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Nonprofits and Their Networks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 292

Nonprofits and Their Networks

"Finding that these organizations do have a positive impact, Daniel Sabet seeks to understand how autonomous nonprofit organizations have emerged and developed along the border. He employs data from more than 250 interviews with members of civil society organizations and public officials, surveys of neighborhood association leaders, observations at public meetings, and many secondary sources. His research compares the experiences of third-sector organizations in four prominent Mexican border cities: Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, and Nuevo Laredo.".

Understanding Political Science Research Methods
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 234

Understanding Political Science Research Methods

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-12-04
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This text starts by explaining the fundamental goal of good political science research—the ability to answer interesting and important questions by generating valid inferences about political phenomena. Before the text even discusses the process of developing a research question, the authors introduce the reader to what it means to make an inference and the different challenges that social scientists face when confronting this task. Only with this ultimate goal in mind will students be able to ask appropriate questions, conduct fruitful literature reviews, select and execute the proper research design, and critically evaluate the work of others. The authors' primary goal is to teach studen...

Thickening Civil Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 618

Thickening Civil Society

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Police Reform in Mexico
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Police Reform in Mexico

The urgent need to professionalize Mexican police has been recognized since the early 1990s, but despite even the most well-intentioned promises from elected officials and police chiefs, few gains have been made in improving police integrity. Why have reform efforts in Mexico been largely unsuccessful? This book seeks to answer the question by focusing on Mexico's municipal police, which make up the largest percentage of the country's police forces. Indeed, organized crime presents a major obstacle to institutional change, with criminal groups killing hundreds of local police in recent years. Nonetheless, Daniel Sabet argues that the problems of Mexican policing are really problems of govern...

Police Reform in Mexico
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Police Reform in Mexico

The urgent need to professionalize Mexican police has been recognized since the early 1990s, but despite even the most well-intentioned promises from elected officials and police chiefs, few gains have been made in improving police integrity. Why have reform efforts in Mexico been largely unsuccessful? This book seeks to answer the question by focusing on Mexico's municipal police, which make up the largest percentage of the country's police forces. Indeed, organized crime presents a major obstacle to institutional change, with criminal groups killing hundreds of local police in recent years. Nonetheless, Daniel Sabet argues that the problems of Mexican policing are really problems of govern...

A War that Can’t Be Won
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

A War that Can’t Be Won

More than forty years have passed since President Richard Nixon described illegal drugs as “public enemy number one” and declared a “War on Drugs.” Recently the United Nations Global Commission on Drug Policy declared that “the global war on drugs has failed with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world.” Arguably, no other country has suffered as much from the War on Drugs as Mexico. From 2006 to 2012 alone, at least sixty thousand people have died. Some experts have said that the actual number is more than one hundred thousand. Because the war was conceived and structured by US policymakers and officials, many commentators believe that the United ...

Understanding Political Science Statistics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 364

Understanding Political Science Statistics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-03-24
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  • Publisher: Routledge

In politics, you begin by asking theoretically interesting questions. Sometimes statistics can help answer those questions. When it comes to applied statistics, students shouldn’t just learn a vast array of formula—they need to learn the basic concepts of statistics as solutions to particular problems. Peter Galderisi demonstrates that statistics are a summary of how to answer the problem: learn the math but only after learning the concepts and methodological considerations that give it context. With this as a starting point, Understanding Political Science Statistics asks students to consider how to address a research problem conceptually before being led to the appropriate formula. Thr...

The New Public Security Model for Mexico
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 136

The New Public Security Model for Mexico

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Pot Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 382

Pot Politics

'Pot Politics' focuses on ethical, religious, economic, psychological, and political arguments for cannabis policies that range from prohibition, to supervised medical use, to unrestricted legalisation.

Governing Growth
  • Language: en

Governing Growth

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015
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  • Publisher: Unknown

On 24 April 2013, Rana Plaza, a nine-storey building that housed five garment factories, a commercial bank and several retail shops, collapsed, killing more than 1, 100 people. Had Bangladesh's well-regarded building code been enforced, the tragedy would never have occurred. Through an exploration of the process by which real estate development projects are approved and building construction overseen, this article attempts to provide an explanation for why there is such a wide gap between formal policy and actual implementation. Following such tragic events, elected officials come under considerable pressure from civil society groups and citizens to pass stronger legislation, and Bangladesh's political system, which concentrates power in the majority party and that party's leadership, allows for the relatively easy passage of legislation. Nonetheless, dramatic population growth and limited availability of land create powerful incentives for developers to evade these regulations. Collusion between developers, the regulator and high-level government officials responsible for overseeing the regulator has ensured that both the laws and court orders are unenforced.