Power

Distribution by Scientific Domains
Distribution within Humanities and Social Sciences

Kinds of Power

  • acoustic power
  • active power
  • additional explanatory power
  • adequate power
  • american power
  • analytical power
  • antioxidant power
  • average power
  • bargaining power
  • catalytic power
  • colonial power
  • comparable power
  • computational power
  • computing power
  • corneal power
  • corporate power
  • critical power
  • decision-making power
  • detection power
  • diagnostic power
  • discretionary power
  • discriminating power
  • discrimination power
  • discriminative power
  • discriminatory power
  • dominant power
  • economic power
  • eeg power
  • electric power
  • electrical power
  • equivalent power
  • excitation power
  • executive power
  • explanatory power
  • expressive power
  • family power
  • ferric antioxidant power
  • ferric reducing antioxidant power
  • forecasting power
  • foreign power
  • frequency power
  • global power
  • good power
  • good predictive power
  • government power
  • governmental power
  • great power
  • greater power
  • greater statistical power
  • group power
  • hard power
  • helical twisting power
  • hf power
  • high discriminatory power
  • high explanatory power
  • high power
  • high predictive power
  • high resolving power
  • high-frequency power
  • imperial power
  • input power
  • instantaneous power
  • institutional power
  • insufficient power
  • jet power
  • laser output power
  • laser power
  • leg power
  • legislative power
  • lens power
  • limited explanatory power
  • limited power
  • low power
  • low-frequency power
  • major power
  • market power
  • mass resolving power
  • maximal power
  • maximum output power
  • maximum power
  • microwave power
  • military power
  • monopoly power
  • muscle power
  • mw power
  • new power
  • nuclear power
  • optical power
  • organizational power
  • output power
  • own power
  • peak power
  • personal power
  • police power
  • political power
  • potential power
  • predictive power
  • presidential power
  • producer market power
  • prognostic power
  • pulse power
  • pump power
  • pumping power
  • purchasing power
  • radio power
  • reactive power
  • reducing antioxidant power
  • reducing power
  • regional power
  • regulatory power
  • relative power
  • resolution power
  • resolving power
  • rf power
  • scattering power
  • signal power
  • social power
  • soft power
  • solar power
  • solvent power
  • sovereign power
  • specific power
  • spectral power
  • spiritual power
  • state power
  • statistical power
  • statutory power
  • stopping power
  • stream power
  • structural power
  • study power
  • sufficient power
  • sufficient statistical power
  • superior power
  • supplier power
  • swelling power
  • symbolic power
  • test power
  • thermoelectric power
  • torch power
  • total power
  • transformative power
  • transmission power
  • twisting power
  • union power
  • western power
  • wind power

  • Terms modified by Power

  • power amplifier
  • power analysis
  • power approach
  • power argument
  • power balance
  • power base
  • power calculation
  • power capacity
  • power company
  • power comparison
  • power concept
  • power constraint
  • power consumption
  • power control
  • power conversion efficiency
  • power converters
  • power curve
  • power cycle
  • power demand
  • power density
  • power density spectrum
  • power dependence
  • power deposition
  • power device
  • power differential
  • power dissipation
  • power distance
  • power distribution
  • power distribution system
  • power divider
  • power doppler
  • power doppler imaging
  • power doppler sonography
  • power doppler ultrasonography
  • power dynamics
  • power efficiency
  • power electronics
  • power electronics circuit
  • power et al.
  • power factor
  • power field
  • power flow
  • power flow controller
  • power fluctuation
  • power frequency
  • power function
  • power gain
  • power generation
  • power generation system
  • power generation technology
  • power grid
  • power hierarchy
  • power imbalance
  • power increase
  • power index
  • power industry
  • power input
  • power laser
  • power law
  • power law distribution
  • power law model
  • power level
  • power line
  • power loss
  • power management
  • power market
  • power measurement
  • power model
  • power network
  • power output
  • power parity
  • power performance
  • power plant
  • power politics
  • power position
  • power price
  • power producers
  • power production
  • power property
  • power quality
  • power ratio
  • power regulation
  • power relation
  • power relationship
  • power relationships
  • power requirement
  • power resource
  • power series
  • power setting
  • power sharing
  • power shift
  • power source
  • power spectral analysis
  • power spectral density
  • power spectrum
  • power station
  • power stations
  • power structure
  • power struggle
  • power supplies
  • power supply
  • power switch
  • power system
  • power transfer
  • power ultrasound
  • power unit
  • power utility
  • power value
  • power variation

