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The Impact Of Constituent Assemblies (1978- 1995) On Nigerian Constitutions And Political Evolution, Dominic Uka Anucha Jul 2010

The Impact Of Constituent Assemblies (1978- 1995) On Nigerian Constitutions And Political Evolution, Dominic Uka Anucha

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This dissertation addresses the issues of crafting a constitution for Nigeria that would meet the criteria of being visible, sustainable, and durable for national political unity, social and economic development. Specifically, it focuses on the years 1978 —

1995 during which several high profile systematic, constitution crafting exercises were undertaken. These included the establishment of a Constitution Drafting Committee to craft a constitution, and a Constituent Assembly. Ultimately, these exercises have proven to be only partially successful. The goal of producing an endurable constitutional framework for Nigerian politics remains elusive. The two core questions pursued in this dissertation focus on: Why ...


Conflict Resolution And Nation-Building In Somalia, Mohamed A. Abdi Jul 2010

Conflict Resolution And Nation-Building In Somalia, Mohamed A. Abdi

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The research concentrated on the current as well as the past quagmire of the Somali conflict. Political, social and economic triggers have been identified to resolve or reduce violent conflict and disorder. The research used primary as well as secondary sources to study the issues and explore the problems inherent in an environment of scarce resources. Confrontations between the state and society were brought to a higher level of violence since the late 1970s following the Somali-Ethiopian war. The author explored avenues for reconciliation and nation-building and introduced several models as possible strategies for nation-building. Conclusively, a home-grown, traditional mechanisms ...


International Finance Capital And African Development: 1980-2001, Kelly Harris Jul 2009

International Finance Capital And African Development: 1980-2001, Kelly Harris

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This dissertation examines how the change in the international economy away from manufacturing to finance has affected African development. The dominance of financial liberalization is obvious to most observers; however, discourse on the development of African economies since 1980 generally focuses on the primary lending institutions (the IMF and World Bank). This dissertation is really an attempt to create a narrative about the rejection of alternative forms of development and subsequent implementation of rieoliberal policies. African countries rushing pell-mell to privatize, democratize, and implement all things neoliberal, crystallizes the sterile nature of alternatives to financial liberalization. Much of the discussion ...


Sodade: Diasproric Cape Verdeans And Development In Their Homeland, Terza Alice Silva Lima-Neves May 2009

Sodade: Diasproric Cape Verdeans And Development In Their Homeland, Terza Alice Silva Lima-Neves

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This study addresses the questions of what factors impact diasporas' involvement in the development of their homeland and how diasporas demonstrate their support for that development by analyzing the Cape Verdean diaspora in the United States and its relationship with the homeland, Cape Verde. I contend that diasporas maintain different levels of engagement with their homeland. This connection changes over time, based on conditions in the host country and the homeland, thus affecting the level of intensity of diasporas' engagement with the homeland. The research findings complicate how we conceptualize political mobilization and community organizing. They incorporate informal social and ...


Islamic Activism In Bangladesh: A Case Study Of The Jamaat-E-Islami Bangladesh, Md. Mahbubur Rahman Dec 2007

Islamic Activism In Bangladesh: A Case Study Of The Jamaat-E-Islami Bangladesh, Md. Mahbubur Rahman

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This dissertation is a study of the dynamics and direction of contemporary Islamic activism. It examines why some Muslims turn to Islamic activism and what determines the direction of this movement. It focuses on the Jamaat-e-Islami of Bangladesh, one of the most influential Islamic activist movements in South Asia. The study particularly explores the factors that contributed to the rise of the Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh, and the subsequent transformation of this movement.

The basic premise of this study is that the appeal of the contemporary Islamic activism is primarily religious, but wherever and whenever it participates in a democratic system ...


Attitudinal Case Study Of Blacks In The Eastern Region Of Texas, Teri Fair May 2006

Attitudinal Case Study Of Blacks In The Eastern Region Of Texas, Teri Fair

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This research specifically examined the attitudes of blacks in the eastern region of Texas on a number of political issues and analyzed the correlation between black political attitudes and self-ideological identification. The researcher found that the relationship and association that exists between self-identified ideological identification and political attitudes on a number of issues is weak and generally insignificant. The research showed clearly that although the respondents overwhelming affiliated themselves with the Democratic Party, their views on a number of political issues spanned the ideological spectrum. The conclusions drawn from the findings suggest that although the African American respondents continue to ...


