The Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities - March 20, 2001

March 20, 2001

A Publication of the Internet Scout Project
Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The target audience of the Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities is faculty, students, staff, and librarians in the social sciences and humanities. Each biweekly issue offers a selective collection of Internet resources covering topics in the field that have been chosen by librarians and content specialists in the given area of study.

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In This Issue


Learning Resources

New Data

Current Awareness

In The News



Report of the National Workshop on Internet Voting: Issues and Research Agenda [.pdf, 62 pages]
Conducted by the Internet Policy Institute and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this report made headlines earlier this month with its conclusion that online "voting from home" was not yet a feasible reality. The 62-page report finds that "remote Internet voting systems pose significant risk to the integrity of the voting process, and should not be fielded for use in public elections until substantial technical and social science issues are addressed." On the other hand, the report does recommend that trials of poll site Internet voting systems should be conducted in the next several election cycles to determine the convenience, reliability, accuracy, and feasibility of such systems. According to the authors, these monitored sites pose far fewer problems in terms of security. The report is a result of an Internet Policy Institute workshop conducted at the University of Maryland last October. Participants included election officials, political scientists, Web security specialists, and experts in voter fraud. In light of the problems in Florida during the last election and the new voter reform discussions occurring at both the state and federal levels, the report's publication seems particularly well-timed. [DC]
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National Archives of Scotland [.pdf]
Unlike the Websites of some national archives, the National Archives of Scotland site does not post their collections online. The site does offer, however, a complete catalog of the collections, which includes private and government materials providing "sources of the history of Scotland as a separate kingdom, her role in the British isles and the links between Scotland and many other countries over the centuries. The NAS holds records spanning the 12th to the 21st centuries, touching on virtually every aspect of Scottish life." Researchers and visitors may browse the catalog entries for the pre- and post-1707 collections according to their type, which include but are not limited to government records, court records, papers of the Scottish parliament, public registers, private papers, church records, maps and plans, and industrial records. Downloadable .pdf format fact sheets offer information and advice on using the collections to research a variety of popular topics, such as adoption and emigration. There is also an education section with fact sheets for teachers designing lesson plans. Finally, the Website offers an online bookshop and describes a number of services to researchers, including instructions on ordering some documents. [DC]
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"Short- and Long-Term Effects of Fraternity and Sorority Membership on Heavy Drinking: A Social Norms Perspective" -- Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors Table of contents
Published in the March edition of the APA journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and reported in the national press, this "study sought to determine whether the well-established relation between fraternity/sorority (Greek) membership and heavy alcohol use persists beyond the college years." Perhaps surprisingly, while the study confirmed that members of the Greek system imbibe on average more than non-Greek college students, the drinking levels for the two groups leveled out in the years after graduation. Former members of fraternities and sororities significantly curtailed drinking habits as they encountered the career and social responsibilities of their life after college. The authors of the study conclude that "perceptions of heavy drinking norms in the Greek system are largely responsible for the prevalence of heavy drinking among fraternity and sorority members" and that college administrators' efforts might profitably focus on "peer norms re-education." The entire table of contents (with abstracts) of the issue in which this study appears can be viewed at the second URL above. [DC]
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American Communication Journal
The American Communication Association recently posted the complete text of the Winter 2001 issue of American Communication Journal, "the premier online scholarly refereed journal dedicated to the study of communication." The current issue is subtitled Rhythm, Knowledge, and Kenneth Burke, the latter, a well-known 20th-century theorist of rhetoric known for the clarity of his writings. This issue follows the journal's typical format and includes articles on communication theory, an editorial forum, a special section that tends to offer more essayistic considerations of communication scholarship and scholars, and a small collection of book reviews. The archives offer the complete text of issues going back to the first issue in the Fall of 1997. Some of the topics of these issues were President William Jefferson Clinton: Testing the Boundaries of Apologia in Public and Private Spheres,The Dawning of Online Interactive Scholarship, and Show Me the Mon-E: Regarding E-commerce, E-employment, and E-journals. The journal is dedicated to discussing communication theory in ways that reach beyond the often arcane world of academia. To this end, many of the articles are written in more accessible prose (relatively speaking), and many feature hypertext with links to articles, media, and Websites in the popular arena, e.g., the issue on Clinton includes a QuickTime video of the former President vehemently denying he had "sexual relations with that woman." [DC]
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Anti-slavery Issues in Canada, 1830-1870: A Selective Bibliography -- National Library of Canada
Posted earlier this month, this selective, but extensive, bibliography lists "materials held by the National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada on the anti-slavery movement in Canada between approximately 1830 and 1870." Though not a complete bibliography of the materials on this topic held by these institutions, it does represent the scope of different sources in these collections, including "newspaper and periodical articles, travel literature and journals to places where slavery was an ongoing practice, treatises, sermons, reports of anti-slavery institutions, published slavery narratives, other published documents and archival materials." The materials are listed alphabetically under the institutions and then the collections to which they belong. [DC]
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Debating Literacy In Australia: A Documentary History, 1945-1994
Posted by the Australian Literacy Federation, this history of Literacy in Australia draws on journalistic and educational sources to give the narrative of an enduring national debate in a country whose founders were often illiterate convicts. The text offers an extensive introduction to the debate and then divides into two sections. Part one presents the documentary history of the issue, placing the debate in its post World War II and then Cold War contexts. Part two discusses how to use this history to inform political, cultural, and educational debates on the topic. Originally published in 1994, the text was written by Bill Green and John Hodgens of Deakin University, and Allen Luke from the James Cook University of North Queensland. [DC]
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Learning Resources

Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition -- has relaunched its electronic version of the Columbia Encyclopedia with numerous updates, including improved search and navigation features. The sixth edition contains close to 51,000 entries, including 17,000 biographies, with over 80,000 hypertext cross-references, as well as links to other resources such as maps, speeches, and additional full-text collections held by Visitors may search the encyclopedia by keyword (either full-text or entry word), browse the entries alphabetically, or browse the biographical entries by 140 categories. Definitely one of the standard online general reference works. [MD]
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Teaching the JAH
This new site from the Journal of American History will feature digital resources that help "bridge the gap between the latest scholarly research in U.S. history and the practice of classroom teaching." The authors of the featured articles will provide tips, documents, and other materials to demonstrate how their work might be taught in an undergraduate US history survey. The first article is "Evolution for John Doe: Pictures, the Public, and the Scopes Trial Debate," by Areson Clark. The site provides the full text of the article, comments on teaching the article, primary documents (in this case a collection of images), suggestions for further reading, and some related sites. Teaching the JAH is an excellent idea and a model that can be repeated in any discipline. Three more projects are planned for this site over the next two years. [MD]
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California Historical Society
California History online
The California Historical Society's Website presents accessible, interesting, and well-designed scholarly and educational materials relating to California history. Beginning this month, the site has also posted an exhibition on California Impressionists -- Splendide Californie French Artists' Impressions of the Golden State, 1786-1900 -- that presents texts and images of French Impressionists painting and drawing California's landscape and culture. Of course, these are lesser-known artists in comparison to their Parisian compatriots, and their artwork is not always as "impressionistic" as the school's exemplars. Nonetheless, the exhibit provides a fascinating look at one of the cultural synergies that took place in the days of California's most frenetic development. Another section, the California History Online Timeline, allows users to click on a timeline of images to access material on key events and time periods in California history. These include European exploration, the Spanish Colonial frontier, Mexican California, the Gold Rush, the impact of the railroad, economic growth at the turn of the century, and the Great Depression. Each section features a sidebar outline where visitors can break the exhibit down into its sub-sections to view text and images. For scholars and amateur historians of the state, the Society also offers the complete tables of contents for all the issues of California History from 1922 to 1998. The Society has begun to post full texts of the issues from 1950 to 1993, though this process seems to be in the earliest stages. Finally, the Website features a quarterly newsletter giving information about archived and upcoming exhibits, events around the state celebrating California history, and news about the Society's programs and acquisitions. [DC]
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Kansas City: Paris on the Plains, The Jazz Age in Kansas City, 1920-1940 [RealPlayer]
This Web companion to the exhibit of the same name on display through May at the Miller Nichols library of the University of Missouri presents a superb introduction to the history of Kansas City during a time when the city belied the image of Kansas as a place where "nothing happens, all day." Using maps, photographs, text, ephemera, and music, the different sections of the Website illuminate the physical, political, social, and technological culture of the city in the decades before the war. We found the Website to be distinguished by the generosity of its visual and aural content. The musical section offers a link to Club Jaycee also maintained by the University's Miller Nichols Library, which features complete recordings of a number of the most famous jazz singles to come out of Kansas City, including Count Basie's Band doing "One O'Clock Jump" and "Topsy," The Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra doing "Nighthawk Blues" and "Ball and Chain," and Charlie Parker performing "Cherokee" and "Yardbird Suite," to name just a few of the offerings. (Note: Club Jaycee was featured in the August 30, 1996 Scout Report, though the site has been significantly enhanced since then.) We encourage anyone interested in the history of Jazz or the American Midwest (or the unexpected affinities between them) to make a stop at "Paris on the Plains." [DC]
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Peopling North America: Population Movements & Migration
