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The Racialization of Security: Ethnic Minorities in Europe, International Relations and Comparative Politics

The Racialization of Security: Ethnic Minorities in Europe, International Relations and Comparative Politics

In the academic literature, race is rarely considered an important factor in the study of international relations (IR). The fields of IR as well as comparative politics (CP) have also been reluctant to view immigration as in important factor in understanding relations between nations and domestic politics, despite large flows of people moving from the developing world to the developed world. Immigration is often overlooked as a major component of both economic and national security. Much is made of capital flows, trade agreements, treaties and military action in the broader scheme of international relations, however, the flow of people, particularly people from a variety of ethnic and national backgrounds, has always played a key role in international relations. Immigration and race touch on issues not only of racism and ethnic conflict, but also of labor movements, relations with developing countries, demographics, economic growth, and a variety of factors that impact international relations and domestic politics. In this article, I discuss why the issues of race and immigration need to play a more central role in the analysis of politics, particularly in Europe.
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EDUARDO ALEMÁN Department of Political Science University of Houston 447 Philip G. Hoffman Hall Houston, TX

EDUARDO ALEMÁN Department of Political Science University of Houston 447 Philip G. Hoffman Hall Houston, TX

Faculty search committee: Political Theory, 2014; International Relation, 2013 (chair); Comparative Politics Fall, 2012 (chair) and 2011 (chair); American Politics, 2010; Comparative Politics and Methods, 2007; Endowed Chair and American Politics, 2005; Judicial Politics and American Politics, 2004.

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Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations

In addition, two 2000 level courses are required for a student to meet the department’s prerequisite requirements for majors as well as the state mandated “Common Prerequisites” (see below). These courses should be taken as early as possible in preparation for upper division work in the major. POS 2042-American Government (or its equivalent) is required of all Political Science majors. This course will also meet one of the two state mandated Common Prerequisites. The second Common Prerequisite may be fulfilled by taking either CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Politics, or INR 2001 Introduction to International Relations (or their equivalents). These requirements can normally be met through course work at the community college level or taken at FIU. Students should be mindful of the further requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences that a minimum of 48 upper division credits (3000 level and above) is necessary for graduation. Students also need to pass 9 hours in upper division courses outside Political Science and must satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Foreign Language Requirement.
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Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations

The Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science is conferred based on satisfactory completion of required course work, a demonstrated mastery of a broad field of knowledge, and successful completion and defense of the dissertation. The degree provides graduates with a solid foundation in the basic theories and methodologies of political science in conjunction with specialization in traditional subfields. Students will, in consultation with their faculty advisors, determine the contents of their course work. Students will specialize in two examination fields drawn from among the four of the principal subfields of Political Science: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, and Political Theory. Students are also required to take additional coursework in a third, non- examined field of specialization. The third specialization field will be satisfied by a minimum of 9 credit hours in a regionally or topically defined area.
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Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations

upper division work in the major. POS 2041-American Government (or its equivalent) is required of all Political Science majors. This course will also meet one of the two state mandated Common Prerequisites. The second Common Prerequisite may be fulfilled by taking either CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Politics, or INR 2001 Introduction to International Relations (or their equivalents). The department additionally requires a third 2000 level course (see below). These requirements can normally be met through course work at the community college level or taken at FIU. Students should be mindful of the further requirement of the Green School and the College of Arts and Sciences that a minimum of 48 upper division credits (3000 level and above) is necessary for graduation. Students also need to pass 9 hours in upper division courses outside Political Science and must satisfy the Green School and the College of Arts and Sciences Foreign Language Requirement.
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Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations

The Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science is conferred based on satisfactory completion of required coursework, a demonstrated mastery of a broad field of knowledge, and successful completion and defense of the dissertation. The degree provides graduates with a solid foundation in the basic theories and methodologies of political science in conjunction with specialization in traditional subfields. Students will, in consultation with their faculty advisors, determine the contents of their course work. Students will specialize in two examination fields drawn from the four principal subfields of Political Science: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, and Political Theory. Students are also required to take additional coursework in a third, non-examined field of specialization. The third specialization field is satisfied by a minimum of 9 credit hours in a regionally or topically defined area.
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Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations

should be taken as early as possible in preparation for upper division work in the major. POS 2042-American Government (or its equivalent) is required of all Political Science majors. This course will also meet one of the two state mandated Common Prerequisites. The second Common Prerequisite may be fulfilled by taking either CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Politics, or INR 2001 Introduction to International Relations (or their equivalents). These requirements can normally be met through course work at the community college level or taken at FIU. Students should be mindful of the further requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences that a minimum of 48 upper division credits (3000 level and above) is necessary for graduation. Students also need to pass 9 hours in upper division courses outside Political Science and must satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Foreign Language Requirement.
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Kelly A. McHugh Department of Political Science Florida Southern College 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive Lakeland, FL

Kelly A. McHugh Department of Political Science Florida Southern College 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive Lakeland, FL

Panel Organizer, “Undergraduate Research in International Relations & Comparative Politics” Southern Political Science Association Conference, January 2015. Panel Chair & Discu[r]

