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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

William Lyon Mackenzie King: The Corporate Man

Ropel-Morski, Hermina P. January 1978 (has links)
<p>This study consists of an examination of the political philosophy of William Lyon Mackenzie King. An examination of King's book Industry and Humanity reveals his political philosophy, as expressed in his book, to be that of corporatism. Although a professed liberal and leader of the Liberal Party in Canada for many years, King's advocation of corporatism as a means of overcoming industrial and social conflicts, is seen as a conservative measure. <br /> King's success as a labour conciliator in industrial disputes during the early years of this century and later political success earned him the name of "conciliator". However in this study it is argued that King was in fact a "controller" of events. Data provided by the King diaries and other material in the literature has been utilized within the framework of Object-Relations theory. Within this framework inferences have been drawn to show that King was in fact a "controller" and not a "conciliator" due in part to an obsessive-compulsive personality.</p> / Master of Arts (MA)

Ethnicity (Tribe) as a Socializing Agent in Nigerian Political Integration: The Case of the Ibos

Iwuji, Nnadozie Maurice 10 1900 (has links)
<p>This Thesis seeks to demonstrate that ethnic cleavages on the part of the major Nigerian groups (the Hausa-Fulani, the lbo, and the Yoruba) coupled with the very nature of the British colonial heritage, made political integration impossible in Nigeria's first Republic. Nigeria was created artificially by the British to enhance Colonial objectives; there were not enough attempts by the Colonial administration to create a unified state. Moreover, 'Westernization' which has been usually associated with 'development' did not spread evenly across the country. The result, therefore, was competitive ethnic antagonism between the 'Westernized' Ibo and Yoruba on the one hand, and the 'non-Westernized' Hausa - Fulani on the other . This led to the ethnic political parties fighting bitterly to maximize their positions in national politics: elections were rigged, census figures distorted and undemocratic practices became rampant . The Army took over the government in a coup d'etat in January, 1966 and its aftermath was a civil war that finally destroyed the first Republic (1966 – 70).<br /><br />This work is therefore concluding with the argument that, given the fragile nature of Nigeria's political existence, there should have been attempts on the Nigerian ethnic groups to accommodate one another through a form of elite cartel at the centre . An arrangement of this nature is usually known in the literature as "consociational democracy" (elite accommodation). Perhaps such a measure might have saved the state from crumbling the way it did.</p> / Master of Arts (MA)

The Internal Decision Making Structure of the Federal New Democratic Party; Its Impact on Policy and Leadership Selection

Turnbull, Gay Leslie 05 1900 (has links)
<p>This study examines the relationship between the internal decision making and administrative structure of the federal New Democratic Party and the Party's policy outlook. Other work done on the NDP has tended to concentrate on the influence Canadian political culture has exerted on the Party's policy perspective.<br /><br />The thesis argues that although the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation initially put forward a platform containing liberal and socialist elements, liberalism now has an overwhelming influence on the NDP's programme. The examination of the NDP's internal organization reveals that it has fostered the adoption of a liberal approach by the Party. Within the NDP's organization, the leadership and policy selection processes, the importance of the parliamentary caucus relative to the Party, the nature of organizations affiliated with the NDP, and the relationship between the federal and provincial sections of the Party have combined to encourage a liberal policy perspective.<br /><br />In conclusion, it is argued that the assumption of a more socialistic policy perspective by the NDP could be facilitated by changes in its organization. The assumption of such an approach is dependent upon the Party strengthening its federal section, enlarging the presence of its left wing in the leadership, and increasing the proportion of seats held by the NDP in the House of Commons.</p> / Master of Arts (MA)

The Influence of the Roman Catholic Church on Modernization in Colombia

Brisbin, Louise Virginia January 1977 (has links)
<p>This thesis examines the influence of the Roman Catholic Church on the modernization of Colombia. Although a history of the Church's political involvement is included, the major emphasis is on the recent changes in the role of the Church in Colombia that have been prompted by the Vatican and by pressure from leftist priests within the country. The activities of various groups of these progressive priests are examined and the validity of their contribution to the modernization process is questioned. Despite the struggles of the leftist clergy, it is concluded that because of the position of the hierarchy of the Colombian Church and the nature of the Church's ties to developed countries, unless there are further radical changes in the position of the Colombian Church, it will not be a significant force in the necessary restructuring of Colombian society.</p> / Master of Arts (MA)

Political Obligation and the Technological

Chanter, Peter David January 1972 (has links)
<p>This thesis will examine the two most prevelant forms of political obligation in the modern<br />world and, after describing the technological society, will assess the two theories in light of the needs of that society.</p> / Master of Arts (MA)

Electoral Cleavages in Metropolitan Hamilton: An Ecological Analysis of the Federal and Provincial Elections, 1962- 1972

Bailey, Harold Rognvaldson Dickson January 1973 (has links)
<p>This thesis is concerned with the electoral cleavages in Metropolitan Hamilton as demonstrated during the 1963, 1967 and 1971 Provincial elections and the 1962, 1965, 1968 and 1972 Federal elections. Through the use of ecolgocial data found in the 1961 census bulletins and the poll-by-poll election results for the above elections an effort is made here to examine sources of consistent party support and areas of fluctuation. Thus, this thesis has attempted to demonstate that there are distinct social class differences between sources of party support in the study area. The data presented in this thesis is analyzed in order to provide a descriptive picture of voting patterns in Metropolitan Hamilton and the relationship this has with the nature of federal and provincial electoral politics in the province of Ontario.</p> / Master of Arts (MA)

International Organizations versus Developing Nations: The Case of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)

Addo, Christian Herbert 10 1900 (has links)
<p>This thesis examines the policy evolution of the General Agreement on Tariffs and trade (GATT) with the aim of finding out what policy changes the GATT has effected during 1948-67 to enable the GATT to contrihute more towards economic development in the developing nations.</p> <p>The thesis attempts to evaluate the contrihution of the GATT to ascertain GATT's effectiveness in aiding economic development.</p> <p>It also discusses the motivations that lead developed nations to give aid through the GATT to the developing nations.</p> / Master of Arts (MA)

The Council of the Northwest Territories: A Study of Political Development in the North

Hardie, Murray S. 08 1900 (has links)
Master of Arts (MA)

The Selection of Leaders in the Major Political Parties of Britain and Canada since 1945

Beavin, Andrews Hugh January 1968 (has links)
<p>A description of the leadership selection methods employed by the Conservative and Labour Parties in Britain and the Progressive Conservative and Liberal Parties in Canada since 1945. The methods of selection are illustrated by reference to case studies. The ecamination of the processes of leadership selection is especially related to Robert Michels' theories concerning oligarchy and the leadership of political parties.</p> / Master of Arts (MA)

Anarchism as a Rejection of Bourgeois Individualism: An Examination of the Concepts of Property and Morality in the Writings of Kropotkin, Tucker, and Stirner

Harrington, Kathleen Sheila January 1977 (has links)
<p>This work seeks to demonstrate, through an examination of the writings of Peter A. Kropotkin and Benjamin R. Tucker, that the communist and individualist schools of anarchist theory differ less in spirit and in underlying commitment than in their prescriptive measures; that each entails a fundamental break with liberalism over the notion of equality and ultimately finds itself more consistently in the socialist than anarchist tradition in political thought. Anarchism entails more truly a rejection than a projection of bourgeois individualism.<br />Moreover, it will be argued that the one exception to this is Max Stirner--a man who shared the anarchists' disdain for bourgeois social arrangements while adhering to the bourgeois notion of man. His vision is one of chaos not 'anarchy'.</p> / Master of Arts (MA)

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