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Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association Dec 1986

Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Meeting regarding student alumni reception, publicity and open positions.


Women In Guinea-Bissau And The Cape Verde Islands: Their Impact In The Liberation Struggle And The Transformation Process, Sophia Jetelle Woodard Dec 1986

Women In Guinea-Bissau And The Cape Verde Islands: Their Impact In The Liberation Struggle And The Transformation Process, Sophia Jetelle Woodard

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of conducting this research was to make accessible a detailed analysis of women’s involvement, roles, contributions in the national liberation movement in Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands. Such a study was necessary because of the scanty nature of the information available on this particular subject matter. In order to adequately assess the women’s engagement in the liberation movement - the African Party for the Independence of Guinea—Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), it was of equal significance to focus on their impact in the national culture, the economy, and the political structure. Additionally, a comparison was ...


The Separation Of Law And Morals, Noel B. Reynolds Nov 1986

The Separation Of Law And Morals, Noel B. Reynolds

Faculty Publications

The classic opposition of legal positivism and natural law theory resurfaces continually and reminds us that we have yet to resolve this key conflict in our ways of understanding the moral authority of law. The strengths and weaknesses of the two theories are reviewed—both have fatal flaws. Conventionalism is proposed as a means of finding internal standards in a man-made system of law. The naturally emerging standards for a conventionalist system of law turn out to be the already familiar principles of the rule of law.


The Separation Of Law And Morals, Noel Reynolds Nov 1986

The Separation Of Law And Morals, Noel Reynolds

Noel B Reynolds

The classic opposition of legal positivism and natural law theory resurfaces continually and reminds us that we have yet to resolve this key conflict in our ways of understanding the moral authority of law. The strengths and weaknesses of the two theories are reviewed—both have fatal flaws. Conventionalism is proposed as a means of finding internal standards in a man-made system of law. The naturally emerging standards for a conventionalist system of law turn out to be the already familiar principles of the rule of law.


Yale Political Monthly 1986 November, The Politic, Inc. Nov 1986

Yale Political Monthly 1986 November, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association Oct 1986

Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Meeting regarding events, discount cards and International Day.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association Sep 1986

Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Meeting regarding committee system, open positions and elections.


Nationalism, Ethnocentrism And Personality By H. D. Forbes, William P. Kreml Sep 1986

Nationalism, Ethnocentrism And Personality By H. D. Forbes, William P. Kreml

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


American Irish Newsletter - August - September 1986, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Sep 1986

American Irish Newsletter - August - September 1986, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Rev. Jesse Jackson's Candidacy For President On Pluralistic Politics: Implications For Community Action, James Craigen Sep 1986

The Influence Of Rev. Jesse Jackson's Candidacy For President On Pluralistic Politics: Implications For Community Action, James Craigen

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This essay addresses the significant changes in power relationships brought about by the candidacy of the Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson for President of the United States. Specifically, it will attempt to focus on themes or issues reflecting the impact of his entry into the contest for the Democratic nomination as a viable Black candidate in November 1983, and the consequent redefinition of power relationships which occurred not only within the Democratic Party, but between Blacks and Whites, Blacks and Jews, Black elected and appointed officials, and his effort on relative deprivation among the people in the Rainbow coalition that he ...


Electoralism, Mobilization And Strategies For The 80s: An Assessment Of Organizing Trends In The Mid-Decade, Steve Burghardt Sep 1986

Electoralism, Mobilization And Strategies For The 80s: An Assessment Of Organizing Trends In The Mid-Decade, Steve Burghardt

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Community organizers in the United States have two tasks today: a short-term defensive one of holding back the rightward assault against both the social welfare state and the working class in general; and a long-term, mobilizing task of building a constituency strong enough to transform the welfare state itself. We cannot lose sight of this latter goal, for the method and objectives we set for ourselves in the short-run will greatly determine the feasibility of our long-term goals.

This is no small matter, for the assault on the welfare state is as fundamental to the restructuring of class and social ...


Interview With Dora Landrum Regarding Her Life (Fa 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 1986

Interview With Dora Landrum Regarding Her Life (Fa 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Dora Landrum conducted by Kevins Eans for an oral history project titled "A Generation Remembers, 1900-1949." Landrum dicusses her life and times, including information about the Great Depression, how the New Deal programs affected Ohio County, Kentucky, motion pictures, radio, World War II, Pearl Harbor, the atomic bomb, rationining, her running for State Senate in 1949, and Democratic politics.


