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Southern African Development Coordination Conference Sadcc: An Assessment Of Economic Integration And Reduction Of Dependency In The Region, Eddie E. Ogoun Dec 1987

Southern African Development Coordination Conference Sadcc: An Assessment Of Economic Integration And Reduction Of Dependency In The Region, Eddie E. Ogoun

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This research is aimed at assessing SADCC in relation to the degree to which it has accomplished its own aims, regional economic integration and reduction of dependency. The study has relied on and used the dependency theory which holds that the development in a peripheral capitalist system is a continuous process of dispossessing the less developed countries of their raw materials in favor of maintaining the advancement of the capitalist countries. In short, neo-colonial dependence view of underdevelopment attributes a large part of the Third World's continuing and worsening poverty to the existence and policies of the industrial capitalist ...


Single Party And National Integration In Africa The Case Of The Mpr In Zaire, Ben O. Olofio Jul 1987

Single Party And National Integration In Africa The Case Of The Mpr In Zaire, Ben O. Olofio

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The aim of this study was to determine whether or not the Mouvement Populaire de la Revolution (MPR) as a single political party in Zaire has brought about national integration in the country. The Charter of the Party, herein referred to as the Nsele Manifesto, states that "the MPR intends to restore the state authority and the union of the Zaireans for the sake and the grandeur of the Republic." Carried out from a historical materialist perspective, the study comes up with three major findings. First, from a behavioral standpoint the MPR has implemented a vertical integration in Zaire as ...


Removing Elected Officials From Office: The Use Of The Recall In Georgia, Marion E. Orr Jul 1987

Removing Elected Officials From Office: The Use Of The Recall In Georgia, Marion E. Orr

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This thesis examines the effectiveness of Georgia's "Public Officers Recall Act" as a tool for Georgians seeking to remove elected officials from office. The methodology employed in this study is the case study approach.

The results of this study indicate that Georgia's recall law is effective. The results are significant because they indicate that voters in Georgia have an effective means to challenge and oust elected officials who are no longer satisfactory to them.


The Evolution Of Turkey's Foreign Policy: The Truman Doctrine And Turkey's Entry Into Nato, Sinan Toprak Jun 1987

The Evolution Of Turkey's Foreign Policy: The Truman Doctrine And Turkey's Entry Into Nato, Sinan Toprak

Master's Theses

This thesis examines the historical development of Turkey's foreign policy up to the period immediately following World War II, and its decision to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

The study begins with a survey of Turkey's geopolitical importance. The narrative highlights political conditions from the Ottoman period to the years following World War II. Domestic political developments, as well as foreign relations of Turkey in the Republican period, are analyzed.

Turkey's current foreign policy was established during the initial years following World War II. The thesis discusses the reasons for the shift in Turkey's ...


An Analysis Of The Law Of The Sea And Outer Space Law : Claims Over The Natural Resources Of The "Commons", Robin Elizabeth Lewis May 1987

An Analysis Of The Law Of The Sea And Outer Space Law : Claims Over The Natural Resources Of The "Commons", Robin Elizabeth Lewis

Master's Theses

As new areas of the world and outer space have been discovered and explored, man has had to develop regulations to govern the use of these new areas. However, it was not until man possessed the technological means of extracting or using the resources of these new areas that there was an urgent need to develop regulations for the oceans and space. Although some regulations have been established in regards to such areas as the deep sea-bed and remote sensing, there is still a need for the international community's acceptance of these laws. Under-developed nations view the resources discovered ...


Nato Battlefield Strategy For The Conventional Defense Of Central Europe, Patrick Joseph Geary May 1987

Nato Battlefield Strategy For The Conventional Defense Of Central Europe, Patrick Joseph Geary

Master's Theses

Although we live in a time in which strategies using nuclear weapons dominate the attention of most defense analysts, there are reasons why more attention should be paid to conventional defense strategy. This thesis explores NATO's strategy for defending Central Europe with conventional battlefield weapons. The discussion centers on the military and political complexities involved in the strategy of Forward Defense. Included also is a brief history of NATO, highlighting the political and military events that helped shape today's conventional defense arrangements. Particular emphasis is placed on illustrating the methods and factors involved in the implementation of Forward ...