Concurrent Appointments And Issues Of Race On Boards And Commissions: A Case Study Of African-American Appointments And Three Florida Boards, Marcella G. Washington May 2005

Concurrent Appointments And Issues Of Race On Boards And Commissions: A Case Study Of African-American Appointments And Three Florida Boards, Marcella G. Washington

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This study examines patterns of appointments to Florida boards and commissions as that system developed a dominant form. The research describes the constitutional history of Florida politics as it affected a sustained system of appointed boards and commissions. It examines the racial impact of the concurrent appointment system with particular attention to the representation of African Americans on state boards and commissions and the racial politics that developed on selected boards as African Americans became more representative on these bodies.

In this study, "concurrent appointments" are defined as complicated appointment procedures in which multiple authorities, such as the governor, executive ...


Municipal Codes And Race-Based Transit Practices And Policies In Atlanta, Georgia And Montgomery, Alabama, Alice Jackson May 2005

Municipal Codes And Race-Based Transit Practices And Policies In Atlanta, Georgia And Montgomery, Alabama, Alice Jackson

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The study sought to examine whether the Plessy v. Ferguson decision by the Supreme Court in 1896 to control black access to public transit facilities remains, in fact, the primary vehicle used to purchase land, set schedules and deny blacks equal access to the transit systems. In 1954, the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case reversed the Plessy v. Ferguson decision and declared separate but equal facilities unconstitutional. Even though the municipal codes, laws, and ordinances regulating blacks equal accessibility to facilities were reversed, the writer has studied and documented how the outcome of the transportation policy-makers' decisions ...


The Role Of The Dallas Housing Authority In Providing Decent, Affordable And Low-Income Housing For Blacks, 1985-2003, Brian C. White Dec 2004

The Role Of The Dallas Housing Authority In Providing Decent, Affordable And Low-Income Housing For Blacks, 1985-2003, Brian C. White

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This study examines whether the Dallas Housing Authority has succeeded in providing adequate housing for black families in Dallas, Texas. Furthermore, this research examines whether the Dallas Housing Authority has complied with the Walker v. HUD, 734 F. Supp 1289 (N.D., TX. 1989) suit in building public housing in nonminority areas despite opposition from other pressure groups. This study begins with the premise that the Dallas Housing Authority is adequately providing public housing to black families in Dallas County, Texas. A case-study approach was used to analyze data gathered to determine whether equality and fair housing are being practiced ...


Pan-African Nationalism In The Post-Cold War Era: A Grassroots-Based Analysis Of The State Of Pan-Africanism, Kurt B. Young Dec 2002

Pan-African Nationalism In The Post-Cold War Era: A Grassroots-Based Analysis Of The State Of Pan-Africanism, Kurt B. Young

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The last quarter of the twentieth century has revealed the steady decline in the jubilation and promise embodied by symbols of Pan-Africanism, such as the Organization of African Unity and the Pan-African Congress formations. This reality has been consistent with a popular viewpoint at the end of the Cold War that Pan Africanism was declining as a viable instrument for progress. This study details the state of Pan-Africanism in the post-Cold War era in order to understand the nature of its evolution and utility. The research undertaken in this dissertation is based on the assumption that, rather than declining, Pan-Africanism ...


The Dilemma Of The Islamic World: The Struggle Between Islam And Secularism And Nationalism In Turkey And Sudan, Mohammed Torki Bani Salameh Jul 2002

The Dilemma Of The Islamic World: The Struggle Between Islam And Secularism And Nationalism In Turkey And Sudan, Mohammed Torki Bani Salameh

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This study presents an analysis of the dilemma of the Islamic world and the struggle between religion, secularism, and nationalism in Turkey and Sudan. In fulfilling this task, the following issues were selected: 1) Islam and secularism, 2) Turkey's secular experience, 3) Islam and secularism in Sudan, 4) Islam and nationalism, 5) Islam and nationalism in Turkey and the Kurdish problem, and 6) Islam and nationalism in Sudan and the southern problem. These issues tested the impact of religion and nationalism on Turkey's and Sudan's public life.

The study was done through the use of both primary ...


An Analysis Of Hip-Hop Culture As A Political Instrument, Carlton A. Usher May 2002

An Analysis Of Hip-Hop Culture As A Political Instrument, Carlton A. Usher

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This dissertation examined the political philosophy of Hip Hop culture (HC), and whether it qualified as a viable political instrument. The study was based on the premise that in order to determine the existence of a political philosophy, elements that encompass a political must be identifiably located within the HC.

