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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Economic Foundations of Authoritarian Rule, Clay Robert Fuller

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Partisan Polarization, Social Identity, and Deliberative Democracy in the United States, Ryan Strickler

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Being Strategic: Black Legislative Representation In The Republican-Controlled South Carolina House of Representatives, Willie James Black

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Leaders in Search of the Bomb: Institutional Incentives for Nuclear Decisions, Paige Price Cone

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The Three Dimensionality Model Of State Security And Armed Conflict: Internal And External Dimensions And Lessons From The Middle East, Juri Kim

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The Impact of Supreme Court Precedent in a Judicial Hierarchy, Ali Masood

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How The European Union’s Criteria For Membership Move Public Opinion, Douglas Page

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Information Heterogeneity and Economic Voting: A Cross-National Analysis, Chia-yin Wei

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Nothing is the Matter with Kansas: White Southern Exceptionalism in American Politics, Paul White Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Turkish Foreign Policy Under The Justice And Development Party (AKP): A Paradigm Shift?, Ali Demirdas

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The Liberal Commercial Peace, Regional Considerations: International Relations of Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the European Union Countries, Chienwu Hsueh

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The Political Economy of Property Rights In China: Local Officials, Incentive Structure, And Private Enterprises, Ingrid Yingxia Li

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The Domestic Adoption of International Human Rights Law: the Roles of Regional and National High Courts in Latin America, Rebecca Ann Reid

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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TOWARDS COMMON EUROPEAN ENERGY POLICY, Mariam Dekanozishvili

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Essays on Battle Clusters in Internal Armed Conflicts and Insurgencies: Concept, Causes and Consequences, Chifeng Liu

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The Effects of Political Control and Institutional Structure on State Ethics Commissions, William Jonathan Rauh

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DO AMERICANS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE PREVALENCE OF PREJUDICE IMPACT THEIR RACIAL POLICY PREFERENCES? INVESTIGATING META-STEREOTYPES AS A POTENTIAL CAUSAL MECHANISM, Alexandra Reckendorf

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How Much Do Groups Still Matter to Politics? An Examination of Group Influences on Public Opinion, Lauren E. Smith

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Microfinance and Poverty Reduction: How Risks Associated With Government Policies Affect Whether Microfinance Alleviates Poverty in Latin-America, Brian Warby

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Taking Interests and International Conflict More Seriously, Chong-Han Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Protracted Social Conflict: A Reconceptualization and Case Analysis, Melissa M. C. Beaudoin

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Race, Class, Gender, and Linked Fate: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of African American Political Partisanship, 1996 and 2004, Sherral Yolanda Brown-Guinyard

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Holding International Public-Private Partnership Accountable: An Analysis of Sensitivity and Vulnerability Dynamics In Ghana'S Water Sector Reform and Its Impact On the Target Population, Xi Chen

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The Impact of Ideology and Attorneys On Precedent Usage: An Analysis of State High Courts, Benjamin Kassow

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Environmental Footprints of Violent Conflict, Swapna Pathak

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Economic Agreements and Interstate Conflict: A Policy Substitution Model of Coercion, Matthew Daniel-Marion Shaffer

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Religion, Electoral Rules and Women's Representation: A Cross National Examination, Wafaa Adnan Alaradi

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Postcolonial and Constructivist Theoretical Explanations of Women'S Traditional Agency In Sociopolitical Participation and Reproductive Rights In Present Day Mali and the Pilipinas, Jennifer Almeda

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South Africa In Southern Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Economic Integration In the Southern African Development Community Using Hegemonic Stability Theory, William Andrew Jennings

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The Relationship Between State Dissatisfaction and the Level of Conflict In State Dyads: the Revised Power Transition Theory, Hsiao-chuan Liao

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Fighting In Space: Understanding the Opportunity and Willingness to Pursue Space Weapons, Michael James Martindale

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Capital offenses, Non-Capital offenses, and Party Capability: Habeas Corpus Litigation in U.S. District Courts, Nicholas A. Mostardo

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How Rivalries End: Understanding Dynamics of the Rivalry Termination Process, Soonkun Oh

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State Implementation of the Children's Health Insurance Program: Analyses of Variation In Policy Adoption, Rebecca Layne Russ-Sellers

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Female Legislators and the Power of the Purse: Does Gender Affect Government Spending? A Cross-National Analysis, Jennifer Suzanne Tison

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Judging the Bureaucrats: Understanding the Dynamics of Court-Agency Interaction, Michael P. Fix

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La Ruta Maya: The Effects of tourism and the State On the Political Behavior Choices of the Maya, Heather Lea Hawn

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Presidents and Terminal Logic Behavior: Term Limits and Executive Action In the United States, Brazil, and Argentina, Genevieve M. Kehoe

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The Questions of Compliance With the NPT Regime and Complex Multilateral Nuclear Negotiations: A Comparative Analysis of North Korea and Iran As Defector States, Jihyun Kim

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The Rule of Law In Times of War: A Comparative Analysis of the Effect of War On High Court Decision-Making, Susanne Schorpp

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Between and Beyond Borders: Conflict, International Response, and Forced Migration, Young Hoon Song

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The War On Terrorism In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An Academic Analysis of the Growing Phenomenon of Political Violence In the Kingdom., Faisal M. Al-Madhi

