• Bargaining and fighting in the moonlight 

    Cohen, Matthew Leonard (2011-09-27)
    "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. (2008-08-28)
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  • Between success and survival : devolution and concentration in Latin America 

    Barr, Robert Rennie (2011-04-14)
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  • Beyond partisanship? : federal courts, state commissions, and redistricting 

    McKenzie, Mark Jonathan (2008-08-28)
    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 repair : state-society relations in the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake 

    Sorace, Christian Phillip (2014-10-30)
    My dissertation offers insight into the political epistemology of the Chinese Communist Party and state on the basis of their activities during the post-2008 Wenchuan earthquake reconstruction. By “political epistemology,” ...
  • 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 ...