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Topic: Mandate (politics)

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  Encyclopedia: History of Rwanda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the end of the war the League of Nations mandated Rwanda and its southern neighbor, Burundi, to Belgium as the territory of Ruanda-Urundi.
Mandate can mean: An obligation handed down by an inter-governmental body; see mandate (international law) The power granted by an electorate; see mandate (politics) A League of Nations mandate To some Christians, an order from God; see mandate (theology) The decision of an appeals court; see mandate (law) This...
Political instability and tribal conflict grew despite the efforts of his son, King Kigeri V.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-Rwanda   (6915 words)

 Mandate (politics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In politics, a mandate is the authority granted by an electorate to act as its representative.
Elections are often said to give the newly elected government or elected official a mandate to implement certain policies.
Also, the period a government serves between elections is often referred to as a mandate and when the government seeks re-election it is said to be seeking a "new mandate".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mandate_(politics)   (99 words)

 America also split on Bush's mandate claim
The question of whether or not he has a mandate is important given Bush's ambitions, particularly because he won an election in which the choice was clear and the stakes were high.
Reagan biographer Lou Cannon said that a mandate could be measured as much by the clarity of a candidate's agenda as by the size of his victory.
Ask about abortion, and there's no clear mandate: 21 percent prefer it always to be legal, 38 percent want it mostly legal, 26 percent want it mostly illegal, and 16 percent want it always to be illegal.
www.freep.com /news/politics/mandate15e_20041115.htm   (1020 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Op-ed / Not a mandate, but a contract
For the second presidential election in a row, surveys of the voters showed an electorate that continues to be deeply divided on basic questions of security and domestic policy as well as deeply divided culturally and racially.
The meaning for the next administration in Washington is that claims of a mandate from yesterday's vote are certain to ring just as hollow as they did after the nail-biter four years ago between George Bush and Al Gore.
The result was a polarization in politics that has almost frozen the country in close divisions.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/11/03/not_a_mandate_but_a_contract_1099456857   (517 words)

 Mandate: Australia's Current Debate in Context (Research Paper 19 1998-99)
For them the mandate is about the significance of commitments to the electorate before and during elections; the need subsequently to realise obligations made during campaigns; and the importance of these for maintaining the legitimacy of democratic parliamentary politics.
I interpret the mandate as being both general and specific-a general mandate to govern for the term for which we were elected and a specific mandate to implement the undertakings we made, within that term.
A mandate is assumed to emerge from an election as a result of popular support given to a political party or to elected officials who ran on a set of pledges to the voters.
www.aph.gov.au /library/pubs/rp/1998-99/99rp19.htm   (14096 words)

 ipedia.com: Mandate Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In international law, A mandate is a binding obligation issued from an inter-governmental organization like the United Nations, to a country to have it follow the instructions of that organisation.
League of Nations mandates were colonies or other territories formerly governed by Germany or the Ottoman Empire which were not considered capable of self-government and were thus administered on behalf of the League of Nations by a major power.
In appellate practice, a mandate is a formal notice of a decision by a court of appeal; this notice is transmitted to the trial court and, when filed by the clerk of the trial court, constitutes the final judgment on the case, unless the appeal court has directed further proceedings in the trial court.
www.ipedia.com /mandate.html   (319 words)

 Conlan, Riggle & Schwartz: Deregulating Federalism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It briefly describes the evolution of the mandate issue, examines the process by which the issue was placed on the national agenda, and traces the formulation of a legislative response.
Politically, the new law illustrates the political potential--and possibly the growing influence--of the intergovernmental lobby.
This is seen not only in mandate reform, but also in the fundamental restructuring of federal welfare policy currently underway, in the downsizing and elimination of federal agencies, and in the tightening constraints on federal spending.
www.polsci.wvu.edu /ipa/PS493/conlanriggle.htm   (7423 words)

 Ocheyedan Press - News - 04/21/2005 - Ethanol mandate: Prudent policy or pure politics?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In several interviews before the start of the 2005 legislative session, I said senators would give a full and fair hearing to the proposal to require that all gasoline sold in Iowa be blended with ethanol; and we have.
When earlier this year an ethanol mandate was proposed in the Wisconsin legislature, there was an immediate firestorm of opposition, led by environmentalists and the media.
A mandate, some senators say, won't mean an oversupply of ethanol will evaporate, making a mandate unnecessary.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?BRD=2204&dept_id=431376&newsid=14390043&PAG=461&rfi=9   (885 words)

 Mandate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An obligation handed down by an inter-governmental body; see mandate (international law)
The power granted by an electorate; see mandate (politics)
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mandate   (107 words)

