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Secession And Federalism In The United States: Tools For Managing Regional Conflict In A Pluralist Society, Erin Ryan 2016 Florida State University

Secession And Federalism In The United States: Tools For Managing Regional Conflict In A Pluralist Society, Erin Ryan

Erin Ryan

This volume, incorporating the work of scholars from various parts of the globe, taps the wisdom of the Westphalian (and post-Westphalian) world on the use of federalism and secession as tools for managing regional conflict.  The conversation has scarcely been more important than it is right now, especially in light of recent events in Catalonia, Scotland, Québec, and the Sudan—all unique political contexts raising similar questions about how best to balance competing claims for autonomy, interdependence, political voice, and exit.  Exploring how various nations have encountered like conflicts, some more and some less successfully, promises to broaden the perspectives ...


Surfing The Revolutionary Wave 2010-12: A Social Theory Of Agency, Resistance, And Orders Of Dissent In Contemporary Social Movements, Athina Karatzogianni, Michael Schandorf 2016 University of Hull

Surfing The Revolutionary Wave 2010-12: A Social Theory Of Agency, Resistance, And Orders Of Dissent In Contemporary Social Movements, Athina Karatzogianni, Michael Schandorf

Athina Karatzogianni

The theorisation and understanding of contemporary social movements, socio-technological phenomena, and the intersection of the two are limited by an incommensurability between the conceptualisations of individual agency and the disciplining powers of social structures. We introduce a theory of sociotechnological agency that bridges the individual and the social through a reconceptualization of the conventional notion of intentionality. Drawing from recent theories of affect and embodiment, posthuman-influenced materialisms and realisms, postmodern critical theory, and critiques of network theory, we introduce a model for understanding sociopolitical action and dissent that accounts for individual human agency as a nexus of overlapping and often ...


The Rise Of The Global South, The Imf And The Future Of Law And Development, Gabriel Garcia 2016 University of Wollongong

The Rise Of The Global South, The Imf And The Future Of Law And Development, Gabriel Garcia

Dr Gabriel Garcia

After the onset of the Asian Financial Crisis, the world has witnessed a re-accommodation of the global financial system. In the particular case of middle-income countries, they have disentangled themselves from the conditionality of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and grown into more assertive actors in international forums, proposing new alternative mechanisms to become more financially independent and for the provision of development assistance. The article critically reviews the new reality by assessing the strategies deployed by developing countries to reduce the IMF’s influence and explores the potential consequences of the rise of middle-income nations for Law and Development.


Group Empathy Theory: The Effect Of Group Empathy On U.S. Intergroup Attitudes And Behavior In The Context Of Immigration Threats, Cigdem Sirin, Nicholas Valentino, José Villalobos 2016 University of Texas at El Paso

Group Empathy Theory: The Effect Of Group Empathy On U.S. Intergroup Attitudes And Behavior In The Context Of Immigration Threats, Cigdem Sirin, Nicholas Valentino, José Villalobos

José D. Villalobos

Group Empathy Theory posits empathy felt by members of one group can boost support for another even when the groups are in direct competition for rights, security, and resources. We employ our theory to explain divergent reactions of majority versus minority groups to immigration threats. We conduct a two-wave national survey experiment with 1,799 participants consisting of a randomized sample of Anglos and randomized, stratified oversamples of African Americans and Latinos. The experiment manipulates racial/ethnic cues in a vignette depicting an ambiguous yet potentially threatening incident at an immigrant detention center. African Americans and Latinos are significantly more ...


