The Realism of Hans Morgenthau - Scholar Commons
... when it perceives that breaking any agreement with other states is in its interests.
Morgenthau did not suggest that the international legal order of conventions, treaties,
agreements, understandings and common shared practices of states have no effect but
rather that their effect is contingent upo ...
After Totalitarianism: Hannah Arendt, Isaiah Berlin, and
... defeated by Nazi and Communist totalitarianism, it was also in a sense realized in those
regimes. In exploring their ambivalent attitude toward the tradition, this dissertation aims
to illuminate how Arendt and Berlin contributed to the postwar imperative to think afresh
about the Western tradition ...
A Liberal Theory of Federalism
... government. By offering a liberal theory of federalism that can equip us with both an account
of legitimacy and an institutional structure capable of effectively navigating the diversity
endemic to human society, this thesis seeks to carry forward the liberal project of doing justice
to what John Ra ...
THEORY BUILDING AND DEMOCRACY: AN APPRAISAL AND
... are created to implement the rule of the people; and economies are restructured to
facilitate the creation of a free political and economic society. All this in the name of
democracy (Rejai 1967:202, Holden 1993: xi). Yet, democracy as a concept and how
it applies to a human society is a bone of aca ...
Machiavelli`s Morals - Azure - Ideas for the Jewish Nation
... This is Machiavelli’s most direct attack on the religion in which he was baptized. Significantly, it
is not an attack on the Church’s attempt to subjugate politics to ethics, but on the distinction the
Church made between the two. The Church’s withdrawal from, and contempt towards, this world
in the ...
... comprehensive and authoritative account. Berlin explains that in the polis,
politics is not an instrument for attaining a different, higher end, but a supreme value in itself. It defines man as a rational being, and leads to a fuller
and happier life. Accordingly, man and politics—that is, the priv ...
Development Studies and Global Political Economy
... o Environmental Issues: Writing (L82 350W)
o Urban Ecology (L82 375)
o Applications in GIS (L82 380)
o Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic (L82 539)
o Historical Methods (L22 301A) * depends on section
o Historical Methods: Latin American History (L97 301L)
o Historical Methods: Middle Ea ...
Skeletons in White House Closets: A Discussion of Modern
... A proper, operational definition of presidential scandals must identify three
dimensions: who, what, and when. The primary issue in determining a definition of political scandals is what types of misbehavior should and should not be
classified as scandalous. A secondary issue, which is relevant to i ...
IV Conference Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis
... contextually-oriented and actor-related types of analysis. On the other hand,
ethnography has also recently changed its meaning to become much more of a
description of certain style (rather than just a method) of research. It is now being
increasingly analytically mobilised as a research practice wh ...
The London Corresponding Society And The Ascension Of Popular
... citizens in attendance. Image from the British Museum…………………..211
Figure 9. The Reformers Dinner, 1809, by Samuel de Wilde. This is a depiction of the
interior of the Crown and Anchor Tavern, where many of the early LCS
meetings were held, particularly in 1793 and 1794. The Tavern was actually
Moral Inscriptions: Politics and the Rhetoric of Responsibility
... Responsibility Blog under the very literal, if not revealing, headline, “The BP Oil
Spill: Who’s Responsible?”3
By May 1st, the Obama Administration named British Petroleum (BP), the
company in charge of the drilling, as the responsible party.4 Shortly thereafter, US
Attorney General, Eric Holder, a ...
“Political parties cause divisions”: Exploring Support for
... working only to find more reason to stay. This thesis means something to me, and I
am grateful to all who helped in compiling, refining, rethinking, and reworking it.
First, I am grateful to the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) library staff for
their tremendous help with my research and for generou ...
Assessing the risks of corruption to state legitimacy and stability
... The popular uprisings in North Africa are a powerful reminder that failure to curb corruption can
directly affect the legitimacy and stability of political regimes. In theory, addressing corruption should
be in the interest of every government as a means to ensure social peace and avoid internal con ...
Herbert Marcuse: The Critique of Bourgeois Civilization and its
... work are complicated by a circumstance which has attended
discussions of civilization throughout.
However civilization has been conceived it has usually involved the idea of a new and perfected philosophical method
congruent with the findings and procedures of the new natural
sciences. Critics of ci ...
