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Experiencing Citizenship In A Globalizing World: The Impact Of Off-Campus Programs, Ryan Owen Williams Syracuse University
Experiencing Citizenship In A Globalizing World: The Impact Of Off-Campus Programs, Ryan Owen Williams
Political Science - Dissertations
College serves as a critical time in the lives of young adults in the formulation of their identification with citizenship, of their sense of belonging or affiliation. In an era of increasing globalization, this psychological dimension of citizenship requires further research and elaboration. This project seeks to determine if and how the academic and off-campus choices students make in college impact their worldview, their loyalties and sense of responsibility toward others. How far do students' allegiances extend and what experiences in college help to create these bonds and commitments? This study asks whether international experience via study abroad is a ...
China And The New Triangular Relationship In The Americas: China And The Future Of Us-Mexico Relations, Enrique Dussel Peters, Adrian H. Hearn, Harley Shaiken University of Miami
China And The New Triangular Relationship In The Americas: China And The Future Of Us-Mexico Relations, Enrique Dussel Peters, Adrian H. Hearn, Harley Shaiken
Center for Latin American Studies Publications
This book advances the concept of “triangular relationships” by analyzing benefits and conflicts within US-Mexico-China relations as Chinas´ influence increases. The contributors examine this phenomenon from economic, political, and social perspectives. China´s deepening impact in the Americas suggests that triangular relation-ships, such as those examined in this volume, will necessarily weigh more heavily into other fields of research in the future.
Diasporas, Ethnic Conflict, And Traumatic Events, Christopher Cunningham Northeastern University
Diasporas, Ethnic Conflict, And Traumatic Events, Christopher Cunningham
Political Science Dissertations
This research examines how ethnic diaspora communities perceive and respond to traumatic events in the homeland and evaluates the capacity of these events to act as catalysts to mobilize diasporas in support of co-ethnic separatist movements. Although other factors help to shape perceptions and influence the relative effectiveness of mobilization, the purpose of this research is to develop a clearer understanding of how a single violent event can have a grave and unique impact on diaspora views of a homeland separatist movement and help lead to the mobilization of its supporters. To gain these insights and analyze diaspora perceptions and ...
Carter, Tim Lee, 1910-1987 (Mss 80), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Western Kentucky University
Carter, Tim Lee, 1910-1987 (Mss 80), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 80. Correspondence, photographs, audiotapes, film, clippings, general office files, and records of legislative proceedings relating to the political career of Tim Lee Carter, U.S. Representative (Republican) for Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District, 1965-1981.
Governing New Technology: A Comparative Analysis Of Government Support For Nanotechnology In The Netherlands And The United States, Johannes Eijmberts Northeastern University
Governing New Technology: A Comparative Analysis Of Government Support For Nanotechnology In The Netherlands And The United States, Johannes Eijmberts
Political Science Dissertations
This study examines this variance in national government support for nanotechnology—its shape, size, and policy priorities—by comparing the United States and the Netherlands. Our operating hypothesis is that national government support for nanotechnology development is driven not by the intrinsic nature of the technology but by longstanding structural and institutional arrangements. That is, in the U.S., pluralist political traditions and reliance on classical liberal market economics would suggest a detached national government approach, leaving any initiative to market actors. At the same time, legacies of corporatism in the Dutch political system and a tradition of greater direct ...
“Normalizing” Japan?: Contestation, Identity Construction, And The Evolution Of Security Policy, Daisuke Minami Macalester College
“Normalizing” Japan?: Contestation, Identity Construction, And The Evolution Of Security Policy, Daisuke Minami
In this thesis, I address two puzzles regarding Japan’s security policy: (1) its minimalist military posture despite its economic power during the Cold War and (2) the recent shift from this minimalist security policy to an assertive one marked by a strengthening of its international security role and military. I argue that although many IR scholars, mainly from the realist camp, claim that the formation of the original security policy (puzzle 1) and subsequent transformation (puzzle 2) is driven by the state’s rational response to external conditions in the international security environment, it can more adequately be explained ...
Deepening Democracy At The Grassroots Level: Citizen Participation In State Devolved Funds (Cdf) In Kenya, Fredrick Omondi Otieno Syracuse University
Deepening Democracy At The Grassroots Level: Citizen Participation In State Devolved Funds (Cdf) In Kenya, Fredrick Omondi Otieno
Pan African Studies - Theses
That democracy is the most suitable form of government is no longer contested. However many questions shaking this global consensus continue to abound. Why is there a growing cynicism and apathy with the notion of democracy across the globe? Why has the concept of democracy had to attract adjectives that attempt to qualify or categorize it in different parts of the world? And perhaps most importantly, if in deed democracy is such a good "thing" how can it be made meaningful? This thesis looks at citizen participation in a state devolved fund (CDF) in Kenya as a space through which ...
