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"Reggae Music": The Lyrics Of The Music Are A Useful Tool For The Political Education Of Blacks In The United States, John Springer Dec 1988

"Reggae Music": The Lyrics Of The Music Are A Useful Tool For The Political Education Of Blacks In The United States, John Springer

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The major objective of this research is to analyze the political message in the lyrics of Reggae music, and to show how black American audiences can use that message to gain a black political consciousness. The work attempts to show how Reggae music can act as a source of political education to American blacks.

The method used to show how this would be accomplished involved the formulation of a scheme that linked the expression in Reggae to black American music, and domestic American political struggles by blacks. This was made possible through the analysis of Reggae's link to American ...


"New" Directions In The Welfare Reform Debate: The Problems Of Federalism, W. Joseph Heffernan Dec 1988

"New" Directions In The Welfare Reform Debate: The Problems Of Federalism, W. Joseph Heffernan

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This paper reviews the problem of federalism and welfare and presents statistical data about the relative welfare practices among the states over the last 25 years. The relevance of these problems and practices to the current hopes for welfare reform and policy conflicts within Congress are discussed.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 64, No. 18 Special, Wku Student Affairs Oct 1988

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 64, No. 18 Special, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special edition of the College Heights Herald – The President Comes to Western

  • Underwood, Jennifer. Ronald Reagan Cheers George Bush Campaign
  • Miracle, Phonecia. Students Argue Work for Ideas
  • Poore, Chris. Media Flock to Rally, Tell Different Stories


Regional Security Organizations And National Interests: Analyzing The Nato-Greek Relationship, Constantine P. Danopoulos Oct 1988

Regional Security Organizations And National Interests: Analyzing The Nato-Greek Relationship, Constantine P. Danopoulos

Faculty Publications

This article analyzes the reasons which account for Greece's continuing membership in the Atlantic Alliance, even though NATO has not lived up to expectations and has failed to protect the nation's security against threats from Turkey. Following a brief examination of Greek attitudes toward NATO and the nature of dissatisfaction, the article argues that strategic concerns are, at best, of secondary importance. Instead, Greece's continuing membership in the Alliance is a result of the nation's economic ties to the West and the dependency of its military on NATO and Washington for advanced training, arms, war materiel ...


Pinochet’S Plebiscite And The Catholics: The Dual Role Of The Chilean Church, Stephen R. Bowers Oct 1988

Pinochet’S Plebiscite And The Catholics: The Dual Role Of The Chilean Church, Stephen R. Bowers

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Dorothy Thompson: Withstanding The Storm, Michael J. Kirkhorn Oct 1988

Dorothy Thompson: Withstanding The Storm, Michael J. Kirkhorn

The Courier

The "unremitting terror" of totalitarianism was Dorothy Thompson's nightmare. She witnessed the atrocities of Nazism, and later, after the Second World War, the cruelty of Soviet communism. The violent will to power that she described for her millions of readers was for her the nemesis of all hope and goodness. It could not be appeased, it could not be satisfied; it had to be resisted. Her profound recognition of that single necessity, and her frustration with the complacency with which this great threat was met at home drew her, one of the great political journalists of the century, into ...


Review Of "China's Changing Population" By J. Banister, Tyrene White Oct 1988

Review Of "China's Changing Population" By J. Banister, Tyrene White

Political Science Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Invitation: A Fundraising Reception In Honor Of Buddy Mackay For Senate, Mackay For U.S. Senate Sep 1988

Invitation: A Fundraising Reception In Honor Of Buddy Mackay For Senate, Mackay For U.S. Senate

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Fundraiser reception held on Wednesday, September 28, 1988 at the River Club, Jacksonville, Florida.


Ua1b1-1 Louie B. Nunn Lecture, Louie B. Nunn Sep 1988

Ua1b1-1 Louie B. Nunn Lecture, Louie B. Nunn

WKU Archives Records

Lecture delivered by Louie Nunn re: Government in Kentucky.