A case study of two organizations that have historically shaped the political ideas of participants in HC was conducted in order to identify the nature of its influence on HC and its consequent development of a political philosophy. In addition, a case study of Underground HC (UHC) was conducted to ...


Brownfields Revisited: A Look At The City Of Atlanta, Land Use And Community Participation, Shun O. Waymon May 2002

Brownfields Revisited: A Look At The City Of Atlanta, Land Use And Community Participation, Shun O. Waymon

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This study examined the impact of economic development and the reuse of
environmental hazardous sites (brownfields) in urban communities.
The study was based on the premise that the lack of legitimate community
involvement in decision making regarding brownfield land reuse has disproportionately affected minority populations that are least able to defend themselves due to poverty and political powerlessness. Several research questions would emanate from the above.
A case study analysis approach was used to gather information on the City of
Atlanta, Georgia, and several of its Empowerment Zone communities. Socio
demographic data was gathered and three interview surveys were developed ...


Countering The Threat Of Terrorism: A Descriptive Case Study Of The Strategic Security Plan Used In The 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games, James E. Usanga Dec 2001

Countering The Threat Of Terrorism: A Descriptive Case Study Of The Strategic Security Plan Used In The 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games, James E. Usanga

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Survivors: An Analysis Of Relocated Somali Women In Georgia, Dorian L. Brown Jul 2001

Survivors: An Analysis Of Relocated Somali Women In Georgia, Dorian L. Brown

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The purpose of this study was twofold. The first priority was to determine how relocated Somali women in Georgia addressed their political, economic, social, and psychological needs. The second priority was to determine whether gender roles changed, and how those changes impacted the lives of relocated Somali women in Georgia. This research is necessary due to the lack of literature on relocated women, especially African women, and the obstacles they face once they resettle in a country of asylum, especially in their own words. This study is significant because it documents relocated women’s experiences in their own words.

Fifty ...


Center-Periphery Relations In The Context Of Political Reforms In Africa: A Study Of Cameroon (1972-1997), Augustine Enow Ayuk May 2001

Center-Periphery Relations In The Context Of Political Reforms In Africa: A Study Of Cameroon (1972-1997), Augustine Enow Ayuk

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In recent years, West Cameroonians (Anglophones) have expressed deep concern regarding their relative deprivation in the political, social and economic realities in Francophone dominated Republic of Cameroon, particularly the widening gap which continues to manifest itself between the two entities since integration in 1972. This study examines the factors and circumstances (internal and external) responsible for fusion of the two polities, and the implications of such a union for the life experiences of Anglophone Cameroonians, particularly in the political, economic, social, and infrastructure domains. A case study analysis approach was utilized to analyze data gathered from Cameroonians at home and ...


A Case Study Analysis Of The Attitudes Of Elected Officials Regarding Quality Of Life Ordinances That Impact The Street Homeless In Atlanta, Georgia, And San Francisco, California, Robert Wilkes Jr. May 2001

A Case Study Analysis Of The Attitudes Of Elected Officials Regarding Quality Of Life Ordinances That Impact The Street Homeless In Atlanta, Georgia, And San Francisco, California, Robert Wilkes Jr.

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This study examines the attitudes of local elected officials regarding quality of life ordinances that impact the street homeless in Atlanta, Georgia, and San Francisco, California. The case study approach was employed. A closed and opened-ended questionnaire was employed to obtain data. Content and aggregate data analysis was also performed. Although the data indicates that there is political representation for the homeless in Atlanta and San Francisco, it is not substantive. That is, even though local government in Atlanta and San Francisco acknowledges the need and its willingness to build additional affordable housing, more energy, time, and resources must be ...


A Comparative Case Study Of Private Investment And Economic Development In Ethiopia And Tanzania, 1986-1996, Kasahun Reta Woldemariam Jul 2000

A Comparative Case Study Of Private Investment And Economic Development In Ethiopia And Tanzania, 1986-1996, Kasahun Reta Woldemariam

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This study examined the contribution of foreign direct investment to economic development in Ethiopia and Tanzania from 1986 to 1996. Data for this study were obtained from the Ethiopian Investment Authority in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the Tanzanian Investment Promotion Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Other publications including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations Human Development Programme were also consulted. Using exploratory research method, this undertaking compared and contrasted foreign investment flows and the conditions under which the transfer of capital and technology help achieve the development objectives of the two countries. It also ...