  • Selected Abstracts


    THE POWER OF THE OBJECT

    CURATOR THE MUSEUM JOURNAL, Issue 2 2002
    ANDREW PEKARIK
    No abstract is available for this article. [source]


    SAVING OUR ENVIRONMENT FROM WASHINGTON: HOW CONGRESS GRABS POWER, SHIRKS RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHORTCHANGES THE PEOPLE by David Schoenbrod

    ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, Issue 2 2006
    Yelena ShagallArticle first published online: 1 JUN 200
    No abstract is available for this article. [source]


    POWER AND POTENTIAL BIAS IN FIELD STUDIES OF NATURAL SELECTION

    EVOLUTION, Issue 3 2004
    Erika I. Hersch
    Abstract The advent of multiple regression analyses of natural selection has facilitated estimates of both the direct and indirect effects of selection on many traits in numerous organisms. However, low power in selection studies has possibly led to a bias in our assessment of the levels of selection shaping natural populations. Using calculations and simulations based on the statistical properties of selection coefficients, we find that power to detect total selection (the selection differential) depends on sample size and the strength of selection relative to the opportunity of selection. The power of detecting direct selection (selection gradients) is more complicated and depends on the relationship between the correlation of each trait and fitness and the pattern of correlation among traits. In a review of 298 previously published selection differentials, we find that most studies have had insufficient power to detect reported levels of selection acting on traits and that, in general, the power of detecting weak levels of selection is low given current study designs. We also find that potential publication bias could explain the trend that reported levels of direct selection tend to decrease as study sizes increase, suggesting that current views of the strength of selection may be inaccurate and biased upward. We suggest that studies should be designed so that selection is analyzed on at least several hundred individuals, the total opportunity of selection be considered along with the pattern of selection on individual traits, and nonsignificant results be actively reported combined with an estimate of power. [source]


    PUBLIC MEMORY AND POLITICAL POWER IN GUATEMALA'S POSTCONFLICT LANDSCAPE

    GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, Issue 4 2003
    MICHAEL K. STEINBERG
    ABSTRACT. Landscape interpretation, or "reading" the landscape, is one of cultural geography's standard practices. Relatively little attention, however, has been paid to reading landscapes transformed by insurgency movements or civil wars. Those landscapes can tell us a great deal about past and present political and social relationships as well as continuing power struggles. Guatemala presents a complicated postwar landscape "text" in which the struggle for power continues by many means and media, including how the war is portrayed on memorials, and in which the Catholic Church and the military/state are the two main competing powers. This essay explores some of the images and the text presented in Guatemala's postconflict landscape through contrasting landmarks and memorials associated with the country's thirty-six-year-long civil war that formally ended in 1996. [source]


    ILLUSIONS OF POWER AND EMPIRE,

    HISTORY AND THEORY, Issue 4 2005
    JAMES N. ROSENAU
    ABSTRACT Subsequent to the end of the Cold War, analysts groped for an understanding of the overall structures of world politics that marked the emergence of a new epoch. As a result, the concept of empire became a major preoccupation, with the economic and military power of the United States considered sufficient for regarding it as an empire. Due to the proliferation of new microelectronic technologies and for a variety of other specified reasons, however, the constraints inherent in the new epoch make it seem highly unlikely that the U.S. or any other country can ever achieve the status of an empire. In effect, the substantial shrinkage of time and distance in the current period has led to the replacement of the age of the nation-state that originated with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 with the age of the networked individual. It is an age that has developed on a global scale and that has brought an end to the history of empires. [source]


