The Prostitution of Self-Determination by Hitler in Austria

The Prostitution of Self-Determination by Hitler in Austria

Date: January 1955
Creator: Bates, Stephen S.
Description: The right of national independence, which came to be called the principle of self-determination, is, in general terms, the belief that each nation has a right to constitute an independent state and determine its own government. It will be the thesis of this paper to show that the Nazi regime under the rule of Adolph Hitler took this principle as its own insofar as its relations with other nations were concerned, but while they paid lip service to the principle, it was in fact being prostituted to the fullest degree in the case of Austria and the Anschluss of 1938.
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Administrative Activities of High School and Elementary School Principals with Respect to some Democratic Procedures

Administrative Activities of High School and Elementary School Principals with Respect to some Democratic Procedures

Date: 1947
Creator: Clayton, Irvin
Description: The purpose of this study is two-fold: (1) to determine democratic procedures as they apply to administrative activities, and (2) to compare the activities of high school principals with those of elementary school principals with respect to democratic procedures.
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Tendencies Away from Democracy

Tendencies Away from Democracy

Date: 1947
Creator: Griffin, Ernest R.
Description: It is the intention of the author to arrive at a definition of democracy based upon governmental principles which are refutable by none, although further discussion in the light of this definition may not be accepted by all. In addition, it is the objective of the author to make a study of deviations from the Constitution, as shown by certain acts of the agents of government, as well as dangers to our democracy that exist due to certain attitudes and practices of the people.
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Initiating, Developing, and Evaluating a Sound School Council for a Small High School

Initiating, Developing, and Evaluating a Sound School Council for a Small High School

Date: 1947
Creator: Taylor, Thomas Wayne
Description: This problem will seek to determine a program for initiating, developing, and evaluating a sound school council for a small high school. It is the purpose of this study to propose a working situation that may be made immediately applicable to small Texas high schools.
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Democratic Pantheism in the Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville

Democratic Pantheism in the Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville

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Date: May 2006
Creator: Bearry, Brian Anthony
Description: According to Alexis de Tocqueville, humanity is entering a new age of political and social equality, a new epoch in which the human race has no historical example or experience. As a result, he holds humanity's future will be largely determined by the political and moral choices made in this transitional time. For Tocqueville, the new egalitarian era is a forgone conclusion, but for him, the pressing question is whether humanity will choose a future in which it enchains itself to new forms of tyranny, or, whether the human race can establish the political and moral institutions designed to assure human freedom and dignity. In Tocqueville's view, liberty or slavery are the two choices modern men and women have in front of them, and it is the intent of this dissertation to explore Tocqueville's warning in regard to the latter choice. Tocqueville warns us that modern democratic peoples must beware of the moral and political effects of a new type of political philosophy, a political theory he terms democratic pantheism. Democratic pantheism is a philosophic doctrine that treats egalitarianism as a "religion" in which all social and political striving is directed toward realizing a providentially ordained strict equality of conditions. ...
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Environmental journalism curriculum as an imperative of democracy: A philosophical exploration.

Environmental journalism curriculum as an imperative of democracy: A philosophical exploration.

Date: August 2007
Creator: Loftis, Randy Lee
Description: Economic retrenchment, social shifts, and technological changes endanger journalism's democratic role. Journalism education faces parallel threats. I review the state of journalism and education, linking the crisis to society's loss of story, framed philosophically by the Dewey-critical theory split over journalism and power. I explore the potential for renewing journalism and education with Carey's ritual model and Postman's restoration of storytelling. I then summarize existing major academic programs and suggest a new interdisciplinary curriculum for environmental journalism, a specialty well suited to experimental, democracy-centered education. The curriculum uses as pedagogy active and conversational learning and reflection. A graduate introductory course is detailed, followed by additional suggested classes that could form the basis of a graduate certificate program or, with further expansion, a graduate degree concentration.
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The Relationship Between Theories Used in Dealing With Superior Children and the Growth of Democracy

The Relationship Between Theories Used in Dealing With Superior Children and the Growth of Democracy

Date: 1942
Creator: Solomon, Lily A.
Description: This study centers around the evolution in theory and practice used in dealing with superior children. The manner in which the growth of democracy has influenced this evolution is pointed out.
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Speaking for America ... Douglas MacArthur.

Speaking for America ... Douglas MacArthur.

Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, inc.
Description: Black and white photograph of Douglas MacArthur on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance, freedom, and democracy.
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The Application of Democratic Cooperative Procedures to the Administration of Curriculum Revision

The Application of Democratic Cooperative Procedures to the Administration of Curriculum Revision

Date: 1940
Creator: Shands, Janie Hopson
Description: The purpose of this study is to select procedures based on principles of cooperation implied in American democracy, and to apply these democratic cooperative procedures to the administration of curriculum revision.
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The Road to Development is Paved With Good Institutions: The Political and Economic Implications of Financial Markets

The Road to Development is Paved With Good Institutions: The Political and Economic Implications of Financial Markets

Date: May 2008
Creator: Brown, Chelsea Denise
Description: This research seeks to identify the factors that account for the variation in development levels across nations by focusing on the institutional components of development, especially the effects of financial market development on economic and political development. I argue that financial market institutions are critical to economic and political development, and provide a partial explanation for the variation in development observed across nations. Financial market development affects political development indirectly through greater economic efficiency and growth and directly by reducing poverty, increasing economic equality, strengthening the middle class and increasing political participation. Increased financial market development also produces more efficient institutions and eliminates certain perverse incentives in government that result in corruption. The action mechanisms rest largely on the idea that increasing access to financial services allows the lower and middle- income segments of society to smooth their income and invest in high return activities that can lift people out of poverty. These improvements distribute both economic and intellectual resources throughout society and provide greater opportunities for political entrepreneurship from all societal groups. This, along with greater ability to participate either through monetary means or greater time, increases political participation and democratic development. Using a variety of econometric techniques to ...
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