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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 ...


As A Matter Of Factions: The Budgetary Implications Of Shifting Factional Control In Japan’S Ldp, Mathew D. Mccubbins, Michael F. Thies Jan 1997

As A Matter Of Factions: The Budgetary Implications Of Shifting Factional Control In Japan’S Ldp, Mathew D. Mccubbins, Michael F. Thies

Faculty Scholarship

For 38 years, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) maintained single-party control over the Japanese government. This lack of partisan turnover in government has frustrated attempts to explain Japanese government policy changes using political variables. In this paper, we look for intraparty changes that may have led to changes in Japanese budgetary policy. Using a simple model of agenda-setting, we hypothesize that changes in which intraparty factions “control” the LDP affect the party’s decisions over spending priorities systematically. This runs contrary to the received wisdom in the voluminous literature on LDP factions, which asserts that factions, whatever their raison d ...


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 ...


Crossing The Rubicon: Lbj And Vietnam 1963-1965, Rajarshi Roy Jan 1997

Crossing The Rubicon: Lbj And Vietnam 1963-1965, Rajarshi Roy

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Virginia Party Politics And Texas Annexation, Margaret Carol Martin Jan 1997

Virginia Party Politics And Texas Annexation, Margaret Carol Martin

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Chemical Weapons Treaty: Two Views-Keep U.S. Deterrents Credible, Porcher L. Taylor Iii Jan 1997

Chemical Weapons Treaty: Two Views-Keep U.S. Deterrents Credible, Porcher L. Taylor Iii

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Faculty Publications

President Clinton recently offered to make a written pledge to include the nuclear option in the retaliation package against any adversary that attacks U.S. troops with poison gas.

It was part of his effort to co-opt hard-line Republicans in the Senate into ratifying the Chemical Weapons Convention.


Brochure: Inaugural Collectibles Jan 1997

Brochure: Inaugural Collectibles

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Inaugural commemoratives brochure for the 53rd Presidential Inauguration, with order information. Date: 1997 Box 16 Folder: 18


Closing The Door: A Roll Call Analysis Of Immigration Voting In The 99th And 104th Congresses, Murray Stewart Leith Jan 1997

Closing The Door: A Roll Call Analysis Of Immigration Voting In The 99th And 104th Congresses, Murray Stewart Leith

Masters Theses

The research focus of this study is the voting behavior of the elected members of the United States House of Representatives on the issue of national immigration. This work specifically focuses on selected immigration roll call votes taken during the 99th and 104th Congresses. An examination of the voting behavior of the 435 elected representatives from each year will be examined by considering eight hypotheses that question the immigration voting behavior of various sub groups within congress.

During the 1980s and 1990s Congress took several major legislative actions in regards to the issue of national immigration. It was hypothesized that ...


On Difference And Equality, Cynthia V. Ward Jan 1997

On Difference And Equality, Cynthia V. Ward

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Experiencing Citizenship: Service-Learning In Political Science, William Hudson Dec 1996

Experiencing Citizenship: Service-Learning In Political Science, William Hudson

William E. Hudson

This practical guide is intended for faculty and service-learning directors, combining the how-to information and rigorous intellectual framework that teachers seek. What distinguishes this volume is that the contributors are writing for their peers. They discuss how service-learning can be implemented within political science and what this discipline contributes to the pedagogy of service-learning. The book offers both theoretical background and practical pedagogical chapters which describe the design, implementation, and outcomes of political science service-learning programs, as well as annotated bibliographies, program descriptions and course syllabi.


Parties And The Mobilization Of Women, Peter Wielhouwer Dec 1996

Parties And The Mobilization Of Women, Peter Wielhouwer

Peter W. Wielhouwer

No abstract provided.


Palestinian Authority Draft Constitutions: Human Rights And Minority Rights, Anthony Chase Dec 1996

Palestinian Authority Draft Constitutions: Human Rights And Minority Rights, Anthony Chase

Anthony Chase

No abstract provided.


Razzismo, Differenza E Destra In Francia, Franklin Adler Dec 1996

Razzismo, Differenza E Destra In Francia, Franklin Adler

Franklin H. Adler

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Feminist Thought On Human Rights, Robert Williams Dec 1996

The Impact Of Feminist Thought On Human Rights, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

No abstract provided.


Economic Anxiety: Reification, De-Reification And The Politics Of Ipe, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah Dec 1996

Economic Anxiety: Reification, De-Reification And The Politics Of Ipe, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah

David Blaney

No abstract provided.


A Question Of Values: New Canadian Perspectives In Ethics And Political Philosophy, Samantha Brennan, Tracy Isaacs, Michael Milde Dec 1996

A Question Of Values: New Canadian Perspectives In Ethics And Political Philosophy, Samantha Brennan, Tracy Isaacs, Michael Milde

Samantha Brennan

No abstract provided.


The Political Economy Of Corporate Taxation., John Williams, Brian Collins Dec 1996

The Political Economy Of Corporate Taxation., John Williams, Brian Collins

Brian K. Collins

Theory: We propose a theory of corporate taxation in the United States that builds on dynamic optimal taxation models. The theory is consistent with structural dependence theories (Lindblom 1977) in that expectations by investors of future tax policy limit policy maker options, primarily because corporate tax policy is time inconsistent. This theory contrasts with pluralistic models of corporate taxation because it recognizes the collective action problem facing business.

Hypotheses: We offer three propositions. First, effective corporate tax rates will be exogenous to aggregate business interests, and instead should cause the organization and activity of business. Second, a shock in effective ...


"The Rebirth Of Party: The 1994 Congressional Elections In Historical Perspective", Richard M. Skinner Dec 1996

"The Rebirth Of Party: The 1994 Congressional Elections In Historical Perspective", Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

The Republican surge of 1994 poses serious problems for most theories of congressional elections, which either discount the likelihood of such a swing, or attribute one to a readily apparent short-term cause. This essay includes a district-level analysis that finds a strong link between the 1988-92 presidential vote and the 1994 House vote. A discussion of theories of realignment leads to a conclusion that while the U.S. political system is changing, a new Republican era may not yet be upon us.


Islam As An Ethical Tradition Of International Relations, Muqtedar Khan Dec 1996

Islam As An Ethical Tradition Of International Relations, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The paper discusses the role that Islamic values can play in articulating Islam as an ethical tradition that can shape the international relations.


International Relations, Steven Alan Samson Dec 1996

International Relations, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.