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Rape As A Weapon Of War And Newly Emerging Societies In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Fadzai Semwayo May 2016

Rape As A Weapon Of War And Newly Emerging Societies In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Fadzai Semwayo

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The Influence Of China's Foreign Aid Policies On The Political Economy Of Nigeria, 1979-2010, Alecia Dionne Hoffman May 2015

The Influence Of China's Foreign Aid Policies On The Political Economy Of Nigeria, 1979-2010, Alecia Dionne Hoffman

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This study examines the influence of China's foreign aid policies on the political economic development of Nigeria for the years 1979-2010. Three research questions were proposed and examined in this study: (1) What were the micro-macro political economic drivers of the relationship between China and Nigeria? (2) How has China's foreign aid policy between the years 1979 to 2010 influenced the political economy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria? (3) What role has the international community played in the relationship between Nigeria and China? The international community in this context includes the United States, Soviet Union/Russia, United ...


The Democarassie Model And Its Implications On Political Stability In Senegal, Sheikh Tijan Drammeh Sr. May 2015

The Democarassie Model And Its Implications On Political Stability In Senegal, Sheikh Tijan Drammeh Sr.

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A democratic system of government has become analogous with peace, economic prosperity, and political stability (no coup d’état). This observation generally holds true for advanced liberal democracies, but not for those democracies and emerging democracies in West Africa. Given the dismal condition of both economic prosperity and political stability, it seems as if the liberal democratic model is unable to uphold prosperity and stability in West Africa.

However, despite similarities in experience of the sixteen countries in the sub-region, since attaining independence, only Senegal and Cape Verde remain relatively prosperous, and more significantly, coup-less (no successful coups) and relatively ...


Where Have All The People Gone? A Policy Review And Geospatial Analysis Of Hope Vi In Atlanta, Valerie J. Alexander May 2015

Where Have All The People Gone? A Policy Review And Geospatial Analysis Of Hope Vi In Atlanta, Valerie J. Alexander

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This study examines the federally-funded HOPE VI initiative as it relates to affordable housing in Atlanta. It examines spatial and social outcomes experienced by residents of the now-demolished public housing units. Findings indicate, inter alia, that the voices of residents were either ignored or excluded in the policymaking decisions of the Atlanta Housing Authority.

A case study analysis approach was used to analyze data gathered from three sources: primary data collected from an original online survey, primary data gathered from personal interviews with community stakeholders, and secondary survey and focus group data from two evaluation studies of Capitol Homes revitalization ...


A Study Of The Motivation And Methods Of Involvement Of The Ethiopian Diaspora In The Political Process In Ethiopia Since 1990, Fasil W. Cherenet May 2014

A Study Of The Motivation And Methods Of Involvement Of The Ethiopian Diaspora In The Political Process In Ethiopia Since 1990, Fasil W. Cherenet

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This study addresses the transnational political relationship of the Ethiopian Diaspora in the United States with the homeland, Ethiopia, since the 1990s. It does so by investigating what the motivating factors and the methods of political participation are, if any. To this end, a four-part bilingual (Amharic/English) online and hard copy survey with open and close-ended questions was used. Over 300 members of the Ethiopian Diaspora in the United States completed the survey, which is the basis of the observations made in the dissertation. The Ethiopian Diaspora is considered to be a newer Diaspora; however, the number of Ethiopians ...


An Exploratory View Of Gentrification And The Displacement Of Indigenous Residents, Rayburne J. Lawrence Jr Dec 2013

An Exploratory View Of Gentrification And The Displacement Of Indigenous Residents, Rayburne J. Lawrence Jr

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This study examines the event known as gentrification and the displacement of the original residents of gentrified communities. This explanatory study explores gentrification with respect to the influence of urban governing regimes using Atlanta, Georgia and the Atlanta University Center as a model. This examination of gentrification also focuses on the demolition of public housing communities that are immediately replaced by middle-income planned developments and compares this event to traditional stage models of gentrification. There is also attention given to the socio-economic class differences between the original or indigenous residents and the new-arrival gentrifiers. This explanatory study examines gentrification using ...


