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The Montana Energy Security Act, Kennedy Bahm Apr 2019

The Montana Energy Security Act, Kennedy Bahm

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Eliminating the use of coal-fired power nationwide has been a popular talking point in recent legislative debates in Washington, D.C. Despite obvious threats to the environment, investing in coal-fired energy offers considerable economic benefits to Americans. In Montana, this debate has been centered around the closure of the Colstrip Power Plant. The Montana Energy Security Act (HB 203), proposed by Representative Rodney Garcia, would permit the state of Montana to sell bonds to finance the $500m purchase of the Colstrip Power Plant. This case study offers a cost benefit analysis of the Montana Energy Security Act, comparing the societal ...


An Exploration Of Iranian Use Of Gray Zones And Their Deterrence, Lauren Zimmerman, Amanda Urick Mar 2019

An Exploration Of Iranian Use Of Gray Zones And Their Deterrence, Lauren Zimmerman, Amanda Urick

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Iran, being the religious minority in the Middle East, has begun to extend its reach outside of its borders by influencing the stability of other states within the region. They have been utilizing their economic revenue to fund terrorist organizations and cyber capabilities to threaten free use of the internet in the Middle East. Iran is the world's most active state sponsor of terrorism, but how do we deter them? Our paper will explore the history of deterring Iran and future possibilities.


Political Attitudes, Cognitive Style, And Political Persuasion, Halbert Bai, Gregory Mitchell, Philip E. Tetlock Jan 2019

Political Attitudes, Cognitive Style, And Political Persuasion, Halbert Bai, Gregory Mitchell, Philip E. Tetlock

Yale Day of Data

How do liberals and conservatives differ? Existing evidence suggests clear divergences on cognitive style and sociopolitical attitudes. However, theories such as the rigidity of the right hypothesis (Adorno et al., 1950; Tetlock, 1983) and the ideologue hypothesis (Rokeach, 1956) make incompatible predictions. The present research aims to reconcile these incongruities by employing measures that assess (a) cognitive style/open-mindedness, (b) perspective-taking, and (c) relationships between characteristics of procedural justice. Study 1 employed real-world arguments on highly politicized issues to examine rhetorical features that influence an article’s persuasiveness. We found evidence for the rigidity of the right hypothesis. In Study ...


The Power And Pathologies Of Language: How Human Rights Messaging Can Also Affect Support For Violent Non-State Actors, Alexandra Haines, Michele Leiby, Matthew Krain Nov 2017

The Power And Pathologies Of Language: How Human Rights Messaging Can Also Affect Support For Violent Non-State Actors, Alexandra Haines, Michele Leiby, Matthew Krain

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

Are framing strategies that are effective at encouraging pro-social behavior such as participation in human rights campaigns also effective at mobilizing support for “anti-social” and violent causes? Using an experimental research design, we seek to understand under what conditions individuals will express support for retributive violent action.

We hypothesize that a personal story of victimization, wherein the humanity and vulnerability of the victim and the intensity of the violence suffered are described in vivid detail, will be necessary and sufficient to cause the audience to express support for the victim’s subsequent participation in organized, retaliatory violence. We expect that ...


The 'Nayirah' Effect: The Role Of Target States’ Human Rights Violations And Victims’ Emotive Images In War Support, Joseph Braun, Kiyoung Chang Nov 2017

The 'Nayirah' Effect: The Role Of Target States’ Human Rights Violations And Victims’ Emotive Images In War Support, Joseph Braun, Kiyoung Chang

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

When a target state violates human rights, how does the identity of the victims and the presence of emotive imagery affect the level of public support for interventionist war? How does the perceived race and gender of victims affect this relationship? We employ a survey experiment to study whether and when information about a target state’s human rights violations affects public attitudes toward the use of force. Specifically, we manipulate a fictional victim’s race (light-skinned vs. dark-skinned) and gender (male vs. female), and explore how these variations affect support for interventionist war. In our experiment, we find that ...


Faith-Based Resistance, Human Rights, And Emancipatory Practices, Curtis Kline Nov 2017

Faith-Based Resistance, Human Rights, And Emancipatory Practices, Curtis Kline

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

Progressive political theologies can expand and deepen both the strength and the conceptualization of human rights advocacy. However, not all political theologies are an effort to defend human dignity; neither are all understandings and practices of human rights. The validation of progressive political theologies as well as the validation of human rights conceptualizations comes from their capacity to concretely change the lived reality of poor and oppressed peoples of the world.

