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Ashcroft, John, B. 1942 (Sc 1314), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Ashcroft, John, B. 1942 (Sc 1314), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1314. Letters written by U.S. Senators Jiml Bunning and Mitch McConnell, Washington, D.C., to constituent Sue Lynn Stone, Bowling Green, Kentucky, responding to her opposition to the appointment of John Ashcroft as U.S. Attorney General.


Offensive Realism And Central & Eastern Europe After The Cold War, Dylan Kissane Dec 2007

Offensive Realism And Central & Eastern Europe After The Cold War, Dylan Kissane

Dylan Kissane

At the end of the Cold War, John Mearsheimer published the article, “Back to the Future: Instability in Europe after the Cold War”. The widely-cited piece included four predictions for the post-Cold War European geopolitical landscape founded on the theory of offensive realism, the realpolitik approach that Mearsheimer had established and developed over more than a decade of scholarship. However, the emergence of a post-Cold War and pan-continental peace suggests that something was wrong with Mearsheimer’s predictions and, by implication, the theory that informed them. This article argues that Mearsheimer’s mistake was to rely on a theory that ...


China's Good Earth: From Urbanization To Rural Development Under Hu Jintao 'S Administration, Jessica Wade Dec 2007

China's Good Earth: From Urbanization To Rural Development Under Hu Jintao 'S Administration, Jessica Wade

Global Asia Journal

This paper analyzes the recent efforts of the Chinese government to facilitate rural development. It reviews the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s previous emphasis on urban-based growth, the history behind the shift towards rural development, and the attempts by President Hu Jintao to move from extensive urban development towards sustainable rural development. It asserts, first, that much of China’s urban-based development was intentionally encouraged by the government, and second, that the CCP is now deliberately moving its investment and focus to rural-based growth. The paper justifies these findings through an exploration of the previous and current economic policies and ...


Princípios-Tópicos De Hermenêutica Constitucional, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Nov 2007

Princípios-Tópicos De Hermenêutica Constitucional, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Houve tempo em que a Constituição servia para poisar ou charuto ou tirar um argumento político, como ironicamente afirmaria o grande escritor oitocentista Eça de Queiroz. Hoje a Constituição é a norma das normas. Daí há consequências hermenêuticas. Ao contrário das teorias que importam interpretação tradicional e, por vezes, em grande medida ultrapassada, para o Direito Constitucional, a tendência actual é a inversa: dada a supremacia da Constituição, deve ser a metodologia constitucional a exportar hermenêutica para o todo do Direito. Para isso, começamos neste artigo com grandes princípios de hermenêutica intra-constitucional. Depois se passará à exportação.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 20, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2007

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 20, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945 (Sc 1313), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2007

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945 (Sc 1313), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1313. Letter written by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Washington, D.C., to clergyman H.F. McChesney, Bowling Green, Kentucky, commenting on the newly enacted Social Security Act and asking for data about local community's needs.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 19, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2007

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 19, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 16, Wku Student Affairs Oct 2007

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 16, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Rhea, Thomas Stockdale, 1871-1946 (Sc 1520), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2007

Rhea, Thomas Stockdale, 1871-1946 (Sc 1520), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1520. Letter from "Headquarters of Thomas S. Rhea for Governor" in Bardstown, Kentucky, to constituents in Nelson County addressing the issue of what sales taxes had done for that particular county.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 14, Wku Student Affairs Oct 2007

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 14, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Erin O'Donnell, Shane Bevell, Barbara Cloud, Joy Drohan, Adam Baer, Holly Ivy De Vore, Gian Galassi, Eric Leake Oct 2007

Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Erin O'Donnell, Shane Bevell, Barbara Cloud, Joy Drohan, Adam Baer, Holly Ivy De Vore, Gian Galassi, Eric Leake

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Ethiopia Is Now: J. A. Rogers And The Rhetoric Of Black Anticolonialism During The Great Depression, Aric Putnam Oct 2007

Ethiopia Is Now: J. A. Rogers And The Rhetoric Of Black Anticolonialism During The Great Depression, Aric Putnam

Communication Faculty Publications

The Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 inspired grass roots political activism in black America. To understand how this foreign policy issue became such a pressing domestic concern for black Americans, this essay analyzes an influential interpretation of the crisis, a pamphlet by J. A. Rogers entitled The Real Facts About Ethiopia. I argue that Rogers's text critiques the nature of race under colonialism by illustrating how state boundaries and racial categories are coordinate, strategic operations of colonial power. Second, I demonstrate how the text contrasts this parochial racial context with an alternative framework in which identity can be ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 9, Wku Student Affairs Sep 2007

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 9, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 (Sc1343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2007

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 (Sc1343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1343. Letter written by Henry Clay, "Ashland", Lexington, Kentucky, responding to Jacob Stratton about the Whig Party's values and objectives. Probably a facsimile.


