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Internet Politics And Cyberparties: Revolutionizing American Democracy, Kelly Prince Apr 1997

Internet Politics And Cyberparties: Revolutionizing American Democracy, Kelly Prince

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The American political system is characterized by its two-party structure. However, apparently American faith in the status-quo democracy is faltering. With advancing technology, Americans are gaining greater access to political information, and tools such as the Internet are proving to be useful and versatile in the political arena. The elections of this decade have already been touched by the effects of the Internet, and groups such as the revolutionary cyberparties show promise of reshaping the party politics in this country. The current two-party system is in jeopardy of being replaced by one that is more democratic.


A World Federal State: A Study Of The Progression Of Civilization And A Recommendation For The Future, Joseph Oakes Dec 1996

A World Federal State: A Study Of The Progression Of Civilization And A Recommendation For The Future, Joseph Oakes

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The progression of human civilization sits at the crossroads. Fueled by an emphasis in recent decades on interdependence, the world has realigned its economic and political operations to an international scale. Couple this development with grand advancements made in technology which have served to unite the world, and human civilization has set off on a path that leads to further integration. What is needed, however, is a realization of the inherent benefits that would come from the creation of a capitalistic world federal system.


Nationalism In The Post Cold-War World, Krista Knaul Nov 1996

Nationalism In The Post Cold-War World, Krista Knaul

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Nationalism--one of the most salient forces working within the contemporary system of states--is on the rise, and no state is immune. Contemporary nationalism is fundamentally different from that which first appeared on the political scene more than two centuries ago. In the international system, state sovereignty is recognized over the right of self-determination of nations Since the right of self-determination is incompatible with sovereignty, changes must be made. Some nations work toward receiving a voice or gaining greater autonomy; others clamor for secession. It is the latter which poses the greatest threat to peace and international stability. There are various ...


Violent Juvenile Crime: Its Victims And Their Rights, Amy Steinkamp Dec 1995

Violent Juvenile Crime: Its Victims And Their Rights, Amy Steinkamp

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

With the great increase in the number of violent crimes committed by juveniles, the rights of their victims are greatly overlooked by a. judicial system which does not meet the changing needs of society. Violent juvenile crime has transformed completely over the years in frequency. in the types of acts committed, and in the profiles of the perpetrators. Great changes in federal and state laws concerning the treatment of such violent youths are taking place; however, nothing is currently being done to ensure the rights of the victims of juveniles. These aspects of the judicial system are explored.


Ua68/4 Self-Study Report Of The Department Of Government, 1973-1982, Wku Political Science Dec 1982

Ua68/4 Self-Study Report Of The Department Of Government, 1973-1982, Wku Political Science

WKU Archives Records

Self study created for the Department of Government by the steering committee made up of Raymond Cravens, Edward Kearny and John Parker . The Table of Contents:

  • Purpose
  • Organization & Administration
  • Educational Program
  • Financial Resources
  • Faculty
  • Library
  • Student Development Services
  • Physical Resources
  • Special Activities
  • Graduate Program
  • Research


Industrial Democracy: An Examination Of Hs Forms And Effects In Selected Countries, Myra Trask Apr 1977

Industrial Democracy: An Examination Of Hs Forms And Effects In Selected Countries, Myra Trask

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This paper examines, through secondary research, the concept of industrial democracy and how it has been applied in several different counties. A brief explanation of industrial democracy introduces the paper, followed by an examination of its application in selected countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, South American and the United States. Most of the successful experiments have occurred in Europe, and therefore a large portion of the paper is dedicated to studies of European examples. In each of these an historical view has been presented, follower by a description of the current status of the concept and some specific cases where ...