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The Federal Election Commission: An Analysis Of Administrative Behavior, Maurice C. Sheppard Dec 2000

The Federal Election Commission: An Analysis Of Administrative Behavior, Maurice C. Sheppard

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Mitigating The Defects Of Pluralism: Interest Group Coalitions Before The Supreme Court, Jason Frederick Jagemann Jun 2000

Mitigating The Defects Of Pluralism: Interest Group Coalitions Before The Supreme Court, Jason Frederick Jagemann

Dissertations

This project examines interest group coalitional activity before the Supreme Court in affirmative action cases between 1971 and 1995. First, I address the characteristics and dynamics of amicus participants over time. Second, I examine the extent to which organizations with a smaller base of resources, in terms of staff and the number of years that organizations have been on the scene, engage in coalitional activity. I find that organizations with smaller staffs are more likely to participate in coalitions, and, contrary to my expectations, organizations that have been on the scene longer are more likely to engage in coalitional activity ...


The Boxer Representative Pat Williams’S Battle To Save The National Endowment For The Arts, Angele Mott Apr 2000

The Boxer Representative Pat Williams’S Battle To Save The National Endowment For The Arts, Angele Mott

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The thesis presented in the following pages works to understand the role of a leader in the broad historical sense and in relationship to the United States Congress. The best way to understand what it takes to be a leader and accomplish one’s goals is to examine leadership in theory and then test that theory on an actual case study. The first two chapters provide the reader with insights into leadership in a theoretical context. The third and fourth chapters are the real world actions of a proven leader in the US House of Representatives. Representative Pat Williams’s ...


Was The Theme Of The Sweetgrass Rally Right? An Analytical Study Of The Wheat Industry Focused On Governmental Involvement, Grain Traders, The Canadian Wheat Board, And The Montana Industry, Chany Ockert Apr 2000

Was The Theme Of The Sweetgrass Rally Right? An Analytical Study Of The Wheat Industry Focused On Governmental Involvement, Grain Traders, The Canadian Wheat Board, And The Montana Industry, Chany Ockert

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

Once again national and international news crews and I congregated at the Montana-Alberta border to discover why Montana and Canadian farmers were gathering there. Farmers were invited by the Reclaim Rural America organization to the protest rally to speak to journalists or anyone else, for that matter, about their plight. These farmers assembled at Sweetgrass, Montana, to voice their anxiety over the low grain prices on July 9, 1999. Throughout the day, it became very clear to me that many in the crowd and at the podium blamed grain trading, the lack of government enforcement, and the Canadian Wheat Board ...


A Comprehensive Analysis Of The Proposed Alternatives For Grizzly Bear Reintroduction Into The Bitterroot Ecosystem, Sara Adams Apr 2000

A Comprehensive Analysis Of The Proposed Alternatives For Grizzly Bear Reintroduction Into The Bitterroot Ecosystem, Sara Adams

Life and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Theses

In 1997, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) proposing possible modes of grizzly bear recovery in the Bitterroot Ecosystem (BE) of Central Idaho and Western Montana. Four alternatives were outlined in the DEIS. The first alternative suggests grizzly reintroduction into the BE managed by a Citizen Management Committee (CMC). This would require amending the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to allow the population to be labeled as experimental and nonessential. The second alternative proposes that the grizzlies naturally reinhabit the BE, through migrational movements. Experts have agreed that natural reinhabitation of the ...


Seasonal Initiatives: Sports Stadium Referendums And Voter Turnout, Joe Book Jan 2000

Seasonal Initiatives: Sports Stadium Referendums And Voter Turnout, Joe Book

Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

Democracy is a system of government in which the people of a state govern themselves under the idea that every person's vote and opinion is equal in the eyes of the government. In its purest form, a democratic government involves all citizens equally in every level of administration. The United States government was founded on this belief that citizens deserve the right to govern themselves, but the system created by the founders of this country was a form of representative democracy. Rebelling against the British monarchy, which would not allow the American colonies a voice in Parliament, the founders ...