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The Work Of An Hour, Michael F. Russo Etc. Jan 2020

The Work Of An Hour, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

This research asks two basic questions: 1) To what extent was the Bush administration’s pro-war propaganda repeated, amplified, and ultimately reported as fact by main stream news agencies? and 2) Is there any correlation between the repetition of the propaganda and popular support for the invasion of Iraq? In other words, can we say news reports helped “sell” the war?


The Annexation Of Hawai'i: A Violation Of Foreign Sovereignty By The United States Of America, Larissa R. Schuermyer May 2019

The Annexation Of Hawai'i: A Violation Of Foreign Sovereignty By The United States Of America, Larissa R. Schuermyer

Honors Projects

The Kingdom of Hawai’i was annexed by the United States of America in 1898 and was given statehood in 1959. Prior to its annexation, the Kingdom of Hawai’i had a legitimate functioning government with sovereign recognition from many in the international arena, including the United States, as early as 1840. This article analyzes current and past definitions of the state and sovereignty, as well as precedence from international law, to determine if the United States violated the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Hawai’i before and during the annexation process. A preponderance of evidence, including explanations of the ...


Classroom Activities For Openstax American Government, Michael Lewkowicz, Dovile Budryte, Scott Boykin, Laura Young, Yohannes Gedamu Apr 2019

Classroom Activities For Openstax American Government, Michael Lewkowicz, Dovile Budryte, Scott Boykin, Laura Young, Yohannes Gedamu

Political Science Ancillary Materials

This new set of classroom activities for OpenStax American Government was created under a Round Eleven Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation and Revision. The materials created in order to support faculty implementing OpenStax American Government in the classroom include:

  • Icebreakers
  • Video Activities
  • Quiz Activities
  • Discussion Activities
  • Brainstorming Activities
  • Team Activities


Globalization’S Effects On Mexico, Andrew Barry Jan 2019

Globalization’S Effects On Mexico, Andrew Barry

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This research paper aims to investigate the effects of economic globalization on the Mexican economy. To contextualize the research presented, a brief historical summary is presented. Economic globalization is examined through trade and foreign investment in México, including Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and portfolio investment. The Mexican economy is measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). This research paper uses data from The World Bank to examine how economic globalization indicators affect the indicators chosen to measure the Mexican economy. The findings of this paper show that there is evidence that the Mexican economy has grown ...


Justice Kennedy, The Supreme Court, And The Christian's Role, Mark Caleb Smith Aug 2018

Justice Kennedy, The Supreme Court, And The Christian's Role, Mark Caleb Smith

Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Dj Returns With Frequent Guest, Prof. Todd Swanstrom, Todd Swanstrom Mar 2018

Dj Returns With Frequent Guest, Prof. Todd Swanstrom, Todd Swanstrom

Todd Swanstrom

No abstract provided.


Carroll College 2018 Exit Poll, Alex Street Jan 2018

Carroll College 2018 Exit Poll, Alex Street

Carroll College Exit Polls

No abstract provided.


Undp And World Bank Development Phrases, M.J. Peterson Jan 2018

Undp And World Bank Development Phrases, M.J. Peterson

Data and Datasets

Coding of the policy-related words or phrases used in the general policy section of each year's Annual Report of the Administrator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank.


Professor Todd Swanstrom Discusses Middle Neighborhoods, Todd Swanstrom Jun 2017

Professor Todd Swanstrom Discusses Middle Neighborhoods, Todd Swanstrom

Todd Swanstrom

Swanstrom joins DJ Wilson to talk professorially about the idea of middle neighborhoods and how approaching community development with a public health lens -- as opposed to that of an ICU -- can be a better model for sustaining diverse neighborhoods.


Carroll College 2017 Exit Poll, Alex Street Jan 2017

Carroll College 2017 Exit Poll, Alex Street

Carroll College Exit Polls

No abstract provided.


Manufacturing Discrimination: A Quantitative Analysis Of Felon Disenfranchisement Laws, Andrew Chiang Jan 2017

Manufacturing Discrimination: A Quantitative Analysis Of Felon Disenfranchisement Laws, Andrew Chiang

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Felon disenfranchisement laws pose a unique threat to the fundamental ideal of our democracy that every individual deserves equal representation in government. Drawing from the literature on felon disenfranchisement, these laws have racially discriminatory effects by disproportionately depriving black and other minority voters of their voting rights. This paper analyzes the claims made by the academic community through the use of statistical techniques to assess their overall effectiveness at predicting both patterns of felon disenfranchisement laws across states today and the changing strictness of felon disenfranchisement laws since the turn of the century. Ultimately, this paper finds the claims made ...


