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05.04.2021 | Original Empirical Research

Exploring embeddedness, centrality, and social influence on backer behavior: the role of backer networks in crowdfunding

This research examines the influence of backers’ social networks on their backing behavior using data from a large social networking site and a reward-based crowdfunding platform. We distinguish the roles of nodes and ties in a backer’s social …

Yuho Chung, Yiwei Li, Jianmin Jia

01.04.2021 Open Access

Exploring Attitudes About the Legality of Self-Managed Abortion in the US: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey

Rapid changes in the United States (US) abortion landscape—including tightening of facility-based abortion access and increasing availability of medication abortion pills outside of the formal healthcare system—have sparked a newfound interest in …

Sarah Raifman, M. Antonia Biggs, Lauren Ralph, Katherine Ehrenreich, Daniel Grossman


Outsourcing Strategies in Public Services under Budgetary Constraints: Analysing Perceptions of Public Managers

This work aimed to study outsourcing strategies in public services and their relations with business continuity and resilience during budgetary constraints. A qualitative analysis was conducted using semi-structured interviews. This methodology …

João Paulo Santos Aragão, Marcele Elisa Fontana

20.03.2021 | Original Paper

Young Citizens’ Civic Engagement and Civic Attitudes: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis

Although reaching the voting age and getting enrolled in the voters’ list is an essential first step in the electoral process, existing studies have rarely investigated its effects on citizens’ socio-political experiences and civic attitudes. To …

Yusaku Horiuchi, Hiroto Katsumata, Ethan Woodard


Duties and Demandingness, Individual and Collective

Contemporary discussions of the problem of demandingness are generally traced back to Bernard Williams. See Williams, B. (1973) ”A Critique of Utilitarianism,” in J. Smart & B. Williams (Eds.), Utilitarianism: For and Against (Cambridge: Cambridge …

Marcus Hedahl, Kyle Fruh

09.03.2021 | Ausgabe 2/2021 Open Access

Political institutions and health expenditure

We examine how political institutions influence health expenditure by using a panel of 151 developing and developed countries for the years 2000 to 2015 and four measures of democracy. Our pooled OLS analysis shows that democracies have 20–30% …

Johannes Blum, Florian Dorn, Axel Heuer

05.03.2021 | Structural Engineering

Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Dynamic Responses of the Remaining Structure under Impact Loading with Column Being Removed

The dynamic response and stability of building structures under accidental loads such as earthquake, explosion, and impact have been focused by experts. The significant influence will be induced once the damaged structure begins to collapse. In …

Chen Ou, Jun Liu, Lei Sun, Zhi-min Xiao, Yi Cheng, Ming-qing Liu, Fu-tian Zhao, Meng-yang Zhen, Yue Wang


Citizens’ Behaviour and Compliance in Sub Saharan Africa Local Governments: the Role of Social Capital

This study uses social capital theory to explain the power of social capital in mediating relationship between citizens’ behaviour and compliance in local governments. The research builds on past studies that used citizenship, agency and …

Maxwell Poul Ogentho, Nixon Kamukama, John C. Munene, Joseph Mpeera Ntayi, Samuel Mafabi

04.03.2021 | Research Article

Policy Reinvention and Diffusion: Evidence from Chinese Provincial Governments

Since the late 1950s, more than 1,000 academic articles related to policy innovation and diffusion have been published; most focus on how a policy spreads once it has been created, yet less attention is paid to how it is changed by those who adopt …

Jing Chen, Cui Huang

17.02.2021 Open Access

Is Procreation Special?

The current ecological crisis shows that ecological resources, in particular the capacity of the atmosphere to absorb greenhouse gas emissions, are scarce: all humans want to use more ecological resources than is sustainable, and in fact are doing …

Ingrid Robeyns


Staring at the Sun during Wildfire Season: Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Front-Line Resistance in Disaster Preparation

As climate change increases the frequency and severity of disasters, and population and social changes raise the public’s vulnerability to disaster events, societies face additional risk of multiple disaster events or other hazards occurring …

Alissa Cordner

09.02.2021 | Research Article

Identity, Social Exclusion and Perceived Performance of Local Government — Evidence from Urban China

As a product of China’s planned economy, the state-run hukou system has dramatically influenced national and social management. However, hukou identity often results in social exclusion and alienation of outsiders. This study explores how hukou …

Ling Yuan, Fengchun Fan

07.02.2021 | Original Paper Open Access

Science education against the rise of fascist and authoritarian movements: towards the development of a pedagogy for democracy

In the twenty-first century, the rise and support of fascism-related views threaten freedom of speech, freedom of sexual orientation, religious tolerance and progressive agendas that advocate equity. We argue that mainstream science education …

Arthur Galamba, Brian Matthews

05.02.2021 | Original Paper Open Access

Competitive Elections, Status Anxieties, and the Relative Strength of Ethnic versus National Identification in Africa

Research shows that ethnic identification increases on the eve of competitive elections in Africa, but does it do so at the expense of national solidarities? Do competitive elections exacerbate the negative expressions of strong ethnic …

Elena Gadjanova

20.01.2021 | Ausgabe 5/2021

What is Policy Analytics? An Exploration of 5 Years of Environmental Management Applications

Our digital age is characterized by both a generalized access to data and an increased call for participation of the public and other stakeholders and communities in policy design and decision-making. This context raises new challenges for …

Yves Meinard, Olivier Barreteau, Christophe Boschet, Katherine A. Daniell, Nils Ferrand, Sabine Girard, Joseph H. A. Guillaume, Emeline Hassenforder, Matthew Lord, Myriam Merad, Ehsan Nabavi, Claire Petitjean, Irene Pluchinotta, Juliette Rouchier, Alexis Tsoukias, Pascale Zarate

19.01.2021 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 1/2021

Cabinet size, power-sharing and ethnic exclusion in Africa

While it is often pointed out that African countries have large government cabinets that underpin economic performance, lesser is known about the factors behind the size of government cabinets in Africa. Using an original database of the number of …

Luc Désiré Omgba, Désiré Avom, Dieudonné Mignamissi

19.01.2021 | Original Paper Open Access

Organizational Virtues and Organizational Anthropomorphism

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human features to non-human subjects. Anthropomorphized organizations acquire in the minds of their members a unique identity, which becomes capable of guiding members’ motivations, with important managerial …

Felix Martin

14.01.2021 | Original Article

Group decision making for internet public opinion emergency based upon linguistic intuitionistic fuzzy information

With the wide use of network, the outbreak of network public opinion emergencies has changed from single to multiple. The goal of the current study is to construct the emergency group decision-making (EGDM) model for multiple network public …

Yi Liu, Guiwu Wei, Haobin Liu, Lei Xu

09.01.2021 | Research Article Open Access

Public policy schools in the global south: a mapping and analysis of the emerging landscape

Public policy education in the Global South has mushroomed in the past 2 decades, concomitant with governance models that provide an alternative to liberal Western democracies. However, not much empirical evidence exists on the drivers and …

Ola G. El-Taliawi, Sreeja Nair, Zeger Van der Wal


How Privacy Rights Engender Direct Doxastic Duties

While many believe in the existence of a moral right to privacy, there is no clear-cut agreement in the literature regarding the precise duties engendered by this right. “What are the duties, then, engendered by an individual’s right to privacy? So …

Lauritz Aastrup Munch

03.01.2021 | Original Paper

Escaping the Fantasy Land of Freedom in Organizations: The Contribution of Hannah Arendt

This article examines why and how workers adhere and contribute to the perpetuation of the freedom fantasy induced by neoliberal ideology. We turn to Hannah Arendt’s analysis of the human condition, which offers invaluable insights into the …

Yuliya Shymko, Sandrine Frémeaux

02.01.2021 | Regular Paper

Virtue Ethics Must be Self-Effacing to be Normatively Significant

Stocker’s moral schizophrenia diagnosis derives much of its appeal from his example of a friend named Smith who comes to visit you in the hospital. Stocker (1976), p. 462. In the example you have been recovering from a long illness when Smith …

Scott Woodcock

01.12.2020 | Symposium – The State of American Politics | Ausgabe 6/2020

Restoring Trust and Reducing Perceived Influence: Superdelegates and the 2020 Democratic Nomination

For the 2020 presidential nomination, the Democratic Party reduced the influence of superdelegates. This reform was designed to appease Democratic voters by tipping the selection power toward voters and away from elites. Yet in 2020 …

Caitlin E. Jewitt

23.11.2020 | Original Paper

Abortion Is Neither Right Nor Wrong

When Ana got pregnant at the age of seventeen, she decided to have an abortion. In an interview six years later, she described the circumstances that influenced her decision as follows:

New York, 2007

Unlike many Latinos, we’re not religious. My …

Martin Peterson

23.11.2020 | Original Paper

Focusing on the Gap: A Better Approach to the Ethics of Humor

Humor ethicists have not made a significant contribution to the ways in which the rights and wrongs of joke-telling are discussed in popular conversation. Addressing this fact, this paper considers the existent literature on the topic of humor …

Paul Butterfield

10.11.2020 | Research Article

Uncovering CO2 emission drivers under regional industrial transfer in China’s Yangtze River Economic Belt: a multi-layer LMDI decomposition analysis

With the relocation of heavy industries moving from downstream region to upstream and midstream regions in the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB), it is critical to encourage coordinated low carbon development in different regions within the YREB.

