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American And British Strategies In The Competition For Energy Resources In Sub-Saharan Africa, Stefan Andreasson 2015 SelectedWorks

American And British Strategies In The Competition For Energy Resources In Sub-Saharan Africa, Stefan Andreasson

Stefan Andreasson

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Comparing The Role Of Boundary Organisations In The Governance Of Climate Change In Three Eu Member States, Robert Hoppe, Anne Weselink 2014 SelectedWorks

Comparing The Role Of Boundary Organisations In The Governance Of Climate Change In Three Eu Member States, Robert Hoppe, Anne Weselink

Robert Hoppe

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Parent Decision-Making When Selecting Schools: The Case Of Nepal, Priyadarshani Joshi 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Parent Decision-Making When Selecting Schools: The Case Of Nepal, Priyadarshani Joshi

Priyadarshani Joshi

This paper analyzes the parent decision-making processes underlying school selection in Nepal. The analysis is based on primary survey and focus group data collected from parent meetings in diverse local education markets in two districts of Nepal in 2011. It highlights three main arguments that are less frequently discussed in the context of school choice, including in developing countries. First, children who go to public schools play a significant role in their own decision-making on schooling; this complicates the currently predominant conceptualization that schooling decisions are primarily made by parents and school officials. Second, the gradual growth in private schools ...


The Impact Of Directly Mailed Family Planning Materials To Afdc Welfare Mothers, Paul J. Placek 2014 Western Michigan University

The Impact Of Directly Mailed Family Planning Materials To Afdc Welfare Mothers, Paul J. Placek

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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Communications research has repeatedly documented the fact that people are affected by the various forms of mass media, and so family planning programs have begun to use television (Hutchinson, 1970), radio, movies, posters, telephones (Dabbs and Neiger, 1970), newspapers, and various combinations of these media (Clark and Morris, 1972; Chase, 1972; Balakrishnan, 1967; Takeshita, 1966; Cernada and Lu, 1972) in transmitting the message of family planning. Our present media focus, however, involves direct mailing, which in contrast to other media, often has the advantages of being sent by an authoritative or prestigious source, is relatively ...


Pandora's Box: The Liberation Of Welfare Mothers, Bonnie Morel Edington 2014 Western Michigan University

Pandora's Box: The Liberation Of Welfare Mothers, Bonnie Morel Edington

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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The non-"misandrist" mainstream of the women's movement has suggested that, more than women being liberated from male oppression, both sexes need to be liberated from the tyranny of culturally determined sex roles, the last bastion of ascribed status. If all social roles were androgynous they could be based on more relevant criteria. For example, children would be encouraged to develop skills and talents without regard for their "appropriateness" to gender, the male-female ratio in the work force and in nearly all specific occupations would be virtually equal, pay would be equal, and the ...


Ethnicity, Professionalism, And Black Paternalism: Implications For Social Welfare Services, Robert S. Bartlett 2014 Western Michigan University

Ethnicity, Professionalism, And Black Paternalism: Implications For Social Welfare Services, Robert S. Bartlett

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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The assumption around the use of nonprofessionals as members of the agency team suggest that the "bridge" function is enhanced when the new worker and the client-system are similar in such factors as ethnicity, class, cultural background, religion, and so on. Data from a 1968 survey tested Grosser's hypothesis: "that staff similarity with the client in ethnicity...will result in greater accuracy regarding the client and his community (1966:60)". Grosser's hypothesis was tested at a black staffed community action agency, serving a black ghetto in a large metropolitan city in the northeastern ...


Exurban Residents’ Perceptions Of Naturally Returning Predators: Connecticut Case Study, Margaret E. Sackrider, Susan G. Clark, Isaac M. Ortega 2014 Yale University

Exurban Residents’ Perceptions Of Naturally Returning Predators: Connecticut Case Study, Margaret E. Sackrider, Susan G. Clark, Isaac M. Ortega

Yale Day of Data

As a result of reforestation, growth of exurban areas and wildlife adaptation, it is believed that the public is currently encountering more human-wildlife conflicts than ever before. The key to balancing wildlife conservation and human development is understanding the dynamic relationship between humans and carnivores. Specifically, gaining insight into the complexity of this relationship will aide in the creation of more effective conservation policy and outreach.

Reforestation throughout Connecticut has supported a tremendous population growth of pray species and subsequently the growth of predator populations including coyotes, Canis latrans, and black bears, Ursus americanus. According to some biologists, the state ...


