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The Montana Energy Security Act, Kennedy Bahm Apr 2019

The Montana Energy Security Act, Kennedy Bahm

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Eliminating the use of coal-fired power nationwide has been a popular talking point in recent legislative debates in Washington, D.C. Despite obvious threats to the environment, investing in coal-fired energy offers considerable economic benefits to Americans. In Montana, this debate has been centered around the closure of the Colstrip Power Plant. The Montana Energy Security Act (HB 203), proposed by Representative Rodney Garcia, would permit the state of Montana to sell bonds to finance the $500m purchase of the Colstrip Power Plant. This case study offers a cost benefit analysis of the Montana Energy Security Act, comparing the societal ...


Negative Political Advertising: A History And Analysis Of Its Effectiveness With A Case Study From Montana, Kelly Devlin Apr 2008

Negative Political Advertising: A History And Analysis Of Its Effectiveness With A Case Study From Montana, Kelly Devlin

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

Negative, or attack, political advertisements have been a part of American politics since the country’s inception. In fact, the Declaration of Independence was essentially America’s first negative political ad. Despite experiencing a brief lull between the late 19th century and the late 1920s, negative advertising has been a constant presence in the American political system, changing according to the technological, political, and governmental modifications over time. Despite their consistency throughout U.S. history, much debate exists regarding the effectiveness of negative political advertisements. Scholars upholding the demobilization hypothesis on negative political advertising, primarily Stephen Ansolabehere and Shanto Iyengar ...


The South Korean Kwangju Uprising Of 1980: Through The Eyes Of The American Media, Matthew Brehe Apr 2007

The South Korean Kwangju Uprising Of 1980: Through The Eyes Of The American Media, Matthew Brehe

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

This thesis reviews the history of the American-Korean relationship from the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War through the rise of Chun Doo-hwan. Special emphasis is placed on the Kwangju Uprising as a watershed moment in American-Korean relations. While a great deal has already been written on the American government’s response to Kwangju, little is available on the general American public's response. Though this thesis does not claim to answer this very general question, it does examine public news coverage of major media sources in the United States, including newspapers such as ...


"Women Who Want To Be Women": The Social And Political Antifeminism Of Phyllis Schlafly, Murry Warhank Apr 2004

"Women Who Want To Be Women": The Social And Political Antifeminism Of Phyllis Schlafly, Murry Warhank

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

Not all feminists were women and not all who opposed the feminist movement were men. The latter is illustrated by the life of Phyllis Schlafly, nicknamed the “Darling of the Silent Majority.” Schlafly, educated at Radford, Harvard, and Washington University is a brilliant woman who had a long and influential career as a political writer and activist, but she made her name battling the very movement that helped her interests the most. Schlafly gained notoriety with the publication of A Choice, Not an Echo. Released in 1964, it contends that a small entourage of “Eastern-king makers” had denied conservatives the ...


The Effects Of Structural Adjustment Liberalization On Cultural Gender Inequality As Applied To A Case Study Of Ghana, Angela Benishek Apr 2002

The Effects Of Structural Adjustment Liberalization On Cultural Gender Inequality As Applied To A Case Study Of Ghana, Angela Benishek

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The poverty and deprivation existing today in the developing world makes it difficult for women to prosper economically. Structural Adjustment Programs are policies created by the International Monetary Fund to help countries repay their foreign debt by improving the overall prosperity of the country, and in so doing it is assumed the economic prosperity of women will increase as well. The theory being that as the wealth of the country increases it will automatically be translated into greater wealth for its citizens, including women. However, critics claim that SAPs have failed to help women, because of the cultural biases within ...


The Effects Of Religiosity, Economic Status, And Social Class Upon Social Justice Perspectives Of Faculty And Staff At A Small, Private, Catholic, Liberal Arts College, Renee St. Martin Apr 1999

The Effects Of Religiosity, Economic Status, And Social Class Upon Social Justice Perspectives Of Faculty And Staff At A Small, Private, Catholic, Liberal Arts College, Renee St. Martin

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The effects of religiosity, economic status, and social class upon social justice viewpoints of faculty and staff members at a small, private, Catholic, liberal arts college were investigated. This study was a partial replication of Perkins’ (1983, 1985, 1992) research into effects of religiosity upon social justice perspectives. The particular social justice perspectives included humanitarianism, egalitarianism, and racism. Respondents took a self-administered social attitudes and values survey. The results indicated that social justice perspectives are influenced not only by religiosity, economic status, and social class, but also age, gender, and political identification. The findings showed a similar relationship between strong ...


Amnesty International: A Close Look At A Human Rights Ngo, Kate Phelan Apr 1997

Amnesty International: A Close Look At A Human Rights Ngo, Kate Phelan

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The essential aim of this paper is to record the w growing meaning of the concept of human rights in the world today. It briefly describes academic perspectives on the universalization of human rights. It attempts to describe the role of non-governmental organizations, particularly Amnesty International's efforts to promote human rights work and influence the behavior of both governments and communities by the activities of its members. Finally, the paper attempts to capture the more qualitative aspects of human rights work and demonstrate their importance.


Prophet Against Oppression: An Analysis Of William Blake's Visionary Politics In America And Jerusalem, Robert Doughten Apr 1997

Prophet Against Oppression: An Analysis Of William Blake's Visionary Politics In America And Jerusalem, Robert Doughten

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

My curiosity and loyalty toward Blake led me to write this thesis which focuses on Blake's prophetic works in America and Jerusalem. I chose these two poems because America represents Blake's first prophecy printed in 1793 and Jerusalem is Blake's last prophecy printed in 1804. America and Jerusalem provide the reader with a fairly complete picture of Blake's political vision, since they encompass his earlier thoughts and last efforts to complete his political vision--a vision that changed significantly throughout his lifetime. In order to understand Blake's political prophecies, even partially, the reader must be reasonably ...


The Competent Leasing System: Continued Exploitation Of The Apsáalooke People, Benjamin Graham Apr 1996

The Competent Leasing System: Continued Exploitation Of The Apsáalooke People, Benjamin Graham

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The Apsaalooke people of southwestern Montana have a special relationship with their homelands. Unwilling to recognize this relationship, non-Indians have continually taken Apsaalooke lands as those lands appeared to have value. Today, white control of Apsaalooke lands continues though the competent leasing system. Though the abuses taking place within this system deserve both ethical and legal scrutiny, competent leasing as a device to wrest control of Apsaalooke lands has been undeniably successful. As with previous land-grabbing practices of the non-Indian, the success of the competent leasing system depends upon widespread social acceptance and support of dominating policies. By relying upon ...


The Power Of The Media: Willie Horton And Negative Advertising, Heiko Coppola Apr 1992

The Power Of The Media: Willie Horton And Negative Advertising, Heiko Coppola

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The primary medium for political communication seems to be television. Doris Graber states in Mass Media and American Politics that:"The average recent American high school graduate has spent more time in front of a television set than in school..."! The extrapolation that can be made lies within the fact that political ads are often inter-mixed with regular programming. To this extent, Graber's analysis seems to indicate that television is an important conveyance mechanism for a host of messages, political and otherwise.

The purpose of this thesis is to discuss the potential impact that negative political advertising has on ...