• 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 ...
    • Between success and survival : devolution and concentration in Latin America 

      Barr, Robert Rennie (2002-05)
      Several recent administrations in Latin America have implemented significant reforms that alter the relative balance of power between central and subnational governments. Some have devolved power to subnational governments, ...
    • Between the homeland and host states : Turkey’s diaspora policies and immigrant political participation in France and Germany 

      Arkilic, Zekiye Ayca (2016-08)
      This dissertation analyzes why sending states develop specific diaspora outreach policies and how those policies affect the political participation of immigrant organization leaders in host countries. I theorize and ...
    • 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 ...