The Opening Skies: Third-Party Imaging Satellites And U.S. Security, Ann Florini Sep 1988

The Opening Skies: Third-Party Imaging Satellites And U.S. Security, Ann Florini

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Earth observation satellites, long a mainstay of U.S. intelligence-gathering, are now presenting new challenges for U.S. national security. The United States and the Soviet Union have long since reconciled themselves to being spied on by each other from space. Now, however, the advent of imaging satellite systems owned and operated by a variety of third parties, including governments other than the superpowers (France, Canada, the European Space Agency, India, and China) and private companies, is raising new concerns for U.S. peacetime foreign relations and military activities, and for crisis management and war- time operations. These new satellites ...


Opposition To Human Rights Treaties In The United States Senate: The Legacy Of The Bricker Amendment, Natalie Hevener Kaufman, David Whiteman Aug 1988

Opposition To Human Rights Treaties In The United States Senate: The Legacy Of The Bricker Amendment, Natalie Hevener Kaufman, David Whiteman

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Member Career Opportunities And The Internal Organization Of Legislatures, Peverill Squire Aug 1988

Member Career Opportunities And The Internal Organization Of Legislatures, Peverill Squire

Department of Political Science Publications

Legislatures employ a variety of organizational schemes to determine how positions of power are distributed within them. I propose and test a theory relating the internal organization of a legislature to the political career goals of its members. Examining the lower legislative house in California, Connecticut, and New York, I demonstrate that each body offers its members a different political career path, and that the particular ambition is promoted by the internal organization of the legislature. New York assemblymen have career ambitions and seniority matters in gaining positions of power in that body. California assemblymen have progressive goals and operate ...


Political Instability In The Arab Middle East, Delores M. Moses Aug 1988

Political Instability In The Arab Middle East, Delores M. Moses

Master's Theses

The objective of this thesis is to prove that the Middle Eastern States, excluding Israel, experience political instability because the people lack state nationalism. State nationalism is defined as pride on the part of the people in their state to the extent that they transfer their primary loyalty from their village, ethnic, or religious group to the national government. The people will share a sense of oneness and a common identity with the government if they possess state nationalism.

The methodology used in this paper was to apply the indigenous theory of Christopher Clapham to historical events and the political ...


U.S. Presidential Elections And Economic Cycles, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jul 1988

U.S. Presidential Elections And Economic Cycles, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Police Brutality: Case Study Of Philadelphia/Move, Suzanne Ife Williams Jul 1988

Police Brutality: Case Study Of Philadelphia/Move, Suzanne Ife Williams

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

These theoretical assertions are tested through the case study of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This constitutional city has been a citadel of violence towards Blacks throughout its history. The limited efforts to thwart such has lent tacit approval to police violence. Philadelphia was the target of two unprecedented federal suits involving police brutality and the forerunner of innovative techniques to address that concern. However, negligible results of such litigation and the absence of clear guidelines governing police actions led to the unscrupulous manner in which MOVE was forced from their homes in 1978 and again in 1985. It was concluded that the ...


The Political Philosophy Incorporated Within Black Theology: A Case Study Of The Shrine Of The Black Madonna, Martavyrene L. Tootle Jul 1988

The Political Philosophy Incorporated Within Black Theology: A Case Study Of The Shrine Of The Black Madonna, Martavyrene L. Tootle

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The Black Christian Nationalists under the leadership of the Reverend Albert B. Cleage, Jr., the founder of the Shrine of the Black Madonna of the Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church, act as a separatist by seeking to establish their own separate black institutions in order to gain power with.in the. black community. Reverend Cleage asserts that the "traditional" black church has failed the black community by addressing only the spiritual -needs of its members. Although Reverend Cleage claims that the Shrine is the only black church meeting the needs of the black community, the majority of their institutions are designed ...


The Consequences Of Substate Regionalism In A Southern Metropolis: A Case Study Of The Atlanta Regional Commission, Marva Yvonne Strickland Jul 1988

The Consequences Of Substate Regionalism In A Southern Metropolis: A Case Study Of The Atlanta Regional Commission, Marva Yvonne Strickland

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This research was an update of Tobe Johnson's 1972 study, Metropolitan Government: A Black Analytical Perspective, which identified some of the problems that regional agencies would encounter and present.