Huijuan Jiang, Yong Geng, Xu Tian, Xi Zhang, Wei Chen, Ziyan Gao


Artists as public sector intrapreneurs: an experiment

As organizations grapple with changing environmental conditions, they face problems that are novel, ill-defined, and complex. These emerging problems require creative problem-solving and innovative solutions. Intrapreneurs can galvanize creative …

Jessica Sherrod Hale, Joanna Woronkowicz


Understanding Inconsistent Corruption Control through E-government Participation: Updated Evidence from a Cross-Country Investigation

Based on data from 133 countries, this paper unveils and empirically proves a nonlinear relationship between e-participation and corruption control and further examines the moderating roles of voice and accountability and ICT infrastructure. The …

Lihua Wang, Xin(Robert) Luo, M. Peter Jurkat

13.10.2020 | Research Article

Decoding Xieshang Minzhu in Chinese Politics: Chinese vs. Western Conceptions of Deliberative Democracy

This article explores the significance of xieshang minzhu, the Chinese term for deliberative democracy. As this term is also closely connected to the political tradition of the Communist Party of China (CPC), its use has caused confusion in …

Li-chia Lo

08.10.2020 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 2/2021

New Moralities for New Media? Assessing the Role of Social Media in Acts of Terror and Providing Points of Deliberation for Business Ethics

New media and technologies such as social media and online platforms are disrupting the way businesses are run and how society functions. This article advises that scholars consider the morality of new media as an area of investigation. While …

Ateeq Abdul Rauf


Positive and Negative Moral Incompetence

Sometimes agents are vicious because they lack moral attitudes that they ought to possess. For instance:


Norman is the commanding officer of a submarine tasked with enforcing a naval blockade. He has torpedoed one of the enemy’s merchant …

Sean Clancy

30.09.2020 | Regular Paper Open Access

Utilitarianism and Heuristics

W. Sinnott-Armstrong states that individuals have no moral obligation to avoid unnecessary drives with regard to global warming, which “will still occur even if I do not drive just for fun.” Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, “It’s Not My Fault: Global …

Bernward Gesang

12.09.2020 | Ausgabe 6/2020

The Evolution of Policy Instruments for Air Pollution Control in China: A Content Analysis of Policy Documents from 1973 to 2016

China’s portfolio of air-pollution control policy instruments has gradually broadened since the 1970s from regulatory instruments to include numerous market-based and voluntary policy instruments. We demonstrate this broadened portfolio of policy …

Xinfeng Zhao, Craig W. Thomas, Tianjian Cai


Buffering and bridging: How firms manage the burden of celebrity

On the basis of the sociopolitical legitimacy perspective, we examine how firms respond to the celebrity pressure as well as the underlying mechanisms. We argue that the pressure associated with having a celebrity owner/leader will push firms to …

Weiping Liu, Yanling Lian, Cuili Qian

08.09.2020 Open Access

Organisational Resource Capacity and ISO 9001 QMS Implementation in the Local Government. Evidence from Poland

The aim of the paper is to answer the research question regarding the relations between the resources that are related to organisational capacity and the implementation of the ISO 9001 QMS in local governments. In the case of poviats (counties) …

Marek Ćwiklicki, Barbara Pawełek, Kamila Pilch

04.09.2020 | Regular Paper

Contractualism and absolutism

According to T. M. Scanlon’s contractualism, “when we address our minds to a question of right and wrong, what we are trying to decide is, first and foremost, whether certain principles are ones that no one, if suitably motivated, could reasonably …

Victor Mardellat

19.08.2020 | Research Article | Ausgabe 4/2020

A Rural-Urban Divide? Reassessing Voting in Chinese Villagers’ Committee and Residents’ Committee Elections

While Chinese scholars, media, and writers have long reported a noteworthy rural-urban difference in political participation, the meaning of this divergence to China’s local democracy remains underexplored. This paper explores the different …

Wei-Feng Tzeng

08.08.2020 | Ausgabe 1/2021

Social media usage by higher education academics: A scoping review of the literature

Despite extensive proliferation of social media in different domains, higher education academics’ use of social media remains unclear. This paper addresses this gap in the literature by providing a scoping review, covering the last five years of …

Ritesh Chugh, Robert Grose, Stephanie A. Macht

01.08.2020 Open Access

Heteronormativity in Italy: Psychometric Characteristics of the Italian Version of the Heteronormative Attitudes and Beliefs Scale

The concept of heteronormativity encapsulates the idea that institutionalized heterosexuality constitutes the standard for legitimate social and sexual relationships (e.g., Berlant & Warner, 1998 ; Warner, 1991 , 1993 ). In this sense, it describes …

Cristiano Scandurra, Salvatore Monaco, Pasquale Dolce, Urban Nothdurfter

30.07.2020 | Original Article

A Virtue Politics for Liberal Democracy

While there are many forms of virtue ethics, I focus on the eudaimonist tradition represented by the ancient Greeks, Romans, and their modern descendants. See Christine Swanton, Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View (Oxford: Oxford University Press …

Tristan J. Rogers

28.07.2020 | Research Article | Ausgabe 4/2020

The Effect of Political Participation and Village Support on Farmers Happiness

This paper explores the internal transmission mechanism and influence of political participation and village support on farmers’ happiness based on an analysis of data from a micro survey of farmers. The research uses the big surname identity as a …

Lin Tang, Xiaofeng Luo, Weizheng Yu, Yanzhong Huang

23.07.2020 | Original Paper

Contesting Dishonesty: When and Why Perspective-Taking Decreases Ethical Tolerance of Marketplace Deception

Deception is common in the marketplace where individuals pursue self-interests from their perspectives. Extant research suggests that perspective-taking, a cognitive process of putting oneself in other’s situation, increases consumers’ ethical …

Guang-Xin Xie, Hua Chang, Tracy Rank-Christman

22.07.2020 | FEATURE ARTICLE | Ausgabe 4/2020

The Limitations of the Expert

“Trust the experts!” That may be the catch phrase of the coronavirus pandemic. At one time or another, it’s been used by Donald J. Trump and Nancy Pelosi, Governors and Mayors regardless of political party, university presidents and business …

Harold J. Laski

09.07.2020 | Regular Paper Open Access

Two-Level Luck Egalitarianism: Reconciling Rights, Respect, and Responsibility

Luck egalitarianism is a broad theory of justice that emphasises the importance of responsibility (the pro-responsibility thesis), while minimising the effect of luck on people’s life prospects (the anti-luck thesis). Richard J. Arneson, “Luck …

Johann Go


Altruistic Eudaimonism and the Self-Absorption Objection

Opposition to the standard neo-Aristotelian account of motivation is well-documented. Since the revival of Aristotelian virtue ethics in the late 1950s, philosophers have argued that the orthodox account of motivation offered by neo-Aristotelian …

Jeff D’Souza

07.07.2020 | Original Paper

Philanthropic Nation Branding, Ideology, and Accumulation: Insights from the Canadian Context

In this article, I make the case for—and begin the task of—examining the role of nation branding in the philanthropic sector. Using a series of cases drawn from Canadian organized philanthropy, I explore the ideological work that philanthropic …

Adam Saifer

01.07.2020 | Ausgabe 3/2020

Information Management of the Risks and Threats of the Covid-19 Pandemic

In modern science, much attention is paid to discussions around the phenomenon of the coronavirus pandemic, questions about the models and prospects for the development of various spheres of society, about the degree of institutional impact of …

A. V. Aleinikov, D. A. Maltseva, A. N. Sunami

01.07.2020 | Applications and Engineering | Ausgabe 3/2020

Decarbonization of the Heavy Clay Industry

Abstract: Given the scale of carbon emissions in heavy clay manufacturing, the decarbonization of a ceramic production process cannot be limited to a fuel switch towards low- or non-carbon sources of process energy, but must include the removal of …

Fritz Mödinger


LGBTQIs in Turkey: the Challenges and Resilience of This Marginalized Group

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) individuals constitute a large group of minority groups in Turkey. Because of the scarcity of non-existent systematic reviews on the sexual orientation discrimination of LGBTIQ …

Meltem Ince Yenilmez

21.06.2020 Open Access

Modelling the Asymmetrical Relationships between Digitalisation and Sustainable Competitiveness: A Cross-Country Configurational Analysis

Sustainable competitiveness (SC) encourages nations not only to meet the needs of the current generation but also to sustain or even expand national wealth in the future without depleting natural and social capital. Drawing on complexity theory …

Mohammad Soltani Delgosha, Tahereh Saheb, Nastaran Hajiheydari


Doxing Racists

In the wake of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Logan Smith turned to Twitter. Smith operates the Twitter account, Yes You’re Racist, which came to function as a mechanism for identifying Unite the Right participants, some of whom …