Ancients, Moderns, And Americans: The Case Of Tyranny, Alexandria LaRose Bridgewater State University
Ancients, Moderns, And Americans: The Case Of Tyranny, Alexandria Larose
American political thought’s reliance on modern, liberal thinking raises questions about its ability to fully and properly understand tyranny. According to Leo Strauss (2000), this lack of understanding, or total misunderstanding, stems from America’s failure to return to the political thought of the ancients. Ancient philosophy provides one with the normative criteria by which it becomes possible to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy regimes. This project assesses the argument of Strauss through a textual analysis of Locke’s Second Treatise and The Declaration of Independence. The analysis conducted finds no evidence to suggest that American political thought provides ...
Conflicting Discourses Of Participatory Postdevelopment In Community-Led Total Sanitation, Shaina M. Pomerantz Kasper Macalester College
Conflicting Discourses Of Participatory Postdevelopment In Community-Led Total Sanitation, Shaina M. Pomerantz Kasper
The development community perceives the current “sanitation crisis” to be remedied with water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives. While the participatory process of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) incorporates community involvement, it still imposes globalized sanitation norms and a dominant external worldview. Using discourse analysis of the CLTS handbook, I argue that CLTS structurally advocates for continuing local hierarchies, promotes external technologies, enforces the power of outside development facilitation, and creates a new sanitation paradigm. Communities continue to resist sanitation development such as CLTS because of its top-down structure. I conclude by offering policy recommendations to improve the CLTS process.
Political Party Affiliation, Regional Variation And The Demographic Correlates Of Euroscepticism On The Isle Of Great Britain, Jared Figgins Marshall University
Political Party Affiliation, Regional Variation And The Demographic Correlates Of Euroscepticism On The Isle Of Great Britain, Jared Figgins
Theses, Dissertations and Capstones
Euroscepticism or opposition to the European Union has become a growing political philosophy among broad segments of Europe’s populace. This philosophy has manifested itself in some form throughout most of the European Union, but opinion polls and voter data indicate Euroscepticism is most acute within the United Kingdom and both among its general citizenry and elected officials. In the 2009 EU Parliament elections for the United Kingdom, the right wing United Kingdom Independence Party gained its most ever seats in the Parliament while the far-right British National Party gained its first ever seats in a national election. With overtly ...
Charities In Politics: A Reappraisal, Brian Galle College of William & Mary Law School
Charities In Politics: A Reappraisal, Brian Galle
William and Mary Law Review
Federal law significantly limits the political activities of charities, but no one really knows why. In the wake of Citizens United, the absence of any strong normative grounding for the limits may leave the rules vulnerable to constitutional challenge. This Article steps into that breach, offering a set of policy reasons to separate politics from charity. I also sketch ways in which my more precise exposition of the rationale for the limits helps guide interpretation of the complex legal rules implementing them.
Any defense of the political limits begins with significant challenges because of a long tradition of scholarly criticism ...
Shattering The Political Or The Question Of War In Heidegger’S "Letter On Humanism.”, Babette Babich Fordham University
Shattering The Political Or The Question Of War In Heidegger’S "Letter On Humanism.”, Babette Babich
Jean Beaufret’s question concerning humanism was “politically” framed on several levels as initially presented to Heidegger.1 Accordingly, Heidegger’s own response was itself political: invoking both technology and the self-same question of science that we remain—and to this day—still “too pious” (in Nietzsche’s words) to be able to frame as a question: the very same question Heidegger develops in his later lectures delivered to the businessmen of Germany, including his Question Concerning Technology. The preoccupation with thinking technology and thinking science remains with Heidegger to the end of his life. Even more significant perhaps (particularly ...
The Presence Of Coups D'État Within Revolutions: Effects On Population Health, Rose E. Facchini Salve Regina University
The Presence Of Coups D'État Within Revolutions: Effects On Population Health, Rose E. Facchini
The present study is a comparative approach to revolutions and their effect on population health during the post-conflict period. Specifically, it attempts to determine whether revolutions that are accompanied by a coup d'état have a significant negative impact on post-revolution population health. Degree of revolutionary violence, governmental structures, and pre-revolution health systems is of particular interest as relevant variables. The study focuses on the Latin American countries of Nicaragua and Chile due to their similar region and timeframe. The revolutions and accompanying coup d'état in both of these countries do not demonstrate different patterns on public health in ...
