The Politics of Educational Reform in Alberta

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Students who study in a Junior Year Abroad program may, with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, count up to four courses toward the major. It's like playing poker in which your opponent sets all the rules, in which he gets as many cards as he wants while you are limited to five, in which he has a half dozen wild cards while you have none, in which he gets to look at the cards you draw while his cards remain secret. In so doing, the dissertation sheds new light on the inner-workings of Haile Selassie’s regime in specific and dictatorships more generally.

The EU's Shifting Borders: Theoretical Approaches and Policy

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In our view, this broad focus would be most useful to students. While monarchy i s dynastical, republic is, largely, elected; while tlie former goes along witli the period the monarch lives. tlie latter i s a time-bound system: a republican ruler heads tlle state for a particular period o f time. Prominent examples from the field are Tocqueville’s Democracy in America (1888) and Lijphart’s The Politics of Accommodation (1968). Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the education and qualifications needed for a position in a number of specialized areas connected to government, such as lobbying, political staffing, or campaign work.

Democracy, Development, and the Countryside: Urban-Rural

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This course is a comparative analysis of twentieth-century political developments and issues in the Southern Cone of Latin America: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. For example, it asks not only what rights are, but more precisely whether rights protect the choices or the interests of actors, and whether we can coherently ascribe rights to groups or only to individuals. Analysis of political theories and issues through extensive reading and discussion of selected works of literature.

Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa

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FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION SYSTEM (16 credits) Traditional cooperation of donors and non-donors DAC (6 credits) Concept Development and its dimensions: economic growth, Democracy, Gender and Human Rights (6 credits) International cooperation instruments (4 credits) Mandatory module. Indian environtnental groi~psliave organiscd numerous protest movenients against deforestation, co~istri~ctionf high dams, mining, pollution and nuclcar power plants witli o varying degrees o f success.

Historical Introduction to the Roman Law

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Only one version may be taken for credit. Examines governmental patterns in major urban areas of the United States. The two principal riiethods o f proportional representation are tlie list system and the single transferable vote. 'This tilethod o f proportional represe~itation also known as (i)Hare System is because it was first suggested by Thonias Hare; and (ii) Preferential Vote System because each voter i s required to indicate hislher preferences o f candidates on the ballot paper, though the vote is only one.

International Ethics

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But he is unconvincing to modern readers when he alleges (without substantiation) that, although women have a deliberative faculty, it is “without authority” (akuron), so that females require male supervision (I.13.1260a13–14). (Aristotle's arguments about slaves and women appear so weak that some commentators take them to be ironic. Organizations under PRI were confederation of mexican workers which recognized but independent unions were repressed and agreed to limit demands such as wage increases and leaders were rewarded., grievance procedures and right to strike, national peasant confederation and national confederation of popular organizations.

Long to Reign?: The Survival of Monarchies in the Modern

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So considered, the structural-functionalanalysis has really enriched our discipline. But it is of interest that both of these scholars focus their work predominantly on constitutional, democratic systems. His method of'satyagraha had an astounding success. Margaret Thatcher and Angela Merkel); many Asian women that are chief executives come from prominent political families personal and corporate income taxes, property taxes, and taxes on capital gains; directly levied on persons or corporations a type of policy output: distribution--- of money, goods, and services--- to citizens, residents, and clients of the state (ex. social welfare programs) a type of policy output: extraction of resources--- money, goods, persons, and services--- from the domestic and international environments (ex. taxation, compulsory military service) many people disagree over what is "fair"; some people believe that fairness requires all people to be treated equally, whereas others believe that fairness demands that individuals be treated according to performance; still others believed that fairness means that people are treated according to their needs the total value of goods and services produced by a country's residents in a year; for the average country, about 1/4 of the GDP is extracted by the government; in the more developed democracies, this proportion is higher as they rely primarily on taxes an social contributions for government revenue. include sales taxes, value-added taxes, excise taxes, and customs duties; commonly included in the prices of goods and services that customers by; countries with weak administrative capacities often prefer indirect taxes includes economic welfare, quality of life, freedom, and personal security; different citizens often disagree on which policy goods are more important; policy goods cannot sometimes coexist together to the same extent (personal security can involve the sacrifice of freedom) the values and goals of the policymakers and citizens affect their evaluation of the population outcomes they actually reach; politicians and citizens often disagree over political goods and values consists of all the authoritative public decisions that governments make (the policy outputs of the political system); ex. pension systems like social security in the US; usually rely on some combination of the criteria that define different people's definition of "fairness" type of policy output: regulation of human behavior--- the use of compulsion and inducement to bring about desired behavior (ex. legality or illegality of abortion); can create an opportunity for government officials to extract bribes from citizens states that derive much of their revenue from selling oil and other natural resources; decreases burden of taxes on citizens--- however, the lower the level of taxation, the less reason for the public to demand representation and for the politicians to behave accountably; the easy money of the rentier state may be a tempting target for politicians looking to accumulate personal wealth (through embezzlement, for example) type of policy output: symbolic outputs--- used to exhort citizens to engage in desired forms of behavior, build community, or celebrate exemplary conduct (ex. promoting ideologies such as equality and liberty to accept sacrifice, danger, and hardship, or to making people pay their taxes more readily and honestly

Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global

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The ability to highlight ‘deviant’ or ‘outlier’ countries is also a key strength of the large-N design. We will also examine how subcultures and recent shifts in political activism have influenced government of late before taking a look at interest groups, pressure groups, lobbying, the press, media campaigns, and nongovernmental and quasi-nongovernmental organizations. Tlic niost significant and unprcccdcntcd move w rs the creation of wa tlic Philippine Commonwwcalth in 1935 under a timetable that guaranteed fill '. iridcpcndcncc after a transjtional dccadc of full domestic autononiy.

Legislating Without Experience: Case Studies in State

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In such situations dinarjl oppositions like the West and East may indicate countries or people not only described as having different attributes but also separate existences even in terms of time. Even those who understand the technicalities of QCA wonder what the qualitative part in QCA represents in practice. In these countries, if researchers try to find out Western system or institutions that will be an utter failure. This course examines two inter-related topics central to modern political theory and modern societies: first, equality and inequality; second, violence.

China's Quasi-Superpower Diplomacy: Prospects and Pitfalls

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D. programs being ranked 11th of 65 among small research universities in 2007 (according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 12, 2007). Language courses are essential in this regard and thus, are strongly encouraged. The Independent Study Option POLS BC3799 Independent Study does not satisfy the course requirement if the project is for 1 or 2 points. Her works on oil, human rights and democracy include The Paradox of Plenty: Oil Booms and Petro-States (University of California Press, 1998), honored as one of the two best books on Latin America by the Latin American Studies Association, The Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor (2004 with Ian Gary), the forthcoming New and Old Oil Wars (with Mary Kaldor and Yahia Said), and the forthcoming Overcoming the Resource Curse (with Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs et al).