The Free University of Berlin – A Political History
Academic Freedom in the Wired World – Political Extremism, Corporate Power, and the University
This book intends to contextualize early research on political socialization with recent developments that provide new considerations for the transmission of democratic political learning at a more advanced learning stage. It attempts to demonstrate this literature on political socialization as the foundation for evaluating the continuing research of the Penn Democracy Project in the field of democratic political socialization of undergraduate students. In light of the political socialization literature, this paper reveals the results of the most recent iteration of the Penn Democracy Project research study, which provide insight into the state of citizenship at the University of Pennsylvania. The overarching conclusion of this study supports the notion that while the University of Pennsylvania offers resources and opportunities for undergraduates to foster civic values, through specialized courses; centers; and funding for clubs, it fails to actively cultivate a shared culture of citizenship among its students.
This book addresses political structures, military organization and economics as cultural foundations for conducting HUMINT (Human Intelligence) operations in China. It draws from the expertise developed by Dr. Jim Schnell’s 35 years in the military intelligence community, most notably serving as a HUMINT officer in China under the auspices of his Assistant Air Attache assignment in Beijing. This practitioner experience is enhanced via his theoretical background in civilian higher education. Schnell’s Ph.D. (Ohio University, 1982) in human communication processes and relevant scholarly publications, focusing on China and cross-cultural relations, provide ample context for analyzing HUMINT operations in China. His work as a Fulbright Scholar and multiple fellowships at the East-West Center (Honolulu) has served to cultivate insights relevant for the civilian academic community and military intelligence professionals. Schnell's 20-plus trips to China have helped keep his perspective current. He has held teaching posts at Beijing Jiaotong University, Ohio State University, Royal University of Phnom Penh, University of Cincinnati and Ohio Dominican University.
The University of Dhaka is dedicated to the advancement of learning, and is committed to promoting research in all field of knowledge. As the pioneer and largest seat of learning in the country, the University of Dhaka has taken the task to foster the transformation process of the individual students and the country as a whole through its educational and research facilities keeping up with demands of the day. The University of Dhaka is at this one of the leading institutions of higher education in Asia. This research monograph is a study, where I attempted to analyze the statutes of Dhaka University (DU) Ordinance 1973, its feasibility to run the state funded university, theoretical and practically implementation gaps, loopholes of statutes on the view of present universal standard of university education. The paper also suggests that, how to removing Institutional weaknesses and putting an end to political and administrative interference in the functions of the university to make it more.
This book is one of the most detailed and of course precise analysis of the developmental quest of Nigeria for the past 47 years...its climax is Ufomba's proposition of what he referred to as structural equilibrium as the way out of Nigeria's age-old developmental problems...this 'controversial' hypotheses will surely spur more research in the literature...the book is good read to anyone who seriously want to study the political-economy of Nigeria.Harvey Gordon,Professor of Political Science,Devry University.
This book was written after a research was carried out in Chepkoilel Campus which was then a campus of Moi University, Kenya The research mainly focused on the effects of political violence of 2007/8 on workers' morale. The two attributes that are focused are job satisfaction and recruitment. The book can assist Managers of various organizations in the world to learn on the repercussions that their countries politics can have in their organizations.
Praise for An Insider's Guide to POLITICAL JOBS IN WASHINGTON «Bill Endicott has written a remarkable description of what Washington political jobs entail, how you get them, and where they lead-a public service.» -Gerald Ford 38th President of the United States, Former Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives «Public service is essential to our democracy. Bill Endicott's book . . . is the best primer I have read to help those interested in serving in our nation's capital. For those of us who have had the opportunity to work in political jobs, this experience benefits both the individual and the country.» -Leon Panetta Former U.S. Representative, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and White House Chief of Staff «A view of the process from the inside-from someone who's been there many times. No other source puts all the critical tips into one place as this book does. The perspective on the process is unique. The personal anecdotes and interviews are invaluable. We plan to recommend it to everyone who walks in the door hoping to find a job in politics.» -Jennifer Blanck Director of Career and Alumni Services, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University and -John Noble Director of Career Services, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Corruption is such a variable that is hard to measure and it is equally difficult to quantify. Therefore, a worldwide practice is to assess the perception of corruption among people. Applying the same approach, this Book analyzes the extent, location and seriousness of corruption in Pakistan and finds out causes of corruption and lastly assesses the appropriateness of different anticorruption strategies. The work is based on descriptive-survey type research. It assesses the level of perception of corruption among university students. The students perceive that the incumbents of political government are not exhibiting any political will to combat corruption from public organizations. Majority of the students have close experience of corruption. They perceive the weak accountability mechanism is the major cause of corruption in government departments and consider that education curriculum should place more emphasis on moral values to bring behavioural change against corruption.
This book shows how academic freedom is a myth in the sense of being highly desired by the academy, yet threatend by it. In the Ethiopian educational context, every body qualified to to be a threat to the other. The enemies of academic freedom are the state, the faculty the management, students and other members of the society. This suggests a political context where every one is against the other. The history of the three political systems,imperial aristocracy, Soviet type of Military Socialism and ethnic federalism, of Ethiopia demonstrates the extent to which each system defined an environment of threats to academic freedom. No state was immune from being a threat to academic freedom of university professors and students. The claim of the academy for public service mission according to its definition of truth had always resulted in crossing the boundary between itself and the state. The mutual invasion of boundaries had always resulted in invasion of the university by the state. The project of truth claim ended in lose/win results always to the disadvantage of the university.The university looses its power and the state becomes the university. pp. 210.