Strategy Design For Community Response To Distress And Decline Using Data Analytics, Michael P. Johnson Jr. 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Strategy Design For Community Response To Distress And Decline Using Data Analytics, Michael P. Johnson Jr.

Michael P. Johnson

The foreclosure crisis in the U.S. has resulted in immense economic and social losses for individuals and neighborhoods. Some neighborhoods face long-term declines in population and economic activity that have been compounded by the foreclosure crisis. How can government and non-profit organizations design responses to neighborhood distress that reflect distinctive community characteristics and are consistent with long-term policy and planning goals? In this talk, I discuss alternative decision modeling strategies that support neighborhood health. Where foreclosure responses are likely to ensure that neighborhoods remain vital places for residential housing, productive strategies may include property acquisition and redevelopment. Other neighborhoods ...


Swedish Child Welfare Worker: Estrangement And Alienation In An Ideal Situation, Implications For American Social Policy, The, Wayne Plasek 2014 Western Michigan University

Swedish Child Welfare Worker: Estrangement And Alienation In An Ideal Situation, Implications For American Social Policy, The, Wayne Plasek

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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Our research was guided by an interest in the attitudes of social workers toward their personal work situation, their occupation, its place in the society, and other matters. It seemed likely that in a welfare state, the position of the profession and the attitudes of its practitioners would reflect its key position within the society. If such expectations were borne out, we might be able to make predictions concerning such attitudes among American social workers should the welfare program be greatly expanded.


Public Concepts Of Poverty: The County Commissioners' View, Charles Ramsey, Rita Braito 2014 Western Michigan University

Public Concepts Of Poverty: The County Commissioners' View, Charles Ramsey, Rita Braito

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Every program designed to decrease poverty is based upon assumptions either as to the nature and causes of poverty or what is necessary to help the poor improve their lot (Spilerman and Elish, 1970; Task Force on Economic Growth and Opportunity, 1966; Valentine, 1968). Often these assumptions are only implicit, and supervisors of the program might not even agree with the assumptions if they were stated. Nevertheless, a program would itself make no sense unless certain statements about poverty were true. For example, a program of economic development to increase employment opportunities assumes that, first, much poverty is due to ...


Public Housing As An Instrument Of Income Redistribution: Social And Economic Impact 1972, John P. Huttman, Elizabeth D. Huttman 2014 Western Michigan University

Public Housing As An Instrument Of Income Redistribution: Social And Economic Impact 1972, John P. Huttman, Elizabeth D. Huttman

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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Housing possesses certain characteristics which qualify it for an instrumental role in income redistribution policy. Housing is a commodity which for the poor is generally deficient in quality and frequently inadequate in quantity even at modest quality levels. The poor pay a substantial share of their income for housing. The majority of families with incomes under four thousand dollars spend over one-fourth of their total income on housing, while most of those with incomes under two thousand dollars annually normally spend over one-third for housing, as compared with less than one sixth of average family ...


Representatives In Government - A Role For Social Planning Councils , Alan Cohen 2014 Western Michigan University

Representatives In Government - A Role For Social Planning Councils , Alan Cohen

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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I have referred to a key problem of how to make individual and group concerns known to the decision makers without ignoring the weakly organized and unorganized-and without putting both the legislators and administrators in the position of merely ratifying bargaining negotiated between these interest groups. I have suggested non-governmental Social Planning Councils have a potentially significant role to play in the changing need for representativeness for the myriad of strong, weak and unorganized groups and individuals.

This role recognizes the feedback benefits resulting from the proposition that people learn to participate by participating, and ...


Perspective On Youthful Deviance: Implications For Social Policies, Albert S. Alissi 2014 Western Michigan University

Perspective On Youthful Deviance: Implications For Social Policies, Albert S. Alissi

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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The way a society deals with its younger deviants reflects the place assigned to youth in hat society. In his famous study of European family life, Phillippe Aries pointed out that for centuries children shared the same status as adults and were mixed with adults as soon as they were weaned from their mothers at about the age of seven. And so it was possible that in England in 1801, a child of thirteen was hanged for stealing a spoon. A girl of seven was publicly hanged in 1808 and a boy of nine was ...


Social Science And Social Welfare: Toward A Society For The Solution Of Social Problems, Andrew Billingsley 2014 Western Michigan University

Social Science And Social Welfare: Toward A Society For The Solution Of Social Problems, Andrew Billingsley

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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Do existing social work texts contribute to a student's recognition of professional values and issues and of the implicit ideological bases for these? The following study contends that they do not, and that their failures are quite similar to those found by Mills in his examination social pathology texts.

