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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2001

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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

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From Risk to Monopoly: the Implications of Economic Espionage For International Relations Theory, Brian J. McFillen
Department: Political Science

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Assessing Foregin Aid: the Effect of Foreign Aid on Economic Development in Emerging and Less Developed Economies: a Case Study Analysis of India and Pakistan, Radhika Mehra
Department: Political Science

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Interactive Campaigning: Will Interactivity on the Internet Lead to Political Success Within the 2000 Elections?, Zachary W. Prichard
Department: Political Science

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Can You Hear Me: a Comparison of Major and Third-Party Candidate Rhetoric in the 2000 Presidential Election, Katherine M. Randall
Department: Political Science; Communication

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Lebanon and Iran-Contra: Products of Groupthink?, Kelly Roberts
Department: Political Science

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Carter: a Success With Human Rights?, Stephanie Roberts
Department: Political Science

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Amandala Ngawethu!: Power to the People: the Black Consciousness Movement and Political Mobilization in Apartheid South Africa, Stephanie A. Rucker
Department: Political Science

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Struggle For Peace in Northern Ireland: Can Game Board Theory Explain the Dynamics of the Anglo-Irish Agreement and the Good Friday Agreement?, Elisabeth C. Scheneman
Department: Political Science

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Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa, Clinton L. Scott
Department: Political Science

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Regime Change and Polarization of Political Systems: the Cases of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Peru, Keshara B. Scott
Department: Political Science

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Transition to the Capitalist System and Democracy With a Focus on Poland and Bulgaria, Yohan Vaid
Department: Political Science

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Women in Power, Women in Policy: the Impact of Women's Leadership in the United Nations, Soumya A. Vishnu
Department: Political Science

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Traits and Effective Leadership: Two Sides of the Same Coin, John K. Zesiger
Department: German Studies; Political Science

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Lord, Be With Us Tonight:' An Examination of Voluntary Prayer Policies at Public School Extracurricular Events, Joseph M. Zombek
Department: Political Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2000

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Theory of State Failure: Dismemberment, Dissolution and Death of the Somali State, Abdi N. Ali
Department: Political Science

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Did NBC, ABC, and CBS Have Any Impact on the Decision-Making Process of the United States in Somalia and Rwanda?, Sheana G. Balasuriya
Department: Political Science

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To Join or Not to Join?: Public Opinion and the Decision to Join the European Union, Katherine A. Buckley
Department: Political Science

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Identity Mobilization and Its Capacity For Violence: Conflicts of Ethnicity, Religion, and Identity, Matthew M. Burger
Department: Political Science

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Sex, Modes, and Liability: How the Supreme Court Determines a School's Liability in Title IX Sexual Harassment Cases, Stacy R. Cameron
Department: Political Science

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Economic Policy Versus Human Reality: the Impacts of the International Monetary Fund's Structural Adjustment Policies of Economic Growth and the Quality of Life For Women in Developing Nations, Rebecca A. Clark
Department: Political Science

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Gun Control Policies: How Affective Are They?, Chanda N. Dawson
Department: Political Science

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Judicial Decision Making in the United States Supreme Court: the Attitudinal Model and Commerical Speech, Holly N. Deeds
Department: Political Science

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It Was An Honor Just to Be Nominated: the Effects of Self-Financing on Presidential Selection and Democratic Theory, Adrienne M. Ferraro
Department: Political Science

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Dynamic Windows: a Political Opportunity Analysis of Chinese Democratic Protests, Rebecca V. Gardner
Department: Political Science

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Tax Theory and Tax Policy: Are Politicians Acting Responsibly?, Jacquelyn M. Gray
Department: Political Science; Economics

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Pintas: An Evaluation of Political Graffiti in Nicaragua 1974-Present, Molly Keefe
Department: Political Science

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International Monetary Fund and Developing Countries: A Comparative Analysis of IMF Conditionality and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Grace M. Kegeri
Department: Political Science

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Fear in Power: Repression and State Terrorism in Latin American Military Regimes, Ingrid V. Paredes
Department: Political Science

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Explanatory Power of Realism in Interpreting American and German Foreign Policy Decision Making in the Bosnian and Kosovo Conflicts, Matthew S. Patsch
Department: Political Science

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Rap, Race, and Reaganomics: Political Dynamism in Hip-Hop Culture, Caitlin A. Pine
Department: Africana Studies; Political Science

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Impact of Economic Liberalization on Economic Growth: Do Sequencing and Timing Issues Matter?, Mrinalini Sanyal
Department: Political Science