Regionalism is the latest currency of urban reformation and its manifestation has occurred along pragmatic lines. Local governments have handled urban problems in terms of liabilities and assets. Political collaboration or regionalism has been conditioned by the perception that the benefits must outweigh the costs that are related to social issues, racial issues and the impact on political autonomy. Therefore, regional planning is defined in political terms.

While regionalism has ...


Israel's Policies In The West Bank And Gaza: A Study Of Underdevelopment, 1967- 1986, Ali Jalal Abed Jul 1988

Israel's Policies In The West Bank And Gaza: A Study Of Underdevelopment, 1967- 1986, Ali Jalal Abed

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This dissertation centers on the impact of Israeli policies in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip between 1967 and 1986. The focus of the study is to determine the effects of Israeli laws and practices on four major aspects of life in the occupied areas: political, economical, educational and demographical.

The methodology employed in this research comprised a descriptive and comparative analysis of Jordanian rule over the territories with that of Israeli occupational policies. To substantiate our thesis, we examined a number of indicators under each area of discussion using statistical data, governmental documents, newspaper accounts ...


An Assessment Of Teacher Competency Testing: A Case Study Of The Teacher Certification Test (Tct) In The State Of Georgia, Tanya Dekova Young Jul 1988

An Assessment Of Teacher Competency Testing: A Case Study Of The Teacher Certification Test (Tct) In The State Of Georgia, Tanya Dekova Young

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The primary purpose of this paper is to examine the use of standardized tests to assess teacher competency in the State of Georgia. The tests, which are most commonly known as the Teacher Certification Tests (TCT), are designed to measure individuals’ knowledge of subject matter for the grade levels and fields for which they seek certification. This study is significant because of the increasing public demand for accountability in education in this country. In an effort to respond to public pressure to improve the quality of education in Georgia. State legislators adopted a mandatory competency testing policy for its teachers ...


The Portrayal Of Black Men And Black Women In Selected Works Of Selected Black Authors, Gina E. Wyatt Jul 1988

The Portrayal Of Black Men And Black Women In Selected Works Of Selected Black Authors, Gina E. Wyatt

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Black male and female authors have been known to place black men and black women in stereotypical roles. Black male authors usually depict black women as weak and uneducated while black female authors illustrate black men to be users, abusers, drug addicts and uneducated individuals. The negative depictions are believed to have come about as a result of slavery. There has been strong criticism by black men and women in the way we depict each other in literature. Eight books by black male and female authors have been selected in order to fairly review how they portray each other in ...


Imperialism Or Realism: United States And West Africa, Ifeyinwa E. Udezulu Jul 1988

Imperialism Or Realism: United States And West Africa, Ifeyinwa E. Udezulu

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of the thesis is to utilize the realist-neorealist paradigm to analyze the United States policy objectives in West Africa, comparably to other African regions. The basic premise of the realist paradigm purports that states are unitary actors and they act to protect their national interest.

Through a critical analysis of secondary data, my findings clearly point to the fact that the former colonial powers, Britain and France are the major actors in West Africa not the United States. The United States policy strategy centers solely on the crisis areas of other regions, the Horn, Central Africa and Southern ...


Book Review Of Spirit Matters: The Worldwide Impact Of Religion On Contemporary Politics By Richard L. Rubenstein, Michael A. Genovese Jul 1988

Book Review Of Spirit Matters: The Worldwide Impact Of Religion On Contemporary Politics By Richard L. Rubenstein, Michael A. Genovese

Political Science Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of Factors Which Contribute To Errors And Omissions In The Polling Place On Election Day, Ann J. Washington Jul 1988

An Examination Of Factors Which Contribute To Errors And Omissions In The Polling Place On Election Day, Ann J. Washington

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The purpose of this study was to investigate and assess factors which appeared to contribute to errors and omissions made by the citizens who worked as election officers in the polling places in Norfolk, Virginia on election day. The study was conducted in two phases during and immediately following the November general elections in 1986 and 1987.

In the first phase, a comparison was made of two different approaches to formatting election-day procedural materials--subject-formatting and time-formatting--in an effort to determine which approach appeared to have a greater influence on reducing the number of errors and omissions occurring in the polling ...


