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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Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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The Effect of the Nature of Women's Movements on their Societal Status and Consciousness: A Comparative Study of Nicaragua's Amnlae and Argentina's Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Mildred E. Soto

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The Transition from Peacekeeping to Peace-Enforcement: A New Paradigm for UN Operations, Meredith J. Spungin

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Decision Making Processes and Foreign Policy: Public Opinion and the Wars in Korea and Vietnam, Amanda J. Stanley

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What does it take to become a "Successful" Dictator? Five Types of Dictatorship: A Case Study of 80 Contemporary Dictators since 1945, Mashu Uruta
Department: Political Science

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Sustaining Culture through Ecotourism: A Comparative Case Study of the Kuna of Panama and the Maasai of East Africa, Liya Aklilu

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U.S.-Japanese Trade Relations after Hegemony, Alison M. Alexander

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Anti-Semitism in the United States during the Second World War, Dorie A. Buchman

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The Budget Battle: The Role of the Speaker in the House of Representatives - The Case Studies of: Thomas O'Neill and Newt Gingrich, Scarlett E. Caminiti

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Environmental Organizations, GIS and Ideology: A Case Study Analysis, Benjamin K. Christensen

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Juvenile Justice in the United States and Our Symbolic National Policy, Tyson A. Christ

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From the Bully Pulpit to the Idiot Box: The Effects of Presidential Rhetoric on Entertainment Television, Anastasia A. Diamond

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The Effect of Democatization on the Election of Women to Parliament in Six European Countries, Lisa D. First

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Propaganda in the Third Reich, J. Alexander Henderson III
Department: History; Political Science

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Propaganda in the Third Reich, J. Alexander Henderson III

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Party Ideology and Party Structure: Maurice Duverger's Theory on Party Structure and die Grünen in the Bundesrepublik Deutschland, James E. Hervey

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Non-Governmental Organization Activity and its Connection to U.S. Government Foreign Policy Goals, Derek C. Longbrake

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The Universal Civil Code vs. Piecemeal Reform of Personal Laws in India: A Legal Impasse Between Women's Rights and the Rights of Religion, Kalyani Manohar

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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as an International Regime, Zipporah N. Mbuthia

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Get Up! Get Up!: A Study of Women's Participation in Leadership in Trade Unions with a Mass-Female Base, Benjamin Gerjoy Perez

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An Examination of Case Management at Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals and Wooster Community Hospital, Monica D. Walker

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Political Participation in Cyberspace: An Examination of the Claim that Interactive Technologies Promote Civic Participation, Mashruk Zahid

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1995

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Tet Offensive of 1968: Examining the Relationship Between Print Media Discourse and Trends in Public Opinion, Amanda L. Avery
Department: English; Political Science

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Parliamentary Democracy and Democratization in the Czech Republic and Poland, 1990-1993, Gina M. Bombaci

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Feminism and Conceptions of Sex Equality: An Inquiry into the Sameness/Difference Debate, Matthew Burress

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The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: A Case Study in Policy Failure, Robert O. Cahill

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The Construction of Identity: The Effects of Defining the Personal and Collective 'Self' in the German and American Feminist Movements, Erin G. Cross

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Like a Rolling Stone: The Media's Influence Over a Generation at War, John Carleton Drake II

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Identity Crisis: Islam and Modernization in Post-Colonial Algeria and Tunisia, Sarah Grace Fuller

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Television News and Election Outcome: A Case Study of the 1994 Ohio Senatorial Race, Samuel A. Gradwohl

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Increasing Access to Public Urban-Oriented Institutions of Higher Education: An Analysis of Political, Institutional, and Economic Variables, Mary Beth Henning

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Presidential Decision-Making: An Examination and Evaluation of the Models of Barber, Neustadt and George, Michael A. Householder

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The Stability of the Post-Cold War System: A Bi-Multipolar Configuration, Marguerite Johnston

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Community Power Structures: Do the Established Theories Apply to the Small Community of Wooster, Ohio?, Brian P. Kish

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Reflexive Rage, Racialism, and Religion: The Relationship Between the Christian Identity Movement and the Federal Government, Matthew Linsley
Department: Political Science; Religious Studies

