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Fear And Freedom Are At War - Privacy V. Security, Ryan Hennigan Apr 2019

Fear And Freedom Are At War - Privacy V. Security, Ryan Hennigan

Political Science Capstone Research Papers

This paper deals with the seemingly unending balancing act of privacy versus security. To highlight this issue, the topic of discussion is the USA PATRIOT Act and the 9/11 background leading to its passage. Also, covered in the introduction is the state and apparatus of the U.S. intelligence community pre-9/11. As for the specifics of the law, this paper explores Section 213, dealing with the nature of warrants and their changing use in the fight against terrorism, Section 214, regarding wiretaps, including everything from the purpose of the device to the use of warrants to employ them ...


Donald J. Trump: The Second Coming Of Andrew Jackson?, Kevin Elijah Fair Apr 2019

Donald J. Trump: The Second Coming Of Andrew Jackson?, Kevin Elijah Fair

Political Science Capstone Research Papers

Since the election of Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Presidency in 2016, many political scientists have been searching for a complete and holistic understanding of how Mr. Trump was able to accomplish what seemed to be an impossible feat. There is no question that Trump utilized a wave of populism for his 2016 victory, but what kind of populism did Trump use in his campaign? After researching and reviewing what other scholars have written, Trump utilized the Jacksonian tradition of populism in 2016. However, this raised the follow-up question: how was he able to utilize Jacksonianism? Some contemporary ...


Eyes On The Money: How Realist Economic Policy Facilitates The Modern Surveillance State In The Usa And The Prc, Benjamin Warder Dec 2018

Eyes On The Money: How Realist Economic Policy Facilitates The Modern Surveillance State In The Usa And The Prc, Benjamin Warder

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

This paper examines the manner in which the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China, as the world’s leading economic superpowers, pursue a generally realist international relations approach to maintaining and securing their bases of economic power, and how this purpose translates into the development and proliferation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera networks in major cities as a means of protecting those cities as economic hubs crucial to the national economy. Two research questions guide the paper. First, how does each state demonstrate realist policies in the process of securing economic centers and the ...


Seeing Green Through The Eyes Of National Oil Companies: A Comparison Of Gazprom’S And Petrobras’ Environmental Sustainability, Jesse A. Thompson Dec 2018

Seeing Green Through The Eyes Of National Oil Companies: A Comparison Of Gazprom’S And Petrobras’ Environmental Sustainability, Jesse A. Thompson

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

The case studies of Gazprom and Petrobras are used to compare the interaction and relation between national oil companies, the state government and environmental policy. Specifically the paper seeks to address how the policy and interaction between the state government and the NOCs affect sustainable development of the preservation of the environment. The methodology used is set out by senior research international scholar, Eduardo Viola. He examines the state government’s position on the climate through three criteria: reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, domestic climate policies and the state’s international standing on the issue. The United Nations Framework ...


21st Century Javelin Catchers: White House Organization And The Chief Of Staff, Molly Schwall Dec 2018

21st Century Javelin Catchers: White House Organization And The Chief Of Staff, Molly Schwall

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

This research discusses the impact that White House organization has on the roles of chief of staff. The paper begins with an overview of the major models of White House organization and the roles typically performed by chief of staff. By examining the impact of organizational difficulties faced by the chiefs of staff in the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama through case studies, this research seeks to situate the major roles of chief of staff within White House organization to examine the impact of organization on chief of staff performance. The findings of the case studies suggest ...


A Call To Peace: How Third-Party Actors And Frameworks Impacted The Peace Processes Of Northern Ireland And Colombia, Esther K. Holm Dec 2018

A Call To Peace: How Third-Party Actors And Frameworks Impacted The Peace Processes Of Northern Ireland And Colombia, Esther K. Holm

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

Northern Ireland and Colombia both serve as excellent case studies on how the end of the Cold War impacted peace processes. Both countries experienced conflicts that begun in the Cold War era and underwent peace processes in the post-Cold War era. As such, studying them reveals characteristics of post-Cold War peace processes. For example, both Northern Ireland and Colombia showcase the important role that third-party actors play in modern conflict mediation. Both countries benefited greatly from mediation conducted by international organization, other countries, and individuals. Furthermore, both countries demonstrate the importance of frameworks in any successful peace negotiation. This paper ...


Bridges And Bandits On The Road To The New Jerusalem: A Study Of The Correlation Between Immigration And Terrorism, Amy C. Searl, Stanley G. Schwartz, Ethan Beck, Unix Diza, Jana M. Minich Apr 2017

Bridges And Bandits On The Road To The New Jerusalem: A Study Of The Correlation Between Immigration And Terrorism, Amy C. Searl, Stanley G. Schwartz, Ethan Beck, Unix Diza, Jana M. Minich

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

In late January of 2017, President Trump signed an executive order banning non-American citizens traveling into the United States from seven different countries. The title of the order was, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” As implied, the stated purpose was to limit the number of immigrants in order to avoid future attacks. For the order to serve a purpose, immigration must play a role in terrorism. Thus, the essential point of disagreement is whether a connection exists between the influx of migrants—especially those from terror-prone nations—and the occurrence of terrorist activity in ...


