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The Cyprus Negotiations And “The One Person-One Vote Principle”: Examples Of Divergence From Democratic Federations, Neophytos Loizides 2009 University of Kent at Canterbury - U.K.

The Cyprus Negotiations And “The One Person-One Vote Principle”: Examples Of Divergence From Democratic Federations, Neophytos Loizides

Neophytos Loizides

Much of the recent political debate in both sides of the island has centered on a proposal by the Greek Cypriot negotiating team for weighted-voting between Greek and Turkish Cypriots in the island. Specifically, this proposal will allow all Cypriots a double vote, one in their ethnic community and another (with a standardized weight of approximately 20%) in the other community. In the election of President, every person will have one vote therefore Turkish Cypriots will be an electoral minority of around 20%. In a second election, Turkish Cypriots will vote for the Vice-President. Greek Cypriots will participate but with ...


Central Bank Independence In Words And In Deeds: Lessons From Brazil And Chile, Taeko Hiroi, Douglas Block 2009 The University of Texas at El Paso

Central Bank Independence In Words And In Deeds: Lessons From Brazil And Chile, Taeko Hiroi, Douglas Block

Taeko Hiroi

Political independence of the central bank is considered to bring financial stability to a nation and therefore to foster economic growth by providing safe investment environments. However, granting a central bank autonomy is politically contentious because of the implications such independence will entail for politicians in terms of their ability to influence monetary policy. This chapter analyzes central bank independence in words and in deeds. The first part discusses the existing literature on central bank independence and problems associated with its measurement. The implications of this debate are analyzed with two Latin American countries, Brazil and Chile. In Brazil, the ...


El Sistema Electoral Peruano, Jose Luis Sardon 2009 Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

El Sistema Electoral Peruano, Jose Luis Sardon

Jose Luis Sardon

No abstract provided.


Media And Democracy: Recent Experiences From Canada And Mexico-An Introduction, Manuel A. Gurrero, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking 2009 Huron University College, Canada

Media And Democracy: Recent Experiences From Canada And Mexico-An Introduction, Manuel A. Gurrero, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking

Paul W Nesbitt-Larking

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The Political Psychology Of (De)Securitization: Place-Making Strategies In Denmark, Sweden, And Canada, Catarina Kinnvall, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking 2009 Huron University College, Canada

The Political Psychology Of (De)Securitization: Place-Making Strategies In Denmark, Sweden, And Canada, Catarina Kinnvall, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking

Paul W Nesbitt-Larking

In this article we demonstrate how both state structures and collective agencies contribute to patterns of securitization and, in so doing, reconfigure conceptions of space and place. Focusing on the life-chances of Muslim minority populations in Denmark, Sweden, and Canada, we begin by establishing how experiences of empire and colonization have shaped dominant regimes of citizenship and multiculturalism. Analyzing responses to the Danish newspaper publication of the 'Mohammed cartoons', we illustrate the dynamics of place making that are operative in the political psychology of securitization. Our analysis illustrates the cosmopolitical and dialogical character of Canadian multiculturalism and how such a ...


The Influence Of International Organizations On Militarized Interstate Dispute Initiation And Duration, Megan Shannon, Daniel Morey, Frederick Boehmke 2009 University of Colorado Boulder

The Influence Of International Organizations On Militarized Interstate Dispute Initiation And Duration, Megan Shannon, Daniel Morey, Frederick Boehmke

Megan Shannon

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Politics And The Media: Culture, Technology, And Regulation, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking, Jonathan Rose 2009 Huron University College, Canada

Politics And The Media: Culture, Technology, And Regulation, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking, Jonathan Rose

Paul W Nesbitt-Larking

No abstract provided.


Citizenship Regimes And Identity Strategies Among Young Muslims In Europe, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking, Catarina Kinnvall 2009 Huron University College, Canada

Citizenship Regimes And Identity Strategies Among Young Muslims In Europe, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking, Catarina Kinnvall

Paul W Nesbitt-Larking

No abstract provided.


The Role Of The Media In Electoral Behaviour: A Canadian Perspective, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking 2009 Huron University College, Canada

The Role Of The Media In Electoral Behaviour: A Canadian Perspective, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking

Paul W Nesbitt-Larking

This work, divided in four sections, is a critical assessment of Canadian perspectives on the role of the media in electoral behaviour, notably on the roles media play in setting or responding to the agenda in the heat of election campaigns. The first section of the article highlights important Canadian methodological and empirical contributions to behaviouralism. The second section of the article, on culture, ideology, and discourse, illustrates general patterns of contrast between the Canadian and American political cultures through an exploration of the comparative role of negative and attack advertisements in election campaigns. The third section of the article ...


