• 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 ...
  • The brave new world : the social and participatory behaviors of the modern suburban African American 

    McGowen, Ernest Boyd, III (2013-04-05)
    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 (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 ...