Monitoring Tylosin And Sulfamethazine In A Tile-Drained Agricultural Watershed Using Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Sampler (Pocis), Maurice T. Washingtion, Thomas Moorman, Michelle L. Soupir, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Amy J. Morrow
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications
This study evaluated the influence of temporal variation on the occurrence, fate, and transport of tylosin (TYL) and sulfamethazine (SMZ); antibiotics commonly used in swine production. Atrazine (ATZ) was used as a reference analyte to indicate the agricultural origin of the antibiotics. We also assessed the impact of season and hydrology on antibiotic concentrations. A reconnaissance study of the South Fork watershed of the Iowa River (SFIR), was conducted from 2013 to 2015. Tile drain effluent and surface water were monitored using polar organic integrative sampler (POCIS) technology. Approximately 169 animal feeding operations (AFOs) exist in SFIR, with 153 of ...
Forecasting Changes In Religiosity And Existential Security With An Agent-Based Model, 2018 Old Dominion University
Forecasting Changes In Religiosity And Existential Security With An Agent-Based Model, Ross J. Gore, Carlos Lemos, F. Leron Shults, Wesley J. Wildman
We employ existing data sets and agent-based modeling to forecast changes in religiosity and existential security among a collective of individuals over time. Existential security reflects the extent of economic, socioeconomic and human development provided by society. Our model includes agents in social networks interacting with one another based on the education level of the agents, the religious practices of the agents, and each agent's existential security within their natural and social environments. The data used to inform the values and relationships among these variables is based on rigorous statistical analysis of the International Social Survey Programme Religion Module ...
A Political Theory Of Kulturkampf: Evidence From Imperial Prussia & Republican Turkey, 2017 Bilkent University
A Political Theory Of Kulturkampf: Evidence From Imperial Prussia & Republican Turkey, Ioannis N. Grigoriadis, Theocharis Grigoriadis
No abstract provided.
Truth Or Lies? Fake News And Political Polarization, 2017 University of Wyoming
Truth Or Lies? Fake News And Political Polarization, Brian Halsey
Honors Theses AY 17/18
The phrase “fake news” has widely encapsulated the world following the election of Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States. Media outlets, both conservative and liberal, have come under attack from their opposing counterparts. The headlines which they run, rather than the substance of what is presented under that headline are now even more widely judged by the audiences who view that material than before. This paper, and the survey questions that accompany it, attempts to analyze whether the trustworthiness a viewer has of a certain headline, comes from the headline itself, or rather from the ...
Social Networking Sites (Sns) And Electoral Outcomes: How The Tools/Functions Can Be Used To Predict Electoral Outcomes, 2017 Clark Atlanta University
Social Networking Sites (Sns) And Electoral Outcomes: How The Tools/Functions Can Be Used To Predict Electoral Outcomes, Abdul R. Sharif
Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University
This behavioral study examines the users’ engagement on social networking[ sites (SNS) in electoral races for public office in relation to their act of voting. This study was based on the premise that when certain criteria are met then SNS can be used as a predictive tool. The initial technique used was observations of the tools/functions on SNSs such as the “Like” button, favorable comments, retweets, friends/followers. Another technique used was surveys administered to individuals at political rallies, political debates, and college campuses to further analyze if their online engagement in politics translates to their physical participation. A ...
Strengthening The M&E System Of Peace Corps Colombia, 2017 SIT Graduate Institute
Strengthening The M&E System Of Peace Corps Colombia, Samuel Burke
In 1961, when the Peace Corps was established, Colombia was the first country chosen to receive volunteers. The program ran for 20 years, with volunteers working all over the country in various sectors. Then in 1981, due to the increasing violence from the guerilla civil war, the US government decided to withdraw the volunteers and suspend the Colombia program. After a 29-year hiatus, at the request of the Colombian government, the Peace Corps was invited back to Colombia in 2010.
The Peace Corps Colombia post currently has two programs, Practical English for Success (PES), established first; and, Community Economic Development ...
Population Dynamics: A Computer Model Of Discrimination, 2017 University of Pennsylvania
Population Dynamics: A Computer Model Of Discrimination, Stefan Byrd-Krueger
SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices and Ethics
No abstract provided.
Modeling Voting Dynamics In A Two-Party System: Social Interaction And Media Consumption, 2017 Illinois State University
Modeling Voting Dynamics In A Two-Party System: Social Interaction And Media Consumption, Caleb Ignace
Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research
No abstract provided.
To Build The Fire Of Revolution, 2017 James Madison University
To Build The Fire Of Revolution, Stephen Roddewig
James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)
Scholarly examinations of naturalism in Jack London’s 1908 short story “To Build a Fire” often overlook the influence of the socialist political movement. After surveying the American Socialist Party movement and London’s activism in “How I Became a Socialist,” this essay uses the frame of Marxist rhetorical criticism to inspect sociopolitical themes in London’s famous story. London’s critiques of Individualism in “How I Became a Socialist” parallel one of his concerns in “To Build a Fire” as his unnamed protagonist progresses through the Yukon with the larger ideals of American society and the capitalist economy guiding ...
Introduction To "Migration And The Crisis Of The Modern Nation State", 2017 CUNY Queensborough Community College
Introduction To "Migration And The Crisis Of The Modern Nation State", Frank Jacob, Adam Luedtke
Publications and Research
Introduction to an anthology dealing with the interrelationship between migration and a supposedly existing crisis of the modern nation state.
Green In Your Wallet Or A Green Planet: Views On Government Spending And Climate Change, 2017 Gettysburg College
Green In Your Wallet Or A Green Planet: Views On Government Spending And Climate Change, Lincoln M. Butcher
The scientific community is a near consensus that climate change is not only anthropogenic but is also a major threat to people around the world. Despite the alarm bells from the scientific community many people in the United States simply deny the science of climate change. Many studies have targeted level of education, party membership, and gender in their role in influencing how individuals perceive climate change. This study showed that views on government spending plays a very important role in the importance of the environment. Individuals who supported decreased government spending tend to view jobs as more important than ...