Rising Assertiveness Versus Peaceful Development: Making Sense Of China’S Ambivalent International Behavior, Lukas K. Danner Nov 2016

Rising Assertiveness Versus Peaceful Development: Making Sense Of China’S Ambivalent International Behavior, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

In the past few years, especially after the 2008 global financial crisis, China has become more assertive, not just in its military posture but also in its diplomatic affairs and economic interactions. Despite this rising assertiveness, China’s grand strategy officially remains that of ‘Peaceful Development.’ In consequence, scholars have disagreed about the trajectory of China’s grand strategy in light of its often ambivalent behavior. To explain this ambivalence, this article will take a closer empirical look at  two important developments regarding China’s international affairs: The softening on China’s preoccupation with territorial integrity and sovereignty has been ...


2016 Primary Election And Caucus Data, Carrie M. Pirmann, Emily Sherwood, Emily Tevebaugh Sep 2016

2016 Primary Election And Caucus Data, Carrie M. Pirmann, Emily Sherwood, Emily Tevebaugh

Election Data

The data contained in this dataset cover the 2016 Presidential Primary and Caucus election season. Results are reported for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Data were sourced from finalized (certified) state election board results wherever possible. All data is reported at the county level unless otherwise noted. Refer to the 2016 Primary Election Data Sources document for a full list of data sources.

Results for Alaska, Colorado (Democratic only), Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington state are for these states caucuses. The vote totals reported are raw numbers of votes.

Data for North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming is not included ...


Nuclear Weapons And Nato_Is It Safer To Deter Or To Disarm?, Erika Simpson May 2016

Nuclear Weapons And Nato_Is It Safer To Deter Or To Disarm?, Erika Simpson

Political Science Publications

Debates about whether to retain or abolish nuclear weapons have intensified. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) maintains its nuclear weapons are essential to the alliance’s security. NATO’s 2010 Strategic Concept reasserted in 2014 that, “As long as nuclear weapons exist, NATO will remain a nuclear alliance.” Conversely, many observers of the negotiations regarding the United Nations (UN) Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) argue the Nuclear Weapon States (NWS) in the 28-member NATO alliance are obliged to move NATO’s posture toward nuclear disarmament rather than deterrence. The resarch project analyses the arguments in favour of the ...


How Movie References Can Make Teaching Theories More Accessible, Lukas K. Danner Apr 2016

How Movie References Can Make Teaching Theories More Accessible, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Todd Swanstrom On Suburban Poverty And Weak Government, Todd Swanstrom Jan 2016

Todd Swanstrom On Suburban Poverty And Weak Government, Todd Swanstrom

Todd Swanstrom

Todd Swanstrom, the Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at UMSL, describes how private and public institutions continue to oppress the poor through predatory lending, predatory policing and an oppressive court system. Swanstrom contends that North County suburban lives are increasingly brittle and difficult, but those lives could improve through stronger and better government.


Carroll College 2016 Exit Poll, Alex Street Jan 2016

Carroll College 2016 Exit Poll, Alex Street

Carroll College Exit Polls

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Intergovernmental Relations, Elizabeth D. Fredericksen, Stephanie L. Witt, David C. Nice Dec 2015

The Politics Of Intergovernmental Relations, Elizabeth D. Fredericksen, Stephanie L. Witt, David C. Nice

Stephanie L. Witt

Thoroughly revised with up-to-date coverage of the evolving political demands being placed on all levels of government in the United States. Features a new chapter on Native American Tribes and their complex relations with the federal, states’ and local governments. New chapter on the development of networks of public, business and nonprofit organizations that work together to implement public policy.


Syllabus Cpo 3104 (U01): Politics Of The European Union (Spring 2016) Dec 2015

Syllabus Cpo 3104 (U01): Politics Of The European Union (Spring 2016)

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

This course is an introduction to the structures, policies and current political issues of the European Union (EU). The focus will be on the institutions and policies of the EU as overarching integration project in Europe and its impact on the member states. This course examines the policymaking structures and functions of EU institutions, transitions and integration with particular attention to political cultures and the tension with national politics in Europe. The course will include a combination of lecture and discussions as well as some interactive learning exercises.