Our concern today with social science and social welfare policy is in keeping with the purposes and conceptions of the founders of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. In those early days these men and women were idealists- -they were reformists, but they ...


Series 1: Legislative Files Texas 1973-1989, Mickey Leland Center for Environment Justice & Sustainability 2014 Texas Southern University

Series 1: Legislative Files Texas 1973-1989, Mickey Leland Center For Environment Justice & Sustainability

Documents

The files included in this section are organized as Series 1 and located in Boxes 1-9.

Congressman Leland’s Legislative files from his years as a Texas Representative in Austin, are arranged by subject. The Legislative files from Texas will consist of correspondence, memoranda, clippings, testimonies, and studies pertaining to proposed state legislation or regulations. As of the date of printing the first Summary Guide to the Papers & Guide to the Papers 7 Collection, the scope of Congressman Leland’s at Austin. While the search is ongoing, the Leland Archives at Texas Southern University is engaged in an aggressive Oral ...


Series 15: The Mickey Leland Staff Files, Mickey Leland Center for Environment Justice and Sustainability 2014 Texas Southern University

Series 15: The Mickey Leland Staff Files, Mickey Leland Center For Environment Justice And Sustainability

Documents

The files included in this section are organized as Series 15 and located in Boxes 1-5.

The Mickey Leland staff files include reference materials, notes, and correspondence


Series 14: Audio/Video Collection, 1944 - 1993, Mickey Leland Center for Environment Justice and Sustainability 2014 Texas Southern University

Series 14: Audio/Video Collection, 1944 - 1993, Mickey Leland Center For Environment Justice And Sustainability

Documents

The Audio Collection. The Audio Collection has been indexed by speakers, those spoken about, bills discussed, government agencies named and specific historic events. Keywords have also been applied to give the user the broadest possible access to the Collection. Oral History recordings also include his boyhood, student, and, and Washington years. A brief description has been prepared for each sound recording in “Notes”.

The Audio Collection has been processed into four categories: Oral History, Campaign Commercials, News Interviews, and Speeches both by Leland and his supporters and Leland’s opponents and critics.

The photographic Collection, when possible, has been indexed ...


Series 2: Legislative Files Texas 1973-1989, Mickey Leland Center for Environment Justice & Sustainability 2014 Texas Southern University

Series 2: Legislative Files Texas 1973-1989, Mickey Leland Center For Environment Justice & Sustainability

Documents

The files included in this section are organized as Series 2, and located in Boxes 80.

Congressman Leland’s legislative files from his Washington years as a U.S. Congressman from the 18th Congressional District of Houston, Texas, Consist of correspondence, memoranda, clippings, testimonies, and studios pertaining to proposed federal legislation. Legislation related directly to Mickey Leland federal committee assignments will be found in Series 4. In addition to the arrangement by primary subject and sub subject, researchers can query the files in Access by “Quarter” and “Year” or by the House Bill Number in the “Notes”. Many issues will ...


Series 11: Speeches, Articles, Trips And Meetings, Mickey Leland Center for Environment Justice and Sustainability 2014 Texas Southern University

Series 11: Speeches, Articles, Trips And Meetings, Mickey Leland Center For Environment Justice And Sustainability

Documents

The files included in this section are organized as Series 11 and located in Boxes 1-218.

Leland’s staff made an effort to maintain a speech file for Leland. The processing staff added photocopies of speeches found elsewhere in the collection. For the purpose if this listing, interviews for which a printed copy exists where included as speeches. Chronological and title listings of the speeches have been prepared.

A chronological trip file of Congressional, personal and vacation trips taken by Congressman Leland and his family is also located in Series 11.

News releases and magazine articles written by Congressman Leland ...


Series 10: Public Relations, Mickey Leland Center for Environment Justice and Sustainability 2014 Texas Southern University

Series 10: Public Relations, Mickey Leland Center For Environment Justice And Sustainability

Documents

The files included in this section are organized as Series 10 and located in Boxes 1-176.

The files in the Series Public Relations consist of an amalgam of constituent correspondence, much of which is in response to the writer’s inquiry, viewpoint, or request. The Public Relations files contains letters requesting government publications, tickets to the White House, U.S. flag, an autograph or photograph of the Congressman or the President, information for term papers or a debate topic, intervention with a federal or state agency, and occasionally letters of appreciation or disparagement for the Congressman’s political activity. In ...


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