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Policy Gambit: Conservative Think Tanks Take On The Welfare State, David Stoesz Dec 1987

Policy Gambit: Conservative Think Tanks Take On The Welfare State, David Stoesz

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Conservative policy institutes have reevaluated their position regarding welfare and begun to present proposals to change social welfare policy. Instrumental in this development are the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation, conservative think tanks which have developed projects for the purpose of making social policy more consonant with conservative philosophy. If progressive organizations are to reassert their role in the policy process, they will have to use some of the aggressive techniques pioneered by the conservative think tanks.


James Madison: From Evangelical Princeton To The Constitutional Convention, Mark A. Noll Dec 1987

James Madison: From Evangelical Princeton To The Constitutional Convention, Mark A. Noll

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Invitation: Duval County Legislative Delegation Organizational Meeting Nov 1987

Invitation: Duval County Legislative Delegation Organizational Meeting

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Invitation to an organizational meeting issued by the Duval County Legislative Delegation held on the 15th floor, City Council Chambers Jacksonville City Hall at 10 am. Includes envelope. November 13, 1987.


Electing A President, David Sudhalter Nov 1987

Electing A President, David Sudhalter

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Yale Political Monthly 1987 November, The Politic, Inc. Nov 1987

Yale Political Monthly 1987 November, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


One Potato, Two Potato (Mlgpa Newsletter) (Oct 1987), Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance Oct 1987

One Potato, Two Potato (Mlgpa Newsletter) (Oct 1987), Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance

Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance [newsletter]

No abstract provided.


The Search For Voice: Ideology And Perspective In The Black Community, Phillip L. Clay Sep 1987

The Search For Voice: Ideology And Perspective In The Black Community, Phillip L. Clay

Trotter Review

During the last seven years, there has been a significant shift to the right in the ideological perspectives of Amencan political institutions and behavior. Despite some in consistencies, the direction is clear. The term “moderate” has acquired a conservative meaning, and liberals have been split into neo-liberal and neo-conservative camps. At this moment American society is informally declaring that it is not committed to achieving the goal ofequal outcomes long espoused by a mainly liberal national political and institutional system.

The shift to the right is working changes on traditional black ideological perspectives, both among blacks and between black and ...


The "New" Black Neo-Conservativism: A Critique, James Jennings Sep 1987

The "New" Black Neo-Conservativism: A Critique, James Jennings

Trotter Review

In this presentation, I will examine some of the general ideas, explanations and logic regarding black life conditions offered by a group of intellectuals who have come to be described as “Neo-Conservative.” I will not concentrate my critique on particular individuals, however; my focus will be primarily on the ideas and proposals that they have offered, especially those ideas that have been associated with public policy proposals.

In my opinion, the media and the scholarly community have focused too much on individuals, rather than examining closely and analytically the public policy ideas associated with Neo-Conservatism. I will seek to critique ...


The Search For Voice: Ideology And Perspective In The Black Community, Phillip L. Clay Sep 1987

The Search For Voice: Ideology And Perspective In The Black Community, Phillip L. Clay

William Monroe Trotter Institute Publications

During the last seven years there has been a significant shift to the right in the ideological perspectives of American political institutions and behavior. Despite some inconsistencies, the direction is clear. The term "moderate" has acquired a conservative meaning, and liberals have been split into neo-liberal and neoconservative camps. At this moment American society is informally declaring that it is not committed to achieving the goal of equal outcomes long espoused by a mainly liberal national political and institutional system.

The shift to the right is working changes on traditional black ideological perspectives, both among blacks and between black and ...


Registering The Poor To Vote: Lessons From The 1984 General Election, Ira Colby Sep 1987

Registering The Poor To Vote: Lessons From The 1984 General Election, Ira Colby

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Voter registration and educational programs for the poor and moderate income groups were a dominant political strategy embraced by a number of social welfare organizations during the 1984 general election. This article reviews one such project that registered 4,124 individuals and implemented a follow-up survey of 500 new registrants. Based on the survey, the author identifies a number of voting and nonvoting behaviors that should be considered in future voter registration and education projects. The author also identifies critical policy issues that impede voter participation among the poor.


Letter: From Gary Hart, To Friend, Gary Hart May 1987

Letter: From Gary Hart, To Friend, Gary Hart

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

A campaign letter Gary Hart to a Friend. Friends of Gary hart 1988. Date: May 26, 1987. Box 15 Folder 2


Harry Lurie's Assessment And Prescription: An Early View Of Social Workers' Roles And Responsibilities Regarding Political Action, Joe M. Schriver May 1987

Harry Lurie's Assessment And Prescription: An Early View Of Social Workers' Roles And Responsibilities Regarding Political Action, Joe M. Schriver

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Harry Lawrence Lurie's recommendations and analyses concerning social workers' involvement in political action are reviewed. By reviewing some of Lurie's concerns and activities from the 1930's into the 1950's in this area, it is possible to gain helpful guidance and insight into contemporary concerns about social workers in the political arena. Lurie argued consistently for greater involvement by social workers in political action as individuals, as members of professional organizations, and in coalition with other groups outside of social work who were concerned with progressive social change. Lurie also articulated many of the conditions preventing effective ...


