The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2004

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Racially Divisive? The Racial Campaign Strategies of the Republican Party For Presidential Campaigns 1988, 1992, and 1996, Justin M. Alaburda
Department: Political Science

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Who's Hungary For Turkey? An Analysis of European Union Expansion, Samuel F. Almy
Department: Political Science

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Unlocking the Door: Using United States Foreign Economic Policy For Bilateral Trade Relations As a New Multi-Case Study Approach to the Question of Trade and Conflict, Aaron S. Applebaum
Department: Political Science

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Three Easy Steps- How to Handle a Sex Scandal: A Study of Crisis Rhetoric as a Method for Navigating a Political Sex Scandal, Stephanie A. Berning
Department: Political Science

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Qualitative Analysis Into the Investigation of Foreign Direct Investment Flows to Developing Countries in Particular Asia, Africa, and Latin America and to Determind If Regime Type Plays An Important Role in Direct Investment Flows, Kojo Boateng
Department: Political Science

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News, Schools, and Polls, Rachel W. Cole
Department: Political Science

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Replicating the South African Model? Truth Commissions As Tools For Reconciliation: The Cases of Nigeria,Ghana, and Sierra Leone, Christabel E. Dadzie
Department: Political Science

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Caught Between: An Analysis of Guatemala's Battle with Internal Insurgent Groups and how it Affects Civilians, in Particular Women, Rian Graves
Department: Political Science

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Testing Rational Deterrence Theory: An Analysis of Defense Spending and Conflict, Cyrus D. Karimian
Department: Political Science

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Silent Partner: The Duality of Terrorist Negotiations, Kelly C. Kenyhercz
Department: Political Science

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Positive Peacebuilding: Tools of Non-Governmental Organizations in Southeastern Africa, Erin King
Department: Political Science

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Art of Justice: An Examination of the Architecture of the United States Supreme Court Building As a Mode of Political Expression, Erin M. Kriynovich
Department: Political Science; Art and Art History

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Realism, Liberalism, and United Nations Reform: Which School of Thought, Realism, or Liberalism, Better Explains the Successes and Failures of United Nations Reform?, Emmanuel N.L. Lamptey
Department: Political Science

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How to Be a Liberal in the Face of Liberalism, Sarah F. Lawton
Department: Political Science

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Hand That Gives You Life, Strangles You By the Throat: What Is the Hidden Agenda of the World Bank?, Adoley Mensa-Bonsu
Department: Political Science

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Learning From the Past: An Examination of Decision-Making and Covert Actions, Clinton J. Miller
Department: Political Science

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Rally 'Round the Flag: The Impact of 9/11 on the Patriotism of Interest Group Advertising, Joshua M. Pantesco
Department: Political Science

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Language Mobilizing the Masses: Political Rhetoric in Cold War West German Electoral Speeches; Its Breakdown Along Linguistic Lines and Ability to Inspire Voters, Cecily Raynor
Department: Political Science; German Studies

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Putting the States Back to Work: An Examination of State Economic Policies and Their Effect on Employment, Douglas S. Reiser
Department: Political Science

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Red on Pink: The Effect of the Cuban Socialist Revolution on the Lives of Women, Mary Kate F. Russell
Department: Political Science

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A Two-Level Games Approach to the Study of American Foreign Policy Towards Cuba, Katherine E. Ryan
Department: Political Science

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Pathways to the Formal Agenda: An Analysis of John W. Kingdon's Multiple Streams Theory of Agenda Setting, Mary Schantz
Department: Political Science

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Deadly American Waiting Game: An Analysis of the Clinton Administration's Decision Not to Intervene in Rwanda in 1994, Erin E. Skinner
Department: Political Science

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Urban Regimes, Gerald Turner
Department: Political Science

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What is more Important: Context or Strategies? A Study of Whether it is the Strategies themselves or if it is the Context Under which they are Employed that will Determine the Success or Failure of the Organizing Campaign, James D. Williams Jr.
Department: Political Science

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Regional Economic Integration in ECOWAS and SADC, Chriss Yohuno
Department: Political Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2003

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Cognition in Foreign Policy Crisis Decision-Making: Computer Analysis of Public Statements By John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and George H. W. Bush, Thomas W. Ahlfors
Department: Political Science; Computer Science

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A Case of Security Interests: Explaining Indian and U.S. Intervention in the 1971 War, James Alter
Department: Political Science

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Neorealism Vs. Neoliberalism: An Analysis of Two Case Studies Regarding Vladimir Putin Foreign Policy, Amy M. Baker
Department: Political Science

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Progressive Report on the Impact of the Transnational Women's Movement on National Legislation Addressing Violence Against Women, Lisa M. Basalla
Department: Political Science

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Hawks, Doves, and Agents: An Application of Two-Level Games to the Negotiation Process of Relocating Marine Air Corps Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, Hannalori S. Bates
Department: Political Science

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The 'Dirty War' in Argentina: Explaining Variation in the Use of Repression, Amir S. Beg
Department: Political Science