Peter Brian Barry

12.06.2020 | Ausgabe 3/2020

Disease, Disaster, and Disengagement: Ebola and Political Participation in Sierra Leone

How do widespread public health crises affect political behavior? This article examines the impact of the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak on political participation in Sierra Leone. In addition to the effects observed following conflict and …

Benjamin Crisman

06.06.2020 | Ausgabe 3/2020 Open Access

At the Junction: Two Models of Business Responsibility for Modern Slavery

This article develops a conceptual pattern of the reasons and scope of business responsibility for modern slavery. It introduces modern slavery as either relation or structure and designs an understanding of a broad and a narrow model of business …

Janne Mende, Julia Drubel


Urban cycling mobility: management and urban institutional arrangements to support bicycle tourism activities—case study from Curitiba, Brazil

Simultaneously addressing micro-mobility and urban tourism has been a challenge for urban managers formulating cycle-inclusive urban policies in different countries. In this context, we investigate how municipal public agencies have historically …

Mario Procopiuck, Yenifer Ninosca Silva Segovia, Ana Paula Vaz Procopiuck

01.06.2020 | Consulting | Ausgabe 5-6/2020

"IT ist ein Schlüsselfaktor in der Krise"

In der aktuellen Krisensituation treten die Defizite bei IT-Ausstattung und digitalisierten Prozessen im öffentlichen Sektor deutlich zutage, sagt Kai Haake, Geschäftsführer des BDU. Im Interview spricht er außerdem über die Auswirkungen der …

19.05.2020 | CULTURE AND SOCIETY | Ausgabe 3/2020

My Cat Woody, Slavery, and How We Deal with The Past We Now Abjure: Part I

How do we relate to our ancestors who did things that we would and do not do, for example hold slaves or express views about racial differences we find abhorrent? The impulse nowadays is to react to our ancestors who lived in the past and who …

Bruce Fleming


Public expenditures and the risk of social dominance

Based on the observation of an unabated trend towards higher social spending-to-GDP ratios in advanced countries, the study analyzes the risk of social dominance, a situation in which social expenditures dominate fiscal policy and undermine …

Ludger Schuknecht, Holger Zemanek

02.05.2020 | Original Paper

Human Values and Sophistication Interaction Theory

Political sophistication systematically affects the structure, crystallization, and use of political values, but it remains unclear if sophistication manifests similar effects on human values. This paper integrates Shalom Schwartz (Adv Exp Soc …

Paul Goren, Brianna Smith, Matthew Motta

30.04.2020 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 3/2020

Privacy, transparency, and the prisoner’s dilemma

Aside from making a few weak, and hopefully widely shared claims about the value of privacy, transparency, and accountability, we will offer an argument for the protection of privacy based on individual self-interest and prudence. In large part …

Adam D. Moore, Sean Martin


Intelligent Crime Prevention and Control Big Data Analysis System Based on Imaging and Capsule Network Model

With the rapid development of China’s national economy, the effects of traditional public security management methods have been greatly weakened, and various new types of criminal activities have continued to occur. Social development has …

Yijun Cai, Dian Li, Yuyue Wang

25.04.2020 | Ausgabe 1/2021

Act-Consequentialism and the Problem of Causal Impotence

In collective action causal impotence cases any single act, taken individually, causes no specific sort of harm or benefit, but numerous acts jointly produce either significant harms or important benefits of that sort. Given what others are doing …

John R. Harris, Richard Galvin

24.04.2020 | Regular Paper | Ausgabe 1/2021 Open Access

Manners as Desire Management

Is behaving politely towards others morally valuable? Or are manners merely conventional rules which make social interaction run more smoothly without fulfilling any deeper ethical role? Even though the ‘value of manners’ is far from a mainstream …

Anja Berninger

24.04.2020 | Ausgabe 1/2021

Reasonable Pluralism about Desert-Presupposing Moral Responsibility: A Conditional Defense

Having successfully orchestrated a wicked scheme to rid himself of his pregnant wife and take up with another woman, Match Point protagonist Chris Wilton turns reflective. “It would be fitting,” he thinks, “if I were apprehended and punished. At …

J. P. Messina

21.04.2020 | Original Paper Open Access

Responsible Firm Behaviour in Political Markets: Judging the Ethicality of Corporate Political Activity in Weak Institutional Environments

While support for corporate political activity (CPA) is well echoed in the literature, little has been done to empirically examine its ethicality. Moreover, existing ethical CPA frameworks assume normative and rational leanings that are …

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong

16.04.2020 | Ausgabe 4/2020

An empirical analysis of social media usage, political learning and participation among youth: a comparative study of Indonesia and Pakistan

Youth participation in political matters has gained attention among people around the globe where youth involvement in certain political activities has been witnessed (of public in Indonesia and Pakistan). Keeping in view this scenario, the …

Rachmah Ida, Muhammad Saud, Musta’in Mashud

30.03.2020 | Ausgabe 1/2021

Compensation, Consent, and the Minimal State

Is it permissible, Nozick asks, to allow individuals to violate the rights of others as long as they provide compensation afterwards? That Nozick raises this question at all and that he considers cross and compensate to possess a considerable …

Seena Eftekhari

29.03.2020 | Original Paper

Changes in Candidate Evaluations over the Campaign Season: A Comparison of House, Senate, and Presidential Races

How do citizens’ preferences for candidates change during a campaign season? For the first time, this panel study examines how citizens’ preferences for candidates change during the general election campaign season for House, Senate, and …

Patrick D. Tucker, Steven S. Smith

19.03.2020 | Open Forum | Ausgabe 4/2020 Open Access

Artificial intelligence, transparency, and public decision-making

Why explanations are key when trying to produce perceived legitimacy

The increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for making decisions in public affairs has sparked a lively debate on the benefits and potential harms of self-learning technologies, ranging from the hopes of fully informed and objectively taken …

Karl de Fine Licht, Jenny de Fine Licht

16.03.2020 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 3/2020

SAQ, SSI and STSE education: defending and extending “science-in-context”

Many scholars suggest that recent major science education initiatives apparently tied to intense economic competitiveness and growth have prioritized education about “products” (e.g., laws, theories, innovations) and skills (e.g., experimentation) …

Larry Bencze, Chantal Pouliot, Erminia Pedretti, Laurence Simonneaux, Jean Simonneaux, Dana Zeidler

02.03.2020 | Original Research | Ausgabe 1/2020

Internet Access and Voicing Opinions: The Moderating Roles of Age and the National Economy

We investigated the association between Internet access and citizens’ voicing their opinions to public officials and how age and national economy affect this association in the theoretical framework of civic engagement. Survey data collected from …

Hyunjung Kim, Mohsen Joshanloo

26.02.2020 | Discussion and Commentary | Ausgabe 1/2020

Taking the multiple streams framework for a walk in Latin America

The theoretical development of the Multiple Streams Framework (MSF) has been almost nonexistent in Latin America. Hence, the goal of this article is to examine its portability and provide a road map for researchers wanting to apply the framework …

Diego Sanjurjo

10.02.2020 | Ausgabe 4/2020

Two Underappreciated Reasons to Value Political Tradition

Samuel Scheffler sees traditions, including political traditions, as “complex, multigenerational enterprises comprising elements of ritual, practice, historical memory, and collective aspiration no less than bodies of doctrine and individual …

Gregory Robson

05.02.2020 | Regular Paper | Ausgabe 4/2020 Open Access

The Value in Procreation: A Pro-tanto Case for a Limited and Conditional Right to Procreate

Having children is an important aspect of peoples’ lives. I will take the intuition that there is something valuable about procreation as a starting point, and asks whether we can appeal to the value of procreation when engaged in liberal …

Tim Meijers

04.02.2020 | Regular Paper | Ausgabe 1/2021

Speciesism, Prejudice, and Epistemic Peer Disagreement

Peter Singer famously argues that speciesism, like racism and sexism, is based on a prejudice. As Singer argues, since we reject racism and sexism, we must also reject speciesism. Since Singer articulated this line of reasoning, it has become a …

Samuel Director

04.02.2020 | Regular Paper | Ausgabe 4/2020

The Distinctiveness of Whistleblowing

Whistleblowers are members of organizations who, coming to know, or reasonably believing, the occurrence of wrongful or hazardous behaviors, decide to voice their concerns either to higher-level management (through internal channels) or, if this …

Michele Bocchiola

20.01.2020 | Regular Paper | Ausgabe 4/2020

Deontic Constraints are Maximizing Rules

A deontic constraint prohibits performing an act of a certain type even when performing it is the only way to prevent others performing more acts of that type. Commonsense morality tells us that there are deontic constraints. For example, suppose …

Matthew Hammerton

18.01.2020 | Original Paper

Islam-based legal language and state governance: democracy, strength of the judiciary and human rights

