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Rhode Island: The Defeat Of The Greenhouse Compact, Ira Magaziner Jan 1986

Rhode Island: The Defeat Of The Greenhouse Compact, Ira Magaziner

New England Journal of Public Policy

Rhode Island has not shared equally in New England's economic resurgence of recent years. A major reevaluation of the state's economic malaise in 1982-84 resulted in a $250 million program called the Greenhouse Compact to improve business in the state. Initially supported in polls by a two-to-one margin, the Compact was defeated overwhelmingly when it went to a statewide referendum. The timing of the referendum and mistakes in the public relations strategy and in the structure of the Compact all played a role in the outcome, but post-election polls showed that defeat, based on a massive shift of ...


The Soviet Union And Eastern Europe: Socialist Dependency, Philip David Oxhorn Jan 1980

The Soviet Union And Eastern Europe: Socialist Dependency, Philip David Oxhorn

Vahe Proudian Interdisciplinary Honors Program, Senior Honors Theses

Intrigued by the argument that power differentials are much more important than ideology in explaining relations between states, this thesis applies the concepts originally developed by Marxist-Leninist inspired "dependencia theory," which explains developed capitalist relations with underdeveloped countries, on the Soviet Union and its relations with "the socialist Commonwealth."


State-Supported Urban Policy Vital For Rhode Island, Chester Smolski Feb 1979

State-Supported Urban Policy Vital For Rhode Island, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"For the first time in this country's history there is now a national urban policy, a statement of objectives that need to be implemented if this nation's cities are to survive and subsequently prosper."


The Military As Agents Of Development: The Nigerian Case-Study, 1970-1979, William Ross Ennenbach Jan 1979

The Military As Agents Of Development: The Nigerian Case-Study, 1970-1979, William Ross Ennenbach

Masters Theses

The nation of Nigeria, located in sub-Saharan West Africa, was considered one of the former European colonies possessing the potentials after its independence in 1960 to develop itself as both a viable political as well as economic system. The attributes so often identified with such successful developmental efforts of nations in the past--abundant human and natural resources--were the positive factors political scientists and economists considered as being of primary importance if the full potentials of Nigeria were to be realized.

However, the road towards the economic and political development of Nigeria has not been an easy one due to several ...


Interorganizational Considerations In Coastal Management: The 1976 California Legislative Experience, Herman L. Boschken Jan 1978

Interorganizational Considerations In Coastal Management: The 1976 California Legislative Experience, Herman L. Boschken

Herman L. Boschken

Among coastal management programs, most states have found the question of appropriate administrative structure difficult to cope with. The dilemma of decision trade-offs caused by the dual governmental needs of "efficiency" and "representation" has led to some alternative patterns of administration. For complex issues that transcend local boundaries, the choice between trade-offs means adopting either (a) some form of consolidated bureaucracy or (b) some system of concurrent jurisdictions. Both alternatives have their inherent benefits and disadvantages but, considering the degree of environmental complexity and array of competing interests involved in coastal resource use, the most appropriate administrative form would seem ...


Entrepreneurship And Economic Development: A Critique Of The Theory, Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann Mar 1972

Entrepreneurship And Economic Development: A Critique Of The Theory, Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

Political Science Faculty Publications

This thesis is a criticism of the "entrepreneurial school" of economic development, which contends that a major cause of underdevelopment in the Third World is the poor "entrepreneurial spirit" in these areas. The entrepreneurial spirit consists of certain values and behaviour which it is presumed existed in the West at the time of its development. To test the validity of this theory empirical evidence on entrepreneurs is examined; this evidence includes historical data on the West, especially the United States and France, and twenty-one area studies of entrepreneurs in the Third World. The evidence suggests that there is little difference ...


A Critical Analysis Of Selected Problems Of A Small All-Negro Town In The Arkansas Delta, Lacy Kirk Solomon Jan 1970

A Critical Analysis Of Selected Problems Of A Small All-Negro Town In The Arkansas Delta, Lacy Kirk Solomon

OBU Graduate Theses

This study gives critical analysis to a few selected problems of the town of Michellville, Arkansas. This small all-Negro town was incorporated in 1963, but does not give much evidence of development since that time. This critical analysis seeks to discover some reasons for this lack of development. This study will seek to objectively point out causes of certain problems, without giving undue attention to the motives of different personalities.

By recording the events and problems it is expected that they may be seen in a clearer perspective. As the events are recorded, an attempt will be made to see ...


Postwar Planning For The State Of Maine, Maine Development Commission Nov 1944

Postwar Planning For The State Of Maine, Maine Development Commission

Maine Collection

Postwar Planning for the State of Maine by the Maine Development Commission, as Compiled November 1, 1944

Compiled and Published by the Maine Development Commission, Augusta, Maine, 1944.

Contents: Introduction / General Employment Data / State Projects / Municipal Projects / List of Tables and Illustrations.