Focus of the study: This study too tests the Output Hypothesis; however, it also looks at the interaction of pushed output with task type by comparing two kinds of tasks which are commonly used in the instructed SLA research. By using reconstruction and pictur...

The chapter examines some of the inconsistencies in the neoutilitarian vision of the state, some of the insights of the classical comparative institutioanlist literature for clues that might help in building an analysis of effective state structures. ---Compar...

O’Donnell starts out by stating that his interest in horizontal accountability stems from its absence and he will mainly focus on those countries that are polyarchies, but have weak horizontal accountability, which in his view are almost all the Latin American...

The new economy is characterized by five fundamental interralated features:   1. The sources of productivity and real economic growth are increasingly dependent upon the application of science and technology, as well as upon the quality of information an...

What unites critical theorists is a concern with how world politics is "socially constructed,"  which involves two basic claims: that the fundamental structures of international politics are social rather than strictly material (a claim that opposes materialis...

Awarded the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, this book is a part-novelization of interviews with North Korean refugees in South Korea. The title is taken from a popular song taught to schoolchildren at an early age in North Korea: Our father, we have ...