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Identity, Civic Duty And Electoral Participation: Causes Of Variation In Electoral Participation, Matthew Fitzgerald Foster Jan 2018

Identity, Civic Duty And Electoral Participation: Causes Of Variation In Electoral Participation, Matthew Fitzgerald Foster

Political Science Graduate Theses & Dissertations

What causes variation in the turnout of an individual from election to election? Most individual level predictors of turnout can account for the propensity of an individual to vote but fail to account for changes in turnout behavior. Broad aggregate factors can account for variation in turnout trends from election to election but fail to account for changes in turnout at the individual level. In this dissertation I argue that civic duty can capture the variation that typical predictors of voter turnout cannot. Civic duty can account for variation in the turnout of high and low propensity voters, as well ...


Barack Obama, Implicit Bias, And The 2008 Election, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Gregory S. Parks Dec 2014

Barack Obama, Implicit Bias, And The 2008 Election, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Gregory S. Parks

Jeffrey J Rachlinski

The election of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth president of the United States suggests that the United States has made great strides with regard to race. The blogs and the pundits may laud Obama’s win as evidence that we now live in a “post-racial America.” But is it accurate to suggest that race no longer significantly influences how Americans evaluate each other? Does Obama’s victory suggest that affirmative action and antidiscrimination protections are no longer necessary? We think not. Ironically, rather than marking the dawn of a post-racial America, Obama’s candidacy reveals how deeply race affects judgment.


Against The State Governance, Governance From Below & Governing Through Terrorism: Analytically Investigating The Technologies Of Power Within The Terrorist Arsenal., Allen Gnanam Jan 2010

Against The State Governance, Governance From Below & Governing Through Terrorism: Analytically Investigating The Technologies Of Power Within The Terrorist Arsenal., Allen Gnanam

Allen Gnanam

Terrorism as a violent and destabilizing act performed by terrorists, meaning loyal followers of political or religious agendas who hold resent and animosity toward a certain authority/ government (Lin, Liou, & Wu, 2007, pg. 149), will be explored and analyzed through the utilization of the governmentality perspective. For the purposes of this paper terrorism governance will refer to the governance/ control/ influence exerted by terrorists and terrorism. The focus of this explorative and analysis paper will be to identify diverse terrorism oriented technologies of governance, and analyze the ways in which these technologies enable terrorist to exert governance both indirectly and ...


Barack Obama, Implicit Bias, And The 2008 Election, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Gregory S. Parks Apr 2009

Barack Obama, Implicit Bias, And The 2008 Election, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Gregory S. Parks

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

The election of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth president of the United States suggests that the United States has made great strides with regard to race. The blogs and the pundits may laud Obama’s win as evidence that we now live in a “post-racial America.” But is it accurate to suggest that race no longer significantly influences how Americans evaluate each other? Does Obama’s victory suggest that affirmative action and antidiscrimination protections are no longer necessary? We think not. Ironically, rather than marking the dawn of a post-racial America, Obama’s candidacy reveals how deeply race affects judgment.


Trends. In The Kingdom Of The United Kingdom: The Psychology Of Post-Election Transition, Dai Williams Jun 2001

Trends. In The Kingdom Of The United Kingdom: The Psychology Of Post-Election Transition, Dai Williams

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article was written by Mr. Dai Williams, a chartered occupational psychologist. He can be reached at Eos Life-Work, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom; email: eosuk@btinternet.com; website: http://www.eoslifework.co.uk.

In his article, Mr. Williams considers the personal impact of post-election transition periods in the United Kingdom.


Trends. In Absurdio Redux: The Real Message Of The Bush-Gore Elections, Editor Nov 2000

Trends. In Absurdio Redux: The Real Message Of The Bush-Gore Elections, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses voting in U.S. presidential elections, and why people vote the way they do.


Trends. To Contest Or Not To Contest: A Necessary Ambivalence In Yugoslavia, Editor Oct 2000

Trends. To Contest Or Not To Contest: A Necessary Ambivalence In Yugoslavia, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses corruption of 2000 elections in Yugoslavia purportedly by Slobodan Milosevic, and the problematic task of effective subsequent action.


Trends. Psychopolitical Action In Yugoslavia: With Friends Like These, Editor Sep 2000

Trends. Psychopolitical Action In Yugoslavia: With Friends Like These, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the actions of the United States Government to affect Yugoslavian presidential elections in Macedonia and Serbia against Slobodan Milosevic, as well as Milosevic's use of these actions as evidence of outside interference. Nationalism as well as opposition strategies are also discussed.


Trends. The July 26 Elections: Ignoring The Political Psychology Of Cambodia, Editor Jul 1998

Trends. The July 26 Elections: Ignoring The Political Psychology Of Cambodia, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the upcoming, July 26, 1998, Cambodian election.


Trends. Elections For The Northern Ireland Assembly: The Psychological Aftermath, Editor Jul 1998

Trends. Elections For The Northern Ireland Assembly: The Psychological Aftermath, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The editor discusses the impact of the elections in Northern Ireland on the Northern Ireland peace accords and other aspects of government.


Trends. U.S. Foreign Policy And The People's Republic Of China: A Behaviorist Perspective, Editor Jun 1998

Trends. U.S. Foreign Policy And The People's Republic Of China: A Behaviorist Perspective, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Re-posted from November 8, 1998 [IBPP, Vol. 1, No. 2] in the context of the most current controversies in United States (US)-People's Republic of China (PRC) relations, the editor discusses foreign policy as it relates to China through the lens of behavioral psychology.


Trends. The Liberian Elections And Reflections On Political Love, Editor Jul 1997

Trends. The Liberian Elections And Reflections On Political Love, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses political observations of survivors of wars, purges, massacres, and terror, survivors who have lost loved ones, all their worldly goods, even portions of their own bodies, minds, and spirits, often may be the biggest supporters of the perpetrators of evil.