Distinguishing Marks: The Politics Of The First Great Awakening, Amy C. Searl Apr 2017

Distinguishing Marks: The Politics Of The First Great Awakening, Amy C. Searl

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Few people spend much time thinking about the revivals of the 1700s on the American continent. Most Christians who do probably see the evangelical movement from about 1730 through the 1740s as a clear outpouring of God’s Spirit. In the heat of the moment, though, not all were convinced that the revivals were from God. The First Great Awakening challenged the traditional theology in the colonies, pushing boundaries and forcing churches to wrestle with new issues. The revivals started in local areas, but soon spread throughout the colonies. Without a doubt, the Great Awakening permanently altered the face of ...


Promise That You Will Sing About Me: Kendrick Lamar In Posterity, Brandon Apol Apr 2017

Promise That You Will Sing About Me: Kendrick Lamar In Posterity, Brandon Apol

Music and Worship Student Presentations

Sometimes it would seem that the quietest moments turn out to have the loudest repercussions. This would seem to be a consistent case for twenty eight-year old Kendrick Lamar, whose career has been defined by surprise and unannounced publications of music that shortly afterward are spun into respected works of art. With an album that no one anticipated going to the 2013 Grammy awards, another album that leaked a week ahead of schedule (and brought Kendrick 5 Grammys), and an album that was released with almost no warning whatsoever, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth makes headlines with his art; of this there ...


Second-Tier Secessionism In Europe: How Has Support For Independence In Wales, Wallonia, And Galicia Changed With Increasing Claims In Scotland, Flanders, And Catalonia?, Glen M.E. Duerr Apr 2016

Second-Tier Secessionism In Europe: How Has Support For Independence In Wales, Wallonia, And Galicia Changed With Increasing Claims In Scotland, Flanders, And Catalonia?, Glen M.E. Duerr

History and Government Faculty Presentations

This paper examines the contemporary situation of “second-tier” secessionist movements such Wales in the UK in comparison to Scotland, Wallonia in Belgium in comparison to Flanders, as well as Galicia in Spain in comparison to Catalonia.


Biblically Speaking: A Day Of Politics At Cedarville University, Mark Caleb Smith Feb 2016

Biblically Speaking: A Day Of Politics At Cedarville University, Mark Caleb Smith

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Thinking About God And Government, Mark Caleb Smith Oct 2015

Thinking About God And Government, Mark Caleb Smith

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Human Nature And The Christian, Marc A. Clauson Oct 2015

Human Nature And The Christian, Marc A. Clauson

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Transformed Minds, Marc A. Clauson, Robert G. Parr, Mark Caleb Smith, Richard P. Tison, Thomas S. Mach Oct 2015

Transformed Minds, Marc A. Clauson, Robert G. Parr, Mark Caleb Smith, Richard P. Tison, Thomas S. Mach

Faculty Books

In this brief collection of essays, professors who teach in the Department of History and Government at Cedarville University explore the biblical foundation for the academic disciplines unique to their Department. The Excerpt (above) contains the full text of the book.


In Defense Of The Spratly Islands: The Philippines' Bilateral Defense Policy Against A Looming China, Eric S. Cruz Apr 2015

In Defense Of The Spratly Islands: The Philippines' Bilateral Defense Policy Against A Looming China, Eric S. Cruz

International Studies Capstone Research Papers

This research paper examines how China’s encroachment of the Spratly Islands has forced the Philippines to increase their dependency on bilateral defense agreements with the United States. Beginning with the significance of the Asia – Pacific in the 21st century and its key waterway, the South China Sea, this paper examines the Spratly Island dispute beginning in 1995 and continuing to present. Both China’s actions in claiming territory and the Philippines’ strategy of intensifying their ties with the U.S. are detailed throughout. The Philippines have found it essential to take such actions as Chinese aggression has increased ...


New Start From Old Beginnings?, Michaela Ruhlmann Apr 2015

New Start From Old Beginnings?, Michaela Ruhlmann

History Capstone Research Papers

This paper examines the extent of which START I and New START achieved effective balance of power between the United States and Russia. It addresses the purpose, agreements and the impact of START I and New Start on the effectiveness in accomplishing global balance of power. This paper argues that while the original START I accomplished a global balance of power by equalizing reduction of nuclear arsenals in both countries, but that New START did not accomplish a long-term global balance of power. To best demonstrate this, “New START from Old Beginnings?” covers START I’s historical context, examine its ...


Central Government And Secession, Tyler Zuch Apr 2015

Central Government And Secession, Tyler Zuch

Political Science Capstone Research Papers

Governments and countries throughout history have risen and fallen while some have carried on through the years. However, some countries look very different from when they existed in previous times. Rulers and leaders have utilized many responses to rebellions and secessionist movements. These responses range from bloody and/or political repression, devolution, simply declaring secession unconstitutional or illegal, economic concessions/incentives, or even simply ignoring the problem. There is not only the debate as to what is the best way to put down a rebellion or secessionist movement, but also what is the right/moral response that the government should ...


