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Civil Rights Legislation of the 1960s: The Support of Republican Congressional Leaders Helped Make Possible Its Passage
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.
The Local Administration of the War on Poverty with the Maximum Feasible Participation of the Poor; its Problems and Prospects: Community Action Program
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.
The Sino-Indian Border Confrontation of 1962
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.
Comprehensive Health Planning
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.
The City of Denton Computer Installation: A Study of Conversion in a Medium-Sized Municipality
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.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Transportation Study: A Case Study in Intergovernmental Relations
This thesis studies and explores the history of the highway system in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Various laws enacted to establish an effective transportation system are discussed including the different government agencies affected and their relations.
Perón of Argentina: Case Study in Political Charismatic Leadership
The thesis here is that the Argentina of the 1940's provided a perfect matrix for the rise of a charismatic leader. Juan Perón did not emerge as an European-style fascist or the traditional Latin American dictator. Rather, he was called forth by his environment to exercise authority over his followers in a leader-mass, savior-disciple relationship. Perón's base environment was Argentine. Thus, Argentine patterns, values, and culture outlined the scope and methods of his rule. For this reason the total social and political behavior of the Argentine people will be studied and equated with the Perón phenomenon.
Southeast Denton: A City's Attempt to Correct Blighted Conditions
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.
Limitations of Hungarian National Power in World War Two
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.
Khrushchev and Socialist Realism: a Study of the Political Control of Soviet Literature, 1960-1963
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.
Input Model for Foreign Policy Crisis Decision-Making
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.
Equal Representation and State Legislative Apportionment: a Study of the Political Impact of the Legislative Reapportionment Decisions
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.
The Attitudes of Non-Elective City Administrators toward their Publics: a Study of Cases in Two Cities
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.
The Berlin Crisis of 1948 : A Theoretical Model of a Crisis Situation
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.
The Post-World War II American Policy Toward Germany, Particularly as it Culminated in the Entrance of the Federal Republic of Germany into NATO
The purpose of this thesis is to show first how the policy of the United States toward Germany developed during and after World War II: second, to describe that policy in its relation to the entrance of West Germany into the western European community.
The Impact of United States Military Policy on Nationalist China, 1941-1945
The United States suffered a rather severe diplomatic defeat in the collapse of the Nationalist government of China following World War II. It may be possible, by reducing the policy to its essential elements, to determine if a course of action in one given component of the policy was correct or in error, or if it is the usual gray area--neither black nor white, neither totally correct nor totally in error--that defies a valid conclusion.
The Role of Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Dealing with Juvenile Delinquency
This thesis discusses the history of law enforcement and the role of local law enforcement agencies dealing with juveniles and juvenile delinquency.
Tom Clark: The Role of Antitrust Law in the American Economy
This thesis will analyze the work of Mr. Justice Tom C. Clark, in one field of law -- antitrust legislation. It is hoped to gain insight into the accomplishments and shortcomings of Mr. Justice Clark and to provide an appraisal of the Supreme Court's participation in the formulation of policy in the antitrust field.
Processes and Principles Involved in the 1950 Reorganization of the Department of Commerce
The federal administrative structure has undergone many changes as a result of governmental reorganizations. In analyzing one of these various reorganizations, the author was convinced that though there were many reasons for change, the plans were based on some set ideas, congenial to the efficient working of governmental machinery. This study will demonstrate how the principles of public administration are employed and emphasized in the reorganization plans.
The Goals of the Peace Corps
Agencies such as the Peace Corps are by nature benevolent, which means they are devised for the expressed purpose of granting aid to other persons. In this case, the avowed purpose is aid for the underdeveloped nations of the world. However, politicians lodged in governmental authority are not humanistic solely for the sake of helping others; there are political aims to be gained. What these aims are and how they affect the operation of a youth corps for peace is a major concern of this thesis.
Philosophical Irrationalism and Italian Fascism
The purpose of this work will be to trace the development from responsible scholasticism to irrational political violence, and to locate the various sources from which the intellectual acceptance of anti-humanitarian violence spring forth.
Probation and Constitutional Protection
This thesis analyzes the relationship between constitutional protections and probation in America. That relationship is not a clear one because traditional protections of individual rights focus on the person accused of a crime while probation focuses attention on the convicted defendant. Students of public law have paid little attention to the defendant following his conviction.
An Analysis of Senior High School Government Courses in the Public Schools of Texas
To provide a better understanding of civil government as taught in the public senior high schools of Texas, this study investigates the scope of subject matter now included in the course, the method of presentation of the students, and suggests possible improvement toward solution.
The Movement for Trinity River Development
This thesis analyzes the movement for Trinity River improvement and describes the methods used to promote the project.
Tom Clark: the Role of Government in the Protection of Individual Rights
Tom Clark has fulfilled a dual role in the development of the American legal system: He has served as a moderating influence, often arbitrating the differences between opposing factions on the Court; and, he has served as a figure of caution and restraint upon the members of the Court, developing a judicial philosophy which is deferential to other units of government.
President Truman and the Taft-Hartly Act
Truman's activity prior to the passage of the Taft-Hartly Act, his veto, and his later use and conception of the law will form the main framework for this analysis. Although this will be the main emphasis of the study, an analysis of Harry S. Truman's earlier attitude development, especially toward labor, merits research, in so far as these attitudes affected his actions during the period under consideration.