The Sacrificial Lamb Of Capitalism: The Impact Of Private Prisons On African-Americans In Georgia, Randall L. Dellemar Dec 2013

The Sacrificial Lamb Of Capitalism: The Impact Of Private Prisons On African-Americans In Georgia, Randall L. Dellemar

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The Impact Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009 On Black And Latino Unemployment, Vance Gray May 2013

The Impact Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009 On Black And Latino Unemployment, Vance Gray

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This study examines the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Act) on black and Latino unemployment. This study is based on the premise that blacks and Latinos were negatively affected by the Great Recession and its economic phenomena. A case study impact analysis approach was used to draw conclusions from the data gathered from governmental document obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the United States as a whole and the cities of Atlanta, Georgia, and Los Angeles, California. The researcher found that during the Great Recession black and Latino rates of unemployment were ...


International News Media Coverage Of The "Arab Spring": Actors, Technology And Political Impacts, Julian Dube May 2013

International News Media Coverage Of The "Arab Spring": Actors, Technology And Political Impacts, Julian Dube

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This study examines the strengths and influence of International News Media Coverage in Politics as manifested in the "Arab Spring." Key variables that shape global news coverage are examined with Western media institutions in particular being the focal point. The analytical agenda or purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between international news media and politics by evaluating news media coverage of protests, demonstrations and uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria, in an effort to determine how the Western media has shaped political views on those countries and other parts of the world using its technology, political ...


An Analysis Of Public Policies Implemented To Address The Disproportionate Occurrence Of Asthma Among Minority Youth In Georgia, Lolita D. Gray Dec 2012

An Analysis Of Public Policies Implemented To Address The Disproportionate Occurrence Of Asthma Among Minority Youth In Georgia, Lolita D. Gray

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The creation and implementation of public policy is a crucial governmental function of the United States, which operate under a centralized political system with a single government that is capable of implementing uniform policies throughout the country. Existing within this political system is a decentralized governmental system that disperses power among its state and local governments where the power of policy implementation also exists. The intrinsic value of this U.S. governmental structure allows for policy creation on the federal, state, and local levels. Pertinent to this research, policies originating from state, federal, and local governments will be observed. Studies ...


Comparative And Competitive Advantages Of Drug Trafficking In The Southeastern Caribbean Islands: A Comparative Study Of Trinidad And Tobago. St. Vincent And The Grenadines., Ayanna Armstrong Dec 2012

Comparative And Competitive Advantages Of Drug Trafficking In The Southeastern Caribbean Islands: A Comparative Study Of Trinidad And Tobago. St. Vincent And The Grenadines., Ayanna Armstrong

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The purpose of this study was to examine drug trafficking and the major challenges that it poses to Caribbean development, particularly the cases of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. The analysis offered, expresses the specific challenges to SVG and T&T due to the proliferation of DTPOs. The study’s goals were: 1) To ascertain to what extent is drug trafficking a major problem for the region, 2) To identify what are the comparative and competitive determinants of drug trafficking in the Southeastern Caribbean islands, 3) To establish to what extent does supply and demand become ...


"Transportation: The Regulation And Funding Of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority And Transportation Equity", Nicolas Ramon Rankin Jul 2012

"Transportation: The Regulation And Funding Of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority And Transportation Equity", Nicolas Ramon Rankin

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This research project was developed to explore and find an explanation of why Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has been eliminating bus lines and increasing the fares charged to its patrons. It will also explain why MARTA plans to eliminate more bus lines in the future. A case study analysis approach was used to analyze data gathered and survey research was administered to collect the public’s opinion and demographics. It examines the thought process put into the major changes the MARTA is continuously undergoing. Equity in public transportation covers a variety of inequalities in forms of fare inflation ...


An Exploratory Study Of The Politics Of Black Male Enrollment In Georgia’S Public Colleges And Universities, Timothy D. Etson Jul 2012

An Exploratory Study Of The Politics Of Black Male Enrollment In Georgia’S Public Colleges And Universities, Timothy D. Etson

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Between 1998 and 2008, in the African-American community and for black men in particular in the State of Georgia, attaining a post-secondary education and its corresponding benefits has proven to be challenging. With the abrupt transition of policies and programs such as the HOPE Scholarship, Affirmative Action, and African American Male Initiatives during this period, came a corresponding transformation of the composition of number of black males enrolling in Georgia’s public colleges and universities. Along with the wider gender and race changes that occurred during this period, as of March 2004, black males represented 16.6 percent of the ...


