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Mexico in the United Nations

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to look at the international organization from the point of view of a small, non-military nation to discover if and how it may be useful to such a nation in carrying out its foreign policy objectives in a bi-polar, nuclear world.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Barron, Stephanie L.
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Contemporary Patterns of Democratic Norms and Political Participation in Mexico

Description: Mexico's cultural norms have been the subject of repeated inquiries because democratic and authoritarian patterns appear concomitantly. However, few have focused on the potential demographic and contextual sources of these divergent results. This study attempts to clarify the sources of Mexico's political culture, and then determine the extent to which these factors affect political participation. Statistical analysis of a LAPOP dataset from 2006 makes limited progress to this end. The sources of Mexican political culture remain somewhat a mystery, although some intriguing results were found. Most notably, demographic traits appear to have little influence on political culture variables and political participation rates in Mexico. In fact, political culture norms and political participation appears consistent across Mexico's infamous social and economic lines.
Date: August 2008
Creator: Ramsey, Adam Perry
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Red House]

Description: Photograph of a red house in Taxco de Alarcón, Mexico. The house has blue doorways on the bottom floor and brown doors on the top floor. The top floor also a balcony covered in potted plants. Two figures walk in front of the bottom of the house.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Seaside Pool]

Description: Photograph of a pool by the sea in Mexico. Part of the pool and pool deck are visible in the bottom foreground. Many people are scattered around and in the pool. Behind the pool, the sea and rocky shoreline are visible. An island is situated in the left background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Mexican House]

Description: Photograph of a house in Mexico. The house is situated in the center foreground amidst dense plant life. There is a pool on the left side of the house. Beyond the house, the sea and distant shore are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[House on Cliff]

Description: Photograph of a house overlooking the ocean in Mexico. The house sits in the left foreground atop a rocky cliff. The water fills the middle ground beyond the cliff. A boat is visible in the water. In the background, the opposing shore is visible.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Construction Site]

Description: Photograph of a construction site in Mexico. The building site sits in the center of the frame. On the left side of the site, a row of deck chairs are visible. Other buildings and trees are visible behind the building site. The front of the building is still open and workers are visible on each floor.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Beach Scene]

Description: Photograph of a beach scene in Mexico. Two palm trees are visible on the beach in the foreground. In the background, mountains are visible on the other shore across the water.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Patio}

Description: Photograph of a patio in Mexico. Numerous plants and items of furniture are spread across the patio. The patio is paved with tiles and lined with brick planters. A man is visible in the right middle ground of the photograph. The surrounding landscape is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Plant Detail]

Description: Photograph of a plant in Mexico. The photograph focuses on the detail of the plant structure. The plant fills the entire image frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Construction Site]

Description: Photograph of a construction site in Mexico. A partially built house sits on a street next to a white finished house in the foreground. Two shirtless workers are visible at the site.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Leaves]

Description: Photograph of large green leaves in Mexico. The leaves and stems are visible in the foreground with a gray background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Beach Chairs]

Description: Photograph of a beach in Mexico. A row of giant straw umbrellas and wooden beach chairs line the beach in the foreground. The water is visible in the background next to the rocky shoreline.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Thatched Roof]

Description: Photograph of a thatched roof in Mexico. The corner of the roof is visible in the top foreground. A wooden canopy is visible on the left side next to the roof line. Trees are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The United States-Mexico Oil Relations

Description: This thesis presents a brief history of oil drilling and the oil industry in the United States and in Mexico, and the diplomatic and political challenges that arose between the two nations as the industry grew.
Date: 1943
Creator: Watkins, Carrie May
Partner: UNT Libraries

Analysis of Micro Enterprise Clusters in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Toluca, Mexico.