Foundations of Effective Influence Operations
... • Influencing Individuals. There is an abundance of theories and
models that seek to explain individual-level attitudes, persuasive
communications, and behavioral change, and although several
appear to be relatively generalized and empirically robust, even the
best of these have relatively modest e ...
THE POLITICAL EFFECTS OF DISASTER AND
... The work presented here would not have been possible without the support of
several institutions and individuals. I thank the Institute for the Study of World Politics,
the University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and this same
institution’s Graduate Minority Office for funding t ...
Strategic Translations: The Zapatistas from Silence to Dignity
... The emergence of a movement advocating radical political and social change from one of
the poorest states in Mexico—a country considered to be the most stable in Latin
America—at a time when most of the region’s guerrilla movements had been subdued
took many by surprise. The fact that the uprising c ...
Hollywood Left and Right
... FBI leaders William J. Burns and J. Edgar Hoover were so worried about the
power of movie stars to affect the political consciousness of a nation that
they ordered secret agents to maintain close surveillance over suspected
Hollywood radicals. Four years later, Bureau agents confirmed their worst
Terrorism Warnings as Strategic Appeals
... allegations. For example, when CBS News reported on President Bush‘s August 2001 daily intelligence briefing
warning of a possible attack involving hijacked airplanes congressional Democrats were ―gravely concerned‖
and demanded to know ―what the president...knew.‖ Republicans saw the suggestion tha ...
Unlocking the Latino Vote: Civic Organizations As Tools for Latino
... largely undecided about their political party affiliations. They have supported both Democratic and
Republican candidates in the past, and have taken both liberal and conservative stances on a variety of social
issues. Another factor is that a good number of Latinos live in important swing districts ...
MYANMAR: THE POLITICS OF HUMANITARIAN AID 2 April 2002
... spin out of control. As part of this shift, there
appears to be a new willingness to consider an
expansion of certain kinds of assistance – more
specifically, ‘humanitarian assistance’. Yet, many
donors still harbour concerns going back to 1988
and subsequent political developments, which
hinder a d ...
Democratic Deliberation Procedures : Theoretical and Practical
... deliberative events that took place in the New Haven metropolitan area,
organized by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the
League of Women Voters aided by Yale’s Institutions for Social and Policy
Studies and the Center for Deliberative Polling at the University of Texas.
Rousseau and the Ancients Rousseau et les Anciens
... Rousseau believed that no fonnal principles of political legitimacy
could be defended without concurrent consideration of how human beings
will be moved to observe those principles. In fact, it was this very issue
upon which Rousseau distinguished his version of the general will from
the reigning ve ...
The Return of Political Patronage
... are not as good at this as politically partisan advisers
who have been selected because ministers know they
can rely on them to support their political programme.
Why would ministers believe that objectivity and
impartiality constitute a bar, or at least a handicap, to
the effective implementation o ...
Name - professormartin
... wide array of logical techniques. To prove that rationality and reverence go hand in hand, Dobbs
compares numerous characters to Odysseus and conducts a comprehensive coverage of all
conflicting aspects. In addition, to prove that Homer’s epic is relevant to today’s politics, Dobbs
intentionally str ...
A political spectrum is a system of classifying different political positions upon one or more geometric axes that symbolize independent political dimensions.Most long-standing spectra include a right wing and left wing, which originally referred to seating arrangements in the French parliament after the Revolution (1789–99). According to the simplest left–right axis, communism and socialism are usually regarded internationally as being on the left, opposite fascism and conservatism on the right. Liberalism can mean different things in different contexts, sometimes on the left (social liberalism), sometimes on the right (economic liberalism). Politics that rejects the conventional left–right spectrum is known as syncretic politics. Those with an intermediate outlook are classified as centrists or moderates.Political scientists have frequently noted that a single left–right axis is insufficient for describing the existing variation in political beliefs, and often include other axes. Though the descriptive words at polar opposites may vary, often in popular biaxial spectra the axes are split between sociocultural issues and economic issues, each scaling from some form of individualism (or government for the freedom of the individual) to some form of communitarianism (or government for the welfare of the community). In this context, the contemporary American left is often considered individualist (or libertarian) on sociocultural issues and communitarian (or populist) on economic issues, while the contemporary American right is often considered communitarian (or populist) on sociocultural issues and individualist (or libertarian) on economic issues.