• Blindspots : colorblindness & the [mis]conception of race 

    Nwachukwu, Chima (2014-06-12)
    "Our Constitution is Colorblind." -- Justice Marshall Harlan. This declaration from Justice Harlan's dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson has become the touchstone of the Court's jurisprudence on race. But how does the Court ...
  • Breaking with the party: preferences, procedures, and party position shifts in Congress 

    Seo, Jungkun (2008-08-28)
    While I do not dispute the pivotal role played by party leaders in setting and shifting a party position, I argue that the impetus for party shifts sometimes comes from the "bottom-up"--that is, from party members themselves. ...
  • Bringing policy back into the policy making process 

    Shafran, Jobeth Surface (2011-07-26)
    My research project is a break from the current trend in the literature that focuses on the conflict associated with roll call voting—party polarization and institutional friction. I am interested in determining how policy ...
  • The Burdine Chronicles: Volume 1, Issue 1 

    Department of Government (2011-11-29)
    Contents: Letter from the Chair -- Texas Reception at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference -- New Website Coming this Year -- Research Facility Update -- Texas Politics -- Faculty Updates -- Recent ...
  • The Burdine Chronicles: Volume 1, Issue 2 

    Department of Government (2011-11-29)
    Contents: Letter from the Chair -- Texas Reception at APSA -- Website Updates -- Emmette Redford Elected APSA President 50 Years Ago -- Faculty Updates -- Alumni Updates -- Recent Graduates -- Recent Job Placements -- Did ...
  • The Burdine Chronicles: Volume 2, Issue 1 

    Department of Government (2011-11-29)
    Contents: Letter from the Chair -- $500 Prize for Best Alumni Paper at Midwest -- Texas Reception at Midwest -- Walter Dean Burnham Symposium -- April JOP -- General Newsletter and Facebook -- Alumni Updates -- Faculty ...
  • The Burdine Chronicles: Volume 2, Issue 2 

    Department of Government (2011-11-29)
    Contents: Letter from the Chair -- Best Alumni Paper at Midwest -- Texas Reception at APSA -- Sandy Levinson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award -- Alumni Updates -- Faculty Updates -- Graduate Student Updates -- Alumni ...
  • The Burdine Chronicles: Volume 3, Issue 1 

    Department of Government (2011-11-29)
    Contents: Letter from the Chair -- Congratulations Janet Box-Steffensmeier -- Texas Reception at MPSA -- Alumni Speaker Series -- Mel Hinich Fund Approved -- Claude Dooley-Betty Dooley Endowed Graduate Fellowship -- HR 116 ...
  • The Burdine Chronicles: Volume 3, Issue 2 

    Department of Government (2011-11-29)
    Contents: Letter from the Chair -- Texas Reception at APSA -- Policy Agendas Project Short Course at APSA -- Wagner Send-Off -- Alumni Speaker Series: Danny Hayes -- Lin and Niou Leading TAPSA -- Holtzman, Mellow, Theriault, ...
  • The Burdine Chronicles: Volume 4, Issue 1 

    Department of Government (2012-04-24)
    Contents: Letter from the Chair, Teaching Awards -- Alumni Books -- Alumni Speaker Series, Alumni Promotions -- Recent Books, Faculty Updates -- Graduate Student Papers at Midwest, Graduate Student Updates -- Alumni Updates ...
  • Bureaucratic access points 

    Sternemann, Daniel Thomas (2012-07-24)
    This paper studies how organizational mission influences policy implementation. Interagency conflicts and bureaucratic challenges affecting implementation are largely due to different missions and different assessment ...
  • Bureaucratic access points and leverage 

    Sternemann, Daniel Thomas (2013-08-08)
    This project studies how bureaucratic behavior influences policy implementation. It presents a novel bureaucratic access points and leverage theory, which help us understand how policies are successfully implemented in ...
  • Buying discretion in Mexico's new democracy : patronage in bureaucratic-legislative relations 

    Velázquez López Velarde, Paris Rodrigo (2012-01-19)
    The dissertation analyzes why legislators fail to use their oversight powers over bureaucracy in democratic Mexico. While dominant institutional theories assume a unidirectional flow of authority from politicians to ...
  • Campaign advertising and its effects : the case of Mexico 

    Rivera, Gustavo (2014-02-24)
    This dissertation explains how and under what conditions voters are affected by campaign advertising, taking particular account of the conditioning role played by political knowledge and ad tone. It builds on psychological ...
  • Campaign clientelism in Peru : an informational theory 

    Munoz Chirinos, Paula (2013-05-06)
    While clientelism has been intensively studied in comparative politics from very different theoretical perspectives and angles, scholars typically emphasize the importance of organized networks and long-term relations for ...
  • Campaigning for the economic vote : the political impact of economic rhetoric 

    Hart, Austin Ray (2013-05-01)
    Economic voting--the effect of national economic circumstances on vote preferences--is often seen as the closest thing to a law that exists in the social sciences. Why, then, do incumbents frequently win amidst economic ...
  • Careful crackdowns : human rights and campaigning on public security in Latin America 

    Uang, Randy Sunwin (2012-07-13)
    Crime and violence are regularly seen as being ripe for politicians to turn into campaign issues and win votes. This study argues, in contrast, that success on public security is not so automatic: human rights values ...