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Democratization and Social Conflict in Africa, 1990-2009

This poster was featured at the 2013 Perot Museum of Nature and Science's 'Social Science' exhibit. It discusses democratization and social conflict in Africa from 1990 to 2009.
Date: June 21, 2013
Creator: Salehyan, Idean
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Reform Vs. Repression as Counterinsurgency Strategies in El Salvador, 1979-1992

This poster was featured at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science's 'Social Science' exhibit. It discusses land reform and democracy as counterinsurgency.
Date: June 21, 2013
Creator: Mason, T. David (Thomas David), 1950-
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Who Are These Unauthorized Immigrants and What Are We Going To Do About Them?

This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Unauthorized Immigration. This presentation discusses immigration in the United States, unauthorized immigration, and policies in place on immigration.
Date: April 13, 2011
Creator: Martinez-Ebers, Valerie
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Community in Japanese Political Organization (open access)

Community in Japanese Political Organization

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. Under the ideal of this order, Japanese political organization has valued the structure of Shinto: polytheistic local authority, plus conflated authority of church and state. Buddhism and Confucianism have provided direction and moral force to preserve traditional order.
Date: May 1984
Creator: Bradley, James E. (James Earl)
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Conflict Management of the Organization of African Unity in Intra- African Conflicts, 1963-1980 (open access)

Conflict Management of the Organization of African Unity in Intra- African Conflicts, 1963-1980

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 by regional organizations than interstate or border disputes; (3) that most of the boundary disputes in Africa are due to the arbitrary colonial boundary demarcations; and (4) that most of the causes of the ineffectiveness in its conflict resolution is as a result of poor administrative set-up, lack of resources, and failure of its commissions to operate effectively; (b) it answered the following questions: (1) Did the O.A.U. stop, help stop, or fail to stop the fighting; (2) Did the O.A.U. settle, help settle, or fail to settle the conflict; and (3) Was there super power intervention, and if so, to what effect? The methodology used is primarily case study method. Most attention is given to the way the O.A.U. handled the conflicts.
Date: August 1982
Creator: Olvo, Samuel L. O.
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Managing Water Resources in the Tigris and Euphrates Drainage Basin: An Inquiry into the Policy Process (open access)

Managing Water Resources in the Tigris and Euphrates Drainage Basin: An Inquiry into the Policy Process

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 for comprehensive, basin-wide management of water resources. At present the riparians have shown some concern about the management of water in the two rivers, although no consensus exists as to the precise nature of the problem or what should be done to resolve it. This policy-oriented dissertation attempts to help frame the policy issues of managing the waters of the Tigris and Euphrates basin. It also seeks to provide an understanding of the policy process and to meet the intelligence needs of policy-makers with regard to the future management of these international waterways. Finally, it provides strategies for developing and implementing a cooperative water policy for this international basin.
Date: August 1984
Creator: Al-Himyari, Abbas Hussien
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Ecological Basis of Political Change Urbanization, Industrialization and Party Competition in the American South (open access)

The Ecological Basis of Political Change Urbanization, Industrialization and Party Competition in the American South

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 industrialization together create urbanism, which then affects party competition both indirectly by means of stimulating participation, and directly as well. To illuminate these processes, this study focuses on the American South of the last 30 years because it is in this region that the kinds of changes implicit in the test model have been observed, and thus the region offers the best arena for examining that model.
Date: May 1981
Creator: Hughes, Dorene
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Political Parties in Central America: A Reassessment (open access)

Political Parties in Central America: A Reassessment

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)
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Data Access and Research Transparency in Political Science Journals

Presentation for the first Open Data Hackathon at UNT, organized as part of International Open Data Day. This presentation discusses data access and research transparency in political science journals.
Date: February 21, 2015
Creator: Ishiyama, John T., 1960-
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Speakers at 2018 Constitution Day]

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
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Robert Shipley standing at lectern]

