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Constructing (Hu)Man Nature: A Feminist Critique Of Western Ir Theory, Liberal Economics And U.S. Foreign Policy, Nadia Stovicek Jan 2017

Constructing (Hu)Man Nature: A Feminist Critique Of Western Ir Theory, Liberal Economics And U.S. Foreign Policy, Nadia Stovicek

Honors Theses

Feminism in general exposes the fundamental folly of Western political theorists’ view of human nature, which is based on Western, decently well-off, white men’s experiences and privilege. This view of human nature, which is not human nature at all, but rather a socially constructed definition of what men’s human nature is, is replicated in neoclassical economics and perpetuated in mainstream Western International Relations theory. Understanding the social construction of norms exposes how what is conceived in conventional theory as human nature and state behavior is unnecessarily limiting. The U.S. is the greatest benefactor from the worldview of ...


Cicig In Guatemala: The Institutionalization Of An Anti-Corruption Body, Greg M. Morano Jan 2017

Cicig In Guatemala: The Institutionalization Of An Anti-Corruption Body, Greg M. Morano

Honors Theses

When is the institutionalization of anti-corruption bodies possible in Latin America? Central America’s Cold War era internal conflicts destabilized the Northern Triangle’s governments and greatly weakened judicial institutions. The legacy of these conflicts led to the creation of parallel corrupt networks that infiltrated state institutions and perpetuated impunity and violence. However, in Guatemala, the institutionalization of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala, CICIG) has improved the country’s ability to prosecute high-level corruption against the threat of powerful and corrupt state actors. A comparative analysis of the tenures of CICIG ...


Changes In Canadian Shopping Visits To Northwest Washington, 2013-2016, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2017

Changes In Canadian Shopping Visits To Northwest Washington, 2013-2016, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

In 2013, the BPRI launched a long-term study to analyze the behavior of Canadians crossing the border to shop in Northwest Washington by counting the percentage of Canadian license plates in specified shopping locations along the Interstate 5 corridor. Our “license plate survey” includes data collected over the course of 6 weeks (3 days per week), for a total of 18 survey days in 2013 and 2016. This Border Policy Brief is a comparative analysis of the data collected in 2013, when the loonie averaged $0.97 USD, and data collected in 2016 in the same locations, when the loonie ...


Modernizing The Columbia River Treaty, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2017

Modernizing The Columbia River Treaty, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

In February of 2017, Western Washington University (WWU) and Northwest Indian College (NWIC) hosted a two-day symposium titled, “The Changing Environment and the Columbia River Treaty.” The purpose of the symposium was to develop public awareness and inform treaty negotiators from the U.S. and diplomats from Canada on key issues to address when modernizing the Treaty. This event brought together tribal and First Nations leaders, representatives from government and private industry, non-governmental organizations and academics to discuss the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT).


Flyer For Panel Discussion "Nuclear Politics And The Future Of The Korean Peninsula", Kristin Vekasi Jan 2017

Flyer For Panel Discussion "Nuclear Politics And The Future Of The Korean Peninsula", Kristin Vekasi

General University of Maine Publications

Flyer promoting a panel discussion with Florence Lowe Lee, President and Foundation of GABI and Jenny Town. Assistant Director of USKI to be held at the University of Maine on April 3, 2017.


Three Models Of Adjudicative Representation, Margaret H. Lemos Jan 2017

Three Models Of Adjudicative Representation, Margaret H. Lemos

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Women In District Assemblies In Ghana: Gender Construction, Resistance And Empowerment, Janet Serwah Boateng Jan 2017

Women In District Assemblies In Ghana: Gender Construction, Resistance And Empowerment, Janet Serwah Boateng

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Calls for more female participation in politics have featured strongly in developed and developing countries since 1975 when the UN made women’s issues a priority. Ghanaian society’s underlying patriarchal structure has made some progress towards gender equity in politics. Whilst there has been a significant improvement in levels of female participation and representation rates, targets have not been reached and the least amount of progress has taken place in local government. The thesis draws upon theories of gender and development (GAD) that emphasises on gender relations in development and proposed the empowerment of women as central to gender ...


