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Yale Political Monthly 1990 November, The Politic, Inc. Nov 1990

Yale Political Monthly 1990 November, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Yale Political Monthly 1990 October, The Politic, Inc. Oct 1990

Yale Political Monthly 1990 October, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Who Was That Woman I Didn't See You With Last Night?, Norman W. Merrill Sep 1990

Who Was That Woman I Didn't See You With Last Night?, Norman W. Merrill

New England Journal of Public Policy

The 1988 presidential campaign elicited numerous complaints about negative campaigning. But compared to the vicious rhetoric popular at the birth of the republic the rhetoric of the latest campaign was quite mild. Invective rhetoric was employed by the Founding Fathers, men like John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and James Callender. The partisan press of the time contributed greatly to the harsh tone of politics. All participants felt free to make acerbic remarks directed at the man rather than the issue, a tradition that continued throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth. Many of the charges made by American politicians were ...


On Being A Republican In Massachusetts: Notes Of A Party Chairman, Andrew Natsios Sep 1990

On Being A Republican In Massachusetts: Notes Of A Party Chairman, Andrew Natsios

New England Journal of Public Policy

In the 1970s the Democratic and Republican national and state parties initiated efforts at party renewal in order to reverse their declining institutional power. Between 1980 and 1987 the Massachusetts Republican Party undertook a renewal effort modeled after that of the Republican National Committee under William Brock. This model emphasized the provision to candidates and to the grassroots party organization of campaign sendees such as literature design, polling, direct mail fund-raising, telephone banks, and campaign schools. The Massachusetts Republican Party concentrated these services to candidates for the state legislature, achieving the largest net gain in seats since 1962. Campaign technology ...


Jfk: The Education Of A President, Nigel Hamilton Sep 1990

Jfk: The Education Of A President, Nigel Hamilton

New England Journal of Public Policy

What goes into the making of a president? To what extent are the mind and character of the American commander in chief determined by his background, his family — and his education? This article represents a transcript of two lectures Nigel Hamilton presented in the spring and fall of 1989 at the Massachusetts State Archives. They were derived from the preliminary sketches for the author's full-scale biography of John F. Kennedy, to be published by Houghton Mifflin in 1992 on the anniversary of the birth of the thirty-fifth president.


The Vision Thing, Shaun O'Connell Sep 1990

The Vision Thing, Shaun O'Connell

New England Journal of Public Policy

In "The Vision Thing," Shaun O'Connell reviews a number of books whose subject matter is not merely the presidential election of 1988, but the impact of image politics in the age of the thirty-second sound bite. He quotes Neil Postman in Amusing Ourselves to Death: "Just as the television commercial empties itself of authentic product information so that it can do its psychological work of [pseudotherapy], image politics empties itself of authentic political sustenance for the same reason."

The works discussed in this article include: All by Myself: The Unmaking of a Presidential Campaign, by Christine M. Black and ...


The Nowhere Man: When The "Miracle" Turned To Mush, David Nyhan Sep 1990

The Nowhere Man: When The "Miracle" Turned To Mush, David Nyhan

New England Journal of Public Policy

He didn 't steal money, go to jail, become embroiled in a personal scandal, or appoint a pack of thieves to high office, as other Massachusetts politicians have on occasion. But his fall was as dramatic as if he had done any or all of the above. From winning reelection in 1986 with 69 percent ofthe vote, then capturing the Democrats' presidential nomination, his fortunes sank like a stone.

Michael Stanley Dukakis, the stoic son of Greek immigrants, became a figure of ridicule in his third term. Thanks to the regional economy's sharp recession and the lingering effects of ...


The Presidential Primary: A Faulty Process, Douglas A. Fraser, Irving Bluestone Sep 1990

The Presidential Primary: A Faulty Process, Douglas A. Fraser, Irving Bluestone

New England Journal of Public Policy

The system of presidential primary elections has in effect created a nonsystem for selecting party candidates for the highest office in the nation. Personality has become the substitute for program content, and campaign spending coupled with the influence of the media counts for more than the candidates' experience, knowledge, expertise, administrative ability, and attachment to the policies and programs of their respective political party. In large measure the current presidential primary system has failed in its objective to advance the democratic process within the political parties while undermining the effectiveness of the parties and the importance of activists, the party ...


Editor's Note, Padraig O'Malley Sep 1990

Editor's Note, Padraig O'Malley

New England Journal of Public Policy

"Of all the difficulties facing the historian in his task of understanding and discussing the past, none can be greater than that of emphatically recreating the popular 'mood' defining any particular event or period," writes Paul Kennedy. This issue of the New England Journal of Public Policy is about mood and politics and how synergistic interplay of the two in recent years reflects both the national and local psyche.


An Interview With Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis On John Sherman Cooper, Terry L. Birdwhistell Jul 1990

An Interview With Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis On John Sherman Cooper, Terry L. Birdwhistell

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Democracy And Its Critics, Cary Coglianese May 1990

Democracy And Its Critics, Cary Coglianese

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Can Ignorance Be Bliss? Imperfect Information As A Positive Influence In Political Insitutions, Michael A. Fitts Apr 1990

Can Ignorance Be Bliss? Imperfect Information As A Positive Influence In Political Insitutions, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


A Review Of Mass Media Models In Order To Better Understand Voter Turnout, Kelly Canady Apr 1990

A Review Of Mass Media Models In Order To Better Understand Voter Turnout, Kelly Canady

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

It is important to understand the phenomena of voting in the United States where disparity of turnout has plagued researchers over the past fifty years. Understanding voting phenomena may enable researchers to determine the disparity in turnout rates and eventually improve them. It is also important to understand the role of the mass media, and the effects it may have on the electoral system in the United States. In order to understand these effects, however, people must become familiar with the various models that attempt to explain how the electorate utilizes the mass media. It is also important to become ...