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Re-Defining Public Service In An Era of Networked Governance: An Examination of the Influence of Public Service Motivation On Contractors In Homeland Security, Alexa Haddock Bigwarfe

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The Power and Authority of the Committee On the Rights of the Child, Aleksandra Chauhan

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Does Foreign Direct Investment (Fdi) Affect Conflict? theIntertwined Relationship Between Multinational Corporations (Mncs) and Nation-States, Yi-Hung Chiou

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Counterinsurgency Colonels: The Role of the Practitioner In the Evolution of Modern Counterinsurgency, Garrett Scott DeWitt

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The Geometry of Racial Politics: The Role of Policy Entrepreneurs In Fostering Triangulation Among U.S. Racial and Ethnic Groups, 1800-1964, Athena M. King

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Passionate Political Talk: Social Networks and the Emotional Impact of Political Discussion, Bryan Michael Parsons

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Judges and Their Loyalties: A Comparative Study Focused On the Venezuelan Supreme Court, Raul A. Sanchez Urribarri

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International Law In the Supreme Court of the United States: An Empirical Analysis, Alan Michael Tauber

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Wolves In Chic Clothing: Gender, Media and the Securitization of Female Suicide Bombers, Mekell Mikell

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Gracey, Kellen J. (2017), The macro polity and public opinion in religious context

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Jin, Shuai (2017), Politics of economic inequality in China: government propaganda and public opinion

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Lee, Kyu Young (2017), Political clout of government bondholders: how government bondholders expect and affect states’ conflictual behaviors

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Maltby, Elizabeth (2017), The political origins of racial and ethnic inequality

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Matthews, Abigail Anne (2017), Connected courts: the diffusion of precedent across state supreme courts

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Ritter, Michael James (2017), Accessible electoral systems: state reform laws, election administration, and voter turnout

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Kim, Dongkyu (2015), Foreign direct investment under globalization dilemma: economic insecurity, tax competition, and funding for social welfare

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Kim, Mi-son (2015), Parties without brand names: the causes and consequences of party relabeling

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Kreitzer, Rebecca Jane (2015), Policy making at the margins: the modern politics of abortion

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Schilling, Emily Ursula (2015), Reassessing legislative relationships: capturing interdependence in legislative position taking and votes

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Sung, Kieun (2015), A study on rebel group dynamics and third party intervention

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Thomas, Jason John (2015), Party duration : examining the effects of incumbent party tenure on election outcomes

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Altema McNeely, Natasha Ernst (2013), Take Two on Race and Politics: Reexamining the Origins and Consequences of Electoral Structures in American Cities

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Choudhury, Zahidul Arefin (2013), Politics of natural disaster : how governments maintain legitimacy in the wake of major disasters, 1990-2010

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Chyzh, Olga (2013), Tell me who your friends are: an endogenous model of international trade network formation and effect on domestic political outcomes

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Frost, Amanda Marie (2013), The American Donor: an Exploration of the Modern Individual Donor

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Hamilton, Allison Joy (2013), Competing pathways of the Internet & new media's influence on women political candidates

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Nieman, Mark David (2013), The return on social bonds: the effect of social contracts on international conflict and economics

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Willardson, Spencer L. (2013), Under the influence Of arms: the foreign policy causes and consequences of arms transfers

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Fielder, James Douglas (2012), Dissent in digital: the Internet and dissent in authoritarian states

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Franko, William Walter (2012), The policy consequences of unequal participation

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Greene, Zachary David (2012), Motivating parliament : the policy consequences of party strategy

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Kim, Sang Ki (2012), Third-party intervention in civil wars: motivation, war outcomes, and post-war development

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Kim, Sung Woo (2012), System polarities and alliance politics

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Lee, Jae Mook (2012), The political consequences of elite and mass polarization

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Lefler, Vanessa Ann (2012), Bargaining for peace? Strategic forum selection in interstate conflict management

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Martini, Nicholas Fred (2012), The role of ideology in foreign policy attitude formation

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Park, Hyeon Seok (2012), Partisan politics and corporate tax competition for foreign investment

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Buttorff, Gail Jeanne (2011), Legitimacy and the politics of opposition in the Middle East and North Africa

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Cohen, Alexander H. (2011), Climate, weather, and political behavior

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Darr, Benjamin Joseph (2011), Nationalism and state legitimation in contemporary China

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Kim, Youngwan (2011), The Unveiled power of NGOs: how NGOs influence states' foreign policy behaviors

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McGrath, Robert Joseph (2011), Strategic oversight and the institutional determinants of legislative policy control

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Bowen, Daniel Christopher (2010), District characteristics and the representational relationship

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Clark, Christopher Jude (2010), Unpacking descriptive representation: examining race and electoral representation in the American states

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Day, Jonathan Paul (2010), The strategy of presidential campaigns

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Knoll, Benjamin Richard (2010), Understanding the "New Nativism": causes and consequences for immigration policy attitudes in the United States

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Licht, Amanda Abigail (2010), Private incentives, public outcomes: the role of target political incentives in the success of foreign policy

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Min, Tae Eun (2010), Panethnicity among Asian Americans and Latinos: panethnicity as both a dependent variable and independent variable

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Nemeth, Stephen Charles (2010), A rationalist explanation of terrorist targeting

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Rydberg, James Allen (2010), Bypassing the legislature: how direct democracy affects substantive and symbolic representation