States embracing Islam-based laws are frequently seen as struggling with establishing democratic institutions, jeopardizing human rights and encouraging executive encroachment on the judiciary. This paper explores whether the presence of …

Emilia Justyna Powell, Steven Christian McDowell, Robert O’Brien, Julia Oksasoglu

13.01.2020 | Symposium: Politics Redux in the United States

Generational Cycles in American Politics, 1952–2016

The generation one comes of age politically is an important determinant in one’s political identity. Though a political generation gap is not a perpetual feature of the American political landscape, one’s generation can be a noteworthy influence …

Patrick Fisher

09.01.2020 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2020

The Power of the Square: Public Spaces and Popular Mobilization after the Wenchuan Earthquake

The wave of volunteerism and popular participation in disaster relief activities after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in authoritarian China has attracted much academic attention. Existing literature leverages the erosion of state capacity, the moral …

Huan Gao

01.01.2020 | Original Article | Ausgabe 1/2020

Dynamic behavior of composite joints in hydrodynamic ram simulator

The fracture behavior of carbon/epoxy composite joint structures under highly dynamic pressure loading was studied experimentally and numerically. The considered dynamic pressure loading, called hydrodynamic ram (HRAM), potentially causes …

Hongsu Bae, Kyeongsik Woo, Eun-Su Go, In-Gul Kim

25.12.2019 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2020

Does environmental infrastructure investment contribute to emissions reduction? A case of China

Environmental infrastructure investment (EII) is an important environmental policy instrument on responding to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and air pollution. This paper employs an improved stochastic impact by regression on population, affluence …

Xiaoqian Song, Yong Geng, Ke Li, Xi Zhang, Fei Wu, Hengyu Pan, Yiqing Zhang

01.12.2019 | Ausgabe 6/2019

DCWord: A Novel Deep Learning Approach to Deceptive Review Identification by Word Vectors

Due to the anonymous and free-for-all characteristics of online forums, it is very hard for human beings to differentiate deceptive reviews from truthful reviews. This paper proposes a deep learning approach for text representation called DCWord …

Wen Zhang, Qiang Wang, Xiangjun Li, Taketoshi Yoshida, Jian Li

28.11.2019 | Original Research | Ausgabe 3/2020

A Data Envelopment Analysis-Based Methodology Adopting Assurance Region Approach for Measuring Corporate Social Performance

Many research papers calculate corporate social performance (CSP) with the net score method, i.e., by subtracting the number of concerns from the number of strengths. Although widely adopted, this method implies, perhaps mistakenly, that each …

Tai-Hsi Wu, Hsiang-Lin Chih, Mei-Chen Lin, Yi Hua Wu

20.11.2019 | Ausgabe 1-2/2020 Open Access

The transformation of supreme values: Evidence from Poland on salvation through civic engagement

Peter Bernholz has described how ideologies and religions with supreme values have used violence to accomplish their goals. We describe the transformation of supreme values through civic engagement and pro-social behavior (dedication to common …

Jan Fałkowski, Przemysław Kurek

16.11.2019 | Ausgabe 4/2019

A Typology of Online Privacy Personalities

Exploring and Segmenting Users’ Diverse Privacy Attitudes and Behaviors

With our lives being increasingly digital, most users are concerned about their online privacy. Still, many users provide manifold data online and show no protection behaviors. Research has found different explanations for this privacy paradox: …

Eva-Maria Schomakers, Chantal Lidynia, Martina Ziefle

14.11.2019 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 2-3/2020

Institutions and their ethical evaluation

An institution is viewed as an arrangement of the society through which various social states emerge as outcomes from the actions and interactions of individuals belonging to the society. Following an earlier contribution by Pattanaik and Suzumura …

Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Yongsheng Xu

12.11.2019 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 4/2020 Open Access

Corporate Political Strategies in Weak Institutional Environments: A Break from Conventions

There is a lack of research about the political strategies used by firms in emerging countries, mainly because the literature often assumes that Western-oriented corporate political activity (CPA) has universal application. Drawing on …

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong, Daniel Aghanya, Tazeeb Rajwani

30.10.2019 | Original Paper

Development Context and the Political Behavior of Remittance Recipients in Latin America and the Caribbean

Remittances have become a chief source of family income in developing countries. As such, these revenue streams have the potential to impact recipients’ political behavior. Empirical studies investigating this proposition, however, have yielded …

Abby Córdova, Jonathan Hiskey

25.10.2019 | Original Paper

Cultivating Youth Engagement: Race & the Behavioral Effects of Critical Pedagogy

Political scientists attribute gaps in participation between whites and people of color to unequal access to political resources, political efficacy, and weak affiliations to political parties. I argue that the content of civic education courses …

Matthew D. Nelsen

16.10.2019 | Ausgabe 3/2020

Democracy’s Value: A Conceptual Map

The question of what kinds of values must figure in the justification of a certain division of political power is the object of numerous debates in contemporary democratic theory. If many theorists agree that instrumental considerations matter and …

Elena Ziliotti


Understanding the Interplay Between Government Microblogs and Citizen Engagement: Evidence from China

Government microblogs have been used to provide information and increase communication with citizens. Despite increased attention on the development of government microblogs during the last several years, there is a lack of empirical evidence …

Lihua Wang, Xin Luo

30.08.2019 | Ausgabe 1/2020

Arguing Terror

The Caliphate of the Islamic State developed a complex system of online argumentation that mediated and spanned the whole spectrum of jihadist literacy, from glossy magazines to short messages on social networks, from combattant letters to …

Philippe-Joseph Salazar

28.08.2019 | Global Society | Ausgabe 5/2019

Manufacturing Contempt: State-Linked Populism in South Korea

The current crisis in South Korea-Japan relations partly originates from a South Korean state that is neither fully authoritarian nor liberal. In the past, right-wing, authoritarian regimes in Seoul fomented populist-nationalist contempt against …

Joseph Yi, Joe Phillips, Wondong Lee

08.08.2019 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 3/2019

Growth effects of fiscal decentralization with weak economic motivation: the case of South Korea

In this study, we apply an extended Granger causality test to examine whether fiscal decentralization in South Korea creates pro-growth effects. Our results show that the pro-growth effects in South Korea are significant at the provincial level …

Soonae Park, Min-Gean Park, Kyung-Min Nam

02.08.2019 | Original Article | Ausgabe 3/2019

Multiscale spatiotemporal patterns of crime: a Bayesian cross-classified multilevel modelling approach

Characteristics of the urban environment influence where and when crime events occur; however, past studies often analyse cross-sectional data for one spatial scale and do not account for the processes and place-based policies that influence crime …

Matthew Quick

29.07.2019 | Original Research | Ausgabe 2/2020

Understanding and Opinion on Sustainable Development Among Youths in Higher Educational Institutions in Penang, Malaysia

The implementations of sustainable development are a global trend and recently focus on Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda. Furthermore, in ensuring the successful implementation of the Agenda, youths play a vital role in spreading …

Fatin Nabilla Ariffin, Theam Foo Ng

17.07.2019 | Ausgabe 5/2020

Environmental satisfaction among residents in Chinese cities

In recent years, the deterioration of the environment has become a top concern in China. This paper investigates the factors that influence the satisfaction of urban residents with the local air and water quality in Chinese cities by using a …

Chunhua Wang, Changdong Zhang, Yong Wang

13.07.2019 | Ausgabe 3/2020

Scanlon’s Theories of Blame

On Scanlon’s most oft-repeated characterization,

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a person is to judge him or her to be blameworthy and to take your relationship with him or her to be modified in a way that this judgment of impaired relations holds to be …

Eugene Chislenko

13.07.2019 | Ausgabe 2/2020

Sophisticated Alienation

A sophisticated consequentialist can be compared to Chuck, a talented tennis player who often loses because his ambition to win causes him to get nervous and choke in crucial situations. See Railton, op . cit ., p. 144. Chuck decides that—in order …

Steven J. Jensen

13.07.2019 | Ausgabe 2/2020

An Anarchist Interpretation of Marx’s “Ability to Needs” Principle

In “Critique of the Gotha Program,” Karl Marx presents what is generally considered to be the most developed statement of his positive vision of communist society. Notably, this account includes a principle of production and distribution—“from …

Jesse Spafford

03.07.2019 | Ausgabe 1/2020

Long-term care and myopic couples

The paper proposes a theoretical model of long-term care (LTC) issues in the context of elderly spouses and studies public LTC policy optimal in that case. In particular, it focuses on myopia about the negative health effects of caregiving burden …

Justina Klimaviciute

01.07.2019 | Branche | Ausgabe 7/2019

Systematischer Kampf gegen Lebensversicherer

Mit scharfem Provisionsdeckel, harter Riester-Kritik und Warnungen vor einer Krise der Lebensversicherer hat der Bund der Versicherten (BdV) sein Profil auf der diesjährigen Wissenschaftstagung in Berlin geschärft. Die Verbraucherschützer gaben …

