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The U.S. Policy Of Democracy Promotion In Latin America, Steven Gilbert Jan 2008

The U.S. Policy Of Democracy Promotion In Latin America, Steven Gilbert

Senior Honors Theses & Projects

The U.S. policy of democracy promotion in Latin America has consisted of promoting governments that are favorable to U.S. political and economic interests rather than democracy itself. While the U.S. claims to have a tradition of “promoting democracy” in Latin America, justification for U.S. intervention has been questionable and inconsistent. U.S. support for Latin American regimes has coincided with favorable economic policies rather than with the strength of democracy within a country. Historically, the protection of resources for extraction has been one of the main goals of U.S. policy in Latin America. U.S ...


Women Politicians: Why The United States Has So Few, Rebecca Kurtz Jan 2008

Women Politicians: Why The United States Has So Few, Rebecca Kurtz

Senior Honors Theses & Projects

The United States has very few women political representatives, especially at the federal level. Many reasons exist for why women’s representation is not equal, including the power of incumbency and the persistence of gender roles which keep women from entering politics because of a general lack of education and a responsibility to care for one’s family. With the emergence of strong women like Hillary Clinton, the factors historically known to keep women from participating may not be applicable to today. These factors will be evaluated in expectation of finding what makes women politicians successful and what measures can ...