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Is there a monadic authoritarian peace: Authoritarian regimes, democratic transition types and the first use of violent force

Description: This article examines conflict proneness of authoritarian states and tests whether the monadic democratic peace argument can be extended to explain the conflict behavior of authoritarian states.
Date: September 2, 2008
Creator: Ishiyama, John T.; Conway, Ryan & Haggans, Katherine
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

The Metamorphosis of the Arabian Ba'th Socialist Party

Description: Chapter I of this study of the Arabian Ba'th Socialist Party discusses the evolution of Arab nationalism and concludes that Ba'th was a natural outcome of this evolution; two intellectuals supporting Arab nationalism were Party co-founders Michael Aflaq and Salah Bitar, Part One of Chapter II summarizes their lives to facilitate understanding of their thought and its impact on Ba'th; Part Two examines the Party's first convention (source of the Ba'th constitution), the reasons for it, and the necessity of establishing Ba'th; and Part Three outlines Ba'th ideology and organization. Chapter III analyzes Ba'th's promotion of Syrian-Egyptian union and that union's resultant adverse effect upon Party cohesiveness, The Conclusion discusses the groups into which Ba'th split after 1961 and their new interpretations of Ba'th ideology.
Date: December 1976
Creator: Al-Sabah, Ebtesam K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Political Parties in Central America: A Reassessment

Description: Studies of political parties in Latin America have often been descriptive and not directed to link a theoretical foundation about political parties with qualitative or quantitative empiricism. This was in part because parties in the region were usually perceived as rather unimportant in the political arena. This study attempts to correct this often unjustified proposition by focusing on the development of political parties in five Central American countries: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The analysis focuses particularly on the relationship between party fragmentation, party polarization, the level of democracy, and socio-economic modernization. The quantitative analysis uses a cross-national longitudinal research design and tries to overcome shortcomings in prior descriptive approaches based on case studies. The overall findings show that party fragmentation and party polarization are positively related to the level of democracy in Central America.
Date: May 1994
Creator: Teichgräber, Martin H. (Martin Hubert)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Characteristics of Actors Involved in Social Protest: An Extension of the Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) [Presentation]

Description: Presentation for the 2015 University of North Texas (UNT) Student and Faculty Research Symposium on African Studies. This presentation discusses characteristics of actors involved in social protest and an extension of the social conflict analysis database (SCAD).
Date: April 11, 2015
Creator: Naughton, Kelsey Ann
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Characteristics of Actors Involved in Social Protest: An Extension of the Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD)

Description: Paper accompanying a presentation for the 2015 University of North Texas (UNT) Student and Faculty Research Symposium on African Studies. This paper discusses characteristics of actors involved in social protest and an extension of the social conflict analysis database.
Date: April 11, 2015
Creator: Naughton, Kelsey Ann
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Political Mandate and Clarity of Responsibility: Economic Policies under Rightist Governments in Latin America

Description: This article uses panel data for eighteen Latin American countries from 1995 to 2015 to study whether clarity of responsibility can influence presidential decision-making concerning unpopular policies, especially microeconomic policies.
Date: June 13, 2018
Creator: Biglaiser, Glen & McGauvran, Ronald J.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Marijuana and Crime: A Critique and Proposal

Description: Of the plethora of social problems with which government has had to contend in recent history, few have generated more controversy than the non-therapeutic use of drugs. Many of those which are currently in common use did not exist fifty years ago; but the most dramatic growth in non-therapeutic use has been experienced with a drug that man has known for centuries: marijuana.1 Known generically as Cannabis sativa, internationally as Indian hemp, popularly as marijuana, and in American slang as "pot" or "grass," the drug was introduced to the United States as an intoxicant by itinerate Mexican farm workers in the early decades of this century. The acknowledged use of marijuana in the ghettos and communities of ethnic minorities for several decades stimulated no public outcry with the exception of the sensational press campaigns which led to the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.
Date: December 1973
Creator: Jones, Urban Lynn
Partner: UNT Libraries

Politics and Monetary Policy: A Cross-National and Time Series Analysis

Description: This research proposes that monetary policy is more than a technical economic policy. Since it is politically controlled, political variables should affect it. In this analysis, the monetary policies of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and West Germany are described in detail. Political variables potentially affecting this policy are reviewed. Political variables, such as political party in power, electoral competition, electoral cycles, and political instability, are employed in a time series regression analysis of monetary aggregates. Various economic variables are also included to aid model specification. While cross-national variations occur in monetary policy determination, this research shows that political parties follow ideologies in monetary policy-making. Other political variables are not strongly related to monetary aggregates.
Date: December 1981
Creator: Williams, John Taylor
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Speakers at 2018 Constitution Day]

Description: Photograph of Rafael Major moderating a discussion between Shannon Gilreath and Robert Shipley at the 2018 Constitution Day event, "Can Free Speech Do Harm?: Free Speech on the College Campus."
Date: September 20, 2018
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Using Calibrated Peer Review to Facilitate Writing Assignments in Large Classes

Description: This poster discusses a project using Calibrated Peer Review (CPR). CPR is a web-based instructional tool. CPR assignments require students to write an essay, evaluated three 'canned' calibration essays on the same topic, evaluate three of their peers' essays, and finally evaluate their own essay. The authors' goal was to determine whether the CPR process improves student learning of the essay content and whether the CPR process improves student writing.
Date: March 28, 2012
Creator: Ishiyama, John & Watson, Wendy
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

"Actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea": An investigation into the treatment of mens rea in the quest to hold individuals accountable for genocide

Description: This paper discusses a research investigation into the treatment of mens rea in the quest to hold individuals accountable for genocide. This paper focuses on doctrinal controversies and examines how genocide is and has been addressed by modern tribunals, with special emphasis on the subjective mens rea (mental element) required for genocide.
Date: March 30, 2006
Creator: Jung, Andrew M. & King, Kimi L.
Partner: UNT Honors College

The 2012 Republican Primaries

Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on the 2012 Presidential Primaries. In this presentation, the author gives the audience an overview of the structure of the primaries, and provides a recap of past primaries. The author also speaks about the money, momentum, and media attention in the primaries.
Date: April 24, 2012
Creator: Eshbaugh-Soha, Matthew, 1972-
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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