Contra Politanism: Against The Moral Teleology Of Political Forms, Jacob T. Levy, Stefan Sciaraffa, François Tanguay-Renaud Oct 2015

Contra Politanism: Against The Moral Teleology Of Political Forms, Jacob T. Levy, Stefan Sciaraffa, François Tanguay-Renaud

François Tanguay-Renaud

Jacob T. Levy, Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory Professor of Political Science Associate member, Department of Philosophy, McGill University, talks about forms of political organization, moral purposes, and the influence of social technologies.

Respondent: Stefan Sciaraffa, McMaster University


Todd Swanstrom On "Rebound" Neighborhoods, Todd Swanstrom Jul 2015

Todd Swanstrom On "Rebound" Neighborhoods, Todd Swanstrom

Todd Swanstrom

UMSL Professor Todd Swanstrom discusses “rebound” neighborhoods in St. Louis and how the decline of mixed income neighborhoods is a growing concern.


Explaining The Persistence Of Female Genital Mutilation In Egypt, Kristen R. Darling May 2015

Explaining The Persistence Of Female Genital Mutilation In Egypt, Kristen R. Darling

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This project examines the persistence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Egypt, despite a legislative ban on the practice in 2008. Between 100 and 140 million girls and women worldwide have undergone FGM, with 27.2 million women cut in Egypt alone. The procedure involves the alteration of aspects of the female genitalia, including removal of the clitoris or narrowing of the vaginal opening. While many contend that the practice continues because of traditional, cultural, or even religious norms, I argue that FGM remains prevalent in Egypt because of a widespread lack of education on the subject, exacerbated by the ...


The Debate On China’S Grand Strategy, Lukas K. Danner Apr 2015

The Debate On China’S Grand Strategy, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Robin Hableton And Todd Swanstrom Talk About Leadership And Inclusive Cities, Todd Swanstrom Apr 2015

Robin Hableton And Todd Swanstrom Talk About Leadership And Inclusive Cities, Todd Swanstrom

Todd Swanstrom

No abstract provided.


American Government (Lecture Slides), Julie Lester, Christopher Lawrence Apr 2015

American Government (Lecture Slides), Julie Lester, Christopher Lawrence

Political Science Ancillary Materials

Revision 2: 10/12/2016

This set of lecture slides for American Government in a .zip compressed file was created under a Round One ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include the constitution, political participation, the media, and civil liberties.


Review: Halper, Stefan A. Beijing Consensus: Legitimizing Authoritarianism In Our Time. New York, Ny: Basic Books, [2010] 2012. 336 Pp., Lukas K. Danner Mar 2015

Review: Halper, Stefan A. Beijing Consensus: Legitimizing Authoritarianism In Our Time. New York, Ny: Basic Books, [2010] 2012. 336 Pp., Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


What Makes An Ex‐Combatant Happy? A Micro‐Analysis Of Disarmament, Demobilization, And Reintegration In South Sudan., Anup Phayal, Prabin B. Khadka, Clayton L. Thyne Dec 2014

What Makes An Ex‐Combatant Happy? A Micro‐Analysis Of Disarmament, Demobilization, And Reintegration In South Sudan., Anup Phayal, Prabin B. Khadka, Clayton L. Thyne

Anup Phayal

No abstract provided.


Securitization And De-Securitization In The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Territorial Dispute, Lukas K. Danner Nov 2014

Securitization And De-Securitization In The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Territorial Dispute, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

Recently, the territorial dispute over the Diaoyu, or Senkaku, Islands in the East China Sea has flamed up between China and Japan. This conflict deserves further attention because of its potential of being the spark to unleash a Sino-Japanese firefight. However, this was not the first time the two Northeast Asian great power rivals have at least verbally fought over who is the rightful owner to the resource-rich archipelago and surrounding waters. The controversy can be traced from post-World War II, over the 1970s and 1990s, to today. The entire process of this largely verbal fistfight can be best understood ...


Review: Yueh, Linda. China’S Growth: The Making Of An Economic Superpower. New York, Ny: Oxford University Press, 2013. 384 Pp., Lukas K. Danner Mar 2014

Review: Yueh, Linda. China’S Growth: The Making Of An Economic Superpower. New York, Ny: Oxford University Press, 2013. 384 Pp., Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


以地区安全复合体理论解读钓鱼岛/尖阁诸岛冲突 [A Regional Security Complex Account Of The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute], Lukas K. Danner Jan 2014

以地区安全复合体理论解读钓鱼岛/尖阁诸岛冲突 [A Regional Security Complex Account Of The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute], Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.