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Where The Sidewalk Ends: Reimagining Urban Place And Governance In Semarang, Indonesia, Emmaleah K. Jones May 2017

Where The Sidewalk Ends: Reimagining Urban Place And Governance In Semarang, Indonesia, Emmaleah K. Jones

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Purpose: This project analyzes the uses of space and geography up the scales of political organization – from the village to the municipal – attempting to find the intersections where physical space meets governance using Semarang, Indonesia as my strategic case. This research employs a biocultural lens, addressing the existing gaps in literature by advancing a framework to function across disciplines and ultimately reconnecting to its practical application in urban planning and design. Such a framework is important in providing a blueprint for building a coherent and supportive structure on which to assess the human impact of design and contribute new “human-centered ...


A Rival To The West? Comparing The Effects Of Chinese And World Bank Health Aid On Health Outcomes In Sub-Saharan Africa, Isabel Jane Docampo May 2015

A Rival To The West? Comparing The Effects Of Chinese And World Bank Health Aid On Health Outcomes In Sub-Saharan Africa, Isabel Jane Docampo

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The international community has come to criticize existing foreign aid practices for their poor coordination, misguided programming, and ineffective implementation strategies. China’s controversial aid policies pose an alternative to dominant Western aid paradigms, as they thwart conventions of conditionality and good governance paramount to traditional donors. This thesis evaluates Chinese health aid as an alternative to Western health aid via the impacts of each on sub-Saharan African health capacity, commitment to health, and overall health outcomes. Results indicate that Chinese aid does not significantly impact health in sub-Saharan Africa, while World Bank aid displays strong significant relationships with improvements ...


Chinese National Identities And Understanding The Decision For War With India In 1962, Yuhao Du Apr 2015

Chinese National Identities And Understanding The Decision For War With India In 1962, Yuhao Du

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The rise of China (PRC) has dominated scholarly debates in recent days. Since China defined territorial integrity as its “core interest”, it is widely viewed as a sign that China is going to assert its territorial claims with its neighbours (including maritime neighbours such as Philippine). With China’s growing military capabilities, China’s territorial disputes with its many neighbours are becoming one of the leading destabilizing concerns in Asia. However, current scholarship on China’s decision-making in its territorial disputes is too sparse for people outside of the Chinese Politburo to devise strategies to stabilize the region. This thesis ...


Good Neighbors: Trade, Culture, And Institutions In The Resolution Of Territorial Disputes, Dylan R. Kolhoff Apr 2014

Good Neighbors: Trade, Culture, And Institutions In The Resolution Of Territorial Disputes, Dylan R. Kolhoff

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The importance of territory is undeniable, and so it is perhaps unsurprising that throughout history territorial disputes have been the principal source of conflict leading to war. However, while wars are often linked to territorial disputes, territorial disputes often pose little risk of war. The differences between the territorial disputes that lead to conflict and those that do not are essential, for within them is the key to identifying the causes of war, predicting sites of future conflict, and preventing conflict.

This research seeks to expand understanding of how violent or peaceful resolutions to territorial disputes are linked with bilateral ...


Commitment Without Control: The Burdensharing Dilemma In The Us-Japan Alliance, Jake A. Douglas Apr 2014

Commitment Without Control: The Burdensharing Dilemma In The Us-Japan Alliance, Jake A. Douglas

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Since the early Cold War, the United States has maintained a system of extended deterrence around the world. Its centerpiece, in contradistinction to other eras of great power politics, has been the physical garrisoning of allied territory. To deter would-be aggressors, Americans have demonstrated with this ‘tripwire’ strategy that they could not possibly avoid involvement. Even so, Washington has often recognized the costs of such a total commitment for intra-alliance management. When an adversary knows the United States is automatically committed, so does the security partner. Although America may not want war and its enemy may be deterred, an ally ...


The Role Of Coercion In Population Planning: The Evidence From Four Asian States, Clarke Martin Cagey Jan 1994

The Role Of Coercion In Population Planning: The Evidence From Four Asian States, Clarke Martin Cagey

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Japan's National Security: Establishing "Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere," Through Official Development Assistance, Miho Hasuo Jan 1992

Japan's National Security: Establishing "Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere," Through Official Development Assistance, Miho Hasuo

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


China's Developing Role In The International Balance Of Power System, Yiqun Pei Jan 1988

China's Developing Role In The International Balance Of Power System, Yiqun Pei

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Discord And Unity: Soviet Dissident Thought, Kevin M. Quinley Jan 1977

Discord And Unity: Soviet Dissident Thought, Kevin M. Quinley

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Post-War Democratization Of Japan: Voting Patterns Of Osaka Prefecture, Hiroyuki Hamada Jan 1974

The Post-War Democratization Of Japan: Voting Patterns Of Osaka Prefecture, Hiroyuki Hamada

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


North Korea And Sino-Soviet Competition, William A. Hazleton Jan 1970

North Korea And Sino-Soviet Competition, William A. Hazleton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.