The Ecology Of Transparency Reloaded, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Ecology Of Transparency Reloaded, Seth F. Kreimer
As Justice Stewart famously observed, "[t]he Constitution itself is neither a Freedom of Information Act nor an Official Secrets Act." What the Constitution's text omits, the last two generations have embedded in "small c" constitutional law and practice in the form of the Freedom of Information Act and a series of overlapping governance reforms including Inspectors General, disclosure of political contributions, the State Department’s “Dissent Channel,” the National Archives Information Security Oversight Office, and the publication rights guaranteed by New York Times v. United States. These institutions constitute an ecology of transparency.
The late Justice Scalia argued ...
Trumping Norms: Whither The International Liberal Order?, 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Trumping Norms: Whither The International Liberal Order?, Maureen Jones
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This paper’s main objective is to develop potential theories on the future of American foreign policy within the Trump Administration. The paper will begin by evaluating the norm of statehood and will discuss the contributions of John Meyer to the statehood discourse. Through analysis of Meyer’s work, this paper will develop a standardized structure of statehood within the global order. Furthermore, the paper will analyze the Westphalian international order and discuss the viability of this system leading up to 2017. The Westphalian international system has been the primary system for which nation-states aim to gain acceptance and its ...
The New American Slavery: Capitalism And The Ghettoization Of American Prisons As A Profitable Corporate Business, 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
The New American Slavery: Capitalism And The Ghettoization Of American Prisons As A Profitable Corporate Business, David A. Liburd
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
The labor of enslaved Africans and Black Americans played a large part in the history of colonial America, with the American plantation being the epicenter for all that was to be produced. While the two have never been completely tied together, capitalism and modern day slavery have been linked with one another. Some analysis sees slavery as a remote form of capitalism, a substitute, to an antiquated form of labor in the modern world.
Slave plantations adopted a new concentration in size and management, referred to by W.E. DuBois as a change "from a family institution to an industrial ...
Trigger Crimes & Social Progress: The Tragedy-Outrage-Reform Dynamic In America, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Trigger Crimes & Social Progress: The Tragedy-Outrage-Reform Dynamic In America, Paul H. Robinson, Sarah M. Robinson
Can a crime make our world better? Crimes are the worst of humanity’s wrongs but, oddly, they sometimes do more than anything else to improve our lives. It is often the outrageousness itself that does the work. Ordinary crimes are accepted as the background noise of everyday existence but some crimes make people stop and take notice – because they are so outrageous or so heart-wrenching.
This brief essay explores the dynamic of tragedy, outrage, and reform, illustrating how certain kinds of crimes can trigger real social progress. Several dozen such “trigger crimes” are identified but four in particular are ...
Progressive Antitrust, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Progressive Antitrust, Herbert J. Hovenkamp
Several American political candidates and administrations have both run and served under the “progressive” banner for more than a century, right through the 2016 election season. For the most part these have pursued interventionist antitrust policies, reflecting a belief that markets are fragile and in need of repair, that certain interest groups require greater protection, or in some cases that antitrust policy is an extended arm of regulation. This paper argues that most of this progressive antitrust policy was misconceived, including that reflected in the 2016 antitrust plank of the Democratic Party. The progressive state is best served by a ...
Health Budget Tracking At Local Levels: A Training Manual For Uganda’S Youth Leaders And Advocates, 2017 SIT Graduate Institute
Health Budget Tracking At Local Levels: A Training Manual For Uganda’S Youth Leaders And Advocates, Rehema Z. Namukose Ms.
Uganda’s decentralization policy was introduced in 1997 under the Local Government Act to transfer power from central government to local government levels. The main purpose was to promote participation of all citizens in decision making processes to enhance responsibility and accountable monitoring of services delivered to citizens at all levels. The policy “aimed to achieve efficiency and effectiveness” in services delivered and managed at lower levels (Kebba & Ntanda, 2005). But how were citizens at local levels going to participate in accountability processes? How would they monitor the quality of services delivered under this policy framework? In what ways were ...
