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The Impact Of The Content Of The Television Programming Upon The Politicization Of The Kosovo Society, Resul Sinani Nov 2014

The Impact Of The Content Of The Television Programming Upon The Politicization Of The Kosovo Society, Resul Sinani

UBT International Conference

The effect of the media over the society is the object of the studies of the social science of communication since its founding up to today. A lot of scientific theories explore, argues and explain the connections and the effect of the media over the public. The purpose of this paper is to evident and argument the effect that the media, especially the TV programming has on the politicization of the Kosovar society, which is manifested in a large number of conversations that have to do with politics. In order to argument the direct link between the content of the ...


Citizenship And Ethnic Relations In Kosovo, Bekim Baliqi Nov 2014

Citizenship And Ethnic Relations In Kosovo, Bekim Baliqi

UBT International Conference

The article explores the issue of multi-ethnic society, by looking at the state iconography, the citizenship issue as well as ethnic relations based on Kosovo as a case study. The theoretical framework is based on the power-sharing model known as consociationalism democracy. Research methods applied here are based mainly in discourse analysis and in content analysis of relevant documents, literature and other sources. The inter-ethnic relations between Serbs and Albanians will be traced historically from the period after the Second World War, following with the dissolution of Yugoslavia and Milosevic’s regime, continuing with the post-conflict period in Kosovo through ...


Journalism Ethics And Law, Musa Sabedini Nov 2014

Journalism Ethics And Law, Musa Sabedini

UBT International Conference

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Media In Political Communication: The Case Of Kosovo, Gjylije Rexha Nov 2014

The Role Of Media In Political Communication: The Case Of Kosovo, Gjylije Rexha

UBT International Conference

There can be no all-encompassing communication between politics and citizens without the multi-dimensional involvement of the media. As a result of the great influence the media exert, politics makes use of instruments of influence and establishes complex relations with the mass media. In this process, a journalist for politics is an important factor, albeit with the most difficult status.Journalist should establish multilateral relations with several stakeholders simultaneously: with the media, with the community and with the political factors. These are the circumstances that place the journalist at the heart of political communication.In the era of Internet, political communicators ...


Special Council Election, Tanya Vincent Oct 2014

Special Council Election, Tanya Vincent

Staff Council

Announcement regarding special election to fill a vacancy.


Digitally Mapping The Growth Of The Railroads In The United States, Michael Weaver Sep 2014

Digitally Mapping The Growth Of The Railroads In The United States, Michael Weaver

Yale Day of Data

As part of my dissertation, I creating digital maps of the extent of the railways in the United States during the late 19th century (1880 to 1910) on a yearly basis. While other researchers have created digital maps of the railways in approximately 10-year intervals, this misses out on the rapid change in the railways in the interim. These previous digitization attempts have relied on using detailed maps created of the railways at a given time. But accurate maps were not made on a yearly basis and only exist for roughly every 10 years. However, during the 19th century, people ...


Sara Hutchison For Wku Staff Council, Sara Hutchison Jul 2014

Sara Hutchison For Wku Staff Council, Sara Hutchison

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Sara Hutchison.


Wku Staff Council Election Results, Eric Wolfe May 2014

Wku Staff Council Election Results, Eric Wolfe

Staff Council

Election results for the 2014-2015 school year.


Argentina's 2001 Default: Foreign Policy Considerations And Consequences, Joshua K. Alley May 2014

Argentina's 2001 Default: Foreign Policy Considerations And Consequences, Joshua K. Alley

Celebration

Argentina’s 2001 default was at the time the largest in history, with the Peronist government of Adolfo Rodriguez Saa declaring a cessation of payments on over 80 billion dollars in government bonds. Historically, the political science and economics literatures have emphasized the economic considerations surrounding the decision to default. Recent literature has explored the political motivations for default, but there has been little scholarship on the possible political consequences of default. Some authors have emphasized that default can have important audience costs for leaders, but other issues have been left unexplored. However, it is clear that Argentina’s 2001 ...


It’S Our Money And We Want It Now:Secession In Resource Rich Countries And The Role Of The International Community, Kiernan Somers May 2014

It’S Our Money And We Want It Now:Secession In Resource Rich Countries And The Role Of The International Community, Kiernan Somers

CLAS: Colby Liberal Arts Symposium

Tensions between the right to self-determination and existing states have caused many conflicts around the globe. Resource rich regions such as Katanga, Biafra, South Sudan, East Timor, Cabinda, and Aceh all had to go through the international community to gain statehood and were either granted or declined the right to self-determination. Secessionist movements frequently challenge existing state borderlines; however, few reach the ultimate goal of statehood. Secession attempts in resource rich regions, whether carried out by unorganized rebels, or a fully functioning autonomous government, are dependent on the international community for success. Through textual analyses of academic journals, monographs, and ...


