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Southeast Denton: A City's Attempt to Correct Blighted Conditions

Southeast Denton: A City's Attempt to Correct Blighted Conditions

Date: May 1971
Creator: Humphries, Barry K.
Description: This study is concerned with the problem of outlining and analyzing the efforts of the City of Denton to correct blighted conditions in its southeast section. The thesis is a case study partially based on field research and personal interviews.
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Budgetary Decision-Making in the Texas Legislature

Budgetary Decision-Making in the Texas Legislature

Date: June 1970
Creator: Butler, Daron K.
Description: The government of any state has the responsibility of providing for the health, safety, welfare, education, and protection of its citizens. To accomplish these goals, states have created elaborate and complex administrative organizations staffed by thousands of bureaucrats. The increased demands of the citizens of each state upon their state governments for better education, highways, and increased protection are reflected both in the expansion of the agencies created to provide these services and, in turn, in requests for funds in ever increasing amounts to expand the scope of the services. The ability of a state to fund each agency's request is definitely limited; no state is sufficiently wealthy to grant every request. Rather, a state must make some judgment in the distribution of its limited resources (money) among competing and demanding sources. This requires planning and is called budgeting, which one writer has defined as "one of the major processes by which the use of public resources is planned and controlled."
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Civil Rights Legislation of the 1960s: The Support of Republican Congressional Leaders Helped Make Possible Its Passage

Civil Rights Legislation of the 1960s: The Support of Republican Congressional Leaders Helped Make Possible Its Passage

Date: June 1970
Creator: Howell, Joe Nolan
Description: The efforts of Republican congressional leaders to secure passage of civil rights measures during the 1960's will be emphasized in this thesis. Also, an effort will be made to present objectively the views of Republican congressional leaders toward civil rights measures and to show how they contributed, in the day-to-day legislative proceedings, to the passage of these measures.
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Slums and Blight: A Case of Local Government Inaction Beaumont, Texas

Slums and Blight: A Case of Local Government Inaction Beaumont, Texas

Date: January 1970
Creator: Knight, Glynn James
Description: An attempt has been made in this study to analyze, examine, and investigate the efforts of the city of Beaumont, Texas, through its comprehensive plan and its planning process, to alleviate or combat the blighted areas of the city and to determine to what extent the comprehensive plan document has been implemented.
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State Party Organization in Texas: An Analysis of the Membership and Staff of the State Executive Committees

State Party Organization in Texas: An Analysis of the Membership and Staff of the State Executive Committees

Date: January 1970
Creator: Dunn, Charles DeWitt
Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze the state executive committees of the two major political parties in Texas and to present facts regarding the membership of the committees (the policy-makers) and the professional staff of the state party organization (the administrators of party policy).
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The Berlin Crisis of 1948 : A Theoretical Model of a Crisis Situation

The Berlin Crisis of 1948 : A Theoretical Model of a Crisis Situation

Date: August 1969
Creator: Martin, Joseph David
Description: This study views the deeper reasons for acute crises between national systems or blocs of national systems as a function of major changes within the larger international structure. It seeks to construct eclectically a systematic and analytic model of acute international crises showing their occurrence between the balance of power and bipolar structures of the international system.
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Input Model for Foreign Policy Crisis Decision-Making

Input Model for Foreign Policy Crisis Decision-Making

Date: August 1969
Creator: Linn, David W.
Description: The purpose of this thesis will be to examine the decision-making process in crisis situations, defined as those presenting a high threat and short decisional time. Crisis situations in the area of foreign policy have become more acute and dangerous since the end of World War II and the rise of nuclear weapon delivery capabilities.
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Khrushchev and Socialist Realism: a Study of the Political Control of Soviet Literature, 1960-1963

Khrushchev and Socialist Realism: a Study of the Political Control of Soviet Literature, 1960-1963

Date: August 1969
Creator: Sanders, Harold R.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine the topic of political control of literature within the Soviet Union. The specific scope of this examination includes an investigation of Nikita S. Khrushchev and his utilization of socialist realism as one of the primary methods of literary control during the period, 1960-1963. A study of literature and its political control will demonstrate the important and dynamic roles which the political control of literature fulfills in the political system.
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Limitations of Hungarian National Power in World War Two

Limitations of Hungarian National Power in World War Two

Date: August 1969
Creator: Novak, Emilian E.
Description: This study covers a period of a quarter of a century of Hungarian history, focusing on questions that affected the country's World War Two participation. It invokes the aid of value forming principles in order to reach conclusions. Its guiding principles relate to political theory affecting international relations.
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The Relationship of Technology to United States Foreign Policy through Technical Assistance Programs to Underdeveloped Countries