More Women In Parliament: Advocacy Lessons Learned From The Georgian Women’S Task Force On Political Participation, 2017 SIT Graduate Institute
More Women In Parliament: Advocacy Lessons Learned From The Georgian Women’S Task Force On Political Participation, Emma Shattuck
Emma Shattuck – PIM 75
MORE WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT: ADVOCACY LESSONS LEARNED
FROM THE GEORGIAN WOMEN’S TASK FORCE ON POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
This Policy Advocacy Course-Linked Capstone is a case study of an on-going advocacy campaign to increase women’s political participation in the Republic of Georgia’s Parliament. It tells the story of a dedicated group of advocates who are determined to help Georgian women’s voices be heard in a primarily male-dominated political context. Drawing on my personal experience living and working in Tbilisi, Georgia, and based on comprehensive key informant interviews with leaders of the campaign ...
First And Second Drafts Of History: The Case Of Trump, Foucault And Pre-Modern Governance, 2017 Bournemouth University
First And Second Drafts Of History: The Case Of Trump, Foucault And Pre-Modern Governance, Donald Nordberg
Perceptions Of Fin-Fish Aquaculture: A Multi-Scalar Policy Perspective, 2017 Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University
Perceptions Of Fin-Fish Aquaculture: A Multi-Scalar Policy Perspective, Jordan Wrigley
Graduate Student Conference
Fin-fish aquaculture presents a problem for planners and policy-makers. While there are negative environmental impacts and questions regarding aquaculture's sustainability, there are also benefits such as increased local food production. Solutions balancing these detriments and benefits are often obscured by ingrained perceptions of aquaculture leading to exclusionary or suppressive outcomes and a lack of exploration into aquaculture's value within various contexts. To examine these perceptions, I developed a multi-scalar series of studies at the national, regional, and individual levels.
The collected results of the three studies suggest aquaculture awareness and perceptions are context-dependant. Nuances in national data also ...
Ticket To The Past: A Political History Of The Mexico City Metro, 1958-1969, 2017 Yale University
Ticket To The Past: A Political History Of The Mexico City Metro, 1958-1969, Maxwell E.P. Ulin
Grand Valley Journal of History
This essay outlines the historic political battle between Mexico's longest serving mayor, Ernesto Uruchurtu, and the nation's president, Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, over the construction of what would become the second largest subway system in the Western Hemisphere, The Mexico City Metro. The conflict, which eventually resulted in Uruchurtu's resignation, was characterized by latent political tensions between the PRI and Mexican middle class that would erupt in 1968 and lead to the ultimate decline of PRI hegemony. I thus argue that the new Metro project did not reflect Mexico's democratic modernization--as its supporters meant it to do--but ...
The Kentucky Constitutional Conventions And The Federalism Of The Founding Fathers, 2017 Morehead State University
The Kentucky Constitutional Conventions And The Federalism Of The Founding Fathers, Ashley Kay Taulbee
Theses and Dissertations
A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Public Administration by Ashley Kay Taulbee on April 19, 2017.
Dictation And Delegation In Securities Regulation, 2017 University of Georgia School of Law
Dictation And Delegation In Securities Regulation, Usha Rodrigues
Indiana Law Journal
When Congress undertakes major financial reform, either it dictates the precise con-tours of the law itself or it delegates the bulk of the rule making to an administrative agency. This choice has critical consequences. Making the law self-executing in federal legislation is swift, not subject to administrative tinkering, and less vulnerable than rule making to judicial second-guessing. Agency action is, in contrast, deliberate, subject to ongoing bureaucratic fiddling, and more vulnerable than statutes to judicial challenge.
This Article offers the first empirical analysis of the extent of congressional delegation in securities law from 1970 to the present day, examining nine ...
The Empty Idea Of “Equality Of Creditors”, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Empty Idea Of “Equality Of Creditors”, David A. Skeel Jr.
For two hundred years, the equality of creditors norm—the idea that similarly situated creditors should be treated similarly—has been widely viewed as the most important principle in American bankruptcy law, rivaled only by our commitment to a fresh start for honest but unfortunate debtors. I argue in this Article that the accolades are misplaced. Although the equality norm once was a rough proxy for legitimate concerns, such as curbing self-dealing, it no longer plays this role. Nor does it serve any other beneficial purpose.
Part I of this Article traces the historical emergence and evolution of the equality ...
