Dept. of Political Science
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Does decentralization work? An assessment of the causes and consequences of subnational fragmentation in Brazil (2018-06-27)In an effort to spur development and entrench democratization in the late-twentieth century, many developing countries decentralized various central government functions. As countries devolved power to smaller political ...
(2018-04-19)How do voters respond to information about political corruption? Prior research provides conflicting evidence about whether information about political corruption drives voters to participate or withdraw from electoral ...
(2018-04-03)My dissertation explores how social media exposure affects political knowledge among the American public. Political knowledge is central to any understanding of citizen competence, yet key questions remain about how to ...
(2018-04-17)Traumatic life experiences can have profound and lasting effects on survivors’ brains, bodies, and minds. Although a handful of studies have considered the consequences of major events like wars, terrorist attacks, and ...
(2018-02-26)Though more than two-thirds of all children around the world grow up in bilingual environments (Crystal 1997) and more than half of the world's population speak more than one language in everyday life (Grosjean 2010), ...