An Ghaoth A Chriofidh An Eorna: The Moral Economy Of Ireland's Whiteboys, 1761-1787., Connor Bartlett Mcdermott
Senior Projects Spring 2017
In 1761, the peasantry of Ireland rose in insurrection against enclosure and tithes. The initial wave of protesters were known as 'Whiteboys,' and their insurrection came to be a model for subsequent Irish agrarian redresser movements throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Applying E.P. Thompson’s theory of moral economy to the practice of Whiteboyism reveals the sophisticated motives which lay behind the Whiteboy’s 18th century protests against enclosure, tithes, and middlemen in rural Ireland. Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.
Public Discourse And The Securitization Of Conflict, 2017 Bard College
Public Discourse And The Securitization Of Conflict, Gilda Raizel Edelman
Senior Projects Spring 2017
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.
Colombian Peace Process Likely To Succeed, 2017 James Madison University
Colombian Peace Process Likely To Succeed, Kayla D. Graves
Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current
On 2 October 2016, Colombians voted on a referendum to “end the conflict and establish stable and enduring peace” between Las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC, and Colombia’s democratic government. The referendum was rejected by a narrow margin―49.8% of voters in favor of the peace deal and 50.2% opposed. Following the referendum several terms were revised and the peace accord was approved by Colombian Congress on 30 November 2016. Now, the transition to peace begins.
Structured Analytic Techniques including Analysis of Competing Hypotheses, Scenario Generation, and Red Team Analysis support the conclusion that the Colombian ...
Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, 2017 Winthrop University
Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin
(The Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers are currently in processing.)
This collection contains most of the records of Dorothy Medlin’s work and correspondence and also includes reference materials, notes, microfilm, photographic negatives related both to her professional and personal life. Additions include a FLES Handbook, co-authored by Dorothy Medlin and a decorative mirror belonging to Dorothy Medlin.
Major series in this collection include: some original 18th century writings and ephemera and primary source material of André Morellet, extensive collection of secondary material on André Morellet's writings and translations, Winthrop related files, literary manuscripts and notes by Dorothy Medlin (1966-2011 ...
Considering Clausewitz Across Contexts, 2017 Harding University
Considering Clausewitz Across Contexts, Laura Salter
Tenor of Our Times
Carl von Clausewitz’s On War has been heralded as one of the most influential theories of war. It has influenced statesmen as diverse as Dwight Eisenhower, Vladimir Lenin, and Adolf Hitler. After having been incorporated into various schools of thought, taught to soldiers and studied extensively, it begs the question: what explains the continuous relevance of Clausewitz’s theory, despite changing contexts and technology? This paper posits that Clausewitz presented war as an extension of politics composed of a trinity of forces, used methodology that would transcend eras, and wrote about war’s very nature. In doing so, On ...
The Music And Politics Of Willy Chirino, 2017 Georgia Southern University
The Music And Politics Of Willy Chirino, Nancy N. Balcziunas
University Honors Program Theses
Cuban musician and singer Willy Chirino, the self-proclaimed inventor of the “Miami Sound,” was sent to the United States as a teenager in the 1960s under Operation Pedro Pan to escape the influence of Fidel Castro's communist regime. Throughout his career, he has used his music to spread a personal and political agenda; his rejection of communism and the Castro regime can be seen through his song lyrics, humanitarian efforts, and direct engagement in the world of politics.
The Role Of Ideology In Public Perceptions Of The State's Economic Performance In China, 2016 University of Alberta
The Role Of Ideology In Public Perceptions Of The State's Economic Performance In China, Reza Hasmath
Appendix To Prehistoric Myths In Modern Political Philosophy, 2016 Tulane University of Louisiana
Appendix To Prehistoric Myths In Modern Political Philosophy, Karl Widerquist, Grant Mccall
Prehistoric Myths In Modern Political Philosophy, 2016 Tulane University of Louisiana
Prehistoric Myths In Modern Political Philosophy, Karl Widerquist, Grant Mccall
Religion, Administration & Public Goods: Experimental Evidence From Russia, 2016 University of California - Berkeley
Religion, Administration & Public Goods: Experimental Evidence From Russia, Theocharis N. Grigoriadis
Surfing The Revolutionary Wave 2010-12: A Social Theory Of Agency, Resistance, And Orders Of Dissent In Contemporary Social Movements, Athina Karatzogianni, Michael Schandorf
India's Dalit Moment, 2016 Cuny Graduate School of Journalism
India's Dalit Moment, Gabriel Kenneth Carroll Conlon
This summer a brutal attack on Dalit youths in the Indian state of Gujarat set off months of street protests. The attack and subsequent protests underscored the persistence of caste-based discrimination in rural India, and the often brutal manner in which Dalits – members of India’s lowest castes – are excluded from everyday society. “India’s Dalit Moment” is a field report examining the causes and protagonists of the revolt. With on-the-ground reporting in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Bihar, this multimedia piece – including print, radio and photo elements – conveys a synthetic, but detailed window into the Dalit community and the ...
