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2012

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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 ...


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 ...


"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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...