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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 ...


Heart Of Darkness: New Hampshire Campaign Finance Law Since Citizens United, Jay Surdowski 2016 Partner at Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C., Concord, NH

Heart Of Darkness: New Hampshire Campaign Finance Law Since Citizens United, Jay Surdowski

University of New Hampshire Law Review

[Excerpt] “Perhaps one of the greatest election law paradoxes in the United States is that New Hampshire—the First in the Nation Presidential Primary State—a State whose citizenry famously prides itself on political engagement—is also a State with some of the most complicated and sporadically enforced campaign finance laws in any jurisdiction. The post-Citizens United world, wherein vast quantities of unlimited and anonymous corporate and individual donations by some of the wealthiest citizens are freely flowing (so-called “Dark Money” because the identities of donors are shielded by law), has only exacerbated the loud creaks of the rickety campaign ...


Social Protectionism And The First Amendment: How Regulation Hinders Rather Than Helps Speech, Katherine Rovello 2016 The University of Maine

Social Protectionism And The First Amendment: How Regulation Hinders Rather Than Helps Speech, Katherine Rovello

The Cohen Journal

No abstract provided.


Freedom Of Speech And The Classification Of True Threats, Elena S. Smith 2016 The University of Maine

Freedom Of Speech And The Classification Of True Threats, Elena S. Smith

The Cohen Journal

No abstract provided.


Our Country Is Addicted To Control: Legalize Drugs, Victoria Hood 2016 The University of Maine

Our Country Is Addicted To Control: Legalize Drugs, Victoria Hood

The Cohen Journal

No abstract provided.


Plastic Paradise: The Trends & Effects Of Cosmetic Surgery Tourism In Economically Growing Countries, Amanda Livingston 2016 The University of Maine

Plastic Paradise: The Trends & Effects Of Cosmetic Surgery Tourism In Economically Growing Countries, Amanda Livingston

The Cohen Journal

No abstract provided.


U.S. - Iran Relations: A History Of Covert Action And A Promising Future, Cody Morgan 2016 University of Maine

U.S. - Iran Relations: A History Of Covert Action And A Promising Future, Cody Morgan

The Cohen Journal

No abstract provided.


A Proposed Enhancement To Un Treaty Enforcement: Regular Recommendations To Civil Society, Benjamin Bloomer 2016 DePaul University

A Proposed Enhancement To Un Treaty Enforcement: Regular Recommendations To Civil Society, Benjamin Bloomer

International Human Rights Law Journal

The UN treaty body system is an imperative component in the enforcement of international human rights law, but it currently does not have the mechanisms sufficient for the effective internalization of international human rights law standards. One of its current mechanisms, namely, concluding observations, are by their nature of being addressed to states insufficient to ensure enforcement in state parties not politically, economically, socially, or culturally inclined to obey the recommendations. This article proposes a new publication that will better foster communication between civil society organizations and treaty bodies, allowing for a more highly coordinated effort of civil society in ...


Black Hole In The Rising Sun: Japan And The Hague Convention On Child Abduction, Paul Hanley 2016 Keimyung University

Black Hole In The Rising Sun: Japan And The Hague Convention On Child Abduction, Paul Hanley

International Human Rights Law Journal

Japan has long been criticized for its failure to address the issue of international child abduction. In response to international pressure, Japan adopted the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Parental Abduction in April 2014. Despite its ratification of the treaty, great concern remains whether Japan is willing to comply with the legal obligations imposed by the Convention. This article examines Japan’s struggle with the issue of international child abduction, analyzing its traditional approach to family matters such as its “divorce by conference” system, which permits couples to negotiate issues of child custody and visitation without any ...


Human Rights In North Korea - The Pump Don't Work Cause The Vandals Took The Handles, Steven Gariepy 2016 United States Military Academy

Human Rights In North Korea - The Pump Don't Work Cause The Vandals Took The Handles, Steven Gariepy

International Human Rights Law Journal

Many cynics of the universality of international human rights point to persistent large-scale human-rights abusing regimes, such as the Democratic Republic of North Korea, as proof that there is nothing at all universal about human rights. This essay is an attempt to root out the implications of internal national policies on the suitability of international human rights whilst reinforcing their universality. The author of this essay, a military lawyer, reaches the conclusion that the pump of universal human rights don't work within the North Korea cause the vandals took the handle.