Uwe Schmidt-Kasparek

15.06.2019 | Empirical article | Ausgabe 4/2019

Adolescents’ perceptions of mother–father dominance in family vacation decisions: a 25-society study

This study applies and builds on Davis and Rigaux’s (J Consum Res 1(1):51–62, 1974) triangle of spousal dominance styles of family purchase decisions. We explored adolescents’ perceptions of parents’ dominance in family decisions by investigating …

I-Fang Cheng, Che-Jen Su, Hsin-Hsing Liao, Nicolas Lorgnier, Anne-Marie Lebrun, Wen-Shen Yen, Yi-Fang Lan, Yingfang Huang

14.06.2019 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 1/2021

Not Dead Yet: Political Learning from Newspapers in a Changing Media Landscape

Shrinking audiences and political coverage cutbacks threaten newspapers’ ability to inform the public about politics. Despite substantial theorizing and widespread concern, it remains unclear how much the public can learn from these struggling …

Erik Peterson

06.06.2019 | Ausgabe 2/2020

The Early Confucian Worry about Yuan (Resentment)

This article focuses on a psychological phenomenon discussed by the early Confucian: yuan 怨, which is often translated as “resentment”, “grievance”, “lament”, or “complaint”. I attempt to use the early Confucian discussions of yuan to shed light …

Winnie Sung

21.05.2019 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 1/2021

Friends from Across the Aisle: The Effects of Partisan Bonding, Partisan Bridging, and Network Disagreement on Outparty Attitudes and Political Engagement

Research on the influence of social networks on political behavior has led to findings showing an apparent trade-off between positive attitudes toward the outparty and political engagement. The prevalent sentiments have been that partisan bonding …

Nathanael Gratias Sumaktoyo

17.05.2019 | Real-world Optimization Problems and Meta-heuristics | Ausgabe 16/2020

Solving multiple travelling officers problem with population-based optimization algorithms

The travelling officer problem (TOP) is a graph-based orienteering problem for modelling the patrolling routines of a parking officer monitoring an area. Recently, a spatiotemporal probabilistic model was built for TOP to estimate the leaving …

Kyle K. Qin, Wei Shao, Yongli Ren, Jeffrey Chan, Flora D. Salim

29.04.2019 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 1/2021

How Labor Unions Increase Political Knowledge: Evidence from the United States

Labor unions have long been important political actors, mobilizing voters, shaping their members’ attitudes, and influencing representation and economic inequality. However, little is known regarding unions’ influence on political knowledge. In …

David Macdonald

13.04.2019 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 2-3/2020

Majority rule and selfishly optimal nonlinear income tax schedules with discrete skill levels

Röell (Voting over nonlinear income tax schedules, unpublished manuscript, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, 2012) shows that Black’s median voter theorem for majority voting with single-peaked preferences …

Craig Brett, John A. Weymark

12.04.2019 | Ausgabe 4/2019

Value Pluralism vs Realism in the Political Thought of Bernard Williams

Value pluralism is only one strand within Williams’s complex and subtle ethical thought. Nevertheless, that strand is significant, so it is surprising how little attention has been paid to it by the commentators. Substantial remarks on pluralism …

George Crowder

05.04.2019 | Ausgabe 2/2020

How Deontologists Can Be Moderate (and Why They Should Be)

A series of nuclear devices is about to go off that will kill every inhabitant from Washington D.C. to Boston. Janik discovers the plot and learns that the bomb can be deactivated only by accessing a detonator placed inside an innocent bystander.

Christa M. Johnson

30.03.2019 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 6/2020

Exploring the impact of ethical leadership on job satisfaction and organizational commitment in public sector organizations: the mediating role of psychological empowerment

This study aims to investigate the effect of ethical leadership on employee attitudes (affective commitment and job satisfaction) and to examine the role of psychological empowerment as a potential mediator of these relationships. In total, 467 …

Miao Qing, Muhammad Asif, Abid Hussain, Arif Jameel

23.03.2019 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 4/2020

Partisanship, Political Awareness, and Retrospective Evaluations, 1956–2016

A long line of research shows that voters frequently evaluate objective conditions through a perceptual screen, seeing a stronger economy and more peaceful world when their party is in power. We know less about how and why these partisan …

Philip Edward Jones

20.03.2019 | Ausgabe 3/2019

Classification of Smart City Research - a Descriptive Literature Review and Future Research Agenda

Smart City (SC) has been a popular area of research and practice during the last decade. An in-depth examination of the existing literature reviews on SCs divulges the scarcity of studies classifying the literature into multiple themes and …

Parul Gupta, Sumedha Chauhan, M. P. Jaiswal

08.03.2019 | Ausgabe 3/2019

Design of an O2O Citizen Participation Ecosystem for Sustainable Governance

Citizen participation is essential to create the public value required for sustainable governance. Offline citizen participation enables government policies through physical actions, but is not automatically quantified. Online citizen …

Jingrui Ju, Luning Liu, Yuqiang Feng

05.03.2019 | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Perfectionism and the Repugnant Conclusion

Sadly, the details of perfectionism remain undeveloped. Derek Parfit, the view’s main proponent, only briefly stated it twice in his published works. In his classic paper ‘Overpopulation and the Quality of Life’ he explained that according to …

Simon Beard

01.03.2019 | Sales & Science | Ausgabe 3/2019

Aus einer Öko-Welle ist ein Tsunami geworden

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) war gestern. Durchgängigkeit ist gefragt. Neue Ehrlichkeit und Vorwegnehmen von Anforderungen an die Nachhaltigkeit führen entlang der acht Erfolgsfaktoren zu nachhaltigem Profit, wie an Beispielen aus dem …

Prof. Dr. Rainer Elste, Franz Speer

08.02.2019 | Research Article | Ausgabe 3-4/2019

Marketing Scholars and Political Marketing: the Pragmatic and Principled Reasons for Why Marketing Academics Should Research the Use of Marketing in the Political Arena

The marketing discipline needs to pay more attention to political marketing. Marketing has permeated deeply into the heart of elections and government. Numerous political players, including presidents and prime ministers, politicians, and parties …

Jennifer Lees-Marshment

04.02.2019 | Original Article | Ausgabe 2/2020

Application of a Bayesian hierarchical model to system identification of structural parameters

System identification (SI) is a key step in the process of evaluating the status or condition of physical structures and of devising a scheme to sustain their structural integrity. SI is typically carried out by updating the current structural …

Shinyoung Kwag, Bu Seog Ju

04.02.2019 | Data Article | Ausgabe 2/2020

Regime types and regime change: A new dataset on democracy, coups, and political institutions

Social scientists have created a variety of datasets in recent years that quantify political regimes, but these often provide little data on phases of regime transitions. Our aim is to contribute to filling this gap, by providing an update and …

Christian Bjørnskov, Martin Rode

29.01.2019 | Ausgabe 1/2020

Metaethical Agnosticism: Practical Reasons for Acting When Agnostic About the Existence of Moral Reasons

There has been little discussion about how to act when uncertain about the existence of moral reasons in general. In this paper I will argue that despite being uncertain about the existence of moral reasons, someone can still have a practical …

Joseph Len Miller

23.01.2019 | REGIONAL CASE STUDY | Ausgabe 3/2019

Mobile application in municipal waste tracking: a pilot study of “PAC waste tracker” in Bangalore city, India

According to the 2011 Census, urbanization has increased faster than expected in India and will witness the largest increase in urban population in the next 4 decades followed by China. This poses an unprecedented challenge of meeting the demand …

Bhargavi Nagendra, Arvind Lakshmisha, Priyanka Agarwal

18.01.2019 | Ausgabe 2/2019

Identifying the factors determining the entrepreneurial ecosystem of internet cultural industries in emerging economies

The integration of the Internet and the real economy has propelled the formation of a new economy. Internet cultural industries—defined as a collection of industries that engage in creative cultural content, production, circulation, and services …

Xuefang Xie, Xuemei Xie, Carla Martínez-Climent

07.01.2019 | Ausgabe 1/2020

The Family Lives of Australian Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People: a Review of the Literature and a Research Agenda

Families and relationships are important social domains in which the circumstances of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people often differ from those of heterosexual people. Gaining a better understanding of the family experiences of Australian LGB …

Francisco Perales, Laura Simpson Reeves, Stefanie Plage, Janeen Baxter

04.01.2019 | Research Article | Ausgabe 3/2019

Governance as multiplicity: the Assemblage Thinking perspective

Governance, the process of steering for collective action, is being theorized and empirically explored on a variety of subjects, private and collective issues and spatial levels. Depending on epistemological and theoretical preferences, studies …

Helen Briassoulis

01.01.2019 | Research Article | Ausgabe 3/2019

When citizen deliberation enters real politics: how politicians and stakeholders envision the place of a deliberative mini-public in political decision-making

In the wake of the increasing use of deliberative citizen assemblies in the public sphere, this article studies how traditional policy actors receive a mini-public as ‘newcomer’ in political decision-making, despite its reliance on a fundamentally …

