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    • A MADISONIAN FRAMEWORK FOR CIVIC INVOLVEMENT 

      O'Brien, Shellee (2015-05)
      Popular government in the United States requires an American citizenry capable to confront the difficult questions of a self-governing people. As political science deepens our understanding of the political behavior of the ...
    • A SYNTHESIS OF COMMERCE AND CHRISTIANITY IN FREDERIC BASTIAT 

      Gant, Wesley A (2014-05)
      The 19th century French thinker Frédéric Bastiat is widely known for his strong economic positions in favor of free trade and individual liberty. I argue that these ideas must be studied alongside Bastiat’s core religious ...
    • Asian-American Political Participation: The Consequences of Social Invisibility 

      Chuor, Britnee (2018)
      Asian-Americans/ Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the highest educated and income-earning ethnic groups in the United States. These characteristics typically indicates high political activity, but AAPIs are the least ...
    • Authoritarianism, Threat, and Declining Tolerance and Support for Democracy: Evidence from the Post-Arab Spring Middle East 

      Ward, Matthew Michael; 0000-0002-4340-2005 (2018-05)
      Since the outbreak of the Arab Spring in 2011, the Middle East has backslid from a promising march toward democracy back into autocratic rule. The effects of these events on intolerance and support for democracy, however, ...
    • Bill Sponsorship in Congress 

      Waggoner, Philip D. (2018-08-08)
      Bill sponsorship in the American Congress is an outlet for individual legislators to stake out policy positions and set the legislative agenda. This tool is freely available for all legislators to use, whether in the ...
    • Causes and Consequences of Political Trust in East Asia 

      Wang, Ching-Hsing 1979- (December 2)
      My dissertation employs the empirical implications of theoretical models (EITM) framework to examine the causes of political trust and the effects of political trust on different forms of political participation in four ...
    • Cyber-Participation: Reducing Bias and Increasing Turnout 

      Steinberg, Alan F 1982- (May 2013)
      One of the key ideals behind the American system of democracy is that everyone can and will participate. Reality is unlike the ideal of democracy due to the social barriers of participation. The ability to engage politically ...
    • Data Structure and Management Summer Internship at the Smithsonian Gardens 2017 

      Javalagi, Puja (2017)
      I am minoring in Business Administration, and the Gardens needed an Administrative Intern. After the infamous Women’s March in D.C., many of the exhibits were damaged/ruined. The Gardens were and are still collecting ...
    • Debunking the Myths of Political Responses to Income Inequality 

      Huang, Cong (2018-05-11)
      This dissertation focuses on the political responses to income inequality. Multiple critical puzzles existing in the political economy of inequality are solved in three essays. Firstly, why low-income voters do not punish ...
    • Deception in Democracies 

      Perikala, Praboda (2018)
      This summer, I researched whether political deception could be exercised by the common people in democracies, and what that deception would entail. By answering this question, I hoped to gain a better understand political ...
    • Deconstructed Decentralization and Ethnic Conflict 

      Pineda, Paula Cecilia (2016-05)
      Decentralization, particularly federalism, is often presented as an institutional solution for ethnic conflict. Yet, the literature on decentralization and conflict is inconclusive; some scholars argue that decentralization ...
    • Desiring Immortality and Resisting the Regime in Political Liberalism 

      Hunt, Bruce A. (2016-05)
      Many political thinkers in the Western tradition, both ancient and modern, recognize the desire for immortality as either potentially helpful or harmful to political liberty. Indeed, there are deep disagreements among ...
    • Determinants of Democratic CItizenship in the Arab World:Gender and Political Participation in Seven Middle Eastern Countries 

      Shalaby, Marwa (May 2013)
      What is the structure of democratic citizenship in the Middle East? What are the determinants of democratic attitudes and behaviors of the ordinary citizens under authoritarian regimes? Do these factors vary across gender? ...
    • Developing A Model for An Integrated Transplantation Network 

      Kambhampati, Praneeth (2018)
      The research project focuses on Developing A Model for an Integrated Transplantation Network. The question that the research attempts to answer is “What is the relationship between OPOs, NPOs, Transplant Hospitals, ...
    • Digital Philanthropy in the Smithsonian 

      Sullivan, Allison (2018)
      I researched how online fundraising could be more successful for non-profits. In my research, I created a digital philanthropy campaign, in which I outlined ways to utilize social media and emails to help with fundraising, ...
    • Dissatisfaction and Public Support for Terrorism 

      Lazzaro, Joseph; 0000-0001-7155-6629 (2016-12-19)
      Education is thought to be an important factor in reducing the legitimacy of violence against civilians among a population. Some have argued that this effect is not universal but conditional on other social and demographic ...
    • ECONOMIC VOTING DYNAMICS: ELECTORAL IMPLICATIONS OF MONETARY POLICY SHIFTS AND PARTISAN POLICY 

      Wan, Kwok-Wai (2015-05)
      This dissertation makes contributions to the economic voting literature in relation to the monetary policy trade-off in two interrelated aspects. First, it refines the Rational Partisan Theory by developing a special case ...
    • Explaining State Policies Providing Undocumented Immigrants with Access to Higher Education 

      Lynch, Margaret (2017)
      In 2001, Texas became the first state to extend in state tuition to undocumented individuals. States with Unified Democratic control are about seven times more likely to extend in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants ...
    • How African politics affects the Acquisition of African Art 

      Rao, Pranav (2018)
      The goal of this research is to study how the different political systems in Africa affect the National Museum of African Art’s ability to acquire art. This research gives some insight as to how the museum operates and ...
    • How Chinese Soft Power Works 

      Truong, Justin (2017)
      Background. Soft power offers states a unique way to advance their interests internationally using cooperation and attraction. Although the term "soft power" only began to enter academic discourse and circulate among ...