The work centers around the development of university education in India from 1857-1887. It analyses the historical and chronological developments of the university education in relation to the changing socio-political situations. Data were mainly collected from printed official reports and surveys. In analysing the development of higher education in India the methodology adopted was obviously historical and the problem is looked at from the point of view of relevant social science disciplines and there is an attempt to write it in the light of new history of education that has emerged in the west. The study highlights the fact that the university system was strongly influenced by the British model of higher education.
The economics of imperialism, its political background and institutional frameworks, the material benefits it conferred, the ideologies of ruler and ruled - these are some of the more important aspects of imperialism discussed in this volume. In presenting the evidence for ancient imperialims and suggesting concepts and methods of interpretation these articles, which are the work of the Cambridge University Research Seminar in Ancient History, range from New Kingdom Egypt and Carthage, through the classical Greek world of Athens and Sparta, to Macedonia and Rome. This book will be particularly useful to ancient historians but should also interest historian of other periods as well as students of politics.
This volume deals with questions of political party funding and campaign financing, issues which arouse controversy in many parts of the world. How are the central actors in the political arena supposed to gather the funds necessary to operate effectively on behalf of their chosen political ends? And, how may they spend money in furtherance of their political objectives? The aim of this volume, the first in a new series of Columbia University/London University collaborative projects, is to explore these issues in the specific context of a number of national settings.The studies presented here show that financing questions cannot be addressed independent of the constitutional conventions of the country, the nature of the political parties in the country, and the means of access to publication and the media in any given nation. The national studies in this volume reveal a rich diversity in the approach to regulation in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, New Zealand, Quebec, the United Kingdom and the United States. The topicality of the issues considered is reflected in the fact that since the book was first mooted there have been major decisions of the US Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as an investigation and report by the Electoral Commission in the United Kingdom, all of which have a direct bearing on the legal and policy issues discussed in this book.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has diverse usage and impact to different users of Khulna University students in accordance with their needs and necessities. The findings was support the objectives that the use of ICT introduces positive and negative effects by providing opportunities for the transformation and production of knowledge but simultaneously creates hazards in this transformation and knowledge production. For society as a whole, ICTs offer immense possibilities for reducing poverty by providing income generating opportunities, overcoming student’s isolation, giving people a voice, improving governance and advancing gender equality. At a macro level, this seems to imply that geographical, social, economic and political borders and boundaries are made irrelevant in this new information age. Furthermore, the study seeks to address the claims that whether ICT facilities is addictive or not for the students was considered categorizing ICT usage behavior based on preference of the educational environment. The study outlined some major potential opportunities and tried to measure some greater extent of impact on the students of Khulna University.
Notes and Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Brock University, Ontario John Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690) and Two Treatises of Government (1690) weighed heavily on the history of ideas in the eighteenth century, and Locke's works are often ? rightly ? presented as foundations of the Age of Enlightenment. Both the Essay and the Second Treatise (by far the more influential of the Two Treatises) were widely read by Locke's contemporaries and near contemporaries. His eighteenth-century readers included philosophers, historians and political theorists, but also community and political leaders, engaged laypersons, and others eager to participate in the expanding print culture of the era. His epistemological message that the mind at birth was a blank slate, waiting to be filled, complemented his political message that human beings were free and equal and had the right to create and direct the governments under which they lived. Today, Locke continues to be an accessible author. He provides food for thought to university professors and their students, but has no less to offer the general reader who is eager to enjoy the classics of world literature.
This book offers a broader understanding of the new form social inequality -- the digital divide -- from the context of Bangladesh, a developing nation in South Asia. Emphasis was given to reveal the dimensions, patterns and stages of the phenomena among university students in the country. Since 1990s, academics and researchers began to argue that these promises are fulfilled only to those with access and competence to use these new technologies, because with adoption of those technologies existing social stratification and relations began to reproduce in an uneven way. The digital divide is such a pinpointing concept that helps to understand the social impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs). It is a complex phenomenon which has social, cultural, economical, technological, and educational as well as political dimensions.
This study investigated the influence of ICT on the democratic character of participation amongst Nigerian voters. A survey questionnaire was used to collect data from university students on ICT influence on politics in Nigeria. 350 college student respondents were selected using proportional stratified random sampling. Response rate was 100%. Additionally, 350 Web sites were content-analysed. Findings show that the Internet penetration is still very low in Nigeria context, the awareness about the Internet usage is still limited to and among students and interested middle-class people only, who could afford a PC and connect to the Internet. Principal component analysis yielded five factors, namely; internet confidence, internet usage, political knowledge, political mobilisation and political participation. Regression showed that internet confidence and political knowledge were statistically significant predictors for both political mobilisation and political participation, and they were of practical importance and replicated, but internet usage was not replicated.
This is a brief and informal history of the Bristol University Law School during a critical period in its development from 1983-2008. The Faculty, which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2008, has long been established as one of the foremost law schools in the UK and in the common law world. This brief history documents the institutional changes which have occured within the School, the experiences of students during the past 25 years, the achievements (academic and otherwise) of staff and alumni, the rise of research as a dominant theme in the life of the School, and the changing environment - physical, economic, political - in which the School now operates. This is a book which will appeal to all students and staff of the law school, past and present.