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As The Ruble Tumbles, Putin Stumbles — And Upheaval Looms In Russia, Nicholas Hayes, Louis D. Johnston Dec 2014

As The Ruble Tumbles, Putin Stumbles — And Upheaval Looms In Russia, Nicholas Hayes, Louis D. Johnston

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


100 Years After An Assassination: Sarajevo Remembers And Forgets An Anniversary, Nicholas Hayes Jun 2014

100 Years After An Assassination: Sarajevo Remembers And Forgets An Anniversary, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Voter Identification Laws: The Cost Of Voting And Voter Participation, Isaac Lindstrom Apr 2014

Voter Identification Laws: The Cost Of Voting And Voter Participation, Isaac Lindstrom

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

No abstract provided.


Human Trafficking: The Failure Of States To Eradicate Slavery, Alul Yesak Apr 2014

Human Trafficking: The Failure Of States To Eradicate Slavery, Alul Yesak

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

No abstract provided.


Post-Soviet Hybrid-Regimes: Elements Of Stability, Mckensie Diver Apr 2014

Post-Soviet Hybrid-Regimes: Elements Of Stability, Mckensie Diver

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave birth to many new independent states. Many of these states have developed regimes with both democratic and authoritarian elements, but they are not transitional democracies or transitional authoritarian regimes. Many scholars look at how to classify these regimes, but not at how the elements of the regime lead to its stability. Why are post-Soviet regimes stable? Discovering what makes these regimes stable can help us establish behavioral norms and aid us in future political and economic endeavors with the country in question. Although evaluating each element of hybrid-regimes would be ideal ...


Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission: An Analysis Of Sentence Fairness And Prison Population, Andrew J. Morley Apr 2014

Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission: An Analysis Of Sentence Fairness And Prison Population, Andrew J. Morley

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

This article and accompanying poster observe the success of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission by viewing the consistency of prison sentences and rate of prison population growth after implementation. I hypothesize that the sentecing guidelines allow for fairer sentences and manageable prison capacities. Prior research has shown the success of the determinate sentencing system. The research begins in 1979 with the Commission's conception. The results of research demonstrates that the Guidelines do in fact achieve consistency in sentencing and manageability in prison capacities.


Media Manipulation Or Economic Decline? Explaining The Rise Of Nationalism Within Bosnia Herzegovina, Rachel Mullin Apr 2014

Media Manipulation Or Economic Decline? Explaining The Rise Of Nationalism Within Bosnia Herzegovina, Rachel Mullin

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

How in less than ten years does a country go from hosting the Olympics to using the opening ceremony stadium to bury bodies? In this paper, I seek to answer the question of why ethnic nationalism was able to gain such strong support in BiH following the collapse of Yugoslavia. I explore three possible explanations. The first focuses on the role of elite manipulation of the media in spreading nationalist narratives. The second, examines the impact of perceived economic woes along ethnic lines that led to scapegoating of other ethnic groups. The third offers a hybrid approach, proposing that perceived ...


In Ukraine, Both Sides Go Feral, Nicholas Hayes Mar 2014

In Ukraine, Both Sides Go Feral, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Update On Germany: Shifting Priorities And Overcoming Crises, Anna Lisa Ohm, Austin Eighan Jan 2014

Update On Germany: Shifting Priorities And Overcoming Crises, Anna Lisa Ohm, Austin Eighan

Forum Lectures

With globalization, the traditional postwar Atlantic Alliance between the U.S. and Germany is crumbling, the Holocaust narrative, which dominated the public discourse in the postwar period, is being disrupted by a greater willingness on the part of Germans to speak openly about their own victimization in the Third Reich, and, despite huge investments in former East Germany since unification in 1989, Germany remains Europe's most economically powerful and relatively most politically stable nation. Germany's place is demonstrated in part by the re-election of Angela Merkel's party in September 2013 and her third term as chancellor. Despite ...


Putin Playing Olympic Games With Centuries-Old Ethnic Conflicts, Nicholas Hayes Jan 2014

Putin Playing Olympic Games With Centuries-Old Ethnic Conflicts, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Republicans In The Wild: Issue Realignment In The Republican Party On Public Land Policy, Stephanie Pinkalla Jan 2014

Republicans In The Wild: Issue Realignment In The Republican Party On Public Land Policy, Stephanie Pinkalla

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

The Republican Party is often seen as the bane of protective environmental policies, and is associated with opening public land in the West to private oil interests, endorsing pipeline construction on federal lands, and permitting road development in wilderness areas. Throughout history, however, the Republican Party has not always worked for such brazen anti-environment causes, and some of America’s most formative protective land policies emerged under Republican leadership. If this is the case, how has the Republican Party realigned on protective public lands policy in the Republican electorate, government, and party organization with time? This investigation reviews the proportion ...


The Constitutive Nature Of Non-Profit Advertising And Its Effect On Agency: An Analysis Of The Campaigns Of Childfund International And (Red), Camry Martinez Jan 2014

The Constitutive Nature Of Non-Profit Advertising And Its Effect On Agency: An Analysis Of The Campaigns Of Childfund International And (Red), Camry Martinez

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

Many rhetorical scholars choose to study the persuasive effectiveness of an advertisement instead of the reality that the ad creates. While this is a beneficial endeavor, in the case of non-profit advertisements it allows for the meaning the advertisements create to be passed over. The meaning is assumed to be positive because the effect of the successful persuasion of the ad results in a beneficial outcome, helping others. The literature review examines rhetoric as constitutive, or capable of creating the meaning of the audience, and then explores how through this constitutive nature an advertisement can affect the agency of an ...


Examining The Rise Of Right Wing Populist Parties In Western Europe, John (Jack) Malone Jan 2014

Examining The Rise Of Right Wing Populist Parties In Western Europe, John (Jack) Malone

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

Over the last twenty-five years, right wing populist parties (RPPs) have become much more popular across Europe, even becoming the most popular parties in a select few countries. These parties run on a platform of being staunchly against immigration and multiculturalism, and are reactionary in general to any kind of social change. In this thesis I try to answer just why right wing populist parties have seen their popularity increase so dramatically over a relatively short amount of time. To do this, I will study shifts in voting behavior and voter attitudes across Europe by examining election results and survey ...


Civil-Military Relations In Emerging Democracies: A Case Study Of Turkey, Melissa Deorio Jan 2014

Civil-Military Relations In Emerging Democracies: A Case Study Of Turkey, Melissa Deorio

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

Within the study of democratic consolidation, the role of the military has been identified as an increasingly important aspect of a country’s ability to achieve democracy. The military plays a particularly influential role in countries in Latin America and the Middle East where country’s exhibit strong military traditions. This study of applies the theories of democratic consolidation and civil-military relations to Turkey, a country who has been able to make significant progress toward the end of military tutelage. Constitutional separation, punishment and national identity will be analyzed as explanatory variables for a lack of military intervention in Turkey ...


International Involvement In The State Consolidation In Bosnia And Herzegovina, Hannah Deblauwe Jan 2014

International Involvement In The State Consolidation In Bosnia And Herzegovina, Hannah Deblauwe

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

The world in the 20th century saw the rise of a new phenomenon: international development. Bosnia and Herzegovina after its war was one of the first nations to receive large-scale international aid in the form of development programs, ranging from reconstruction to economic development to state consolidation. Since 1996 many nations, NGOs, and inter-governmental organizations have been involved in the state consolidation of this Balkan nation of 3.6 million people. This paper looks at the relationship of the EU and USAID specifically and how they have impacted this nation. In order to accomplish that this paper will look ...