• Beyond the balance sheet : performance, participation, and regime support in Latin America 

      Rhodes-Purdy, Matthew Henry; 0000-0002-5791-3332 (2016-05)
      Most studies on regime support focus on performance, or policy outputs, as the principal causal variable. This study challenges this conventional wisdom by focusing on two countries where performance and support do not ...
    • Beyond the horse race : the content and consequence of issue news in American elections 

      Hayes, Daniel William (2006)
      While the tendency of journalists to focus on the “horse race” aspects of political campaigns is well documented, less is known about the media’s coverage of issues in American elections. I argue that issue news is more ...
    • The brave new world : the social and participatory behaviors of the modern suburban African American 

      McGowen, Ernest Boyd, III (2011-08)
      Have steady increases in socioeconomic status (SES) and occupational prestige along with changes in residential context and subsequently social networks necessitated a shift in our understanding of Black political participation ...
    • Breaking with the party: preferences, procedures, and party position shifts in Congress 

      Seo, Jungkun (2007)
      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 (2011-05)
      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 (2009-03)
      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 (2009-08)
      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 (2010-04)
      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 (2010-09)
      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 (2011-03)
      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 (2011-08)
      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)
      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 (2012-05)
      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 ...
    • Buying discretion in Mexico's new democracy : patronage in bureaucratic-legislative relations 

      Velázquez López Velarde, Paris Rodrigo (2010-05)
      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 ...
    • Buying support without brokers : conditional cash transfers in Turkey and Argentina 

      Tafolar, Mine; 0000-0001-5184-456X (2015-05)
      This master’s report examines how the implementation of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs, which allocate benefits according to objective poverty criteria, affect entrenched patterns of clientelism, that is, the ...
    • Campaign advertising and its effects : the case of Mexico 

      Rivera, Gustavo (2014-05)
      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)
      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)
      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 ...
    • Candidates, parties, and campaign effects in congressional elections, 1992-2002 

      Brox, Brian Joseph (2005)
      Political campaigns are vital to democracy in the United States. Campaigns educate and mobilize voters, thus making it possible for citizens (though elections) to select government leaders and indirectly to control public ...
    • Careful crackdowns : human rights and campaigning on public security in Latin America 

      Uang, Randy Sunwin (2012-05)
      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 ...