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2008 - MPSA Annual National Conference Pages: 30 pages || Words: 9480 words || 
1. Green, Matthew. "Fighting From the Floor: Minority Parties' Use of House Floor Procedure" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 03, 2008 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper explores the growing use of floor tactics by House minority parties to alter legislation or slow the legislative process, including multiple motions to adjourn and making unexpectedly-successful motions to recommit.

2011 - Northeastern Political Science Association Words: 249 words || 
2. Buzby, Amy. "From Factory Floor to Killing Floor: Marx, Critical Theory and the Status of the Animal" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Crowne Plaza, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 17, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Marxism turns on the capacity of the working class to become a revolutionary agent through the perfection of its alienation; rendered completely alien to himself, the subject is able to recognize the extent to which he is alien to himself in the context of the conditions he must resist to restore himself as a natural being. As critical theory recognizes, this capacity has been historically undone. The human stock for the revolution has, indeed, been fitted for use by the system as completely as the animal is prepared for slaughter. In this paper, I make a twofold argument that draws upon critical theory and the Marxist tradition. Firstly, I assert that the animal is the nodal point in advanced capitalism where the elsewhere obscured devouring nature of the system can still be observed and contested; the use and abuse of animals in the industrial system, the terrible impact of capital upon the living being in its integrity, health, rights, freedom and worth are nakedly observable. Although the situation of animal cannot be flatly equated to the human subject, moreover, the similarities in a system that voraciously consumes the energy and lives of all living beings outweigh the differences and justify the connection. The animal is thus an essential mirror that must be held up, however uncomfortably, before the modern subject. Secondly, therefore, I contest that to break the cycle of domination in which the subject is enmeshed, requires a lived form of resistance that opposes all modes of domination.

2004 - The Midwest Political Science Association Words: 270 words || 
3. Finocchiaro, Charles. and Marshall, Bryan. "Why Do it on the Floor when we can Do it in the Rules Committee?: The Role of House Floor Waivers in Affecting Committee Turf" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Apr 15, 2004 <Not Available>. 2019-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Issues relating to committee jurisdiction have been a
central concern of legislative scholars (Denzau and Mackay 1983;
Weingast and Marshall 1988; Collie and Cooper 1989). One reason is that
turf forms the institutional basis for committees to produce public
policy--a primary currency in attaining member goals. King (1997) has
argued that bill referral is the key institutional determinant shaping
the politics of committee jurisdiction. We argue that much of the
action shaping committee jurisdictions bill by bill hinges on decisions
made by the House Rules Committee. The goal of this paper is to
investigate the importance of House floor waivers in shaping
post-referral committee jurisdictions. The role of the House Rules
Committee and special rules in theories of legislative organization has
been a major source of debate among congressional scholars (Dion and
Huber 1996; Krehbiel 1997; Sinclair 1999). However, this literature has
focused exclusively on explanations for, and the consequences from,
amendment restrictions in the special rules. Yet House floor waivers
have become an increasingly important part of the procedural landscape.
In particular, our analysis focuses on the increasing use of House
floor waivers related to Rule XXI and germaneness, along with the
broader class of blanket waivers, for five post-reform congresses
(97th-98th and 104th-106th). Although these types of waivers do not
directly alter jurisdictional precedents, they do affect jurisdictional
battles over particular bills, amendment rights, and the ability of the
originating committee to protect their products on the floor. In
addition, we assess the extent to which floor waivers systematically
impact legislative outcomes on the floor. We think that examining the
role of floor waivers on committee turf battles will not only provide
insight into changes in the importance of committee specialization and
committee power, but will also provide considerable leverage with
respect to theories of congressional organization.

2011 - ASC Annual Meeting Words: 203 words || 
4. Sagar, Tracey. and Jones, Debbie. "The Local Governance of Street Sex Work in the UK: Views from the Shop Floor" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, Nov 15, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Localist initiatives to tackle crime and disorder in the UK have resulted in extremely diverse local responses to street sex work – some communities have physically excluded street sex workers and others have embraced sex workers within community safety and community cohesion policy. This paper draws on an empirical study that considered ‘community perspectives’ of street sex work which was carried out in the Capital of Wales, Cardiff in 2010. The study adopted a mixed methodology and was underpinned by principles of ‘community engagement’ towards developing both community cohesion and community safety strategies in relation to street sex work in the city of Cardiff. The findings of the local research deconstructs central perceptions regarding the ‘inevitability’ of sex work and offers solutions to the problems associated with street sex work in the community from the community perspective. The paper suggests that if community cohesion and community safety strategies are to be developed and implemented at the local level, to be meaningful, strategies need to represent the views and opinions of the ‘wider’ community. Furthermore, that the UK government needs to listen to the views from the ‘shop floor’ and consider carefully the strategies suggested by communities – however ‘bold’ they might be.

2015 - Eleventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Words: 150 words || 
5. Granek, Leeat. "The Bits on the Cutting Room Floor: Erasures and Denials Within The Qualitative Research Trajectory" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eleventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, May 20, 2015 <Not Available>. 2019-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Qualitative researchers value emotion and relationships as central to the purpose of the research and the conduct of it. Nonetheless, many qualitative researchers also engage in erasures of our research processes at three levels.
What remains off the record are the aspects that the researcher may be aware of but which never move beyond the individual thought of the researcher.
What remains off the books were initially included on the record, but were ousted in the process of publication.
What is off the charts are the parts that fail to puncture the consciousness of the researcher, or which are so alien to what is supposed to be happening, they remain unacknowledged.
While the first two layers of erasure are influenced by the academic reality of publishing, the third level of erasure is something that we as qualitative researchers are uniquely responsible for thinking about and addressing in our work.

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