As with political theologies, there is a constant struggle over the control of how to conceptualize what constitutes a human rights issue. While many communities of faith find liberating ...


Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore Aug 2016

Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore

Staff Council

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Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson Aug 2016

Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson

Staff Council

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Phyllis Townsend For Wku Staff Council, Phyllis Townsend Aug 2016

Phyllis Townsend For Wku Staff Council, Phyllis Townsend

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Mike Loftis For Wku Staff Council, Mike Loftis Aug 2016

Mike Loftis For Wku Staff Council, Mike Loftis

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Tice Edwards For Wku Staff Council, Tice Edwards Aug 2016

Tice Edwards For Wku Staff Council, Tice Edwards

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L.R. Kennon For Staff Council, Lurien R. Kennon Aug 2016

L.R. Kennon For Staff Council, Lurien R. Kennon

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Kelly Scott For Wku Staff Council, Kelly Scott Aug 2016

Kelly Scott For Wku Staff Council, Kelly Scott

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Wren Mills For Staff Council, Wren Mills Aug 2016

Wren Mills For Staff Council, Wren Mills

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Nominations For Staff Council Election, Tuesday 8/9, Greg Hackbarth Aug 2016

Nominations For Staff Council Election, Tuesday 8/9, Greg Hackbarth

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Call For Nominations; Staff Council Special Election, Greg Hackbarth Jul 2016

Call For Nominations; Staff Council Special Election, Greg Hackbarth

Staff Council

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Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson May 2016

Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson

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Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore May 2016

Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore

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Cindy Wedding For Wku Staff Council, Cynthia Wedding May 2016

Cindy Wedding For Wku Staff Council, Cynthia Wedding

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Hannah Digges-Elliott For Wku Staff Council, Hannah Digges-Elliott May 2016

Hannah Digges-Elliott For Wku Staff Council, Hannah Digges-Elliott

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Connie Spears For Wku Staff Council, Connie Spears May 2016

Connie Spears For Wku Staff Council, Connie Spears

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Martha Basham For Wku Staff Council, Martha Basham May 2016

Martha Basham For Wku Staff Council, Martha Basham

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Greg Hackbarth For Wku Staff Council, Greg Hackbarth May 2016

Greg Hackbarth For Wku Staff Council, Greg Hackbarth

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Jo Ellen Scruggs For Wku Staff Council, Jo Ellen Scruggs May 2016

Jo Ellen Scruggs For Wku Staff Council, Jo Ellen Scruggs

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Matt Davis For Wku Staff Council, Matthew Davis May 2016

Matt Davis For Wku Staff Council, Matthew Davis

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Mary Taylor For Wku Staff Council, Mary Taylor May 2016

Mary Taylor For Wku Staff Council, Mary Taylor

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Theresa Clark For Wku Staff Council, Theresa Clark May 2016

Theresa Clark For Wku Staff Council, Theresa Clark

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Kindness Initiative, Tom Tait Feb 2016

Kindness Initiative, Tom Tait

Local Government Reconsidered

"Five years ago, when Tom Tait began his first term as the Mayor of the Great City of Anaheim, he took the reins of a complex set of challenges.

To most of the world, Anaheim is known as the home of world-class sports teams, internationally renowned attractions, and of course - a very famous mouse. Yet in stark parallel, the city also faced some of the most challenging issues to confront a mayor; homelessness, drug abuse, gang violence and human trafficking.

However Tom had a plan. A single strategy to bring together the polar opposites; to empower law enforcement, community leaders ...


California's Local Elections, Joe Mathews Feb 2016

California's Local Elections, Joe Mathews

Local Government Reconsidered

"When it comes to understanding the problem of low turnout in California’s local elections, we are overlooking a fundamental cause: Californians are not nearly divided enough."


Connecting Community By Advocacy And Design, Mia Lehrer Feb 2016

Connecting Community By Advocacy And Design, Mia Lehrer

Local Government Reconsidered

"The way we plan our cities and communicate to the public can build a sense of connection to public places. The Trust for Public Land estimates Los Angeles has just nine acres of parkland for every 1,000 residents, and that 52% of Los Angeles residents live within a ½ mile of that parklandi. While this falls between Washington D.C.’s 13.5 park acres and New York’s 4.6, many of Los Angeles’ park acres lie in large regional parks such as Griffith Park and Runyon Canyon Park, leaving much of the city park-poor. Recent research points ...