Religious Freedom And American History: Reasons To Thank God, Mark Caleb Smith Oct 2014

Religious Freedom And American History: Reasons To Thank God, Mark Caleb Smith

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Praying For Our Leaders, Mark Caleb Smith Jul 2014

Praying For Our Leaders, Mark Caleb Smith

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Political Affiliation Demographics Of The Student Body, Daniel Nelson, Glen M.E. Duerr, Chi-En Hwang Apr 2014

The Political Affiliation Demographics Of The Student Body, Daniel Nelson, Glen M.E. Duerr, Chi-En Hwang

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

There is little question that higher education within the United States is largely perceived as a liberal organ. Indeed, within both the professorate and the student body, the liberal demographic has maintained a steady and often dramatic majority. A modest liberalization effect has been found among students across the nation, and those within the social sciences have exhibited greater-than-average liberal-to-conservative ratios. Stemming from both stereotypes and general data, many politically conservative affiliates have trumpeted their political ideologues as the alienated, maligned, and even persecuted minority. From accusations of liberal indoctrination to the dismissal of opposing views, many conservatives have heatedly ...


Starting From Scripture, Thomas S. Mach Apr 2014

Starting From Scripture, Thomas S. Mach

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Rendering To God And Caesar: Critical Readings For American Government, Mark Caleb Smith, Jewerl Maxwell, Marc Clauson, Kevin F. Sims, David L. Rich, Andrew Travis Jan 2014

Rendering To God And Caesar: Critical Readings For American Government, Mark Caleb Smith, Jewerl Maxwell, Marc Clauson, Kevin F. Sims, David L. Rich, Andrew Travis

Kevin F. Sims, Ph.D.

To understand American government is, at minimum, to recognize religion's profound influence on our culture and, by extension, our politics." So state the editors of this outstanding collection of 55 readings that survey the function and purpose of American government from its founding to the present. Rendering to God and Caesar is mostly comprised of primary sources, including founding documents, Supreme Court cases, and momentous speeches. Grouped into six unifying sections with introductions that tie the individual works together and point to their significance, each article is introduced as well by brief comments to highlight specific features or issues ...


Rendering To God And Caesar: Critical Readings For American Government, Mark Caleb Smith, Jewerl Maxwell, Marc A. Clauson, Kevin F. Sims, David L. Rich, Andrew Travis Jan 2014

Rendering To God And Caesar: Critical Readings For American Government, Mark Caleb Smith, Jewerl Maxwell, Marc A. Clauson, Kevin F. Sims, David L. Rich, Andrew Travis

Faculty Books

To understand American government is, at minimum, to recognize religion's profound influence on our culture and, by extension, our politics." So state the editors of this outstanding collection of 55 readings that survey the function and purpose of American government from its founding to the present. Rendering to God and Caesar is mostly comprised of primary sources, including founding documents, Supreme Court cases, and momentous speeches. Grouped into six unifying sections with introductions that tie the individual works together and point to their significance, each article is introduced as well by brief comments to highlight specific features or issues ...


Why I Teach Financial Literacy, Patrick Oliver Apr 2013

Why I Teach Financial Literacy, Patrick Oliver

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Voter's Guide To Voting, Scott Borling, Sarah Murphy, Thomas S. Mach Apr 2012

A Voter's Guide To Voting, Scott Borling, Sarah Murphy, Thomas S. Mach

Alumni Publications

No abstract provided.


Quebec's New Push For Sovereignty: Increasing Civic Nationalism And New Parti Quebecois Strategies For The Next Provincial Election, Glen M.E. Duerr Sep 2011

Quebec's New Push For Sovereignty: Increasing Civic Nationalism And New Parti Quebecois Strategies For The Next Provincial Election, Glen M.E. Duerr

History and Government Faculty Presentations

Rights are an important facet of a democracy. One such battle for rights has been the long debate over the possible secession of Quebec, Canada’s second most populous province. Drawing on ten interviews with political elites from the Bloc Quebecois (BQ) and the Parti Quebecois (PQ), this paper investigates the sovereignty movement and their adoption of more civic based nationalist policy platforms as a means to reach out and include immigrant and minority populations. Rights plays a key role in this ongoing transition to make sure that all people in Quebec feel like they play a role in society ...


Counting The Cost, Marc A. Clauson Apr 2010

Counting The Cost, Marc A. Clauson

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Counting The Cost, Marc A. Clauson Jan 2010

Counting The Cost, Marc A. Clauson

Marc A. Clauson, J.D., Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Good News For America's Families, Robert G. Parr Apr 2009

Good News For America's Families, Robert G. Parr

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Christian At War, Marc A. Clauson Apr 2008

The Christian At War, Marc A. Clauson

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.