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An inter disciplinary study of strategic interactions in foreign economic policy making of the EU: agent, structure and knowledge

An inter disciplinary study of strategic interactions in foreign economic policy making of the EU: agent, structure and knowledge

Above all, in terms of macro-level, such development is summarised by the debate in the subfields of political science of comparative politics CP and international relations IR in the st[r]

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Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Political Science is a popular liberal arts major. We have approximately 150 majors, and we offer a wide range of courses covering American and Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Policy, Political Theory, and Public Law. Our courses help students develop their critical thinking and analytical skills, and build competence and confidence in oral and written communication. Former UWSP Political Science majors can be found working in a wide range of jobs: as staffers in the U.S. Senate, environmental lobbyists in Washington D.C., and in managerial positions in federal, state, and local governments. We have a few graduates serving in the U.S. military, teaching in public and private schools, and working in private industry for banks, insurance companies, and other corporations. We also have graduates who are lawyers in private practice, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, and we have had a few graduates who clerked for federal and state judges as part of their legal training.
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Department of Political Science. University of Wisconsin-Madison GUIDE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS. August 2020 CHAPTER ONE

Department of Political Science. University of Wisconsin-Madison GUIDE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS. August 2020 CHAPTER ONE

c. Presentation Requirements: Students are required to present and defend a two- page single-spaced proposal for pre-dissertation field research at the beginning of their third semester. This takes place at dissertation workshops in specially convened sessions of the Comparative Politics Colloquium. Students should consider this the beginning of focused consultation with faculty about dissertation research. By August 1 of the summer preceding the third semester, students must obtain preliminary approval of the proposal by two Comparative Politics faculty members selected by the student in consultation with his or her advisor, who may be one of the two faculty members. The proposal should outline the dissertation project proposed methods of research, explain the disciplinary contributions and intellectual merits of the research, justify the necessity of field research, and highlight the student’s abilities to carry out the proposed research. These are also the guidelines for the university’s Institute for Regional and International Studies Fieldwork Award, for which students may wish to apply. Within a month of the presentation, the student must revise the proposal to reflect advice offered at the presentation as well as further consultation with faculty after the presentation. The same two faculty members who approved the preliminary proposal must approve the revised version.
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GRADUATE PROGRAM/CONCENTRATION PROPOSAL

GRADUATE PROGRAM/CONCENTRATION PROPOSAL

This program is unique because it proposes a strong academic blend of core global competencies in world politics, comparative politics, and international conflict management, and links them to practical concerns expressed in more specialized areas of international political economy, global trade policy and regulatory politics.

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The International Politics of IFRS Harmonization

The International Politics of IFRS Harmonization

China’s process of convergence with IASB standards highlights another dimension in the international politics of IFRS harmonization. Section 4 begins with a description of the unique economic pressures on Chinese exporters to present internationally accepted financials: these exporters are routinely subject to anti-dumping litigation in their destination markets. By harmonizing with IFRS, China’s MOF hoped to create legitimacy around its financials in international litigation. But IFRS, shaped to function in markets characterized by well-defined monitoring and information processing institutions (such as in Europe or Canada, e.g., Ball, 2006), is not particularly well suited to China’s emerging market conditions. Accounting technologies such as fair value and impairment reversals are seen by China’s MOF as perilous. Moreover, the extensive disclosure on related-party transactions required under IFRS posed a compliance complexity for China’s large and interconnected state-owned enterprises, which typify that country’s economy. To meet the economic demands that drew it towards IFRS, but still maintain standards that reflect China’s domestic conditions, the MOF adopted a dual process of excepting certain IFRS standards from Chinese GAAP and working with the IASB to move IFRS itself closer to Chinese interests. China is likely one of the few non-European powers to currently enjoy the international standing to pursue the latter element of this strategy; but the notion of IFRS being shaped by a multilateral political dynamic is one with important implications for the development and growth of the standards.
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South-East Asia and Comparative Studies

South-East Asia and Comparative Studies

International  education,  on  the  other  hand,  was  much  more  concerned  with  policy,  planning  and  practical  ways   to   improve   the   education   systems   of   the   ‘developing   countries.’     During   the   1960s   and   1970s,   as   the   European   powers  gradually  relinquished  control  over  their  colonies  in  Africa,  Asia  and  the  Pacific  region  and  as  the  focus  of   attention  went  towards  neo  colonialism  and  educational  dependency  (Altbach  &  Kelly,  1978;  Carnoy,  1974;  Hayter,   1971;  Watson,  1984/2012)  the  two  ‘disciplines’  became  blurred  and  there  was  a  gradual  merging  of  the  two  into   one  overarching  ‘field,’  comparative  and  international  education  (CIE).  This  was  shown  most  clearly  in  Britain  and   the   USA   with   the   creation   of   the   North   American   Comparative   and   International   Education   Society   (CIES)   in   the   1960s  and  the  moves  away  from  a  Comparative  Education  Society  in  Europe  (British  Section)  through  the  British   Comparative  and  International  Education  Society  (BCIES)  to  the  British  Association  of  International  and  Comparative   Education  (BAICE)  (Crossley,  Watson  &  Sutherland,  2007;  Crossley  &  Watson,  2011;  Watson  &  King,  1991).    Within   the  historical  context  of  South-­‐East  Asia  where  all  the  countries,  with  the  exception  of  Thailand,  were  under  some   form   of   European   colonial   rule,   and   where   they   have   been   moving   from   economically   underdeveloped,   (Low   Income  Countries),  to  developing,  (Middle  Income  Countries),  to  advanced,  (High  Income  Countries)  it  is  an  ideal   region  for  researchers  to  use  the  methodologies  of  both  ‘fields.’    
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Redemption between politics and ontology: Agamben on the coming politics

