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A Study Of Foreign Policy Change In Asoutheast Asian Weak State, Linking Internal And External Explanations: The Philippines Under Martial Law, 1972-1981, Sung-Kwan Park Jul 1994

A Study Of Foreign Policy Change In Asoutheast Asian Weak State, Linking Internal And External Explanations: The Philippines Under Martial Law, 1972-1981, Sung-Kwan Park

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The purpose of this study is to analyze the foreign policy of a weak state, the Philippines, from 1972 to 1981. The focus of this study is on the Philippines’ authoritarian regime and its foreign policy change toward the United States, the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), and the Socialist Bloc. I examined two major factors, internal and external. These are authoritarianism, as exemplified by martial law in the Philippines, and greater power policy in the region, in this case, U.S. policy in Asia. The first explanatory factor, authoritarianism, was chosen as a concept to be examined regarding ...


Raj Kapoor And Hindi Films: Catalysts Of Political Socialization In India, Hutokshi Jamshed Jall Jun 1994

Raj Kapoor And Hindi Films: Catalysts Of Political Socialization In India, Hutokshi Jamshed Jall

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This dissertation seeks to describe and analyze Raj Kapoor and Hindi films as direct and latent catalysis of political socialization in India. The main objective of this study is to portray that Raj Kapoor as an actor, director and producer of Hindi films endeavors not only to entertain people but makes them socially conscious by capturing the socioeconomic scenario in the aftermath of the partition of India in 1947, and socializes them to love each other, live in peace, and consequently, contribute towards the resurgence of a reformed, united and vibrant India.

In order to defend the objective of the ...


The Transportation System Of Post-Colonial Nigeria: A Strategy For Development, Francis C. Oparah May 1994

The Transportation System Of Post-Colonial Nigeria: A Strategy For Development, Francis C. Oparah

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This dissertation analyzes the influence of colonialism on the current transportation system in Nigeria, its impact on development and the stringent difficulties experienced in the restructuring of the system for efficient development in the Nigerian economic milieu. These have been accomplished by an analysis of the colonial intentions of the foreign influence under whose auspices the transportation system in Nigeria was initiated and constructed. Also, the post-colonial difficulties in the efforts to restructure the system were critically analyzed. A major assumption made in this dissertation has been that colonialism was the main reason the system was structured the way it ...


The Politics Of The Transnational Television: Beyond The Cultural Imperialism Question, Austin Ogbe-Ogunsuyi May 1994

The Politics Of The Transnational Television: Beyond The Cultural Imperialism Question, Austin Ogbe-Ogunsuyi

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Providing an improved basis for articulating the nature of transnational television and its potentials for improving relations among nations, is the central focus of this study. We are motivated to research this subject because we believe the existing perspectives on it need to be revised in line with present day reality. Our point of departure is the thorny issue of "cultural imperialism." In re-evaluating this issue, some fundamental questions are raised to determine whether past perspectives fit present day realities. Using the elite theory of power in various societies, aided by Johan Galtung's model of a global communication in ...