Revised in January, this fine educational Website from the Applied History Research Group at the University of Calgary presents "an historical overview of migratory movements . . . to and within Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean from Europe, Asia, and Africa." Divided into eight sections of hypertext essays well-supplemented with photographs, illustrations, and graphs, the site's history spans from the archaeological evidence concerning the first Americans to the changes in migration after World War II reflecting the new migratory patterns of the developing world. The site is written in an engaging, scholarly prose and is appropriate for undergraduates taking courses in the area and researchers seeking background. [DC]
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Blank Slate: The Story of A Charter School's First Year -- New York Times
This Website posts articles from the New York Times' ongoing series on a charter school in the Bronx established last Fall. In addition to showcasing regular feature articles from the Times about the school's students, teachers, administrators, and environment, the site offers copies of the school's original charter documents, examples of students' written work, lesson plans, faculty bios, the school's newsletter, and video selections from the school's Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. Also posted are state-by-state data on charter schools and a graph showing the growth of charter schools nationwide. The site serves as a fine journalistic case study. [DC]
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Women Artists of the American West Past and Present
This Website, produced for an online course from Purdue University, features seventeen collections of women artists of the American West arranged around four themes: community, identity, spirituality, and locality. The collections are presented as a series of illustrated essays and cover the art of both European descendants and Native Americans in the area. The essays are written by art historians, and all of the images can be enlarged for detailed viewing. The collections can be viewed thematically, or visitors can go to the main index to see all of the collections at once. Individual artists can also be accessed through the contributors link. Additionally, the site offers a public discussion forum. The course and Website were developed by Susan Ressler of Purdue University and Jerrold Maddox of Penn State. Individuals interested in taking the online course for credit may register on-site. [DC]
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Women's Labor History -- AFSCME
In honor of Women's history month, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has posted on their Website an annotated directory of Websites devoted to women's labor history. This includes a number of sites on famous women agitators and labor advocates including Mary Kenney O'Sullivan (co-founder of the Women's Trade Union League), Florence Kelley (who agitated for reform of the women's sweatshops of Chicago), Jane Addams, Mother Jones, and others. Historical sites dedicated to key periods in women's labor history are also listed as well as a section of general women's labor history links. [DC]
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Everything Postmodern
Well, maybe not everything, but this Website, posted in 1999 and recently updated, offers plenty of links to materials on the Web about postmodernism and by postmodernists. The site has annotated links of online journals dealing with the postmodern, Websites devoted to the topic, and a directory of links devoted to well-known postmodern theorists, such as Foucault, Baudrillard, Habermas, Richard Rorty, and others (lists for some of the theorists are still under construction). For instance, if you want to read something online by the arch-deacon of deconstruction, Jacques Derrida, this is a place to start. There is also an interesting collection of "fringe" resources, including such things as the Postmodern Bible which "is itself an illustration of the postmodern transformation of biblical studies for which it argues" and other similarly tantalizing sites. The site is maintained by Gregory Broquard, an erstwhile philosophy graduate student interested in questions of epistemology and skepticism. [DC]
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Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion -- National Museum of American History
This site from the National Museum of American History examines the famous sequences of photographs taken by the photographer Eadweard Muybridge to explore the dynamics of human and animal locomotion. (It was Muybridge's photographs, spaced only split seconds apart, that first proved that at one point in a horse's gallop all four legs are off the ground at once.) The site features a number of Muybridge's sequences of men and women as well as animals engaged in physical activity, often scantily clad or in the nude to capture the physical dynamics of the movements. (In the case of men, this activity is often athletics; in the case of women, the photographed motions are often more socially circumscribed -- the moving of a fan, for instance.) The site allows viewers to examine these sequences in miniature and full-screen sizes as well as to watch continuous animations made from the series of still frames, thus realizing Muybridge's anticipation of motion pictures. Accompanying commentary explores the technique of Muybridge's work as well as its scientific and social implications. For another recent site on Muybridge, see the December 12, 2000 Scout Report. [DC]
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New Data