The 13th Congressional District in Transition: a Preliminary Analysis of Representation
The relationship between the representative and the reapportioned district is the central feature of the present study as it attempts to assess selected facets of the 13th Congressional District in transition.
Albert Camus: Perspectives on the Nature of Political Revolt
The scope and purpose of this thesis is an evaluation of Camus' literary and philosophical works and their implication to the concept of political revolt. His examination of the origins and effects of modern political revolutions provided insight to the nature of the twentieth century totalitarianism. His ideas also helped to explain the modern emergence of "irrational" terror and political oppression.
The Relationship of Technology to United States Foreign Policy through Technical Assistance Programs to Underdeveloped Countries
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.
Black Versus Black: Division Within a Judge
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?
Why Did Socrates Die? A View of Man and the State
This thesis presents the political theory of Socrates, his trial and death, and looks at the reasons for Socrates' choice of death. In addition the author discusses the meaning of Socrates as it pertains to intellectual evolution and the maturity of societies.
Japanese-American Internment: Prelude, Pressures, Practice
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.
Selected Issues in Government and Steel
The purpose of this study has been to examine selected issues involved in the growth and development of the steel industry with particular reference to the part played by government. A secondary purpose is a study of the steel industry, itself - its founders, type of organization, and some of its problems.
Administrative Reorganization in the Southwest Region of the Federal Aviation Agency
The purpose of this study is to examine an example of administrative reorganization which can provide useful information to those interested in the continuing process of administrative reorganization.
The Political Theory of John F. Kennedy
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.
An Analysis of the Political Career of Carl Schurz, 1868-1888
Carl Schurz, appearing on the American political stage during a period of great change, felt the influence of human events as he formulated his political thinking. He also was affected by his German birth, education, and revolutionary activity before his immigration to the United States. Indeed, it appears that much of his political thought was reaction to existing circumstances or events rather than pure contemplative thinking.
Fourth Freedom
It is the purpose of this paper to show that the Post Office must be a service and not a business. It will be shown that the Post Office Department is gradually changing from a service to a business.
Wartime Wage Stabilization
This thesis examines the wartime wage stabilization program in detail, and how it may help with controlling inflation in general.
An Evaluation of the House Un-American Activities Committee with Conclusions and Recommendations as to its Future Value
The purpose of this study is a critical examination of this Committee with emphasis on its methods, procedure, and worth.
Liability of Texas Municipalities Under Torts For Construction, Maintenance and Repair of Streets and Sidewalks
The purpose of this study is to make a survey of the liability of municipal corporations in Texas for the construction, repair, and maintenance of their streets and sidewalks, and for injuries sustained by the traveling public through defects in same.
Tendencies Away from Democracy
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.
An Analysis of the Operation of Title I of the Federal Housing Administration Act
The writer proposes in this study to set forth, in brief, the functions of lending institutions in financing home building and home improvements under the plan of loans offered by the Federal Housing Administration.
National Defense Training Programs of the Federal Security Agency in Texas
It is the purpose of this thesis to give the reader a picture of the labor shortage hampering the Defense Production Program, to describe the structure and development of the corporate plan for the National Defense Training Programs conducted by the Federal Security Agency for Texas, to evaluate the effectiveness of this plan, and, in conclusion, to point out such developments as might possibly effect our general educational systems.
The Political Theories of José Ortega y Gasset
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the complete writings of Ortega, bringing together the recurring themes in his works as they relate to politics and political theory, and describing them in systematic form.
Municipal Publications and Reports as an Aspect of the City Manager's Public Relations in Fort Worth, Texas
This thesis reports the results of an investigation of some public relations activities of one city manager government--that of Fort Worth, Texas, under L. P. Cookingham.
Administrative and Judicial Evolution of the Occupational Disease Concept in Workmen's Compensation Legislation
The purpose of this study is to examine the theory of workmen's compensation, tracing its historical development and showing how the law evolved in the United States. Pertinent statutes and administrative and judicial decisions will be given to the evolution of the theory of compensable occupational diseases. Following an analysis of the occupational disease concept and the significance of this concept in modifying the basic theory, an effort will be made to evaluate the effect of this concept upon the meaning of the laws.
Professionalism in Teacher Unionism
The purpose of this study is to point out the accomplishments and various benefits gained through teacher cooperation, with special emphasis placed upon the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association.
Audio-Visual Aids and the Teaching of Texas State Government
Audio-visual aids can help to cause the student to realize that "government" is an animate, ever-changing thing that affects him in many ways. The purpose of this paper is to suggest ways in which government courses may be given life.
Legal Principles and Practices in the Consolidation of School Districts in Texas
The writer in this study seeks to do two things: (1) to make clear the fundamental principles underlying the relation of the state and the local school officials to the school district in regard to school district consolidation, and (2) to reduce to a systematic organization the principles derived from cases which are applicable to this problem of consolidation of school districts.
The Legal Authority and Limitations of Teachers Contracts
The purpose of this study is to determine the nature and characteristics of the contractual relathionship between boards of education and public school teachers. The purpose is also to determine by analysis of a group of contract forms the nature of the stipulations found in the average contract.