Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Political Science Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

33,199 Full-Text Articles 20,812 Authors 15,896,370 Downloads 368 Institutions

All Articles in Political Science

Faceted Search

33,199 full-text articles. Page 1 of 956.

White Supremacy, Police Brutality, And Family Separation: Preventing Crimes Against Humanity Within The United States, Elena Baylis 2022 University of Pittsburgh School of Law

White Supremacy, Police Brutality, And Family Separation: Preventing Crimes Against Humanity Within The United States, Elena Baylis

Articles

Although the United States tends to treat crimes against humanity as a danger that exists only in authoritarian or war-torn states, in fact, there is a real risk of crimes against humanity occurring within the United States, as illustrated by events such as systemic police brutality against Black Americans, the federal government’s family separation policy that took thousands of immigrant children from their parents at the southern border, and the dramatic escalation of White supremacist and extremist violence culminating in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. In spite of this risk, the United States does ...


Candidate Ideology And Small Donor Contributions, Ryan Kobe 2021 Utah State University

Candidate Ideology And Small Donor Contributions, Ryan Kobe

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

While individual citizens are the biggest source of campaign fundraising in Senate and House elections, previous research has focused on individuals donating over the reporting limit of $200. The Federal Elections Committee now makes available data on individuals who donate less than $200, and as these donors take on a bigger role in congressional fundraising, a new analysis of donor motivations is needed. This thesis investigates if and how candidate ideology is related to amount contributed. Specifically, I ask whether the dollar amount of contributions changes depending on how conservative or liberal a candidate is. These results have important implications ...


Smart Cities: Harnessing Regional Innovation Networks And Global Collaborations, José de Arimatéia da Cruz, Travis D. Howard 2021 Georgia Southern University

Smart Cities: Harnessing Regional Innovation Networks And Global Collaborations, José De Arimatéia Da Cruz, Travis D. Howard

International Journal of Security Studies & Practice

Information technology and computer science move at a lightning pace, both literally within the electromagnetic spectrum and figuratively as a professional field. This continuous evolution affects technical experts in their professional development, project managers in their timelines and ever-moving targets, and program founders who shape the initiatives themselves. No professional can reliably predict where the next technological innovation or new application of existing capabilities will occur. In response, experts employing information and communication technologies (ICT) in large systems must always consider timelines of future developments and adhere to structured management practices to meet deadlines. Comparative advantage in the market drives ...


Module 1: The Origins Of Us Interventions In Afghanistan (2001), Madina Wahab 2021 University of Pennsylvania

Module 1: The Origins Of Us Interventions In Afghanistan (2001), Madina Wahab

Foreign Policy

No abstract provided.


Is Arizona’S Senate Bill 1070 A Degenerative Policy? Latinos Say Yes, And No. Implications For Latinos And Democracy In A Trump World, Karina Moreno 2021 Long Island University Brooklyn

Is Arizona’S Senate Bill 1070 A Degenerative Policy? Latinos Say Yes, And No. Implications For Latinos And Democracy In A Trump World, Karina Moreno

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

Schneider and Ingram’s theory of policy design (1997) states that policy making includes a process through which knowledge is socially constructed and is a domain in which power elites are able to manipulate symbols, rhetoric, images, and distort logical lines of inquiry to justify policies that privilege certain social groups while stigmatizing and disenfranchising others. Policies act as lessons, and individuals, in turn, then internalize messages on their value to society based on the policies that are assigned to them. Using qualitative data in the form of in-depth interviews conducted with Latinos in Arizona, this paper asks, Is Arizona ...


In The Midst Of An Epidemic: How Print Media Shapes Policy Feedback To The Opioid Crisis, Peter S. Federman 2021 University of Kansas

In The Midst Of An Epidemic: How Print Media Shapes Policy Feedback To The Opioid Crisis, Peter S. Federman

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

As opioid addiction has spread across the country, media discourse around opioid abuse has consistently increased. A content analysis of local newspaper articles from the state of Massachusetts reveals that political and administrative officials conceive of Narcan in distinct ways. Administrators, including police and fire officials, see Narcan as a means to accomplish their organizational mission. Conversely, elected officials are primarily concerned with cost, legal ramifications and the broad impact of the opioid crisis, remaining disconnected from street-level concerns. In delineating these divergent perspectives, this article provides two unique contributions: first, it applies policy feedback theory as a framework to ...