    THE ENDURING POWER OF RACISM: A RECONSIDERATION OF WINTHROP JORDAN'S WHITE OVER BLACK

    HISTORY AND THEORY, Issue 2 2005
    LAURENCE SHORE
    ABSTRACT As a history of the origins and development of American racism, White over Black received great acclaim upon its publication in 1968. Deeply researched and covering some 650 pages, it eschewed professional jargon and offered a deft prose style and close attention to matters of sexuality in revealing the origins and lasting influence of racist attitudes arising from Englishmen's impressions of blacks before they became, preeminently, slaves in North America. Jordan's careful weighing of evidence and causation made readers appreciate what he believed his evidence repeatedly demonstrated about white Americans' attitudes toward African-Americans: "the power of irrationality in men." Despite the initial acclaim and scholarly achievement, White over Black soon lost pace with the curve of politics and academic fashion. By the mid-1970s, the post-World War II liberal consensus on racial issues had disintegrated, and professional historians were writing principally for other professional historians. Within a decade after its publication, White over Black was relegated to the wasteland of the "suggested supplemental reading list." However, the book's grasp of the fundamental historical issues requiring explanation has received recent affirmation from influential scholarly and political quarters. A dispassionate review of the literature leading up to and following White over Black's publication indicates that Jordan's emphasis on the causal contribution of racist attitudes to the rise of African slavery in British North America was on target. Moreover, Jordan's appreciation that academic historians should write for nonprofessionals is now widely held inside the academy. The historical accuracy and cogency of expression of Jordan's perspective on race and slavery make White over Black worth reexamining. [source]


    MARKET POWER, PRICE ADJUSTMENT, AND INFLATION,

    INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC REVIEW, Issue 1 2010
    Allen Head
    We study a monetary search economy in which endogenous fluctuations in market power driven by changes in consumers' search intensity determine the extent of price adjustment to movements in productivity and the money growth rate. A calibrated version of the economy exhibits countercyclical fluctuations in markups and is consistent with the observed incomplete response of nominal prices to cost movements associated with productivity fluctuations and to changes in the money growth rate. Furthermore, a higher average rate of inflation results in a lower average markup and increases the sensitivity of prices to fluctuations in either productivity or money growth. [source]


    WOMEN AND RELIGION IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA: KNOWLEDGE, POWER, AND PERFORMANCE edited by R. Marie Griffith and Barbara Dianne Savage

    JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION, Issue 1 2009
    STEPHEN D. GLAZIER
    No abstract is available for this article. [source]


    NOSTOC (CYANOPHYCEAE) GOES NUDE: EXTRACELLULAR POLYSACCHARIDES SERVE AS A SINK FOR REDUCING POWER UNDER UNBALANCED C/N METABOLISM,

    JOURNAL OF PHYCOLOGY, Issue 1 2004
    Ana Otero
    Many species of the filamentous N2 -fixing heterocyst-forming Cyanobacteria of the genus Nostoc produce large amounts of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), but hitherto no general model has been proposed of the factors that control their synthesis. Previously, we demonstrated a strong correlation between the presence of a glycocalyx (or EPS capsule) and diazotrophic growth in the genus Nostoc. When grown with nitrate, nude morphotypes lacking a glycocalyx were obtained for all the capsulated strains tested. CO2 availability was pro-posed as a key factor that controls the synthesis of the capsule. To test this hypothesis, Nostoc PCC 7936 was cultured diazotrophically (N2) or with nitrate with different CO2 supplies. By tuning the pH and the supply of CO2, capsulated or nude mor-photypes were obtained irrespective of the source of nitrogen. Exocellular polysaccharides were synthesized only when the fixed carbon exceeded the amount of nitrogen available. The glycocalyx is not needed for the optimal functioning of nitrogenase because diazotrophic cultures grew equally well, irrespective of whether they were capsulated or nude. Capsulated cultures possessed protein to carbohydrate ratios that ranged between 1 and 1.5, whereas in nude cultures the ratio ranged between 2 and 2.5. Low protein to carbohydrate ratios were indicative for either nitrogen-limited or carbon-oversaturated cultures. The results demonstrate that in Nostoc EPS serve as a sink for the excess fixed carbon under unbalanced C/N metabolism. [source]


