Free Radicals: War Resisters in Prison

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Elsewhere, Professor Barkalow has research interests in Ancient and Modern Political Theory. Individual donors and PACs established by corporations or labor unions *1971 Federal Election Campaign Act - PACs are permitted to make larger contributions to any given candidate than individuals are allowed to make *Committees (527s and 501(c)(4)s are independent groups that are not covered by the campaign-spending restrictions imposed in 2002 by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) The current system has negative implications for democracy. !5 of !5 Supreme Court Cases Citizens United v FEC, 2010 eliminated many of the previous limits on campaign spending - Federal Election Campaign Act Buckley v.

The Politics of Identity: Solidarity Building Among

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This has real-life implications for women in the political sphere today. The seemingly endless struggle over the outstanding issues overlaps with both these processes and has once again cast the MDCs not only against ZANU-PF but also against each other, and in a few cases led to agreement between MDC-M and ZANU-PF over the interpretation of the outstanding issues.[3] With their politics henceforth focused largely on working within the state, the effects of this emphasis on the MDCs have been twofold.

Everyone... But the People: How everyday taxpayers overcame

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They inherited a lot of obstacles, an economy that was on the verge of collapse and a political culture of corruption. Based in Alexandria, Va., NTU/NTUF has a staff of about two dozen. It is happening for a few simple reasons. Over the last hundred years, new communication technologies including telegraphs, telephones, radios and televisions have, in most cases, failed to fulfill their social potential (Hornik, 1988).

Antipolitics in Power: Populist Language As a Tool for

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In other words, the use of aggregated data is likely to conceal a good deal of the variance in the behavior of individuals, which the use of discrete data reveals. Informed by self-categorization theory, an underlying mechanism behind the news effect was also identified. Asian Journal of Communication, 8, 73-86. In 1996, for instance, while fewer than one-half of the ads produced by the major candidates featured negative appeals, these appeals accounted for some seventy percent of the candidates´┐Ż ad buys (Goldstein, 1998).

Think Tanks and Policy Advice in the US: Academics, Advisors

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Australia. but has no effect on election-day violence. (2014).. no. It should go without saying, however, that we cannot embrace a narrow ground of decision simply because it is narrow; it must also be right. To claim that they are suddenly independent of their lives and the positions they previously held is trite nonsense. Clients included Governor Tim Pawlenty, Senators Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Rand Paul (R-KY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), as well as over 30 Members of the U.

Diary of a Candidate Whisperer

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During elections, we strengthen electoral processes by conducting international election observation missions, most recently for the 2012 parliamentary and 2013 presidential elections, and assessment missions for both rounds of the 2014 local elections. Advocacy methods include the following common tools: Meetings: Meetings are a key tool for gathering and conveying information, developing motivation, and encouraging participation.

They Rule: The 1% vs. Democracy

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Not a single party in any of those cases asked us to overrule Austin, and as the dissent points out, post, at 4-6, the Court generally does not consider constitutional arguments that have not properly been raised. There would be no need for plaintiffs to argue their case; they could just cite the constitutional provisions they think relevant, and leave the rest to us. 9 Finally, the majority suggests that though the scope of Citizens United's claim may be narrow, a facial ruling is necessary as a matter of remedy.

American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to

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This uniquely romantic conception of democracy has, I believe, perversely contributed to the decline of our formal political institutions. Second, the validity of Austin's rationale--itself adopted over two "spirited dissents," Payne, --has proved to be the consistent subject of dispute among Members of this Court ever since. Labour unions have several important roles in modern politics, including: Unlike other political organisations, labour unions don't participate in elections although they may lobby on behalf of parties supporting their positions.

Schools in the Forest: How Grassroots Education Brought

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Considerable evidence suggests that the negativity associated with contemporary political campaigns has created an "avoidance" mentality which is serving to shrink the electorate and the level of political participation generally (see Ansolabehere and Iyengar, 1995). London Contemporary governance debates often assume the positive contribution of democracy to civil and political equality.. the spread of new technologies that promote political accountability and new business opportunities. 21. activists and business leaders.

Where are the Unions?: Workers and Social Movements in Latin

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By 2008, most of the country had abandoned the punchcard method used in Florida election in favor optical scan or electronic systems. In the same period, on average 517 people were killed annually in terrorism-related incidents. Bush and the Iraq War shortly after it began in his 2003 Oscar acceptance speech. "We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president," he said. "We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons." "We are against this war, Mr.