National Electoral Winners And Losers: Satisfaction With Democracy Predicated On Institutional Context, Casey Newman Knott Jan 2017

National Electoral Winners And Losers: Satisfaction With Democracy Predicated On Institutional Context, Casey Newman Knott

LSU Master's Theses

How does being an electoral winner or loser shape a citizen’s satisfaction with democracy? More importantly, how does the voter’s institutional context moderate this relationship? In this paper, I demonstrate that the institutional context of a democracy interacts with a citizen’s national- level electoral loser status to moderate the relationship between the individual’s status as a loser and her satisfaction with democracy in her country. I also explore the way winning and losing at different levels of representation interact to formulate satisfaction with democracy. Using cross-sectional survey data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems nested ...


American Crusade: The Political Thought Of Dwight Eisenhower, John Kitch Jan 2017

American Crusade: The Political Thought Of Dwight Eisenhower, John Kitch

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Dwight Eisenhower has long been thought of as a president who did not think about politics in a coherent way. This project finds, however, that Eisenhower was a coherent and systematic thinker about politics. The first chapter explores the sources of Eisenhower’s political thought. In this chapter I establish that he had both the resources and inclination to reflect seriously on politics from early adulthood forward. Next, in Chapter 2, I outline his view of freedom in conjunction with how he thought about the state and society. Here, I find that he held that the state must be powerful ...


Partisanship, Ideology, And The Sorting Of The American Mass Public, Nicholas T. Davis Jan 2017

Partisanship, Ideology, And The Sorting Of The American Mass Public, Nicholas T. Davis

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation is a story about the divisions that characterize the mass public. Specifically, it explores how Americans think about politics, and, in particular, how citizens connect their attitudes, beliefs, and, vitally, ideological identity to their partisan affiliation—a phenomenon known as sorting. Practically, this project proceeds in two parts. In Part 1, I investigate the nature of partisan sorting in the mass public. Chapter 2 reviews the extant scholarly literature regarding partisanship and ideology, or the raw materials of sorting. Drawing on this research, I operationalize two types of sorting in Chapter 3 and compare how different measurement protocols ...


The Cross-National Determinants Of Legislative Party Switching, Cassie Millet Knott Jan 2017

The Cross-National Determinants Of Legislative Party Switching, Cassie Millet Knott

LSU Master's Theses

Why do legislators switch parties? What accounts for variation in party switching across different countries? How do electoral rules impact legislative party switching behavior and how is this behavior impacted by changes to these rules? The first chapter of this study builds on the existing body of research on the determinants of legislative party switching. More specifically, I build on the extant theories which have identified vote-, office-, and policy-seeking as motivations of legislator behavior. I examine the strategic decision making of legislators in various institutional contexts and argue that such contexts create or modify incentives and constraints that condition ...


Why Trump Is Still Here, Linda M. Alcoff Jan 2017

Why Trump Is Still Here, Linda M. Alcoff

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

No abstract provided.


Fear And Firearms, Darrell A. H. Miller Jan 2017

Fear And Firearms, Darrell A. H. Miller

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Dignity, Table Of Contents, Vol 2, Issue 2, Donna M. Hughes Dr. Dec 2016

Dignity, Table Of Contents, Vol 2, Issue 2, Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

No abstract provided.


Dignity, Table Of Contents, Special Issue, Freedom From Sexploitation, Donna M. Hughes Dr. Dec 2016

Dignity, Table Of Contents, Special Issue, Freedom From Sexploitation, Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

No abstract provided.


The Founding Of Richmond: William Byrd Ii's Heroic Odyssey, Jonathan Anthony Ohlmann Dec 2016

The Founding Of Richmond: William Byrd Ii's Heroic Odyssey, Jonathan Anthony Ohlmann

Scott T. Allison

e goal of this chapter is to shed light on William Byrd II’s unique story and highlight his heroic journey to establishing Richmond. e chapter will take an in depth look at the personal transformation Byrd II under- went upon arriving back in Virginia. I will also describe the profound impact that Byrd II had on society as a whole.