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Presidential Character Type and Management Style Preference: a Study of Their Direct Influences on a Presidential Decision to Wage War on a Foreign Aggressor, F. Graham Binder
Department: Political Science

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Towards a Wider Understanding of Advertising: a Neo-Marxist Theoretical Critique of the Concept of Advertising, Devin Deaton
Department: Political Science

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Has the Internet Changed International Political Movements?: a Comparative Case Study Analysis of the Environment, Falun Gong, Chinese Pro-Democracy and Save-Napster Movements., Jeffrey A. Dickson
Department: Political Science

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Measuring the Success of Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Eric Duncan
Department: Political Science

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Rogue States and the Development of Nuclear Weapons: What Are the Conditions That Lead So-Called "Rogue States" to Seek to Develop Nuclear Weapons?, Ji Soon Eom
Department: Political Science

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Who Are You and Why Are You Fighting?: a Case Study About Ethnic/Gender Identity and Ethnic Violence That Explores the Basques in Spain and the Quebecois in Canada, Laura L. Fothergill
Department: Political Science

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Understanding Medicaid Reform: An Analysis of the Role of Interest Groups and State Government in Medicaid Policy, Christopher D. Freeman
Department: Political Science

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Separate Piece: the Role of Legitimate and Powerful Political Entrepreneurs in Metropolitian Secession Agenda Attainment, Robert T. Fuller
Department: Political Science

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Spilling Over to Human Rights? the Effects of Regional Economic Integration on Human Rights Conditions: a Case Study of the Mercosur Region, Julie E. Gruber
Department: Political Science

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Role of Identity in Post-Conflict Societies and Its Effect on the Reconciliation Process: the Case of Northern Ireland and South Africa, Malika L. Gujrati
Department: Political Science

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From Exploit to Implicit Racism: a Study in the Ability of Movies to Reflect Society, Matthew E. Gullatta
Department: Political Science

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Does Foreign Direct Investment By Multinational Corporations Lead to Economic Growth and Human Development in Less Developed Countries?, Shanika Gunesekera
Department: Political Science

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Morality and U.S. Foreign Policy: a Normative Examination of the Use of Civilian Contractors and Foreign Military Training, Karl Haddeland
Department: Political Science

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Whose Line Is It Anyway in International Negotiation? Collective Versus National Interests in the Treaty Making Process at the ILO, WIPO, and WHO, Leslie A. Hahn
Department: Political Science

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Charter School Implementation in States: An Evaluation of the Best Combination of Discretion and Clarity Within State Charter School Law For Success in Overall Improved Quality of Education, Kendra C. Heffelbower
Department: Political Science

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Reducing Conflict Through Inter-Group Contact and Free Spaces: Evaluating Governmental and Grassroots Community Relations Initiatives in Northern Ireland, S. Corey Humphrey
Department: Political Science

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State Capacity and Fertility Politics in Ghana and Zambia, Michael Knoop
Department: Political Science

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African Inter-State Conflicts: a Study on the Causes of Armed Conflict, 1965-2003, Sunanda Lahiri
Department: Political Science

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Postmodern Values and Their Effect on Military Conflicts, Jaehwa Lee
Department: Political Science

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States Vs. International Organizations- What External Actors Are More Successful in Resolving Nationalistic Conflicts?, Marina Majdek
Department: Political Science

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Do Presidents Really Matter? a Look at the President's Role in the Legislative Arena, Ryan Meadows
Department: Political Science

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Can International Criminal Tribunals Aid the Reconciliation Process in Societies Struggling to Recover From Violent Ethnic Conflict? a Study of the Cases of Rwanda and Bosnia, Russell D. Miller
Department: Political Science

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Interest Group Communities and the Impact of Federal Devolution on the Predictive Power of State Level Intstitutional Variables, Sarah Moorhouse
Department: Political Science

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Suppression of Black Mobilization in Majority-Minority Districts: a Study of Black Voter Turnout in Georgia During the November 2002 Elections, Jonathan B. Parker
Department: Political Science

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War on Drugs and Its Implications on Women of Color: a Case Study Analysis of the Omnibus Drug Education, Eradication and Control Act of 1986, Christina LeeAnne Ratleff
Department: Political Science

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Power of All Girl Single Sex Schooling, Maurizia A. Stock
Department: Political Science

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National HIV/AIDS Policies and Human Capital Development: the Case of Botswana, South Africa and Zambabwe, Katharine C. Stover
Department: Political Science

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Technology, Industry and the Economy: Necessary Conditions of Effective Integrated Rural Development Policy, Paul F. Strain
Department: Political Science

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Schengen Agreement and Cross Border Crime in the European Union., Kathryn A. Sullivan
Department: Political Science

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Presidential Scandal: Response in Modern American Politics, Bradley F. Templeman
Department: Political Science

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Lessons From the Third World: Ugandan Aids Prevention Success and Potential Replication in the United States, Sarah J. Trafford
Department: Political Science

