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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 ...


Why You Can’T Count On Congress To Rein In A President Trump, Lori Cox Han 2016 Chapman University

Why You Can’T Count On Congress To Rein In A President Trump, Lori Cox Han

Political Science Faculty Articles and Research

"Donald Trump has made many promises on the campaign trail about things he will fix (a broken immigration system), change (the way trade deals are negotiated), and build (a wall on the southern border) if elected president. Those who do not support Trump, regardless of political party, comfort themselves with the constitutional reminder that our government includes three co-equal branches designed to protect against the accumulation of too much power in too few hands. Those checks and balances aside, could President Trump accomplish any of his stated objectives through unilateral actions?"


Performing History: Remembering Paul Robeson And The Peekskill Riots Through Tayo Aluko’S Call Mr. Robeson, Mark Alan Rhodes II 2016 Kent State University - Kent Campus

Performing History: Remembering Paul Robeson And The Peekskill Riots Through Tayo Aluko’S Call Mr. Robeson, Mark Alan Rhodes Ii

Excellence in Performing Arts Research

In 1949 Paul Robeson (with support from Pete Seeger, Woodie Guthrie, Howard Fast, and others) attempted to and then successfully held a civil and workers’ rights concert in Peekskill, New York. Marring these performances, however, were protests that turned progressively violent. These violent protests have come to be known as the Peekskill Riots and serve as a major milestone in the nation’s history surrounding protest, music, politics, and Paul Robeson. This paper reflects on this relationship, particularly how it is being remembered today. Through field research, including participant observation, interviews, landscape analysis, and primary and secondary archival research, I ...


The Electronic Ballot Box : Class, Age And Racial Bias On The Internet., Jason Gainous, Kevin M. Wagner 2016 University of Louisville

The Electronic Ballot Box : Class, Age And Racial Bias On The Internet., Jason Gainous, Kevin M. Wagner

Jason Gainous

This research creates a theoretical framework for understanding the effect of Internet voting on the electorate. Based on standard Downsian rational choice voting theory, we claim that Internet voting lowers the cost of voting for certain voting demographics based upon race, age, and income.We further contend that this electoral advantage may crystallize the growing turnout disparity be-tween demographic groups. The theory is tested using Bayesian inferential methods with data from the Internet turnout in the 2000 Arizona Democratic Presidential Primary merged with demographic data obtained from the 2000 Census. Our findings lend support for the theory that the Internet ...


Religion And Core Values : A Reformulation Of The Funnel Of Causality., Jason Gainous, Bill Radunovich 2016 University of Louisville

Religion And Core Values : A Reformulation Of The Funnel Of Causality., Jason Gainous, Bill Radunovich

Jason Gainous

This study reformulates the classic funnel of causality proposed in The American Voter. Where The American Voter suggests that group affiliation and values are equally influential in candidate choice, the foundational sociological literature suggest that values are derived from group affiliation, and therefore The American Voter has misconceptualized the ordering of these influences. We concur with the sociological literature, which suggests that values are more proximate to that decision than is group affiliation. Examining data from a 2002 statewide survey of Florida residents, and using religious affiliation as a measure of group affiliation, we explore the effects of political core ...


Is There A Woman's Perspective? : An Exploration Of Gender Differences Along Republican And Conservative Lines., Jason Gainous 2016 University of Louisville

Is There A Woman's Perspective? : An Exploration Of Gender Differences Along Republican And Conservative Lines., Jason Gainous

Jason Gainous

Is there a distinct “woman’s perspective?” This paper argues that the answer is an emphatic yes. American National Election Study survey data are used to explore Republican and conservative women’s attitudes concerning social spending issues and religiosity. Most of the previous gender gap research focuses on gender differences in attitudes by examining gender shifts in political party identification and voting, but do not adequately address opinion differences along gender lines between groups that think of themselves as similar. This paper asserts that if men and women who classify themselves as both conservative and Republican exhibit distinct differences, evidence ...


