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Security Implications Of Implantable Medical Devices, Shelby David Kobes Jan 2014

Security Implications Of Implantable Medical Devices, Shelby David Kobes

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The advancement of wireless medical devices in the hospital has created an environment that is unsustainable, unsustainable for security management. I will explain how the development of wireless medical devices has changed the landscape of security in the medical field. How the history of medical devices and organizational issues affected device development. I will look in to the inner workings of pacemakers and pacemaker programmers and how their systems affect security. Who are the stakeholders for protecting the information and function of the medical device and pacemaker? What are the stakeholder's capacities and obstacles, especially if the device is ...


Polarized And Liking It: How Political Polarization Affects Active Avoidance Behavior On Facebook, Bobbi L. Newman Jan 2014

Polarized And Liking It: How Political Polarization Affects Active Avoidance Behavior On Facebook, Bobbi L. Newman

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research sought to determine how and if political polarization is affecting behavior on Facebook. An online survey was constructed to measure levels of polarization, offline political activity, online political activity, and active avoidance behaviors on Facebook. The survey was conducted over 4 weeks. I found that those who encounter a higher amount of political content and discussions on Facebook also reported a higher number of active avoidance behaviors over all. This group was also more likely to report unFriending someone because of something that Friend posted related to political or social issues.

Those with a higher number of reported ...


Racism And The Voting Rights Act Of 1965: A Natural Experiment In Wake & Guilford Counties In North Carolina, Zachary Robert Bonner Jan 2014

Racism And The Voting Rights Act Of 1965: A Natural Experiment In Wake & Guilford Counties In North Carolina, Zachary Robert Bonner

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study will look at racism and the history and progress of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, specifically in Wake and Guilford counties in North Carolina to assess whether it is still needed in its current format as we enter the 21st century. In June of 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the strongest and most widely used provisions in Section 4 and by default Section 5 of the VRA due to the perceived changed landscape of American politics. This study will examine the change in the expression of racism over the last fifty years. It will also analyze ...


The Modern Court And The Reprisal Of Lochner In Election Law And Campaign Finance, Jeremy Michael Miller Jan 2014

The Modern Court And The Reprisal Of Lochner In Election Law And Campaign Finance, Jeremy Michael Miller

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

It has long been debated as to the proper role of the United States Supreme Court in the American political and legal process. This paper focuses on continuing that debate by arguing that the role of the Supreme Court should be limited in the specific realms of election law and campaign finance. By reviewing contemporary Supreme Court cases and scholarly works, I analyzed the Court's actions, and found the Court using legal principles to interfere with the legislative power of creating public policy in the fields of election law and campaign finance. Since Congress is granted certain powers to ...


Party Identification: The Covert Influence On Media's Construction And Portrayal Of Women's Political Identities, Hallie Madison Golay Jan 2014

Party Identification: The Covert Influence On Media's Construction And Portrayal Of Women's Political Identities, Hallie Madison Golay

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Much scholarly attention has been paid to the differences and similarities that exist in media coverage of men and women. However, whether differences exist in media coverage among different groups of women remains largely ambiguous. This study aims to contribute to this understanding by analyzing women officeholders' media coverage along partisan lines. A content analysis of newspaper stories from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today is used to examine and test for the possible statistical significance of the relationship among gender, partisanship, and media coverage in the first session of the 112th Congress. The newspaper stories ...


Does Sun Tzu's The Art Of War Influence China's Military Behavior? A Case Study Of The 1962 Sino-India War, Yifei Zhang Jan 2014

Does Sun Tzu's The Art Of War Influence China's Military Behavior? A Case Study Of The 1962 Sino-India War, Yifei Zhang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study has been developed to test the feasibility of using Sun Tzu's The Art of War to analyze and predict China's future military behavior. The author systematically introduces Sun Tzu's teachings as contained in his book, lists expectations of the Chinese army's performance in the 1962 Sino-Indian War under the assumption that it was influenced by the thoughts expressed in The Art of War, and compares what actually happened in that war with these expectations. Most of the expectations were borne out in the actual war, and this indicates that the thoughts expressed in The ...