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An Examination Of The Concepts And Critics Of The Theories Of Mass Society, Jeffrey Stephen Margolis Jan 1966

An Examination Of The Concepts And Critics Of The Theories Of Mass Society, Jeffrey Stephen Margolis

Master's Theses

Introduction

The quotations above are representative of the three prominent problems entertained by the theories of mass society; that is, freedom in the polity, freedom in the community, and inner directiveness, or freedom with one's own self. This series of problems involves the totality of existence.

Traditional philosophic speculation, the realm of the totality, demands an examination of man's concept of what he is, and what he is not, of what he sees, and that which he does not see. For the prescription "Know thyself" is not only a panegyric for introspective soul seeking; rather, it is an ...


The Movement For Home Rule In Prince Georges County, Maryland 1961-1964, Paul A. Clark Jr. Aug 1965

The Movement For Home Rule In Prince Georges County, Maryland 1961-1964, Paul A. Clark Jr.

Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper has been to trace the movement for constitutional home rule in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Special attention has been given to the effects of the movement on Prince Georges County government. As a conclusion to this study, several more recommendations are suggested as improvements on the local government administration.


U.S. Foreign Aid Policy: Its Impact On Public Opinion, Jane L. Olson Jul 1965

U.S. Foreign Aid Policy: Its Impact On Public Opinion, Jane L. Olson

Master's Theses

Introduction

An analysis of the relationships between public policy and public opinion is vital to gaining an understanding and appreciation of the political process in the United States. According to democratic theory, citizens are to be free to express their views on issues and policy decisions. In a representative democracy the elected officials are supposed to carry out the wishes of their constituents. This study is directed toward analyzing the relationships between foreign aid policy and public opinion toward ten selected policy changes which have taken place since World War II. It focuses on the formal foreign aid program; and ...


An Exploratory Investigation Of The Indifferent Pattern Of Accommodation To Work-Related Organizations, John E. Blissick Jul 1965

An Exploratory Investigation Of The Indifferent Pattern Of Accommodation To Work-Related Organizations, John E. Blissick

Master's Theses

Introduction

In recent years there has been growing interest in the nature of workers' attitudes, values, and behavior.1 One area of special concern has been a particular behavior pattern frequently observed among blue collar workers called indifference, and it generally refers to a lack of identification with one's work and work organization. Indifference is a phenomenon which occurs among almost all major groups of workers to some degree, but it has been observed most often and in its most intense forms among blue collar workers. In various forms it has been called apathy, noninvolvement, and un-affectedness. It has ...


Mencius -- Political Philosophy, Chi-Hsiung Shih Apr 1965

Mencius -- Political Philosophy, Chi-Hsiung Shih

Master's Theses

Chinese civilization has strongly influenced Asia since its establishment roughly about .four thousand years ago. The influences have penetrated tho Asiatic countries through the ages and all the traces could be found in history. There is a saying that East is East and West is West. In the so-called East or oriental civilization, the Chinese part of contribution occupies its backbone.

Western civilization usually could be defined with the combination or three parts namely 'democracy', 'sciences' and 'Christianity'. The first two parts can be further traced to the pre-Platonic period in Greece; ·while tho third part was, of course, the ...


An Analysis Of The Activities Under Public Law 480 : The Food For Peace Program, Charles Frederick Bateman Jan 1965

An Analysis Of The Activities Under Public Law 480 : The Food For Peace Program, Charles Frederick Bateman

Master's Theses

It has been my purpose in this research to unveil a clear picture of the historical activities of our Food For Peace Program, commonly know as Public Law 480, with the hope of' being able to establish a basis for .future understanding. I have examined certain problems arising in both normal and abnormal situations in the activities under Public Law 480, and have presented views as to how they might be corrected or avoided.