Anglers' Attitudes Toward The Fisheries Management Policies Of The Logan And Blacksmith Fork Rivers, Utah, Larry Edwin Riley May 1987

Anglers' Attitudes Toward The Fisheries Management Policies Of The Logan And Blacksmith Fork Rivers, Utah, Larry Edwin Riley

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In the summer of 1986, anglers along three sections of the Logan and Blacksmith Fork Rivers, Utah were surveyed as to their attitudes toward fish stocking, habitat improvement, and wild trout management policies. Information concerning socio-demographic characteristics and ang ling values were ascertained as well. Data were cross tabulated to determine which of the variab les influence anglers' attitudes toward spec ifi c fisheries manage ment policies and the type of angling opportunity provided.

The analysis of data s how e d differences between the types of anglers using the three sample sections. The data showed that variables such as ...


The Military Sealift Command: Their Potential Role In Providing Military Logistic Support To The Persian Gulf, Kevin W. Nicholas Apr 1987

The Military Sealift Command: Their Potential Role In Providing Military Logistic Support To The Persian Gulf, Kevin W. Nicholas

Theses and Major Papers

The ultimate goal of the U.S. Maritime Strategy is to project power into all the oceans of the world. By projecting power over this vast a geographic area, the U.S. is able to provide a deterrent force that will inhibit the development of a significant hostile military action, anywhere in the world. The ability to support this global peacekeeping force hinges on the capability of the U.S. to provide a strong logistic support organization. From a waterborne perspective, the Indian Ocean is the one geographic area of the world that presents the greatest logistic challenge. The U ...


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 ...


Colonialism And The Organization Of African Unity: The Effect Of The Colonial Experience On African Attempts To Unite, Adotei Akwei Jan 1987

Colonialism And The Organization Of African Unity: The Effect Of The Colonial Experience On African Attempts To Unite, Adotei Akwei

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Typicality And Its Correlates, A Whorfian View., Jane Gretz Jan 1987

Typicality And Its Correlates, A Whorfian View., Jane Gretz

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Infertility And Marital Satisfaction /, Mary Ann Hughes Jan 1987

The Relationship Between Infertility And Marital Satisfaction /, Mary Ann Hughes

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Study On The Behaviors And Attitudes Toward The Hearing Impaired /, Lora Sue Likins Jan 1987

A Comparative Study On The Behaviors And Attitudes Toward The Hearing Impaired /, Lora Sue Likins

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Marxist Critique Of Alasdair Macintyre's After Virtue, Colin S. Cavell Jan 1987

A Marxist Critique Of Alasdair Macintyre's After Virtue, Colin S. Cavell

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Alasdair Macintyre asserts in After Virtue that contemporary moral discourse is only arbitrary assertion of the will. Appeals to reasoned arguments have been replaced by expressions of preference, attitude and feeling-- in short, by "emotivism." Macintyre locates this moral breakdown in the Enlightenment philosophers' failed attempt to replace Aristotelian teleology with a rational justification for morality.

Macintyre's analysis fails because he does not show whose interests are served through the assertion of arbitrary supposed will or whose interests were served when "objective" standard of the Middle the Ages prevailed. He does not acknowledge the preeminent role the material relations ...


