Incidence, theories, social views, myths, legal definitions, responses of justice system.
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.
The American Empire
Discusses the American Empire after World War II in terms of its hegemony and structural power. Changes in the liberal policies that followed WWI due to world changes and the growth of American world power, and ability of the U.S. to control the actions of others thereby acting as a hegemon. Discusses in terms of the post WWII division of the world into East-West. The impact of the Cold War. Creation of GATT, IMF and the World Bank; issue of free trade. U.S. foreign policy strategy for facilitating the advances of private sector corporations. The emergence of rival states.
The roles of U.N.-approved international organizations in the creation and implementation of international agreements. Background, environmental issues. Dispute resolution in Japan.
AMERICAN FEDERAL SYSTEM.
Compares and analyzes models of Federalism using a case study approach. Centers on post- World War II attempts to alter balance between federal and state powers. Discusses recommendations of various Presidents. Issues involved in intergovernmental relations; conflict; policy and economic readjustment.
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.
Examines the Oganization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Basic purpose, functions, policy- making, structure, role of divisions; power of Saudi Arabia. 2 Charts.
Discusses the Marshall Plan, European integration, and the Asian economic "miracle" in terms of attempts to eradicate poverty and underdevelopment. The concept of nation building. Issues of free trade and bilateral trade agreements. Examples of Marshall Plan aid. Goal of sustainable economic development. Political change of the 1980s, and effect on economics. The European Union. Economic growth in the counries of East Asia. Examples of Japan and China.Interventionist polices versus free trade policies. Impact of foreign investment.
Discussion of the history of the EU. The need to link distinct political communities to achieve common objectives. Founding members. Theory of social federalism. Characteristics of a federal union. Background of the plan to create a single market. Implementation. Single currency & a European central bank. Future developments; economic, political.
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.