    A COMPARISON OF THE DISCRIMINATING POWER OF ANOVA AND R-INDEX ANALYSES OF HEDONIC DATA FOR VARIOUS PRODUCTS AND EXPERIMENTAL PROTOCOLS

    JOURNAL OF SENSORY STUDIES, Issue 3 2007
    HAENA PARK
    ABSTRACT Consumers rated a set of toothpastes and a set of orange-flavored beverages on a 9-point hedonic scale, using two experimental protocols: Rank-Rating where stimuli could continually be reassessed and a more traditional approach where they could not. A 21-point hedonic scale was also used in the Rank-Rating condition. The hedonic data were analyzed in the usual way using ANOVA with multiple comparisons and also by ranking the data and using an R-index analysis. Regarding the numbers of significant differences recorded, the two analyses were comparable, with a very slight and nonsignificant advantage for the ANOVA analysis. Unlike with intensity scaling, the difference between Rank-Rating and "traditional" scaling was slight but not for all products. The same was true for scale length effects. Differences among the products suggested effects due to the number of attributes that varied. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS The key finding in this study is the use of Rank-Rating where stimuli could continually be re-assessed for the assessment of hedonic response of consumers in the various products. Rank-Rating may possibly give a better discrimination than more traditional scaling, depending on the number of attributes which varied. The results of the study also recommend the use of R-index analyses of ranked hedonic data in the analyses rather than ANOVA with multiple comparisons. [source]


    THE POWER OF THE " A" -" NOT A" METHOD

    JOURNAL OF SENSORY STUDIES, Issue 4 2001
    JIAN BI
    ABSTRACT The " A" - " Not A" method is a rating method with two categories. It is often treated as a discrimination method. Unlike forced choice procedures, the Thurstonian model for this method involves a choice criterion. In statistical tests, it is treated as a comparison of two proportions. In this paper, the power for hypothesis tests involving the monadic and replicated monadic " A" - " Not A" method is discussed. The power functions and the sample sizes needed for 80% power are given based on Thurstone's ,. Designs with equal and unequal allocations for A and A (Not A) samples are considered. The power of the method is also compared with that of four forced choice methods under the assumption that the perceptual variance is identical among methods. The comparison shows that, in general, the power for the five methods ranks from high to low: the 3-AFC, 2-AFC, " A" - " Not A", triangular and duo-trio. The comparison also shows that, based on the same number of panelists and/or the same sample size for the A and A, samples for the methods, if the panelists are not too discrepant and the choice criterion in the " A" - " Not A" method is not too strict or too lax, the power of the " A" - " Not A" method is very close to that of the 2-AFC method. [source]


    PROPERTY RIGHTS LEGISLATION AND THE POLICE POWER

    AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL, Issue 3 2000
    LYNDA J. OSWALD
    First page of article [source]


    WEALTH AND POWER IN THE BRONZE AGE OF THE SOUTH-EAST OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA: THE FUNERARY RECORD OF CERRO DE LA ENCINA

    OXFORD JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY, Issue 1 2006
    GONZALO ARANDA
    Summary. As a result of recent fieldwork undertaken at the archaeological site of Cerro de la Encina, our knowledge of the funerary ritual has increased considerably. The funerary record shows a significant concentration of wealth in burials corresponding to the family groups of the highest social status. Dramatic social differences can also be found in the internal organization of the settlement. The locations of burials within the settlement area, under the floors of dwellings, allow us to establish that the settlement space was closely related to the social identity of the families. The high number of burials with double and triple inhumations, in contrast to other Argaric necropolis, also stands out as an important feature of Cerro de la Encina, suggesting that familial relationships seem to be more marked here than at other Argaric sites. All these data are discussed in relation to the funerary ritual of the Argaric Culture. [source]