"To Strengthen The Colonies": French Labor Policy, Indentured Servants, And African Slaves In The Seventeenth Century Caribbean, Robert Taber Aug 2007

"To Strengthen The Colonies": French Labor Policy, Indentured Servants, And African Slaves In The Seventeenth Century Caribbean, Robert Taber

Library Research Grants

No abstract provided.


What Are America’S Obligations To Iraq After An Unjust War?, Brian Stiltner Aug 2007

What Are America’S Obligations To Iraq After An Unjust War?, Brian Stiltner

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Since the goal of a just war is to restore a political condition of peace and justice, and since allowing a just war is always a mournful concession to the reality of injustice, a country that wins a war has post-bellum obligations to advance the common good within the losing nation and among the community of nations. It has the moral duty to make up for the damage it has caused, even if it was justified in causing that damage. (Note that the idea of a "just" war is not that war is a good in itself, but that it ...


Becoming A Good Neighbor In Southeast Asia: The Case Of China's Territorial Disputes In The South China Sea, 1989–2006, Dirk Richard Morton Jul 2007

Becoming A Good Neighbor In Southeast Asia: The Case Of China's Territorial Disputes In The South China Sea, 1989–2006, Dirk Richard Morton

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

Since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between China and the ASEAN states following the end of the Cold War, Sino-ASEAN relations have widened and deepened considerably. This is surprising, considering that most ASEAN states viewed China as a revisionist power and threat to regional security during the Cold War and Vietnam and the Philippines have a history of armed conflict with China over as-of-yet unresolved territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Given the withdrawal of American military forces from the Philippines in 1992 and the steady growth of Chinese economic and military power, one might expect ASEAN's ...


Fanon, Guantánamo, And We The People, Rajini Srikanth Jun 2007

Fanon, Guantánamo, And We The People, Rajini Srikanth

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

In its "war on terror," the United States government has ignored fundamental legal principles and human rights protections, making the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the new "wretched of the earth." This essay argues that the detainees serve as the means for politicians and lawmakers to both keep the public in a constant state of fear and display strength in the area of national security. For their part, the people of the United States are complacent about the legal violations at Guantanamo because the detainees have been emphatically constructed as the alien incomprehensible "Other" and outside the boundaries of the ...


Fanon And The Iraqi Other: Unmasking The Illusions Of Colonialism, Jarrod Shanahan Jun 2007

Fanon And The Iraqi Other: Unmasking The Illusions Of Colonialism, Jarrod Shanahan

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This conversation with Frantz Fanon on the topics of native otherness in colonialist discourse and the possibility of effacing this illusory rhetoric begins with a discussion of the American public discourse in its present state, and transport this framework to the time of Frantz Fanon and the Algerian Revolution. The intent is not to draw a concrete, line-item comparison between contemporary U.S. foreign policy and media and that of 1950s France, but rather to explore through loose correlations the potential for an overarching theory which comprehends the relationship between states' power elite and populations, and the indigenous populations of ...


War And Corruption: A Political History Of Uganda, Mathew Miller May 2007

War And Corruption: A Political History Of Uganda, Mathew Miller

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

Uganda is a land of vast natural beauty. It has gorgeous mountain ranges, lush forests, stunning plains, and the source of the greatNileRiver. The land is so fertile that legends say that if a traveler ends the day by propping his walking stick in the soil, he will wake up to find that it has sprouted leaves. Uganda was once considered to be the Pearl of Africa. However, it is now better known for something as great in magnitude as its natural beauty: the destruction of the country by its own political leaders.


Music, The Non-Governmental Actor Changing Political Policy: Have We Failed The Power Of Music?, Alex Hershey May 2007

Music, The Non-Governmental Actor Changing Political Policy: Have We Failed The Power Of Music?, Alex Hershey

Senior Honors Projects

Music, the Non-Governmental Actor Changing Political Policy: Have We Failed the Power of Music? People learn that making music as well as listening to it frees them from the toil and tedium of a life dominated by the privileged and the powerful. Music means trouble for those who would own and control it as they perpetuate injustice and suffering. – Mat Callahan It is believed that the pen is mightier than the sword, but is the guitar playing vocalist, a beatnik, mightier than the M-16 machinegun and an American political oligarchy? To find the answer to this question we must look ...


Naccs 34th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Apr 2007

Naccs 34th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

NACCS Conference Programs

Sociological and Ideological Shifts: Chicana/o Migratory Movements and Immigration Passages
April 4-7, 2007
Fairmont Hotel


Toward A Dialogue With The West: The Use Of Eliot's Modernism In Al-Sayyab's City Poetry, Saddik M. Gohar Apr 2007

Toward A Dialogue With The West: The Use Of Eliot's Modernism In Al-Sayyab's City Poetry, Saddik M. Gohar

Comparative Civilizations Review

No abstract provided.