Rethinking Linkage To The West: What Authoritarian Stability In Singapore Tells Us, Su-Mei Ooi 2016 Selected Works

Rethinking Linkage To The West: What Authoritarian Stability In Singapore Tells Us, Su-Mei Ooi

Su-Mei Ooi

Recent regime change literatures compellingly assert that linkage to the West has been a significant factor in democratisation where the organizational capacity of authoritarian incumbents has overwhelmingly weakened pro-democracy forces. Detailed case studies confirming these findings have not included Singapore although high levels of linkage to the West suggest that democratisation should have taken place there. This qualitative case study fills the empirical and theoretical gap by explaining why linkage has so far failed to raise the cost of authoritarianism for Singapore’s government. By eschewing the current structural approach, which conceptualizes linkage as mere channels of external pressure or ...


Struggling To Learn, Learning To Struggle: Strategy And Structure In The 2010-11 University Of Puerto Rico Student Strike, José A. Laguarta Ramírez 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Struggling To Learn, Learning To Struggle: Strategy And Structure In The 2010-11 University Of Puerto Rico Student Strike, José A. Laguarta Ramírez

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From April 2010 to March 2011, the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) underwent a two-phase strike sequence against neoliberal austerity measures. Altogether, that process resulted in the eventual concession of all of the students’ main demands, an unprecedented feat at the UPR, and a rare one in Puerto Rican history in general. In this dissertation I seek to cast light on this improbable event by examining, first, how neoliberalization patterned and contoured the choices facing the century-old UPR student movement. Second, I explore how interactions within the movement, including the framing contest among leadership teams and their interaction with the ...


Better Work And Global Governance, Paul Alois 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Better Work And Global Governance, Paul Alois

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This dissertation is a case study of Better Work, a program run by the International Labor Organization and the International Finance Corporation. It aims to improve working conditions and productivity in the apparel industry. The purpose of this case study is to examine the role that international organizations can play in global governance. The research presented here comes from interviews, document analysis, and an examination of quantitative data on factories’ working conditions. In-person interviews were conducted in the United States, Switzerland, Vietnam, and Indonesia; many phone interviews took place with individuals in other countries. Both publicly available documents and internal ...


The South African Elderly: Neglect, Social Contribution And The Hiv/Aids Epidemic, Alessia Frisoli 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

The South African Elderly: Neglect, Social Contribution And The Hiv/Aids Epidemic, Alessia Frisoli

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With a slowing fertility rate and an increasing longevity, the world population is aging. Both developed and developing countries have seen their elderly become more numerous with an increasing burden on their financial, medical and social system. Many scholars have suggested immediate change of policies to contain the predicted crisis that will affect the health care and the pension schemes in the next decades. However, few have investigated the positive role that the seniors play contributing to society, beyond the complications caused to the economy and welfare system. This thesis will support the argument that the elderly, if appropriately cared ...


Headhunting: Evaluating The Disruptive Capacity Of Leadership Decapitation On Terrorist Organizations, Ted Clemens IV 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Headhunting: Evaluating The Disruptive Capacity Of Leadership Decapitation On Terrorist Organizations, Ted Clemens Iv

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Leadership decapitation -- the practice of removing a leader from a position of authority through targeted killing (i.e. assassination) or arrest -- has long been a feature of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency strategies the world over. Still, how effective is the practice of leadership decapitation in actually bringing a halt to, or even impeding, terrorist activity? Can removing top leaders of terrorist enclaves from power disrupt their groups to the point of organizational degradation or dissolution? And lastly, because no two terrorist groups are the same; when a terrorist group experiences leadership loss, how can the group be expected to react? Will ...


Legitimacy Of Taiwan's Trade Negotiations With China: Demystifying Political Challenges, Pasha L. HSIEH 2016 Singapore Management University

Legitimacy Of Taiwan's Trade Negotiations With China: Demystifying Political Challenges, Pasha L. Hsieh

Pasha L. Hsieh

The article analyzes Taiwan’s legitimacy debate over trade negotiations with China. The theoretical concept of legitimacy is used to assess Taiwan’s cross-straits negotiation mechanism and trade agreements. This article argues that Taiwan’s current legal framework governing congressional supervision of cross-straits agreements falls short of procedural legitimacy and performance legitimacy.  By explaining the constitutional design for Taiwan’s “white glove” mechanism, the article explores the initial procedural legitimacy deficit.  As cross-straits negotiations involve increasingly substantive obligations, the legitimacy of bilateral agreements has changed fundamentally. The massive protest in the Sunflower Movement due to the Services Trade Agreement reinforced ...