Colonial And Post-Colonial Educational Policies In The Windward Islands: St. Vincent And The Grenadines, Volma T. Westfield May 2012

Colonial And Post-Colonial Educational Policies In The Windward Islands: St. Vincent And The Grenadines, Volma T. Westfield

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This study examines the purpose of colonial and post education policies in the British West Indies and more specifically, the post-independent government of St.Vincent and the Grenadines. The study concurs that the purpose of education should be for one’s personal, community and country’s development. The educated is likely to become productive members of society by engaging in activities that will foster development, create opportunities and promote policies that will enhance democratization of their country. The researcher found that neither the colonial nor post colonial purposes of education policies were specifically designed to develop the country. While the ...


The Impact Of Leadership On Politics And Ebenezer Theodore Joshua And Robert Milton Cato, Alwyn W. Westfield May 2012

The Impact Of Leadership On Politics And Ebenezer Theodore Joshua And Robert Milton Cato, Alwyn W. Westfield

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This study examines the contributions of Joshua and Cato as government and opposition political leaders in the politics and political development of SVG. Checklist of variable of political development is used to ensure objectivity. Various theories of leadership and political development are highlighted. The researcher found that these theories cannot fully explain the conditions existing in small island nations like SVG. SVG is among the few nations which went through stages of transition from colonialism to associate statehood, to independence. This had significant effect on the people and particularly the leaders who inherited a bankrupt country with limited resources and ...


The Long Jewel: Assessing Political Solutions To The Nile River Conflict By Maneuvering Around Colonial, Kwasi Kizito Obeng May 2012

The Long Jewel: Assessing Political Solutions To The Nile River Conflict By Maneuvering Around Colonial, Kwasi Kizito Obeng

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This case study examines how the ten riparian countries of the Nile can politically reconcile colonial era agreements that split the lion’s share of the world’s longest river between Egypt and Sudan. The intent is that the countries be able to advance their developmental needs in an efficient and sustainable way that encourages environmental justice, Pan-Africanism and regional cooperation to improve relations between Arab Africans and Sub-Saharan Africans. The study is based on the premise that due to rising populations, climate change, and current global economic challenges, along with the signing of a new Cooperative Framework Agreement by ...


A Case Study Of The Role Of The Robert T. Stafford Act In The Federal,State, And Local Government Response To Hurricane Katrina And Hurricane Andrew, Ambrus C. Price Jr May 2012

A Case Study Of The Role Of The Robert T. Stafford Act In The Federal,State, And Local Government Response To Hurricane Katrina And Hurricane Andrew, Ambrus C. Price Jr

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This dissertation conducts a descriptive case study analysis of the Robert T. Stafford Act and the role of the Federal, State, and Local government in the response to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Andrew. This dissertation investigates how race and class impacted the varying responses to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Andrew and demonstrates how available legislation could have prevented the massive loss of life and property.
Data presented in this study examined the effectiveness of the Robert T. Stafford Act and why it is an effective and necessary piece of legislation during natural disasters in lessening the loss of life, property ...


The Atomic Bomb: Reflections In Japanese Manga And Anime, Frank Robert Fuller May 2012

The Atomic Bomb: Reflections In Japanese Manga And Anime, Frank Robert Fuller

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This study examines post-World War II “anime” and manga based on the bomb’s after-effects and changes in Japanese mindsets resulting from the War, especially as inspired by Osamu Tezuka and later artists influenced by his works. This study theorized that Japanese political culture elements, through particular plotlines, could be traced in manga and anime themes carrying hidden messages repeatedly referencing the bomb’s effects on Japan, citing Tezuka’s influence, in the 1945-65 and 1985-95 periods, in the post-apocalyptic, science fiction, and fantasy genres. Case studies were used to qualitatively assess data for historical evidence of Tezuka’s influence ...


