Hansen, Kasper M. (2004) Deliberative Democracy and Opinion
... Archon Fung, Harvard University gave me very constructive
comments on large parts of the manuscript. Many of Archons comments
caused me to rethink the argument and make it more clear. His
encouragement also helped me find the final motivation to complete the
dissertation and to continue the work on ...
The Realism of Hans Morgenthau - Scholar Commons
... realism along with the significance of his evolving applications, it is best to begin with an
analysis of what might best be termed ‘basic’ realist theory. As proposed by Morgenthau
in the first edition of Politics Among Nations, published in 1948, realism may be said to
be based on a number of key ...
Counterfactuals, Causal Inference, and Historical Analysis
... be subjected to any direct empirical test.”14 There are an endless number
of paths that history might have taken from any given starting point. In the
absence of observable data, how do we select among them? How can we say
that some counterfactuals are more scientifically legitimate, valid, or usefu ...
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 ...
Political Theory and Social Practices
... I certify that the thesis I have presented for examination for the MPhil/PhD degree of the
London School of Economics and Political Science is solely my own work other than
where I have clearly indicated that it is the work of others (in which case the extent of
any work carried out jointly by me an ...
THEORY BUILDING AND DEMOCRACY: AN APPRAISAL AND
... underlying structure is not necessarily compatible with the cultural values of the nonWestern world using a critical discourse analysis. Democratic consolidation in the nonWestern world may not necessarily mirror the theoretical model of liberal democratic
consolidation. Given the hegemonic position ...
“The Verdict of History”: Defining and Defending James Buchanan
... This thesis explores the ways in which the Civil War, and specifically its effect on
definitions of patriotism, influenced the public’s consideration of and relationship with
presidents, and how the former leaders – as well as their families and other supporters – tried to
manipulate the national pu ...
Development Studies and Global Political Economy
... o The Anthropology of Health Disparities (L48 3628)
o Meltdown: The Archaeology of Climate Change (L48 379)
o Global Public Health (L97 3873)
o Popular Culture and Consumption in Modern China (L48 4011)
o Transnational Reproductive Health Issues: Meanings, Technologies, Practices (L97 4021)
o Cultur ...
Tools for what trade? Analysing the Utilisation of Economic
... In-depth discussion with researchers, experts and operators involved in the development of economic tools for biodiversity has been a major input to this book, so
we are indebted to many friends and colleagues.
First on our list is Raphaël Billé. As director of IDDRI’s biodiversity program and with
Designing Social Inquiry
... Most research does not fit clearly into one category or the other. The
best often combines features of each. In the same research project,
some data may be collected that is amenable to statistical analysis,
while other equally significant information is not. Patterns and trends
in social, political ...
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 ...
Foundations of Effective Influence Operations
... the nation’s capabilities to influence others. These capabilities include
public diplomacy, strategic communications, information operations,
and other means that can be used to influence attitudes, behaviors, and
decisions—i.e., “win hearts and minds”—without resort to (or excessive reliance on) th ...
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
... and types display different degrees of this ability to survive, we almost always
find that actual group and national behaviour more or less departs from what we
should expect it to be if we tried to infer it from the dominant forms of the
productive process” (Schumpeter 1942: 12).
In current discuss ...
The economic crisis and political participation among - DUO
... Do changes in economic and social conditions affect the degree and type of political
participation that young people engage in?
This question will be answered through a multilevel analysis of survey data from the European
Social Survey (ESS). Data from 2008 and 2010 are used to compare participation ...
Feminist Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy: Theorizing the
... in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women’s Agency (2002, Oxford University
Press; also available through Oxford Scholarship Online). Being Yourself: Essays
on Identity, Action, and Social Life is a collection of her (mostly) previously published essays (2004, Rowman and Littlefield). She has edited ...
The Politics of Spinozism
... and previously underestimated, role of Spinoza’s political thought, more
precisely on the resources that Spinoza provides for rethinking the very
concept of democracy in our present conjuncture. To be more precise and
anticipate some of the themes I will introduce shortly, what is at stake in this
now - Afrobarometer
... desire to influence politics at home directly through campaign contributions or indirectly through friends
and family members who receive the remittances. While O’Mahony does not track how this financial
support affects election outcomes, the increase in remittances during election years suggests t ...
ibn khaldun`s conception of dynastic cycles and
... study is an attempt to understand the transformations which may have been missed
by the contemporary approaches of the international system in this so-called
transition period, with the help of alternative perspectives. Accordingly, the main
theme of the study outlines how power transitions among st ...
Name - professormartin
... that the one crucial difference to survival, despite numerous similarities in mentality, is
respecting Helios. Furthermore, Dobbs contrasts Odysseus to his former self, cataloguing his
maturing insight into the significance of reverence. The critic cites that Homer described the
early Odysseus, who ...
Variability or Moderation? The Effects of Ambivalence on Political
... expression of attitudes that are variable in the sense of appearing haphazard or
unpredictable in opinion surveys. In this respect, ambivalence is widely viewed as
an explanation for the seemingly random responses that individuals often given
when answering questions about their political attitudes. ...
Basic values and attitudes toward foreign and domestic policies in
... cultural shift resulting in fundamental changes in politics involving public policies, party
systems, and political institutions. What is more, values are conceptualized as abstract beliefs
that transcend specific situations. They may thus serve as “a sort of glue to bind together
many more specific ...
Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage: The Theory and Practice of
... Kantian categorical imperative that human beings should
never be treated solely as a means (i.e., for making a profit)
but rather as an end in and of themselves (Bowie 1999).
Such ethical considerations are deeply embedded in
stakeholder theory where Freeman et al. (2010, p. 196)
state ‘‘values, a s ...
Lobbying in Austria - Transparency International
... The freedom of information legislation in Austria
includes the duty of disclosure law at federal
level and the duty of disclosure in the basic law on
provincial level. There is however no entitlement
to access public records, as is the case in Germany.
On the contrary, Austria is the only country in ...
Public choice or public choice theory refers to ""the use of economic tools to deal with traditional problems of political science"". Its content includes the study of political behavior. In political science, it is the subset of positive political theory that studies self-interested agents (voters, politicians, bureaucrats) and their interactions, which can be represented in a number of ways - using (for example) standard constrained utility maximization, game theory, or decision theory. Public-choice analysis has roots in positive analysis (""what is"") but is often usedTemplate:By whom? for normative purposes (""“what ought to be"") in order to identify a problem or to suggest improvements to constitutional rules (i.e., constitutional economics).The Journal of Economic Literature's classification code regards public choice as a subarea of microeconomics, under JEL: D7: ""Analysis of Collective Decision-Making"" (specifically, JEL: D72: ""Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior""). Public choice theory is also closely related to social-choice theory, a mathematical approach to aggregation of individual interests, welfares, or votes. Much early work had aspects of both, and both fields use the tools of economics and game theory. Since voter behavior influences the behavior of public officials, public-choice theory often uses results from social-choice theory. General treatments of public choice may also be classified under public economics.