Political Science. (Abstracts-2003 Annual Meetings)
Internet Regulation of Pornography: A Public Policy Proposal. Svetlana A. Kobzar, Alma College, Department of Communication; home address: 950 Falkirk, Alma, MI 48801; firstname.lastname@example.org
Many policy makers are concerned with the harmful effects that obscene and indecent materials have on children. Over 100,000 pornographic sites are easily accessed for free, often forwarded to the Internet user automatically. With 98 percent of public schools and 95 percent of libraries in the United States connected to the Internet, the new medium offers many educational opportunities for children as well as new dangers. This research evaluates risks that the Internet creates for children, analyzes government attempts to impose regulations on the Internet, and finally offers policy solutions. The Communication Decency Act, Communication Online Protection Act, and Children's Internet Protection Act are analyzed in light of the First Amendment rights. The policy proposal suggests means for balancing the rights of adults and protection of minors.
Construction vs. Development: Regional Governance and Sustainable Transportation. Adam H. Zettel, University of Michigan-Flint, Political Science Department; home address: 8353 Beers Road, Swartz Creek, Ml 48473; Flintguy00@hormail.com
Land use concerning automobile dependency and the difficulty of implementing effective measures to cut be it on the local level has been a growing concern for much of the world community. Automobile-based planning and development over at least the past fifty years has caused serious troubles for North American cities. The problems include urban sprawl, automobile dependency, fragmentation of the city, class and racial segregation, decreases in the tax base of cities, and increase in transportation costs in the suburbs. Implementation is the …
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Publication information: Article title: Political Science. (Abstracts-2003 Annual Meetings). Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Michigan Academician. Volume: 35. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2003. Page number: 103+. © 2008 Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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