Der Whole-Nation Bias in der empirischen Forschung

Theorie und Empirie am Beispiel der Demokratiemessung in 18 föderalen Staaten

Author: Felipe Böttcher

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658231548

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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In diesem Buch wird der Whole-Nation Bias, eine für die ländervergleichende Forschung hochrelevante Verzerrungsproblematik, erstmals einer empirischen Untersuchung sowie einer umfangreichen theoretischen Exploration unterzogen. Im theoretischen Teil des Buches erfolgt eine konzeptionelle Ausdifferenzierung des Whole-Nation Bias. Außerdem skizziert Felipe Böttcher das Zustandekommen, mögliche Erscheinungsformen sowie die Konsequenzen dieser Verzerrungsproblematik. Die empirische Erfassung hat schließlich zum Ziel, die Magnitude in unterschiedlichen staatlichen Kontexten quantifiziert darzustellen. In einer umfangreichen Datenerhebung wurden dazu 6.150 Indikatorwerte für 410 Regionen in 18 föderalen Staaten berechnet und so die Demokratiequalität sowohl auf der subnationalen als auch auf der nationalen Ebene dieser Länder erfasst.

Classics of International Relations

Essays in Criticism and Appreciation

Author: Henrik Bliddal,Casper Sylvest,Peter Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135018650

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Classics of International Relations introduces, contextualises and assesses 24 of the most important works on international relations of the last 100 years. Providing an indispensable guide for all students of IR theory, from advanced undergraduates to academic specialists, it asks why are these works considered classics? Is their status deserved? Will it endure? It takes as its starting point Norman Angell’s best-selling The Great Illusion (1909) and concludes with Daniel Deudney’s award winning Bounding Power (2006). The volume does not ignore established classics such as Morgenthau’s Politics Among Nations and Waltz’s Theory of International Politics, but seeks to expand the ‘IR canon’ beyond its core realist and liberal texts. It thus considers emerging classics such as Linklater’s critical sociology of moral boundaries, Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations, and Enloe’s pioneering gender analysis, Bananas, Beaches and Bases. It also innovatively considers certain ‘alternative format’ classics such as Kubrick’s satire on the nuclear arms race, Dr Strangelove, and Errol Morris’s powerful documentary on war and US foreign policy, The Fog of War. With an international cast of contributors, many of them leading authorities on their subject, Classics of International Relations will become a standard reference for all those wishing to make sense of a rapidly developing and diversifying field. Classics of International Relations is designed to become a standard reference text for advanced undergraduates, post-graduates and lecturers in the field of IR.

The Law of War

Author: Ingrid Detter De Lupis

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409464989

Category: Political Science

Page: 534

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The third edition of Ingrid Detter's authoritative work explores the changing legal context of modern warfare in light of events over the last decade. The new edition covers post 9/11 events and the resulting changes in the ethos of war. It analyses the role of military companies sometimes authorised by States to act in war-like situations and examines what their legitimacy means for international society. The edition also discusses certain 'intrinsic' rules in the Law of War, such as rules giving individuals the right to be spared genocide, torture, slavery and, at least nowadays, apartheid and assure them basic democratic rights.

Management Control in Public-Private Partnerships

Between International Governmental Actors and the Private Sector

Author: Thomas S. Konrad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658228687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Thomas S. Konrad analyzes the management control design and reveals critical success factors of strategically oriented public-private partnerships for development between international governmental actors and the private sector. He builds a sound basis for the identification of a research gap and the derivation of research questions. The results generate sufficient evidence to answer these questions and therefore to close the identified research gap. Finally, he excelled in the discussion of the results by making a contribution of theory and by providing substantive recommendations to practitioners equally well.

The Law of War

Author: Ingrid Detter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131702608X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 568

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The third edition of Ingrid Detter's authoritative work explores the changing legal context of modern warfare in light of events over the last decade. Ingrid Detter reviews the status of non-State actors, as individuals and groups become more prominent in international society. Covering post 9/11 events and the resulting changes in the ethos of war, the author analyses the role of military companies and examines what their legitimacy means for international society. The edition also discusses certain ’intrinsic’ rules in the Law of War, such as rules giving individuals the right to be spared genocide, torture, slavery and apartheid and assure them basic democratic rights. The author questions the right of ’illegal’ combatants to be treated as prisoners of war and suggests that a minimum standard must be afforded to all, whether captured dictators or detainees suspected of terrorism. In the modern world, the individual (the soldier, the civilian, the dictator, the terrorist or the pirate) can no longer behave as they wish. Further new topics include 'target killings', the ’right to protect’ (’R2P’, - claimed to be a new form of intervention), the use of unregulated weapons such as drones and robots, the war scenario in Outer Space and cyber crimes. There is also a discussion of new developments in the field of war crimes including severe criticism of the novel concept 'joint criminal enterprise' (JCE), which, in the opinion of the author, undermines the Rule of Law. This updated and expanded edition will be of use to statesmen, scholars and students of international relations and international law.

Lead Agency

UNESCO's Global Leadership and Co-ordination Role for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014)

Author: Martin Gerner

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 587

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Mandates of leadership allude to the novel concept of lead agency. This publication contributes to the assessment of international organizations' management performance of global advocacy. The interdisciplinary approach aims at practitioners of education for sustainable development and scholars dealing with regime theory and new institutionalism.

Totalitarian Democracy and After

Author: Jacob Leib Talmon,Yehoshua Arieli,Nathan Rotenstreich

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714651842

Category: Political Science

Page: 412

View: 2012

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This book, first published in 1984, contains the principal papers from a distinguished colloquium held in his honour in 1982. Its avowed purpose was to investigate further the notion of totalitarian democracy that Talmon brought to the fore in his influential first book The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy (1951), and to look at its repercussions in the contemporary world.