    POWER IN SOCIAL ORGANIZATION AS THE SUBJECT OF JUSTICE

    PACIFIC PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY, Issue 1 2005
    AARON JAMES
    This rationale for assessment of social justice equally applies to legally optional or informal social practices. But it does not apply to individual conduct. Indeed, it follows that principles of social justice cannot provide a basis for the assessment and guidance of individual choice. The paper develops this practice-based conception of the subject of justice by rejoining G. A. Cohen's influential critique of Rawls' focus on the "basic structure" of society. [source]


    POWER, RATIONALITY AND LEGITIMACY IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Issue 1 2009
    RAY GORDON
    In this paper we propose answers to the research question: how does power shape the construction of legitimacy in the context of public organizations? We suggest that while organizational structures of dominancy will be embedded, not all structures of dominancy align with those that are normatively presented as legitimate and authoritative. Such situations make the creation and sustenance of legitimacy problematic for organizational action. This paper advances our understanding of the relation between power, rationality and legitimacy by showing how structures of domination recursively constitute, and are constituted by, legitimacy that may not be authoritative. We show, empirically, how these relations prevented a police organization from reforming by breaking the recursive patterns of domination and legitimization. Theoretically, we argue that understanding organizational change must be connected to issues of power and legitimacy. [source]


    ABUSE OF POWER: ANDREW JACKSON AND THE INDIAN REMOVAL ACT OF 1830

    THE HISTORIAN, Issue 6 2003
    Alfred A. Cave
    First page of article [source]


    FINANCIAL CONTRACTING BETWEEN MANAGERS AND VENTURE CAPITALISTS: THE ROLE OF VALUE-ADDED SERVICES, REPUTATION SEEKING, AND BARGAINING POWER

    THE JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL RESEARCH, Issue 4 2004
    Richard Fairchild
    Abstract I analyze manager and venture capitalist bargaining over the financial contract in the face of double-sided moral hazard problems. The allocation of cash flows depends on the combined effects of value-added services, reputation seeking, and bargaining power. Welfare is maximized when the venture capitalist has high value-adding capabilities, the market for reputation is informationally efficient, and the manager has bargaining power. Furthermore, I consider the effect of exit strategies on the financial agreement. I also consider bidding between venture capitalists of differing abilities. Generally, the superior venture capitalist wins with a lower bid, but in some cases the inferior venture capitalist can win. [source]


    COUNTERVAILING POWER IN WHOLESALE PHARMACEUTICALS,

    THE JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS, Issue 1 2010
    SARA FISHER ELLISON
    Using data on wholesale prices for antibiotics sold to U.S. drugstores, we test the growing theoretical literature on ,countervailing power' (a term for the ability of large buyers to extract discounts from suppliers). Large drugstores receive a modest discount for antibiotics produced by competing suppliers but no discount for antibiotics produced by monopolists. These findings support theories suggesting that supplier competition is a prerequisite for countervailing power. As further evidence for the importance of supplier competition, we find that hospitals receive substantial discounts relative to drugstores, attributed to hospitals' greater ability to induce supplier competition through restrictive formularies. [source]


    QUANTIFYING MARKET POWER IN THE GERMAN WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKET USING A DYNAMIC MULTI-REGIONAL DISPATCH MODEL,

    THE JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS, Issue 4 2006
    FELIX MÜSGENS
    This paper quantifies the degree of market power in the German wholesale electricity market. A dispatch model simulates competitive marginal costs. In addition to common input factors like plant capacities, fuel prices and load structures, the model also incorporates international power exchange and dynamic effects like start-up costs and hydro storage plant dispatch. The simulated prices are subsequently used as a benchmark for observed electricity prices. The analysis reveals significant market power in the German electricity market, mainly exhibited during peak periods. Producer surplus is also increased significantly due to strategic behavior. [source]


