article{698d6213-e515-4f4d-9c55-8e73d638c75f, abstract = {In policy debates about reducing environmental and social harms, political,br/,,br, consumerism is often called for by actors from a broad political spectrum. This paper,br/,,br, examines traits of deliberative democracy in cases where instruments of political,br/,,br, consumerism (eco-labelling, certificates and standards) are developed. The empirical cases,br/,,br, are processes surrounding eco-labelled, standardised forestry, food and electricity in,br/,,br, Sweden. In green forestry certification, deliberative processes have taken place close to,br/,,br, deliberative democracy ideals. Yet, these processes have been made possible because of,br/,,br, equal power levels, although power, according to deliberative theory, should be irrelevant.,br/,,br, In organic food labelling, a smothering consensus climate has enabled deliberation,,br/,,br, although such a policy condition is at odds with certain deliberative democracy ideals. ...
The Kenya Democratization Survey Project was designed to measure societal support for various constitutional reform proposals, support for the government under President Mwai Kibaki, and trust in the government more generally. The project attempts to measure the attitudes of Kenyan citizens on the democratization process during 2005-2006 period and assess the interplay between ethnicity, attitudes on constitutional reform, the economy, and foreign influence in Kenya. The survey consisted of three parts, Part I: Demographic Information, Part II: Political Perceptions, and Part III: Economic Perceptions and Land Reform. Part I provides variables including gender, marital status, number of wives if married, whether they live in an urban or rural area, native language, ethnicity, religion, highest level of education, and occupation. Part II includes questions pertaining to respondents interest in public affairs, satisfaction with Kenyas democracy, party identification, view of the current ...
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Compared with men who received standard information, participants in a 2-day community jury considered themselves to be better informed about the benefits and harms of PSA screening and reduced their stated intention to participate in screening in the future. Although the process led to some men changing their minds about participating in PSA screening, others said they would continue to be tested; highlighting the individual nature of this decision and the need for informed consent.20. Yet, despite differences in the mens individual intentions to be screened for prostate cancer, the group was unanimous in opposing any government-sponsored community campaigns. Our findings demonstrate the capacity of a community jury to consider complex information on the harms and benefits of screening, and to distinguish individual from community choices. This echoes the findings of a New Zealand community jury on mammography screening13 which also indicated that community juries are able to differentiate ...
Thirteen women aged 50 and 69 years, who regularly participate in the breast cancer screening programme, agreed to participate as a jury to deliberate of the harms and benefits of this controversial topic. The participants were assembled on three consecutive days. On the first day a neutral expert trained the jury to understand the exposures during the second day of two expert witnesses positioned in favor of and against screening mammography, respectively. The third the jury deliberated, extracted its conclusions, cast its vote and exposed its recommendations for politicians. Transcription of the text and the qualitative analysis of the information was done with the support of the ATLAS.ti software. ...
In recent years, and especially following the end of the cold war, democratization has become one of the most crucial issues on the international political scene. Here, highly respected scholars from around the world explore the role and importance of international relations in the democratic development of states in the Americas and Europe, combining theoretical approaches with a rich set of empirical case studies.
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Define embargoes. embargoes synonyms, embargoes pronunciation, embargoes translation, English dictionary definition of embargoes. n. pl. em·bar·goes 1. A government order prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports. 2. A prohibition by a government on certain or...
Downloadable (with restrictions)! In Perfecting Parliament Roger Congleton applies the rational choice framework to explain two attributes of the democratization of the West from the medieval times to the early twentieth century, first the shift of policy making authority from the king to the parliament and second the extension of voting rights to previously disenfranchised groups of the population. This review essay sets out the themes of the book, and relates the book to the democratization of classical Athens and democratization from the last quarter of the 20th century.
Posted on 06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT by DCBryan1. Edited on 06/03/2011 7:43:14 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history] A federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards in a campaign finance investigation. The criminal charges filed Friday came after a two-year federal investigation into money used to cover up an extramarital affair during the 2008 presidential election. Edwards, a former U.S. senator from North Carolina, said in a statement through his attorney in 2009 that he was confident no funds from his campaign were used improperly. But federal officials have said the hundreds of thousands of dollars two Edwards donors gave to help keep his mistress in hiding were contributions that should have been reported publicly by his campaign fund because they aided his bid for the Democratic White House nomination ...
Organized, visible, and overtly political challenges to authoritarian regimes have long been staple material for students of democratization. Students of South Korean democratization, for instance, focus on the minjung movement, while students of South African democratization study the political and military resistance of the African National Congress. But what happens when an authoritarian regime resolutely crushes any organized challenges to its rule? Is the only hope for democracy in such a country some combination of internal regime conflicts or international pressures?. Kate Zhou, a native of China who teaches politics at the University of Hawaii, asks this question with respect to authoritarian China and arrives at a novel conclusion: The everyday actions of more than a billion citizens whose energies have been unleashed by a post-Stalinist transformation of the economy and society there may be just as powerful a source of regime change. In their manifold attempts to carve out greater ...
