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Community in Japanese Political Organization

Description: The most important long-term political forces operative in the Japanese political system are the interplay of decentralized community authority and the consolidation of that authority toward the top. The mura kyodotai (village community) concept is representative of both types of authority, neither of which has defined boundaries. An examination of the nature of indigenous community authority may provide the broad context for a valid understanding of Japanese decision making. … more
Date: May 1984
Creator: Bradley, James E. (James Earl)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Conflict Management of the Organization of African Unity in Intra- African Conflicts, 1963-1980

Description: The purpose of this dissertation is to examine and evaluate the role of the Organization of African Unity as an international organization in the solution of intra-African conflicts. For the purpose of this paper, eight conflicts from 1963 to 1980 were investigated. Utilizing these cases, the paper (a) examines four assumptions: (1) that regional actions promote settlements by isolating soluble local conflicts from more complex ones; (2) that intrastate conflicts are more difficult to resolve b… more
Date: August 1982
Creator: Olvo, Samuel L. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Managing Water Resources in the Tigris and Euphrates Drainage Basin: An Inquiry into the Policy Process

Description: The Tigris and Euphrates are international rivers vital to the four countries through which they flow: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. The population in the region has more than doubled in less than thirty years, and irrigated agriculture, hydroelectric power generation, industrialization, and urbanization have increased. All of these developments require more water, and the dependence of the riparian nations on the waters of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers has become apparent, as has the need f… more
Date: August 1984
Creator: Al-Himyari, Abbas Hussien
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Ecological Basis of Political Change Urbanization, Industrialization and Party Competition in the American South

Description: This investigation is concerned with testing a causal model linking changes in a political system's socio-economic environment with alterations in political characteristics. The specific forces of interest are those relating to urbanization and industrialization, the development of that way of life called urbanism, and the effects of these environmental changes on voter participation and, ultimately, inter-party competition. The test model hypothesizes that the processes of urbanization and ind… more
Date: May 1981
Creator: Hughes, Dorene
Partner: UNT Libraries
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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, … more
Date: May 1994
Creator: Teichgräber, Martin H. (Martin Hubert)
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
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Sex Education and Teen Pregnancy Rates in the United States: A Study of California Public Schools

Description: Paper examines teen pregnancy rates across states in the United States and proposes a study that correlates the types of sex education utilized in individual counties or independent school districts and teen pregnancy rates across a sufficiently diverse state, such as California.
Date: 2015
Creator: Horton, Hannah
Partner: UNT Honors College
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