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Presidential Power In Foreign Policy: Richard Nixon And The Era Of Détente With The Soviet Union And China, Gregory Donald Drilling Jan 2016

Presidential Power In Foreign Policy: Richard Nixon And The Era Of Détente With The Soviet Union And China, Gregory Donald Drilling

Senior Projects Spring 2016

This project analyzes the role and limits of the presidential policy-making in foreign policy through an examination of President Richard Nixon’s policy of détente with the Soviet Union and China during the 1960s and 1970s.

I will ultimately present a set of four components that I argue played a role in enabling Nixon to pursue détente at the time he did. The four consequential factors include the following: First, domestic conditions exist in which the general public is focused primarily on domestic policy. Second, the existing international conditions allow for a change in foreign policy. Third, when a president ...


Sanctioned Silencing, Symbolic Resistance: Race, Space, And Dispossession In A Marginalized South African Community, Killian Richard Miller Jan 2016

Sanctioned Silencing, Symbolic Resistance: Race, Space, And Dispossession In A Marginalized South African Community, Killian Richard Miller

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College

My field work and the written portion of my ethnography work through issues of marginality, state apparatuses, illusions of freedom, and making meaning in a context of oppression. All these power dynamics are historically-situated within the cultural context and community of Hangberg, a place forged by the race-based forced removals of Apartheid. British and Dutch colonization, Apartheid's racial regime, and the post-Apartheid oligarchical state, are all historical and contemporary authoritative forces that are impacting the everyday lives of people in Hangberg. Perspectives of power also serve as ...


A Phenomenology Of Homelessness: Hannah Arendt In Conversation With The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Zelda May Seraphine Bas Jan 2016

A Phenomenology Of Homelessness: Hannah Arendt In Conversation With The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Zelda May Seraphine Bas

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


From The Land Of Gods: Modern Japanese Imperial Ideology, Lulu Prager Jan 2016

From The Land Of Gods: Modern Japanese Imperial Ideology, Lulu Prager

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to the Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Pacific Confrontations: Historical Lessons For The Sino-American Strategic Relationship, Graham Trumbull Clark Jan 2016

Pacific Confrontations: Historical Lessons For The Sino-American Strategic Relationship, Graham Trumbull Clark

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College


Before The Earth Is Hollow: The Case Of Land And Oil On The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, Kalen Tyler Goodluck Jan 2016

Before The Earth Is Hollow: The Case Of Land And Oil On The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, Kalen Tyler Goodluck

Senior Projects Spring 2016


Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Save The Children: Black Liberation In The Age Of The Modern Oligarchy, Isaiah Louis Rice Jan 2016

Save The Children: Black Liberation In The Age Of The Modern Oligarchy, Isaiah Louis Rice

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Two principles that are fundamental to the West is self-determination and democracy. Self-determination meaning one's control over the path of their destiny and democracy being, the enforcement of egalitarian ideals. The two would seem to guarantee the livelihood of all their citizens to sustain their well-being beyond the means of having just enough to survive. The recent deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Sandra Bland question the legitimacy of these principles because of the apparent lack of regard for their Black bodies. These injustices have spurred serious debates in the public sphere, but reverberate so loudly ...


Ngos, Development, And Dependency: A Case Study Of Save The Children In Malawi, Gina Oramae Lewis Jan 2016

Ngos, Development, And Dependency: A Case Study Of Save The Children In Malawi, Gina Oramae Lewis

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


The Illusion Of Recovery In New Orleans: Displaced, Misplaced, And Replaced, Troy Lee Robertson Jan 2016

The Illusion Of Recovery In New Orleans: Displaced, Misplaced, And Replaced, Troy Lee Robertson

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Political Modernization In Atatürk’S Turkey And The Shah’S Iran And The Struggle For Meaning, Ethan Jacob Hornk Evans Jan 2016

Political Modernization In Atatürk’S Turkey And The Shah’S Iran And The Struggle For Meaning, Ethan Jacob Hornk Evans

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Humans desire meaning in life, and achieve it by satiating their thymos. This is the part of the mind which desires pride, whereas the rational part of the soul desires reasoned thoughts, while the survival part of the soul desires food, water, and necessities. Furthermore, humans desire to show their lives have meaning in front of others, or seek recognition. They do this by risking their lives or livelihoods for the sake of satisfying their thymos.

The shah of Iran and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk tried to modernize their countries during the 19th Century. The shah was deposed in a revolution ...


Aloha ʻĀina: The United States Military And Its Controversial Use Of Hawaiian Land, Elo-K'Ai Bernier-Chen Jan 2016

Aloha ʻĀina: The United States Military And Its Controversial Use Of Hawaiian Land, Elo-K'Ai Bernier-Chen

Senior Projects Spring 2016

In this senior project, I examine the United States military’s controversial use of Hawaiian land. Following the islands’ annexation to the United States in 1898, a growing number of political and legal disputes concerning the use of Hawaiian lands for military training purposes have arisen between members of the native Hawaiian community and the United States military. As both the island of Kaho’olawe and the Pōhakuloa Training Area have shown, the military’s management of these lands has left much to be desired as the sites have suffered significant cultural and environmental damages. Through its continued leasing of ...


Thoreau And Integrity, Daniel Alexander Zlatkin Jan 2016

Thoreau And Integrity, Daniel Alexander Zlatkin

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Assessing The Theory Of Demographics As Destiny & Patterns Of Bloc Voting In The United States, Nathan Benjamin Susman Jan 2016

Assessing The Theory Of Demographics As Destiny & Patterns Of Bloc Voting In The United States, Nathan Benjamin Susman

Senior Projects Spring 2016

By 2044, it is predicted that America will be a majority-minority country-- that is, a plurality of minorities will begin to outnumber white people. Some suggest that this demographic trend suggests the demise of the Republican party, thanks to their historical paucity of support amongst minority communities. This has been deemed the "Demographics as Destiny" theory. This paper argues that the theory of "Demographics as Destiny is based on four assumptions:

1) that the population of minority communities will continue to grow by leaps and bounds;

2) that minorities will soon register to vote and cast ballots in proportion to ...


The Implications Of U.S. Development Aid On Public Health: Understanding The Connection Between India's 1975 Emergency State And The President's Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (Pepfar), Alison A. Brundrett Jan 2016

The Implications Of U.S. Development Aid On Public Health: Understanding The Connection Between India's 1975 Emergency State And The President's Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (Pepfar), Alison A. Brundrett

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.

Abstract: This essay looks at the public health consequences of U.S. development aid to both India and PEPFAR. A close analysis of the U.S.-India development aid relationship presents an important case study for the purposes of this essay, as it is one of the oldest and longest development aid stories in U.S. history. The evolution of U.S. development aid is traced throughout its history with India. In other words, the varying outcomes that occurred as a result of the presence of paternalism in ...


A Study Of National Unification: What Factors Led To The Divergent Post-Unification Histories Of Yemen, Germany, And Vietnam And In What Ways Were They Successful?, Wilson Franklin Brehmer Jan 2016

A Study Of National Unification: What Factors Led To The Divergent Post-Unification Histories Of Yemen, Germany, And Vietnam And In What Ways Were They Successful?, Wilson Franklin Brehmer

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


A Mind At War: Erga Paraloga In Thucydides' History, Damon George Korf Jan 2016

A Mind At War: Erga Paraloga In Thucydides' History, Damon George Korf

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.