Former President Barack Obama spoke on the phone Thursday with French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, hinting at his support just days ahead of French presidential voting Sunday.. "President Obama spoke on the phone to Emmanuel Macron this morning," Obama spokesperson Kevin Lewis said in a statement Thursday. "President Obama appreciated the opportunity to hear from Mr. Macron about his campaign and the important upcoming presidential election in France, a country that President Obama remains deeply committed to as a close ally of the United States, and as a leader on behalf of liberal values in Europe and around the world.". "An endorsement was not the purpose of the call, as President Obama is not making any formal endorsement in advance of the run-off election on Sunday," Lewis added, though the clarification did not stop speculation that the call was Obamas way of signaling favor for the candidate. ...
Description. A couple of days into the Egyptian revolution of 2011, I sat down at my kitchen table in Cairo, to write a memo for my colleagues at the Swedish embassy. My intention was to summarise what political science could offer in terms of predictions on the immediate future of the incipient democratisation process. It should have been a simple task. Before joining the embassy, I had had an academic career in political science; I had obtained my PhD on a thesis on comparative democratisation, and had later become an associate professor in political science. Summing up the main points of ... A couple of days into the Egyptian revolution of 2011, I sat down at my kitchen table in Cairo, to write a memo for my colleagues at the Swedish embassy. My intention was to summarise what political science could offer in terms of predictions on the immediate future of the incipient democratisation process. It should have been a simple task. Before joining the embassy, I had had an academic career in ...
In this analysis, we considered three health policies proposed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Relative to the ACA, we found that all three policies would reduce health insurance enrollment and increase the federal deficit. While all of Trumps policies reduce spending on health insurance programs and subsidies (e.g., Medicaid, tax credits) relative to the ACA, they also reduce federal revenue by repealing the ACAs financing mechanisms, including changes to Medicare payment and taxes on medical devices, health plans, and branded prescription drugs. On net, the proposed reforms increase the deficit by $0.5 billion to $41 billion. We estimate that the tax deduction scenario would lead to the largest deficit increase, as a result of losses in tax revenue collected.. Because there were few details available about these policies, we made several key modeling assumptions regarding implementation. For example, we assumed that Medicaid block-grant funding would be based on pre-ACA ...
With Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump proposing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton promising to strengthen and expand it, this years presidential race offers stark choices on health care reform.
Lawrence explains why it is a moral responsibility for all presidential candidates to release their current tax returns by April 15th.
Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Thursday in Lebanon, N.H., announced a proposal to improve health care quality
We asked presidential candidates questions about issues facing the country. Heres what Kamala Harris had to say about health care.
The American Presidency Project contains the most comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the study of the President of the United States. Compiled by John Woolley and Gerhard Peters
The Phactor has been asked many times if he "believes in evolution?" My answer is always the same, "No, because it isnt a matter of faith." Evolution is true because of all the evidence, because of the way this explanation makes sense out of so many otherwise inexplicable observations, because it helps unite some many different aspects of biology into a whole, and because of the usefulness of this explanation in doing more science. Not everyone uses language as precisely, so when a presidential candidate says "he believes in evolution", he is in a sense correct because hes taking it on faith that biologists know what it is of which they speak, so his acknowledgement of that is fine, and welcome. But its only news because all the other candidates are so proudly pig ignorant of science. And such a well-educated, well-informed fellow doesnt stand a chance with that voting block. It doesnt bode well for our country. ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - At the conventions and on the campaign trail, Floridians are hearing plenty from both presidential candidates, but theres one major issue neither one is talking about: the millions of children across the nation who are living in poverty. The child poverty rate has been on the rise in Florida since the end of the recession, going from 17 percent in 2007 to 27 percent in 2014. ...
MS has left me with a condition known as optic neuritis. While age has also left me with the inability to see small text. The optic neuritis is a bigger problem because when it is flaring up I have problem seeing without good contrast. Dark text on light background=excellent. Websites that use color backgrounds with lighter or darker similar shades of text leave me blind. Personally? I dont really care about presidential candidates websites at all. I want to know who had the bright idea to start the campaigns two years ago. I am already sick of it. I know that no matter what they are saying today, it will change depending on the audience and the poll numbers. Ive also come to the realization that my preferences in a president really dont matter. Politics has become one great big bashfest, and I am sick of it. ...
See More photos on UPA Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar says Its a fight of ideologies, UPA President nominee Meira Kumar described the contest with BJPs candidate Ram Nath Kovind as a fight of ideologies.