Capitalism And Unfreedom: Louis D. Brandeis And A Liberty Of The Left, 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Capitalism And Unfreedom: Louis D. Brandeis And A Liberty Of The Left, Eric L. Apar
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
The American Right features a well-developed—and well-heeled—infrastructure for promoting a conception of freedom as inextricable from capitalism. The American Left, by contrast, has seemed content to cede the territory, abandoning the ground of freedom for the terrain of “equality,” “justice,” “fairness,” and “prosperity.” This paper is an effort to address this asymmetry in the public discourse over the meaning of freedom. Its principal objective is to capture the vision of freedom embodied in the political and economic thought of Louis D. Brandeis, one of the American Left’s ablest expositors of freedom.
In addition, the paper has three ...
Appraising The Progressive State, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Appraising The Progressive State, Herbert J. Hovenkamp
Since it origins in the late nineteenth century, the most salient characteristics of the progressive state have been marginalism in economics, greatly increased use of scientific theory and data in policy making, a commitment to broad participation in both economic and political markets, and a belief that resources are best moved through society by many institutions in addition to traditional markets.. These values have served to make progressive policy less stable than classical and other more laissez faire alternatives. However, the progressive state has also performed better than alternatives by every economic measure. One of the progressive state’s biggest ...
The Bylaw Puzzle In Delaware Corporate Law, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Bylaw Puzzle In Delaware Corporate Law, David A. Skeel Jr.
In less than a decade, Delaware’s legislature has overruled its courts and reshaped Delaware corporate law on two different occasions, with proxy access bylaws in 2009 and with shareholder litigation bylaws in 2015. Having two dramatic interventions in quick succession would be puzzling under any circumstances. The interventions are doubly puzzling because with proxy access, Delaware’s legislature authorized the use of bylaws or charter provisions that Delaware’s courts had banned; while with shareholder litigation, it banned bylaws or charter provisions that the courts had authorized. This Article attempts to unravel the puzzle.
I start with corporate law ...
State-Led Approaches To Electronic Waste Management In The U.S.: A Study Of Stakeholder Involvement In Take-Back Legislation Efficiency, Ashley Elizabeth Westgate
Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Information technology has proliferated over the past two decades, and waste from electronics represents the fastest growing waste stream in the world. The production and disposal of electronics, from cradle to grave, pose critical threats to human health and the environment. The management of electronic, or e-waste, streams poses a particular set of challenges for solid waste management, hazardous waste management, and economic development in the United States. As e-waste accumulates, state governments, municipalities and private landfills are refusing to accept the responsibility for its disposal. To address this problem, the federal and state governments must find a safe and ...
The Socio-Political And Economic Causes Of Natural Disasters, 2017 Claremont McKenna College
The Socio-Political And Economic Causes Of Natural Disasters, Nicole Southard
CMC Senior Theses
To effectively prevent and mitigate the outbreak of natural disasters is a more pressing issue in the twenty-first century than ever before. The frequency and cost of natural disasters is rising globally, most especially in developing countries where the most severe effects of climate change are felt. However, while climate change is indeed a strong force impacting the severity of contemporary catastrophes, it is not directly responsible for the exorbitant cost of the damage and suffering incurred from natural disasters -- both financially and in terms of human life. Rather, the true root causes of natural disasters lie within the power ...
The Efficacy Of Extreme Spectrum Drug Policies And Their Applications To Modern Nations, 2017 Parkland College
The Efficacy Of Extreme Spectrum Drug Policies And Their Applications To Modern Nations, Greg Gancarz
A with Honors Projects
This paper examines the efficacy of extremely stringent and extremely relaxed drug enforcement policies by comparing various countries where each are practiced around the world. Most of the examples used to set the stage and tell of various political climates and major events are sourced directly from major media outlets and news agencies, while statistical information is largely taken from websites which source the information from official databases. The conclusions drawn from this paper regard drug usage and crime as being unusually disparate. In first world nations, crime usually increases drug prevalence rather than the other way around. Therefore, it ...
Book Review: Social Policy And Social Change: Toward The Creation Of Social And Economic Justice, 2017 Walden University
Book Review: Social Policy And Social Change: Toward The Creation Of Social And Economic Justice, Jan Vinita White
Journal of Social Change
Although the book title, Social Policy and Social Change: Toward the Creation of Social and Economic Justice, suggests social change, the focus of the book is social justice, particularly in social work policy and practice. In this second edition of Jimenez, Mayers Pasztor, Chambers, and Pearlman Fujii's seminal exploration, issues of inequality and the widening gap between the wealthy and poor, health care disparities, discrimination, and developing issues are investigated and analyzed in a reader-friendly format.