Browse Dept. of Political Science by Contributor "Gaines, Brian J"

  • Evans, Jillian Elizabeth (2019-07-02)
    Candidate nominations in the U.S. are governed by an intricate system of laws and party rules that vary substantially across the states. The reasons why these laws and rules differ—and the considerations that motivate state ...

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  • Kantack, Benjamin R (2017-08-01)
    Democratic norms suggest that voters should support candidates with whom they agree on the important issues of the day. When voters perceive disagreement between themselves and their preferred candidates, they often ...

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  • Zhang, Wenshuo (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), ...

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  • Reynolds, Evangeline Mae (2016-07-13)
    This dissertation sheds light on the reputational theory of international law, a theory used to explain state behavior in relation to international law. Due to concerns for their reputation, it is argued, countries will ...

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  • Testa, Paul Franz (2016-08-29)
    The intersection of race, justice and politics create a vicious cycle in the U.S. Those most affected by disparities in the current system are the least likely to participate in politics, while those relatively unaffected ...

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