Levels Of Media Consumption And Muslim Intolerance, 2017 Gettysburg College
Levels Of Media Consumption And Muslim Intolerance, Kathryn E. Cushman
Exploring the various factors that lead to Muslim intolerance, specifically the role of media consumption and the control variables of age and education levels
The Cosmopolitan War Machine, 2017 University of Washington, Tacoma
The Cosmopolitan War Machine, Lucas Waggoner
Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship
The endless struggle between state sovereignty and individual rights is central to discussions of political conflict and human rights. In this essay, I will be utilizing, in addition to cosmopolitan philosophy, Deleuze and Guattari’s metaphysical masterpiece: Nomadology: The War Machine. I lay out a proposal for a potential method through which subalterns and other oppressed groups might obtain more cohesive representation, and use this representation to better protect their rights against the violent oppression of the states.
I use ideas of establishing and perpetuating norms through legal and political discourse as a key tool for the continuation of the ...
Trolling Twitter, 2017 University of Missouri, St. Louis
Trolling Twitter, Eric Vorst
Political polarization is a defining feature of the contemporary American political landscape. While there is little doubt that elite polarization levels have risen dramatically in recent decades, there is some debate over the existence of a corresponding rise in mass polarization. Recent scholarship on mass polarization has cited evidence related to citizens’ positions on public policy issues, party sorting, and geographic polarization; however, questions remain as to the nature and extent of mass polarization in online spaces. Specifically, more needs to be known regarding how expressions of elite polarization influence the formation of polarized communities within social media.
This dissertation ...
The New American Slavery: Capitalism And The Ghettoization Of American Prisons As A Profitable Corporate Business, 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
The New American Slavery: Capitalism And The Ghettoization Of American Prisons As A Profitable Corporate Business, David A. Liburd
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
The labor of enslaved Africans and Black Americans played a large part in the history of colonial America, with the American plantation being the epicenter for all that was to be produced. While the two have never been completely tied together, capitalism and modern day slavery have been linked with one another. Some analysis sees slavery as a remote form of capitalism, a substitute, to an antiquated form of labor in the modern world.
Slave plantations adopted a new concentration in size and management, referred to by W.E. DuBois as a change "from a family institution to an industrial ...
How_Is_Socialism_Doing_In_Venezuela.Mp3, 2017 Selected Works
How_Is_Socialism_Doing_In_Venezuela.Mp3, John Hames
Do Weapons Make Warfare? An Instrumental Variables Approach Towards Investigating The Relationship Between Small Arms Abundance, Civil Conflict Onset, And Civil Conflict Intensity, 2017 Macalester College
Do Weapons Make Warfare? An Instrumental Variables Approach Towards Investigating The Relationship Between Small Arms Abundance, Civil Conflict Onset, And Civil Conflict Intensity, Gabriel S. Barrett
Political Science Honors Projects
Scholars, journalists, and policymakers frequently attribute the intensity and onset of civil conflict to the abundance of small arms. However, the direction of causality has been difficult to assess due to a lack of data on the illicit small arms market and the plausibly endogenous relationship between the abundance of weapons and civil conflict. Using a new dataset of estimated small arms prices, I determine that a decrease in the price of small arms is significantly and negatively correlated with an increase in the intensity of conflict in the following year. I also determine that small arms prices increase in ...
Extending Difference Of Votes Rules On Three Voting Models., 2017 University of Louisville
Extending Difference Of Votes Rules On Three Voting Models., Sarah Schulz King
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
In a voting situation where there are only two competing alternatives, simple majority rule outputs the alternatives with the most votes or declares a tie if both alternatives receive the same number of votes. For any non-negative integer k, the difference of votes rule Mk outputs the alternative that beats the competing alternative by more than k votes. Llamazares (2006) gives a characterization of the difference of votes rules in terms of five axioms. In this thesis, we extend Llamazares' result by completely describing the class of voting rules that satisfy only two out of his five axioms. In ...
Revolutionary Coalition Strength And Collective Failure As Determinants Of Status Reallocation, 2017 University of Wisconsin-Madison
Revolutionary Coalition Strength And Collective Failure As Determinants Of Status Reallocation, H. Andrew Michener, Edward J. Lawler
Edward J Lawler
This experiment investigated the effects of collective performance and coalition strength on the redistribution of status prerogatives in triads. A status hierarchy was established within triads, such that one person held higher control status and the two others held lower status. Each group performed an ambiguous, decision-making task over two trials. Collective performance (i.e., success vs failure) was manipulated via bogus feedback regarding the group’s performance, while coalition strength was manipulated by varying the extent to which the two low-status members, acting together as a revolutionary coalition, could damage the outcomes received by the high-status member. Results indicate ...
The Impact Of Status Differences On Coalitional Agreements: An Experimental Study, 2017 Cornell University
The Impact Of Status Differences On Coalitional Agreements: An Experimental Study, Edward J. Lawler
Edward J Lawler
This experiment investigated the impact of status differences between subordinates and face-to-face coalition negotiations on insurgent coalitional action. The effects of these variables were examined in stratified groups, where a leader established inequitable pay-rates, and subordinates could coalesce and destroy a portion of the leader’s outcomes. The results showed that status differences (as opposed to status similarity) undermined the sense of common interests between subordinates and reduced the severity of coalitional action against the leader. Face-to-face negotiations engendered a more cautious approach to coalition negotiations and also reduced the severity of insurgent action. The results suggest that status differences ...