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Introduction To Poland's Permanent Revolution, Jane Leftwich Curry Dec 1995

Introduction To Poland's Permanent Revolution, Jane Leftwich Curry

Political Science

The political history of Poland since World War II and the Communist takeover has been one in which crisis followed crisis. Even when there was more than a decade before the next crisis, "normalcy" was never fully "normal." Instead, the institutions and their responses were structured by the previous crisis and constantly shaded by storm clouds for the next. In 1956, 1970, and 1980, Poles successfully "voted with their feet" and ousted their leaders. In 1968 and 1976, the crises were less systemic: specific groups revolted over specific policies. As a result, even though Wladyslaw Gomulka in 1968 and Edward ...


Conclusion: The Never-Ending Crises, Jane Leftwich Curry, Luba Fajfer Dec 1995

Conclusion: The Never-Ending Crises, Jane Leftwich Curry, Luba Fajfer

Political Science

Although the final demise of Communism in Poland was by far the most dramatic of the crises that punctuated Communist rule there, it was not the beginning or the end of Poland's transformation process. Virtually all the studies of transformations in Latin America and Southern Europe, as well as the developing literature on the changes in the communist world, have focused on the events and problems that just preceded the ending of one form of rule and the beginning of another. In the Polish case, at least, the transformation cannot be explained by the popular disaffection and the negotiations ...


The Solidarity Crisis, 1980-81: The Near Death Of Communism, Jane Leftwich Curry Dec 1995

The Solidarity Crisis, 1980-81: The Near Death Of Communism, Jane Leftwich Curry

Political Science

The Solidarity trade union formed in the shipyards of Gdansk after a summer of strikes called by factory workers in response to price increases on food. At the end of August 1980, the men who had replaced Edward Gierek's elite signed an accord with the striking representatives of what came to be called Solidarity to provide increased benefits, and the right to have a free and independent trade union, to strike, and to have media that reported information more freely.

It rapidly became a national movement that forced the Communist government to make many concessions. In the next fifteen ...


What Farrakhan Left Out: Labor Solidarity Or Racial Separatism?, Peter Dreier Dec 1995

What Farrakhan Left Out: Labor Solidarity Or Racial Separatism?, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Florida Democratic Party 1995 Issues Platform Report, Platform Committee On Issues And Resolution Dec 1995

Florida Democratic Party 1995 Issues Platform Report, Platform Committee On Issues And Resolution

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Report from the Platform Committee on Issues and Resolution December 8-10, 1995.


Assassination And The Death Of Politics, Steven Alan Samson Dec 1995

Assassination And The Death Of Politics, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

The assassination of Israeli's prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, moments after speaking of his hopes for peace at a large public rally in Tel Aviv gives his death the added poignancy of the image of an old soldier giving up his life in the pursuit of peace. But the assassin's bullets were also aimed at the heart of an entire nation.

It may indeed be true, as Simone Weil observed, that the destruction of a city is the greatest calamity that can befall the human race. The scope of the horrors that have accompanied twentieth century warfare and ethnic ...


American Irish Newsletter - December 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Dec 1995

American Irish Newsletter - December 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Violent Juvenile Crime: Its Victims And Their Rights, Amy Steinkamp Dec 1995

Violent Juvenile Crime: Its Victims And Their Rights, Amy Steinkamp

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

With the great increase in the number of violent crimes committed by juveniles, the rights of their victims are greatly overlooked by a. judicial system which does not meet the changing needs of society. Violent juvenile crime has transformed completely over the years in frequency. in the types of acts committed, and in the profiles of the perpetrators. Great changes in federal and state laws concerning the treatment of such violent youths are taking place; however, nothing is currently being done to ensure the rights of the victims of juveniles. These aspects of the judicial system are explored.


