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2019

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Susquehanna University

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Super Feature Article: Fueling The Fire: The Causes Of Terrorism In Weak States, Grace Dunigan Apr 2019

Super Feature Article: Fueling The Fire: The Causes Of Terrorism In Weak States, Grace Dunigan

Susquehanna University Political Review

Terrorism is a phenomenon that affects many countries around the world, disproportionately those classified as weak and failing states. It is important to understand why terrorism continues to occur, due to the threat it poses to the international community. Once the triggers of terrorism are identified, they can be used to aid in the creation of counterterrorism policy to make it more effective and less strenuous. In this study, I sought to explain what led to groups’ choice to resort to terrorism within weak states. To answer this question, I used a case study approach, examining four terrorist groups each ...


Case Study: Norway’S Gun Violence Correlation, Bailey Hackenberry Apr 2019

Case Study: Norway’S Gun Violence Correlation, Bailey Hackenberry

Susquehanna University Political Review

It is commonly accepted in academic literature that there is a correlation between a high gun ownership rate and high gun violence, or death rates, in a country. This theory is summarized by an article written in “Epidemiologic Reviews,” a leading review journal of public health, which states, “…specific restrictions on purchase, access, and use of firearms are associated with reductions in firearm deaths” (Santaella-Tenorio, Villaveces, Galea, & Cerdá, 2010); however, there is one an outlier of the theory. The case of Norway has the independent variable of this theory, in a sense that there is a high rate of gun ownership; however ...


Speaking To The State: Exploring The Correlative Nature Between Speech Absolutists And Political Participation, Tyler Burke Apr 2019

Speaking To The State: Exploring The Correlative Nature Between Speech Absolutists And Political Participation, Tyler Burke

Susquehanna University Political Review

The key determinants of political participation have been long argued between political scientists. This study seeks to examine the relationship between a level of belief in Freedom of Speech and political participation. After examination of previous works and studies regarding this topic, such as Brady, Verba and Schlozman’s Resource Model of Political Participation and Riker and Odershook’s A Theory of the Calculus of Voting three hypotheses arose; first, that the level of belief in Free Speech significantly factors into voters’ decision to participate politically, second, a person’s belief in Freedom of Speech positively correlates to the likelihood ...