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The Relationship Between Right-Wing Authoritarianism & Support For Military Action Among Millennial Voters, Jessica A. Nemet 2018 CUNY John Jay College

The Relationship Between Right-Wing Authoritarianism & Support For Military Action Among Millennial Voters, Jessica A. Nemet

Student Theses

This thesis examined the relationship between Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) and Militarism among millennial students at John Jay College. Previous studies have already suggested a relationship between RWA, heightened perceived individual or communal threat, and aggressive attitudes – especially towards outsiders. Confirmatory Factor Analysis was used to gauge the level of authoritarianism and that was endorsed by each subject and these RWA factor scores were contrasted between participants who endorsed Militarism as a viable U.S. foreign policy tactic and those who did not. Consistent with our hypothesis, results suggest that individuals who supported militarism as a viable means to solving international ...


Immigration Reform In Contemporary America: Why It May Never Happen., Amina Philbert-Ives 2018 University of Windsor

Immigration Reform In Contemporary America: Why It May Never Happen., Amina Philbert-Ives

Major Papers

There have been several key moments in immigration reform in the United States since the 1960s, starting with major change in immigration policy that took place under President Johnson in 1965. This paper will examine two key moments of successful reform in US history - The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, and the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. In recent times however, Americans have seen the failure of Congress to enact immigration reform, and the use by Presidents Obama and Trump of executive authority in order to bring about any sort of changes. Consequently, this paper will also examine ...


Is Government Really Broken?, Cary Coglianese 2018 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Is Government Really Broken?, Cary Coglianese

Faculty Scholarship

The widespread public angst that surfaced around the 2016 presidential election in the United States revealed that many Americans believe their government has become badly broken. Given the serious problems that continue to persist in society—crime, illiteracy, unemployment, poverty, discrimination, and more—these beliefs in a government breakdown are understandable. Yet a breakdown is actually far from self-evident. In this paper, I explain how diagnoses of governmental performance depend on the perspective from which current conditions in the country are viewed. Certainly when judged against a standard of perfection, America has a long way to go. But perfection is ...


Teaching Apportionment, Charles M. Biles 2018 Humboldt State University

Teaching Apportionment, Charles M. Biles

IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University

No abstract provided.


Climate Refugees: Establishing Legal Responses And U.S. Policy Possibilities, Steven Tetrick 2018 University of Minnesota, Morris

Climate Refugees: Establishing Legal Responses And U.S. Policy Possibilities, Steven Tetrick

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

“Climate Refugee” describes a person who is forced to leave their home or community due to changes to the local environment, such as rising sea level, drought, famine, or other side effects of climate change. A study from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees estimates that with the current rate of climate change, 250 million people will become climate refugees by 2050. Under the current global institutions, climate refugees are not granted legal refugee rights and there are no specific legal frameworks protecting them at the international or national levels. This paper will focus on refugee and immigration policy ...


Why Can't We Be Friends? Rapprochement In Us Foreign Policy, Karyssa Scheck 2018 University of Minnesota, Morris

Why Can't We Be Friends? Rapprochement In Us Foreign Policy, Karyssa Scheck

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

This comparative case study examines which factors lead the United States to reexamine its policies toward countries with which it has severed diplomatic ties. I theorize that two particular factors are instrumental in foreign policy decision-making when it comes to reversing US foreign policy to improve bilateral relations: perception of economic benefit for the US and perception of international pressure on the US to change its policy. I evaluate the presence and importance of these factors in the cases of US rapprochement with Iran, Libya, Vietnam, and Cuba, as they represent recent, major changes in the course of US foreign ...


Elections, Rhetoric, And Policy: Comparing The Rise Of Far-Right Nationalism In Western Europe And The United States, Ruby DeBellis 2018 University of Minnesota, Morris

Elections, Rhetoric, And Policy: Comparing The Rise Of Far-Right Nationalism In Western Europe And The United States, Ruby Debellis

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

Western Europe and the United States have both seen an increase in the number of elected officials who represent the far-right ideologically. In this paper, I investigate the reasons behind the rise of far-right nationalist parties, as well as the impacts it has on policy and implications for international relations. To do this, I compared recent election results from Western Europe and the US, the populist rhetoric used by these parties and their candidates, and the subsequent changes in immigration and trade policy due to far-right politicians enacting their agenda. Through this comparison, I concluded first that the elections in ...


Consolidation And Elimination Of North Dakota School Districts: A Research Note, Nicholas Bauroth 2018 North Dakota State University - Main Campus

Consolidation And Elimination Of North Dakota School Districts: A Research Note, Nicholas Bauroth

Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy

In 1940, there were 2,272 school districts across North Dakota; by 1960, there were ‘only’ 1,351. This study examines the consolidation and elimination of school districts across North Dakota from 1950 to 1966. It finds that the decline in school district numbers was largely driven by the end of one-room schoolhouses as a means of providing public education, though school district taxes and county population density played a significant role as well.


