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The Fall Of Sendero Luminoso, Anthony T. Daniel Jan 1997

The Fall Of Sendero Luminoso, Anthony T. Daniel

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

The Fall of Sendero Luminoso evaluates the rise and decline of the Shining Path movement, or Sendero Luminoso, in Peru. The social insurrection began in 1980 and seeks to establish a communist state in Peru through the use of guerrilla warfare. The 1992 capture of Sendero's leader, Abimael Guzman, significantly weakened the organization and its influence in Peruvian society has diminished. My thesis attempts to postulate the reasons for the collapse of the organization with a particular focus on how the practices and policies of Sendero inhibited the revolution from establishing a deep social foundation. I argue that Sendero ...


The Effects Of For-Profit Health Care Corporations On American Health Care, Erik Leaver Jan 1997

The Effects Of For-Profit Health Care Corporations On American Health Care, Erik Leaver

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

My thesis investigated the implications associated with the increasing numbers of investor-owned hospitals in America's hospital market. Traditionally, most hospitals have been non-profit, and I wanted to analyze whether the drive for profits would compromise the care that hospitals provide to their patients. I studied the differences and similarities between non-profit and for-profit ownership types in three key areas: quality, access, and efficiency. I discovered through my research that the differences between the two ownership types are becoming increasingly difficult to identify. I concluded that for-profit hospitals have created a more competitive environment, and this increased competition will help ...


Immigration Or Ethnic Diversity?: Racism And Cultural Tolerance In Modern French Society, Tara Lane Jan 1997

Immigration Or Ethnic Diversity?: Racism And Cultural Tolerance In Modern French Society, Tara Lane

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

A French person who speaks of immigration is speaking about the large population of Arabs and West Africans who have migrated to France over the last 20-30 years, the majority of whom are legal citizens. At issue are the problems surrounding the integration of millions of people who are of a different race, religion, and culture into a society which does not accept difference. Why does immigration continue to exist despite attempts at regulation and general public opposition? The economics of immigration must also be considered in examining immigration policy. The debate over immigration in France in the 1900s involves ...


The Application Of International Water Law To The Disputes Over Freshwater In The Middle East, Jason Woolwine Jan 1997

The Application Of International Water Law To The Disputes Over Freshwater In The Middle East, Jason Woolwine

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

Of all the freshwater in the world today, only about one-third of one percent is available for human consumption and survival. Relationships among countries of the region were, and continue to be significantly affected and played out in the use of water and the policies that surround their use. Because of the growing concerns and problems surrounding the legal rights to have fair access to water, it has become essential for countries to realize that it is their ability to deal with this issue that will determine their survival. The common framework of international law and its principles may act ...


Justice Harry Blackmun And The Regulation Of Sexually Explicit Expression, John T. Mcbroom Jan 1997

Justice Harry Blackmun And The Regulation Of Sexually Explicit Expression, John T. Mcbroom

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

Harry Blackmun is a Supreme Court Justice whose Court identity and ideology became more moderate or liberal during his twenty-four years on the Court (1970-1994). In cases dealing with the regulation of sexually explicit expression, however, he maintained a moderately conservative (pro-government censorship) position throughout his tenure. Blackmun consistently upheld the government's right to ban sexually explicit expression that had been found "obscene" under the test outlined in Miller v. California, 93 S.Ct. 2607 (1973). This was in direct contrast to the position held by Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall, Blackmun's two closest Court allies in ...


Las Maquiladoras Y Su Gente: A Look At The United States-Mexico's Industrial Past, Present, And Future, Stamate P. Skliris Jan 1997

Las Maquiladoras Y Su Gente: A Look At The United States-Mexico's Industrial Past, Present, And Future, Stamate P. Skliris

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

My Senior Honors Thesis entails a close look at the U.S.- owned sweat shops which reside along the 2,000 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico. In my thesis, I discuss the positive and negative attributes of the Maquiladora Industry, in addition to their history, and a prognostication of what lies ahead for their future.


The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Germany's Pursuit Of Power In The Twentieth Century, Joshua Hayes Jan 1997

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Germany's Pursuit Of Power In The Twentieth Century, Joshua Hayes

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

Germany faces a "German Problem" because of history and ideology. Branded an aggressor nation because of its role in the two World Wars, Germany is still attempting to succeed in a competitive, anarchic world similar to that described by Hobbes' State of Nature. I illustrate this international environment through game theory's Prisoner's Dilemma. Viewed in this manner, Germany feared defection by neighboring states and its actions to protect itself helped cause the First World War. Contemporary Germany has learned from its past experiences and has a new anti-aggression stance which competes with an old Faustian German ethos. I ...