Editor's Note, Padraig O'Malley Jun 1988

Editor's Note, Padraig O'Malley

New England Journal of Public Policy

For months on end we were subjected to the rituals of irrelevance: to posturing as patriotism, incoherence as eloquence, innuendo as nuance, character assassination as candor, sound-bites as substance, carefully memorized one-liners as expressions of spontaneity, self-righteousness as self-deprecation. Misstatement, outright fabrication, deliberate falsehood, and conscious distortion were spewed out by spin-masters, merchants of manipulation, propagandists, pollsters, shysters of the slick and technicians of the fast fix, all in the name of the democratic process. Nor were the two presidential candidates, Michael Dukakis and George Bush, themselves immune to the malaise, proving themselves extraordinarily adept time and again at not ...


Promoting Social Change In Authoritarian Regimes Through Active Nonviolence, Ron Mock Jun 1988

Promoting Social Change In Authoritarian Regimes Through Active Nonviolence, Ron Mock

Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies

No abstract provided.


An Exploratory Study Of The Nigerian Agricultural Development Under The Military Establishment 1966-1980, Michael Etim Orok May 1988

An Exploratory Study Of The Nigerian Agricultural Development Under The Military Establishment 1966-1980, Michael Etim Orok

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study aimed to analyze variables that may be responsible for the successes and failures of the Nigerian military government's agricultural policies. Inquiry was conducted into the political and administrative apparatus utilized by the military for implementing agricultural policies. We also analyzed the usefulness and effectiveness of such policies and how they affect the general well-being of the Nigerian population.

Agricultural policies such as The Green Revolution; Integrated Rural Development; Operation Feed the Nation; and the Land Use Decree were examined in the study. Data for the study came from both primary and secondary sources. Our findings revealed that ...


American Irish Newsletter - April - May 1988, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec May 1988

American Irish Newsletter - April - May 1988, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


African-American Political Empowerment In The Realignment Era: A Case Study Of The North Carolina General Assembly, Brenda Ann Sullivan May 1988

African-American Political Empowerment In The Realignment Era: A Case Study Of The North Carolina General Assembly, Brenda Ann Sullivan

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This dissertation is an exploratory longitudinal case study of Black political effectiveness within state legislative structures. More specifically, it examines the development of a Black legislative base during an era of emerging control by the Republican Party.

Chapters I and II serve as introductory chapters by outlining the basis for the study and historical overviews of the role Blacks have played in North Carolina's politics. Chapter III sketches North Carolina's governmental structure while Chapter IV discusses the crucial issues surrounding the 1984 reapportionment plans. Chapter V identifies the criteria for effective state representation and Chapter VI discusses how ...


Towards Developing A Feminist Political Economy: A Comparative Analysis Of Socialist Feminist Theory, Lawrencine Smith May 1988

Towards Developing A Feminist Political Economy: A Comparative Analysis Of Socialist Feminist Theory, Lawrencine Smith

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The primary intent of this thesis is to analyze socialist feminist literature in order to ascertain conclusions about the nature of this framework of feminist thought. The most distinguishing characteristic of this type of feminist theory is that some form of Marxian economic analysis is utilized. Therefore, understanding the relationship between female oppression and economic exploitation is the orienting problem of all socialist feminist theory. In order to examine this relationship, this thesis explores the methods of analysis found in socialist feminist literature.

A case study approach is used in which three methods of socialist feminist theory are examined. They ...


The United States Foreign Aid In African Countries: A Comparative Study Of The Socio-Economic Impact Of U.S. Aid In Egypt, The Sudan And Zaire, 1965-1982, Nseobong George Utuk May 1988

The United States Foreign Aid In African Countries: A Comparative Study Of The Socio-Economic Impact Of U.S. Aid In Egypt, The Sudan And Zaire, 1965-1982, Nseobong George Utuk

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

Does the United States bilateral aid to African countries promote socio-economic dependence or development? This is the major question considered in the study.

The modernization analysts contend that bilateral aid from the United States promotes development whereas the radical analysts maintain that it promotes dependency.

The research consisted of a critical analysis of the United States foreign aid program in the African nations of Egypt, Sudan and Zaire. It involved the investigation and evaluation of the economic and social consequences of the American foreign aid program in countries under study. Using the aggregate data of projects sponsored by the United ...