Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Political Science


Our world is a world of change in which very little, if anything, can be considered static or inviolable. As individuals we are daily coming into contact with situations in which we must change to meet varying environmental contingencies. However, rather than using the word "change", perhaps adaptation would be a more acceptable term. The latter is preferable in that it tends better to imply a process and interaction of forces as well as being more flexible and less absolute than "change". What follows is a study centered around the adaptation process, not on an individual basis, but as it relates to a particular political collectivity -- a political party.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Melvin Cohen May, 1974

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