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Violence, Drugs, And U.S. Foreign Assistance, Lauren Elizabeth Mattox May 2006

Violence, Drugs, And U.S. Foreign Assistance, Lauren Elizabeth Mattox

Masters Theses

Over the years, scholars have continually debated the effect that foreign assistance has had on recipient countries. This study aims to continue research in that area by exploring the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance to Colombia. Specifically, my research is designed to investigate the effect of U.S. foreign assistance in three broad areas of Colombian society: law enforcement, guerrilla violence, and drug production.

Using available data that covers the years 1980-2002, I perform a multivariate time-series analysis to assess the impact of U.S. foreign assistance on six key dependent variables; these variables have been selected to illuminate ...


Fully Informed Jury Association V. County Of San Diego: A Practical Approach To Jury Nullification, Alyson Hope Dodd Kennedy May 2006

Fully Informed Jury Association V. County Of San Diego: A Practical Approach To Jury Nullification, Alyson Hope Dodd Kennedy

Masters Theses

A jury in a criminal trial typically must make a decision about the guilt of a given defendant. Occasionally, the jury moves one step beyond this basic task and chooses to exercise its nullification power. That is, the jury decides that, according to the evidence, a given defendant is guilty of the crime with which he or she is charged, but that applying the law to that defendant would, essentially, not be doing justice.

While much is known about the process by which juries make decisions, the specific factors that encourage juries to engage in nullification and the circumstances under ...


Women Mayors: An Examination Of Leadership Style, Sherikia Lavette Humes Jan 2006

Women Mayors: An Examination Of Leadership Style, Sherikia Lavette Humes

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Unilateral Executive Power: Bush Push Or Congressional Cave? An Examination Of Executive-Legislative Relations During The First Term Of President George W. Bush, 2001-2004, Erika N. Cornelius Jan 2006

Unilateral Executive Power: Bush Push Or Congressional Cave? An Examination Of Executive-Legislative Relations During The First Term Of President George W. Bush, 2001-2004, Erika N. Cornelius

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Interest Groups Power And Politics In Decatur, Illinois, Melissa Trueblood Jan 2006

Interest Groups Power And Politics In Decatur, Illinois, Melissa Trueblood

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


An Issue Of Extraordinary Circumstances: The House Of Representatives And The Riddle Of Drug Policy, Richard D. Caldwell Jan 2006

An Issue Of Extraordinary Circumstances: The House Of Representatives And The Riddle Of Drug Policy, Richard D. Caldwell

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.