US Census Data and Reports [MS Excel, .pdf]:
Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin -- Census 2000 [.pdf, 11 pages]
Press Release:
Census 2000 Redistricting Data

Women in the United States 2000 -- March Current Population Survey Data
Press release:

The US Census Bureau has begun to release the first results from Census 2000. The Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin presents data on America's ethnic make-up, showing that about thirteen percent of the total population identified themselves as of Hispanic origin. The brief gives data on all racial identifications in the new Census and discusses changes in questionnaire options from the last census, including the new option of selecting more than one racial identification (2.4 percent of the population did this). The new Census redistricting site currently provides access to press releases and demographic tables relevant to redistricting issues for 22 states, including Illinois, Texas, New York, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Alaska, Hawaii, Missouri, and Ohio were scheduled to be added last week, and new states will be added periodically throughout the Spring. The Bureau also recently posted a report on women in the United States, which presents 21 tables of demographic data (in .pdf and Excel formats) on women. Please note: these data are drawn from the annual Current Population Survey conducted each March -- not from the 2000 Census. For more information on the Race and Hispanic data, see the March 9, 2001 Scout Report. [DC]
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Health Survey for England - The Health of Minority Ethnic Groups '99
Summary of report and data:
Released in January, the ninth Annual Health Survey for England focuses on the health of minorities in the United Kingdom in 1999. In response to previous research showing significant difference in health between minority ethnic groups, the 1999 survey provides the results of interviews with "a large-scale representative sample of minority ethnic adults and children throughout the country" and covers an extensive range of health issues. The survey is posted in two volumes: volume 1 presents the survey findings in Chapters 2 to 13; volume 2 (Chapter 14 and appendices) covers methodological issues. A previous Health Survey, The Health of Young People '95-97, was featured in the May 21, 1999 Scout Report. [DC]
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Timeframes -- National Library of New Zealand
"An online database of heritage images from the National Library of New Zealand," Timeframes offers over 20,000 images. The extensive collection of photographs, drawings, cartoons, and other images can be searched by keyword or by cataloged fields and browsed by an alphabetical index of topics. Every aspect of New Zealand life and history seems to be represented here, from industry to education to agriculture to social life to the Maori people. But obviously any list shorter than the browseable index will be woefully incomplete. The images are offered in thumbnail and full-size, with complete catalog entries, and may be ordered online. "The item information records in Timeframes are created from the database TAPUHI. TAPUHI provides access to descriptions of the unpublished manuscripts and pictures collections of New Zealand and Pacific material in the Alexander Turnbull Library" at the National Library of New Zealand. A link to TAPHUI is posted on the about page. The site requires free registration. [DC]
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Mother Jones 400
Using data from the Federal Election Commission which was compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) (see the July 10, 1999 Scout Report), Mother Jones has put together an eye-opening Website which reveals the nation's top 400 financial political contributors and what they may be expecting for their contributions. Users may browse the list of contributors by industry or individual donor rank or search by donor, state, industry, party, or recipient. The rankings include donor name, amount given and to whom, their rank in 1998, and their industry. This information is interesting and useful, but it is also available elsewhere. The real value of the Mother Jones 400 lies in its profiles of the donors and the industry summaries, which are an excellent resource for learning about the various individuals, not always well known, who influence government policy and legislation with their donations and personal relationships with our representatives. [MD]
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Education Statistics Quarterly
Earlier this month, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released its Winter issue of the Education Statistics Quarterly. This publication "offers an accessible, convenient overview of all NCES products released in a given quarter as well as information about training and funding opportunities. Each issue also has a featured topic; this quarter's is vocational education data and features extensive data from and commentary about the Center's Data on Vocational Education (DOVE) system. The Fall 2000 issue was featured in the December 1, 2000 Scout Report. [DC]
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Current Awareness
(For links to additional current awareness on tables of contents, abstracts, preprints, new books, data, conferences, etc., visit the The Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities Current Awareness Metapage:

Terrorism and Usama Bin Laden [.pdf]
The Center for Nonproliferation Studies offers a collection of documents from the New York court trial begun in February of Usama Bin Laden and others for the August 7, 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar al-Salaam, Tanzania. The Center has posted the first three days of testimony of the prosecution's key witness Jamal Ahmad Al-Fadl. An introduction reviews some of the high points of this testimony, such as new information on the efforts of Bin Laden to acquire nuclear weapons, including specific names and places. The site also features the complete text of US indictment. All documents are in .pdf format. [DC]
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New Working Papers

Azuma, Yoshiaki and Herschel I. Grossman. "Educational Inequality" -- Russell Sage Foundation Working Papers [.pdf, 22 pages]

Dutzler, Barbara. "OLAF or the Question of Applicability of Secondary Community Law to the ECB"
.pdf version [20 pages]

Glennerster, Howard. "US Poverty Studies and Poverty Measurement: The past twenty-five years" [.pdf, 32 pages]

Glover, Stephen et al. Migration: An Economic and Social Analysis -- Research, Development, and Statistic Directorate, UK government, RDS Occasional Paper No. 67 [.pdf, 80 pages]

Holdsworth, David. "Emulation: C-ing ahead" -- CAMiLEON (Creative Archiving at Michigan and Leeds: Emulating the Old on the New) Working Papers

Holdsworth, David and Paul Wheatley. "Emulation, Preservation and Abstraction" -- CAMiLEON (Creative Archiving at Michigan and Leeds: Emulating the Old on the New) Working Papers

Wheatley, Paul. "Migration - a CAMiLEON discussion paper" -- CAMiLEON (Creative Archiving at Michigan and Leeds: Emulating the Old on the New) Working Papers
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New Think Tank Policy Papers and Briefs

American National Election Studies:
Bartels, Larry. "Question Order and Declining Faith in Elections Report to the Board of Overseers, American National Election Studies" [.pdf, 20 pages]

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:
Bhaumik, Sumon Kumar. "Intergenerational transfers: The ignored role of time" [.pdf, 27 pages]

Carter, Lawrence R. and Alexia Prskawetz. "Examining Structural Shifts in Mortality Using the Lee-Carter Method." [.pdf, 17 pages]

Kohler, Hans-Peter, Axel Skytthe, and Kaare Christensen. "The Age at First Birth and Completed Fertility Reconsidered: Findings from a Sample of Identical Twins" [.pdf, 47 pages]

RAND Issue Papers:
Gompert, David C. and Klaus Arnhold. "Ballistic Missile Defense: A German-American Analysis" [.pdf, 31 pages]

Lewis, Rosalind. "Information Technology in the Home: Barriers, Opportunities, and Research Directions" [.pdf, 21 pages]

Held, Bruce and Ike Chang. "Using Venture Capital to Improve Army Research and Development"

Riley, K. Jack et al. "Drug Offenders and the Criminal Justice System: Will Proposition 36 Treat or Create Problems?" [.pdf, 46 pages]

Urban Institute (Assessing the New Federalism Project):
Zedlewski, Sheila R. and Donald Alderson. "Do Families on Welfare in the Post-TANF Era Differ From their Pre-TANF Counterparts?"

Enchautegui, Maria. "Will Welfare Reform Hurt Low-skilled Workers?"
.pdf version [36 pages]

Bell, Stephen H. and L. Jerome Gallagher. "Prime-Age Adults without Children or Disabilities: The 'Least Deserving of the Poor' -- or Are They?"
.pdf version [8 pages]
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New Offerings from Academic Publishers

Association of American University Presses: New Releases

New Books at Baker Library

Cambridge University Press

Basic Books: New Releases

Thela Thesis -- Just Published

Perseus Publishing -- Book News (click on category)
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Boundaries, Bytes and Ballyhoo: Visual Sociology, New Media, And Public Information -- 2001 Annual Conference International Visual Sociology Association
July 11-15, 2001
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