Christoph Niessen

10.12.2018 | Ausgabe 4/2019

Virtues for the Imperfect

A common challenge for virtue ethics is that it cannot offer a plausible account of when an action is right. Virtue ethicists have responded by offering accounts of right action in terms of ideal, i.e., fully virtuous agents. Rosalind Hursthouse …

Katharina Nieswandt, Ulf Hlobil

06.12.2018 | Ausgabe 4/2019

When Forgiveness Comes Easy

Forgiving is often hard; but it doesn’t need to be. Sometimes it is easy. In such cases, we may naturally have overcome resentment directed at the wrongdoer despite our sustained judgement that the wrongdoer is morally responsible for the harm she …

Julius Schönherr

01.12.2018 | Regular article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Success in books: a big data approach to bestsellers

Reading remains the preferred leisure activity for most individuals, continuing to offer a unique path to knowledge and learning. As such, books remain an important cultural product, consumed widely. Yet, while over 3 million books are published …

Burcu Yucesoy, Xindi Wang, Junming Huang, Albert-László Barabási

12.11.2018 | Ausgabe 4/2018

Street Names and Statues: the Identity Politics of Naming and Public Art in Contemporary Durban

Changing and new public symbols in Durban have been the source of much contestation. Here, the focus is on two state-led instances of urban inscription: the renaming of streets and the installation of a group of elephant statues. Public dissention …

Orli Bass, Jennifer Houghton

05.11.2018 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 2/2019 Open Access

Prosociality in Business: A Human Empowerment Framework

This study introduces a human empowerment framework to better understand why some businesses are more socially oriented than others in their policies and activities. Building on Welzel’s theory of emancipation, we argue that human …

Steven A. Brieger, Siri A. Terjesen, Diana M. Hechavarría, Christian Welzel

01.11.2018 | Praxis | Ausgabe 11/2018

Glasfaser bis 2025 dank neuer Programme

Politik und Wirtschaft sind sich einig, dass Hochgeschwindigkeitsnetze erforderlich sind, damit Deutschland bei der Digitalisierung nicht den Anschluss verliert. Der Koalitionsvertrag sieht vor, bis 2025 schnelle Netze auch in die Region zu …

Hergen Riedel

12.10.2018 | Ausgabe 2/2020

A Bayesian network approach to juxtapose brand engagement and behaviors of substantive interest in e-services

This study juxtaposes brand engagement and behaviors of substantive interest in the context of eservices and utilizes Bayesian networks for an exploratory, data-driven approach. Enlisting a behavioral focus, it investigates the item-to-item …

Taewon Suh, Seok Kang, Elyria A. Kemp

02.10.2018 | Ausgabe 1/2019

Urban ecosystem Services in Latin America: mismatch between global concepts and regional realities?

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of the most urbanized and biologically diverse regions in the world but is often characterized by weak environmental governance and socioeconomic inequalities. Given large expanses of intact biomes, a …

Cynnamon Dobbs, Francisco J. Escobedo, Nicola Clerici, Francisco de la Barrera, Ana Alice Eleuterio, Ian MacGregor-Fors, Sonia Reyes-Paecke, Alexis Vásquez, Jorge Danilo Zea Camaño, H. Jaime Hernández

29.09.2018 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 2/2020

When Bad News is Good News: Information Acquisition in Times of Economic Crisis

A strong argument can be made for the prime importance of information in the context of an economic recession. It is in times of crisis that information on the state of the economy is abundant and citizens have incentives to acquire it in order to …

Dani M. Marinova, Eva Anduiza

28.09.2018 | Ausgabe 2/2019

Exchanging for Reasons, Right and Wrong

In discussing the moral limits of markets, one primary concern is whether exchanging (including paying) for certain sorts of goods and services transforms the good or service being exchanged, either in kind or moral character. Sandel See Michael …

Joshua Stein

01.09.2018 | Steam Turbine, Gas Turbine, and Combined-Cycle Plants and Their Accessory Equipment | Ausgabe 9/2018

The Conceptual Process Arrangement of a Steam–Gas Power Plant with Fully Capturing Carbon Dioxide from Combustion Products

The article proposes a new concept for designing power plants operating on natural gas and involving means for fully removing carbon dioxide from the cycle in the liquid phase form in order to subsequently bind or bury it for reducing the …

A. S. Kosoi, Yu. A. Zeigarnik, O. S. Popel’, M. V. Sinkevich, S. P. Filippov, V. Ya. Shterenberg

22.08.2018 | Ausgabe 3/2018

Phronesis as Ethical Expertise: Naturalism of Second Nature and the Unity of Virtue

Whether human nature can (or should) orient action by providing the objective standard by which one measures morality, and by setting the constraints on what counts as virtuous, is a much-debated issue within virtue ethics, thanks to the seminal …

Mario De Caro, Maria Silvia Vaccarezza, Ariele Niccoli

17.08.2018 | Ausgabe 1/2019

No Hands, No Paradox

Deep, often inchoate assumptions underlie our judgments about values. These assumptions need not cohere, either inter- or intrapersonally. Indeed, they often fail to. Among the deepest of these assumptions are ones about the fundamental units of …

Andrew Sneddon

30.07.2018 | Ausgabe 3/2018

Informal Archives: Historical Narratives and the Preservation of Paper in India’s Urban Slums

Historical research is challenging when studying informal spaces like urban slums, where extant scholarship is limited, government data are sparse or absent, and populations change rapidly due to eviction, environmental shocks, and the everyday …

Adam Michael Auerbach

03.07.2018 | Ausgabe 1-2/2018

Saying versus doing: a new donation method for measuring ideal points

Scaling methods pioneered by Poole and Rosenthal (Am J Polit Sci 29(2):357–384, 1985) redefined how scholars think about and estimate the ideologies of representatives seated in the US Congress. Those methods also have been used to estimate …

Nicholas Haas, Rebecca B. Morton

01.07.2018 | Branche | Ausgabe 7/2018

Verbraucherschützer monieren Telematik-Tarif

Mit einem Doppelschlag rückt der Bund der Versicherten (BdV) das Produkt „Vitality“ der Generali Versicherung ins Zentrum der Kritik. Das Präventions-Angebot des Versicherers war nicht nur das wichtigste Thema auf der 28. Wissenschaftstagung …

Uwe Schmidt-Kasparek

29.06.2018 | Ausgabe 1/2019

Recent and Past Governance Reforms in Latin America: What Can We Learn?

By doing a parallel between old and new reforms on governance issues applied in Latin America, this paper seeks to identify learnings as well as to understand what is new and what is not from this type of policy endeavor. The article focuses on …

Mauricio Olavarría-Gambi

22.06.2018 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 3/2018 Open Access

Going dark: anonymising technology in cyberspace

Anonymising technologies are cyber-tools that protect people from online surveillance, hiding who they are, what information they have stored and what websites they are looking at. Whether it is anonymising online activity through ‘TOR’ and its …

Ross W. Bellaby

15.06.2018 | Aufsatz | Ausgabe 3/2018

Einflussreich, aber wenig beachtet? Eine Meta-Studie zum Stand der deutschsprachigen Forschung über strategische Kommunikation von Wissenschaftsorganisationen

Der Beitrag setzt sich mit dem Forschungsstand zur strategischen Kommunikation von Wissenschaftsorganisationen auseinander. Auf der Grundlage einer theoretischen Verortung im Feld der Wissenschaftskommunikations- und der strategischen …

Dr. Birte Fähnrich

12.06.2018 | Research Article | Ausgabe 5/2018

Political Schemas and Corporate Political Activities During Foreign Market Entry: A Micro-process Perspective

The paper analyses how multinational enterprises (MNEs) manage their interactions with host governments during the market entry process. A qualitative multiple case study collected data through in-depth interviews with multiple participants in six …

Ziad F. Elsahn, Maureen Benson-Rea

07.06.2018 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 4/2018 Open Access

Making direct democracy work: a rational-actor perspective on the graphe paranomon in ancient Athens

The specific way the Athenians set up their democracy presents both theoretical and empirical challenges. Decisions were taken by majority vote in the Assembly. To keep politicians in line, the Athenians first used ostracism, which however was …

Carl Hampus Lyttkens, George Tridimas, Anna Lindgren

01.06.2018 | Analysen und Berichte | Ausgabe 6/2018

Der Markt für „gute Arbeit“ — eine empirische Analyse

Verbraucher- und Arbeitnehmerinteressen können sich grundlegend unterscheiden. Während die einen möglichst preiswert kaufen wollen, sind für die anderen die Arbeitsbedingungen von großer Bedeutung. Eine Befragung von Verbrauchern aus einer …

Peter Kenning, Christian Thorun, Lasse Meißner

30.05.2018 | Research Article | Ausgabe 5/2018 Open Access

Investment Climate Constraints as Determinants of Political Tie Intensity in Emerging Countries: Evidence from Foreign Firms in Ghana

Foreign firms in emerging countries face various institutionally-driven challenges. Nonmarket strategy scholars argue that these challenges incite corporate political activity. Consequently, researchers have explored the influence of institutional …