When Prayer Trumps Politics: The Politics And Demographics Of Renewable Portfolio Standards, Joshua P. Fershee 2009 University of North Dakota

When Prayer Trumps Politics: The Politics And Demographics Of Renewable Portfolio Standards, Joshua P. Fershee

Joshua P Fershee

This Article seeks to understand who supports renewable energy mandates (and why) by analyzing a variety trends found in political and socio-economic data by state, as well as by state renewable energy opportunities (or the lack of such opportunities). The review finds little shocking in the way of politics: Democratic states tend to favor mandates and Republican states tend not to have mandates. Somewhat surprisingly, the correlations among states with wind and solar resources (as well as most of the demographic data) ranged from limited to inconclusive. In religion, however, a strong trend developed. The states with higher Catholic populations ...


Public Policies For Information Society. A Template, Susana Finquelievich, Adrian Rozengardt, Alejandra Maria Davidziuk, Daniel Gustavo Finquelievich 2009 CONICET / Universidad de Buenos Aires / LINKS

Public Policies For Information Society. A Template, Susana Finquelievich, Adrian Rozengardt, Alejandra Maria Davidziuk, Daniel Gustavo Finquelievich

Susana Finquelievich

No abstract provided.


The Electoral Consequences Of Party Loyalty In Congress, Jamie Carson, Gregory Koger, Matthew J. Lebo, Everett Young 2009 University of Georgia

The Electoral Consequences Of Party Loyalty In Congress, Jamie Carson, Gregory Koger, Matthew J. Lebo, Everett Young

Gregory Koger

To what extent is party loyalty a liability for incumbent legislators? Past research on legislative voting and elections suggests that voters punish members who are ideologically “out of step” with their districts. In seeking to move beyond the emphasis in the literature on the effects of ideological extremity on legislative vote share, we examine how partisan loyalty can adversely affect legislators' electoral fortunes. Specifically, we estimate the effects of each legislator's party unity—the tendency of a member to vote with his or her party on salient issues that divide the two major parties—on vote margin when running ...


Cooperative Party Factions In American Politics, Gregory Koger, Seth Masket, Hans Noel 2009 University of Miami

Cooperative Party Factions In American Politics, Gregory Koger, Seth Masket, Hans Noel

Gregory Koger

What are the primary factions within the Democratic and Republican parties, and to what extent do rival factions cooperate? We address these questions using a unique data set of information sharing between party organizations, media outlets, 527s, and interest groups. Using social network methods, we identify two major information-sharing clusters, or expanded party networks; these networks correspond to a liberal/Democratic grouping and a conservative/Republican grouping. We further identify factions within each party network, but we find a high degree of cooperation between party factions. That is, our data suggest that beneath the intraparty disagreements we observe in primary ...


Democratic Accountability Of International Organizations: Parliamentary Control Within The Council Of Europe And The Osce And The Prospects For The United Nations, Beat Habegger 2009 Selected Works

Democratic Accountability Of International Organizations: Parliamentary Control Within The Council Of Europe And The Osce And The Prospects For The United Nations, Beat Habegger

Beat Habegger

No abstract provided.


Strategic Foresight In Public Policy: Reviewing The Experiences Of The Uk, Singapore, And The Netherlands, Beat Habegger 2009 Selected Works

Strategic Foresight In Public Policy: Reviewing The Experiences Of The Uk, Singapore, And The Netherlands, Beat Habegger

Beat Habegger

No abstract provided.


The Populist Radical Right: A Pathological Normalcy, Cas Mudde 2009 DePauw University

The Populist Radical Right: A Pathological Normalcy, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

In recent years more and more studies have pointed to the limitations of demand-side explanations of the electoral success of populist radical right parties. They argue that supply-side factors need to be included as well. While previous authors have made these claims on the basis of purely empirical arguments, this article provides a (meta)theoretical argumentation for the importance of supply-side explanations. It takes issue with the dominant view on the populist radical right, which considers it to be alien to mainstream values in contemporary western democracies – the ‘normal pathology thesis’. Instead, it argues that the populist radical right should ...


Den Populistiska Radikalhögern: En Patologisk Normalitet, Cas Mudde 2009 DePauw University

Den Populistiska Radikalhögern: En Patologisk Normalitet, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde 2009 DePauw University

The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


The Rise (And Fall?) Of American Conservatism, Cas Mudde 2009 DePauw University

The Rise (And Fall?) Of American Conservatism, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde 2009 DePauw University

The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

Mass migration is thought to be a major factor behind the rise of the radical right. But while there clearly is a relationship (particularly in Western Europe), the connection is not as straightforward as is often assumed. Higher levels of immigration in the three regions examined in this report —North America, Western Europe, and Central and Eastern Europe — do not automatically correlate to more votes for radical-right parties.

The success of radical-right parties has been uneven in Europe. Since 1980, there have only been a handful of radical-right parties in Western Europe and in Central and Eastern Europe which have ...


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