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1988

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"Reggae Music": The Lyrics Of The Music Are A Useful Tool For The Political Education Of Blacks In The United States, John Springer Dec 1988

"Reggae Music": The Lyrics Of The Music Are A Useful Tool For The Political Education Of Blacks In The United States, John Springer

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The major objective of this research is to analyze the political message in the lyrics of Reggae music, and to show how black American audiences can use that message to gain a black political consciousness. The work attempts to show how Reggae music can act as a source of political education to American blacks.

The method used to show how this would be accomplished involved the formulation of a scheme that linked the expression in Reggae to black American music, and domestic American political struggles by blacks. This was made possible through the analysis of Reggae's link to American ...


Police Brutality: Case Study Of Philadelphia/Move, Suzanne Ife Williams Jul 1988

Police Brutality: Case Study Of Philadelphia/Move, Suzanne Ife Williams

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These theoretical assertions are tested through the case study of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This constitutional city has been a citadel of violence towards Blacks throughout its history. The limited efforts to thwart such has lent tacit approval to police violence. Philadelphia was the target of two unprecedented federal suits involving police brutality and the forerunner of innovative techniques to address that concern. However, negligible results of such litigation and the absence of clear guidelines governing police actions led to the unscrupulous manner in which MOVE was forced from their homes in 1978 and again in 1985. It was concluded that the ...


The Political Philosophy Incorporated Within Black Theology: A Case Study Of The Shrine Of The Black Madonna, Martavyrene L. Tootle Jul 1988

The Political Philosophy Incorporated Within Black Theology: A Case Study Of The Shrine Of The Black Madonna, Martavyrene L. Tootle

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The Black Christian Nationalists under the leadership of the Reverend Albert B. Cleage, Jr., the founder of the Shrine of the Black Madonna of the Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church, act as a separatist by seeking to establish their own separate black institutions in order to gain power with.in the. black community. Reverend Cleage asserts that the "traditional" black church has failed the black community by addressing only the spiritual -needs of its members. Although Reverend Cleage claims that the Shrine is the only black church meeting the needs of the black community, the majority of their institutions are designed ...


The Consequences Of Substate Regionalism In A Southern Metropolis: A Case Study Of The Atlanta Regional Commission, Marva Yvonne Strickland Jul 1988

The Consequences Of Substate Regionalism In A Southern Metropolis: A Case Study Of The Atlanta Regional Commission, Marva Yvonne Strickland

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This research was an update of Tobe Johnson's 1972 study, Metropolitan Government: A Black Analytical Perspective, which identified some of the problems that regional agencies would encounter and present.

Regionalism is the latest currency of urban reformation and its manifestation has occurred along pragmatic lines. Local governments have handled urban problems in terms of liabilities and assets. Political collaboration or regionalism has been conditioned by the perception that the benefits must outweigh the costs that are related to social issues, racial issues and the impact on political autonomy. Therefore, regional planning is defined in political terms.

While regionalism has ...


Israel's Policies In The West Bank And Gaza: A Study Of Underdevelopment, 1967- 1986, Ali Jalal Abed Jul 1988

Israel's Policies In The West Bank And Gaza: A Study Of Underdevelopment, 1967- 1986, Ali Jalal Abed

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This dissertation centers on the impact of Israeli policies in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip between 1967 and 1986. The focus of the study is to determine the effects of Israeli laws and practices on four major aspects of life in the occupied areas: political, economical, educational and demographical.

The methodology employed in this research comprised a descriptive and comparative analysis of Jordanian rule over the territories with that of Israeli occupational policies. To substantiate our thesis, we examined a number of indicators under each area of discussion using statistical data, governmental documents, newspaper accounts ...


An Assessment Of Teacher Competency Testing: A Case Study Of The Teacher Certification Test (Tct) In The State Of Georgia, Tanya Dekova Young Jul 1988

An Assessment Of Teacher Competency Testing: A Case Study Of The Teacher Certification Test (Tct) In The State Of Georgia, Tanya Dekova Young

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The primary purpose of this paper is to examine the use of standardized tests to assess teacher competency in the State of Georgia. The tests, which are most commonly known as the Teacher Certification Tests (TCT), are designed to measure individuals’ knowledge of subject matter for the grade levels and fields for which they seek certification. This study is significant because of the increasing public demand for accountability in education in this country. In an effort to respond to public pressure to improve the quality of education in Georgia. State legislators adopted a mandatory competency testing policy for its teachers ...