Handwritten Notes In Relation To A Caucus Meeting And Convention Information., Edna Louise Saffy 2018 University of North Florida

Handwritten Notes In Relation To A Caucus Meeting And Convention Information., Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection Textual

Circa 1992-2000.


Delegate List By State., 2018 University of North Florida

Delegate List By State.

Saffy Collection Textual

Circa 1992-2000.


Card: Florida Democratic Party Business Card And Envelope, 2018 University of North Florida

Card: Florida Democratic Party Business Card And Envelope

Saffy Collection Textual

Florida Democratic Party Business card, Terry Chair. 1993.


Invitation: To A Hospitality Suite From The Chair Of The Florida Democratic Party Terrie Brady., 2018 University of North Florida

Invitation: To A Hospitality Suite From The Chair Of The Florida Democratic Party Terrie Brady.

Saffy Collection Textual

An invitation from the Chair of the Florida Democratic party to a "Hospitality Suite " following by a dessert reception and dance. Circa 1993-1995.


Brochure: Let’S Stop The Snoring In Tallahassee. Fox For Dade., 2018 University of North Florida

Brochure: Let’S Stop The Snoring In Tallahassee. Fox For Dade.

Saffy Collection Textual

State Representative District. 110 Democrat. Circa 1976-1982.


Letter, To Mayor Jake Godbold From Dr. Saffy, March 7, 1983, Edna Louise Saffy 2018 University of North Florida

Letter, To Mayor Jake Godbold From Dr. Saffy, March 7, 1983, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection Textual

Letter from Edna Saffy and Dale Eldridge, Women’s Coordinators to Mayor Jake M. Godbold, a campaign situation report regarding the Duval Women’s Political Caucus, Jacksonville Women’s Network and the Democratic Women’s Club.


Letter: To Governor Lawton Chiles From Dr. Saffy, February 23, 1996, Edna Louise Saffy 2018 University of North Florida

Letter: To Governor Lawton Chiles From Dr. Saffy, February 23, 1996, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection Textual

Draft of a letter written by Dr. Edna L. Saffy to Governor Lawton Chiles recommending Lance Day, Esquire for judicial appointment.


Book Review: Courtrooms And Classrooms: A Legal History Of College Access, 1860-1960, Mark A. Addison 2018 Brown University

Book Review: Courtrooms And Classrooms: A Legal History Of College Access, 1860-1960, Mark A. Addison

Journal of College Access

Issues of college access are increasingly met with resolutions within social and economic contexts. Models such as cost of production output, and race and socioeconomic-conscious strategies form the basis of such analyses (Jenkins & Rodriguez, 2013; Henriksen, 1995; Treager Huber, 2010; Schmidt, 2012). We can expect retooling and reinventing of such models with increasing college costs and changes in student demographics.


Political Deliberation, Interest Conflict, And The Common Knowledge Effect, C. Daniel Myers 2018 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Political Deliberation, Interest Conflict, And The Common Knowledge Effect, C. Daniel Myers

Journal of Public Deliberation

Deliberation depends on the ability of deliberators to learn from each other through the exchange of information. However, the Common Knowledge Effect (CKE) finding, a well-established phenomenon affecting small-group discussion, shows that when people talk in groups they tend to ignore novel information and instead discuss commonly known information; things that everyone knew before discussion started. Some theorists have worried that the CKE makes small group discussion - one of the most common features of recent democratic innovations - a poor tool for making deliberative democracy a reality. However, most research on the CKE is limited to situations where group members share ...


Islamic Terrorism In The United States – The Association Of Religious Fundamentalism With Social Isolation & Paths Leading To Extreme Violence Through Processes Of Radicalization., Shay Shiran 2018 Shay Shiran

Islamic Terrorism In The United States – The Association Of Religious Fundamentalism With Social Isolation & Paths Leading To Extreme Violence Through Processes Of Radicalization., Shay Shiran

Student Theses

This exploratory study focuses on identifying motivations for religious terrorism and Islamic terrorism in the United States in particular. Terrorism is a crime of extreme violence with the end purpose of political influence. This crime is challenging to encounter for its multi-faced characteristics, the unusual motivations of its actors, and their semi-militant conduct. The hypothesis of this study asserts that religious terrorists are radicalized by passing from fundamental to extreme devout agendas, caused by isolation from the dominant society, and resulted in high potential to impose those agendas by extreme violence. Under the theoretical framework of subculture in criminology, this ...


Bibliography, Department of Library Special Collections, Sandra L. Staebell 2018 Western Kentucky University

Bibliography, Department Of Library Special Collections, Sandra L. Staebell

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No abstract provided.


Biography, Department of Library Special Collections, Sandra L. Staebell 2018 Western Kentucky University

Biography, Department Of Library Special Collections, Sandra L. Staebell

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No abstract provided.


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