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong, Jedrzej George Frynas

30.05.2018 | Ausgabe 2/2019

How Far is Campania from the Best-Performing Region in Italy? A Territorial-Divide Analysis of Separate Waste Collection

The aim of this paper is to investigate the divides in separate waste collection (SWC) between Campania and Veneto from a twofold perspective that considers both intensity (the size of the gap) and inequality (the differences among the SWC …

Antonio Garofalo, Rosalia Castellano, Massimiliano Agovino, Gennaro Punzo, Gaetano Musella

29.05.2018 | Ausgabe 3/2018

Co-production as an Alternative Planning Approach in the Cities of the South: the Case of Kampala (Uganda)

The rising critical voices on conventional settlement interventions and continued reliance on imported planning ideas from the North in the cities of the South mean that planners and other urban development actors need to question their …

Gilbert Siame

23.03.2018 | Ausgabe 1/2019

Where is my partner? The role of gender in the formation of entrepreneurial businesses

This study examines the ownership structure of nascent businesses with a particular focus on the role of gender. Based on theories of gender and entrepreneurship, we examine how male and female entrepreneurs differentially mobilize their …

Yisook Lim, Chan S. Suh

08.03.2018 | Ausgabe 1/2019

New forms of citizen participation using SNS: an empirical approach

This study empirically examined whether the use of social networking sites (SNSs) for political purposes would encourage personalized and informal modes of participation more strongly than traditional and institutional modes of participation.

Yeon-Tae Choi, Gyeong-Hoan Kwon

06.03.2018 | Ausgabe 2/2018

Human Rights Reporting: Rights, Responsibilities, and Challenges

This essay critically examines the intersections between news media and human rights in the context of the existing human rights framework. A survey of the fundamental provisions of international human rights law and of the evolving case law of …

George Andreopoulos

01.03.2018 | Ausgabe 2/2018

Introduction. Human Rights and the Media

What is the role of the media in reporting human rights issues? While the designation of the press as the “fourth estate” dating from the nineteenth century (Carlyle 1864 ) points to an entity long acknowledged as instrumental to the functioning of …

Shawna Brandle, George Andreopoulos

01.03.2018 | Ausgabe 2/2018

Reporting Without Knowledge: the Absence of Human Rights in US Journalism Education

Journalists play an important role in the realization and protection of human rights worldwide, framing and shaping the public’s understanding of issues. In the United States, however, studies show that media coverage of human rights is inadequate …

Janet E. Reilly

22.02.2018 | Review Essay | Ausgabe 2/2018

A Divided World in Entropy

Solomon Benatar

17.02.2018 | Ausgabe 2/2018

US Media and Post-9/11 Human Rights Violations in the Name of Counterterrorism

This article adds to earlier research revealing that the American news media did not discharge their responsibility as a watchdog press in the post-9/11 years by failing to scrutinize extreme and unlawful government policies and actions, most of …

Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon

02.02.2018 | Ausgabe 2/2019

What Drives Citizen Participation in Political Gatherings in Modern South Africa? A Quantitative Analysis of Self-Reported Behaviour

Community and public gatherings are an important component of political participation in sub-Saharan Africa. Formal and informal community meetings and rallies are instrumental to the practice of politics in many parts of the continent. However …

Steven Gordon, Jarè Struwig, Benjamin Roberts, Ngqapheli Mchunu, Samela Mtyingizane, Thobeka Radebe

17.01.2018 | Analyse | Ausgabe 1/2018

The Significance of Security Policy in the Israel-United States Free Trade Agreement

The free trade agreement between Israel and the United States is the very first of 20 FTAs, which have been signed by the U.S. since 1985. This paper shows the interdependency of security policy and economic considerations in the Israel-U.S. FTA.

Dr. Christian Schlegel

09.01.2018 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2018

How Do the Normativity of Headquarters and the Knowledge Autonomy of Subsidiaries Co-Evolve? Capability-Upgrading Processes of Chinese Subsidiaries in Belgium

To successfully compete with advanced market multinationals (AMNEs), emerging market multinationals (EMNEs) have to access higher innovation capabilities from their autonomously operating advanced economy subsidiaries. There are two competing …

Manuel Hensmans, Guangyan Liu

02.01.2018 | Ausgabe 1/2018

From State-controlled to Polycentric Governance in Forest Landscape Restoration: The Case of the Ecological Forest Purchase Program in Yong’an Municipality of China

Forest landscape restoration is emerging as an effective approach to restore degraded forests for the provision of ecosystem services and to minimize trade-offs between conservation and rural livelihoods. Policy and institutional innovations in …

Hexing Long, Jinlong Liu, Chengyue Tu, Yimin Fu

01.01.2018 | Szene | Ausgabe 1/2018


Claudia Linnhoff-Popien

21.12.2017 | Symposium: American Agonistes | Ausgabe 1/2018

Debating Same-Sex Marriage: Lessons from Loving, Roe, and Reynolds

The United States Supreme Court, in its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision, declared a constitutional right to same-sex marriage (SSM). With Republicans now controlling the Congress and presidency, and with value-traditionalists and ‘strict’ …

Joe Phillips, Joseph Yi

12.12.2017 | Ausgabe 2/2018

Rethinking anthropology of Shari’a: contestation over the meanings and uses of Shari’a in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

This article explores the contestation over the meaning and uses of shari’a (Islamic Law) in South Sulawesi Indonesia. Its purpose is to shed light upon the importance and limits of shari’a discursive argumentation in Muslim life, and to examine …

Moh Yasir Alimi

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The transfer of corruptive routines from old industrial regions to innovation clusters: a blind spot in innovation studies

How innovation programs fail and innovation networks deviate from legal paths is a problem not yet fully understood. The complex interdependence between blockages of innovation and organizational corruption is a novel field of research in …

Christiane Gebhardt

01.12.2017 | Ausgabe 4/2018 Open Access

Affective Touch in Human–Robot Interaction: Conveying Emotion to the Nao Robot

Affective touch has a fundamental role in human development, social bonding, and for providing emotional support in interpersonal relationships. We present, what is to our knowledge, the first HRI study of tactile conveyance of both positive and …

Rebecca Andreasson, Beatrice Alenljung, Erik Billing, Robert Lowe

24.11.2017 | Ausgabe 2/2018

The political economy of local fracking bans

Concerns about harmful effects arising from the increased use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract underground fuel resources has led to efforts to ban the practice. Many townships in western New York, which lies above the gas-rich …

Joshua C. Hall, Christopher Shultz, E. Frank Stephenson

22.11.2017 | Ausgabe 3/2018

Media Use and Satisfaction with Democracy: Testing the Role of Political Interest

In the process of political communication, media use has strong influences on citizens’ attitudes toward politics. However, the importance of political interest in shaping the relationship between media use and satisfaction with democracy has not …

Wen-Chun Chang

21.11.2017 | Ausgabe 4/2018

Conceptualizing social entrepreneurship in the context of emerging economies: an integrative review of past research from BRIICS

Social entrepreneurship is well practiced and talked about in emerging economies. However, till date, no dedicated review and conceptual framework exists, synthesizing and integrating past social entrepreneurship research in the fast growing …

Subhanjan Sengupta, Arunaditya Sahay, Francesca Croce

18.11.2017 | Ausgabe 5/2018

New media scholarship in Africa: an evaluation of Africa-focused blog related research from 2006 to 2016

This study reviewed Africa-focused blog related research during the 10-year period of 2006–2016 through a content analysis of 32 Africa-focused blog related research articles accessed from six databases: EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete …

Adeola Abdulateef Elega, Bahire Efe Özad

30.10.2017 | Research Note | Ausgabe 4/2017

A “review” of policy sciences: bibliometric analysis of authors, references, and topics during 1970–2017

Even as Policy Sciences celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, there is no systematic account of the research that has been published in the journal. This article reports the findings of a bibliometric analysis of 1027 publications in this journal …

Nihit Goyal

23.10.2017 | Forum | Ausgabe 4/2017

Individualism, instrumental reason and policy texts: some considerations from the perspective of contemporary political philosophy

This article dialogues with Matthew Weinstein’s paper named “NGSS, disposability, and the ambivalence of Science in/under neoliberalism”, in which he explores the argument that at the same time the NGSS framework is largely identified with …

Rita Vilanova, Isabel Martins

17.10.2017 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 4/2018

Seeing Spots: Partisanship, Negativity and the Conditional Receipt of Campaign Advertisements

Changes in the media landscape increasingly put voters in control of the amount and type of political content they consume. We develop a novel experiment to assess the factors that drive this conditional receipt of information. We focus on how …

John A. Henderson, Alexander G. Theodoridis

02.10.2017 | Ausgabe 3/2018

Toward Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: Evaluating Government Quotas (Eu) Versus Shareholder Resolutions (Us) from the Perspective of Third Wave Feminism

In recent years, the US and the EU have pursued markedly different agendas in the pursuit of board gender diversity. The EU has taken a more pro-active governmental approach of mandated quotas, whereas the US is relying largely on the endogenous …