The Failure Of The Destitute Mother's Bill: The Use Of Political Power In Social Welfare, Eve P. Smith May 1987

The Failure Of The Destitute Mother's Bill: The Use Of Political Power In Social Welfare, Eve P. Smith

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Although social and economic conditions and prevailing popular philosophies may affect the success or failure of an attempt at change in social welfare policy and practice, the relative strengths and weaknesses of the political forces for and against the change may be more important. In 1897, fourteen years before the passage of the first U.S. Mothers' Pension law in Illinois, New York State Senator John Ahearn attempted such a law in New York. Although the bill was passed unanimously by both houses of the State Legislature, it was never signed into law. The reason was that the children's ...


Postcard: Friends Of Gary Hart Apr 1987

Postcard: Friends Of Gary Hart

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

A postcard from Friends of Gary Hart with an invitation to Celebrate '88. Join Gary and Lee Hart as they celebrate Gary's announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States. Date: 1987. Box 14 Folder 2


The William A. Hinds American Communities Collection, Mark F. Weimer Apr 1987

The William A. Hinds American Communities Collection, Mark F. Weimer

The Courier

This article discusses the life and contributions of William A. Hinds, who in his book American Communities, tried to document communistic societies within America, such as the Oneida Community. The article includes a list of the communities and associations that Hinds documented.


Contemporary Populism In Montana Alive And Well?, Kara Stermitz Apr 1987

Contemporary Populism In Montana Alive And Well?, Kara Stermitz

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The research undertaken in this thesis investigates the possibility of the existence of Populism in Montana. Arriving at this topic was no profound discovery. After reading about Populism in Montana history books and listening to lectures and discussions in history and political science classes, I became enthralled with the movement known as Populism. I had always found Populism interesting and desired to learn more about the movement. Because my family is in the ranching business, I was very intrigued by the accounts I read about concerning attempts made by Populist agriculturalists to unite farmers and ranchers in an organization that ...


The Mass Media And Vietnam, Michael Uda Apr 1987

The Mass Media And Vietnam, Michael Uda

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The question many Vietnam scholars have asked is, “What went wrong with American policy in Vietnam Fewer have asked, "What impact did the mass media have on the way the public viewed the war ?" Fewer yet asked the question, “What was the relationship between the government, the media, and the public in the way policy was formed, and the war was fought, and what were the relative impacts of each of these agents on the way the war was conducted ?" This question shall be the focal point of this study. Each agent (i.e. the mass media, the public, and ...


A Comparative Study Of The Role Of Certain Political Communications Strategies Contrasting The 1980 Incumbent Campaign Of Jimmy Carter And The 1984 Incumbent Campaign Of Ronald Reagan, Brian Canady Apr 1987

A Comparative Study Of The Role Of Certain Political Communications Strategies Contrasting The 1980 Incumbent Campaign Of Jimmy Carter And The 1984 Incumbent Campaign Of Ronald Reagan, Brian Canady

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

In this study, we will examine the effects that strategies, for the use of available political communication channels, can have on potential and existing political careers. Using the incumbent campaigns of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, we will discuss the ability of each to utilize these strategies in their campaign communication, and the effect which those abilities had on their political success, or lack thereof. Mr. Reagan, we will see, has been extremely successful in his use of communication channels. Mr. Carter, on the other hand, attempted, but was unsuccessful at communicating a positive public image. In order to be ...


Trust, Self-Interest, And Representation In Economic Policymaking: Rhode Island Reconsidered, Thomas J. Anton, Darrell M. West Jan 1987

Trust, Self-Interest, And Representation In Economic Policymaking: Rhode Island Reconsidered, Thomas J. Anton, Darrell M. West

New England Journal of Public Policy

Industrial policy has become an increasingly central focus of political debate as American society struggles with new and troubling economic realities. Yet despite the importance of this subject, little is known about how the public gains or processes information on these matters, or about the evaluative standards used to judge industrial-policy proposals. A recent referendum in Rhode Island offered a unique opportunity to study these questions. Citizens participated directly in the debate over new industrial policy by soundly rejecting the Greenhouse Compact, a novel and comprehensive plan to "reindustrialize" Rhode Island. Here we report the results of a public opinion ...


U.S. House Journal Of William H. Natcher, Vol. 53, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1987

U.S. House Journal Of William H. Natcher, Vol. 53, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

U.S. House Journals of William H. Natcher

Journal, 8 May 1987 to 11 March 1988, of U.S. Congressman William Huston Natcher while he was representing Kentucky’s 2nd District. The journal includes an almost daily account of Natcher’s reflections on current events and transactions with the U.S. House of Representatives. Many of the entries contain typescripted newspaper articles with some editorial comment provided by Natcher, others are more personal in nature.