A Political Biography Of Thomas Bahnson Stanley, Warren Wayne Riggan Jan 1965

A Political Biography Of Thomas Bahnson Stanley, Warren Wayne Riggan

Master's Theses

Thomas Bahnson Stanley was born on a farm near Spencer, Henry County, Virginia, July 16, 1890. His mother was Susan Walker Stanley, a native of Walkertown, North Carolina; a daugh­ter of R.L.Walker and a niece of judge Henry Mullins of Martins­ville. His father was Crockett Stanley who served with Company H, Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry, Pickett's Division, and was wounded at Gettysburg, during the Civil War. He recovered from his wounds to return to Henry County. He was greatly interested in public affairs, being Commissioner of Revenue for Henry County for some twenty years, and filled ...


State Of Bills Of Rights 1776-1837, Nancy Louise Roberts May 1964

State Of Bills Of Rights 1776-1837, Nancy Louise Roberts

Master's Theses

The purpose of this particular work is to study the State Bills of Rights and to discover what political philosophy express. To the knowledge of the author, this has never been attempted, therefore secondary sources were of value to her only as background material.


An Analysis Of Newspaper Coverage Of Congressional Campaign In Fourth Congressional District, Richard Earl Marshall Jan 1958

An Analysis Of Newspaper Coverage Of Congressional Campaign In Fourth Congressional District, Richard Earl Marshall

Master's Theses

Chapter I

The Fourth Congressional District, located in the south-western part of the state of Michigan, is composed of the following six counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, and Van Buren. This district is largely rural in its composition. The county with the greatest population is Berrien. The population of the district by counties and the rural-urban characteristics of those counties is shown in Table I.


Charles Lynch, Originator Of The Term Lynch Law, Gordon Godfrey Fralin Jul 1955

Charles Lynch, Originator Of The Term Lynch Law, Gordon Godfrey Fralin

Master's Theses

Short sketches bearing activities and incidents in the life of Charles Lynch are frequently found in books dealing with the history of lynch law, in genealogies of colonial Virginians, in histories of Lynchburg, Virginia, or in scattered contributions to magazines. Each of these sources contains fundamentally the same information, (i.e., a list or his political offices,reputation as a zealous patriot, and his association with the term: lynch law), although there is some variation to be found. The purpose of this paper, therefore, has been to bring together all the miscellaneous bits of information pertaining to Charles Lynch which ...


A Study Of The Four Public Bridges Across The James River, Demitrios Basiliou Pantele Feb 1952

A Study Of The Four Public Bridges Across The James River, Demitrios Basiliou Pantele

Master's Theses

As a result of its expansion to both the northern and southern banks of the James River, the city of Richmond, Virginia, has been obliged to construct a number of bridges in order to provide a link between the two parts of the city. There are now four such structures connecting north and south Richmond, the eldest dating back to the eighteenth century, with the most recent having been erected as recently as 1934. In the pages that follow it shall be our purpose to tell the story of these four spans not only from the point of view of ...


The Development Of The Federal Grant-In-Aid System And Its Effect On The Distribution Of The National Wealth, Charles A. Harvey Jul 1950

The Development Of The Federal Grant-In-Aid System And Its Effect On The Distribution Of The National Wealth, Charles A. Harvey

Master's Theses

In our modern world the problems or government are never simple. The tasks of coordinating, directing and promoting the political, social and economic affairs or a people usually present problems of the utmost complexity. Particularly is this true under the system or government embodied in our Federal constitution. Due to the system of power distribution peculiar to federalism many problems arise which are not ordinarily encountered by the so-called centralized or unitary norms of political organization.

It is not the purpose of this paper to examine in detail the characteristics of federalism. Sutfioe it to say that under such a ...


The History And Present Status Of The Government Of Hampton, Virginia, John Howard Garber Oct 1949

The History And Present Status Of The Government Of Hampton, Virginia, John Howard Garber

Master's Theses

This thesis traces the governmental development of the City of Hampton, Virginia. Some historical data is given concerning the settlement of the area which is now Hampton and of its history as a part of Elizabeth City County before its incorporation as a town. From this point on the emphasis is placed upon the evolution of the government of the Town of Hampton and later the City of Hampton. Some critical comment on the structure and organization of the government is scattered throughout the paper but it is mainly concentrated in one Chap­ter which deals with Hampton 's present ...