Groundbreaking Strides Without Transformational Change: The Integration Of Gender Perspectives Into Us Department Of State Peacebuilding Strategy Under Secretary Clinton, Jessie M. Durrett Occidental College
Groundbreaking Strides Without Transformational Change: The Integration Of Gender Perspectives Into Us Department Of State Peacebuilding Strategy Under Secretary Clinton, Jessie M. Durrett
DWA Student Scholarship
Although peacebuilding aims to address root causes of conflict, while constructing stable institutions and social relations, conventional peacebuilding’s negligence of gender in post-conflict societies and peace processes has restricted its potential. Most actors that contribute to peacebuilding efforts have participated in this ignorance, causing an outburst of feminist literature highlighting the severe need to integrate gender perspectives into peacebuilding. However, existing literature provides few specific recommendations and insufficiently examines mechanisms for integrating gender into state-led peacebuilding. Major actors, such as the United States, have recently embarked on attempts to incorporate gender perspectives into peacebuilding, creating large scopes of policy ...
The Hui And The Uyghurs: A Comparison Of Relationships With The Chinese State, Arianna Shorey University of Washington Tacoma
The Hui And The Uyghurs: A Comparison Of Relationships With The Chinese State, Arianna Shorey
PPE Paper Prize
The author examines the historical, social, and cultural connections between China and its Muslim minority groups, focusing on the Hui and Uyghur populations. Though both groups are officially granted some measure of religious freedom and autonomy under the Chinese constitution, their relationships with the state are quite different. The Hui enjoy a relatively peaceful coexistence with the government, striving to balance their distinct cultural and religious belief with integration into mainstream Chinese society. The Ugyhurs, however, maintain a separatist stance toward the government and face much harsher regulations and more extreme forms of discrimination.
Contemporary Russian International Relations, Joshua A. Burnett University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Contemporary Russian International Relations, Joshua A. Burnett
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Enhancing Solidarity And Cooperation Social Identity Theory And China's Involvement In Africa, David Thomas Aston Utah State University
Enhancing Solidarity And Cooperation Social Identity Theory And China's Involvement In Africa, David Thomas Aston
All Graduate Plan B and other Reports
China has increasingly intensified engagement with Africa since 2000. In 2001, trade between Africa and China was at $10.6 billion. In 2011, trade had exploded to over $160 billion.1 Chinese investment in Africa has grown from tens of millions of dollars to over $10 billion.2 This surge of trade and investment in Africa has not yet been matched by any other global power. Recently, Hu Jintao doubled China’s loan commitment to Africa to over $20 billion. This increase of trade and investment reflects a growing Chinese influence in Africa.3 What caused this increased Chinese interest ...
Explaining Conflicts In Japanese-South Korean Relations, Jonathan James Ence Utah State University
Explaining Conflicts In Japanese-South Korean Relations, Jonathan James Ence
All Graduate Plan B and other Reports
South Korea and Japan usually cooperate but occasionally experience periods of conflict that disrupt their relationship. This paper seeks to explain those sporadic periods of conflict using a dynamic theory. This theory posits that South Korean leadership power status coupled with Japanese action on sensitive issues will lead to a period of conflict. President Kim Dae Jung’s administration serves as the case study for this paper.
The Cost Of Primacy: The Potential Impacts On American Domestic Health, Peter James Crosby Utah State University
The Cost Of Primacy: The Potential Impacts On American Domestic Health, Peter James Crosby
All Graduate Plan B and other Reports
While scholars, soldiers and politicians have argued about the international consequences of American grand strategy, relatively little attention has been paid to the potential domestic consequences of American hegemony versus isolationism. This paper is an effort to start the process of understanding the relationship between American primacy (the current strategy) and its domestic impact. It looks at general areas of measurement, economic and social indicators, to determine if primacy has a positive or negative impact on the American people. Though additional research is necessary, this paper suggests primacy has not had the negative consequences suggested by proponents of isolationism.
The Rise Of Religious Parties In Turkey And India, Hannah Donovan Providence College
The Rise Of Religious Parties In Turkey And India, Hannah Donovan
Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity
This project examines the rise of religious parties in secular democracies. In both Turkey and India, religious parties have enjoyed electoral successes (and failures). While religion is a significant issue to voters, it is oftentimes the persistence of economic problems that leads to the rise and fall of religious parties. The impact of coalition governments, change in political rhetoric, and relationship between government and religion in both countries are also analyzed and contrasted.
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