Politics

Core Values and Partisan Thinking about Devolution.

Wolak J. PUBLIUS-THE JOURNAL OF FEDERALISM . 46 (4) (September 01, 2016): 463-485. Abstract: Why do people call for states’ rights and the devolution of national authority? Are they driven by partisan motives, where they like devolution the most when the President is of the opposing party? Or are calls...

Steve

The Obligation to Know: Information and the Burdens of Citizenship

Vanderheiden S. ETHICAL THEORY AND MORAL PRACTICE . 19 (2) (April 01, 2016): 297-311. Abstract: Contemporary persons are daily confronted with enormous quantities of information, some of which reveal causal connections between their actions and harm that is visited upon distant others. Given their limited cognitive and information processing capacities,...

Steve

Territorial Rights and Carbon Sinks

Vanderheiden S. Sci Eng Ethics (November 29, 2016). Abstract: Scholars concerned with abuses of the ‘‘resource privilege’’ by the governments of developing states sometimes call for national sovereignty over the natural resources that lie within its borders. While such claims may resist a key driver of the ‘‘resource curse’’ when...

Steve

Climate Justice Beyond International Burden Sharing.

Vanderheiden S. Midwest Studies In Philosophy . 40 (1) (September 2016): 27-42. Abstract: Climate justice scholars have in recent years devoted considerable attention to the development and application of justice principles and frameworks to the architecture of global climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. The resulting scholarly literature is now...

Steve

Climate Change and Free Riding.

Vanderheiden S. JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY . 13 (1) (January 01, 2016): 1-27. Abstract: Does the receipt of benefits from some common resource create an obligation to contribute toward its maintenance? If so, what is the basis of this obligation? I consider whether individual contributions to climate change can be...

Steve

Justice and Democracy in Climate Change Governance.

VANDERHEIDEN SJ. Taiwan Human Rights Journal . 3 (3) (2016): 3-26. Abstract: Among the challenges posed by human-caused climate change are issues of justice and democracy, in how the environmental problem is expected to affect human social and economic systems and in the response taken by states and the international...

Tir

Painting Too 'Rosie' a Picture: The Impact of External Threat on Women's Economic Welfare.

TIR J, Bailey M. Conflict Management and Peace Science (2016). Abstract: Why is the economic status of women better in one country than another? We maintain that the answer lies in part in the extent of external threat to the homeland territory a country faces. Our project furthers the research...

Tir

Drought, Local Institutional Context, and Support for Violence in Kenya.

MCCABE JT, Linke A, O'Loughlin J, Tir J, Witmer F. Journal of Colflict Resolution (December 15, 2016). Abstract: Two questions on the effects of climate change for social instability are addressed. First, do droughts and their associated environmental impacts affect support for the use of violence? Second, do local level...

Strayhorn

Time constraints and the opportunity costs of oversight.

Strayhorn JA, Carrubba CJ, Giles MW. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL POLITICS . 28 (3) (July 01, 2016): 431-460. Abstract: In a principal–agent relationship, how should principals budget time for oversight when oversight activity is not instantaneous? We develop a formal model of resource allocation by a principal monitoring multiple agents, where...

Sven

Willing to Pay?" Tax Compliance in Britain and Italy: An Experimental Analysis.

Zhang N, Andrighetto G, Ottone S, Ponzano F, Steinmo S. PLOS ONE . 11 (2) (February 26, 2016). Abstract: As shown by the recent crisis, tax evasion poses a significant problem for countries such as Greece, Spain and Italy. While these societies certainly possess weaker fiscal institutions as compared to...

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