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The Representation of Black Interests in Congress: Can Blacks Represent Blacks in "White" Districts?, Christopher Ndeki Maher

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Lobbying the Political System: A Measure of Interest Group Effectiveness: A Case Study of the American Association of Retired Persons and its Struggle for Health Care Reform, Nicole M. Nadasky

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Political Influences of the Defense Budget: A Study of the Politics of Military Base Closure, Jack Naylor

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Groupthink and Defective Decision-Making in the Korean and Persian Gulf Wars, Tim Pettorini

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Dialogue or L'ecriture? The Political, Philosophical and Social Implications of Hermeneutics and Deconstruction: A Study and Evaluation of the Work of and the Encounter Between Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jacques Derrida, Lorrie Schmid

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The Governmental Decisionmaking Process: Explaining The U.S Nuclear Technology Transfer Policy Toward China, 1980-1985, Bunna Seng

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Whose Trees These Are: Private Forestlands and Governmental Regulation, Elizabeth Ellen Shannon

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A Comparative Analysis of Interest Group Technique in American Politics, Edgar J. VanHoose III

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Economic and Social Implications of International Monetary Fund and World Bank Structural Adjustment Policies on Developing Nations: Morocco, Zimbabwe, Zaire, and Ivory Coast, Donald A. Walter

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Violence and Non-Violence in Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of Romania and Czechoslovakia in 1989, Elizabeth N. Webb

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Public Policy: Theory and Practice, Christopher Marc Wolfgang

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Emerging from the Right: An Analysis of Political Conservative Thinkers, Michael P. Baggs

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Brown V. Board of Education: Strategy and Effects, Shannon D. Burke

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The Future Relationship Between China and Taiwan: Prospect for Political Integration, Qing Phoebe Chen

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The Examination of Antidumping Legislation on the Steel Industry and the Effects that it has on the Relationship Between the Labor Union and Corporate Management, Christian T. Cingolani

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Wooster, Ohio and Growth: A Look at One Community's Attitude toward Growth using the "Growth Machine" Theory, David A. Conrad

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State Restrictive Abortion Policies: A Time Series Analysis Evaluating the Impact of Restrictions on Abortions Performed, David F. Davino

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The Effects of Commercials on Presidential Elections, Wayne M. Davis

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The Application of Intergenerational Justice in Modern America and its Practical Application, Michael L. Dawson II

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Color of Money and the First Amendment, Benjamin F. Garmer IV
Department: Political Science

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Upon Distinguishing the Public and the Private: The Application of Hannah Arendt Towards a Participatory Politics of Feminism, Jennifer L. Novak
Department: Philosophy; Political Science

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Towards a Feminist Theory of Economic Development: Making Women Count, Annemarie Reerink

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"Fate of the Forests" the American Environmental Ethic and the Management of the National Forests, David B. Stouffer
Department: Political Science

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National Service: Are Servers Good Citizens or Just Sandbags on a Dam?, Rachel L. Tansey
Department: Political Science

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Why do Nations Comply with Arms Control Treaties?, George W. Thompson IV

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Multinational Corporations, Ethics, Free Trade and the Environment: A Volatile Combination, Stephanie L. Tourje

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White House Organization Structure and Its Impact on the Quality of Decision Making: A Study of the Kennedy Administration, Lynn A. Whipkey
Department: Political Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1993

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Neutral in Favor of Israel: Identifying and Explaining the United States 'Special Relationship' With Israel, Christopher C. Angus
Department: Political Science

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Public Policy Making in the Western United States on Water Resource Management, Thomas Benchea

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The Continual Storm in the Church: An Analysis of Political, Social, Ecclesiastical and Economic Debates Between Clergy and Vestry Members of Ohio Episcopal Churches, Ryan D. Burgess

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The Politics of Mormonism: An Examination of the Political Philosophy and Practice of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Context of American Church-State Relations, Robb F. DeGraw

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The Effectiveness of Negative Television Advertisements in Presidential Elections, Eugene A. De Pasquale

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An Examination of the Structural and Representational Linkages Between the Democratic Party and the African American Community, Nathaniel B. Fretz