The Relationship of Technology to United States Foreign Policy through Technical Assistance Programs to Underdeveloped Countries

Date: August 1969
Creator: Griffitts, Garland W.
Description: The focus of this work lies in an examination of the effect of technological sophistication upon, and the reactions to technological sophistication by, the United States in its active participation in the international arena. Specifically, this work is to be an examination of one aspect of twentieth century technology, that of the transfer of technology, within the foreign policy considerations of the United States. This work will be further limited to an examination of American foreign policy of technology transfer to the underdeveloped countries of the world.
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The Local Administration of the War on Poverty with the Maximum Feasible Participation of the Poor; its Problems and Prospects: Community Action Program

The Local Administration of the War on Poverty with the Maximum Feasible Participation of the Poor; its Problems and Prospects: Community Action Program

Date: May 1969
Creator: Garza, Lorenzo
Description: The present study examines the background of the Economic Opportunity Act in a local administrative structure. An extensive investigation is made of the Community Action Program of Laredo, Texas. The Community Action Program is a new approach which is still in the formative period and this receptive to constructive suggestions for change. Perhaps, it is hoped, this study will point the direction for such change, to the benefit of the long-run effectiveness of the poverty program as well as healthier interlocal relations.
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Party Platforms as Sources of Public Policy in Texas, 1946-1963

Party Platforms as Sources of Public Policy in Texas, 1946-1963

Date: May 1969
Creator: Schmidt, Johnell L.
Description: "This study is being made to assess the actual importance of the platform in recent gubernatorial elections in Texas. Because an intensive analysis is undertaken, the scope of this thesis has been limited in two ways. First, it is confined to the years 1946-1963 spanning the Administrations of Governors Beauford Jester, Allan Shivers, and Price Daniel. Secondly, in an attempt to compare the executives with one another, platform promises related to education, health and welfare, highways, and taxation adopted at the Democratic State Convention have been included. The method utilized to determine fulfillment of a political promise has been to compare the Governor's recommendations to the Legislature with the resulting action. In particular, an attempt has been made to (1) describe the Democratic primary election, with special reference to the issues raised; (2) to discuss the Democratic State Convention with a listing of the planks mentioned above; and (3) to analyze proposals in the Governor's State of the State Messages and special messages and to compare them with the resulting legislative action." -- leaf 1.
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Characteristics of Texas' 1964 National Political Convention Delegations

Characteristics of Texas' 1964 National Political Convention Delegations

Date: January 1969
Creator: Cole, Richard L.
Description: "It is the purpose of this study is to examine these characteristics of the delegates from Texas to the 1964 Democratic and Republican national nominating conventions, as well as to compare and contrast their characteristics. It is a basic assumption of this study that the characteristics of national convention delegates are important in the determination of the character of the convention as an institution."-- leaf 2.
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Federalism's Expanding Dimensions: a Case Study of Decision-Making of the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport

Federalism's Expanding Dimensions: a Case Study of Decision-Making of the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport

Date: January 1969
Creator: Burlage, George Edward
Description: "This paper analyzes the decision making processes in the federal system through a case study, that of the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport controversy, and reveals the role of the many governments and interest groups involved. ...In this study the background of conflict is reviewed, after which the CAB [Civil Aeronautics Board] decision, accomplishments and problems are discussed. The presentation will reflect the cooperative role of all governments in the federal system, plus pressure groups that contribute to decision-making in the federal system."-- leaves 2,13.
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The Sino-Indian Border Confrontation of 1962

The Sino-Indian Border Confrontation of 1962

Date: January 1969
Creator: Wah, Wun Kin
Description: This thesis presents a brief history of the Sino-Indian relations, and describes the issues leading up to the border dispute between China and India in 1962.
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A Study of the Justice of the Peace Court System with Emphasis on That of Dallas County, Texas

A Study of the Justice of the Peace Court System with Emphasis on That of Dallas County, Texas

Date: May 1968
Creator: Robinson, Walter S.
Description: This thesis seeks to examine in details the arguments centering around the American justice of the peace court system and evaluate the justices of the peace of Dallas County in the light of these argurents. A second purpose is to evaluate the positions of critics and defenders of the present justice system in the light of the needs of the litigants who come before te justice courts in Dallas County--or who would come before the replacement court advocated by the Texas State Bar Association. Finally, a sunmary analysis leads to recommendations for best serving the interests of these litigants. In the preparation of this study, wide use was made of both wrItten materials and personal interviews. The first three chapters are based largely on written materials, many of which are primary sources. The written source materials include reports, journal, articles, especially articles in legal periodicals, books, newspapers, court case reports and statutes. The latter chapters, the most significant part of the study, are based almost entirely on personal interviews and observations of the justice courts.
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Black Versus Black: Division Within a Judge