Congressional Actions And Public Reactions., Jason Gainous 2016 University of Louisville

Congressional Actions And Public Reactions., Jason Gainous

Jason Gainous

This paper explores the link between congressional actions and public attitudes about government responsiveness, public efficacy, and public trust in government. Congressional actions are moves by members of Congress that are potentially consequential to public opinion. The theory contends that actions taken by Congress influence these perspectives on government within an alert stratum of the public. This relationship is demonstrated by employing a pooled time-series logistical regression modeling data that come from the American National Election Studies merged with historical actions data. The findings support the contention that increased actions by Congress increase public efficacy and trust in government, and ...


What Does Populism Mean?, Jeff Taylor 2016 Dordt College

What Does Populism Mean?, Jeff Taylor

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"Populism is linked to equality and decentralized power."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the history of political ideologies from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/what-does-populism-mean/


What Does Social Democrat Mean?, David Schelhaas 2016 Dordt College

What Does Social Democrat Mean?, David Schelhaas

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"Social democrats see the state as playing a major role in creating a good and just society, often using taxes to pay for the public services and other social changes they desire."

Posting about the merits of a social democracy from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/what-does-social-democrat-mean/


Measuring Ambivalence About Government In The 2006 Anes Pilot Study., Michael D. Martinez, Jason Gainous, Stephen C. Craig 2016 University of Florida

Measuring Ambivalence About Government In The 2006 Anes Pilot Study., Michael D. Martinez, Jason Gainous, Stephen C. Craig

Jason Gainous

Although scholars increasingly recognize that people often possess multiple and even conflicting attitudes about a given topic, our understanding of the nature, causes, and consequences of such attitudinal ambivalence is limited by a lack of consensus as to how the concept should be operationalized. In this paper, we examine three separate measures (one subjective, two operative) of ambivalence regarding "the federal government in Washington" that were asked in the 2006 ANES Pilot Study. Our findings indicate that while the operative measures are less susceptible to question-order and response-order effects, none of the three indicators fares particularly well in various other ...


Interest Groups And The Media In Post-Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy, James M. McCormick 2016 Iowa State University

Interest Groups And The Media In Post-Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy, James M. Mccormick

James McCormick

How successful are interest groups in shaping American foreign policy? How successful are the media in affecting foreign affairs? During the cold war, the usual answer to both questions was "not much." With the exception of some ethnic and economic groups under speciiic circumstances, most analysts would conclude that interest groups did not fare very well, and the media largely played a supportive role to official policy, at least until the Vietnam War.1 With the end of the cold war, however, are the answers to these questions likely to be the same?

In this chapter, I discuss the access ...


Intergovernmental Organizations And Foreign Policy Behavior: Some Empirical Findings, James M. McCormick, Young W. Khil 2016 Iowa State University

Intergovernmental Organizations And Foreign Policy Behavior: Some Empirical Findings, James M. Mccormick, Young W. Khil

James McCormick

In this study, we evaluate whether the increase in the number of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) has resulted in their increased use for foreign policy behavior by the nations of the world. This question is examined in three related ways: (1) the aggregate use of IGOs for foreign policy behavior; (2) the relationship between IGO membership and IGO use; and (3) the kinds of states that use IGOs. Our data base consists of the 35 nations in the CREON (Comparative Research on the Events of Nations) data set for the years 1959-1968.

The main findings are that IGOs were employed over ...


The Making Of International Agreements: A Reappraisal Of Congressional Involvement, Loch Johnson, James M. McCormick 2016 Iowa State University

The Making Of International Agreements: A Reappraisal Of Congressional Involvement, Loch Johnson, James M. Mccormick

James McCormick

Although the constitution implies that the primary responsibility in the making of foreign policy resides in the Executive Branch, the Congress shares several important powers in this area.' Among these is the prerogative to join in the making of international commitments, as expressed in the treaty-making provisions of the Constitution.2 Lately, however, critics have argued that the foreign policy powers of Congress have eroded drastically through unilateral action taken by the Executive Branch. The criticism contends, first, that the form of international commitments has changed in recent years. Increasingly, the President has used executive agreements, proclamations, or other unilateral ...


