• Authority and self-knowledge 

    Sevel, Michael Allen (2010-11-30)
    Philosophers have long thought that practical authority is morally problematic. The most familiar explanation is that exercising authority (for example, by the giving of commands) interferes with a subject’s responsiveness ...
  • Authority identification in online communities and social networks 

    Budalakoti, Suratna (2013-05-03)
    As Internet communities such as question-answer (Q&A) forums and online social networks (OSNs) grow in prominence as knowledge sources, traditional editorial filters are unable to scale to their size and pace. This absence ...
  • Essays on authority 

    Sevel, Michael Allen (2010-11-23)
    The chapters contained in this dissertation are three essays on the nature of practical authority, and the role it plays in the thought and action of those subject to it. In chapter 1, I criticize a recent and influential ...
  • Journalism innovation and the ethic of participation : a case study of the Knight Foundation and its news challenge 

    Lewis, Seth Corwin (2010-12-03)
    The digitization of media has undermined much of the social authority and economic viability on which U.S. journalism relied during the 20th century. This disruption has also opened a central tension for the profession: ...
  • Masculinity, gender, and power in a Mayan-Kaqchikel community in Sololá, Guatemala 

    Ajcalon Choy, Rigoberto (2014-06-05)
    How do self-identified heterosexual Kaqchikel men in the rural areas of Sololá attain status and power in their relationships with women? This question is explored here by analyzing different masculine roles in various ...
  • Toward an Aristotelian liberalism 

    Sherman, James Arthur (2011-06-09)
    My dissertation develops and defends a contemporary Aristotelian form of political liberalism. I articulate an Aristotelian interpretation of individual autonomy as excellence in deliberating about ends, and develop a ...