Status Of Women In Western Nigeria, Rolake Omonubi May 2000

Status Of Women In Western Nigeria, Rolake Omonubi

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This study examined the status of women in Southwestern Nigeria from a legal perspective. It scrutinized the three legal infrastructures in the Nigerian legal system. The study is based on the premise that the huge disparity in the socio-economic development of the women in South-western Nigeria is a consequence of inadequate legal protection. Four independent variables were considered, and three intervening variables were identified. Workshops, interviews and surveys were conducted. A document analysis approach was used to examine the three legal infrastructures in the Nigerian legal system—the Common Law also known as the English Law, the Statutory Laws which ...


African Women And Political Development: A Case Study Of Etsako Women In Edo State Of Nigeria, Omoh Tsatsaku Ojior May 2000

African Women And Political Development: A Case Study Of Etsako Women In Edo State Of Nigeria, Omoh Tsatsaku Ojior

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This dissertation draws attention to covert efforts directed at African women that seek to negatively affect the family structure and the historic cultural value systems, thereby destabilizing the African family setting, and destroying the society through a process of depopulation in Etsako in Edo State, and by extension, Nigeria and Africa. The researcher employed the African philosophy of politics and government as the conceptual framework most suitable for this research. The American woman’s knowledge of the African woman was investigated. Equally, the African woman was examined to determine what she thinks of her womanhood role. The findings established that ...


A Descriptive Analysis Of Partisanship And Political Attitudes Among Young Black Americans, Donnice M. Turner May 1999

A Descriptive Analysis Of Partisanship And Political Attitudes Among Young Black Americans, Donnice M. Turner

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The growth of political conservatism and the decline in partisan loyalty among the general American population in the 1980's lead to this study of political attitudes and partisanship among this country's young black population. There has been a great deal of speculation regarding whether the growth in conservatism and dealignment with the Democratic Party was also occurring among young black Americans. Utilizing data from the 1984 and 1988 National Black Election Study (NBES), it was found that while well over three-fourths of those between 17 and 24 identified with the Democratic Party, less than a third strongly identified ...


The Impact Of Socialization On The Political Participation Of Women In The American Political System, Katherine K. Tucker May 1999

The Impact Of Socialization On The Political Participation Of Women In The American Political System, Katherine K. Tucker

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The purpose of this study is to explore the extent to which political socialization agents influence the role that women participate in the American Political Process. These agents include the family, the school, peer groups, religious institutions, the mass media, and occupation class and status. In addition, to determine to what degree have women participated in the American Political Process. In an attempt to fulfill these purposes, the political activity of Trailblazers in the American Political System was examined, and compared to current female electives. Also, the traditional views of women, beginning from the late 1960s to the present were ...


A Descriptive Analysis Of The Election Of A Black Male Elite Middle Class To Public Office And Its Role In Improving The Quality Of Black Life In The City Of Atlanta, Georgia, 1989-1996, Terrance U. Parker Dec 1998

A Descriptive Analysis Of The Election Of A Black Male Elite Middle Class To Public Office And Its Role In Improving The Quality Of Black Life In The City Of Atlanta, Georgia, 1989-1996, Terrance U. Parker

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The purpose of this case study is to conduct a descriptive analysis of the election of Black males to public office and the role they played in improving the quality of Black life in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. The study has analyzed and examined the impact that education, housing, income, and health care demographic factors have contributed to the election of these males to various committees, boards and commissions in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County Georgia. The study has also examined the political activity of college fraternities, urban voluntary associations, and community based organizations that played a ...


The U.S. Policy Towards The Middle East: The Case Of The 1990-1991 Gulf War, Ihmoud Ali Abu Salim Dec 1998

The U.S. Policy Towards The Middle East: The Case Of The 1990-1991 Gulf War, Ihmoud Ali Abu Salim

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This study has unfolded the U.S. policy toward the Middle East in general and the U.S. response to the 1990- 1991 Gulf crisis in particular. It has uncovered the fact that throughout different phases of history the U.S. policy in the Middle East was shaped by its national interests. U.S. interests in the Middle East, as elsewhere, are determined on the basis of strategic considerations and access to resources and markets. At a more specific level, however, U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East over the past several decades, until the 1990-1991 U.S.-led ...


