Analysis of makeup, purpose, structure, functions. Influence of Saudi Arabia.
Best Practices in Public Works Programs: The United Nations
A comprehensive research paper that outlines the history, purpose and structure of the UN; and combines that with close examination of the issue of poverty, the key UN agencies tasked with reducing poverty, and a case study detailing the elements of successful public works programs to assert that the UN has established the "best practices" in establishing public works programs in developing nations.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
This paper provides a history, explanation and performance assessment of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The assessment maintains that the agency performs favorably compared to other juvenile delinquency and prevention programs, but improvements are needed.
Turkey and EU Membership
This paper discusses world media reaction to Turkey's application for membership in the European Union. It deals with a variety of reactions both supporting and opposing the application, pointing out that the media reactions are determined by the national and political interests involved.
History of U.S. Political Parties
A history of the formation of the two party system in the United States and of the Democratic and Republican parties. Views of the Founding Fathers regarding political parties.
Examines the Oganization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Basic purpose, functions, policy- making, structure, role of divisions; power of Saudi Arabia. 2 Charts.
U.S. AID TO LATIN AMER.
From Theodore Roosevelt to Reagan. Politics, financial & military aid, intervention, human rights, anti-communist issues, Good Neighbor Policy, containment, Alliance for Progress, national security interests, regionalism.
Creation of an IGO
This paper describes the setting up of an intergovernmental organization (IGO) known as the East African Community (EAC). An EAC already exists so the paper describes what is in existence at present and what can be done to extend the body and its coverage.
New York State Budget
Describes the process through which the New York State Executive Budget is developed and appropriations made for programs. The state's system of executive budgeting. The four categories of classifying appropriations. The political process involved.
Four Book Reviews
Reviews four books: Ghosts of Mississippi, by Maryanne Vollers; Sons of Mississippi, by Paul Hendrickson; The White House Staff, by Bradley H. Patterson; and The American Presidency, by Sidney M. Milkis and Michael Nelson.