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Debate Between External & Domestic: How Are Nuclear Policies Determined?, Amee G. Sinha
Department: Political Science

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What Affects International Cooperation? An Examination of the International Pressure and Domestic Politics That Affected the Ratification of the Treaty on European Union, 1992, Sonia Vaidya
Department: Political Science

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Ideological Chaos Sprinkled With Literary Ambiguity: a Critical Analysis of Second Amendment Interpretation, Brock A. Wanless
Department: Political Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1999

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Wise Use Perspective: Values of the Grassroots Land Use Movement, Eric M. Bakken
Department: Political Science

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Presidential Success: Structurally-Constrained or Presidency-Centered?, Holly K. Bockbrader
Department: Political Science

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Legitimacy and Nicaragua: The Case of Governmental Obligations and Popular Resistance, Gregory A. Boettner
Department: Political Science

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Pathogens, Pesticides, Productivity, and Policy: Mathematical Modeling of Plant Virus Disease to Determine How Altering Vector Conditions and Plant Susceptibility Changes the Outcome of Disease Spread in An Agricultural System and Provides Farmers the Ability to Assess the Impending Risk, Reducing Their Use of Pesticides, and Establishing Farmers' Decisionmaking As the Key to More Visionary U.S. Environmental Policy, Jennifer A. Buckley
Department: Biology; Political Science

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Unemployment and Nationalism: A Case Study in the United Kingdom, Matthew G. Carpenter
Department: Political Science

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Differential Mobilization of Black and White Churches For Political Action: Presbyterian Churches in the Pittsburgh Area, Andrew J. Dawson
Department: Political Science

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Conflict Deconstruction Theory: a Case Study of the Northern Ireland Peace Process, 1981-1998, Nicole E. Dodds
Department: Political Science

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Dirty Tricks and Dirty Dresses: Newspapers and White House Scandal, Sarah C. Fenske
Department: English; Political Science

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Can Courts Produce Social Change? An Analysis of Ohio's Third Wave School Finacne Litigation, Erick D. Gale
Department: Political Science

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Community Development Corporations and the Urban Regime: a Study of New York City Development Politics, Alessandra T. Garber
Department: Political Science

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Decade of Terror: a Study of Political Violence in El Salvador and Honduras in the 1980s, C. Curtis Gore
Department: Political Science

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Quality of Life V. the Fundamental Rights of the Constitution a Theoretical Analysis of the City of Chicago V. Jesus Morales and the Prediction of the United States Supreme Court, Brett J. Holmgren
Department: Political Science

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The Quality of Life v. The Fundamental Rights of the Constitution: A Theoretical Analysis of the City of Chicago v. Jesus Morales and the Prediction of the United States Supreme Court, Brett James Holmgren

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Towards a More Progressive Theme: the Democratic Party Between 1988-1992, Leslie A. Knapp
Department: Political Science

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http://sww.Vote4Me.com: Creating Evaluative Web Site Design Principles to Study U.S. Congressional Election Candidate Us of the World Wide Web, James W. Koller
Department: Political Science

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Perceptions of the Black Underclass Analysis of William Julius Wilson's Theory of the Inner-City in a Changing Economy, Mathias D. Manner
Department: Political Science

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Impact of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 on Native American Reservations in the State of Arizona, Megan D. McKinney
Department: Political Science

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Once Upon the Lawsuit: Narrative Coherence and Legal Metaplots in the Microsoft Antitrust Case, Benjamin C. Mizer
Department: Political Science

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Ideology and Foreign Policy: the Soviet Union's Foreign Aid Policy in Africa, Anna M. Navis
Department: Political Science; Russian Studies

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Explaining Variations in the Severity of United States Foreign Policy Response to State-Sponsored Terrorism, James M. Pilachowski
Department: Political Science

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Playing Chicken in Amish Country: Globalization, Latino Migrant Workers, and the Poultry Industry of Millersburg, Ohio, Kathleen A. Reynolds
Department: Political Science; Spanish

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Coalition Policy Making and International Bargaining: the Logic of Two-Level Games Revised in the European Union, Zachary P. Schwing
Department: Political Science

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You Say You Want a Revolution? The Impact of the Professionalization of Movement Building on Low Income Political Activity: A Theoretical Development of Determining Efficacy, Marsha Simpson
Department: Political Science

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Velvet and Blood the Breakups of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, Joshua F. Stubbins
Department: Political Science

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Does Policy Stringency Equal Success?, Heather Van Almen
Department: Political Science

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Cooperation and Relative Gains: the Puzzle of Britain and European Cooperation, Patrick M. Watts
Department: Political Science

