Recent Submissions

  • American military presence abroad: trends and analsysis 

    Stravers, Andrew Joel; 0000-0002-2458-2784 (2015-12-04)
    This paper examines one basic question: what explains trends in American military deployments abroad? In other words, why does the U.S. military establish a non- combat presence in particular countries and at particular ...
  • On Plato's Hipparchus 

    Bellows, Samuel Palmer; 0000-0001-9270-3296 (2015-09-23)
    The Hipparchus, Plato’s short dialogue on the love of gain, generally receives little attention from contemporary scholars. This essay, however, argues that Socrates’ brazenly amoral defense of seeking gain provides deep ...
  • An analysis of Plato's Meno 

    Duggan, Nicholas James (2015-10-16)
    This thesis offers an analysis of Plato’s Meno, in which the Greek philosopher addresses more directly than in any other dialogue the character of human virtue. Believing that Plato has considerable guidance to offer us ...
  • The effect of democratization on election-oriented economic policy: evidence from South Korea 

    Bae, Jin Seok (2015-12-04)
    The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of electoral politics on macroeconomic and distributive policy in East Asian “developmental states” using empirical evidence from South Korea. Based on existing theories ...
  • Exit over voice in Dominican ethnoracial politics 

    Contreras, Danilo Antonio (2015-12-08)
    What explains why ethnoracial identity is of low salience in elections in Latin America, particularly in Afro-Latin America? Marginalized individuals in ethnoracially diverse societies, especially stratified ones, would ...
  • The aim of dialectics In Plato's Euthyphro 

    Fallis, Lewis Bartlett (2015-12-09)
    This dissertation presents an analysis of Plato’s dialogue on piety, the Euthyphro. The aim of the dissertation is to understand the nature of piety and its connection with morality. Chapter One introduces the topic of the ...
  • We will not be quiet: clientelism, keystone organizations, and the dynamics of protest in indigenous Southern Mexico 

    Price, Jessica Jean; 0000-0002-0944-3735 (2015-12-03)
    This dissertation examines how local people organize, despite poverty and ethnic discrimination, and use public protest to gain a voice in politics. The municipalities of Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico, provide a vantage point ...
  • Whirlpools of information: information processing in policy subsystems 1995-2010 

    Shafran, JoBeth Surface; 0000-0002-1471-9564 (2016-01-22)
    This project focuses on information processing in policy subsystems, specifically how congressional committees in the domestic commerce, energy, and health care policy areas prioritize available information, with an extended ...
  • Harmony of city and soul : Plato and the classical virtue of moderation 

    Rabinowitz, Laura (2014-12-05)
    This study examines and defends moderation as a moral, political, and philosophic virtue. I argue that modern political theory, despite its success in curbing certain excesses, is unable to account fully for our contemporary ...
  • Tocqueville on doubt and the demands of democratic citizenship 

    Arellano, Alec; 0000-0003-3856-3872 (2015-12-03)
    Tocqueville’s view of the relationship of doubt to democracy is an important and underexplored aspect of Democracy in America. Illuminating it not only deepens our grasp of his thought, but also adds to broader theoretical ...

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