The City Of Richmond, Virginia: A Cultural And Historical Nexus Of Heroism, Scott T. Allison Dec 2016

The City Of Richmond, Virginia: A Cultural And Historical Nexus Of Heroism, Scott T. Allison

Scott T. Allison

Richmond's unique culture and history has rendered it a magnet of heroism. This volume, Heroes of Richmond: Four Centuries of Courage, Dignity, and Virtue, has assembled scholarly contributions about Richmond’s heroic past from a distinguished group of undergraduate students at the University of Richmond.


The Unexpected Effects Of Criminal Violence Along The Mexico-Texas Border, Gaspare M. Genna Dec 2016

The Unexpected Effects Of Criminal Violence Along The Mexico-Texas Border, Gaspare M. Genna

Gaspare M Genna

The violence and insecurity that Mexico suffered during former
President Calderon’s war on the Mexican drug cartels have
come at a grave economic cost to many cities. The criminal
violence had an impact on interdependent borderlands, which
are geographic areas that have a symbiotic link between cities
and communities of adjoining territories. Mexican business
people and consumers that live in cities along the shared
border with the United States have the ability to shift their
economic transactions away from their insecure environments
and to US border communities. In addition, US residents that
would normally travel south for economic transactions ...


Sexuality In The Time Of War, Or, How Rape Became A Crime Against Humanity, Sharon Sliwinski Dec 2016

Sexuality In The Time Of War, Or, How Rape Became A Crime Against Humanity, Sharon Sliwinski

Sharon Sliwinski

Working closely with women's testimonies from the genocides in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, this chapter aims to widen space in contemporary human rights discourse for discussion about sexuality--and in particular about the ways sexual violence functions as one of the forces of sovereign power. There is an intimate and largely non-visible strategy that sovereign power has at its disposal to cleave a subject from their capacity to live a human life, namely, by attacking the individual’s sense of sovereignty over her own body. 


Religion, Administration & Public Goods: Experimental Evidence From Russia, Theocharis N. Grigoriadis Dec 2016

Religion, Administration & Public Goods: Experimental Evidence From Russia, Theocharis N. Grigoriadis

Theocharis Grigoriadis

In this paper, I argue that religion matters for the provision of public goods. I identify three normative foundations of Eastern Orthodox monasticism with strong economic implications: 1. solidarity, 2. obedience, and 3. universal discipline. I propose and solve a public goods game with a three-tier hierarchy, where these norms are modeled as treatments. Obedience and universal discipline facilitate the provision of threshold public goods in equilibrium, whereas solidarity does not. Empirical evidence is drawn from public goods experiments run with regional bureaucrats in Tomsk and Novosibirsk, Russia. The introduction of the same three norms as experimental treatments produces different ...


Syllabus Cpo 2002 (U03): Introduction To Comparative Politics (Fall 2017), Lukas K. Danner Dec 2016

Syllabus Cpo 2002 (U03): Introduction To Comparative Politics (Fall 2017), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

This course is an introduction to one of four sub-fields of political science: the comparative study of different governmental systems and units. As a field, comparative politics asks why countries possess different institutions, different degrees of economic development, or different state forms. Cases of conflicts or revolutions across countries (or across time within the same country), for example, are also part of comparative politics. This course aims to equip students with the various tools and methods to be able to systematically explore the similarities and differences in a comparison of different countries and/or cases.


Syllabus Inr 3081 (U01): Contemporary International Problems (Fall 2017), Lukas K. Danner Dec 2016

Syllabus Inr 3081 (U01): Contemporary International Problems (Fall 2017), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

This course will introduce students to a range of contemporary international problems in the field of security studies. As this course can be taken without prerequisites, it covers traditional theories in security studies, as well as the more complex areas of international security, such as human security or environmental security. These theories and concepts will then be applied to parts surveying contemporary international problems, such as the rise of China or Iran’s nuclear program.