John Dobson, Denise Hensley, Mahdi Rastad

12.09.2017 | Ausgabe 2/2018

Responsible business practices and some Indian SMEs

Studies on small and medium enterprises or SMEs in India are scarce. What little is known shows that there is a need to know more about this sector, specially on their performance on responsible business practices. This paper reports the findings …

Chhanda Chakraborti, Debadutta Mishra

10.09.2017 | Ausgabe 4/2017

The Right to Have Rights as a Right to Enter: Addressing a Lacuna in the International Refugee Protection Regime

This paper draws upon Hannah Arendt's idea of the 'right to have rights' to critique the current protection gap faced by refugees today. While refugees are protected from refoulement once they make it to the jurisdiction or territory of a state …

Asher Lazarus Hirsch, Nathan Bell

07.09.2017 | Ausgabe 4/2018

Self-legitimation in the face of politicization: Why international organizations centralized public communication

International organizations (I0) have centralized their public communication to a large extent over recent decades by undertaking a broader codification of communication tasks as well as a departmentalization of these tasks within units of IO …

Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt

31.08.2017 | Ausgabe 2/2018

Using Quali-Quantitative Indicators for Assessing the Quality of Citizen Participation: A Study on Three Citizen Juries

Over the last 3 decades, citizen involvement has become rather common in policymaking processes. Its rationale, as well as its potential benefits and limitations, are manifold. The literature on the evaluation of public participation is copious …

Terri Mannarini, Angela Fedi

30.08.2017 | Ausgabe 2/2018

Political Efficacy, Social Network and Involvement in Public Deliberation in Rural China

This study examines the role of political efficacy and social networks in rural China to understand the social characteristics that might affect an individual’s disposition to join in public deliberations. A model is developed and empirically …

Zhijun Pei, Yingchun Pan, Martin Skitmore

28.08.2017 | Feature Article | Ausgabe 5/2017

American Power: The Challenge Within

The main threat to continued American leadership abroad is social problems at home. These include poverty and the decline of the working class, both of them caused initially by falling levels of work and marriage. Policymakers have traditionally …

Lawrence M. Mead

22.08.2017 | Global Society | Ausgabe 5/2017

Church-State Separation and Church Property Restitution in the Czech Republic

This article aims to present the recent change in the church-state relations in the Czech Republic. The change consists of restitution of church property taken away by the communist regime and the financial separation of churches and religious …

Pavol Minarik

07.08.2017 | Original Research | Ausgabe 2/2018

The Contextual Effects of Political Trust on Happiness: Evidence from China

Political trust is often considered as legitimacy enhancing, but whether political trust is well-being enhancing is still underexplored. Using micro data from the East Asian Social Survey 2012, this study investigates the association between …

Xiwen Fu

07.08.2017 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 2/2017

Uncommitted Deliberation? Discussing Regulatory Gaps by Comparing GRI 3.1 to GRI 4.0 in a Political CSR Perspective

In this paper, we compare the two Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting standards, G3.1, and the most current version G4.0. We do this through the lens of political corporate social responsibility (CSR) theory, which describes the broadened …

Rea Wagner, Peter Seele

05.08.2017 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 1/2019

Categorization of Whistleblowers Using the Whistleblowing Triangle

In view of recent studies that identified certain interest groups as potential whistleblowers, we propose an integrative conceptual framework to examine whistleblower behavior by whistleblower type. The framework, dubbed the whistleblowing …

Nadia Smaili, Paulina Arroyo

02.08.2017 | Ausgabe 2/2018

Broadening communication yet holding back: Teachers’ perceptions of their relationship with students in the SNS-era

Teacher-student relationship is vital for students’ academic, emotional and social development, as well as for teachers’ professional and personal development. This quantitative study examines teacher-student communication and relationship on …

Alona Forkosh-Baruch, Arnon Hershkovitz

01.08.2017 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 2/2018

Nonmarket strategy research: systematic literature review and future directions

In current management research, a variety of different activities are summarized under the generic term “nonmarket strategy”. Simultaneously, “sub-categories” of nonmarket strategies such as political or social strategies are treated as isolated …

Thomas Wrona, Corinna Sinzig

17.07.2017 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 4/2017

The end of privacy for the populace, the person of interest and the persecuted

Erosion of US and foreign citizens’ privacy has resulted from the escalating use of electronic devices; creation of gargantuan commercial and government/intelligence databases; government access to business data; and the motivation and ever more …

Diane Roark

11.07.2017 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 3/2018

Outspoken Insiders: Political Connections and Citizen Participation in Authoritarian China

Few political systems are completely closed to citizen participation, but in nondemocratic systems and developing democracies, such participation may come with risks. In these contexts where fear and uncertainty may be high, why do some citizens …

Lily L. Tsai, Yiqing Xu

23.06.2017 | Transportation Engineering | Ausgabe 4/2018

A multi-level analysis of the relationship between urban built environment and severe injury traffic crashes

This study investigates the relationship between urban built environment and traffic crash occurrences in San Diego County by employing a multi-level Poisson regression model. This model is intended to address the so-called ‘Modifiable Areal Unit …

Kitae Jang, Kwangho Kim, Hwan Yong Kim, Sanghyeok Kang

13.06.2017 | Original Article | Ausgabe 3/2017

Big Data Analytics: A Review on Theoretical Contributions and Tools Used in Literature

The importance of data science and big data analytics is growing very fast as organizations are gearing up to leverage their information assets to gain competitive advantage. The flexibility offered through big data analytics empowers functional …

Purva Grover, Arpan Kumar Kar

30.05.2017 | RESEARCH ARTICLE | Ausgabe 3/2017

Chinese Discourse on Constitutionalism and Its Impact on Reforms

The concept of constitutionalism (xianzheng) appeared in China in the late Qing dynasty as a banner of the political reform. It was banned during the Mao era but reappeared when the reform-oriented leaders revised the constitution in 1982. Since …

H. Li

27.05.2017 | Original Research | Ausgabe 3/2017 Open Access

The Burden of Proof in Philosophical Persuasion Dialogue

Dialogical egalitarianism is the thesis that any proposition asserted in dialogue, if questioned, must be supported or else retracted. Dialogical foundationalism is the thesis that some propositions are privileged over this burden of proof …

Conny Rhode

26.05.2017 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 2/2018

‘Activists in a Suit’: Paradoxes and Metaphors in Sustainability Managers’ Identity Work

Both sustainability and identity are said to be paradoxical issues in organizations. In this study we look at the paradoxes of corporate sustainability at the individual level by studying the identity work of those managers who hold …

Luca Carollo, Marco Guerci

24.05.2017 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 3/2017 Open Access

Constitutional choice in ancient Athens: the evolution of the frequency of decision making

Contrary to modern representative democracies where elections tend to take place years apart, in the direct democracy of ancient Athens the assembly of the citizens met to decide policy up to forty times per year. The paper explores a model of …

George Tridimas

16.05.2017 | Ausgabe 3/2017

Intentions and Permissibility: A Confusion of Moral Categories?

A common objection to the view that one’s intentions are non-derivatively relevant to the moral permissibility of one’s actions Intentions might be derivatively relevant to permissibility. The fact that one intends so and so might supervene on a …

Anton Markoč

05.05.2017 | Studie | Ausgabe 2/2017

Our most trusted friend and ally: Der Topos der Freundschaft in den amerikanisch-israelischen Beziehungen. Eine Untersuchung zum Gaza-Krieg 2014

Die Beziehungen zwischen den USA und Israel werden als besonders eng und freundschaftlich charakterisiert. Der Begriff der special relationship ist als analytische Kategorie jedoch zu dünn, um die Spezifik der freundschaftlichen Beziehungen …

Dr. Steffen Hagemann

02.05.2017 | Global Society | Ausgabe 3/2017

Mega Donors’ Perspectives on Philanthropy and Government Relations in Israel

Philanthropists’ involvement in the development and implementation of social policies is a growing yet understudied phenomena. Captured in the model of alternative politics, in which self-provision of public services emerges when citizens face the …

Baruch Shimoni

13.04.2017 | Aufsatz | Ausgabe 2/2017

Interessenvertretung auf Medienmärkten aus Akteursperspektive

Tätigkeitsfelder und berufliches Selbstverständnis von Medienlobbyisten

Ausgehend von der zunehmenden Bedeutung professioneller politischer Interessenvertretung auch im Medienbereich untersucht der Beitrag die Akteursgruppe der Medienlobbyisten. Vor dem Hintergrund von Forschungserkenntnissen zum Lobbyismus allgemein …

Dr. Leyla Dogruel, Lavinia Wolf, Hannah Knox

05.04.2017 | Ausgabe 3/2017

Moral Knowledge and the Genealogy of Error

The study of human history can be unsettling, not in the least because of our ancestors’ seemingly boundless capacity for inventing, refining and implementing practices which appear utterly horrific to us. History seems to present an endless …

Nicholas Smyth