Description: Businesses cluster to achieve agglomeration benefits. However, research in developing countries suggests that the economic environment limits small business’ propensity to benefit from agglomerations. The study examines the location, networking patterns, formal structures and owner characteristics of 1256 micro businesses from ten industries and thirteen sample areas in Toluca, Mexico. First, the thesis analyses whether clustering has a positive impact on the success rates of the surveyed enterprises, e.g. higher sales per employee. On an industry scale only Retail benefits from agglomerations economies. However, results of the neighborhood data show that specific areas benefit from urbanization economies. Overall, the study finds that businesses located within agglomerations, have higher levels of formalization, networking and professional training, hence constituting a more sophisticated base for economic development. Conclusions can be drawn for development policies and programs, arguing for a more differentiated approach of small business development depending on business location and cluster characteristics.
Date: August 2011
Creator: Drauschke, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Tree Branches]

Description: Photograph of tree branches in Mexico. The tops of the branches fill the frame. There are no leaves on the branches.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Bamboo Window]

Description: Photograph of a building section in Mexico. The window is covered with a line of bamboo. Above the window, a straw overhang is partially visible. More structural supports are visible to the left of the window.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Mexican House]

Description: Photograph a house in Mexico. A doorway is visible in the foreground. Through the doorway, an entrance way and chair are visible. The tile roof and bell are visible in the top of the frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Revisiting Aldo Leopold's "Perfect" Land Health: Conservation and Development in Mexico's Rio Gavilan

Description: The Rio Gavilan watershed, located in Mexico 's northern Sierra Madre Occidental , has significance in conservation history. Upon visiting the remote, largely un­developed watershed during two hunting trips in the 1930s, renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold thought it was the best picture of land health he had seen. His main indicators of healthy land were slow water runoff rates regulating erosion and historical predator-prey relationships. The visits confirmed Leopold's concept of land health, inspired many of his essays, and helped shape his land ethic. Leopold proposed the area as a control site to research healthy land throughout North America . The proposal never went forward and the area has since been more intensively logged and grazed. This dissertation research used extensive literature review, archives, oral histories, citizen surveys, and rapid assessment of forest, rangeland, riparian, and socioeconomic health to assess impacts of past cultures and update the area's land health status. Projects that could restore land health, such as linked eco-tourism, forest density reduction, and rotational grazing, were assessed for feasibility. Recent critiques of Leopold's land ethic were also reviewed. Results indicate most pre-1940s impacts were light, current land health status is moderate, and local interest exists in restoring land health. Many fish and wildlife populations are reduced, temporarily stabilized, but still at risk. Soil and riverbed erosion, service sector economics, and (at some ridge-top sites) forest density are the land health indicators in worst condition. Land health restoration projects are feasible.
Date: December 2004
Creator: Forbes, William
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Overview and Performance Guide to Manuel Ponce's Sonata III for Solo Guitar

Description: Composed in 1927 and dedicated to Segovia, Ponce's Sonata III, one of the staples of the classical guitar repertoire, is the focus of this paper. To put this piece into proper perspective among Ponce's other works, biographical information leading up to the composition of the piece is presented first. Each of the three movements is then analyzed with regard to formal construction as well as harmonic and melodic language. Analysis is an important precursor to actually playing the piece, as Sonata III is a work that departs from Ponce's previous compositional style. The main portion of this paper addresses the preparation and interpretation of Sonata III. The insight gained through initial analysis of the piece is used to arrive at a musically satisfying interpretation of the work. Specific performance suggestions are included. Technical issues are addressed and possible solutions are presented. Alternate fingerings are provided to alleviate some of the common technical challenges the guitarist will encounter. A transcription and discussion of the Segovia revisions are also present. The paper concludes with general suggestions for improving performance that would be applicable to other works for guitar as well. This synthesis of biographical information, analysis, editorial options and performance suggestions, has hitherto never been never been done for this great work.
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Date: August 2006
Creator: Smith, Jay
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Faith and politics: The socio-political discourses engaged by Mexican ex-voto paintings from the nineteenth-century and beyond.

Description: The Universalis Ecclesiae of 1508 authorized Spanish colonization of the Americas in return for the conversion of native populations to Christianity. From its inception therefore, the Mexican nation lived an alliance between Church and State. This alliance promoted the transfer of Castilian Catholicism to American shores. Catholic practices, specifically the ex-voto tradition, visualize this intermingling of religion and politics. The ex-voto is a devotional painting that expresses gratitude to a religious figure for his/her intervention in a moment of peril. It is commissioned by the devotee as a means of direct communication to the divine. This project analyzes 40 Mexican ex-votos for their reflection of political issues in Mexico. I assert that the Mexican ex-votos engage discussions of social politics. To support this argument, visualizations of socio-political discourses such as the Virgin of Guadalupe as a national religious symbol, police action and economic disparity were examined.
Date: May 2006
Creator: Hamman, Amy
Partner: UNT Libraries