    DISPARATE POWER AND DISPARATE RESOURCES: COLLABORATION BETWEEN FAITH-BASED AND ACTIVIST ORGANIZATIONS FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA FARMWORKERS

    ANNALS OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL PRACTICE, Issue 1 2010
    Nolan Kline
    This article highlights the collaboration between an evangelical faith-based organization and secular activist organization to address the oral health needs of African American former farmworkers in Central Florida. Highlighting the FBO's evangelistic agenda, I discuss one FBO as a charitable health care provider filling a service gap within the broader health care system. In addition, I discuss the organizations' different levels of access to powerful agents of change, and the role of the anthropologist as an intermediary between the FBO and secular organization. This article first details the health concerns of the former farmworker population in Central Florida as they relate to farm labor and living in an environmentally harmful area. It then sheds light on systematic health care constraints in the United States that necessitate intervention from faith-based organizations and secular activist organizations. Last, this article provides a case study of how an anthropologist, acting as an intermediary to connect a faith-based group with an activist group, helped address one specific health need for former migrant farmworkers. [source]


    MATERIAL MANOEUVRES: SARAH CHURCHILL, DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH AND THE POWER OF ARTEFACTS

    ART HISTORY, Issue 3 2009
    MARCIA POINTON
    The first Duchess of Marlborough has been recognized as a powerful figure in court politics under Queen Anne. Her patronage of artists, sculptors, and architects , Laguerre, Rysbrack, Talman, Wren, Vanbrugh , has been examined by scholars. In this essay I take a different tack. I focus on a series of artefacts that played an important part in the Duchess's life: the jewels she amassed, the Turkish tent that her husband the Duke of Marlborough had used on the battlefield, and a sculpture of Queen Anne that she erected at Blenheim. Drawing on a wide range of sources from her own correspondence and contemporary biographies to caricature and popular print, I ask how an elite woman of immense wealth, but little formal education, strategically employed material things to exert influence socially and politically, and what were the unpredictable consequences thereof. [source]


    RESTING METABOLIC RATE AND POST-PRANDIAL THERMOGENESIS BY LEVEL OF AEROBIC POWER IN OLDER ATHLETES

    CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY, Issue 4 2004
    Alessio Sullo
    SUMMARY 1.,The aim of the present study was to evaluate the resting metabolic rate (RMR) and thermogenic effect of a meal (TEM) in older athletes. 2.,Eighteen older male volunteers were divided into three groups according to their aerobic power related to fat-free mass (FFM) as follows: (i) group I, high aerobic power (Vo2max > 70 mL/kg FFM per min); (ii) group II, moderate aerobic power (Vo2max = 55,70 mL/kg FFM per min); and (iii) group III, low aerobic power (Vo2max < 55 mL/kg FFM per min). 3.,The RMR values, covariated for FFM using analysis of covariance (ancova), were higher in group I (mean (±SEM) 1.09 ± 0.04 kcal/min) than in groups II and III (0.99 ± 0.05 and 0.91 ± 0.03 kcal/min, respectively). Group I had a tendency for higher mean TEM values compared with the other groups, but the differences were not statistically significant for absolute or percentage values. 4.,Master endurance athletes with high aerobic power exhibit a higher RMR than master endurance athletes of similar age and body composition but with lower aerobic power. [source]


    WITHOUT CONSENT: PRINCIPLES OF JUSTIFIED ACQUISITION AND DUTY-IMPOSING POWERS

    THE PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY, Issue 237 2009
    Hugh Breakey
    A controversy in political philosophy and applied ethics concerns the validity of duty-imposing powers, that is, rights entitling one person to impose new duties on others without their consent. Many philosophers have criticized as unplausible any such moral right, in particular that of appropriating private property unilaterally. Some, finding duty-imposing powers weird, unfamiliar or baseless, have argued that principles of justified acquisition should be rejected; others have required them to satisfy exacting criteria. I investigate the many ways in which we regularly impose duties on one another without prior consent. I show that doing so is not weird, and I offer criteria which demarcate the reasonable from the worrisome aspects of duty-imposing powers. [source]


    THE REGRESS OF PURE POWERS?