Political Psychology: The Effect Of Presidential Candidate Traits On Voters’ Opinions, Claire Gatzke 2016 Chapman University

Political Psychology: The Effect Of Presidential Candidate Traits On Voters’ Opinions, Claire Gatzke

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The 2016 election continues to be one of the most tumultuous, interesting, and unique political campaigns ever and has brought previous research about the impact candidates’ character traits have on vote choice into question. Research has been done that examines what socioeconomic and cultural circumstances cause voters to use either candidate traits, policy issues, or ideology as voting cues, but there has not been much analysis on what specific candidate traits voters respond most positively to. According to previous research, voters place a higher value on candidate traits having to do with competence than they do on traits that have ...


The Oval Office Is Ready For Madame President: Predictors And Support, Brittney E. Souza 2016 Chapman University

The Oval Office Is Ready For Madame President: Predictors And Support, Brittney E. Souza

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The 2016 United States Presidential Election brings the revolutionary idea of a woman president with the Democratic candidate of Hillary Clinton. The current opposition for a woman president has been generalized gender stereotypes that she will be incompetent, too sensitive, temperamental and fickle with other world leaders. Many studies show that these arguments lack evidence in current female leaders and many commanding women in democracies have proven to be sufficient leaders to their male counterparts. Judeo-Christian traditions have permeated political voting and has acted as an important role in American public opinion on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. These ...


Guns And Butter, Crop Insurance Reform, And The Farmer Safety Net, Bruce A. Babcock 2016 Iowa State University

Guns And Butter, Crop Insurance Reform, And The Farmer Safety Net, Bruce A. Babcock

Bruce Babcock

Republicans control both houses of Congress as well as the presidency. Control means accountability, and large federal budget deficits do not harmonize with the Republican self-image of fiscal prudence. Thus, one of the top agenda items this spring and summer will be how to reduce the federal budget deficit.


Indiana Primary, Mark Caleb Smith 2016 Cedarville University

Indiana Primary, Mark Caleb Smith

Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Kasich's State Of The State Address, Mark Caleb Smith 2016 Cedarville University

Kasich's State Of The State Address, Mark Caleb Smith

Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Another Politics (Book Review), Chris Hardnack PhD 2016 Colorado Mesa University

Another Politics (Book Review), Chris Hardnack Phd

Class, Race and Corporate Power

What are the main political articulations of today's radical movements in North America? In a review of Chris Dixon's Another Politics these questions are addressed in terms of the influence of anti-racist, feminism, anarchism, and prison abolition movements, and how a new form of radical leftists politics is emerging across the continent.


Golden Dome Carry, Gregory J. Brock 2016 Georgia Southern University

Golden Dome Carry, Gregory J. Brock

Gregory J. Brock

No abstract provided.


Goldendomecarrymay2016.Pdf, Gregory J. Brock 2016 Georgia Southern University

Goldendomecarrymay2016.Pdf, Gregory J. Brock

Gregory J. Brock

No abstract provided.


Beyond Metropolises: Hybridity In A Transnational Context, Raihan Sharif 2016 Washington State University

Beyond Metropolises: Hybridity In A Transnational Context, Raihan Sharif

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

Beyond metropolises and within transnational contexts, investigating hybridity discourses is long overdue. This article argues that the epistemic violence embedded in such discourse has grave implications for the very impoverished nations and peoples with whom it claims solidarity and that, because this discourse is trendy in academia, its service to neoliberal capitalism is both easy to miss and important to expose. Interstices of postcolonial hybridity discourses, development discourses, and environmental justice discourses—dominant versions of which are segregated from contextual issues—as produced in Western academia and exported to third world countries for appropriation as developmental efforts—reveal epistemic violence ...


Innovation And The Families Of The Future, Scott Yenor 2016 Boise State University

Innovation And The Families Of The Future, Scott Yenor

Scott Yenor

Steven Horwitz’s Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions uses the Austrian economist’s mode of analysis: marriage and the family are seen as the products of undirected environmental changes, products that arose to meet functions important to human survival and flourishing.


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