Congressional Support For The President: The View From The Kennedy/Johnson White House, Cary R. Covington Aug 1986

Congressional Support For The President: The View From The Kennedy/Johnson White House, Cary R. Covington

Department of Political Science Publications

This paper describes characteristics of presidential support scores compiled by the Office of Congressional Relations (OCR) from 1961 to 1967. These characteristics are compared to similar scores compiled by Congressional Quarterly (CQ). The OCR scores were based on votes known to be important to the presidents, while CQ could not make such distinctions. This difference in vote selection generated important substantive and methodological implications. For example, the OCR scores reveal that Republicans and southern Democrats were much less supportive of the presidents than CQ suggests, while northern Democrats were much more supportive. This, along with other CQ shortcomings revealed by ...


Forgotten Partnership: U.S.-Canada Relations Today By Charles F. Doran - Book Review, Donald K. Alper Aug 1986

Forgotten Partnership: U.S.-Canada Relations Today By Charles F. Doran - Book Review, Donald K. Alper

Political Science Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


United States Military Special Operations Forces: Why They Are Our Best Military Assets For Low-Intensity Conflicts, Stephen Leslie Robinson Aug 1986

United States Military Special Operations Forces: Why They Are Our Best Military Assets For Low-Intensity Conflicts, Stephen Leslie Robinson

Master's Theses

This thesis addresses the development of United States military assets for dealing with revolutionary warfare, terrorism, and other threats which could be identified under the rubric, "low-· intensity conflict." Elite military units, collectively identified as Special Operations Forces (SOF), are examined for the character- !sties and attributes which promote misunderstanding and mistrust about their capabilities. Some analytical distinctions are developed which may be useful in defining roles and missions for SOF elements. Cultural impediments which may inhibit SOF activities are considered as well. Research efforts included interviews and discussion with twenty Special Operations soldiers, both active and retired, a number ...


American Irish Newsletter - June - July 1986, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Jul 1986

American Irish Newsletter - June - July 1986, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Schematic Assessments Of Presidential Candidates, Arthur H. Miller, Martin P. Wattenberg, Oksana Malanchuk Jun 1986

Schematic Assessments Of Presidential Candidates, Arthur H. Miller, Martin P. Wattenberg, Oksana Malanchuk

Department of Political Science Publications

This article applies theories of social cognition in an investigation of the dimensions of the assessments of candidates employed by voters in the United States. An empirical description of the public's cognitive representations of presidential candidates, derived from responses to open-ended questions in the American National Election Studies from 1952 to 1984, reveals that perceptions of candidates are generally focused on "personality" characteristics rather than on issue concerns or partisan group connections. Contrary to the implications of past research, higher education is found to be correlated with a greater likelihood of using personality categories rather than with making issue ...


Hume And His Critics: Reid And Kames, Noel B. Reynolds May 1986

Hume And His Critics: Reid And Kames, Noel B. Reynolds

Faculty Publications

This presentation was in response to Kenneth MacKinnon’s defense of Thomas Reid’s preference for natural virtue against David Hume’s conventionalism in his theory of law. It is argued that because Hume’s legal theory follows easily from his theory of human nature, Reid and Kames—and MacKinnon—need to refute Hume at that level to be successful in their rejection of his conventionalism.


Hume And His Critics--Reid And Kames, Noel B. Reynolds May 1986

Hume And His Critics--Reid And Kames, Noel B. Reynolds

Noel B Reynolds

This presentation was in response to Kenneth MacKinnon’s defense of Thomas Reid’s preference for natural virtue against David Hume’s conventionalism in his theory of law. It is argued that because Hume’s legal theory follows easily from his theory of human nature, Reid and Kames—and MacKinnon—need to refute Hume at that level to be successful in their rejection of his conventionalism.


Morality And The Rule Of Law, Noel B. Reynolds May 1986

Morality And The Rule Of Law, Noel B. Reynolds

Faculty Publications

This paper lays out the logic of a conservative view of liberty and morality based on an understanding of human nature as both social and rational on the one hand, and radically individual and self-seeking on the other. Without public virtue, a people cannot govern itself as a free people. But neither virtue nor moral truth can be legislated. The rule of law under constitutionalism is the most successful human arrangement for providing freedom and allowing moral action on the part of individuals.


Morality And The Rule Of Law, Noel Reynolds May 1986

Morality And The Rule Of Law, Noel Reynolds

Noel B Reynolds

This paper lays out the logic of a conservative view of liberty and morality based on an understanding of human nature as both social and rational on the one hand, and radically individual and self-seeking on the other. Without public virtue, a people cannot govern itself as a free people. But neither virtue nor moral truth can be legislated. The rule of law under constitutionalism is the most successful human arrangement for providing freedom and allowing moral action on the part of individuals.