Ex-French Prime Minister and current presidential candidate Manuel Valls is flour-bombed by a protester in Strasbourg during a campaign walkabout. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).}
Marty Sullivan talked about Republican 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romneyss tax records from 2010 and 2011 as well as other former Speaker…
Click the launch module to the left for a slide-show essay on my quest to get my 5-month-old daughter photographed with every presidential candidate. A ...
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson says she is excited about tonights BBC Election Debate where she and three other leaders will face questions from the audience. .
Though the vice president does not need to have any political experience, most major-party vice presidential nominees are current or former United States Senators or Representatives, with the occasional nominee being a current or former Governor, a high-ranking military officer, or a holder of a major post within the Executive Department. The vice presidential candidates of the major national political parties are formally selected by each partys quadrennial nominating convention, following the selection of the partys presidential candidate. The official process is identical to the one by which the presidential candidates are chosen, with delegates placing the names of candidates into nomination, followed by a ballot in which candidates must receive a majority to secure the partys nomination. In practice, the presidential nominee has considerable influence on the decision, and in the 20th century it became customary for that person to select a preferred running mate, who is then nominated and ...
(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC HOST (voice-over): Tonight on ALL IN - DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I think she`s got a beautiful face. SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Short, tall, fat, ugly. TRUMP: I never attacked him on his look, and believe me, there`s plenty of subject matter right there. HAYES: Debate number two is in the books, and in between the insults there were untruths. JEB BUSH (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: As it relates to my brother, there`s
American imperialism in the name of democracy promotion is counterproductive. The first subject to discuss in considering the future of the liberal internationalist agenda is the importance of the democratization project to the definition of Wilsonianism. The second is the meaning of multilateralism. In the first case, Thomas Knock and Anne-Marie Slaughter argue in a forthcoming volume that democratization was never an important part of Wilsonianism; that, instead, multilateralism is the key to liberal internationalism. On the basis of this argument, they come to the conclusion that the Bush Doctrine is not in the Wilsonian tradition.
Paradoxically, as the world has become more globalised, there have been further demands, and calls for, devolution. In discussing devolution the terminology itself can be confusing. It is often associated with administrative decentralisation, de-concentration of power and federalism amongst others. For the purposes of this article, devolution refers to where the central government has passed on powers previously held to it to a sub-national unit. Devolution is often seen as a means to improve the provisions of public services, protect local rights, secure peace and reconciliation as well as consolidate multi-party democracy.. By their very nature authoritarian regimes tend to be unitary forms of government where power and decision-making are centralised. It is therefore not surprising that following periods of authoritarian rule, a democratisation process is often accompanied with devolution. We saw this in Pakistan after Musharrafs regime, where a return to parliamentary democracy at the ...
A news embargo is an agreement between journals and news reporters and their organizations not to report information contained in a manuscript that has been accepted but not yet published until a specified date and time in exchange for advance access to the information. Among medical journals, the embargo system may have been initiated by Morris Fishbein, MD, editor of JAMA between 1924 and 1949. As an example, the standard embargo date and time for JAMA is 3 pm central time on the day before the journals cover date (issue publication date). Qualified journalists are given early access to the
A news embargo is an agreement between journals and news reporters and their organizations not to report information contained in a manuscript that has been accepted but not yet published until a specified date and time in exchange for advance access to the information. Among medical journals, the embargo system may have been initiated by Morris Fishbein, MD, editor of JAMA between 1924 and 1949. As an example, the standard embargo date and time for JAMA is 3 pm central time on the day before the journals cover date (issue publication date). Qualified journalists are given early access to the
Trumps supporters use metaphors like "brown tide," "dangerous waters" and "war" to describe Americas cultural and demographic shifts. They see Trump as the commander who will help them restore America to their preferred order, a leader who will rebuild their sense of security and superiority.. It does not matter that these ideas and sentiments are factually baseless. As Donald Trump understands all too well, feelings trump facts. The candidate rides this populist anger, proliferates it and politically profits from it. In return, that white popular base wins some psychological wages, compensating for their acute sense of abandonment by a nation that was once theirs. Trump is not unique for the race-baiting strategies he has used to create a populist unity predicated on nationalist and racist sentiments; he is unique only in the fact that he has been unflinchingly transparent about his strategy. Bernie Sanders popular base also feels a deep sense of rage and abandonment by national leaders. ...
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is headquartered in Dakar Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an (...)
Stephen Wolfram discusses how automation of analysis and reporting using your own raw data is a key concept in Wolfram|Alpha Pro.