Public Diplomacy: The United States Information Agency (Usia) Utilizing The Voice Of America As Foreign Policy In Ethiopia (1971 - 1991), Howard C. Smith Ii May 2012

Public Diplomacy: The United States Information Agency (Usia) Utilizing The Voice Of America As Foreign Policy In Ethiopia (1971 - 1991), Howard C. Smith Ii

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The United States Information Agency played a significant role in spreading political education throughout Ethiopia by using the Voice of America’s broadcast. The USIA communicated the United States’ “anti-communist ideals” during the Cold War era in foreign nations. The research explains how the Voice of America broadcast in Ethiopia was a form of political education used to assist in the overthrow of Mengistu Haile Mariam. The dissertation aims to: 1. Define political education and the use of this technique by government agencies to achieve specific foreign policy goals. 2. Explain the threat to American foreign policy during 1971-1991 that ...


The Movement To Secure Reparations For Blacks In America: An Analysis Of Fragmented Models And Methodologies, Reginald S. Muhammad Dec 2011

The Movement To Secure Reparations For Blacks In America: An Analysis Of Fragmented Models And Methodologies, Reginald S. Muhammad

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This study analyzes the current and past-published materials of the black reparations movement to determine if in fact an effective model and methodology exists. This study is based on the premise that reparations are due blacks in America; yet the movement exists without an applicable model or methodology. The study attempts to establish some of the historic, social, and political framework for a collective culture model. This research covers five different eras of the black reparations movement and two of its leading organizations. The conclusions drawn from this research affirms the original premise. A functional model to secure reparations for ...


An Analysis Of The Black Church In Atlanta Politics, Tayo E. Penosen Sep 2011

An Analysis Of The Black Church In Atlanta Politics, Tayo E. Penosen

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The black church plays a significant role within the black community. However, an examination of the changing role of the black church is necessary as it continues to evolve. This study examines the types and patterns of participation of black churches within the political arena and the community so that: (1) an understanding of past and present contributions of the black church to the political welfare needs of African Americans can be developed and (2) based on the above, the potential of the black church as an institution for social service and social action can be considered in the formulation ...


Patchin: Towards A Theory And Political History Of Africana Agrarianism, Kwasi Densu Aug 2011

Patchin: Towards A Theory And Political History Of Africana Agrarianism, Kwasi Densu

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This is a theoretical dissertation that seeks to explore the implications of using an Africana agrarian development philosophy to examine the historical evolution of African-American communities and social movements in the United States. The central theme of this study is the importance of recentering the land question as a theoretical tool used to construct narratives of the cultural development of African-American rural and farming communities. Particular emphasis is placed upon using the notion of an ecological revolution to explain African-Amencan responses to the socio-economic problems that have emerged from their relationship to the American state and, the resultant paradigms that ...


The Cold War And Conflic In Angola And Ethiopia 1975-1991: A World Systems Theory Comparison, Lee C. Jones Jul 2011

The Cold War And Conflic In Angola And Ethiopia 1975-1991: A World Systems Theory Comparison, Lee C. Jones

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Three Dramatic Adaptations Of Joan Of Arc: A Sociophilosophical And Political Study, Ibrahima Sanogo Jul 2011

Three Dramatic Adaptations Of Joan Of Arc: A Sociophilosophical And Political Study, Ibrahima Sanogo

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This study researched the sociophilosophical and political evaluation of the French intelligentsi&s reasons for misinterpreting Joan of Arc!s story. George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan, Andrй Obey’s La Fenкtre, and Jean Anouilh’s L ‘Alouette are the three playwrights and dramas about Joan of Arc that are studied in this work. Shaw is English with different values and beliefs from Obey and Anouilh, who are French with rational and national visions that influenced their work after Shaw’s Saint Joan became a success and earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.
An analysis of some ...