The Dry Cleaning Industry In Virginia, Conard Blount Mattox Aug 1949

The Dry Cleaning Industry In Virginia, Conard Blount Mattox

Master's Theses

The purpose of this essay is to convey to the reader an adequate account of the growth and development of the Dry Cleaning Industry in Virginia. With this in mind the author has included material which normally would not appear in such a paper. He felt that a clearer picture of the Cleaning Industry could be obtained by including chapters on the actual Cleaning Process and the structure of the industry.


Sino American Relations, Philip Lin Jul 1942

Sino American Relations, Philip Lin

Master's Theses

This thesis is a survey of the history of the diplomatic relationship of the United States and China from 1840-1940.


Taxation Of Real Property In Hays, Kansas, From 1926 To 1940, Roy Howard Billings May 1942

Taxation Of Real Property In Hays, Kansas, From 1926 To 1940, Roy Howard Billings

Master's Theses

This thesis is a survey of the history of taxation in Hays, Kansas from 1926-1941. Contains a history of the community, a municipal profile, zoning maps, and taxation information.


The Kansas Bill Of Rights As Interpreted By The State Supreme Court, 1861-1940, Thomas Clair King Jul 1941

The Kansas Bill Of Rights As Interpreted By The State Supreme Court, 1861-1940, Thomas Clair King

Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this thesis to s how the meaning of the Kansas Bill of Rights as determined by the Kansas Supreme Court in the many cases which have involved these rights. The thesis can show to the reader only what the court has determined in the past and the meaning of the Bill of Rights only as it applies to those situations which have been brought before the court. There are vast, potential meanings which will be brought to light only in the future as the court is asked to decide in other cases the meaning of ...


A Study Of The Government Of The City Of Oberlin, Kansas, Jack S. Cronk Jul 1940

A Study Of The Government Of The City Of Oberlin, Kansas, Jack S. Cronk

Master's Theses

The primary aim of the writer in preparing this thesis has been to investigate the various departments of government of the city of Oberlin, Kansas. This study was not made from the viewpoint of the critical observer interested in uncovering either outstanding efficiencies or inefficiencies. The material presented is submitted for the purpose of collaborating practical knowledge with theoretical knowledge in the study of municipal government.


The Attitude Of The American People Toward War As Expressed In "The Saturday Evening Post" And "Atlantic Monthly" Magazines During The Years 1938 And 1939, Marion Franklin Coulson Jul 1940

The Attitude Of The American People Toward War As Expressed In "The Saturday Evening Post" And "Atlantic Monthly" Magazines During The Years 1938 And 1939, Marion Franklin Coulson

Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to discover the attitude of the American people (including various classes from the common laborer to the President) toward war as expressed in a limited body of current literature. The materials concerning war published in the Saturday Evening Post and the Atlantic Monthly magazines during the years 1938 and 1939 have been chosen for this purpose.


The Study Of One Hundred Farm Security Administration Grant Families In Ellis County, Kansas, Clair A. Bondurant Jul 1939

The Study Of One Hundred Farm Security Administration Grant Families In Ellis County, Kansas, Clair A. Bondurant

Master's Theses

The purpose of this thesis was to discover through the use of a questionnaire the living standards of the farm families who are receiving emergency grants from the Government in Ellis County, Kansas.


The Presidential Campaign Of 1932, Loretto C. Mersh Jan 1937

The Presidential Campaign Of 1932, Loretto C. Mersh

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Oil Scandals During The Harding Administration, Mary M. Ridge Jan 1937

Oil Scandals During The Harding Administration, Mary M. Ridge

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Financial Study Of The City Of Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, Lorenze Randall Bingham May 1936

A Financial Study Of The City Of Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, Lorenze Randall Bingham

Master's Theses

The great problem of municipal finance with which a majority of our municipalities are confronted at the present time is a problem that can be attacked only through a slow process of analysis and investigation. Slashing of salaries, indiscriminate dispensing with the various services offered by the city in prosperous times, and increasing of bonded indebtedness will not in any sense provide a permanent solution to the problem. The difficulty is in tracing the course of money taken in by the city from its source to its ultimate use in providing that which the citizens demand. When this has been ...