• Department of Government Blog, November 2013 

    Department of Government (2013-11)
    The Department of Government is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its faculty, students, and curriculum. To support continued quality the Department of Government blog is dedicated to providing timely news, events, ...
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    Department of Government (2014-11)
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  • Department of Government Blog, October 2009 

    Department of Government (2009-10)
    The Department of Government is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its faculty, students, and curriculum. To support continued quality the Department of Government blog is dedicated to providing timely news, events, ...
  • Department of Government Blog, October 2010 

    Department of Government (2010-10)
    The Department of Government is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its faculty, students, and curriculum. To support continued quality the Department of Government blog is dedicated to providing timely news, events, ...
  • Department of Government Blog, October 2012 

    Department of Government (2012-10)
    The Department of Government is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its faculty, students, and curriculum. To support continued quality the Department of Government blog is dedicated to providing timely news, events, ...
  • Department of Government Blog, October 2013 

    Department of Government (2013-10)
    The Department of Government is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its faculty, students, and curriculum. To support continued quality the Department of Government blog is dedicated to providing timely news, events, ...
  • Department of Government Blog, September 2009 

    Department of Government (2009-09)
    The Department of Government is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its faculty, students, and curriculum. To support continued quality the Department of Government blog is dedicated to providing timely news, events, ...
  • Department of Government Blog, September 2010 

    Department of Government (2010-09)
    The Department of Government is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its faculty, students, and curriculum. To support continued quality the Department of Government blog is dedicated to providing timely news, events, ...
  • Department of Government Blog, September 2011 

    Department of Government (2011-09)
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  • Department of Government Blog, September 2012 

    Department of Government (2012-09)
    The Department of Government is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its faculty, students, and curriculum. To support continued quality the Department of Government blog is dedicated to providing timely news, events, ...
  • Department of Government Blog, September 2013 

    Department of Government (2013-09)
    The Department of Government is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its faculty, students, and curriculum. To support continued quality the Department of Government blog is dedicated to providing timely news, events, ...
  • Disproportionate attention on the Supreme Court 

    Whyman, Michelle C. (2011-05)
    Despite its emergence as a key player in igniting policy change, very little work has been done to understand the Supreme Court’s agenda in terms of policy content. Scholars have tended to describe the Court mostly in terms ...
  • Divided government, ideological polarization, and factional coalitions : a study of the House, 1947-2000 

    Svensen, Eric Paul (2010-12)
    To understand the dynamics of legislative gridlock, as well as account for the mixed and often conflicting findings in the divided government literature, this paper posits that the previous unidimensional approach of using ...
  • Do good walls make good neighbors? the sacred and the secular in religion clause jurisprudence 

    McCormick, William Alvin (2010-05)
    In deliberating on the application of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the United States Constitution’s First Amendment, the Supreme Court since 1947 has consistently failed to develop a principled distinction ...
  • Do migrants remit democratic beliefs and behaviors? : a theory of migrant-led international diffusion 

    Pérez-Armendáriz, Clarisa (2009-12)
    How do migrants from Mexico to the U.S., including those who return permanently to Mexico and those who engage in cross-border communication from the U.S., contribute to changes in the political attitudes and behavior of ...
  • The domestic consequences of hierarchy in international relations 

    McCormack, Daniel Mark (2012-05)
    Recent explorations of hierarchy in international relations have restricted their domain of inquiry to states as aggregate units. Although this has greatly enhanced our understanding of international politics, we know less ...
  • Dusting off dirty hands 

    Murphy, Hart Hamilton (2013-05)
    This paper revisits one of the more frequented stops at the crossroads of politics and morality in contemporary ethical theory, Michael Walzer’s essay “Political Action: The Problem of Dirty Hands.” The aim is to provide ...
  • The effect of a supreme court opinion outside the judicial system : an analysis of Brown v. Board of Education and the American South 

    Allen, Neal Robert (2009-05)
    This dissertation seeks to describe and explain the connection between The Supreme Court and politics outside of the judicial system. It is a case study of the reaction to the Brown v. Board of Education integration ...
  • The effect of democratization on election-oriented economic policy: evidence from South Korea 

    Bae, Jin Seok (2015-12-04)
    The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of electoral politics on macroeconomic and distributive policy in East Asian “developmental states” using empirical evidence from South Korea. Based on existing theories ...
  • Electoral reforms and the transformation of party system : Thailand in comparative perspective 

    Huang, Kai-Ping (2014-12)
    Most studies of electoral system effects tend to ignore the characteristics of parties in the causal chain. Yet, this dissertation argues that different party structures, when interacting with electoral systems, lead to ...