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Structural Adjustment & the International Monetary Fund: An Examination of Its Successes and Failures - A Comparative Case Study of Ghana and Tanzania within the Context of the IMF's Structural Adjustment Facility and the Extended Fund Facility, Meenakshi Goswami
Department: Political Science

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Head Start: Lobbying For Success, Jeniver K. Hamilton
Department: Political Science

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Comparative Study of the Effects of Nine to Five on Female Clerical Workers, Jennifer L. Holscott
Department: Political Science

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Presidential Agenda-Setting Skills and Their Impact on Legislative Success of President's Proposals, Irina B. Khanin
Department: Political Science

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United States and Norway: The Barriers Which Limit a Woman's Access to Office at the National Level, Jennifer J. Knauff
Department: Political Science

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The Impact of Abortion As An Issue on Voting Behavior in the Presidential Elections of 1984 and 1988, Jennifer L. Markus
Department: Political Science

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Disintegration of Yugoslavia: Why Did It Fall Apart?, Janet M. Mello
Department: Political Science

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Why a State Administered Income Redistribution Program Is Undesirable: A Neoclassical Study of the Aid to Families With Dependent Children Program, Wiliam D. Minser
Department: Economics; Political Science

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Malawi, South Africa, Southern African Development Coordination Conference (Sadcc): Conflict and Tension Towards Regional Integration, Mphatso T. Namwali
Department: Political Science

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Points of (P)Light: Discourses of Community Service in America, Erika C. Poethig
Department: Political Science

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Thomas Confirmation Hearings and the Female Candidates For U.S. Senate: 1992, Cristina Pratt
Department: Political Science

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Disappearance of the Soviet Union As a Political Union, Kristen B. Rogers
Department: Political Science

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Political and Economic Implications of the Convertibility of the Ruble in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Steven P. Schroeter
Department: Political Science

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Evaluation of Reagan's New Federalism: a Case Study of Medicaid, Jodi Siebold
Department: Political Science

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India and America, the Cold War Friendship: An Analysis of American Economic Assistance to India, Chimie C. Topden
Department: Political Science

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Demise of a Federation: A Czechoslovakian Case History, Elizabeth F. Vadasz
Department: Political Science

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External Influences on Third Parties in Presidential Elections, Russell W. Wheeler
Department: Political Science

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Rhetoric, Strategy and Identity: An Examination of the Discourse of Political Correctness, Margaret Ellen Farrar

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Economic Statecraft and U.S. Foreign Policy: Influence Attempts on Egypt, Israel and Syria, Myriam K. Fizazi

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Have the Democrats Shifted in Political Ideology Over the Period 1960-1988?, Aric Gibson

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The Wooster Daily Record and Its Readers: A Study in Agenda Setting, Jamie C. Harrell

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Health Care Policy in the United States: Can the U.S. Learn from the Canadian Example, Todd Martin Kleinman

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State Budgets and the Relationship Between the Governor and Legislature: A Case Study, Leigh Ann Leshock

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Feminist Rhetoric and Abortion Rights: The Politics of Language, Susan Louis

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The Invisible Minority, Timothy James Powers

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Gender Participation: How The Role of Women as Mothers Contributes to Political Interests, Melissa G. Riedl

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A Comparative Case Study Analysis of Environmental Movements: The Split Between Mainstream and Radical, Theodore A. Scott

Politics and Policy in West Africa: The Case of Ghana's First Post Independence Regime, Peter Emmanuel Ofosuhene Turkson

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Private is/and the Political: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the 1989 GDR Wende, Ciona S. Ulbrich
Department: German Studies; Political Science

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Assessing the Impact of Population in Less-Developed Countries: A Comparative Study of Neo-Malthusianism and Structuralism in Indonesia and Thailand, Rhonda J. Vandeworp

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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The Impact of the Reagan Presidency on the Inner City, Andrew Wilkes Bourns

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Women in the Ohio State Legislature: A Comparative and Quantitative Study 1974-75, 1984-1984, Charlene A. Caswell

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The Discrimination of Female Offenders in the Criminal Justice System, Ellen T. Donahue