Watching the Watchers: Surveillance, Transparency, and Political Freedom in the War on Terror
Author(s)Kreimer, Seth F.
Terrorism and Democracy
Defense and Security Studies
Ethics and Political Philosophy
Law and Society
National Security Law
Politics and Social Change
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Governance Reform Under Real-World Conditions : Citizens, Stakeholders, and VoiceOdugbemi, Sina; Jacobson, Thomas (Washington, DC : World Bank, 2012-05-29)This book is a contribution to efforts to improve governance systems around the world, particularly in developing countries. It offers a range of innovative approaches and techniques for dealing with the most important nontechnical challenges that prevent many of those efforts from being successful or sustainable. By so doing, the book sets out the groundwork for governance reform initiatives. Its overarching argument is that the development community is not lacking the tools needed for technical solutions to governance challenges. The toolbox is overflowing; best practice manuals in various areas of interest tumble out of seminars and workshops. However, difficulties arise when attempts are made to apply what are often excellent technical solutions under real-world conditions. Human beings, acting either alone or in groups small and large, are not as amenable as are pure numbers. And they cannot be put aside. In other words, in the real world, reforms will not succeed, and they will certainly not be sustained, without the correct alignment of citizens, stakeholders, and voice.
Political Alternation as a Restraint on Investing in Influence : Evidence from the Post-Communist TransitionMilanovic, Branko; Horowitz, Shale; Hoff, Karla (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2008-10)The authors develop and implement a method for measuring the frequency of changes in power among distinct leaders and ideologically distinct parties that is comparable across political systems. The authors find that more frequent alternation in power is associated with the emergence of better governance in post communist countries. The results are consistent with the hypothesis that firms seek durable protection from the state, which implies that expected political alternation is relevant to the decision whether to invest in influence with the governing party or, alternatively, to demand institutions that apply predictable rules, with equality of treatment, regardless of the party in power.
İsrail Devleti’nin İlanından Önce David Ben-Gurion’un Filistin’i Yahudileştirme PolitikasıHalil Erdemir (Gazi University, 2011-06-01)Ben Gurion argued that legal and official status can be paved the way to the Jewishautonomy in Palestine and its area. This can be achieved by the increase of Jewish populationwhich would improve to defend the rights and legal status of Jewish desires within the OttomanState. He believed that the Jewish interests only be saved and protected within the Turkishinstitutions by skilled and knowledgeable Jews who are competent of Turkish language, culture,law and politics. Ben Gurion studied law in Istanbul University in order to materialize whathe was arguing and defending for the Jewish nation.Ben Gurion encouraged and regardedabsolutely necessary to optain Osmanlı passports for those foreign Jewish nationals whomigrated to Palestine. He changed his support of Osmanlıs’ war effort depending on changingcircumstances during the WWI. At the beginning of the War he was supporting Germany andthe Ottoman State whereas Great Britain and its allies towards the end.The paper concentratedon David Ben-Gurion’s ideas and arguments on how to Jewishization of Palestine before theproclamation of the Israeli State.