The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Innovations In Human Services Administration: Evidence From New York Counties, Lauren Mullins, Jyldyz Kasymova 2021 Long Island University

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Innovations In Human Services Administration: Evidence From New York Counties, Lauren Mullins, Jyldyz Kasymova

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

Counties are often seen as “forgotten” and understudied governments in the family of local jurisdictions. The recent growing demand for public assistance led to a renewed interest in county governance, specifically in relation to the administration of social services. In order to cope with a post-recession growing workload, many counties began using technology and other innovative methods to serve clients effectively. This research seeks to learn and make sense of innovation practices in providing social safety services in several counties in New York State. In particular, we attempt to respond to the following questions. First, what types of innovations are ...


Municipal Consolidation And Organizational Realities: A Case From New York City, Bakry Elmedni, Sade V. McIntosh, Beverly P. Lyons 2021 Long Island University Brooklyn

Municipal Consolidation And Organizational Realities: A Case From New York City, Bakry Elmedni, Sade V. Mcintosh, Beverly P. Lyons

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

Consolidation in the public sector has always been conceptualized as a tool for enhancing service provision and fiscal responsibility. The evidence is dubious in both front. Using self-administered questionnaire and follow-up interviews, this study attempts to explain why the merger of two NYC agencies (DJJ into ACS) is incomplete after six years based on employees’ perception. The paper contends that a well-designed and carefully-negotiated merger can lead to harmony while meeting the intended goals of the new organization. The study concludes that because of insufficient efforts in the three phases of merger (pre-merger, during and post-merger), employees were oblivious to ...


Municipal Consolidation, Innovations And The Dynamics Of Public Policies, Andrew Ewoh 2021 Texas Southern University

Municipal Consolidation, Innovations And The Dynamics Of Public Policies, Andrew Ewoh

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

No abstract provided.


How Democratic Is Democracy? A History Of Political Corruption In Peru, Kaitlyn Selzler 2021 University of Nebraska at Kearney

How Democratic Is Democracy? A History Of Political Corruption In Peru, Kaitlyn Selzler

Graduate Review

With the emergence of revisionist scholarship beginning in the 1960’s and 1970’s, scholars have taken terms which had absolute definitions, such as totalitarianism or democracy, and introduced different perspectives and methods which questioned the absolute authority of historical terminology. As a case study into these new historical methodologies, this essay seeks to answer the question: How democratic is Peru’s democracy? To answer this question, this research explores the deep seeded corruption in Latin America, specifically Peru, beginning in 1985 with the election of Alan Garcia, continuing through the presidency of Alberto Fujimori, and eventually ending with the ...


Democracy And Bolivian Sovereignty In The Morales Era, Erin Leick 2021 University of Nebraska at Kearney

Democracy And Bolivian Sovereignty In The Morales Era, Erin Leick

Graduate Review

In late 2019, Evo Morales was forced out of office as the President of Bolivia and charged with sedition and terrorism. Morales had spent more than two decades as an indigenous and cocalero activist, then served as President for nearly fourteen years. During this time, he and the Bolivian Movement Toward Socialism party, the MAS, oversaw a new constitution with the goals of supporting Bolivian sovereignty and democratic ideals. Morales’s version of democracy,though, is intertwined with sovereignty, and centered on increasing the rights of the indigenous peoples who brought him to notoriety. This paper seeks to determine the ...


U.S. Policing As Racialized Violence And Control: A Qualitative Assessment Of Black Narratives From Ferguson, Missouri, Jason M. Williams 2021 Montclair State University

U.S. Policing As Racialized Violence And Control: A Qualitative Assessment Of Black Narratives From Ferguson, Missouri, Jason M. Williams

Department of Justice Studies Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

U.S. policing has long been captured within a master narrative of colorblind consensus; however, distinct lived experiences between community groups depict grave disparities in law enforcement experiences and perceptions. Orthodox conceptions of law enforcement ultimately silence marginalized voices disproportionately affected by negative contacts with law enforcement. Centering data in critical theory, this study will present thematic results from semi-interviews gathered in Ferguson, M.O., during a critical ethnographic research project. Themes reveal experiences and perceptions of racialized and violent policing, the unique position of Black officers, and regard for the impact police have on children. Results also help to ...