Redlining, Not Red Tape, Peter Dreier Nov 1995

Redlining, Not Red Tape, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


An Empirical Test Of The Rational Actor Theory Of Litigation, Donald R. Songer, Charles M. Cameron, Jeffrey A. Segal Nov 1995

An Empirical Test Of The Rational Actor Theory Of Litigation, Donald R. Songer, Charles M. Cameron, Jeffrey A. Segal

Faculty Publications

This article examines the decisions of litigants in criminal cases to appeal decisions from the U.S. Courts of Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. Using a random sample of search and seizure cases from 1962 through 1990 and a measure of the likelihood that the appeals court decision will be reversed if cert is granted, we demonstrate that litigants behave as if they rationally consider costs and benefits in their decisions to appeal. Given the extraordinary number of cases decided by lower federal courts vis-g-vis the number of cases the Supreme Court can decide, we argue that such ...


Yale Political Monthly 1995 November, The Politic, Inc. Nov 1995

Yale Political Monthly 1995 November, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


American Irish Newsletter - November 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Nov 1995

American Irish Newsletter - November 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Public Behavior And Political Change In Post-Soviet States, William M. Reisinger, Arthur H. Miller, Vicki L. Hesli Nov 1995

Public Behavior And Political Change In Post-Soviet States, William M. Reisinger, Arthur H. Miller, Vicki L. Hesli

Department of Political Science Publications

Do the former Soviet societies possess a stratum of citizens sufficiently active--and active in the proper way--to support the consolidation of democracy? What impact did the Soviet regime have on its citizens' predilection for taking political action? Using data from surveys of mass public opinion in Russia, Ukraine, and Lithuania conducted in 1990, 1991, and 1992, we analyze patterns of political participation before and immediately after the break-up of the Soviet Union. This period provides a rare opportunity to examine political participation at several points during a process of regime transition. To assess what these patterns of participation mean for ...


Communicative Action As Feminist Epistemology, Todd Nathaniel Gilman Oct 1995

Communicative Action As Feminist Epistemology, Todd Nathaniel Gilman

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis proposes that feminist social and political theory adopt the epistemology inherent in Jurgen Habermas's communicative ethics in order to more coherently work toward the goal of freeing individuals from social oppression. This thesis first examines the fundamental differences that exist between the particular claims for knowledge made by the three major schools of feminist theory; the empirical feminists, the standpoint feminists, and those allied with postmodernism. After illuminating the specifics of these feminist claims, the conception of knowledge central to Habermas's thought is explored and shown to be split into three distinct realms; the objective, the ...


Jacksonville Cultural Council/Kennedy Center Invitation To Derek Gordon Event Oct 1995

Jacksonville Cultural Council/Kennedy Center Invitation To Derek Gordon Event

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in cooperation with The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville joint invitation to meet Derek Gordon, Associate Managing director for Education of the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Friday October 20, 1995 at the River Club, Jacksonville, Florida. Invitation issued by Dr. Edna Saffy, President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts, Mr. Jay Stein, Trustee, Cultural Council Center of Greater Jacksonville. Organizing Committee: Jackie Cornelius, Jean Dodd, Stuart Evans, Carolyn Gentry, Judy Hall and Dorcas Tanner. Box: The Kennedy Center General Correspondence 1995-2001 News Clippings Folder: General Correspondence 1995-96


American Irish Newsletter - October 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Oct 1995

American Irish Newsletter - October 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Civil Society And Congregations As Public Moral Companions, Gary M. Simpson Oct 1995

Civil Society And Congregations As Public Moral Companions, Gary M. Simpson

Faculty Publications

In the midst of this morally charged situation might not Christian congregations hear again the call to a public vocation? As we ponder this prospect, two questions will guide our inquiry. First, where might Christian congregations locate a space in which they might attend to the public moral meaning of everyday rage? That public space, which we will explore, is “civil society.” Second, how can this public space of civil society be accessed so that its moral possibilities can be maximized? We will explore “communicative moral practice” as the best model for accessing the moral possibilities of civil society. What ...