The Relevance Of Emotions In Presidential Public Appeals: Anger’S Conditional Effect On Perceived Risk And Support For Military Interventions, José D. Villalobos, Cigdem V. Sirin Dec 2016

The Relevance Of Emotions In Presidential Public Appeals: Anger’S Conditional Effect On Perceived Risk And Support For Military Interventions, José D. Villalobos, Cigdem V. Sirin

Cigdem V. Sirin

No abstract provided.


The Social And Political Consequences Of Group Empathy, Cigdem V. Sirin, Nicholas A. Valentino, José D. Villalobos Dec 2016

The Social And Political Consequences Of Group Empathy, Cigdem V. Sirin, Nicholas A. Valentino, José D. Villalobos

Cigdem V. Sirin

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Transformation Of Europe: A View From Political Science, Alec Stone Sweet Dec 2016

Assessing The Transformation Of Europe: A View From Political Science, Alec Stone Sweet

Alec Stone Sweet

No abstract provided.


Protecting Democracy A Parsimonious Dynamic And Heuristic Model Of Controlling Crimes By The Powerful.Pdf, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. Dec 2016

Protecting Democracy A Parsimonious Dynamic And Heuristic Model Of Controlling Crimes By The Powerful.Pdf, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Ngo Strategies In An Authoritarian Context, And Their Implications For Citizenship: The Case Of The People’S Republic Of China, Jennifer Yj Hsu, Carolyn L. Hsu, Reza Hasmath Dec 2016

Ngo Strategies In An Authoritarian Context, And Their Implications For Citizenship: The Case Of The People’S Republic Of China, Jennifer Yj Hsu, Carolyn L. Hsu, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This study argues that different cities in China have different resource environments available for NGOs. Organizations react to these resource environments by constructing appropriate resource strategies, which in turn shape the characteristics and structures of the NGOs of that city. It further examines how these characteristics and structures influence the construction and performance of citizenship in an authoritarian environment. Specifically, some types of NGOs encourage Chinese citizens to be passive, while others offer a model for people to actively engage with social issues. This is aptly demonstrated in an analysis of NGOs operating across four cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, and ...


White Cat, Black Cat Or Good Cat: The Beijing Consensus As An Alternative Philosophy For Policy Deliberation?, Reza Hasmath Dec 2016

White Cat, Black Cat Or Good Cat: The Beijing Consensus As An Alternative Philosophy For Policy Deliberation?, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

The Beijing Consensus represents a philosophical movement towards an ultra-pragmatic view of conducting policy deliberation. Contrary to models of development which provide a subset of policy prescriptions for the policymakers’ disposal or a fundamentalist adherence to a particular economic tradition, the Beijing Consensus inherently recognizes that each development scenario has a potential set of challenges that may require unique and/or experimental solutions factoring the current political, social and economic environment. This ultra-pragmatism will require the policymaker to engage in greater policy experimentation, and to have a larger risk-elasticity. Further, this philosophy is most aptly demonstrated by looking at the ...


The Impact Of The European Union’S Policy Towards China’S Intellectual Property Regime, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath Dec 2016

The Impact Of The European Union’S Policy Towards China’S Intellectual Property Regime, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This article evaluates the effectiveness of two major European Union technical assistance programmes, IPR2 and IP Key, in shaping China’s regional intellectual property (IP) enforcement. It argues that although technical assistance programmes have been effective in influencing the national IP legal framework, it has been less successful in assisting regional policy enforcement. This is primarily the result of divergent economic priorities at the sub-national level. The article further assesses potential priorities for future IP technical assistance.


Populism During The Estado Novo, Michael L. Conniff Dec 2016

Populism During The Estado Novo, Michael L. Conniff

Michael L. Conniff

Although the elections were suppressed during the Estado Novo, some politicians gained valuable experience with techniques that would later be called populism. This article describes the creation of this style by Mayor Pedro Ernesto and the careers of six other leaders called populists. We conclude that the Vargas regime really helped the rise of populism.