"Who Am I?": The Development Of A Male Palestinian Political Identity, 2016 University of San Francisco
"Who Am I?": The Development Of A Male Palestinian Political Identity, Tala J. Dayyat
The Palestinian people have lived under numerous imperial rulers; first, the Ottoman Empire, then later the British. Today they live under the military occupation of the state of Israel as second class citizen millions more living abroad as refugees. Young Palestinian men have become the leaders and the physical manifestation of the struggle against Israel, a political Goliath that has used tactics to repress the Palestinians such as, detentions, beatings, and land confiscation, which many outside of the Israeli state deem as illegal. Scholar Rashid Khalidi states that “the quintessential Palestinian experience, which illustrates some of the most basic issues ...
Women Of Color In Politics, 2016 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School
Women Of Color In Politics, Londen J. Powers
Research & Exhibition
No abstract provided.
Tempered Experience: The Educational Foundation Of Democratic Ideology, 2016 St. John Fisher College
Tempered Experience: The Educational Foundation Of Democratic Ideology, Nicholas J. Schwarm
Democracy is a political ideology, one that requires a person to believe in that ideology for it to exist. The contemporary political landscape is dominated by democracies, and for this reason we need to understand how to build and sustain Them. There needs to be a well educated populace of citizens, who are able to engage in democratic actions, and aid the community. What they need is tempered experience, experience that is understood though the knowledge that a citizen already has.
A Grand Game: Sino-American Relations In The 21st Century, 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A Grand Game: Sino-American Relations In The 21st Century, Cameron T. Mccauley
College of Security and Intelligence
This paper provides an overview and analysis of Sino-American relations, focusing primarily on the South China Sea and the implications of China’s rise on both the region and US national security. International relations theory provides the framework for the analysis and multiple viewpoints are included. This paper draws attention to the importance of properly understanding China’s ambitions in order to prevent a war in the Pacific. While not inevitable, the potential for conflict is addressed and likely scenarios are included. This paper concludes with a quick look at how the Trump administration’s policies could affect the turbulent ...
Truth And Justice? Towards Comprehensive Transitional Justice In Uganda And The Democratic Republic Of Congo, 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Truth And Justice? Towards Comprehensive Transitional Justice In Uganda And The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Alicia Weaver
Political Science Department -- Theses, Dissertations, and Student Scholarship
The field of transitional justice currently views retributive and restorative justice as a means of reconciliation dichotomously. With practice becoming increasingly legalistic, the restorative approach is seen as not forcing accountability. This is a mistake. This article will attempt to show that prosecutions and truth and reconciliation commissions can complement one another to attain the most justice for the most people. Using the case studies of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I will examine under what conditions retributive and restorative justice will be used, and how they can be used to promote national reconciliation.
Advisor: Ariel Kohen
Lean Government Initiatives And The Origins Of Administrative Reforms, 2016 Honors Program
Lean Government Initiatives And The Origins Of Administrative Reforms, Sterl Carpenter
Senior Honors Projects
Government has both tremendous power and responsibility in modern American society. Throughout history, the role of government has shifted with the emergence of new programs and policies. Beginning in the late 1800’s, the role of government expanded with the mass production of railroads and rapid economic development. With this expansion of government, scholars such as Woodrow Wilson turned their attention to the performance of our national bureaucracy, arguing that administration of public policies could be more successful if reforms were instituted. The trend of administrative expansion accelerated into the 20th Century while conducting two major wars and in responding ...
A Theoretical Analysis Of Isis Indoctrination And Recruitment, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay
A Theoretical Analysis Of Isis Indoctrination And Recruitment, Trevor Hawkins
Capstone Projects and Theses
This paper is an attempt to use various theories in the social sciences as a tool to understand the mechanisms employed in ISIS indoctrination and recruitment tactics. There is a discussion of theories that have been developed in the field of influence psychology, rationalizing the context of indoctrination within this area of study. There is a discussion of proposedly relevant materials in philosophy, specifically simulacrum and linguistic deconstruction. These components are extrapolated to interpret a first person account of ISIS indoctrination, the first-ever ISIS recruitment film, and a Radical-Islamist periodical Inspire Magazine. Using a form of propaganda film analysis, and ...
The Failure Of Westphalia: A Constructivist Examination Of Western And Middle Eastern Relations, 2016 Liberty University
The Failure Of Westphalia: A Constructivist Examination Of Western And Middle Eastern Relations, Jayson Warren
This thesis is not intended to be a dogmatic or pedantic endorsement of any one religion, ethic, or culture. To the contrary, it is the intent of the author to examine a number of competing ideas, philosophies, and belief systems in order to extrapolate their geopolitical implications and to pursue them to their logical (albeit sometimes inevitable) conclusions. Too often, any number of presuppositions at work within a given situation go overlooked and subsequently skew geopolitical analysis and resulting policy decisions. This thesis seeks to transcend mere opinion or speculation and achieve instead a framework of Constructivism for pragmatic comprehension ...