American Irish Newsletter - April - May 1986, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec May 1986

American Irish Newsletter - April - May 1986, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of Policies And Practices In Nonindustrial Private Forestry: A Review Of Educational And Technical Assistance In North Carolina, Rudolph Wilson May 1986

An Analysis Of Policies And Practices In Nonindustrial Private Forestry: A Review Of Educational And Technical Assistance In North Carolina, Rudolph Wilson

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study emanates from the view that educational and technical assistance programs are key variables in woodlot owners’, especially farmers’, propensity to engage in systematic forest management practices. The dissertation findings indicate that, based upon the medium and quality of communication, the distribution of educational and technical assistance by forestry—elated agencies have systematically benefitted large-scale landowners over small-scale and minority landowners. Thus, a structure of inequality exists in forestry-related services which tends to perpetuate a system of discrimination based upon the size of landownership and the race of the landowner. “Economies of scale” debates play a great role in ...


Interventionism In Africa: An Analytic Comparative Study Of The Politics Of Foreign Intervention In Angola And Zaire, Ibiyinka Oluwole Solarin May 1986

Interventionism In Africa: An Analytic Comparative Study Of The Politics Of Foreign Intervention In Angola And Zaire, Ibiyinka Oluwole Solarin

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study is an attempt to elucidate on the complex phenomenon of intervention in two African countries, i.e., Republic of Zaire and the People's Republic of Angola. Any study that examines the interventionist thrust of one polity on another, (if it lays claim to an exhaustive treatment of the subject matter) must recognize the multi-layered facets of intervention, for example, from politics, social institutions, religion to culture. Mindful of the variegated nature of this phenomenon, this study has only focused on politicomilitary intervention.

An attempt is made to provide the historical background of Western assault on Africa generally ...


Revolutionary Action Movement (Ram): A Case Study Of An Urban Revolutionary Movement In Western Capitalist Society, Maxwell C. Stanford May 1986

Revolutionary Action Movement (Ram): A Case Study Of An Urban Revolutionary Movement In Western Capitalist Society, Maxwell C. Stanford

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The primary intent of this thesis is to present a political descriptive analysis of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM), and urban revolutionary movement active in the 1960's. An attempt has been made to portray the historical context, the organization, ideology of the RAM organization and response of the state to the activities of the organization.

The thesis presents a methodological approach to developing a paradigm in which the study of urban revolutionary movements is part of a rational analysis. The thesis also explains concepts and theories that are presented later in the text. A review of black radical activity ...


Soviet Women In The Urban Work Force, Hilde Waldschmidt May 1986

Soviet Women In The Urban Work Force, Hilde Waldschmidt

All-College Writing Contest

No abstract provided.


Nacs 14th Annual Conference Program, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Apr 1986

Nacs 14th Annual Conference Program, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

NACCS Conference Programs

Decisions for the Future in Critical Times
April 10-12, 1986
University of Texas, El Paso


Liberal Political Theory And The Rule Of Law, Noel B. Reynolds Apr 1986

Liberal Political Theory And The Rule Of Law, Noel B. Reynolds

Faculty Publications

The efforts of liberal political theorists like John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin to identify principles and rights based on moral truth as authoritative bases for law and politics ignore the insight of Hume and other conservative theorists that the moral possibilities of human nature generally are limited and are in turn limiting on what can be accomplished, from a moral point of view, through law and politics.


The Pueblo Incident: Crisis Diplomacy In Northeast Asia, Carey Hester Apr 1986

The Pueblo Incident: Crisis Diplomacy In Northeast Asia, Carey Hester

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

On 23 January 1968, the U.S.S. Pueblo, a United States Navy intelligence collection ship operating off the eastern shore of Wonsan, North Korea, was challenged, fired upon, and subsequently seized by a flotilla of North Korean naval ships. The Pueblo—with its crew bound, blindfolded, and guarded at gun point—was towed to Wonsan Harbor. The ship's crew, numbering eighty-three men, was detained in North Korea for eleven months until a diplomatic solution resolving the crisis was reached between the governments of the United States and North Korea. This thesis will examine the Pueblo incident within the ...


Montana Divided: An Examination Of Cultural And Political Contrariety Between Eastern And Western Montana, Carlo Canty Apr 1986

Montana Divided: An Examination Of Cultural And Political Contrariety Between Eastern And Western Montana, Carlo Canty

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The question of whether or not political lines of demarcation have been historically consistent with natural boundaries between distinct geographical regions inspires an eternal debate. For, in some cases, planned political divisions have closely paralleled natural boundaries, while in others, artificial lines of partition have been agreed upon with more concern for legality and national interest than the "lay of the land.” The boundary between Texas and Mexico would seem to exemplify the first case: politicians and surveyors considerate of southwest topography were naturally inclined to designate the Rio Grande river as both an inherent and politically convenient point of ...