 MyDD :: Bush's Mandate, and Ours
Ackerman posits two tracks of American politics - regular politics, in which we futz around the margins, and higher law, in which a political impasse becomes unsolvable, and a constitutional crisis results.
The ability to simultaneously maintain the triumphalism of a mandate, and the sense of being an embattled minority has much to do with the continued political success of the far right.
The very obliqueness of their approach means that their mandate isn't clear, but it also means that they are very savvy about what they want.
www.mydd.com /story/2004/11/23/19236/572   (2617 words)

 Is this a mandate for war? - Global Affairs Forum, Politics, Law, Science, Health
President Bush had a mandate before the election for the option of using military force against Iraq.
The 1994 Republican victory was a clear mandate, but only for Congress, since Clinton was re-elected.
Bush has no mandate, he is a minority president, and only another election can change that.
www.globalaffairs.org /forum/showthread.php?t=3661   (809 words)

 The Christian and Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Christians may involve themselves in the political arena as individuals, but it is not the place of the Church (corporately speaking) to change political/governmental institutions.
Arrogance and shouting down one’s political opponent may be the way of the world, but it is not the way of Christ.
Even still, this was a far cry from any form of political action and even further from the modern day "social gospel" which seeks to place any political or social cause under the banner of the Gospel.
home.earthlink.net /~ddcerkel/christian_politics.html   (3228 words)

 Mandate Media - internet strategy and website development for political campaigns and nonprofit organizations.
Mandate Media - internet strategy and website development for political campaigns and nonprofit organizations.
Our president, Kari Chisholm, is an experienced political hack and web developer with nearly a decade of experience in both worlds.
That is, political campaigns and causes, advocacy organizations, nonprofits, labor unions, and a handful of progressive companies we like.
www.mandatemedia.com   (501 words)

 Mandate (politics) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mandate (politics) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
In (The study of government of states and other political units) politics, a mandate is the ((usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others) authority granted by an (The body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote) electorate to act as its representative.
This term is often confused with (The doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group) majority rule.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/mandate_(politics).htm   (127 words)

 POLITICS-THAILAND: A 'Humane' Thaksin After a Second Mandate?
The new image Thaksin is conjuring seems all the more remarkable in the wake of the unprecedented political power he currently enjoys.
That political triumph bettered an already impressive feat he had achieved at the 2001 general elections, when his party won with a thumping majority that enabled Thaksin to become the first elected prime minister to complete a full term in office.
Thaksin's current political standing gives him absolute power, because the opposition in parliament lacks the numbers to bring motions and initiate debates critical of him and his cabinet ministers.
www.ipsnews.net /africa/interna.asp?idnews=27809   (1054 words)

 'Proud' Bush declares mandate - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - November 04, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
President Bush clinched a second term yesterday after Sen. John Kerry decided against forcing a dramatic political standoff, clearing the way for the Bush team to declare a mandate for four more years.
Bush plans to use that mandate to enact an ambitious second-term agenda that includes an energy bill and the partial privatization of Social Security for younger workers.
The president's victory speech ended hours of political deadlock that began late on election night, when both sides seemed within reach of garnering the 270 electoral votes necessary for victory.
washingtontimes.com /national/20041104-121425-2090r.htm   (1245 words)

 'AMERICA HAS SPOKEN': Bush gains mandate with a record 59 million votes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bush claimed a re-election mandate Wednesday after a record 59 million Americans chose him over Kerry, capturing a 51-percent popular-vote majority that erased the shadow that followed his 2000 victory.
But he so energized that half and cast enough doubts about Kerry it was enough to win in a nation that remained closely divided, culturally and politically.
More than political strategy or tactics, Bush's victory was born in the days after 9/11.
www.freep.com /news/politics/prez4e_20041104.htm   (1348 words)

 Invitation to the new "Flores Man" Yahoo group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Having moral values means that you are willing to give your political opponent a chance to speak up no matter that you will spend every single second to hunt him down in debate to show that he isn't a democratic person in any way.
If one's politics mandate certain views on a subject, that person may not be capable of being a good scholar by my standards (or by those generally held in the academic world).
Politic has nothing what so ever to do with science as long as a scientist is capable of trying to objectify himself and his beliefs from the things he is about to study and discuss.
www.science-one.com /new-6216348-4250.html   (10815 words)

 Politics | The mandate for war
If not, then the passing of any motion cannot be taken by the international community to be any kind of endorsement of Mr Blair's policy.
Perhaps he should be reminded that he was not directly elected as prime minister; he carries a direct mandate from only the 26,000 or so electors of his Sedgefield constituency.
The rest of the nation's voice lies with those MPs whom he seeks to override by use of the whip.
politics.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4612615-110481,00.html   (492 words)

 The Missing Mandate
Truth-challenged statements are to be expected from Cheney, who continues to peddle the now entirely-discredited theory that Iraq posed a threat that necessitated the invasion and occupation of that country, and who still stands by the fiddled figures that were used to justify the administration's fiscally fraudulent overhaul of Medicare.
In the language of American politics, the term "mandate" refers to a sweeping electoral win that confers upon the victor the authority not merely to govern but to radically alter the course of the country.
During that same 100 year period, the victors in 23 of 25 presidential elections won by wider margins in the Electoral College than did Bush — the only narrower wins were those of Bush in the disputed election of 2000 and Woodrow Wilson in 1916.
www.thenation.com /thebeat/index.mhtml?bid=1&pid=1986   (1107 words)

 www.AndrewSullivan.com - Daily Dish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The latter is a polite word for "water-boarding." Later in the report, we are informed that this technique was deployed "regularly" as a "control measure." All this was "legally permissible under the existing guidance." Medical doctors were on hand to ensure that the victim didn't die.
For [Olivier] Roy, political Islam is very much a modern phenomenon because it is driven by masses of displaced or deterritorialized Muslims who have left their traditions and are searching for an "essential" Islam.
This is also related to Paul Berman's insight that Islamism as a political ideology was born in Europe, not the Middle East.
andrewsullivan.com /index.php?.../2004_10_31_dish_archive.html   (13739 words)

 Doubts About Mandate for Bush, GOP
Instead, some political analysts say it is just as likely that Washington is witnessing a happens-all-the-time phenomenon -- the mistaken assumption by politicians that an election won on narrow grounds is a mandate for something broad.
This was the error that nearly sank Bill Clinton's presidency in his first years in office in 1993 and 1994 when he put forth a broad health care plan, and that caused then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich's Republican "Revolution" to stall in 1995 in a confrontation over cutting spending for popular domestic programs.
He cautions against drawing large conclusions from the evidence of 100 days, and notes that "the indications are all over the map" about how decisively national politics moved toward the GOP after last fall's elections.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/01/AR2005050100948.html   (688 words)

 Current Commentary from American Politics Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
They may be dumb and incompetent, but they're not politically stupid, they're still in power, and they have few moral qualms.
He has taught American politics and international relations at various universities, worked as a writer/editor with the San Francisco Chronicle, and currently co-edits The Crisis Papers.
Having had a political awakening as the result of these steps, you try to carry this message to other Republicans while following these principles in all local and national elections.
www.americanpolitics.com /todaysdailycomment.html   (9937 words)

 Education law deemed no mandate - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - June 01, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A federal auditing agency trumped critics of the No Child Left Behind Act when it concluded the 2001 education reform law was not a mandated financial burden on states.
States have the option to accept or reject the federal funding, which totals more than $11 billion a year, so the law is not considered an unfunded mandate, the GAO concludes in a May 12 report to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Paige's response was attacked as "shrill" and "irresponsible" by Ralph G. Neas, president of People for the American Way, who said the GAO relies on "a strict and complicated legal definition" in the unfunded mandate statute to declare that No Child Left Behind is not an unfunded required expenditure for states.
www.washtimes.com /national/20040601-122115-1993r.htm   (413 words)

 Secondary Mandate
And, because politics is fundamentally about what government does, we need to ask questions about how government itself needs to adapt to the challenges of the modern world."
That is where the secondary mandate comes in.
It is a form of indirect election which distributes the seats in the second chamber in proportion to the votes cast in the general election.
www.secondarymandate.org   (405 words)

 Prodi announces return to Italian politics when EU mandate over - EUbusiness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
European Commission President Romano Prodi announced here Saturday that he plans to return to politics in his native Italy when his EU mandate ends in October.
Prodi was in the Italian capital to take part in the launch of a joint list of candidates called "United in the Olive Tree Alliance with Prodi", which groups four opposition centre-left parties, for European elections in June.
Any other reproduction, publication or redistribution of this material without the written agreement of the copyright owner is strictly forbidden and any breach of copyright will be considered actionable.
www.eubusiness.com /afp/040214182410.j452w8yc   (392 words)

 Approval for Bush, doubts on key issues - Politics - MSNBC.com
But his approval numbers don’t necessarily mean he has a mandate for some of his second-term legislative goals, such as reforming Social Security.
The survey shows that only 35 percent believe Bush has a mandate to allow workers to invest some of their Social Security taxes into the stock market, while 51 percent say he doesn’t have a mandate to do this.
For instance, the issue of “values” has become a hot (and controversial) political topic after exit polls showed that 22 percent of voters found moral values to be their most important issue in the election — more than in any other issue — and that Bush won 80 percent of these voters.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6719733   (948 words)

 Politics | Women: the missing mandate
The Commons is institutionally hostile to women, not only because of its preference for confrontation over consensus, but also thanks to the ridiculous hours that preclude any semblance of balanced life.
Female support for Labour was initially shallow because women are naturally risk-averse, which is not the same as naturally conservative.
This morning Labour may have got away with its selection disaster, but it has not received a mandate from its women voters.
politics.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4200914-107748,00.html   (743 words)

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