• Bargaining and fighting in the moonlight 

    Cohen, Matthew Leonard (2011-08)
    "Audience costs" models of international relations suggest a purely informational role for domestic politics in conflict settings. Here, domestic politics serve as a rich signal of belligerents' true intentions, allowing ...
  • Better than they knew: the constitution's implicit moral design 

    DeHart, Paul R. (2005)
    This study seeks to describe and evaluate the Constitution’s implicit normative structure. The first part of the argument distinguishes the Constitution’s intention from the subjective intentions of the framers and teases ...
  • Beyond partisanship? : federal courts, state commissions, and redistricting 

    McKenzie, Mark Jonathan (2007)
    My dissertation examines the influence of partisanship in decision making on redistricting in state commissions and judicial rulings. My central questions are twofold. First, do Republican- and Democratic-appointed federal ...
  • 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 ...