International Social Science Review

Academic journal covering all social sciences.

Articles from Vol. 82, No. 3-4, Fall-Winter

Citizen Involvement in the County Budget Process in Georgia
Introduction and Literature Review This study addresses a simple research question: How involved are citizens in the county budget process in the state of Georgia? It also addresses some secondary research questions: To what degree are citizens...
Counterpoint: Preserving the Electoral College
Imagine it is 1787. You are a delegate at the Constitutional Convention representing one of the original thirteen states. You have been charged with solving the multitude of problems facing the young nation by revising the Articles of Confederation....
Multinational Corporations and Economic Development: The Lessons of Singapore
Introduction Today, multinational corporations (MNCs) comprise a central place in the world economy. Before World War II, terms such as "multinational" or "transnational" were seldom used to describe international economic relations. Although transnational...
Point: Abolishing the Electoral College
The United States was founded on a movement that stressed the importance of representation of people in government. "Taxation without Representation" still adorns the license plates of vehicles in the District of Columbia, which serves as a reminder...
Policy Point-Counterpoint: Electoral College Reform
Although most Americans learned about the Electoral College in high school and it was not the first time a candidate with fewer popular votes had won the presidency--John Quincy Adams vs. Andrew Jackson (1824), Rutherford B. Hayes vs. Samuel Tilden...
Spain and the Nazi Occupation of Poland, 1939-44
Spain was not a great power in World War II, or even a belligerent, and its ability to influence the course of that conflict was very limited. Given the devastation of its own civil war (1936-39) and its difficult economic and diplomatic situation,...
"Those White Guys Are Working for Me": Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz, and the Cultural Politics of the Cold War during the Eisenhower Administration
Convinced that cultural influence was linked to political and economic power, the Eisenhower administration (1953-61) sponsored America's premier jazz musicians' goodwill tours abroad as part of its cultural foreign policy agenda. These tours helped...