Traversing Borders: Supranationalism, Public Policy And The Framing Of Undocumented Immigration In The United States And The United Kingdom, Glen M.E. Duerr Apr 2007

Traversing Borders: Supranationalism, Public Policy And The Framing Of Undocumented Immigration In The United States And The United Kingdom, Glen M.E. Duerr

History and Government Faculty Publications

This paper examines the issue of how undocumented immigration is framed by comparing case studies of the United Kingdom and the United States. The role of the media and social construction are integral to this debate and this has, in part, led to more domestic bills aimed at tackling undocumented immigration. In the United Kingdom, the issue of undocumented immigration has led to the recent drafting of a bill by Home Secretary John Reid to address the issue. This bill has only served to polarize the population and energize the far-right. In the United States, rival bills in the House ...


Throne Names, Pen Names, Horse Names, And Field Names: A Look At The Significance Of Name Change In The Ethiopian Political Sphere, Krista Mehari Apr 2007

Throne Names, Pen Names, Horse Names, And Field Names: A Look At The Significance Of Name Change In The Ethiopian Political Sphere, Krista Mehari

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This study examines the motivations for name changes and the purposes the chosen names accomplish, specifically relating to the Ethiopian political sphere. Throne names and horse names were used solely by the emperors and the ruling class. Those name changes exalted the bearer by either stating his authority or connecting him to divine power. Pen names and field names were used by people not in power to hide their identity from people with the power to harm them. Although the purpose of those name changes was to disguise, the names that were chosen identified the bearer with another person or ...


Through The Lens Of Cultural Awareness: A Primer For Us Armed Forces Deploying To Arab And Middle Eastern Countries, William Wunderle Jan 2007

Through The Lens Of Cultural Awareness: A Primer For Us Armed Forces Deploying To Arab And Middle Eastern Countries, William Wunderle

William Wunderle

This Combat Studies Institute (CSI) Special Study is unique in that it focuses more on culture than on history. The CSI objective, however, remains unchanged—to provide manuscript length historical studies rel¬evant to the leaders of an Army at War. We are, therefore, pleased to offer Through the Lens of Cultural Awareness: A Primer for US Armed Forces Deploying to Arab and Middle Eastern Countries by Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) William D. Wunderle.

One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Long War, as the Global War on Terrorism is now known, is the cultural environment in which it is being ...


Religion, Politics, And Sugar: The Mormon Church, The Federal Government, And The Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, 1907 To 1921, Matthew C. Godfrey Jan 2007

Religion, Politics, And Sugar: The Mormon Church, The Federal Government, And The Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, 1907 To 1921, Matthew C. Godfrey

All USU Press Publications

One famous target of Progressive Era attempts to rein in monopolistic big business was the eastern Sugar Trust. Less known is how federal regulators also tried to break monopoly control over beet sugar in the West by going after the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, a business supported and controlled by the Latter-day Saints church and run by Mormon authorities. As sugar beet agriculture boomed, the Mormon church's involvement led directly to monopolistic practices by Utah-Idaho Sugar and to federal investigations. Church leaders encouraged members, a majority population in much of the intermountain West, to patronize the company exclusively, as suppliers ...


Mccarthy Hearings, Paul Achter Jan 2007

Mccarthy Hearings, Paul Achter

Rhetoric and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

What have become known as the “McCarthy hearings” refer to 36 days of televised investigative hearings led by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1954. After first calling hearings to investigate possible espionage at the Army Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, the junior senator turned his communist-chasing committee’s attention to an altogether different matter, the question of whether the Army had promoted a dentist who had refused to answer questions for the Loyalty and Security Board. The hearings reached their climax when McCarthy suggested that the Army’s lawyer, Joseph Welch, had employed a man who at ...


The Suits That Counted: The Judicialization Of Presidential Elections, Charles Anthony Smith, Christopher Shortell Jan 2007

The Suits That Counted: The Judicialization Of Presidential Elections, Charles Anthony Smith, Christopher Shortell

Political Science Faculty Publications and Presentations

The litigation resolving the 2000 election received extensive attention, but there was also an increase in pre-election litigation in 2000, suggesting an increased reliance on courts even prior to Bush v. Gore. Did this trend of judicialization of presidential elections in the United States accelerate in 2004? To answer this question, we collect data on pre-election litigation from 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. Our findings show that the rate of prospective litigation increased dramatically in the 2004 election, even accounting for state and federal electoral reform from 2001-2004. Beyond the increase in raw numbers, we find that the litigation was ...


Research Note: Searching For Democracy In Colonial Southern Maine, William Robbins Jan 2007

Research Note: Searching For Democracy In Colonial Southern Maine, William Robbins

Maine History

The following article was originally written as a seminar paper for James Henderson’s colonial history class during Robbins’s brief tenure as a graduate student at the University of Maine. The methodology used in this research was quite innovative when it was written in 1966, as the so-called new social history had only just emerged. This era marked an exciting time in the social sciences, with new methods that allowed the historian to approach history “from the bottom up.” Using census records, land records, tax lists, suffrage lists, and an array of other data, historians were able to uncover ...