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Navy, Russian (1991-), Bert Chapman Dec 2014

Navy, Russian (1991-), Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Provides a historical overview and analysis of events affecting the Russian Navy from 1991-present. Emphasizes how this force still has mammoth strategic ambitions despite limited resources and an obsolete infrastructure. Stresses the ongoing presence of nuclear weapons, the increasing importance of the Northern Sea Route in Russian and international trade and strategy, and how U.S. and NATO countries budget constraints may make it hard for them to resist Russian assertiveness in areas such as Ukraine.


Army, Russian (1991-), Bert Chapman Dec 2014

Army, Russian (1991-), Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Provides a history of the Russian Army from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 until the "annexation" of Crimea in 2014. Places emphasis on this force's strengths and weaknesses, military operations during this period, and emerging security challenges.


Geopolitics, Borders, And Federalism: Challenges For Post-War Iraq, Paul G. Lockhart Dec 2014

Geopolitics, Borders, And Federalism: Challenges For Post-War Iraq, Paul G. Lockhart

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I enabled the victorious Western powers to implement the Sykes-Picot Treaty and reshape the geopolitical structure of the Middle East. The imposition of arbitrary borders on the Middle East region, specifically the state of Iraq, would lead to significant conflicts over the course of the 20th century. In 2003, a US-led invasion would further compound the instability and sectarian conflict within Iraq by completely dismantling the state. In the years after the invasion, the United States has been directly involved unsuccessfully in trying to rebuild and stabilize the ...


China's Nine-Dashed Map: Maritime Source Of Geopolitical Tension, Bert Chapman Oct 2014

China's Nine-Dashed Map: Maritime Source Of Geopolitical Tension, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

The South China Sea (SCS) is becoming an increasingly contentious source of geopolitical tension due to its significance as an international trade route, possessor of potentially significant oil and natural gas resources, China’s increasing diplomatic and military assertiveness, and the U.S.’ recent and ongoing Pacific Pivot strategy. Countries as varied as China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and other adjacent countries have claims on this region’s islands and natural resources. China has been particularly assertive in asserting its SCS claims by creating a nine-dash line map claiming to give it de facto maritime control over this entire region ...


Yugoslav-Soviet Split, Bert Chapman Oct 2014

Yugoslav-Soviet Split, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Describes the political and military split between the Communist countries of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union in the years after World War II until Yugoslavia's disintegration in the early 1990s.


Nato In The Balkans, Bert Chapman Oct 2014

Nato In The Balkans, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This encyclopedia entry examines the contemporary and recent historic role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Balkan countries. It also discusses and emerging security concerns affecting these countries.


Partisan Sorting In The United States, 1972-2012: New Evidence From A Dynamic Analysis, Corey Lang, Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz Oct 2014

Partisan Sorting In The United States, 1972-2012: New Evidence From A Dynamic Analysis, Corey Lang, Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz

Corey Lang

Whether Americans have “sorted” into politically like-minded counties and to what extent is hotly debated by academic and journalists. This paper examines whether or not geographic sorting has occurred and why it has occurred using a novel, dynamic analysis. Our findings indicate that geographic sorting is on the rise, but that it is a very recent phenomenon. In the 1970s and 1980s, counties tended to become more competitive, but by 1996 a pattern of partisan sorting had emerged and continued through the present. Results suggest this pattern is driven by Southern re-alignment and voting behavior in partisan stronghold counties. Lastly ...


Women Write About Che, Nancy Stout Oct 2014

Women Write About Che, Nancy Stout

Library Staff Publications

In the last five years, three women have written biographies of Ernesto "Che" Guevara after decades of his life story being solidly in the hands of men. The question is: do women write biography differently?


Mitigating Climate-Induced Migration In Rural Morocco: Improving Sustainable Development To Address Socio-Economic And Environmental Causes Of Migration, Jesse Meisenhelter Oct 2014

Mitigating Climate-Induced Migration In Rural Morocco: Improving Sustainable Development To Address Socio-Economic And Environmental Causes Of Migration, Jesse Meisenhelter

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Morocco unique geography has made the country vulnerable to climate-induced migration (CIM) for three reasons. First, Moroccois located in a region identified as the highest vulnerability to climate change (IPCC, 2014). Second, Morocco’s economy remains dependent on natural resources due to a history of neo-liberal development and agriculture policies (Davis, 2006). These policies’ failure to diversify and develop the economy in rural regions has made Morocco the most geographically inequitable country in the MENA region (World Bank). Lastly, located just 14 km from Spain, Morocco has a 50-year history of migrating to Europe for work and opportunity (Eddouada, 2014 ...


Human Trafficking In Morocco: A Focus On Sub-Saharan Migrant Women, Ladarrien Gillette Oct 2014

Human Trafficking In Morocco: A Focus On Sub-Saharan Migrant Women, Ladarrien Gillette

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The purpose of this study was to report on the situation of exploited and trafficked Sub-Saharan migrant women in Morocco. With the lack of legal framework to recognize or combat human trafficking my research focuses on the broader context of trafficking as a means to exploit mostly women in regards to sexual assault. Since the crime is not explicitly defined within Moroccan penal code there are no specific organizations dealing with survivors of trafficking but there are a few that indirectly address women migrants. The irregular situation of migrants in Morocco makes their involvement with being trafficked more complicated than ...