Black Versus Black: Division Within a Judge

Date: January 1968
Creator: Atterbury, Joan B.
Description: This thesis attempts to answer the following questions: (1) has Hugo Black abandoned his philosophy of the "absoluteness" of the First Amendment which has long been his basis of decision-making in problems involving the First Amendment, and (2) has he ceased to maintain his strong position for individual liberties?
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Comprehensive Health Planning

Comprehensive Health Planning

Date: January 1968
Creator: Hopkins, Robert M.
Description: The purpose of this study is to conduct an examination of the concept of comprehensive health planning the type of which is mandatory if society is ever to realize comprehensive health services for the multitude of people in that society.
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Equal Representation and State Legislative Apportionment: a Study of the Political Impact of the Legislative Reapportionment Decisions

Equal Representation and State Legislative Apportionment: a Study of the Political Impact of the Legislative Reapportionment Decisions

Date: January 1968
Creator: Clark, Robert B.
Description: This study is concerned with the political impact of the Supreme Court's decisions concerning state legislative apportionment. First, an attempt is made to describe the political environment in which they were made, with special reference to the existing bases of representation in the states and the political reaction to the decisions. Secondly, the study traces the major issues relating to judicial enforcement of the apportionment standards enunciated by the Supreme Court and the modification and development of those standards that followed the initial decisions. Finally, the extent to which reapportionment has been successfully enforced by the courts may suggest some tentative conclusions about the viability and utility of the equal population doctrine as a constitutional standard, as well as some of the possible political consequences of enforcement of that standard.
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The Political Theory of John F. Kennedy

The Political Theory of John F. Kennedy

Date: January 1968
Creator: Arndt, Eileen L.
Description: This thesis is an attempt to reveal John F. Kennedy, the politician, as a political theorist. Kennedy's philosophy was the underlying current for all his political action, and in the test of time and history, the measurement of his success is more likely to be weighted in favor of his political theory than in favor of his political accomplishments.
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The Attitudes of Non-Elective City Administrators toward their Publics: a Study of Cases in Two Cities

The Attitudes of Non-Elective City Administrators toward their Publics: a Study of Cases in Two Cities

Date: August 1967
Creator: Marshall, Ray Stephen
Description: This essay explores the question of what role does the public play in the operations of government, especially considering the bureaucracy of a democratic government.
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The City of Denton Computer Installation: A Study of Conversion in a Medium-Sized Municipality

The City of Denton Computer Installation: A Study of Conversion in a Medium-Sized Municipality

Date: August 1967
Creator: Joyce, John W.
Description: It will be the purpose of this thesis to describe and analyze the events and factors which shaped installation of the first electronic data processing system acquired by the City of Denton, Texas--a "medium-sized" municpal organization operating under the council-manager plan. Because the environment may have some degree of effect upon such an effort within the public sector, a certain amount of space will be given over to description of the community as a geographic location, as an aggregation of people engaged in varied activities, and, by implication, as a background for the operation of a municipal government.
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The Dallas Transit Company: Transition from Private to Public Ownership

The Dallas Transit Company: Transition from Private to Public Ownership

Date: August 1967
Creator: Duke, Jimmy D.
Description: Dallas, Texas, faces transportation problems common to all metropolitan areas. This thesis will examine the effort of the City of Dallas to find a solution to a particular transportation problem, that of public transit. Events leading to the city's purchase of a privately owned transit company and problems encountered during the year after the purchase will be primarily considered in this thesis. The basic methodology consisted of interviews with persons directly connected with the transit operation, including city administrators, City Council members, and transit board members. A newspaper reporter, closely associated with the problem from beginning to end, gave an objective, eye-witness account of the situation. Additionally, newspaper accounts of the transition from private to public transit ownership provided a useful chronology, and letters and public documents supplied other information. City leaders realized that a good transit system was a vital part of a balanced Metropolitan program of transportation. Because the privately owned transit company was not providing adequate bus service, the city found it desirable to assume public ownership of the transit operation through purchase of the Dallas Transit Company in January, 1964.
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Japanese-American Internment: Prelude, Pressures, Practice

Japanese-American Internment: Prelude, Pressures, Practice

Date: August 1967
Creator: MacKenna, David W.
Description: The present essay, studying the historical, social, political, and military factors, traces the development of ideas culminating in the detention. Considering the affair in this manner should more clearly explain the "why" of Japanese removal. Particularly, the concept of "military necessity," the Army's major reason for evacuation, is considered with emphasis on factors which contributed to the development of this position. The role of Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt, the primary advocate of removal based on necessity, is explored.
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