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Couples Only: Reasons For the Two-Party System in the United States, in Comparison to Canada and the United Kingdom, Stephen L. Wirzylo
Department: Political Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1998

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Testing the Waters: Bill Clinton and Environmental Policy, Nathaniel D. Barr
Department: Political Science

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Busted: the Story of Campaign Finance Reform, Rebecca K. Bender
Department: Political Science

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Practical Politics is Rubbish: Examining Nationalism in Scotland and Quebec, Jonathan Blume
Department: Political Science

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The Role of U.S. Foreign Policy Concerning the Drug Flow Across Borders Including Mexico and Colombia and the Outcomes of Such Policy, James A. Boxall III
Department: Political Science

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An Exploration of Television's Impact on Burnham's Theory of Critical Elections, Frederick P. Brodie Jr.
Department: Political Science

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People and Poverty: A Study of the Relationship Between Population Growth and Economic Development, Ryan L. Catteau
Department: Political Science

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Military Influence on Political Decision-Making in Argentina and Brazil, Mark A. Coates
Department: Political Science

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Democracy? the Roma in the Czech Republic, Kalima J. Drga
Department: Political Science

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Beyond the Horse-Race: A Study of the Media and the Presidential Nomination Process, David L. Halpin
Department: Political Science

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The Power of the Presidential Team, Brian J. Hansen
Department: Political Science

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Diffusion of Power in the Post-Cold War Era, Angad Katyal
Department: Political Science

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In One Ear and Out the Other?: How Talk Radio Influences Political Attitudes, Patrick A. Kreider
Department: Political Science

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Television Baggage: A Study Examining the Progression of Successful Television Strategies Among Incumbent Republican Campaigns, Christopher W. Lee
Department: Political Science

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Linking Dollars and Freedom: An Analysis of Human Rights and Foreign Aid Distribution in the United States, Canada, and Sweden, 1977-1990, Jeff Lowry
Department: Political Science

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The Legal Subversion of the Supreme Court Decision in Brown V. Board of Education: The Failure of School Desegregation Policy, William J. Miklandric Jr.
Department: Political Science

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A Piece of the Pie: The Influence of Ethnicity on Political Development in Kenya, Esther W. Ndichu
Department: Political Science

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Snakes and Ladders: a Study of Indian Democracy in the Context of Emergency Powers, Zaheer Nooruddin
Department: History; Political Science

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Hate Speech in the Classroom: The True Test of Free Speech, Deron Rolla
Department: Political Science

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The Grameen Bank, a Modified Capitalist Model of Development: Does it Deliver to Women?, Catharine D. Scott
Department: Political Science

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Ethnicities at War: An Examination of the Causal Nexus Between Ethnic Nationalism and Separatist Conflict After the Cold War, Ramzi M. Trabulsi
Department: Political Science

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Realignment or Dealignment?: An Analysis of Realignment Theory and How It Applies to Contemporary Politics, Julia A. Vincentsen
Department: Political Science

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Was Bowers v. Hardwick Adjuducated Correctly?, David E. Winpisinger
Department: Political Science

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A Study on the Criteria which allow for the Succesful Mobilization of Neighborhood Organizations, Chad Michael Zimmerman
Department: Political Science

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A Study on the Criteria which allow for the Succesful Mobilization of Neighborhood Organizations, Chad Michael Zimmerman
Department: Political Science

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Foreign Policy During the Reagan Years: A Realist Perspective, Nicholas J. Boeder

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Natural Wonders: A Comparative Case Study of Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park, Michelle L. Boger

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A Comparative Analysis of the Influence of Political Parties on the Evolution of German Foreign Policy Since WWII, Ashley K. Bratich
Department: German Studies; Political Science

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Constitutional Interpretation: A Textual Analysis of the Term Limits Initiative, Jane Ann Dearwester

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The Battered Women's Movement: A Case for the Revision and Extension of Existing Theory, Erica L. Edman

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The Power Trip: An Analysis of Presidential Use of Covert Operations as Foreign Policy, Barrett Kelly Garmer

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Privileged Position or Fluctuating Fortunes?: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Political Power of Business and Labor as Interest Groups in America, Christopher Rhodes Jones

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Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Structural Adjustment Policies in Nicaragua, Julia F. Jones

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The Landmine Campaign and the Increasing Salience of NGOs, Sharmila Lawrence

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Midterm Congressional Elections, Kevin K. Luce

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The International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Court System: A Comparative Analysis of Global and Regional human Rights Courts Systems, Leah C. Montesano

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No More Butts: An Analysis of a Non-Linear Model and Tobacco Regulation, Alex R. Patterson