Browse Dissertations and Theses - Political Science by Subject "American politics"

  • Paschall, Collin E (2018-08-27)
    This dissertation investigates why some members of Congress (MCs) commit themselves to lawmaking in the pursuit of changing public policy – in other words, why some MCs behave as policy wonks. While the Framers envisioned ...

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  • Francis, Katherine (2014-09-16)
    Members of Congress have a variety of career experiences before Congress, non-political and political. In this dissertation, I bring together interdisciplinary strands of research on careers and occupational behavior to ...

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  • Williams, Tarah Foster (2017-04-18)
    Tolerating difference is politically consequential. If a society is intolerant, political and social minorities can be subject to consequences ranging from ridicule to the denial of civil liberties to violence. Because ...

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