Breaking Rules: The Social And Situation Dynamics Of Young People's Urban Crime By Per-Olof Wikström, Dietrich Oberwittler, Kyle Treiber, & Beth Hardie, Kingsley U. Ejiogu Sep 2014

Breaking Rules: The Social And Situation Dynamics Of Young People's Urban Crime By Per-Olof Wikström, Dietrich Oberwittler, Kyle Treiber, & Beth Hardie, Kingsley U. Ejiogu

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Chronicles From The Field: The Townsend Thai Project By Robert M. Townsend, Okori Uneke Sep 2014

Chronicles From The Field: The Townsend Thai Project By Robert M. Townsend, Okori Uneke

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Governing Animals: Animal Welfare And The Liberal State By Kimberly K. Smith, Barry D. Friedman Sep 2014

Governing Animals: Animal Welfare And The Liberal State By Kimberly K. Smith, Barry D. Friedman

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act By Clay Risen, John Herbert Roper Sr. Sep 2014

The Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act By Clay Risen, John Herbert Roper Sr.

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Fear Across The Disciplines Edited By Jan Plamper And Benjamin Lazier, Linda Quest Sep 2014

Fear Across The Disciplines Edited By Jan Plamper And Benjamin Lazier, Linda Quest

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Behind The Shock Machine: The Untold Story Of The Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments By Gina Perry, Tanetta Andersson Sep 2014

Behind The Shock Machine: The Untold Story Of The Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments By Gina Perry, Tanetta Andersson

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Origins Of Christian Democracy: Politics And Confession In Modern Germany By Maria D. Mitchell, Thomas W. Goldstein Sep 2014

The Origins Of Christian Democracy: Politics And Confession In Modern Germany By Maria D. Mitchell, Thomas W. Goldstein

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Go Shopping In Argentina: The Rise Of Popular Consumer Culture By Natalia Milanesio, Cristian A. Harris Sep 2014

Go Shopping In Argentina: The Rise Of Popular Consumer Culture By Natalia Milanesio, Cristian A. Harris

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Global Tourism: Cultural Heritage And Economic Encounters By Sarah Lyons And E. Christian Wells, Michelle Y. Fiedler Sep 2014

Global Tourism: Cultural Heritage And Economic Encounters By Sarah Lyons And E. Christian Wells, Michelle Y. Fiedler

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Orgasmology By Annamarie Jagose, Misty Luminais Sep 2014

Orgasmology By Annamarie Jagose, Misty Luminais

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Russia: A Long View By Yegor Gaidar, Suzanne Ament Sep 2014

Russia: A Long View By Yegor Gaidar, Suzanne Ament

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Émile Durkheim: A Biography By Marcel Fournier, Terry R. Morris Sep 2014

Émile Durkheim: A Biography By Marcel Fournier, Terry R. Morris

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Oral Gospel Tradition By James D. Dunn, Edward J. Mills Iii Sep 2014

The Oral Gospel Tradition By James D. Dunn, Edward J. Mills Iii

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations Of Western Culture By David B. Dennis, John H. Roper Jr. Sep 2014

Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations Of Western Culture By David B. Dennis, John H. Roper Jr.

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Issac Newton And The Origin Of Civilization By Jed Buchwald And Mordechai Feingold, Richard Bowler Sep 2014

Issac Newton And The Origin Of Civilization By Jed Buchwald And Mordechai Feingold, Richard Bowler

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Women On Ice: Methamphetamine Use Among Suburban Women By Miriam Williams Boeri, David B. Broad Sep 2014

Women On Ice: Methamphetamine Use Among Suburban Women By Miriam Williams Boeri, David B. Broad

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Technology Of Nonviolence: Social Media And Violence Prevention By Joseph G. Bock, Yadria Diaz Sep 2014

The Technology Of Nonviolence: Social Media And Violence Prevention By Joseph G. Bock, Yadria Diaz

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Are Human Rights A Philosophy Of History? The Case For The Defense, Ben Dorfman Sep 2014

Are Human Rights A Philosophy Of History? The Case For The Defense, Ben Dorfman

International Social Science Review

This paper explains what a human rights philosophy of history might be, how such a philosophy of history might function, and why it might be important that human rights maintain, or reflect a philosophy of history. In this article human rights are represented by The Universal Declaration of Human Rights passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.


An Examination Of Crime Perception And Arkansas Fair Housing, David Montague, Shannon Rynders, Jennifer Bearden, Jennifer M. Miller, Carol Johnson, Emily Blank Sep 2014

An Examination Of Crime Perception And Arkansas Fair Housing, David Montague, Shannon Rynders, Jennifer Bearden, Jennifer M. Miller, Carol Johnson, Emily Blank

International Social Science Review

This study examines the issue of fair housing from the standpoint of appraisal reports that determine the value of properties. Specifically, descriptors of crime within Arkansas appraisal reports are analyzed, along with completed interview questionnaires representing the mortgage lending, law enforcement, and home appraisal communities. This study provides pivotal findings with respect to appraisal reports in Arkansas and implications for public policy. Particularly, it finds that some of the most relevant stakeholders related to housing in Arkansas unfairly categorize certain geographic areas according to perceptions of crime, as indicated by a review of data found within appraisal reports. This study ...


The Civilized And The Barbarous: Honor In French And Turkish Contemporary Societies, Julie Alev Dilmac Sep 2014

The Civilized And The Barbarous: Honor In French And Turkish Contemporary Societies, Julie Alev Dilmac

International Social Science Review

The goal of this paper is to explore the place of honor in an increasingly rationalized world, in which individuals are characterized by their interchangeability. To do so, the honor principle in two societies which, although in geographical proximity, represent distinct traditions, France and Turkey, was analyzed. The goal was to grasp the multiple understandings of honor among young adults, defined as those between the age of 20 and 27 years old in these two societies. In the Turkish language, honor translates to şeref, which means the personal value felt by an individual coming from the other’s respect, or ...