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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

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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 ...


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 ...


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

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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

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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

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Social Support, Stressful Life Events And Mental Health During Pregnancy :, Janice Moon-Alhadeff Jan 1986

Social Support, Stressful Life Events And Mental Health During Pregnancy :, Janice Moon-Alhadeff

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Social Mobilization And Political Decay In Argentina, Craig Huntington Melton Jan 1986

Social Mobilization And Political Decay In Argentina, Craig Huntington Melton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Civil Military Relations In Lithuania Under President Antanas Smetona 1926-1940, Robert A. Vitas Jan 1986

Civil Military Relations In Lithuania Under President Antanas Smetona 1926-1940, Robert A. Vitas

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Shift Rotation Among Correctional Officers As A Source Of Perceived Job Related Stress, Phyllis Ingram Jan 1986

Shift Rotation Among Correctional Officers As A Source Of Perceived Job Related Stress, Phyllis Ingram

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

My formal hypothesis for this study is that shift rotation among correctional officers has an effect on correctional officer stress. Although there are many definitions of stress, for the purpose of this study stress is defined as conscious nervous tension. Many authors believe that stress develops from a person's reactions to certain situations that are threatening or exert pressure on them. It is felt that whatever the cause, stress depends not on the outside event but on how one reacts to it. For the purpose of this study, stress was not formally defined to the correctional officers because I ...


Precinct Government In Salt Lake County, Utah 1852-1904, Steven K. Madsen Jan 1986

Precinct Government In Salt Lake County, Utah 1852-1904, Steven K. Madsen

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis traces the origin, development, and decline, from 1852 to 1904, of Salt Lake County's judicial precincts. A precinct functioned as the basic subdivision of county government. Its boundaries were generally coterminous with those of local communities. It was established to allow for a degree of local control by the people.
Chapter two reveals that precinct justices experienced over time a marked decline in socio-political prominence. This is largely due to legislative statutes that decreased their jurisdictional powers. Chapter three examines the evolution of precinct boundaries. It is demonstrated that geographic distribution of individuals played a major role ...


The American Reaction To Germany's Annexation Of Austria, Mark A. Tarner Jan 1986

The American Reaction To Germany's Annexation Of Austria, Mark A. Tarner

Masters Theses

Germany's annexation of Austria in March 1938 was the cumulation of almost twenty years of Austrian dissatisfaction with the Treaty of Saint Germain, the lack of consistent political and economic support by the western democracies and the international instability of the 1930s. All these factors worked in favor of pro-Anschluss Germans and Austrians and to the handicap of the allies. Once Adolf Hitler came to power, he drastically changed German policy toward Austria. Anschluss had special significance for Hitler and his decision to abandon an evolutionary revision of Austria's political status to one of radical expansionism and annexation ...


The Republican Party And Civil Rights, 1877-1976, Gordon E. Sparks Jan 1986

The Republican Party And Civil Rights, 1877-1976, Gordon E. Sparks

Masters Theses

There have been many works written on both the Republican and the Democratic parties. Many works have also described the problem of civil rights and the historical difficulties blacks have had in an attempt to fit in politically. These works, however, have left out one major aspect of this process. Relationships of blacks to the political parties themsevles must be studied to understand one aspect of their continuous struggle for civil rights in America.

It is time that an overview be done on how the political parties have dealt with the civil rights problem throughout their histories. The Republican party ...


Egypt And The Soviet Union, 1953-1970, John W. Copp Jan 1986

Egypt And The Soviet Union, 1953-1970, John W. Copp

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze in detail the many aspects of the Soviet-Egyptian friendship as it developed from 1953 to 1970. The relationship between the two is extremely important because it provides insight into the roles of both Egypt and the Soviet Union in both the history of the Middle East and in world politics. The period from 1953 to 1970 is key in understanding the relationship between the two states because it is the period of the genesis of the relationship and a period in which both nations went through marked changes in both ...


Manipulation Or Education? : Symbolic Language, Belief System And The Truman Doctrine, John Gunn Tilson Jan 1986

Manipulation Or Education? : Symbolic Language, Belief System And The Truman Doctrine, John Gunn Tilson

Dissertations and Theses

The question arises in the analysis of foreign policy decision making regarding how consensus or approval by the public is attained for policies. Some authors have suggested that consensus is obtained through the manipulation of opinion by decision makers. One case often cited as an example of manipulation is the 1947 announcement of the Truman Doctrine.

In determining the validity of these arguments a review was conducted of the language of the doctrine and the interpretations of newspaper columnists. In addition, a review of personal documents of the decision makers was conducted to determine their impressions.

The data compiled from ...


Quebec-Us Relations Under The Parti Quebecois, D. Keith Heintzman Jan 1986

Quebec-Us Relations Under The Parti Quebecois, D. Keith Heintzman

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Quebec-U.S. interactions frm 1976 to 1980 are analysed in relation to American apprehension over the election of the Parti Quebecois and the P.Q. government’s ability to accommodate the American economic community.Analysis of this interaction is conducted in terms of the risks to corporate operations posed by P.Q. policies and the effect of P.Q. communications on corporate perceptions of this risk. A formal bargaining model—developed using the concept from game theory of “critical risk”—forms the theoretical basis for explaining changes in the American response. Each province’s economic transactions with the U.S ...