International Conference on Social Issues of Telematics 2001 [Italian/ English]
September 26-28, 2001
La Spezia, Italy

Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiries, IT and the Body
December 14-16, 2001
Lancaster University, United Kingdom
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New Tables of Contents/ Abstracts/ Journals

Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies (table of contents)
Volume 14, Issue 3 (November 2000)

Kenyon Review (full text in .pdf)
Volume 23, Issue 1 (Winter 2001)

e-merge: a student journal of international affairs (online journal)
February 2001

The Musical Quarterly (table of contents)
Volume 84, Issue 3 (Fall 2000)

Renaissance Studies (table of contents, abstracts)
Volume 15, Issue 1 (March 2001)
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Job Guides

H-Net Job Guide

The Chronicle of Higher Education Job Openings
Social Science

Academic Employment Network (By State)

American College Personnel Association: ACPA Ongoing Placement Listings

Academic (Update of "Jobs in Higher Education" site)
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In The News

Debate on Campaign Finance Reform Begins in Senate
1. "Senate to Kick Off Campaign Finance Debate" -- Yahoo!News (Reuters)
2. "Campaign-finance fight is on" -- (online Baltimore Sun)
3. Campaign Finance Special Report -- Washington Post,36
5. The FEC and the Federal Campaign Finance Law
6. Glossary of Campaign Finance Reform Terms -- Common Cause
7. Mother Jones 400
8. McCain-Feingold-Cochran Campaign Reform Bill [.pdf]
On Monday, the United States Senate began its first serious debate on Campaign Finance Reform in the last decade as it took up the McCain-Feingold bill. Previous efforts to get this seven-year-old bill to the floor had been prevented by Senate procedural moves or by threat of a filibuster. However, the new 50/50 split between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, coupled with the momentum McCain gained in his insurgent 2000 presidential bid, has allowed the bill its first real consideration in the upper house. The bill still faces stiff opposition from some traditional Republican foes, such as Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, as well as from some Democrats, who are concerned about union opposition to the bill announced last week. The legislation would ban what is commonly called soft money -- money given to the political parties, ostensibly for party-building purposes, but in practice for everything from issue ads to election-day vote drives -- and place a moratorium on issue ads from special interest groups within 60 days of a general election. A competing bill, offered by Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) and supported by Majority Leader Trent Lott, would place a cap of $60,000 on soft money contributions and raise the individual contribution limit from one to three thousand dollars. Senators McCain and Feingold both oppose Hagel's alternative, believing that it would legitimize soft money and "be worse than the system" now in place (Senator Feingold quoted in the Baltimore Sun -- see below). Lott has said it is unlikely McCain-Feingold will pass in its present form, predicting that some sort of amalgam of it and Hagel's bill will be sent to the White House. Bush has indicated his preference for the Hagel bill and announced last week that he would not support a ban on soft money.

Reuters (Yahoo!News) (1) and the online version of the Baltimore Sun(2) have posted articles reporting on the competing bills and key issues in the debate. Published in 1998, but still relevant in its in-depth overview of the issues, this special report (3) features a number of articles on different aspects of campaign finance reform and includes links to more recent press coverage in the Post., (4), maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics, features comprehensive reporting on the political connections between donors and elected officials (see the July 30, 1999 Scout Report for more information). A Federal Elections Commission Document (5) reviews in detail the current campaign finance law, the role of the FEC in enforcement, and sources of more information. Common Cause has posted an extremely useful glossary of the key terms of the debate (6), which includes links to relevant sources and documents such as the text of the Supreme Court Buckley v. Valeo decision commonly cited as prohibiting some of the limitations proposed in the McCain-Feingold bill. Mother Jones presents a database (7) of the top 400 political contributors in the United States and what they may be expecting in return for their contributions (see the March 9, 2001 Scout Report for further details). Finally, a summary and the complete text of the McCain-Feingold bill are offered by the McCain Senate office (8). [DC]
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March 6, 2001 In the News
We erroneously reported in the last Scout Report for the Social Sciences and Humanities that the Japanese fishing trawler, the Ehime Maru, sunk off the coast of Japan after being struck by the USS Greeneville. The accident took place off the coast of Hawaii. We regret the error.

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