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2008 - MPSA Annual National Conference Words: 32 words || 
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1. Walker, Brooklyn. "To Participate or Not To Participate: Participation in Hybrid Regimes" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p267158_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Despite the large number of competitive authoritarian regimes, we know relatively little about how and why individuals would engage in political participation. This paper will explore political participation in competitive authoritarian regimes.

2005 - American Political Science Association Pages: 24 pages || Words: 12535 words || 
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2. Toohey, David. "Music and Democratic Participation in the Post 1960s Era: Interpretation and Multiple Directions of Participation." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, Sep 01, 2005 <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p42360_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This essay examines how the content of music can be used mobilize people toward democratic participation. This essay takes a spatial analysis to show how music can redefine people's ideas about politics. This spatial analysis is applied to a few specific examples from punk music and hip-hop. Some of the potential is noted along with the issue of ambiguity in lyrics, which makes music capable of both promoting progressive ideas as well as reinforcing ideas that are not progressive.

2006 - American Sociological Association Pages: 10 pages || Words: 3108 words || 
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3. Norwood, Carolette. "Women's Status, HIV Risk Reduction Strategies and Microcredit Participation: A Mixed-Method Evaluation of the Effects of Microcredit Participation in Yaoundé, Cameroon" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal Convention Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Aug 10, 2006 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p94520_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Microcredit is perhaps the most prominent development policy embraced today. In fact, the United Nations has proclaimed the year 2005, the year of microcredit. Microcredit advocates boldly claim that participation in the programs can effectively reduce poverty and empowerment women in the third world. Recently, promoters have also been touting the usefulness of these programs in raising awareness about HIV and AIDS, and as a means of reducing the spread of the HIV virus through prevention education. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, this study assesses the independent effects of microcredit participation on HIV prevention and risk reduction strategies, women’s empowerment status and family planning attitudes and practices in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Additionally, this study evaluates local meaning and perception of women’s empowerment and family planning, the usefulness of microcredit programs, and barriers to HIV prevention.

2004 - Southern Political Science Association Pages: 25 pages || Words: 6511 words || 
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4. Thomas, Ashley. "Testing the Effects of Female Participation in the ‘Public Sphere': Is State Participation in the International Law of Women's Rights Affected by Gender Parity?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Inter-Continental Hotel, New Orleans, LA, Jan 08, 2004 <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p67775_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Feminists argue that the public/private distinction (where women are associated with the private sphere of the home and family and men are associated the public sphere of economy and politics) perpetuates the ‘silence’ of international law on women’s rights. Unlike most previous research in this area, this study uses qualitative methods (Ordinary Least Squares multivariate regressions on cross-sectional data) to test the hypothesis that where there is a greater presence of women in the public sphere of a given state, that state will have a higher level of participation in international law that protects women’s rights. The results indicate that the hypothesis can only be partially verified, and that a differentiation may need to be made between various facets of the ‘public sphere.’

2004 - Western Political Science Association Pages: 31 pages || Words: 11099 words || 
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5. Holzner, Claudio. "Institutional Roots of Political Participation: Neoliberal Refroms and Political Participation in Mexico" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Marriott Hotel, Portland, Oregon, Mar 11, 2004 <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p88369_index.html>
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Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper examines the effect of neoliberal reforms on the political activity of the poor in Mexico by paying attention to how low-income actors experience these reforms and how they adapt their political behavior in response to these changes. While many analysts maintain that free-market and democratic reforms reinforce each other, this paper argues that neoliberal reforms and the new linkages they establish between the state and citizens stifle the voice of the poor and create new foundations for their powerlessness. They do this not through the threat of force or sanctions, but by making mobilization and demand making more difficult, or by channeling discontent into arenas such as local governments or neighborhood councils that have little decision making power. As a result, lower-class citizens channel their activities less and less into state-directed activities such as petitions and protests and more into informal and self-help modes that do not put pressure on state-actors. The net effect is to insulate policy makers from pressures from below, with significant negative consequences for representation, accountability and voice.

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