The Political Economy Of Market Women In Western Nigeria, Abiodun Adegboye Awomolo Jul 1998

The Political Economy Of Market Women In Western Nigeria, Abiodun Adegboye Awomolo

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This study examined the political- economy of market women paying close attention to the impact of governmental economic policies on women’s trade. Our analysis was based on the experiences of market women in western Nigeria as a case study. The study focused particularly on the wage and salary restructuring awards awards (Udoji) of the 1970S and the Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs) of the late 1980s to present. On a secondary level, the study attempted theory-building of Africana feminism using the position of market women as the focus of analysis. To achieve its primary goal, the study presented and analyzed ...


The Struggle For Democracy In Algeria A Study In Civil-Ideological War, Mohammad Bani Salameh May 1998

The Struggle For Democracy In Algeria A Study In Civil-Ideological War, Mohammad Bani Salameh

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This study examines the rise of the Islamic movement in Algeria, the failure of the democratization process and the bloody civil war. The writer was able to establish that both the military leaders and the Islamic fundamentalists are responsible for the turmoil and the bloodshed in Algeria.

This study is significant because with the rise of the Islamic movement in the Arab world, Algeria became the primary test case for the compatibility of Islam with democracy and the prospects for democracy in the Arab world. The study was done through the use of primary and secondary sources. The study examines ...


The Political Economy Of International Trade In Hazardous And Toxic Wastes In West Africa: Theoretical And Case Analysis, Ini George Inyang Dec 1997

The Political Economy Of International Trade In Hazardous And Toxic Wastes In West Africa: Theoretical And Case Analysis, Ini George Inyang

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This dissertation examines international dumping trade in hazardous and toxic wastes and its impact on the trading countries in West Africa, relying on available and fairly limited information on transboundary movement of “unwanted wastes” shipped more often illegally for dumping from industrialized to poor West African countries between 1980- 1988. The drive for this trade in “unwanted wastes” from West African countries has been the seeming attraction for easy cash, while the drive from the industrialized countries has been the huge profit margin for the unsavory waste brokers, and the desperate need for cheap source of disposal. Given these motivations ...


Party Systems: An Exploratory Study Of The Impact Of The Two-Party Framework On The Political Attitude And Behavior Of The Electorate In The Nigerian Third Republic, John Ikechukwu Ekwuocha Dec 1996

Party Systems: An Exploratory Study Of The Impact Of The Two-Party Framework On The Political Attitude And Behavior Of The Electorate In The Nigerian Third Republic, John Ikechukwu Ekwuocha

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The study examines the records of the Nigerian party systems in creating a propitious or volatile political environment for political campaigns and elections. It brings together the literature and cross-sectional survey data on individual and group political attitudes and behavior, and on the effect of the Nigeria party system on political attitudes of the electorate.

Why is party competition in Nigeria strongly associated with ethnic belonging and why is it accompanied with so much violence? This study explores the question by illuminating and probing the motivations and incentives of the party systems, their patterns of political socialization and mobilization, as ...


A Case Study Of The Social And Economic Impact Of Structural Adjustment On Rural Agricultural Development In Middle Belt Nigeria, Emmanuel Oritsejafor Jul 1995

A Case Study Of The Social And Economic Impact Of Structural Adjustment On Rural Agricultural Development In Middle Belt Nigeria, Emmanuel Oritsejafor

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The premise of this study is the assumption that the IMF policy of structural adjustment has led to the decline of the social and economic welfare of the rural sector in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria. With this basic research theme in mind: (i) colonial agricultural development policy in Nigeria before the period of independence was evaluated; (ii) various development plans that have been instrumental in the development of the agricultural sector since independence were analyzed; (iii) the economic management policy of both civilian and military governments in Nigeria were examined; (iv) how SAP led to the proliferation of ...


Black Seminoles And North American Politics 1693-1845, Bruce Edward Twyman Jul 1995

Black Seminoles And North American Politics 1693-1845, Bruce Edward Twyman

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This study examined the interaction between rebellious African slaves, who took refuge in Florida, and the governments of Spain, Britain and the United States. The rebels fled British and American slavery in the Carolinas and Georgia. The study is based on the premise that this interaction reveals a genuine political relationship between the rebels and the governments. Administrative documents, records and military correspondence of the various governments furnish the foundation of the study's analytical data.

This is a case study in which a political-historical method is used to analyze documents, diaries, and other data. The researcher found that numerous ...