Itinerary For Derek Gordon Visit, Edna Louise Saffy Oct 1995

Itinerary For Derek Gordon Visit, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

The October 19-22, 1995 schedule for Derek Gordon, Associate Managing director for Education of the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Box: The Kennedy Center General Correspondence 1995-2001 News Clippings Folder: General Correspondence 1995-96


Letter, To Dr. Ed Napier From Edna Saffy, September 25, 1995, Edna Louise Saffy Sep 1995

Letter, To Dr. Ed Napier From Edna Saffy, September 25, 1995, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Letter to Dr. Ed Napier From Edna Saffy, Ph.D. referencing reimbursement for July 1995 Meeting of the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Florida Community College at Jacksonville South Campus letterhead.


Letter, To Charles Spence From Edna Saffy, September 25, 1995, Edna Louise Saffy Sep 1995

Letter, To Charles Spence From Edna Saffy, September 25, 1995, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Letter to Charles Spence, President (FCCJ) from Edna Saffy, Ph.D. updating him on activities associated with her appointment to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Dr. Saffy mentions working with Dean Earl Farris, the Cultural Council of Jacksonville, Jay Stein and others to bring in the Kennedy Center Education Director, Derek Gordon, to Jacksonville Florida to explore more opportunities and partnerships. Florida Community College at Jacksonville South Campus letterhead.


Democracy, Technology And The Civil Rights Project, Caesar L. Mcdowell, Marianne S. Castano Sep 1995

Democracy, Technology And The Civil Rights Project, Caesar L. Mcdowell, Marianne S. Castano

Trotter Review

Democracy has been defined as "a political system in which the whole people make, and are entitled to make, the basic determining decisions on important matters of public policy." While the United States is often touted as the world's leading proponent of democracy, many U.S. citizens find themselves unable to engage in one of the central acts of democracy—creating public voice through public engagement. Public engagement in the United States is constrained by our inability to talk through our shared, complementary and divergent values. This lack of public engagement and our inability to speak in a "public ...


Politics And The Information Superhighway, Bobby L. Rush Sep 1995

Politics And The Information Superhighway, Bobby L. Rush

Trotter Review

The following statement was delivered on 24 May 1995 by the Congressman in support of the markup of The Communications Act of 1995.


American Irish Newsletter - September 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Sep 1995

American Irish Newsletter - September 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance [Newsletter] (September 1995), Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance Sep 1995

Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance [Newsletter] (September 1995), Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance

Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance [newsletter]

No abstract provided.


Fax: August 9, 1995, White House, Office Of The Press Secretary Aug 1995

Fax: August 9, 1995, White House, Office Of The Press Secretary

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

A fax sent to Dr. Edna l. Saffy outlining President Clinton’s agenda for families and his warning of threats to America’s children on Wednesday August 9, 1995.


The Racial Gap In Public Opinion Concerning The Persian Gulf War: A Study Of Opinion Leaders In Richmond, Virginia, Ryan Turner Riggs Aug 1995

The Racial Gap In Public Opinion Concerning The Persian Gulf War: A Study Of Opinion Leaders In Richmond, Virginia, Ryan Turner Riggs

Master's Theses

The proportion of black Americans serving in the United States military is much larger than their proportion among the general population. This issue came to the forefront· during the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991. While proud that many blacks were serving in uniform, and that the leader of the entire military, General Colin L. Powell, was black, many black Americans expressed dismay at the potential for high black casualty rates and questioned why the high numbers of blacks in the military even existed. In addition, public opinion polls showed that blacks were less supportive of the war than whites. This ...


Closing Military Bases (Finally)): Solving Collective Dilemmas Through Delegation, Kenneth R. Mayer Aug 1995

Closing Military Bases (Finally)): Solving Collective Dilemmas Through Delegation, Kenneth R. Mayer

Kenneth R Mayer

No abstract provided.


Islam, The People And The State: Essays On Political Ideas And Movements In The Middle East, By Sami Zubaida, Shahrough Akhavi Aug 1995

Islam, The People And The State: Essays On Political Ideas And Movements In The Middle East, By Sami Zubaida, Shahrough Akhavi

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


American Irish Newsletter - August 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec Aug 1995

American Irish Newsletter - August 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - Pec

American Irish Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Bonston's West End: 35 Years After The Bulldozer, Peter Dreier Aug 1995

Bonston's West End: 35 Years After The Bulldozer, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.