The Impact Of The Palestinian Uprising Of 1987-1993 On The Peace Process A Palestinian Perspective, Naim H. Khader Jul 2011

The Impact Of The Palestinian Uprising Of 1987-1993 On The Peace Process A Palestinian Perspective, Naim H. Khader

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This study has two major objectives. The first is to analyze and to assess the role and the impact of the Palestinian Uprising of 1987 onthe peace process between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The second objective is to set forth the Israeli government’s practices and its policies against the Palestinians during the uprising. These two objectives were investigated by searching the available literature that is related to the subject matter and by conducting face-to-face and telephone interviews from both sides, the Palestinians and the Israelis. Students, farmers, businessmen, prisoners, teachers, politicians, military and religious leaders were ...


Persistent Poverty Among Africans Americans In The United States: The Impact Of Public Policy, Daphne M. Cooper Jul 2011

Persistent Poverty Among Africans Americans In The United States: The Impact Of Public Policy, Daphne M. Cooper

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This study examines the persistent poverty that exists among African Americans in the United States. It explains why African Americans in the United States are much more likely to live and/or remain in poverty than any other population group. This study is based on the premise that the governmental system has affected African Americans through the use of public policies. This study demonstrates how the outcome of public policies, programs and institutional practices has impacted the lives of African Americans. The primary focus of this study is to challenge the long-standing, incorrect, misdirected, flawed paradigm that was designed to ...


Presidential Power And The Law: What Are The Limitations Of The President Of The United States Of America? A Focus On Lyndon B. Johnson And George W. Bush In Time Of War, Keyla Amil Jackson May 2011

Presidential Power And The Law: What Are The Limitations Of The President Of The United States Of America? A Focus On Lyndon B. Johnson And George W. Bush In Time Of War, Keyla Amil Jackson

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This study examined the constitutional limitations placed on the President of the United States of America during times of war. This study was based on the premise that presidents exceed Constitutional limitations when in times of crisis and or emergency. To conduct this study, the war time presidencies of Presidents Johnson during the Vietnam War and Bush during the Iraq War were examined. This research is both a qualitative analysis and a comparative case study and was chosen because at least two cases need to be observed to study the persons and events which pertain to the substantive issues to ...


African International Relations: A Metafunctional Approach, Ricardo Wheatley May 2011

African International Relations: A Metafunctional Approach, Ricardo Wheatley

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This study examines the descriptive utility of a meta-theoretical approach over the traditionally applied general theory approach to African International Relations. It argues in favor of the meta-theoretical approach commonly employed in US foreign policy studies as yielding greater explanatory capacity to describing the behavior and relations of the African state than traditional approaches based on a single primary determinant. It suggests that a multiple primary determinant approach to assessing African state behavior and relations grants greater theoretical and empirical parallels to state and system structure and behavior than analysis based on a single determinant.

This study builds a meta-theory ...


The Influence Of Non-Governmental Organizations On Public Policy: A Case Study On Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention In Savannah, Georgia, Latoria Whitehead May 2011

The Influence Of Non-Governmental Organizations On Public Policy: A Case Study On Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention In Savannah, Georgia, Latoria Whitehead

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This study examines the relationship between the federal government, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the effectiveness of this partnership when addressing environmental justice (EJ) issues for vulnerable populations. The principal objectives of the study were: (1) examining the techniques an NGO utilizes to influence public policy from the bottom-up; (2) examining the techniques an NGO utilizes to educate, bring awareness, and increase testing of childhood lead poisoning in Savannah, Georgia, and (3) analyzing the effectiveness of a government and NGO partnership. For many years, people-of-color and low-income populations have shared a lack of trust for the federal government, therefore grassroots organizations ...


Separation Of Church And State: A Study Of The Influence Of The Catholic Church On Public Policy, Jasmine E. Younge Mar 2011

Separation Of Church And State: A Study Of The Influence Of The Catholic Church On Public Policy, Jasmine E. Younge

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The separation of church and state has been a misinterpreted theme throughout United States history. The Establishment Clause, within the 1St Amendment of the United States Constitution, plants the foundational premise for the separation of church and state. The misinterpretation stems from the uncertainty of the role of the church in governmental affairs, specifically those concerning public policy. The Catholic Church continues to be one of the many dominant entities throughout society in shaping the mindsets and influencing the behaviors of the public in the United States. Therefore, this study seeks to explain and identify the relevance, influence and effect ...