Oman And Us Relations.Docx, Alunood Ali Alfarsi 2016 Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Oman And Us Relations.Docx, Alunood Ali Alfarsi

Alunood Alfarsi

No abstract provided.


Women And Men Leading In Christian Nonprofits And Universities, Amy Reynolds 2016 Purdue University

Women And Men Leading In Christian Nonprofits And Universities, Amy Reynolds

Closing the Gender Gap: Advancing Leadership and Organizations

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Leadership: Gender And Subjective Performance Evaluations By Midshipman, Darby A. Nelson, David G. Smith, Judith E. Rosenstein 2016 Purdue University

Evaluating Leadership: Gender And Subjective Performance Evaluations By Midshipman, Darby A. Nelson, David G. Smith, Judith E. Rosenstein

Closing the Gender Gap: Advancing Leadership and Organizations

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Hierarchical Organizational Culture, Organizational Environment, And Women’S Experience On Work-Family Enrichment In South Korea, Sunyoung Park, Sung Jun Jo 2016 Louisiana State University

The Influence Of Hierarchical Organizational Culture, Organizational Environment, And Women’S Experience On Work-Family Enrichment In South Korea, Sunyoung Park, Sung Jun Jo

Closing the Gender Gap: Advancing Leadership and Organizations

No abstract provided.


The Gendered And Cultural Realities Of Managing A Global Workforce: Implications For Research And Practice, Kaumudi Misra 2016 Purdue University

The Gendered And Cultural Realities Of Managing A Global Workforce: Implications For Research And Practice, Kaumudi Misra

Closing the Gender Gap: Advancing Leadership and Organizations

No abstract provided.


Diversity In Context, Lisbeth Clausen 2016 Purdue University

Diversity In Context, Lisbeth Clausen

Closing the Gender Gap: Advancing Leadership and Organizations

No abstract provided.


Seeing Herself As A Leader: An Examination Of Gender-Leadership Frames In Women’S Leader Identity Development, Beth K. Humberd, Judith A. Clair 2016 Purdue University

Seeing Herself As A Leader: An Examination Of Gender-Leadership Frames In Women’S Leader Identity Development, Beth K. Humberd, Judith A. Clair

Closing the Gender Gap: Advancing Leadership and Organizations

No abstract provided.


Examining Women’S Leadership Identity Development, Donna Chrobot-Mason, Lindsay Johnson, Jasmine Burno, Nathan Ball, Larry Kinkopf 2016 University of Cincinnati

Examining Women’S Leadership Identity Development, Donna Chrobot-Mason, Lindsay Johnson, Jasmine Burno, Nathan Ball, Larry Kinkopf

Closing the Gender Gap: Advancing Leadership and Organizations

No abstract provided.


Intersectionality On The Path To Leadership: The Role Of Identity Management In Influencing Hiring Outcomes, Danielle D. King, Ann Marie Ryan, Jennifer Wessel 2016 Purdue University

Intersectionality On The Path To Leadership: The Role Of Identity Management In Influencing Hiring Outcomes, Danielle D. King, Ann Marie Ryan, Jennifer Wessel

Closing the Gender Gap: Advancing Leadership and Organizations

No abstract provided.


“Paganpreneurs”: Demythologizing The Gender Gap In The “Cult Of The Entrepreneur”, Mandy Wheadon, Nathalie Duval-Couetil 2016 Purdue University

“Paganpreneurs”: Demythologizing The Gender Gap In The “Cult Of The Entrepreneur”, Mandy Wheadon, Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Closing the Gender Gap: Advancing Leadership and Organizations

No abstract provided.


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