(2012) An Anthology of Contending Views on International Security, https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=31633
Editors: David Walton (University of Western Sydney, Australia), Michael Frazier (Howard University, Washington D.C.): New York: Nova Science Publishing Company.
The book is an anthology exploring topics such as poverty, rural development, the status of women, reductions in HIV/AIDS, international security, understanding the roots of terrorism, and globalization in China, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
The text provides a conceptual model with diversity at the center to help students distinguish the presence of reoccurring themes of development, politics, and public administration in each of the 19 essays in the book.
The work is one of the first, in-depth empirical studies gauging the effectiveness of state export agencies. The book offers a close-up view of four states: Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, and Virginia. The text uses the theoretical framework of Mazmanian and Sabatier to examine how well states develop business orientations.
The Journal of Federalism, vol. 22, No 4, Philadelphia: CSF Associates, 2002 commented, “Frazier has written a thoughtful and significant contribution to literature dealing with the issues surrounding the evaluation of government export programs.
The 150+ page edition is dedicated to the centenary of the birth of Ralph J. Bunche who was instrumental in establishing the Department of Government at Howard University and served as professor and Chair.
Bunche was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 for his exceptional leadership in forging a settlement of earlier conflicts between the newly created state of Israel and surrounding Arab states opening the door to greater stability in the region.
This 100+ issue is dedicated to seven individuals selected from a roster of hundreds whose careers are exemplary of leadership and service and their connection to Howard University. These individuals include Nelson Mandela, General Lester Lyles (USAF), H.P. Swygert, W.E. B. Dubois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and 2 others.
Subjects included in the edition include, International Relations, Defense Policy, Political Theory, Black Politics, American Government, Civil Rights, and Howard & U.S. Department of State relationship.
The volume highlights the contributions of The Department of Political Science in providing leadership for America since 1928.
Included in this issue are the remarks of the late U.S. Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown at the Howard University Commencement, Saturday, May 8, 1993.
Other articles focus on Balkan Security, Japan, Nigeria, New Zealand and USA, the Million Man March, Information Warfare, and other subjects.
The volume’s theme is “Howard University presence in international affairs.” There are international students representing 106 countries from 106 countries located on 4 continents, and 12 islands in the Caribbean and of the coast of Africa.
In the Chair’s Page, Dr. Ronald Walters argues the economic consolidation of Europe is having a negative affect upon Africa, in declining terms of trade for African countries. He goes on to explain why “U.S. public policy is going in the wrong direction …”.
The edition features articles associated with President William Jefferson Clinton visit to Howard University including Ronald Walter’s “Clinton and the African American Vote.
Other articles focus on U.S. Policy and the Dissolution of Yugoslavia, Cuba and Caribbean Integration, Malcolm X, Social Change and Cultural Politics, and African Americans in the Political Science Profession.
Government & Politics Journal, 1st ed. Michael Frazier Editor, Department of Political Science, Washington, DC: Howard University, 1991.
In the inaugural edition of the publication it was called a newsletter and featured 20 pages of short essays which focused on the election of the Department of Political Science alumni Sharon Pratt Dixon, the Areocentric Concept at HU, War in the Gulf, and News and Views from Capitol Hill.
The publication features a photo essay that includes images of Nelson Mandela at the Washington Convention Center and four new faculty members to the Department of Political Science, Governor L. Douglass, and Ronald Brown, Chair of the DNC.
The assessment report provides recommendation and judgments about various programs and projects funded from the $25 million for 5 years from the U.S. Government’s Northern European Initiative (NEI) policy.
The study highlights the resource and management challenges facing the implementers and the decisions made to address the problems in the Northern European region.
Representative Bureaucracy: The Politics of Access to Policy-Making Positions in the Federal Executive Service ,” Journal of Personnel Administration. Alexandria, VA.: International Public Management Association for Human Resources, 2013. Michael Frazier, Ronald C. Clark, and Holna Oche
ABSTRACT: Does the bureaucracy represent the interests of the public or react to the partisan and ideological demands of political principals? This study utilizes data from the federal workforce reports and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)’s Central Personnel Data File (CPDF) to demonstrate that partisanship and ideology influence the demographic composition of the federal senior executives. The analysis indicates that fluctuation between administrations is largely attributed to presidents nominating and appointing individuals that share similar ideological views. The analysis also suggests that political control by ideologically-driven principals has the potential to perpetuate divisiveness over polarizing issues. The partisan and ideological influences that continue to influence access to policy-making positions contribute to the perpetuation of patterned disparities in the representation of interests and undermine government performance.
Globalization and Democracy: Dilemmas and Prospects
Michael Frazier, Dainia Lawes, Kemyta Terry and Camila Pereira (2012) An Anthology of Contending Views on International Security, https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=31633
Editors: David Walton (University of Western Sydney, Australia), Michael Frazier (Howard University, Washington D.C.): New York: Nova Science Publishing Company
ABSTRACT: This investigation is a comparative analysis of the seeds of strife in four democracies, the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), South Africa and Brazil. To this end, the investigation highlights social psychological dimensions of culture and race as they affect included and excluded groups within these diverse societies. For the USA and the UK, the analytical focus is on immigration policy, while the South Africa and Brazil investigation will be on how inequality and cultural diversity have been continuous sources of social conflict. The thread that links these countries is their deep commitment to democracy, freedom, civil liberties and capitalism. Complicating their ability to achieve these goals are factors that limit the equal protection of citizens’ rights, and maintenance of healthy economies and domestic tranquility. Among the factors investigated is the goal of integrating diverse ethno-racial groups into the evolving polity and socio-economic systems. The articulated role of government in each country is to minimize societal strife within the context of democratic public policy decision-making. A product of the investigation is a menu of public policy choices that enhance democracy and diversity in these countries.
This report seeks to explain the broader intergovernmental audience the place of the National Guard in the Federal System. It Explores:
Questions of constitutional balance involving dual control of the Guard by the federal and state governments;
Concern over the future of the National Guard in the context of both national security strategy and state needs; and
Opportunities for improved intergovernmental cooperation between the federal, and state governments in control and operation of the Guard.