Bipartisanship, Partisanship, And Ideology In Congressional-Executive Foreign Policy Relations, 1947–1988, James M. McCormick, Eugene R. Wittkopf 2016 Iowa State University

Bipartisanship, Partisanship, And Ideology In Congressional-Executive Foreign Policy Relations, 1947–1988, James M. Mccormick, Eugene R. Wittkopf

James McCormick

The question we posed at the outset is whether bipartisanship or politics hold as appropriate explanations of congressional-executive relations in the historical periods to which they are typically applied, namely, the pre-Vietnam period in the case of bipartisanship, and the post-Vietnam period in the case of politics. The evidence suggests, first, that the bipartisan perspective applies best to the first two decades of the postwar era, but that it has not been replaced by the political perspective, in which partisanship and ideology are central concepts. Instead, the political perspective applies throughout the postwar era, even though it may now appear ...


Analysis Of Senate Joint Resolution 1 (Sjr1): Proposed Amendments To The Iowa Constitution For Limiting State General Fund Expenditures And Tax Revenues, Mark A. Edelman Ph.D 2016 Iowa State University

Analysis Of Senate Joint Resolution 1 (Sjr1): Proposed Amendments To The Iowa Constitution For Limiting State General Fund Expenditures And Tax Revenues, Mark A. Edelman Ph.D

Mark Edelman

* This report is designed to foster discussion among citizens, leaders and policy makers regarding a public issue of concern to lowans. Iowa State University seeks to provide accurate research-based information on relevant issues and does not necessarily endorse or oppose any proposals that may be analyzed. The analysis provided herein was initiated after requests for information on the impacts of the proposals were expressed by leaders representing a coalition of more than twenty statewide interests. It is important to note that NO external support was received from any special interest groups for conducting this analysis. The methods and data used ...


Hise, Elijah, 1802-1867 (Sc 3018), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Hise, Elijah, 1802-1867 (Sc 3018), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3018. Letter, 14 November 1844, of Elijah Hise, Russellville, Kentucky, addressed to John M. McCalla, Lexington, Kentucky. After giving details of a debt collected on behalf of the recipient, Hise requests that McCalla, a fellow Democrat, be informed of his delight at the election of James K. Polk to the presidency. He lists eight of the issues at stake in the election that he believes have been resolved by the victory.


Globalization And The Deepening Indian-U.S. Partnership In An Age Of Entrenched Anti-Americanism, Geoffrey Kain 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Globalization And The Deepening Indian-U.S. Partnership In An Age Of Entrenched Anti-Americanism, Geoffrey Kain

Geoffrey Kain

“One of the topics often debated in the larger context of globalization is whether or not globalization is fundamentally a new-colonialist/neo-imperialist force (this view might be regarded as the Noam Chomsky school), or whether it is better represented as more of an open-access, competitive landscape on a truly global scale (this view might be regarded as the Thomas Friedman school)…”


5 Myths And Misconceptions About The War On Drugs, Donald Roth 2016 Dordt College

5 Myths And Misconceptions About The War On Drugs, Donald Roth

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"With the War on Drugs turning 45 this year, here are some public misconceptions about that policy that I think warrant more careful reflection on what our path forward should be."

Posting about drug abuse in America from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/5-myths-and-misconceptions-about-the-war-on-drugs/


The 2016 Presidential Election, David L. Rich 2016 Cedarville University

The 2016 Presidential Election, David L. Rich

David L. Rich, D.P.A.

No abstract provided.


Kathleen Montgomery, Charlie Schlenker 2016 WGLT

Kathleen Montgomery, Charlie Schlenker

Interviews

Donald Trump's rise as the Republican Party standard-bearer is reminiscent of how some far-right, populist European leaders took power in the 1980s. IWU political scientist Kathleen Montgomery on Trump and how he compares to other far-right world leaders of recent past.

A transcript of this interview is available at the download link above and to the right on this page.


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