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New Forms of Contention: the Role of Heightened International Integration on Domestic Violent Protest, the Case Study in the European Union and Italy, Adrian Weisell
Department: Political Science

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Analysis of the Balance Needed Between a Religious Group's Freedom of Religion Claims and Then Government's Obligation to Protect the Interests of a Child's Right to Individual Autonomy, Rachel C. Welty
Department: Political Science

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Determinants of Success in Democratic Transitions: Spain, Russia, Mali, and Chile in Comparative Perspective, Todd Worly
Department: Political Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2002

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Race For Realignment, Richard S. Albeit
Department: Political Science

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From Tricky Dick to Slick Willie: An Examination of the Relationship Between Presidential Personality and Presidential Behavior During Scandal, Daren J. Batke
Department: Political Science

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Impact of Palestinian Domestic Political Conflict on a Willingness to Negotiate: An Assessment of the Iraeli-Palestinian Conflict, Stephen Belenky
Department: Political Science

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Sustainable Forestry: a Policy Evaluation of British Columbia and the United States, Jim Deprez
Department: Political Science

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Polarity at Arms... An Examination of International Power Structures and Their Influence on Global Conflict, Jacob D. Dodson
Department: Political Science

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How City Politics Affects Stadium Building: a Regime Analysis, Matthew D. Englander
Department: Political Science

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Impact of Regional Economic Integration on the Quality of the Labor Environment: a Case Study of the Mercosur Region, Thomas S. Fishwick
Department: Political Science

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Devolution to Scotland and Wales: Catalyzing Movements For Further Autonomy?, Kurt J. Gottfried
Department: Political Science

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Russian Foreign Policy 1995-2002, Jonathan L. Hayes
Department: Russian Studies; Political Science

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Influences of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries on the Foreign Policy Actions of Hegemonic and Non-Hegemonic Nation States, Elizabeth M. Heerkens
Department: Political Science

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After the Battle: World Trade Organization Labor Policies in the Post-Seattle Era, Hilary Jones
Department: Political Science

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Notions of Nationalism: Terror or Talks, Atika Khawaja
Department: Political Science

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Policy Effect: Lowi's Policy Typology, Direct Democracy, and Voter Turnout, Allyson T. Kyer
Department: Political Science

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Not So Black and White: Affirmative Action and Diversity After Bakke, Whitney D. Lacefield
Department: Political Science

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1986 Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act and the End of Apartheid: a Critical Assessment, Laura A. Mahanjane
Department: Political Science

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Consent of the Governed: a Public Policy Analysis of the Federal Recreational Fee Demonstration Program, Thomas A.E. More
Department: Political Science

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Reaching the Formal Agenda, Michael R. Narad
Department: Political Science

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Woman's Place Is in the House...And the Senate: An Exploration of Gender Framing in the Campaigns of Senatorial Candidates, Elizabeth L. Quilligan
Department: Political Science

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Did the Populists, the Lafollette Progressives, or the Socialists Ever Influence the Presidency? a Look at the Depression Era Politics and Third Parties to See If Minor Political Organizations Ever Influence Policy in Major United States Elections, Charles H. Requardt
Department: Political Science

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Bureaucratic Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy Decision Making, Craig D. Rolle
Department: Political Science

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Revolution, Reform, or Resistance? Secular States Face Religious Nationalism, Neha Sahgal
Department: Political Science

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Does the Media Give 'Special' Coverage to the Special Prosecutor?: a Study of Media Bias, Jacob B. Sintich
Department: Political Science

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Exploring the Personal Traits of Tito and Milosevic: Ethnic Unifier or Divider?, Kristin Walley
Department: Political Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2001

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False Promises: the Impact of Structural Adjustment on the Quality of Life For Women, Natasha Abbas
Department: Political Science

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Sex, Lies, and the Presidency: From Camelot to Clinton, the Changing Face of Journalism and the Politics of Personal Destruction, James B. Allardice
Department: Political Science

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The Provision of Benefits Environmental Interest Groups Offer As Membership Inducements, Sarah Ann Bandomer
Department: Political Science

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Crises in Africa: An Examination of U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda Setting, Betsy L. Bare
Department: Political Science

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Redefining American Conservatism, Karl A. Bekeny
Department: Political Science

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Politics of Rationality?: Habermas and Foucault on Contemporary Political Reason, Kevin D. Egan
Department: Political Science; Philosophy

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Communist and Democratic Answers to the "Women's Question": Gender Equality in the Czech Republic, Emily S. Fleming
Department: Political Science

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Analysis of Two Rival Theories of Integration in Post-WWII Europe: Can There Ever Be a United States of Europe?, Marcus J. Fowler
Department: Political Science

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More Popular Than Sex: An Analysis of A&M Records v. Napster, Rayanne L. Hawkins
Department: Political Science

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Brown and Reed Vs. Cleveland in the Twentieth Century: a Study of the Supreme Court and Social Reform, Jacob D.R. Johnson
Department: Political Science

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Bargaining For German Unification: a Study of Diplomacy and Negotiation, Eric Yong-Sun Lee
Department: Political Science