    THE PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY, Issue 229 2007
    Alexander Bird
    Dispositional monism is the view that natural properties and relations are ,pure powers'. It is often objected that dispositional monism involves some kind of vicious or otherwise unpalatable regress or circularity. I examine ways of making this objection precise. The most pressing interpretation is that the theory fails to make the identities of powers determinate. I demonstrate that this objection is in error. It does, however, put certain constraints on what the structure of fundamental properties is like. I show what a satisfactory structure would be. [source]


    Max Weber on Democracy: Can the People Have Political Power in Modern States?

    CONSTELLATIONS: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRITICAL AND DEMOCRATIC THEORY, Issue 1 2008
    Tamsin Shaw
    First page of article [source]


    Legitimations of the State: The Weakening of Authority and the Restoration of Power

    CONSTELLATIONS: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRITICAL AND DEMOCRATIC THEORY, Issue 3 2006
    Michaël F
    First page of article [source]


    The Place of Sovereignty: Popular Power, Partisan Guardians, and the Legitimacy of the President

    CONSTELLATIONS: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRITICAL AND DEMOCRATIC THEORY, Issue 3 2001
    Adam Lupel
    First page of article [source]


    Corporate Governance: And the Bargaining Power of Developing Countries to Attract Foreign Investment

    CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, Issue 2 2000
    Enrique Rueda-Sabater
    Following the rapid growth of foreign investment flows in the 1980s and 1990s some countries that had been dependent on official aid are now (even after the recent financial crises) obtaining most of their external financing from private sources. But low-income countries still receive little private capital flows. Arguing that corporate governance, broadly defined to include many business practices, is an important determinant of inward foreign investment this paper explores links between corporate Governance: And the ability of developing countries to attract foreign investment. It raises policy questions for developing countries and points to the need for complementary actions by government, businesses associations and institutional investors to promote corporate governance improvements. [source]


    The Measure of Mercy: Islamic Justice, Sovereign Power, and Human Rights in Iran

    CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Issue 4 2006
    Arzoo Osanloo
    In January 2000, Iranian government agents hailed a last-minute death sentence reprieve as an expression of Islamic human rights. Officials mobilized a native source of human rights in the invocation of mercy. For some, the proliferation of human rights norms situates a state in the fold of modernity, whereas the "spectacle of the scaffold" suggests a premodern demonstration of sovereign power. Through a study of sovereign power and human rights, this article questions the seemingly clear-cut divide between premodern and modern forms of justice and suggests that contemporary appeals to mercy as human rights should not be dismissed as being outside modern forms of state sovereignty. [source]


    Longing for the Kollektiv: Gender, Power, and Residential Schools in Central Siberia

    CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Issue 4 2005
    Alexia Bloch
    Interpretations of post-Soviet subjectivities have tended to emphasize the ways in which subjects experience these with a sense of liberation from a monolithic socialist state; however, local responses to post-Soviet forms of power have varied widely. In the case of indigenous Siberians in the 1990s, an older generation of Evenk women expressed positive feelings about their experience as students in the Soviet-era residential schools that continue to shape their subjectivity in the post-Soviet present. Evenk subjectivities, as with those of other indigenous Siberians, have been significantly formed through the institution of the residential school and, by extension, through a range of interactions with state power as it has been locally remade and interpreted in the 1990s. In this article, I explore the widespread nostalgia associated with the residential school. Drawing on the narratives of elderly Evenk women, I argue that such expressions of Evenk nostalgia for the socialist era are a form of critique of the neoliberal logics emerging in Russia today. In this respect, Evenk women's accounts allow us to explore negotiations of power in a post-Soviet era and to examine how ideologies shape conceptions of self and the social order more broadly. [source]