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The Defense Industrial Base: How Idiosyncratic And Historical Influences Dictate Its Future, Henry Walter Apr 2019

The Defense Industrial Base: How Idiosyncratic And Historical Influences Dictate Its Future, Henry Walter

International Social Science Review

The Defense Industrial Base is the river from which American military dominance flows. However, the Industrial Base is just as—if not more—vulnerable to floods and droughts as a typical industry. Tracing the sector’s historical and economic foundations helps illuminate existing gaps and strengths that can present strategic challenges and benefits. This paper aims to connect those trends to existing and future capabilities. Although the Industrial Base will take time to fill the demands of the new $700-plus billion defense budget, the more concerning strategic issues are that the budget, and subsequently, the Industrial Base are leaving a ...


Opinions On Gun Control: Evidence From An Experimental Web Survey, Mallory L. Treece Jul 2015

Opinions On Gun Control: Evidence From An Experimental Web Survey, Mallory L. Treece

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

While a sizable literature exists on framing, little research extends this to gun control. In this study I analyze how partisan framing influences support for gun control. Using an experimental web survey, individual level data shows that Democrats in particular respond more favorably when gun control is framed as sponsored by fellow Democrats. In contrast, controlling for partisanship, gun owners more negatively react to gun control framed as Democrat-sponsored. These findings suggest the extent of support for gun control and ways in which parties can frame the issue in their favor.


Battle Of The Sexes: Why The United States Has Not Yet Ratified The Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw)., Julia Schast Aug 2014

Battle Of The Sexes: Why The United States Has Not Yet Ratified The Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw)., Julia Schast

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Developed from a larger research project examining why the United States Senate formally rejects multilateral treaties, this particular study examines a related branch of inquiry about which factors impact the treaty ratification process in the United States. Utilizing the method of structured, focused comparison, used by Alexander George, the project presents a case study of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to observe why the Senate has failed to provide advice and consent to this multilateral treaty. As multilateral treaties become more common in today’s globalized world, it is important to understand ...


The Contextual Backdrop For Deficit Spending In American Political Thought, Erica Y. Barker Aug 2014

The Contextual Backdrop For Deficit Spending In American Political Thought, Erica Y. Barker

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper analyzes political theories about national debt, public credit, and deficit spending as expressed by thinkers from our nation’s founding fathers to our most recent leaders. I found that instrumental, early American thinkers such as Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison held theories and values that undoubtedly carried on into modern politics. Alexander Hamilton believed national debt to be a “blessing” for the United States and that it would help to ensure the nation’s economic stability. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison disputed Hamilton’s ideas about debt and deficit spending, arguing that it would cause unnecessary ...


Are There Cracks In The Democratic Peace?, James W. Farmer, Jamie E. Scalera Aug 2014

Are There Cracks In The Democratic Peace?, James W. Farmer, Jamie E. Scalera

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Democratic Peace Principle is both a well-documented and a heavily scrutinized element of International Relations theory. My research aims to further analyze the principle to determine more precise conditions under which conflict can arise between democratic states. More specifically, my research analyzes the amount of conflict between democratic states of differing military and economic capabilities in order to see if such dyads have different dynamics than dyads with comparable military and economic might. If there are differing degrees of the democratic peace based on factors such as military and economic strength, this could indicate where future wars between democratic ...


H. Ross Perot And George C. Wallace: Defining The Archetype Of Third-Party “Success” In Presidential Elections, Aaron W. Brown Apr 2013

H. Ross Perot And George C. Wallace: Defining The Archetype Of Third-Party “Success” In Presidential Elections, Aaron W. Brown

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

The campaigns of George C. Wallace in 1968 and H. Ross Perot in 1992 are both considered exceptional “successes” of third party candidates in post-World War Two presidential elections. Both men employed distinct strategies within differing political environments to reach their respective achievements. However, while Perot is typically hailed as the dominant model, this paper seeks to demonstrate that Wallace stands as the superior model for post-World War Two third party success in the specific context of presidential elections. This paper seeks to establish Wallace’s success as superior by providing a definitive role of third parties in presidential elections ...


The Basics Of American Government, Carl D. Cavalli, Maria J. Albo, Ross C. Alexander, Barry D. Friedman, Craig B. Greathouse, Jonathan S. Miner, Brian M. Murphy, K. Michael Reese, Charles H. "Trey" Wilson Jan 2013

The Basics Of American Government, Carl D. Cavalli, Maria J. Albo, Ross C. Alexander, Barry D. Friedman, Craig B. Greathouse, Jonathan S. Miner, Brian M. Murphy, K. Michael Reese, Charles H. "Trey" Wilson

UNG Press Books

Newly revised, The Basics of American Government offers a comprehensive overview of the American political system for students taking introductory courses in American national government and combines the best aspects of both a traditional textbook and a reader. The Basics of American Government is a collaborative effort among eight current and one former faculty members in the Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice at the University of North Georgia. Most of its chapters offer a piece of original scholarship as a case study bolstering the material in the chapter. Additionally, most chapters present a civic engagement-type exercise and discussion questions ...