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Failure To Adapt; Intelligence Failure And Military Failure As Functions Of Strategic Failure?, David Firester 2011 CUNY City College

Failure To Adapt; Intelligence Failure And Military Failure As Functions Of Strategic Failure?, David Firester

Master's Theses

The following paper looks at intelligence failures and military failures through the lens of adaptation failure. This paper asserts that there is reason to believe that certain causal elements of alleged intelligence failures reside more so in the province of politics, than in the collection and analysis domain of intelligence tradecraft. This is not to say that failures are exclusively of a political nature, but that looking at politics and the relationship of policymakers to the Intelligence Community yields a preponderance of causal evidence. Secondly, it is suggested that a parallel set of underlying assumptions evident in adaptation failure theory ...


Extra-Sovereign Institutions; The Ties That Bind, Daniel Spitaliere 2011 CUNY City College

Extra-Sovereign Institutions; The Ties That Bind, Daniel Spitaliere

Master's Theses

"Governance, globalization, and regionalism are all statements regarding the nature of integration in the current international relations system, but they do not readily explain what brings nation-states together in the first place. At first glance, regional institutions seem to be established on a basis of proximity, suggesting a spatial model of regional integration. However, a deeper investigation of the motivations and factors that lead to the creation of these institutions show this is not the case. In considering regional integration movements, this study establishes three core principles. First, that the creation of a successful extra-sovereign institution is dependent on specific ...


Haitian Diaspora Impact On Haitian Socio-Political And Economic Development, Sharleen Rigueur 2011 CUNY City College

Haitian Diaspora Impact On Haitian Socio-Political And Economic Development, Sharleen Rigueur

Master's Theses

"There is a new perspective developing within the international community on Diasporas and their potential to assist in the development process of their country of origin. The discussion began from the realization that transnational flows of remittances from sending countries (core) to receiving countries (periphery) increasingly surpass donor contributions to developing countries. The argument further discusses different socio-economic strategies to use when diasporic communities residing in developed countries (core) are assisting their homeland (periphery). This paper will look at the Haitian Diaspora in the United States and its active transnational link to Haiti. Since the days of post-Duvalierism, the Haitian ...


New Ingredients In The Melting Pot; Kazakhs, Kyigis, And Uzbeks, Nargis Davletmendova 2011 CUNY City College

New Ingredients In The Melting Pot; Kazakhs, Kyigis, And Uzbeks, Nargis Davletmendova

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The West Africa-Latin America Drug Trafficking Epidemic; An Institutional Analysis, Madi Ceesay 2011 CUNY City College

The West Africa-Latin America Drug Trafficking Epidemic; An Institutional Analysis, Madi Ceesay

Master's Theses

"West Africa, like any other region in the world, has had to swallow its fair share of modern-day political, economic and social dilemmas. One phenomenon that has had huge negative implications on the political, economic and social spheres of almost every country on the face of the earth is the production, trafficking, marketing and consumption of illicit drugs. The countries in West Africa have not been spared of the negative consequences of illicit drugs. While some countries have an illicit drug production problem, others have a consumption problem. The countries in West Africa have an illicit drug trafficking problem. The ...


Sexual Gender-Based Violence In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, James Aldworth 2011 CUNY City College

Sexual Gender-Based Violence In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, James Aldworth

Master's Theses

"This thesis explores the issue of Sexual Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic of Congo, focusing specifically on the Eastern region of the country. An analysis of the United Nations peacekeeping operation forms a large part the study because the operation remains the most significant multilateral attempt to protect Congolese civilians from sexual violence and other human rights abuses. The objective of the thesis is to highlight the issue of Sexual Gender-Based Violence, describe the background to the continued violence in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and offer an explanation of the causal factors behind the sexual crimes ...


Neofunctionalism Vs Liberal Intergovernmentalism; The Creation Of The European Stability Mechanism And The Limits Of Political Theory, Holger Scheidt 2011 CUNY City College

Neofunctionalism Vs Liberal Intergovernmentalism; The Creation Of The European Stability Mechanism And The Limits Of Political Theory, Holger Scheidt

Master's Theses

"The aim of this study is to determine the expanatory and predictive value of the two predominant schools of thought on state integration, namely neofunctionalism and liberal intergovernmentalism, of supranationalist or state-centric theory, with respect to the creation of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the ""Pact for the Euro"" on March 25, 2011 in Brussels. After a 14-month long period of great controversy among the supranational agentsof the European Commission and the representatives of member states of the Economic and Monatery Union (EMU) during 2010, the European Council established a permanent mechanism, which is supposed to grant the stability ...


Exploiting Borders: The Political Economy Of Local Backlash Against Undocumented Immigrants, Jamie Longazel, Benjamin Fleury-Steiner 2011 University of Dayton

Exploiting Borders: The Political Economy Of Local Backlash Against Undocumented Immigrants, Jamie Longazel, Benjamin Fleury-Steiner

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Faculty Publications

Four years prior to Arizona's passage of one of the most far-reaching pieces of anti-Latino immigrant legislation signed into law in decades,3 demands to "seal off the border"4 were being made thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico divide. In 2006, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, passed equally harsh legislation aimed at keeping undocumented immigrants out of their community. During this time, commentators described the local backlash in Hazleton and other small cities across the United States as akin to "the opening of a deep and profound fissure in the American landscape" 5 wherein "all immigration politics is local ...


