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2015 - ASEEES Convention Words: 99 words || 
1. Rindisbacher, Hans. "Life Reform, Health Reform, Dress Reform: Gustav Jaeger's Normalkleidung" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASEEES Convention, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, <Not Available>. 2020-02-18 <>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: Gustav Jaeger (1832-1917), the eccentric German zoologist, homeopath and discoverer of the human soul in scents (Die Entdeckung der Seele, 1878) also developed a line of clothing to promote health by regulating body emanations. In the framework of the late-nineteenth-century life reform movements in Germany that included both physical and spiritual dimensions, Jaeger uniquely combined the olfactory with the sartorial. This paper traces primarily Jaeger’s later work as a successful textile entrepreneur as he moved from science toward popular science and focuses on liminality, membranes, and exchanges – concepts that can be used to analyze both smells and clothing.

2004 - The Midwest Political Science Association Pages: 36 pages || Words: 10161 words || 
2. McKenzie, Mark. "Will Congress Ever Reform the AlmaMater of Presidents? A Study of the Systematic Biases AffectingCongressional Voting on Electoral College Reform" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Apr 15, 2004 <Not Available>. 2020-02-18 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Politicians promised some form of electoral reform after
the 2000 election. A few even pressed for radical alteration of the
presidential election process through abolishment or reform of the
Electoral College. Yet, only a few years out from Bush v. Gore debacle,
the subject of reform has virtually disappeared. Over 500 reform
proposals have been advanced in Congress over the last 200 years. But
all these proposed amendments, save the 12th, have ultimately failed.
Several members introduced amendments in the 107th Congress to reform
the EC. If these bills were ever to see the light of day on the floor
of the U.S. House or Senate, what are the chances they would pass? Most
students of the EC (such as Abbot and Levine 1991; Best 1996; Schumaker
and Loomis 2002; Peirce and Longley 1981; Hardaway 1994) have devoted
scant amounts of attention towards empirically explaining the failure
of EC reform votes in Congress. Longley and Braun (1972), in their
analysis of 1969 House votes using descriptive statistics, not only
claimed that the votes on reform showed that members’ liberalism or
conservatism provided the “strongest and clearest pattern of House
voting on electoral reform” but also made the seemingly
counterintuitive argument that the votes exhibited “no consistent
pattern corresponding to state size” (1972, 153-54). However,
preliminary empirical tests suggest that Longley and Braun’s analysis
is wrong. In my analysis, I create a model that predicts the likelihood
of EC reform in the Congress over the near term and the long term. I
illustrate what variables are the most important determinants for
congressional voting behavior on EC reforms. Using logistic regression,
I examine U.S. Senate votes from 1950, 1956, 1979, and the cloture
motions of 1970, as well as U.S. House votes in 1950 and

2008 - ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES Pages: 32 pages || Words: 17504 words || 
3. Denham, Tara. "Gender and Security Sector Reform: Gender Reform in Police Organizations" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES, Hilton San Francisco, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, Mar 26, 2008 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2020-02-18 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This co-authored paper looks at gender mainstreaming for police reform. This paper is designed to cover a spectrum of topics, from theoretical and doctrinal rationale, to the practical necessities and best practices required to integrate gender into police organizations. The paper begins with a basic explanation of what police reform is and why gender is important to it and explores those international and regional instruments and/or laws that mandate the integration of gender in police reform. A practical “how to” for integrating gender reform policies into police organizations is then covered, drawing on an international collection of examples that includes post-conflict, transitioning and developing countries, and developed countries. The paper covers a number of key recommendations that encapsulate a best practice for gender integration into police organizations. This paper is a highly relevant resource that confronts the practical implications and gives best approaches for engaging gender reform for police organizations.

2014 - SASE Annual Conference Words: 471 words || 
4. van Zimmeren, Esther. "Global Patent Reforms: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Patent Reforms in the US, Europe and Japan" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SASE Annual Conference, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA, Jul 10, 2014 <Not Available>. 2020-02-18 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: In the US and Europe radical patent reforms are taking place today resulting in significant institutional changes. In Japan the patent system was changed considerably a decade ago. These reforms were triggered by economic downturns, concerns about “patent quality”, legal uncertainty amongst firms and ineffective administrative and judicial procedures. The aim of the present paper is to explore and compare the current patent governance structures in the US, Europe and Japan (i.e. federal, multilevel, national), the rationale of the patent reforms and the reform processes.

The US patent reforms were initiated by the “America Invents Act of 2011” (AIA) and modify a number of basic principles of the US patent system, which for long distinguished the US system from other important patent systems around the world. Concerns about the cost structure of the US patent system, “patent quality” and global competitiveness have triggered the adoption of the AIA.
In Europe, the financial crisis has driven policymakers in December 2012 to finally gain the momentum and to find a compromise on the “patent package” after decades of negotiations. The realization of the package would presumably lower the costs of patenting in the EU and improve legal certainty, which would in particular be beneficial for SMEs and the EU’s global competitiveness. It would also support the innovation policies set up to counter the financial crisis.
A decade ago, Japan was struggling to recover from a long economic slump – the so-called “lost decade” of the 1990s. The national intellectual property (IP) system was regarded as rigid and its innovation polies were outdated. If Japan was to become an “IP-based state”, fundamental institutional changes were necessary to render the patent system more user-friendly and administrative and judicial procedures more effective.

The paper focuses on a single policy sector, patent policy, and makes a comparative institutional analysis across multiple jurisdictions, the US, Europe and Japan. Patent law is largely an uncultivated area in terms of studies focusing on institutional change. The gap in the literature is quite remarkable, as the patent system offers a very fascinating environment due to its mix of territoriality and international harmonization, on the one hand, and the role of patents in stimulating innovation in our globalized economy, on the other hand. Moreover, global problems and concerns related to “patent quality”, competitiveness, legal certainty and effectiveness of the patent system have resulted in the establishment of specialized IP and patent courts and new administrative review mechanisms across the three jurisdictions.

The paper uses a theoretical framework referred to as “dynamic patent governance”, which is based on the literature on multi-level governance, good governance and institutional choice theory. A systematic, comparative, in-depth analysis is carried out with respect to the reforms in the US, Europe and Japan, based on fieldwork and semi-structured interviews with local experts (academics, government officials, judges, lawyers, business persons, etc.).

2016 - The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America Words: 140 words || 
5. Casalini, Cristiano. "Shaping a Reformed Mindset: Early Reformed Catechisms in Italy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Park Plaza Hotel and Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, <Not Available>. 2020-02-18 <>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: The clandestine community of the first Italian reformers shared two pedagogical aims: teaching the doctrine to their countrymen yet stuck in the poisonous embrace of the Roman Church, and shaping both a mindset and a new language to make these converts able to recognize each other in the society, then later skilled in persuading the doubtful and, if necessary, plead their own defense in front of the Inquisition. The Catechisms written in Italian by the firsts Reformers, or translated from various languages in the Italian idiom, were the first step - targeted at younger persons and often illiterate or semi-literate newcomers - in which the style of an Italian Reformed language and the necessary dialectical and rhetorical abilities were prepared and provided in order to proceed towards the “rebirth” and full admission in the Protestant communities in Italy or abroad.

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