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Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Sep 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for September 12, 2006 meeting.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association Sep 2006

Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Meeting regarding elections, office hours, committee descriptions, nominations and announcements.


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Sep 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for September 5, 2006 meeting.


Rethinking Symbolic Racism: Evidence Of Attribution Bias, Brad T. Gomez, J. Matthew Wilson Aug 2006

Rethinking Symbolic Racism: Evidence Of Attribution Bias, Brad T. Gomez, J. Matthew Wilson

Political Science Research

This paper demonstrates that cognitive tendencies related to political sophistication produce an attribution bias in the widely accepted symbolic racism scale. When this bias is controlled statistically, the effect of symbolic racism on racial policy attitudes is greatly diminished. Our theory posits that high sophisticates tend to make global/distal attributions, allowing them to associate racial inequality with broader sociopolitical causes. Less sophisticated individuals, conversely, tend to make local/proximal attributions, thus biasing them against ascribing responsibility systemically. Consequently, less sophisticated individuals tend to be classified as intolerant by the symbolic racism scale, even when controlling for factors such as ...


Summer Retreat Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Jul 2006

Summer Retreat Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for summer retreat.


Is Resisting Genocide A Human Right?, David B. Kopel, Paul Gallant, Joanne D. Eisen May 2006

Is Resisting Genocide A Human Right?, David B. Kopel, Paul Gallant, Joanne D. Eisen

David B Kopel

The genocide in Darfur, Sudan, is perhaps the worst human rights crisis of the new century. This article examines the failures of the international response so far, and offers a solution based on international human rights law.

Conducting an in-depth study of the Darfur genocide, and also discussing other genocides, the Article details the inadequacy of many of the international community's response to genocides, including “targeted sanctions” or international peacekeeping forces.

The Article then examines international legal authorities such as the Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice, and demonstrates that groups ...


Handling And Preventing Journalistic Fraud: Janet Cooke, Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair, Kenneth Munson May 2006

Handling And Preventing Journalistic Fraud: Janet Cooke, Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair, Kenneth Munson

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Fraud is a growing concern in the news business, especially in recent years where numerous journalism scandals rock its foundation. This paper examines the most prominent cases: Stephen Glass, the reporter for The New Republic newsmagazine who completely or partially fabricated 27 stories in the late ‘90s; Jayson Blair, the New York Times reporter who was found to have plagiarized or made up his supposedly on-thescene reporting in 2003; and Janet Cooke, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for her Washington Post story about a child heroin addict who, in actuality, did not exist. This paper will examine flaws ...


Upward Bound's Success In Interest Group Politics, Jessica Yusaitis May 2006

Upward Bound's Success In Interest Group Politics, Jessica Yusaitis

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

I examine how interest groups can gain and maintain federal funding by following one successful case study – Upward Bound.

Upward Bound is a federal program, headed by the Department of Education, which assists low-income high school students with finishing high school and with entering and succeeding in higher education. In 2005, President Bush proposed to cut finding for Upward Bound in order to further fund his No Child Left Behind initiative. However, UB managed to conduct a rewarding venture into interest group politics, and the program was reauthorized.

I plan for this project to serve as a handbook for citizen-based ...


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Apr 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for April 18, 2006 meeting.


Education In A Federal System: A Case-Study Of Belgium, Caroline Varin Apr 2006

Education In A Federal System: A Case-Study Of Belgium, Caroline Varin

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

The administration of primary and secondary education in Belgium is divided among the three federal regions and has yielded very different results in student performances, particularly in Flanders and Wallonia/Bruxelles-Capitale: the Flemings are consistently stronger in subjects such as languages and mathematics and there are fewer students failing school in Flemish areas than in the Francophone regions (PISA 2000, 2003). Different educational systems across ethnic lines can increase social and economic inequality. In a federal country such as Belgium with pre-existing ethnic tensions, this inequality can lead to political instability. This paper investigates the disparities in education within the ...


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Apr 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for April 11, 2006 meeting.


The Limits Of U.S. Governmental Power In Times Of Crisis, Adam M. Goldwater Apr 2006

The Limits Of U.S. Governmental Power In Times Of Crisis, Adam M. Goldwater

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Government’s Emergency Power Throughout the History of the United States This paper reviews the use of power by the United States government during times of crisis. This paper analyzes both the arguments from Thomas Hobbes and John Locke regarding how limited both believe government should be. Throughout this debate John Locke believes that in leaving a state of nature we must enter into civil society through a social contract with each other. Hobbes’ view of the state of nature is such that he believes that there should be virtually no limitations on the power of government in eliminating citizens ...


