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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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  • 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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  • Ucaray-Mangitli, Burcu (2016-06-09)
    Modern international relations is a system of hierarchically-organized sovereign entities interacting with each other in the absence of hierarchical structures between them. Building on this observation, Realists and -to ...

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  • Ritchie, Melinda Nell (2015-07-29)
    This dissertation explores how individual members of Congress pursue policy goals by engaging with the bureaucracy. This behavior, which I call “backchannel policymaking”, is a new way of thinking about policymaking and ...

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  • Townsen, Ashly Adam (2015-12-02)
    Conflict scholarship has developed a complex understanding of how socio-economic factors influence the individual choice to join a rebel group, but conflict scholarship also lacks progress an understanding of how an ...

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