America's Schizophrenic Immigration Policy Race, Class, and Reason - Ogletree, Charles J.
The historical purpose of American immigration policy was to provide a haven for those fleeing persecution and those seeking prosperity, as well as to satisfy workforce and frontier-expansion needs. However, a survey of U.S. immigration policy reveals that this historical purpose has been distorted and abandoned, if in fact it ever represented our nation's goal. This essay evaluates and critiques the effect that race and politics have had on immigration policy and enforcement, and on the public opinion that shapes our immigration priorities. This essay specifically questions whether immigration laws are equitably applied, without regard to the race or ethnicity...
Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in Westminster elections? Public opinion and electoral franchise reform - Birch, Sarah; Clarke, Harold D.; Whiteley, Paul
Britain has a long and often celebrated history of progressively expanding the electoral franchise. In recent years, the idea has been advanced to allow 16-year-olds to vote in general elections. This article uses data from a July 2013 national survey to examine public attitudes on this topic. These data show that less than one person in six favours lowering the voting age, with a large majority preferring the status quo. Younger—but not the youngest—people, men, working class and lower income persons, self-identified members of the ethnic majority and Scots tend to be most favourably disposed towards lowering the voting age....
Eutanasia: Encuesta de opinión a médicos internistas y pediatras. Medellín, segundo semestre 1998 - Sánchez P, Daniel; Cuartas S, Esteban; Duque G, Ana María; Peláez R, Natalia
This is a descriptive cut-type study, performed during 1998 in the city of Medellin, amongst Internist and Pediatricians with the purpose of determinating their knowledge, opinions and practices of euthanasia. From the total amount of internists and pediatricians (403) registered in 1997 Hospital and Medical phonebook, 118 were inquiered, representing 29.28%. 83% were male, 63.2% under the age of 50, 54% graduated from medical school at the Universidad de Antioquia, 52.5% were internists and 89% classified themselves as christians. The great majority claimed to know euthanasia's definition, and most of them would agree with its use under certain special circumstances;...
Campañas de propaganda en dictadura y democracia: referendos y elecciones de 1947 a 1978 - Romero, Fernando
El trabajo consiste en el estudio de cuatro referendos. Se analiza cada uno de los referendos y las circunstancias de la situación política en cada momento. "Ley de Sucesión - 6 julio 1947.- Nos acercamos a la España de 1947, donde gobierna el General Franco, victorioso de su golpe de estado y guerra civil. Hemos encontrado documentos manuscritos del propio convocante referente a esa Ley que va a proponer a sus súbditos. En otros archivos, referencias a su campaña de propaganda en radio y octavillas; y en las hemerotecas, decenas de anuncios en toda la prensa española. Se evidencian así...
Bagua, un anno dopo. La figura del “politico indigeno” come nuova strategia mediatica del movimento indigeno peruviano - Romio, Silvia
After the experience of the massacre in Bagua ( Peruvian Amazon) on June 2009, the AIDESEP dramatically learned its level of vulnerability against the possibility of the Peruvian state. During this year, the taking of conscience sacrificing activities has led the association to an elaboration of a deep change in the political strategy : we can translate it as an extension of the fight for the recognition of the indigenous population’s rights across the border of the Amazon Rainforest, trying to create a relationship with the Andeans communities and the public opinion.