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2010 - Theory vs. Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners Pages: 27 pages || Words: 9096 words || 
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1. Sanada, Yasuhiro. "Turning the Tide: A Whaling Moratorium Proposal at the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and the Bureaucratic Politics of Japan, the United State, and the United Kingdom" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Theory vs. Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners, New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel, The Loews New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA, Feb 17, 2010 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-05-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p417050_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: The adoption of a ten-year moratorium on commercial whaling at the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (UNCHE) in 1972 was one of the watershed events in the history of whaling diplomacy. However, the adoption of the ten-year moratorium was quite unexpected, given the fact that not only government officials in charge of whaling diplomacy in Japan but also those in the United States which was the initiator of the moratorium resolution opposed to the idea of an all-out prohibition of whaling. Moreover, even during the final minutes of the UNCHE, some countries including the United Kingdom had position sympathetic to Japan’s and the moratorium proposal therefore had every chance of being voted down.
The following questions thus arise: Why did the US change its policy in support of the moratorium on all commercial whaling? What kinds of bargaining maneuvers among which players in the US government yielded this action? Why was the resolution adopted by an overwhelming majority? Why did the United Kingdom shift its position? And why did Japan lose in the UHCNE on the moratorium proposal? Although whaling diplomacy has long been an object of study, little is known about the diplomatic bargaining between the member nations and the bureaucratic politics within these governments. We would like to answer the above questions, using archival documents of participating governments.

2012 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 3065 words || 
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2. Gallagher, Charles. "United Kingdom and the United States of America: Converging Attitudes on Immigrant Populations" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO, Aug 16, 2012 Online <PDF>. 2019-05-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p563531_index.html>
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Abstract: In both the US and England there is the perception that the recent rise in the number of immigrants poses a serious threat to maintaining a shared common culture, compromises national security and undermines the employment opportunities of native whites, particularly whites tenuously connected to the labor market. This paper will examine the narratives whites in the United States and the England now use to discuss the effects immigration has on race and ethnic relations within the context of a shifting political and cultural landscape where whites now view their own race as a social and economic liability. My project will examine rising white resentment towards immigrants, the social factors that undergird such hostility and propose policy prescriptions that could ease intergroup tensions.

2014 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 6569 words || 
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3. Exworthy, Mark., Gabe, Jonathan. and Jones, Ian. "Public Reporting in Cardiac Surgery in the United Kingdom and United States" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Aug 15, 2014 Online <PDF>. 2019-05-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p724456_index.html>
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Abstract: Public reporting of clinical performance is increasingly used in many countries to improve quality and enhance accountability. The assumption is that greater transparency will stimulate improvements by clinicians in response to peer pressure, patient choice or competition. Growing evidence suggests that peer pressure has the most potent effect of public reporting. Despite the international diffusion of public reporting, it is likely that national contexts (including health system imperatives, professional power, culture etc) will shape its form and impact. It is therefore instructive to compare the USA and UK. The USA was arguably the first country to adopt public reporting systematically in the late 1980s, now with over two decades of experience.. The UK is a more recent adopter; cardiac surgery was the first specialty to make these data transparent but it now being widely adopted through the National Health Service (NHS). Drawing on interview and observational data from both countries, this paper examines the public reporting at three levels (micro, meso and macro). The paper draws conclusions about the role of the medical profession (specifically cardiac surgery) in explaining the observed patterns.

2015 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 6336 words || 
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4. Lee, Rennie. "How do Coethnic Communities Matter for Education in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Chicago and Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Aug 20, 2015 Online <PDF>. 2019-05-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1008800_index.html>
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Abstract: This paper examines whether living in a coethnic community, a small neighborhood of people from the same national origin group living closely together, affects the educational attainment of immigrants’ children in the US, Canada, and the UK. This paper finds that the average education of coethnic communities is positively associated with the educational attainment of immigrant children and native-born children of immigrants in all three countries. Additionally, this positive effect varies by generational status and host country policies. Although educated coethnic communities increase educational attainment for immigrant children and native-born children of immigrants in the three countries, the positive effect is stronger for immigrant children than for native-born children of immigrants in Canada and the UK. By contrast, the positive effect of the coethnic community on educational attainment in the US is the same regardless of generation status.

2007 - International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention Words: 576 words || 
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5. Erickson, Christian. "Agents, Agencies, and Counter Terror Culture: A Comparison of the United States and United Kingdom" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention, Hilton Chicago, CHICAGO, IL, USA, Feb 28, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-05-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p179783_index.html>
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Abstract: This paper examines the themes of terrorism and counterterrorism as they are manifest in the popular culture of the United States and United Kingdom, by focusing on eight contemporary cinematic or televisual representations of the dialectics of terrorism and counterterrorism. In each of the eight works I have chosen, the dilemmas posed by counterterrorist mobilization of the security apparatus are either implicitly or explicitly confronted in fictional spaces. I compare similarities and differences in the representation of agents (individuals) and agencies (organizations) involved in terrorism and counterterrorism, and how this impacts democratic polities, by examining four different types of cultural products. 1) 24 (US Fox Network), and Spooks (UK BBC), are television series based on fictionalized narratives that try to simulate the activities of counterterrorist operations either in: a wholly fictional Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU); and fictionalized MI-5 agents, respectively.2) Sleeper Cell (US Showtime) and Dirty War (BBC) were mini-series which examined the activities of sleeper cells in the United States, and the United Kingdom, who, in the first mini-series plan a series of terrorist attacks in Los Angeles, and in the second detonate a radiological dispersal device in central London. 3) Two science fiction television series The 4400 (USA Network US, Sky One UK) and Battlestar Galactica (SciFi Channel US, Sky One UK) which are produced and aired both in the United States and United Kingdom and address the: in The 4400 the activities of a fictionalized US Department of Homeland Security dealing with security threat posed by 4400 people returned from Earth?s future with enhanced telekinetic and other powers; and in Galactica the struggle between humans and a sentient machine race, respectively. 4) The movies Syrianna and V For Vendetta, which examine: fictionalized US covert activities in the Middle East; and the activities of a ?lone wolf? terrorist/dissident in a near-future totalitarian England, in that order. In all of these works, the dangers to civil liberties, privacy, and human rights posed by both terrorist attacks, and overt and covert internal security operations, lie at the core of their narrative structure. Each of these works deals with issues of intra-organizational competition and factionalization within intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and the elite networks which direct these agencies. Additionally, Syrianna and V For Vendetta, and to a lesser extent 24, The 4400, and Battlestar Galactica take a somewhat ambiguous stance vis-à-vis dissident and/or security agent tactics that at times verge on the level of terrorist, or at the very least, criminal behavior.Each of these works have received much critical attention and debate about their significance for interpreting the cultural aftereffects of the ?war on terror?, the role of intelligence and military services, and violence and suspicion and paranoia in the political culture of early 21st century United States and United Kingdom. These programs and films were in development, or being broadcast, during a time period which spanned the before and after of September 11th, 2001, and the attacks of July 2005 in London, providing an opportunity to detect cultural shifts or the durability of certain themes. Scripts and airdates were altered in certain instances, raising questions of censorship and the possible conflation of the real and the fictional. By examining these works, and how the represent the motivations and activities of agents and agencies, I seek to answer the following questions: are these works subversive, merely the commodification of anxiety, or do they in certain cases contribute to the legitimacy of internal security and intelligence agencies?

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