Decentralization And Ethnic Violence, Joseph Long May 2014

Decentralization And Ethnic Violence, Joseph Long

CLAS: Colby Liberal Arts Symposium

Analyzes the effects of three forms of decentralization on the incidence and intensity of ethnic violence in African states.


An Analysis Of Municipality-Level Election Results Of The 2012 Presidential Election In New York, Pennsylvania, And Ohio, And Comparison Of These Results To Those From The 2008 Presidential Election, Gregory Naigles May 2014

An Analysis Of Municipality-Level Election Results Of The 2012 Presidential Election In New York, Pennsylvania, And Ohio, And Comparison Of These Results To Those From The 2008 Presidential Election, Gregory Naigles

CLAS: Colby Liberal Arts Symposium

The 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections were both similar and different in many ways. On one hand, the Democratic candidate was the same in both elections, and similar strategies were employed by both sides in the two elections. On the other hand, the candidates formed slightly different coalitions, turnout rates were different, and there were some differences in which states the campaigns chose to focus on. I have analyzed the results of these two elections, particularly the 2012 presidential election, in the three states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, in order to try to determine where the election results ...


China And The Two Koreas: A New Era For The Rising Hegemon, Byeongho Mun Apr 2014

China And The Two Koreas: A New Era For The Rising Hegemon, Byeongho Mun

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Recently, the U.S. moved its pivot from the Middle East to East Asia. It was a belated reaction to deal with the new world order. China is rising as the sole competitor of the U.S. in world politics, and trying to consolidate its influence on the region. The Korean Peninsula seems likely to be a frontline again for U.S. and China, similar to the confrontation between the Soviet Union and the U.S. during the Cold War era. I was able to find some sources on this issue including books and scholarly articles with a great amount ...


The September 12, 2012 Rose Garden Address: President Barack Obama’S “9/11” Moment, Michael Eisenstadt Apr 2014

The September 12, 2012 Rose Garden Address: President Barack Obama’S “9/11” Moment, Michael Eisenstadt

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA) (2010 - 2017)

Albert Einstein once said memory is deceiving given it is colored by the events of today. The old adage “history repeats itself” fails to illustrate the powerful capacity for memory to sustain and revise historical events. Presidents often inject memories of the past into public address to define troubling situations in ways that broad, national audiences can make sense of them. Barack Obama’s Rose Garden Address rejuvenates and exploits the public memory of September 11 in three ways: by (1) situating the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi as an extension of its timeline; (2) reaffirming the ...


The Political Affiliation Demographics Of The Student Body, Daniel Nelson, Glen M.E. Duerr, Chi-En Hwang Apr 2014

The Political Affiliation Demographics Of The Student Body, Daniel Nelson, Glen M.E. Duerr, Chi-En Hwang

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

There is little question that higher education within the United States is largely perceived as a liberal organ. Indeed, within both the professorate and the student body, the liberal demographic has maintained a steady and often dramatic majority. A modest liberalization effect has been found among students across the nation, and those within the social sciences have exhibited greater-than-average liberal-to-conservative ratios. Stemming from both stereotypes and general data, many politically conservative affiliates have trumpeted their political ideologues as the alienated, maligned, and even persecuted minority. From accusations of liberal indoctrination to the dismissal of opposing views, many conservatives have heatedly ...


The Extension Of The Sixth Amendment Right To Effective Assistance Of Counsel, David Fountain Apr 2014

The Extension Of The Sixth Amendment Right To Effective Assistance Of Counsel, David Fountain

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right of a defendant to be represented by counsel, most importantly to have effective assistance of counsel. Evolving for nearly a century, the current state of the Sixth Amendment is a result of a historic and longstanding relationship that the Court has maintained with the Sixth Amendment resembling a tug-of-war of sorts, a back and forth that is arguably still going strong. Throughout this history the Court has refined what rights the Sixth Amendment entails as well as to what extent these rights should be provided. In accordance with Argersinger v. Hamlin, regarding the deprivation ...


Armed Forces And Uprisings: An Analysis Of The Military Response To The Arab Uprisings, Khalid Mohammed Felemban Apr 2014

Armed Forces And Uprisings: An Analysis Of The Military Response To The Arab Uprisings, Khalid Mohammed Felemban

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Is Multiculturalism Detrimental To Democracy?, Katelyn Taylor Apr 2014

Is Multiculturalism Detrimental To Democracy?, Katelyn Taylor

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


To 'Uncolor' A Revolution: How Belarus Is One Step Ahead, Sabrina Boumenir Apr 2014

To 'Uncolor' A Revolution: How Belarus Is One Step Ahead, Sabrina Boumenir

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Carter, Congress, And Comprehensive Legislation: A Look At Cercla And The Legislative Process, Christian S. Miles Apr 2014

Carter, Congress, And Comprehensive Legislation: A Look At Cercla And The Legislative Process, Christian S. Miles

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

Comprehensive legislation can take years to pass Congress. Yet some bills manage to successfully maneuver the legislative process on the first go around. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) is one example. This essay relies on published research to analyze CERCLA's path through the legislative process and examines the political environment of the 96th congress to explain why CERCLA passed relatively easily. It suggests three factors, beyond the Democratic majority of the 96th congress, contributed to CERCLA's rare success: a presidential-partisan majority, presidential rhetoric, and party polarization. It argues that these three concepts ...


