This paper examines the impact of the transition of the Soviet Union on the experiences of citizens from the republics of the former Soviet Union and American tourists. It is an ongoing project that will, upon completion in fall 2008, include data collected from at least eight semi-structured interviews. So far, five semi-structured interviews have been conducted with individuals who are from the United States and who have traveled to the former USSR; or were natives of the former Soviet Union. The interviews have been transcribed and analyzed inductively with the goal of understanding (a) differences in life experiences across ...


Battle Of The Sexes: Why The United States Has Not Yet Ratified The Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw)., Julia Schast 2014 University of North Georgia

Battle Of The Sexes: Why The United States Has Not Yet Ratified The Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw)., Julia Schast

Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Developed from a larger research project examining why the United States Senate formally rejects multilateral treaties, this particular study examines a related branch of inquiry about which factors impact the treaty ratification process in the United States. Utilizing the method of structured, focused comparison, used by Alexander George, the project presents a case study of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to observe why the Senate has failed to provide advice and consent to this multilateral treaty. As multilateral treaties become more common in today’s globalized world, it is important to understand ...


The Contextual Backdrop For Deficit Spending In American Political Thought, Erica Y. Barker 2014 University of North Georgia

The Contextual Backdrop For Deficit Spending In American Political Thought, Erica Y. Barker

Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper analyzes political theories about national debt, public credit, and deficit spending as expressed by thinkers from our nation’s founding fathers to our most recent leaders. I found that instrumental, early American thinkers such as Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison held theories and values that undoubtedly carried on into modern politics. Alexander Hamilton believed national debt to be a “blessing” for the United States and that it would help to ensure the nation’s economic stability. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison disputed Hamilton’s ideas about debt and deficit spending, arguing that it would cause unnecessary ...


Are There Cracks In The Democratic Peace?, James W. Farmer, Jamie E. Scalera 2014 University of North Georgia

Are There Cracks In The Democratic Peace?, James W. Farmer, Jamie E. Scalera

Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Democratic Peace Principle is both a well-documented and a heavily scrutinized element of International Relations theory. My research aims to further analyze the principle to determine more precise conditions under which conflict can arise between democratic states. More specifically, my research analyzes the amount of conflict between democratic states of differing military and economic capabilities in order to see if such dyads have different dynamics than dyads with comparable military and economic might. If there are differing degrees of the democratic peace based on factors such as military and economic strength, this could indicate where future wars between democratic ...


Covering The 1972 Chisholm Campaign: Shaping Perceptions And Postponing Progress, Andrea Diekman 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Covering The 1972 Chisholm Campaign: Shaping Perceptions And Postponing Progress, Andrea Diekman

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

In order to get their voices heard, groups with different interests and needs, often racially, socially, and economically marginalized groups, must take an active role in developing policies. Political representation is essential in articulating the need for change and then creating that change. Both women and African Americans have different significant problems gaining political office that their White male counterpoints do not. African American women are especially disadvantaged because of their challenges with the interlocking oppressions of both racism and sexism. A specific woman and candidacy that this study examines more closely was for the presidency. In 1972, Shirley Chisholm ...


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