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Apr 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for April 4, 2006 meeting.


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Mar 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for March 28, 2006 meeting.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association Mar 2006

Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Meeting regarding Mary Cowles, parking, Diddle Arena renovations, election, provide-a-ride, budget and legislation.


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Mar 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for March 14, 2006 meeting.


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Mar 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for March 6, 2006 meeting.


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Feb 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for meeting February 28, 2006.


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Feb 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for February 21, 2006 meeting.


Spring Retreat Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Feb 2006

Spring Retreat Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for spring retreat.


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Feb 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for February 14, 2006 meeting.


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Feb 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for February 7, 2006 meeting.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association Jan 2006

Meeting Minutes, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Meeting to discuss senate vacancies, state budget, Listen Up Legislators program, SGA 40th anniversary, awards and legislation.


Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association Jan 2006

Meeting Agenda, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Agenda for January 31, 2006 meeting.


Seconds - Newsletter, Wku Student Government Association Jan 2006

Seconds - Newsletter, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

WKU Student Government Association newsletter seconds, includes issues January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 28, April 4, 18, 24 and 25.


Neoliberal And Public Health Impact Of Not Adopting Osha’S Proposed National Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Rule, Michael Givel Jan 2006

Neoliberal And Public Health Impact Of Not Adopting Osha’S Proposed National Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Rule, Michael Givel

Michael S. Givel

From the early 1980s to the present, neo-liberal doctrine has called for governmental policies of privatization, funding cutbacks, and deregulation of public health and other domestic social programs in the belief that the market can best organize and distribute crucial societal services rather than the public sector. Proponents of a neoliberal and deregulatory mixed approach of command and control and self-regulation argue this approach provides the most adequate means to conduct regulation in the legalistic and adversarial United States regulatory process. In April 1994, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a proposed rule to eliminate tobacco smoking in most ...


Ballots, Wku Student Government Association Jan 2006

Ballots, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Ballots for awards and Speaker of the Senate used in 2006.


On Public Organizations In Ghana: What Differentiates Good Performers From Poor Performers?, Francis Y. Owusu Jan 2006

On Public Organizations In Ghana: What Differentiates Good Performers From Poor Performers?, Francis Y. Owusu

Community and Regional Planning Publications

Public sector reform programs implemented across Africa, including the World Bank’s “first” and ‘second” generation reforms, are based on the assumption that all public organizations are inefficient. This problematic assumption has had significant implications for policy in Africa. By failing to recognize that not all public organizations perform poorly, we ignore any potential lessons that could have been learnt from the experiences of organizations that have managed to perform effectively under the same social, political, economic and institutional environment. This paper uses Ghana as a case study to examine whether there are significant differences in the characteristics of poor ...


Papua New Guinea: Weak, Failing, Failed? : An Examination Of Failed State Theory And The Usefulness Of The Failed States Index, Maria Sussanna Tulkiewicz Jan 2006

Papua New Guinea: Weak, Failing, Failed? : An Examination Of Failed State Theory And The Usefulness Of The Failed States Index, Maria Sussanna Tulkiewicz

Theses : Honours

This thesis examines the problem of failed and failing states set against the 'theory' that has accompanied this discourse. It uses a case study of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to examine both the theory and its related application in the Failed States Index (FSI) developed by the Fund for Peace and the Foreign Policy magazine. Critically examining the methodology used in the FSI, the thesis analysis a wide range of information about the social, economic and political problems facing PNG to highlight shortcomings in the current construction of the Index. These shortcomings are then used to highlight conceptual problems in ...


Another Paradise Lost? : A Case Study Of Nation Building In East Timor, Brendan Paul Mcshanag Jan 2006

Another Paradise Lost? : A Case Study Of Nation Building In East Timor, Brendan Paul Mcshanag

Theses : Honours

This thesis examines the form of reconstruction intervention known as 'nation building', through a case study of the United Nations led operation in East Timor that began in 1999. It examines how the idea of the nation and statehood first arose, and how these ideals are still prevalent in modern nation building interventions. The thesis also examines the weaknesses and ambiguities that have become associated with nation building, and how such weaknesses have found a common thread through subsequent interventions The thesis then uses the case study of the intervention in East Timor, dividing the operation in to three stages ...