The Portrayal Of Black Men And Black Women In Selected Works Of Selected Black Authors, Gina E. Wyatt Jul 1988

The Portrayal Of Black Men And Black Women In Selected Works Of Selected Black Authors, Gina E. Wyatt

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Black male and female authors have been known to place black men and black women in stereotypical roles. Black male authors usually depict black women as weak and uneducated while black female authors illustrate black men to be users, abusers, drug addicts and uneducated individuals. The negative depictions are believed to have come about as a result of slavery. There has been strong criticism by black men and women in the way we depict each other in literature. Eight books by black male and female authors have been selected in order to fairly review how they portray each other in ...


Imperialism Or Realism: United States And West Africa, Ifeyinwa E. Udezulu Jul 1988

Imperialism Or Realism: United States And West Africa, Ifeyinwa E. Udezulu

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The purpose of the thesis is to utilize the realist-neorealist paradigm to analyze the United States policy objectives in West Africa, comparably to other African regions. The basic premise of the realist paradigm purports that states are unitary actors and they act to protect their national interest.

Through a critical analysis of secondary data, my findings clearly point to the fact that the former colonial powers, Britain and France are the major actors in West Africa not the United States. The United States policy strategy centers solely on the crisis areas of other regions, the Horn, Central Africa and Southern ...


An Exploratory Study Of The Nigerian Agricultural Development Under The Military Establishment 1966-1980, Michael Etim Orok May 1988

An Exploratory Study Of The Nigerian Agricultural Development Under The Military Establishment 1966-1980, Michael Etim Orok

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This study aimed to analyze variables that may be responsible for the successes and failures of the Nigerian military government's agricultural policies. Inquiry was conducted into the political and administrative apparatus utilized by the military for implementing agricultural policies. We also analyzed the usefulness and effectiveness of such policies and how they affect the general well-being of the Nigerian population.

Agricultural policies such as The Green Revolution; Integrated Rural Development; Operation Feed the Nation; and the Land Use Decree were examined in the study. Data for the study came from both primary and secondary sources. Our findings revealed that ...


African-American Political Empowerment In The Realignment Era: A Case Study Of The North Carolina General Assembly, Brenda Ann Sullivan May 1988

African-American Political Empowerment In The Realignment Era: A Case Study Of The North Carolina General Assembly, Brenda Ann Sullivan

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This dissertation is an exploratory longitudinal case study of Black political effectiveness within state legislative structures. More specifically, it examines the development of a Black legislative base during an era of emerging control by the Republican Party.

Chapters I and II serve as introductory chapters by outlining the basis for the study and historical overviews of the role Blacks have played in North Carolina's politics. Chapter III sketches North Carolina's governmental structure while Chapter IV discusses the crucial issues surrounding the 1984 reapportionment plans. Chapter V identifies the criteria for effective state representation and Chapter VI discusses how ...


Towards Developing A Feminist Political Economy: A Comparative Analysis Of Socialist Feminist Theory, Lawrencine Smith May 1988

Towards Developing A Feminist Political Economy: A Comparative Analysis Of Socialist Feminist Theory, Lawrencine Smith

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The primary intent of this thesis is to analyze socialist feminist literature in order to ascertain conclusions about the nature of this framework of feminist thought. The most distinguishing characteristic of this type of feminist theory is that some form of Marxian economic analysis is utilized. Therefore, understanding the relationship between female oppression and economic exploitation is the orienting problem of all socialist feminist theory. In order to examine this relationship, this thesis explores the methods of analysis found in socialist feminist literature.

A case study approach is used in which three methods of socialist feminist theory are examined. They ...


The United States Foreign Aid In African Countries: A Comparative Study Of The Socio-Economic Impact Of U.S. Aid In Egypt, The Sudan And Zaire, 1965-1982, Nseobong George Utuk May 1988

The United States Foreign Aid In African Countries: A Comparative Study Of The Socio-Economic Impact Of U.S. Aid In Egypt, The Sudan And Zaire, 1965-1982, Nseobong George Utuk

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Does the United States bilateral aid to African countries promote socio-economic dependence or development? This is the major question considered in the study.

The modernization analysts contend that bilateral aid from the United States promotes development whereas the radical analysts maintain that it promotes dependency.

The research consisted of a critical analysis of the United States foreign aid program in the African nations of Egypt, Sudan and Zaire. It involved the investigation and evaluation of the economic and social consequences of the American foreign aid program in countries under study. Using the aggregate data of projects sponsored by the United ...