Redemption between politics and ontology: Agamben on the coming politics

Whyte sees politics as what is at stake in his theorisation of the exception (Whyte, 2013: 50). The on-going departure for legal norms offers opportunities for thinking the centrality of legalism to emancipatory political strategies (Whyte, 2013: 51). Whilst Agamben focuses upon developing a politics of withdrawal, giving the messianic figure of Bartleby as an example of such a life lived in pure potentiality, Whyte counters by noting that the fate of Bartleby at the end of Melville’s tale was death (Whyte, 2013: 121). Concerned that such a fate could not be seen as ‘salvation’, Whyte adopts the notion of such a politics of withdrawal, but refocuses it, asking what a politics of withdrawal from capital would be. This is important because for Whyte Agamben underestimates the way in which capital creates new identities that are bound up with reactionary and emancipatory political claims (Whyte, 2013: 128). Perhaps related to this point, Whyte is clear that this work does pose more questions than is answered, concluding that what is necessary is to begin to formulate a political thought within a society where spectacular consumption of useless commodities exists with subsistence living for billions and where a flexible class of people have their belongings made in sweatshops and worry that their holiday destinations are being engulfed in separatist struggles (Whyte, 2013: 157). Such a world does not resemble Agamben’s world to come.
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Hans Morgenthau’s scientific man versus power politics and politics among nations: a comparative analysis

Hans Morgenthau’s scientific man versus power politics and politics among nations: a comparative analysis

a similar perspective, due to lack of evidence that Morgenthau read any of them other than Niebuhr, the present chapter uses contemporary textbooks that archival evidence shows Morgenthau read and probably used in the construction of PAN. Using Skinner’s method the analysis of books of a similar type within the period is necessary in order to see how much of PAN’s content is influenced by previous works. By doing this it can be seen whether this influence could have altered Morgenthau’s discussion of international relations which would explain the discrepancy between PAN and SMPP. Exploring the broader academic and external context in which the books were placed allows the writing of IR in this period to be understood. This will show how Morgenthau’s textbook became dominant and managed to circumvent some of the prevalent academic conventions for IR textbooks. Overall, the chapter will show that one of the reasons for the difference between PAN and SMPP is PAN’s greater conformity to the intellectual conventions in American IR.
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Quem protesta na Grécia? : Oposição de massas à austeridade

Quem protesta na Grécia? : Oposição de massas à austeridade

Nacional e internacionalmente, tem publicado inúmeros livros, capítulos de livros e artigos em revistas nomeadamente nas seguintes Comparative European Politics, West European Politics, [r]

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Women’s political participation in the context of modernisation: A comparative study of Australia and Bangladesh

Women’s political participation in the context of modernisation: A comparative study of Australia and Bangladesh

Financial resources are essential to participating in politics, as it is tough or virtually impossible to fund a campaign or other political affairs without some earnings. Furthermore, money is an important indicator to determine the financial and social status of an individual in order to be chosen as a candidate and be elected by voters (Verba, Schlozman, & Brady, 1995, pp. 289-290; Brady, Verba, & Schlozman, 1995, pp. 273-274). Although the number of women in politics is gradually rising, women globally are lagging far behind men regarding the share of the wealth (Sidhu & Meena, 2007, p. 6). Worldwide, women generally have less financial assets than men; around the world, men earn more than women and women are engaged predominantly in inadequately paid and unprotected jobs, as well as in the informal sector and migrant labour pools. Consequently, women face financial challenges that become extreme during the process of gaining a nomination. Nomination costs require huge amount of money essential to building name recognition, touring, attending party meetings, arranging a campaign team and establishing an electorate. Public financing might commence, party support may increase, and visibility may be more prominent that will help in attracting additional supplies of financial assistance only after securing the nomination (Sidhu & Meena, 2007, p. 11).
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Spheres of influence in international politics

Spheres of influence in international politics

It must be noted that the emphasis here on 'expectations' is a matter of perspective, for Franck and Weisband are not writing about expectations as such, but ultimately about legitimacy. Part of their argument is that actions such as armed intervention must be explained and the explanations the United States have given confer legitimacy upon similar actions by the Soviet Union. "The Russians were able to point out that in Czechoslovakia they were merely applying the principles of conduct the United States had evolved in relation to Latin America". Word Politics, p.32. (For a discussion of legitimacy relevant to this see R.A. Fa2k,
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The Politics of International Judicial Appointments

The Politics of International Judicial Appointments

In the order in which they will be discussed, these motivations are that governments: (a) may want to appoint independent judges to increase the credibility of their[r]

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