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Speaking for America ... Kate Smith.

Description: Black and white photograph of Kate Smith on a blue background. Text box contains a quote encouraging Americans to end prejudice in their local communities.
Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, Inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ecological Sustainability and Peace: The Effect of Ecological Sustainability on Interstate and Intrastate Environmental Conflict

Description: This study examines the relationship between ecological sustainability and violent conflict at both the interstate and intrastate level. In particular, this study explores the effect of ecological sustainability of a society on the initiation and the occurrence of violent conflict. By developing a theory, which is named "Eco-peace," this study hypothesizes that the more ecologically sustainable the socioeconomic system of societies, the less likely the society is to initiate interstate conflict. Regarding intrastate conflict, it is hypothesized that the more ecologically sustainable the mode of development pursued by the Third World society is, the more likely that society is to experience intrastate conflicts. To test the hypotheses, this study conducts cross-national time-series analyses for 97-127 countries. Negative binomial and Poisson models are used for interstate conflict during 1960-2001, and logit and rare event logit models are used for intrastate conflict during 1960-1999. Militarized interstate dispute dataset and Uppsala Armed Conflict Program dataset are employed for interstate and intrastate conflict. For ecological sustainability, Ecological sustainability factor index and Environmental sustainability index are used. Through the analyses, this study found the supports for the theoretical argument that the ecologically unsustainable modes of development cause the initiation of interstate conflict and the incidence of intra-state conflict in the Third World.
Date: August 2010
Creator: Yoon, Jong-Han
Partner: UNT Libraries

Palestinian Perspective on Peace with Israel

Description: Presentation for the 2006 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on Palestinian perspectives on peace with Israel.
Date: March 30, 2006
Creator: Wright, Kelly & Sahliyeh, Emile F.
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Honors College

Gender, Peace and Democracy

Description: In the last several decades there has been immense international emphasis and promotion of gender equality and female participation in the social, economic, and political spheres of society. There has also been an increase in civil conflict recurrence in countries as well as countries transitioning to democracy. This study explores the effect of female participation on peace and democracy. In the first part, I focus on the effect female participation has on decreasing the risk of peace failing in post-civil conflict countries. In many countries, women are marginalized and conflict further marginalizes them. However, I argue that the post-conflict environment allows women to escape this cycle of marginalization and their inclusion and participation is very crucial to sustaining peace. I find that female political and social female decreases the risk of peace failing in post-civil war countries. In the second part, I focus on the effect female participation has on decreasing the risk of authoritarian reversals in countries that have transitioned to and toward democracy. Previous empirical research has focused on women’s role in transitions to democracy, factors that contribute to the survival of democracy, as well as how women’s participation affects the stability country. I argue that women’s social, economic, and political participation decreases the risk of authoritarian reversals in countries that have newly transitioned to and toward democracy. I find that female social participation sustains democracy in countries that have transitioned to democracy and that female economic participation sustains democracy in countries that have transitioned toward democracy. Overall I find support that female participation matters for both peace and democracy.
Date: August 2013
Creator: Kelly, Eliza G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

For peace and security : buy bonds.

Description: The Three Wise Men (Three Kings of the Orient) in colorful garments ride camels toward the Christmas Star.
Date: 1945
Creator: Ball, Linn.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A message about food from the President of the United States.

Description: A message from President Harry Truman, urging Americans to grow, preserve, and conserve food. This is an all lettered poster, white printing on blue background, with a U.S. seal appearing at the top center.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A message about food from the President of the United States.

Description: A message from President Harry Truman, urging Americans to grow, preserve, and conserve food. This is an all lettered poster, white printing on blue background, with a U.S. seal appearing at the top center.
Date: 1946
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The United Nations : for peace and world progress.

Description: The top and bottom of the poster are blue. In the top portion is the title; in the middle portion is a chart of the organization of the United Nations; the bottom section has drawings and text explaining some of the UN's goals.
Date: 1946
Creator: United States. Dept. of State.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Christians and Jews]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the National Conference of Christians and Jews, an annual interfaith gathering in Dallas.
Date: February 26, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Unity pleas]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the annual Brotherhood Week banquet in Fort Worth, an interfaith religious gathering promoting peace.
Date: February 7, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A Historical Analysis of the Failures of Camp David 2000 Summit

Description: This research seeks to understand the reasons for failures of Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat, and Ehud Barak's Camp David Summit that was held in July, 2000. The Summit was arranged to complete the last phase of Oslo Peace Process. Numerous researches have attempted to reveal the facts of the summit but, so far, they have failed to present the complete details of what happened before, during, and after the summit. This research explores all aspects of the problem including the various variables that would have had effected the breakdown of the Middle East peace process. Finally, the researcher determines the parameters needed to maintain a substantial peace in the Middle East and what proposed strategies might be followed in order to avoid the previous mistakes in future peace negotiations.
Date: August 2005
Creator: Yilmaz, Ismail
Partner: UNT Libraries

What peace can mean to American farmers : expansion of foreign trade.

Description: Describes the changes the agricultural market faces post-World War II, and how the growth of foreign trade will affect farmers.
Date: October 1946
Creator: Allin, Bushrod Warren.; Elliott, F. F. (Foster Floyd), 1895-1972. & Stine, O. C. (Oscar Clemen), 1884-1974.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Not All Truth Commissions Are Alike: Understanding Their Limitations and Impact

Description: This dissertation project develops a theoretical understanding of how truth commissions achieve legitimacy and thus contribute to peace and stability in the aftermath of major traumatic events (e.g. civil war, mass killings, regime changes). I identify three components of truth commission legitimacy---authority, fairness, and transparency---that facilitate beneficial outcomes for societies emerging from a period of severe human rights repression or civil war. I theorize and test how institutions with these legitimacy characteristics contribute to an increase in respect for human rights and decrease political violence in transitioning societies, thus contributing to peace and stability. In order to test the hypothesized relationships, I create a truth commission characteristic dataset that provides greater detail than existing datasets. This project is a contribution to our understanding of the relationships between human rights, institutions, conflict, and international law. It provides one explanation for the inconsistent findings of extant work concerning the impact of transitional justice, generally and truth commissions, specifically. I provide evidence that there are identifiable "best practices" that truth commissions should consider adopting. This information can assist states, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations alike in making difficult decisions regarding the transitional justice process, which is expensive and time consuming further necessitating an understanding of what practices are most crucial for achieving peace and stability.
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Date: December 2014
Creator: Nichols, Angela D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Dallas observes day of prayer]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Dallas community observing a day to pray for peace.
Date: September 22, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The church and agricultural progress.

Description: Describes the role of agriculture in the United States from a Christian perspective.
Date: May 1962
Creator: Belew, M. Wendell; McCanna, Henry A.; Mueller, E. W. (Elwin William), 1908-1993. & O'Rourke, Edward W.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department