Conference (2018, March). In his now classic essay on the « Régimes dhistoricité », the French historian François Hartog (2003) has very well described the effect of globalisation, democratisation and mass consumerism on our ... [more ▼]. In his now classic essay on the « Régimes dhistoricité », the French historian François Hartog (2003) has very well described the effect of globalisation, democratisation and mass consumerism on our relation with the past and thus, with heritage. In the course of the 1970s, at a time when the ink of the Venice Charter was barely dry, postmodernity triggered a loss of collective anchoring and memory, paradoxically accompanied by an amplification of the thirst for commemorations, in the name of identity or heritage. Pierre Noras great endeavour « Les lieux de mémoire », fully corresponds to this « presentism » era, including aside from monuments, museum and archives, intellectual constructions such as the Larousse encyclopaedia (Nora 1989). ...
What makes this thought experiment so specious is that Brennan assumes that one relatively simplistic version of a proceduralist, deliberative democracy can represent the whole. Ever worse, his assumed model of deliberative democracy--ostensibly not too far from what already exists in most contemporary nations--is already questionably democratic. Not only is majoritarian decision-making and procedural democracy far from equivalent, but Brennan makes no mention of whether or not children themselves were participants in either the deliberative process or the vote, or even would have a representative say through some other mechanism. Hence, in this example Brennan actually ends up showing the deficits of a kind of epistocracy rather than democracy, insofar as the ostensibly more competent and rationally thinking adults are deliberating and voting for children. That is, political decisions about children already get made by epistocrats (i.e., adults) rather than democratically (understood as people ...
But there are a few questions for which step 1 is not only non-trivial, it is incredibly difficult. This is where you bring out philosophers to set the table by clarifying the issue and then everyone joins in to engage in the moral side of deliberative democracy or what I like to call "civil fucking discourse": its civil in that it is an open-minded, good faith attempt to find truth, but it is not civil in that it is a knock-down, drag-out, intellectual cage match where all ideas are welcome in the ring regardless of where they sit on the political/religious/ideological spectrum. ...
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Which rules for aggregating judgments on logically connected propositions are manipulable and which not? In this paper, we introduce a preference-free concept of non-manipulability and contrast it with a preference-theoretic concept of strategy-proofness. We characterize all non-manipulable and all strategy-proof judgment aggregation rules and prove an impossibility theorem similar to the Gibbard--Satterthwaite theorem. We also discuss weaker forms of non-manipulability and strategy-proofness. Comparing two frequently discussed aggregation rules, we show that "conclusion-based voting" is less vulnerable to manipulation than "premise-based voting", which is strategy-proof only for "reason-oriented" individuals. Surprisingly, for "outcome-oriented" individuals, the two rules are strategically equivalent, generating identical judgments in equilibrium. Our results introduce game-theoretic considerations into judgment aggregation and have implications for debates on deliberative democracy.. ...
Soong sees himself with best leadership skills, but why did he fail so many times in elections?. - I have the most experience and the best leadership skills. When I was working in the provincial government, I achieved a lot within half of a year. Throughout the elections I ran for, the KMT had party properties and the DPP were in power in many counties and cities. Thus the enterprises that supported me were frequently under tax inspection. But I didnt complain. I hope to retrieve liberty and democratic values in Taiwan ...
PARIS, France (PNN) - April 4, 2017 - Frances presidential rivals face off tonight in the second televised candidates debate with the result of the upcoming election on a knife-edge.. Even before either has opened his or her mouth, tonights clash, to be broadcast to millions, is a powerful symbol of the political earthquake that has already changed Frances political landscape.. Until two weeks ago no candidate debate had ever been held before the first round of a French presidential election.. This time all 11 candidates, rather than just the five front-runners, will be taking part, creating both a historic and colorful piece of political theater.. Even by the standards of French politics, which tend to include a vast spectrum of ideological hues, the panel will be diverse - it will include three representatives of Parties on the right, four drawn from the left, and four independents. Sparks are sure to fly.. The candidates of the two Parties that have shared power since 1958 have struggled ...
There is no shortage of candidates wanting to take the place of long-time leader Eduard Shevardnadze who was ousted in a peaceful revolt
Harvard embargoes a press release on curing the blind, then sends a one-hour correction to the whole recipient list. Just wanted to give y'all a heads up so this news can break a whole hour earlier - after everyone sits on it for four days. The journo who passed this on explains why these embargoes happen:
|b|Children need a voice in this election!|/b| Nearly 9 million children are currently uninsured and an estimated 20 (2176 signatures on petition)
The only independent candidate in Zimbabwes March 29 general election says the new deal signed between President Robert Mugabe and mai
The two rival candidates in Guineas presidential election have called for calm and asked their supporters to avoid stoking ethnic tensions.
(This is a great idea! If they had they released a photo of a scan of Bushs brain before the 2000 election, we would not have have been saddled with...