A Causal Theory Of Revolution, Stephen James Horn Jan 1987

A Causal Theory Of Revolution, Stephen James Horn

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Media Influence In Urban Government, Dennis Samuel Elder Jan 1987

Media Influence In Urban Government, Dennis Samuel Elder

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Class Voting In Britain In 1979, Jacqueline Susan Mart Jan 1987

Class Voting In Britain In 1979, Jacqueline Susan Mart

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Pluralism And Genocide: Case Study Of The Genocide In Bangladesh, 1971, Nahleen Ahmed Jan 1987

Pluralism And Genocide: Case Study Of The Genocide In Bangladesh, 1971, Nahleen Ahmed

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Spending Patterns In Congressional Campaigns 1982 And 1984, Robert Stanley Bragg Jan 1987

Spending Patterns In Congressional Campaigns 1982 And 1984, Robert Stanley Bragg

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Paradoxical Relationship: Evangelical Christian Church-State Relations In The Soviet Union, Rhonda Clark Jan 1987

The Paradoxical Relationship: Evangelical Christian Church-State Relations In The Soviet Union, Rhonda Clark

Honors Theses

Throughout the history of the Soviet state, its leaders have dealt with the question of Christian evangelical religion in varying manners utilizing anti-religious propaganda, legislation, and interpretation of this legislation. Dealing with religion in terms of balancing ideology versus practicality has always been a complex question for these leaders. Since the Stalin era, the state has utilized a system of registration to control the church. This registration produced a paradoxical leadership role for those in charge of the registered churches.

In the past thirty years, these recognized leaders of registered groups have been a liaison between church and state, a ...


The Foreign Policy Of John Quincy Adams: A Study In Lockean Synthesis, Carl Anthony Hinton Jan 1987

The Foreign Policy Of John Quincy Adams: A Study In Lockean Synthesis, Carl Anthony Hinton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


How Revolutionary Was The American Revolutionary War?: An Examination And Analysis Of Two Schools Of Thought And The Causes And Political Impetus Behind The American Revolution, James R. Decker Jan 1987

How Revolutionary Was The American Revolutionary War?: An Examination And Analysis Of Two Schools Of Thought And The Causes And Political Impetus Behind The American Revolution, James R. Decker

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Hugo Grotius And The Liberal Tradition, Karen Diane Csajko Jan 1987

Hugo Grotius And The Liberal Tradition, Karen Diane Csajko

Dissertations and Theses

One approach in contemporary international relations theory is the moralist position. Most moralists argue that obligations which an individual has toward the state and toward persons qua fellow citizens should not override the obligations which every individual has toward other persons qua members of humanity. Essential to a moralist approach is the idea that every individual shares some feature, such as rights, which is universal to all men and incontrovertible by any body. Many moralists base their theory upon the thought of Hugo Grotius, equating Grotius ' s thought with their own moralist approach.

This thesis argues that Grotius does not ...


American Foreign Policy : The Utility Of Force As An Influence, Bargaining, Or Coercive Force In The Caribbean Basin, Susan M. Marandas Jan 1987

American Foreign Policy : The Utility Of Force As An Influence, Bargaining, Or Coercive Force In The Caribbean Basin, Susan M. Marandas

Dissertations and Theses

Throughout history states have pursued both cooperative and power-oriented strategies. Moralists and realists have long questioned the appropriateness of using force to gain state objectives. Recent analysts have stressed that states have a moral duty to manage international uncertainty in the best interests of their citizens. While this might involve utilizing both power-seeking and order-seeking strategies, it has been suggested that pursuing order-seeking strategies could help alleviate international uncertainty.

An historical survey, as well as recent case studies in Grenada and Nicaragua, indicate that the United States often has relied upon military strategies in the Caribbean Basin. The United States ...


The Impact Of Trait Attributions On Evaluations Of Political Leaders, Cathy Widdis Barr Jan 1987

The Impact Of Trait Attributions On Evaluations Of Political Leaders, Cathy Widdis Barr

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Evaluations of political leaders have long been considered an important component of the vote decision. Nevertheless, little research has been conducted in Canada on voters’ overall evaluations of their political leaders. Indeed, the topic has only recently received much systematic attention in the comparative literature. The study of how voters’ judgements about the personality characteristics of candidates affect their overall evaluations of those candidates is an area that has been particularly neglected. In this thesis, we test three hypotheses about the impact of personality trait attributions on voters’ overall evaluations of Canadian federal party leaders. The data for our analyses ...