Gun Show Nation: Gun Culture and American Democracy

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Video-on-demand allows digital cable subscribers to select programming from various menus, including movies, television shows, sports, news, and music. Government and politics of Eastern Europe; or government, politics, and institutions of selected countries. Buckley, supra, at 64, 66 (internal quotation marks omitted); see McConnell, supra, at 231-232. S. http://www. (eds. (c) develop knowledge and tools to defend key institutions. Encyclopedia of White Power: a Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right.

Contentious Performances (Cambridge Studies in Contentious

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Unfortunately, since the DISCLOSE Act failed, we are left with an outdated system for shining a light on third party expenditures. As a graduate of the online Master’s in Political Management program, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of campaign management, lobbying and government relations, issues management and advocacy, fundraising, corporate and trade association public affairs, polling and strategic research techniques, and political leadership.

Teaching Rebellion: Stories from the Grassroots Mobilization

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No major candidate is willing to risk his or her political future on untried campaign plans built around embracing new media and playing down TV spots. In 2004, he was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies by the European Commission. Based upon WDN’s Women’s Leadership School program, participants are now implementing similar workshops for other women with a goal of working together to advocate for more gender sensitive policies within the government of Nepal.

The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies

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S., at 258 ). 72 It might also be added that corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. The Supreme Court is clear that expenditures that are not truly independent of a candidate campaign can be regulated. To understand what measures might be most effective—and to justify my argument that our search should move in a dramatically different direction than is typically suggested by those troubled by extreme partisan polarization—I need to begin by explaining the causes and suggested “cures” for our world of hyperpolarized political parties.

Rasta and Resistance : From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney:

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In conflict and post-conflict countries, women can play an instrumental role in encouraging peace and reconciliation processes to occur. This is so for sociology, as can be seen in the analysis of Lipset and Bendix and other important authors since the end of World War II, who developed the work of classic sociologists, from Weber and Durkheim to Parsons and others. However, we begin to see faint traces of a contrast effect in the negative ad conditions; the ratings advantage enjoyed by beer ads became slightly more pronounced among subjects who saw one candidate or campaign attack the other.

Looking for a Few Good Moms: How One Mother Rallied a

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First Amendment Law Review (UNC-CH), 4, 66-106. I also take advantage of the historians’ reports to construct a network of 299 specific interest groups credited with policy enactments. The field breaks down into three areas: 1) Campaign financing and lobbying: how are campaigns financed, how is lobbying regulated, and how is political spending reported (or not). 2) Election administration: who is on the voter rolls and who is not, how are congressional districts drawn, popular vote vs. electoral college. etc. 3) Congressional rules: how does the filibuster work, what are the rules for legislative committees and conferences, are "earmarks" allowed into legislation, etc.

Citizen's Primer for Conservation Activism: How to Fight

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Nevertheless, for years such a distinction was the rule of thumb used to stress the difference between political sociology and political science. The Labor department estimates that 4.2 million workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under the new regulations. The argument is that politicians are little different to corporate executives. The issue may be as simple as a desire to give public recognition to a person or event or else an issue of a more complex nature.

The SAGE Handbook of Resistance

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Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 37, 377-399. The political transition has remained highly turbulent due to the open-ended nature of the conflict system. These two functions of politics convey the two faces of political theory, one of which is positivist, the other normative. The potential for such tactical party registration is also present in the strictest of closed primaries. Topics include modernization and dependency theories, civil-military relations, economics adjustment, democratic transitions, and area and country studies.

Personal Political Power in California: How to Take Action &

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Although the structure of the elections is democratic overall, it is impossible to guarantee that the process will be completely free of political bias. Changes in relations between state and society; change and continuity in political culture; trends in policy making; issues of relations between nationality groups. Lame Duck: An officeholder whose term has expired or cannot be continued, who thus has lessened power. State Department), “Women, Elections, and Political Ambition,” January 30, 2013.

Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion

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Abramowitz’s findings therefore pose a serious challenge to the idea that more participation will translate into less polarization. 49 Shanto Iyengar and his co-authors have found that partisans are far more uncomfortable today than in the past with their children marrying those who identify with the other party. 50 And while citizens overall might not be as ideologically extreme as they are partisan, we are highly sorted along partisan terms today; 92% of Republicans are more conservative than the median Democrat, while 94% of Democrats are more liberal than the median Republican (twenty years ago, the figures were 64% and 70%, respectively). 51 The percentage of those who are consistently liberal or conservative, rather than having a mix of such views, has doubled from 10% to 21% over the past two decades. 52 As Marc Hetherington and others report, those who identify with one party express far more negative feelings about the other party than in the past; those of the opposite party to the President now largely report not trusting the government at all. 53 A major recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that in 1994, only 17% of Republicans and 16% of Democrats had “very unfavorable” views of the opposite party, while today 43% of Republicans and 38% of Democrats hold such views. 54 Other social scientists suggest that the public is even more extreme in its policy views than those in office or, at the least, that those whose views are categorized as “moderate” are actually ideologically polarized too. 55 In addition, citizens, activists, and elected officeholders now see more issues in one-dimensional, partisan terms.