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  • Sino-Indian war of 1962 : a framework and case study of international conflict resolution 

    Sandhu, Bhim Singh (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1972)
    Since time immemorial history has recorded man's efforts to avoid war and maintain peace. War is defined as, "a violent contact of distinct but similar entities." Attempt after attempt has been made to end or limit wars, ...
  • Planning as an educative process : the development of solid waste policy in the St. Louis area 

    Skelton, Luther William III (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1975)
    "The central contention of this study is that environmental management policy formation is more dependent on the planning process than upon the formal plan resulting from the process. As used in this study, environmental ...
  • Walter Bagehot's science of politics 

    Hansen, Farreol Lee (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1975)
    The purpose of this thesis is to clarify Walter Bagehot's position in political science. One of middle Victorian England's most perceptive political analysts, Bagehot adopted a modern perspective which encouraged a realistic ...
  • The politics of land reform in South Korea 

    Zeon, Young-cheol (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1973)
    Land reform in the developing countries has been of particular concern to social scientists as well as politicians and revolutionaries because of the preponderant role of agriculture in the area. Economists have paid ...
  • Institutional change in congress : the impact of elections 

    Grogan, Fred Leroy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1979)
    This dissertation examines the nature of institutional change in Congress from 1930 to 1976. Specifically, the relationship between two distinct aspects of institutional change--membership composition and procedures and ...
  • Industrialization and authoritarianism in Republic of Korea, 1963-1983 

    Kim, Taek Kee (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1987)
    This study examines the political consequences of industrial development in South Korea in terms of changes in international economic order and domestic socioeconomic structure. It primarily focuses on the regime’s ...
  • The politics of special road districts abolishment in Missouri, 1970-1975 

    Jordan, Maynard A (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1975)
    This study seeks to describe and explain the politics of dissolution of special road districts in Missouri from 1970 through 1974. It focuses on successful road district dissolutions in twenty Missouri counties during the ...
  • OPEC as a non-state actor : formation and dynamics 

    Dredi, Ibrahim B. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1982)
    This dissertation analyzes the factors which have promoted the formation of OPEC and the dynamics of its confrontation with the multinational oil companies (MNOCs). It analyzes the rise of OPEC from the perspective of the ...
  • Normative political community : the necessary condition for justice 

    Feldman, David Lewis (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1979)
    In this dissertation, I develop a theory of political community through an analysis of human needs for fellowship on the one hand, and a synthesis of numerous critiques of the liberal state on the other. My thesis is that ...
  • Changing perceptions of alliance relations by select Southeast Asian states, 1951 - 1972 

    Mac Intosh, Neil Bruce (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1978)
    The purpose of this study is to examine the thesis that in the period from 1951 through 1972, the receptivity of select Southeast Asian states towards alliance relations with the United States underwent a change because ...
  • The Democratic Party Midterm Conference, 1974 : an assessment of utility and impact 

    Green, Roy E (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1976)
    ""Of all the major in stitutions of American society, the parties seem to be the most resistant to reform and modernization. ...Perhaps all this is true because nobody has much cared about what happened to the parties." ...
  • The foundations and normative parameters of a political philosophy of education 

    Corso, Joseph William (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1973)
    This dissertation establishes the foundations for a fully developed political philosophy of education, as that enterprise has been traditionally conceived and as it has been exemplified in the "great works" which demarcate ...
  • Pursuit of national interests through neutralism : case of India 

    Bhattacharya, Sauri P. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1973)
    "The study is made up of several chapters. In Chapter I an attempt has been made to discuss the concept of neutralism as regards what it is not and what it is. The most important point that has been made in this chapter ...
  • The Missouri Department of Community Affairs : a politico-administrative analysis 

    Dickeson, Robert C. (University of Missouri--Columbia., 1968)
    The State of Missouri established, in 1967, a high- level administrative department to deal with urban problems, one of only seven such agencies on the departmental level in state administrative structures in the United ...
  • Catholic opinion and United States recognition policy 

    Dougherty, Patrick T. (University of Missouri--Columbia., 1963)
    SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study of the ideas of American Catholic opinion-makers is centered on the controversial issues of Soviet recognition (1917-1933) and the nonrecognition of Peking (1949-1962). The ...
  • The Bucareli Conference and United States-Mexican relations 

    Di Piazza, Daniel D. (University of Missouri--Columbia., 1966)
    This dissertation attempts to explain the role of the Bucareli Conference in the contest between the United States and Mexico from 1914 to approximately 1930. It arose from an interest in the land and oil questions and ...
  • The Office of Governor of the State of Missouri 

    Botner, Stanley Benton (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1963)
    "The purpose of this study is to examine the Office of Governor in Missouri as it exists and functions at the present time, although attention will be given to its historical development. Emphasis will be placed on the ...
  • Politics and ideology in the Kingdom of Callaway 

    Kerr, Charles William (University of Missouri--Columbia., 1963)
    "This is a study of politics in the town of Fulton, the county of Callaway, in the state of Missouri. It is a study which, from one standpoint, is limited in its scope and focus. No attempt is made to describe and to ...
  • The systemc and domestic determinants of antidumping trade remedies 

    Coleman, Tyler (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    [EMBARGOED UNTIL 8/1/2024] Why do firms demand antidumping protectionism? The purpose of this thesis is to analyze how domestic and systemic factors affect national filing patterns throughout the global political economy. ...
  • Out of the green : policy diffusion in the European Green Party 

    Jokinsky Jr., Steven Michael (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    Recent work in the policy diffusion literature shows that left-right policy positions and issue emphasis are influenced by successful political parties abroad. Despite these findings, important questions remain about where ...

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