Review Of Points On The Dial: Golden Age Radio Beyond The Networks By Alexander Russo, Amanda Keeler 2011 Marquette University

Review Of Points On The Dial: Golden Age Radio Beyond The Networks By Alexander Russo, Amanda Keeler

Communication Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Hired Guns And Moral Torpedoes: Balancing The Competing Moral Duties Of The Public Relations Professional, Kati Tusinski Berg, Kevin Gibson 2011 Marquette University

Hired Guns And Moral Torpedoes: Balancing The Competing Moral Duties Of The Public Relations Professional, Kati Tusinski Berg, Kevin Gibson

Communication Faculty Research and Publications

Public relations helps an organisation and its publics adapt mutually to each other. However, this does not mean that the profession is value neutral or anything goes. There will be cases where professionals have to make discretionary ethical decisions and negotiate their roles and responsibilities, especially when faced with novel or difficult issues. In this conceptual paper, we describe how the notion of professional role morality not only shapes the individual struggles that practitioners endure but also highlights the organisational structures that foster or shun ethics in the decision-making process. Thus we provide a means of assessing professional action that ...


Chicago Bulls, James Pokrywczynski 2011 Marquette University

Chicago Bulls, James Pokrywczynski

Communication Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Chicago White Sox, James Pokrywczynski 2011 Marquette University

Chicago White Sox, James Pokrywczynski

Communication Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Event Hospitality, James Pokrywczynski 2011 Marquette University

Event Hospitality, James Pokrywczynski

Communication Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Judgmental Heuristics And News Reporting, Sharon Dunwoody, Robert J. Griffin 2011 University of Wisconsin - Madison

Judgmental Heuristics And News Reporting, Sharon Dunwoody, Robert J. Griffin

Communication Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


You Can’T Go To Zion With A Carnal Mind: Slackness And Culture In The Music Of Yellowman, Brent Hagerman 2011 Wilfrid Laurier University

You Can’T Go To Zion With A Carnal Mind: Slackness And Culture In The Music Of Yellowman, Brent Hagerman

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Jamaican deejay Yellowman is best known for “slackness” lyrics centred on masculine heterosexual potency, sexist objectification of women and graphic sexual narratives. Yet a deeper look at Yellowman’s life and recorded output suggests that when his slackness is read in the context of Afro-Jamaican culture, reggae history and his Rastafarian faith, a more complex interpretation of his slackness is needed. This study will draw on Carolyn Cooper’s (2001) theory that slackness is a “metaphorical revolt against law and order, an undermining of consensual standards of decency” (p. 141). Whereas the term “culture” is used in reggae to depict ...


To Tell Or Not To Tell: Predictors Of Disclosure And Privacy Settings Usage In An Online Social Networking Site (Facebook), Amanda Nosko 2011 Wilfrid Laurier University

To Tell Or Not To Tell: Predictors Of Disclosure And Privacy Settings Usage In An Online Social Networking Site (Facebook), Amanda Nosko

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Use of social networking sites has grown exponentially over the last decade. Facebook, a popular social networking site, currently boasts membership of over 500 million users (www.facebook.com). In the present research, four studies were conducted to examine factors that impact on self-disclosure and privacy settings use. The primary goal for Studies 1 A, B and C involved developing methods for organizing and understanding the information that individuals disclose through social networking sites. Specifically, in Study 1 A, a scoring tool was developed in order to comprehensively assess the content of the personal profiles. In Study 1 B, grouping ...


Who Makes Local Memories?: The Case Of Sevastopol After World War Ii, Karl D. Qualls 2011 Dickinson College

Who Makes Local Memories?: The Case Of Sevastopol After World War Ii, Karl D. Qualls

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

Sevastopol, since becoming a part of independent Ukraine in 1991 (and part of the Ukrainian SSR for decades before) has consistently and overwhelmingly voted for pro-Russian candidates in each national election. While many political commentators have noted the demographics of predominately Russian speakers and the presence of the Russian fleet in the ports to explain recent voting patterns, we must also take note of postwar myth creation. Although since 1917 Sevastopol has been juridically Soviet or Ukrainian, residents and outsiders alike usually view Sevastopol as a Russian city. The development of local identification after World War II by the military ...


Building Buzz Without Big Bucks, Laura Hibbler, Robert Scheier, Michael Zeller 2011 College of the Holy Cross

Building Buzz Without Big Bucks, Laura Hibbler, Robert Scheier, Michael Zeller

Staff publications

Guerrilla marketing is a means of advertising that relies more on unconventional methods and less on big budgets. The goal is typically to do something that gets the targeted market or demographic talking so that word of mouth does most of the advertising legwork. Guerilla marketing was the technique employed to promote the 2010 Information Faire and Festival, or IF2, a new event sponsored by the Libraries of the College of the Holy Cross which invited students to learn in fun and engaging ways about the many library services and resources available. The Information Faire and Festival was highly ...


Improvements To Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Blades To Aid In Self-Starting, Joseph P. Tillman 2011 Eastern Illinois University

Improvements To Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Blades To Aid In Self-Starting, Joseph P. Tillman

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Facing Up To The Media: Walter Ong And The Embrace Of Technology, John J. Pauly 2011 Marquette University

Facing Up To The Media: Walter Ong And The Embrace Of Technology, John J. Pauly

Communication Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


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