A Hybridization Of An Allison-Barber Model Of Decision-Making In Explanation Of The Iran-Contra Affair, James Feucht Apr 1990

A Hybridization Of An Allison-Barber Model Of Decision-Making In Explanation Of The Iran-Contra Affair, James Feucht

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The Iran-Contra Affair of the 1980's created such a scandal upon its discovery that it was likened to the Watergate scandal'of the 1970's. For a time there were fears that a second U. S. President might be forced to resign his office in disgrace. Serious questions were raised about the intent and direction of the U. S. foreign policy. I will argue that the entire affair occurred as a result of a combination of a certain Presidential type and a certain process of decision-making. I will rely heavily on the work of Graham T. Allison and James ...


Women And Power: Women In Politics, Cathleen Douglas Stone Mar 1990

Women And Power: Women In Politics, Cathleen Douglas Stone

New England Journal of Public Policy

Are women making progress in the political arena, or are their frustrations at access to elective office severe enough to warrant their own political party? This article examines the statistics and argues that women should seize political power by voting as a bloc. As loyalty to traditional parties declines while their interest in and sensitivity to social issues grows, the moment is right for a real increase in women's political power.


Women, Politics, And The Nineties: The Abortion Debate, Susan Estrich Mar 1990

Women, Politics, And The Nineties: The Abortion Debate, Susan Estrich

New England Journal of Public Policy

The fight for political empowerment of women may finally break wide open over the issues of reproductive freedom. This article posits that while public attention has focused on courtroom attempts to limit Roe v. Wade, the issues will ultimately be decided in the political arena. Here, Estrich says, the framer of the question may be the ultimate victor. For those on the pro-choice side of the debate, the next election cycle may be their first real opportunity to vote as a bloc and wield real political power.


Education A Public Responsibility : Enriched By Vibrant Diversity : Private Schools Are A Private Solution, And Their Growth Mirrors The Erosion Of Involvement Throughout Society., Robert Gottlieb Feb 1990

Education A Public Responsibility : Enriched By Vibrant Diversity : Private Schools Are A Private Solution, And Their Growth Mirrors The Erosion Of Involvement Throughout Society., Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Vietnam And The Press, Michael X. Delli Carpini Jan 1990

Vietnam And The Press, Michael X. Delli Carpini

Departmental Papers (ASC)

No abstract provided.


An Opportunity For Greener Politics : Environment: The End Of The Cold War Also Ends The Rationale For Tolerating Toxic Pollution By The Defense Industry., Robert Gottlieb Jan 1990

An Opportunity For Greener Politics : Environment: The End Of The Cold War Also Ends The Rationale For Tolerating Toxic Pollution By The Defense Industry., Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Ua35/11 Student Honors Research Bulletin, Wku Honors Program Jan 1990

Ua35/11 Student Honors Research Bulletin, Wku Honors Program

WKU Archives Records

The WKU Student Honors Research Bulletin is dedicated to scholarly involvement and student research. These papers are representative of work done by students from throughout the university.

  • Basham, Penny. The Ritalin Controversy: Hyperactive Children and Medication
  • Buote, Kim. The Transmission of Negative Feedback: Obstacles, Effects and Suggestions
  • Cowan, James. The 1988 Presidential Primaries: Search for Bandwagons
  • Durfey, Suzanne. AIDS: Nutrition and Its Implications
  • Felty, Jeff. Gay and Lesbian Couples
  • Gilliland, Linda. Muffins and Aspartame or Sucrose
  • Graham, Ken. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Grubbs, Morris. Conflicts and Synthesis in Robert Penn Warren's Blackberry Winter
  • Medeiros, Lynne. Problems of Democratic Republicism ...


U.S. House Journal Of William H. Natcher, Vol. 56, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1990

U.S. House Journal Of William H. Natcher, Vol. 56, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

U.S. House Journals of William H. Natcher

Journal, 30 March 1990 to 17 July 1990, 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.


Retaining The Rule Of Law In A Chevron World, Michael A. Fitts Jan 1990

Retaining The Rule Of Law In A Chevron World, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Equitable Discretion To Dismiss Congressional-Plaintiff Suits: A Reassessment, Sophia Goodman Jan 1990

Equitable Discretion To Dismiss Congressional-Plaintiff Suits: A Reassessment, Sophia Goodman

Articles by Maurer Faculty

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has devised a doctrine called equitable
discretion to screen congressional-plaintiff suits. The Author argues that the doctrine should be abandoned. She proposes that the courts be guided by existing standng principles in deciding whether to hear these cases.


Booze, Ballots, And Wild Women: Coverage Of Suffrage And Temperance By Three Iowa Newspapers, 1870-75, Diana Pounds Jan 1990

Booze, Ballots, And Wild Women: Coverage Of Suffrage And Temperance By Three Iowa Newspapers, 1870-75, Diana Pounds

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Bipartisanship, Partisanship, And Ideology In Congressional-Executive Foreign Policy Relations, 1947–1988, James M. Mccormick, Eugene R. Wittkopf Jan 1990

Bipartisanship, Partisanship, And Ideology In Congressional-Executive Foreign Policy Relations, 1947–1988, James M. Mccormick, Eugene R. Wittkopf

Political Science Publications

The question we posed at the outset is whether bipartisanship or politics hold as appropriate explanations of congressional-executive relations in the historical periods to which they are typically applied, namely, the pre-Vietnam period in the case of bipartisanship, and the post-Vietnam period in the case of politics. The evidence suggests, first, that the bipartisan perspective applies best to the first two decades of the postwar era, but that it has not been replaced by the political perspective, in which partisanship and ideology are central concepts. Instead, the political perspective applies throughout the postwar era, even though it may now appear ...