Photograph of Robert Shipley speaking at the 2018 Constitution Day event, "Can Free Speech Do Harm?: Free Speech on the College Campus."
Date: September 20, 2018
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Rafael Major holding a microphone]

Photograph of Rafael Major speaking at the 2018 Constitution Day event, "Can Free Speech Do Harm?: Free Speech on the College Campus."
Date: September 20, 2018
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Speakers at 2018 Constitution Day]

Photograph of Rafael Major and Glenisson de Oliveira at the 2018 Constitution Day event, "Can Free Speech Do Harm?: Free Speech on the College Campus."
Date: September 20, 2018
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Shannon Gilreath standing at lectern]

Photograph of Shannon Gilreath speaking at the 2018 Constitution Day event, "Can Free Speech Do Harm?: Free Speech on the College Campus."
Date: September 20, 2018
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
Remembering to Ask the Boss: Priming and the Dynamics of Priest Reliance on Bishop Cues (open access)

Remembering to Ask the Boss: Priming and the Dynamics of Priest Reliance on Bishop Cues

This article assesses the effects of randomly priming priests with varying considerations of their professional responsibilities and relevant constituencies (including parishioner expectations).
Date: February 26, 2016
Creator: Calfano, Brian Robert & Oldmixon, Elizabeth Anne
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Finding the Frontline in Civil Conflict: Looting and Recruiting in African Refugee Camps (open access)

Finding the Frontline in Civil Conflict: Looting and Recruiting in African Refugee Camps

This paper explores the relationship between the locations of conflict zones and refugee camps in African nations.
Date: 2014
Creator: Bolte, Brandon L.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Discord is Beauty; Silence is Beast: Dissent in Authoritarian Regimes (open access)

Discord is Beauty; Silence is Beast: Dissent in Authoritarian Regimes

Paper explores the link between types of authoritarian regimes and violent and nonviolent dissent.
Date: 2013
Creator: Copeland, D.K.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Sex Education and Teen Pregnancy Rates in the United States: A Study of California Public Schools (open access)

Sex Education and Teen Pregnancy Rates in the United States: A Study of California Public Schools

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
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
All Terrorism is Local? A Quantitative Analysis of Al Qaeda Affiliation and Rebel Group Behavior (open access)

All Terrorism is Local? A Quantitative Analysis of Al Qaeda Affiliation and Rebel Group Behavior

Paper examines the effects of affiliation, focusing on Al Qaeda, on the behavior of rebel groups.
Date: 2014
Creator: Robbins, Arianna
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Size Matters: Strength of Force in Peace Building Missions (open access)

Size Matters: Strength of Force in Peace Building Missions

Paper analyzes the correlation between the size of a peacekeeping force and the likelihood of peacekeeping failures.
Date: 2013
Creator: Fink, Frances Reka
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Calling in the Big Guns: Desire for Military Intervention in Politics (open access)

Calling in the Big Guns: Desire for Military Intervention in Politics

Paper explores the relationship between perceptions of legitimacy and the desire for military intervention in politics.
Date: 2013
Creator: Hayden, Sarah L.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
We’re Not Gonna Take It: The Impact of Societal Support on Conflict Onset (open access)

We’re Not Gonna Take It: The Impact of Societal Support on Conflict Onset

Paper analyzes the effect of societal support on the likelihood of civil conflict.
Date: 2013
Creator: Dietrich, Nicholas
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Decentralization and Conflict: The Missing Link in State Capacity Literature (open access)

Decentralization and Conflict: The Missing Link in State Capacity Literature

Paper explores the relationship between decentralization and the onset of civil wars.
Date: 2013
Creator: Fan, Derick
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Stronger than Yesterday: The Effect of Ethnic Conflict on Ethnic Identity (open access)

Stronger than Yesterday: The Effect of Ethnic Conflict on Ethnic Identity

Paper explores the relationship between ethnic conflict and ethnic identity using quantitative methods.
Date: 2014
Creator: Shymonyak, Andriy V.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library