Module 18: Muslim Women And Representation (2018), Noreen Naseem Rodriguez 2021 University of Colorado, Boulder

Module 18: Muslim Women And Representation (2018), Noreen Naseem Rodriguez

Media & Representation

No abstract provided.


Sanders, William Willard "Whitey," 1930-2021 (Mss 723), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2021 Western Kentucky University

Sanders, William Willard "Whitey," 1930-2021 (Mss 723), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 723. Original cartoons drawn by Bill “Whitey” Sanders during his career as an editorial cartoonist with the Greensboro Daily News, Kansas City Star, and Milwaukee Journal. Includes some created after his retirement.


Sanders, William Willard "Whitey," 1930-2021 (Mss 722), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2021 Western Kentucky University

Sanders, William Willard "Whitey," 1930-2021 (Mss 722), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 722. Photocopies of cartoons drawn by Bill “Whitey” Sanders during his career and after retirement as an editorial cartoonist with the Greensboro Daily News, Kansas City Star, and Milwaukee Journal. Most were clipped from newspapers but some later cartoons were copied from originals.


The Ghost University: Academe From The Ruins, Peter Fleming 2021 University of Technology Sydney

The Ghost University: Academe From The Ruins, Peter Fleming

Emancipations: A Journal of Critical Social Analysis

No abstract provided.


Critical Theory, Fascism, And Antifascism: Reflections From A Damaged Polity, Bradley Macdonald, Katherine E. Young 2021 Colorado State University

Critical Theory, Fascism, And Antifascism: Reflections From A Damaged Polity, Bradley Macdonald, Katherine E. Young

Emancipations: A Journal of Critical Social Analysis

The presidency of Trump has produced an increasing sense that we are possibly moving into a period of fascism in the United States. In this essay, we wish to look closely at conditions which define this current political period by taking seriously Max Horkheimer’s plea to see the necessary relation of capitalism to protofascist potentials and fascist aspirations within our liberal democratic context. Drawing upon the work of Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, and others, we will look more closely at the particular political economic conditions that underlie the development of our one-dimensional society, in which “totalitarian” economic-technical control, rampant ...


Progressive Neoliberalism Isn't The Solution. We Need A Radical, Counter-Hegemonic And Anti-Capitalist Alliance. A Conversation With Nancy Fraser, Nancy Fraser, Lara Monticelli 2021 New School for Social Research

Progressive Neoliberalism Isn't The Solution. We Need A Radical, Counter-Hegemonic And Anti-Capitalist Alliance. A Conversation With Nancy Fraser, Nancy Fraser, Lara Monticelli

Emancipations: A Journal of Critical Social Analysis

During the annual meeting of the research network “Alternatives to Capitalism” held at the New School for Social Research in New York City in 2019, Professor Nancy Fraser engaged in a vibrant discussion about one of her latest books, “Capitalism. A Conversation in Critical Theory”, co-authored with Rahel Jaeggi (Polity Press, 2018). Here is a shortened and edited extract of the conversation.


The Political Economy Of The Apocalypse, James K. Galbraith 2021 The University of Texas at Austin

The Political Economy Of The Apocalypse, James K. Galbraith

Emancipations: A Journal of Critical Social Analysis

The world faces – let us say – four great threats, and because nothing really changes, we know their names: Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death. With modest modernization these categories can serve to guide our minds on a tour of the economic policy choices of the near and distant future.


Lone Star Wars: Lngs, Communities, And Globalization Versus Local Resistance In The Laguna Madre Region Of Coastal South Texas, Terence Garrett, Arthur Sementelli 2021 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Lone Star Wars: Lngs, Communities, And Globalization Versus Local Resistance In The Laguna Madre Region Of Coastal South Texas, Terence Garrett, Arthur Sementelli

Political Science Faculty Publications and Presentations

Purpose: to theoretically contextualize the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) issue using Bauman and Debord. More generally, this research provides a theoretical and qualitative context to understand the LNG issue in discussions of environmental management, globalization, and local government.

Design/methodology/approach: this article uses Boje’s narrative case study approach to analyze the politics around localized resistance movements to LNG production in the Rio Grande Valley. Specifically, the study examines data collected from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), personal interviews, and public declarations (newspapers, blogs, social media) to create an historiographical account of LNGs in the RGV to analyze ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress