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The Duration Of Sub-Saharan African Civil Armed Conflict Episodes, Christian Ilunga-Matthiesen Oct 2017

The Duration Of Sub-Saharan African Civil Armed Conflict Episodes, Christian Ilunga-Matthiesen

The Eastern Illinois University Political Science Review

The socio-economic question which this study intends to answer is one of global relevance. For quite some time now, civil wars on the African continent have been a major source of economic and social destruction resulting in excessive human suffering. The primary objective of this study will constitute the analysis of 32 armed conflict episodes across 17 countries between 1990 and 2014 throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Armed conflicts will be defined as the following: “a contested incompatibility that concerns government and/or territory where the use of armed force between two parties, of which at least one is the government of ...


The Power Of The Periphery: Aid, Mutuality And Cold War U.S-Ghana Relations, 1957-1966, Moses Allor Awinsong Jan 2017

The Power Of The Periphery: Aid, Mutuality And Cold War U.S-Ghana Relations, 1957-1966, Moses Allor Awinsong

Masters Theses

This project interrogates how economic self interest motivated periphery states such as Ghana to use foreign policy as a vehicle to attract improved development assistance from superpowers, in this case the United States. While the United States viewed its aid program in Ghana in stringently Cold War terms, Kwame Nkrumah and his advisors were less inclined to get deeply concerned about Cold War ideology. This project shows that Ghanaian agency was manifested in the Cold War through the new state's construction of a foreign policy image that made it a prominent African voice globally. It then examines how that ...


Factors That Affect Party Institutionalization: Ethnicity, Electoral Systems, And Economics In East Europe, Joe Robbins Jan 2003

Factors That Affect Party Institutionalization: Ethnicity, Electoral Systems, And Economics In East Europe, Joe Robbins

Masters Theses

This thesis examines party institutionalization in East Europe. Ethnicity, electoral systems and economics are variables explored in the substantive chapters. Many political science studies examine the number of parties in East Europe, but only a few studies study party institutionalization. Chapter 1 establishes the foundations for this thesis and provides an overview of each chapter.

In the second chapter, I analyze the relationship between institutionalized parties and ethnicity. Kitschelt (1992) argues that in the absence of institutionalized parties, voters look to other factors, such as ethnicity, when voting. The results from this chapter report that ethnicity plays a limited role ...


Democratic Consolidation In Eastern Europe, Michael Rudy Jan 2003

Democratic Consolidation In Eastern Europe, Michael Rudy

Masters Theses

This thesis examines democratic consolidation in five Eastern European countries. The Baltic States have consolidated their democratic regimes but Romania and Bulgaria have struggled to do so. I attempt to explain why this has happened. In chapter one, I introduce the topic and provide an overview for the next six chapters.

In the second chapter, I examine the literature that pertains to this topic. The literature focuses on several aspects of democratic consolidation. I examine how economic growth, privatization, foreign direct investment, modes of transition, violence, initial post-communist political contest winner, electoral laws, and the citizenship law all play an ...


Political Leadership And The Quest For Unity And Development In Africa, Thierno Thiam Jan 2003

Political Leadership And The Quest For Unity And Development In Africa, Thierno Thiam

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Repression: Argentina, 1976-79, Nattasin Chongsanguan Jan 1981

The Politics Of Repression: Argentina, 1976-79, Nattasin Chongsanguan

Masters Theses

Argentina in 1976 was a place of unusual paradox. The government with more than 60% of the popular vote seemed to have crumbled to the ground with almost no backing from those who had put it into office. Its downfall was due to its inability to resolve the "national crisis" facing the nation.

On 24 March 1976, the military finally intervened via a coup d'etat. Under the new regime, violations of human rights have been reported and protests have been made by leading human rights movements. The military junta argues that its policies and course of actions are necessary ...


An Analysis Of Israeli Domestic Political Characteristics And Their Affect On The Middle East Conflict, David Hight Jan 1980

An Analysis Of Israeli Domestic Political Characteristics And Their Affect On The Middle East Conflict, David Hight

Masters Theses

The conflict in the Middle East is a turbulent situation of great significance to the entire world. This study examines the internal political scene of Israel and its affect on the overall Middle East situation. It focuses on ideology, structure, and policy within Israel as components of that scene.

The ideology of Zionism provided the justification for the creation of Israel and continues to form the basis for governmental decision making there. An analysis of the principles of Zionism and of the statements, writings, and actions of Zionist leaders showed that the ideology could reasonably be interpreted as racist and ...


Problems Of Political Development In Bangladesh, Haroon-Ar-Rashid Khan Jan 1979

Problems Of Political Development In Bangladesh, Haroon-Ar-Rashid Khan

Masters Theses

After World War II the revival of the spirit of nationalism led to the emergence of many new states. Freed from the colonial domination, the new states were keenly interested in developing their societies as fast as possible. Many problems stand in the way of development. These problems are the problems of stability, unity, integration and socioeconomic problems.

This study is concerned about the problems of political development in Bangladesh, which came into existence in 1971, as a result of the problems of of national integration in Pakistan. This study identifies some problems which stand in the way of political ...


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 ...


The Failure Of The Peaceful Road To Socialism: Chile 1970-1973, Trevor Andrew Iles Jan 1978

The Failure Of The Peaceful Road To Socialism: Chile 1970-1973, Trevor Andrew Iles

Masters Theses

On September 4, 1970 Salvador Allende became the first ever democratically elected Marxist president of Chile. In addition he headed a predominantly left-wing coalition government whose program entailed the achieving of socialism by peaceful means.

During the first six months of his administration Allende began to carry out a number of his policies in the areas of agrarian reform, nationalization of industries, and redistribution of income. These policies were populist in nature and succeeded in raising the level of support for the Unidad Popular government as shown by the results of the April 1971 Municipal elections. I argue that the ...


Petroleum As A Political Weapon In International Affairs: The Case Of Saudi Arabia, Momodou Abdou Rahman Jallow Jan 1978

Petroleum As A Political Weapon In International Affairs: The Case Of Saudi Arabia, Momodou Abdou Rahman Jallow

Masters Theses

This study seeks to analyze the role of oil in Saudi Arabia's foreign policy. In 1973 Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations successfully used their oil resources to apply pressure on the United States of America to modify her strong support of the State of Israel. Saudi Arabia played a significant role in the 1973 oil embargo. This thesis will examine Saudi Arabia's role in the 1973-74 Arab oil embargo, and what prompted her participation, considering the fact that she is less radical than most of her Arab neighbors. The 1973 oil embargo was more successful than for ...


The Relationship Between Governmental Structures And Ethnic Conflict In Black Africa, Aggrey Joel Otieno Jan 1977

The Relationship Between Governmental Structures And Ethnic Conflict In Black Africa, Aggrey Joel Otieno

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Tanzania: The Politics Of Socialism And Rural Development In An Emerging Country, Yasmin Delpha Scharschmidt Jan 1977

Tanzania: The Politics Of Socialism And Rural Development In An Emerging Country, Yasmin Delpha Scharschmidt

Masters Theses

This study deals with the political and economic development of Tanzania since its independence in December 1961. It covers the major problems which have been encountered in the struggle towards the realization of a socialist society in an agriculturally backward economy.


The Balfour Declaration And International Law, Thomas Noreuil Jan 1977

The Balfour Declaration And International Law, Thomas Noreuil

Masters Theses

An American general who formerly headed the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine stated recently: "The American mind is being manipulated as far as Palestine is concerned." He was referring to Zionist manipulations. My own experiences with the Zionist Organization of America, which refused to answer any of my requests for varied information, confirm the general's charge. My own acquaintance with the Palestine problem has revealed that the equities involved in the area have been buried under a mass of distortion, misinformation and insidious propaganda which have misrepresented the actual facts and veiled the historical and legal truth ...


Latin American States And The Law Of The Sea, King Farouk Brimah Jan 1976

Latin American States And The Law Of The Sea, King Farouk Brimah

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Belize (British Honduras): Odd Man Out, A Geo-Political Dispute, Gustave D. Damann Jan 1976

Belize (British Honduras): Odd Man Out, A Geo-Political Dispute, Gustave D. Damann

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Structured Analysis Of Ostpolitik: A Paradigm Of A Systems Approach, James E. Getz Jan 1974

A Structured Analysis Of Ostpolitik: A Paradigm Of A Systems Approach, James E. Getz

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Political Domination By The Military In The People's Republic Of China Since 1965, Thermpojana Chamarakula Jan 1973

Political Domination By The Military In The People's Republic Of China Since 1965, Thermpojana Chamarakula

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Military In Political Leadership In Ghana, Kenneth Koroma Jan 1973

The Military In Political Leadership In Ghana, Kenneth Koroma

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The China Factor In Arms Control And Disarmament, Yung-Laung Fang Jan 1973

The China Factor In Arms Control And Disarmament, Yung-Laung Fang

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Communism In Unity And Conflict: Poland, Yugoslavia, Ussr, Steven E. Weber Jan 1973

Communism In Unity And Conflict: Poland, Yugoslavia, Ussr, Steven E. Weber

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Palestine Resistance: The Politics Of Despair, Najib N. Younis Jan 1973

The Palestine Resistance: The Politics Of Despair, Najib N. Younis

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Dynamics Of The United States Foreign Policy In Latin America: An Assessment Of United States Police Assistance And Latin American Revolution, Mohammed Ehsanullah Ahrari Jan 1972

The Dynamics Of The United States Foreign Policy In Latin America: An Assessment Of United States Police Assistance And Latin American Revolution, Mohammed Ehsanullah Ahrari

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Poland's Foreign Policy, 1945-1956: A Case Study In Soviet Subordination Of Satellite Diplomacy, Thomas M. Stanley Jan 1972

Poland's Foreign Policy, 1945-1956: A Case Study In Soviet Subordination Of Satellite Diplomacy, Thomas M. Stanley

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Kurdish Minority Politics In Iraq, Hassan A. Bazzaz Jan 1971

Kurdish Minority Politics In Iraq, Hassan A. Bazzaz

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Power Politics In Relations To Military Intervention: The Case Of Yemen, Mohammed A. Zabarah Jan 1970

Power Politics In Relations To Military Intervention: The Case Of Yemen, Mohammed A. Zabarah

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Migrant Political Radicalization In Latin America, Mark H. Smith Jan 1970

Migrant Political Radicalization In Latin America, Mark H. Smith

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


American Governmental Response To The 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Martin Ivan Elzy Jan 1969

American Governmental Response To The 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Martin Ivan Elzy

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Sepoy Rebellion, Dan M. Hockman Jan 1963

The Sepoy Rebellion, Dan M. Hockman

Masters Theses

No abstract provided by author.