Franklin And Friends: A Discussion Of The Protestant Work Ethic, Erica Y. Barker Apr 2014

Franklin And Friends: A Discussion Of The Protestant Work Ethic, Erica Y. Barker

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

This transcript serves to analyze the Protestant Work Ethic in the eyes of political thinkers such as Benjamin Franklin, Cotton Mather, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and John Winthrop. It is set in modern talk show hosted by Benjamin Franklin and ultimately finds that many of these political philosophers believed that the people’s ‘obligation to work’ would benefit society as a whole.This paper also serves to analyze the political nature of all five politicians and philosophers.


The Multi-Layered Political Context Of Prostitution, Allora Dubay Mar 2014

The Multi-Layered Political Context Of Prostitution, Allora Dubay

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

This presentation is based on a book project providing an interdisciplinary introduction to the topic of prostitution. Allora Dubay will present on the political context in which prostitution takes place. She will discuss prominent feminist theories regarding prostitution and how those theories influence public policy in the United States and Europe. In doing so, she will explain how policies vary between national governments and among subnational governments.


Finding A Frame That Fits: Analyzing And Comparing Rival Framing Of American Gun Control Policy In 2013, Alexander Booker Mar 2014

Finding A Frame That Fits: Analyzing And Comparing Rival Framing Of American Gun Control Policy In 2013, Alexander Booker

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

This paper uses and expands upon the theoretical framework of political framing theory to analyze the messages that came out of different gun lobby groups during the early 2013 debate on gun control legislation that was being discussed within the United States Congress. My research question is what are the elements of a political action frame for a piece of legislation that can lead to positive or negative public opinion of it? To conduct my research I use a mixed-methods research approach to analyze recent political framing in regards to American gun control policy. For the qualitative part of the ...


Xenophobia, Whiteness, And Citizenship In The United States, Carolyn Dapper Mar 2014

Xenophobia, Whiteness, And Citizenship In The United States, Carolyn Dapper

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

In January 2014, the Republican Party released new "principles of immigration" which among many reforms, made space for the possibility of a pathway toward "legal status" for certain groups of undocumented immigrants in the United States. This paper investigates the rhetorical difference between "citizenship" and "legal status" and claims how these principles reflect the GOP's motives to ease their conservative constituents' anxieties surrounding the protection of a traditional, euroamerican definition of American citizenship. This paper analyzes the relationship between whiteness and citizenship, a class which extends beyond ethnicity and involves education, income level, and values associated with WASP America.


Public Attitudes Toward Bike Lanes In New York City, Wil Fisher Mar 2014

Public Attitudes Toward Bike Lanes In New York City, Wil Fisher

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

As bicycles gradually become an established form of transportation in the United States, planners and policymakers need new evidence to determine how best to expand bicycle infrastructure. Using logistic regression analysis of 2012 public opinion data from New York City, this article explores the demographics behind support of bicycle lanes. Due to an absence of literature on public opinion of bike lanes, it examines a breadth of variables in order to provide a basis for future research, answering the question: What personal characteristics are important in one's support for bike lanes? This study also demonstrates the distinction between demographics ...


Utopia And Progress: The Case Of Thomas Paine's Apocalypse, Daniel Betti Mar 2014

Utopia And Progress: The Case Of Thomas Paine's Apocalypse, Daniel Betti

Arts and Letters Conference

One of the overlooked aspects of political utopianism is the mechanism which brings about the utopia. What brings about the change from the ordinary politics of the present to the utopian state? For Thomas Paine the change is apocalyptic. Paine’s later writing testifies to the sudden birth of reason in the world and foresees its sweeping effect over individual human minds and human societies. He describes reason as an irresistible revelation, an apocalypse. Evaluating the American and French revolutions, Paine identifies the mechanism of change as the rational apocalypse itself. On the one hand, this mechanism of change shatters ...


What Happens When You Throw The World’S Biggest Party: The Political Impact Of Hosting Fifa’S World Cup, Branden A. Green Jan 2014

What Happens When You Throw The World’S Biggest Party: The Political Impact Of Hosting Fifa’S World Cup, Branden A. Green

Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium

This research effort is a comparative study on the political impact on host countries holding the World Cup. Specifically, are the impacts different for a developed country compared to a developing country? The two countries that I will use as case studies are Germany (host of the 2006 World Cup) and South Africa (host of 2010 World Cup). Such cases offer excellent insight into the immense amount of political power associated with the World Cup -- especially the preceding year of the tournament due to the host country being under a proverbial microscope. A survey of FIFA officials will form the ...