Theses and Dissertations - Department of Political Science

Theses and Dissertations - Department of Political Science

 

Recent Submissions

  • Beaumont, Thomas Edward (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Contemporary practices of grieving those lost to war violence rely heavily on epistemological assumptions about the self and others that often essentialize the identities of both the dead and those mourning. I address the ...
  • Hutto, James Wesley (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    This dissertation attempts to rethink fundamentally the identities, interests, and institutions in which dimensions of international leadership occur in order to reveal how leadership is accorded, managed, and transformed. ...
  • Cheney, Joseph (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    Despite cross-field implications, the strategic and political aspects of selection and appointment have received limited scholarly attention. Prior research has primarily focused on one system of selection or appointment. ...
  • Woo, Sumi (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    This dissertation presents a comprehensive analysis of the factors affecting nationalist parties’ support for the EU over time and across regions. Investigating how European integration and nationalist parties interconnect ...
  • Streat, Ashley (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    On October 31, 2000, the United Nations (UN) Security Council passed Resolution 1325. The resolution was passed in response to allegations of sexual abuse against UN peacekeepers across several missions and in an effort ...
  • Birol, Ali Fuat (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    Where do(es) international relations present? The discipline of International Relations (IR) avoids this question because the answer is so obvious. What constitutes the discipline of IR is an attempt to localize the place ...
  • Rainey, Chanley E. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    Women’s advocacy organizations often invoke moral arguments and frame issues in ways that make them legible within discourses on sexuality and race, with significance for struggles over decolonization, national representation, ...
  • Miller, Gina Lei (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    The state repression literature has paid disproportionate attention to explaining and predicting repression in response to violent dissent while overlooking the role of nonviolent dissent in the repression-dissent process. ...
  • Todd, James (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    Lower court compliance with the superior courts is now a norm in the judicial system of the United States. This dissertation will examine the development of the Supreme Court's ability to influence the decisions by lower ...
  • Kromphardt, Christopher David (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    The role of law clerks at the United States Supreme Court has long been a source of curiosity among observers and scholars alike. Of particular interest are what characteristics determine which applicants are selected to ...
  • Walsh, Joseph Thomas (University of Alabama Libraries, 2014)
    Despite its prominence and overlap with so many fields of political science, the Medal of Honor has received little scholarly attention. This dissertation contributes to our understanding with three articles that view the ...
  • Fuentes, Michelle Rene (University of Alabama Libraries, 2014)
    The universal centering of human life and activity produces the binary of the human as different from and superior to the nonhuman animal. This centering establishes the priorities, comfort, and survival of humans as more ...
  • Black Romero, Juan Pablo (University of Alabama Libraries, 2014)
    This dissertation addresses the problem of racial stratification of the Latino community in the United States from the theoretical position of critical race theory. Racial stratification for Latino residents and Latino ...
  • Sojka, Laura Merrifield (University of Alabama Libraries, 2014)
    In spite of the increasing campaign finance legislation aimed at equalizing barriers in political campaigns, a fundraising gap persists across gender and race lines. In the era of modern campaigning, with the expenses of ...
  • Starling, Anderson Milton (University of Alabama Libraries, 2014)
    In order for Americans to fully and effectively participate in their government, they must be adequately informed and knowledgeable about the policies, people, and processes therein. Prior literature has shown that those ...
  • Akin, Andrew MacDonald (University of Alabama Libraries, 2013)
    The degree of variance in political outcomes after the Soviet collapse remains a subject of political inquiry because of the complicated nature of republic experiences during transition. This dissertation explores the ...
  • Miller, Steven V. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    Many of our theories in political science about the nature of international conflict and the threats to democratic development make assumptions about the importance of individual-level attitudes under conditions of external ...
  • Morrison, Jennifer Caroline (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    This dissertation addresses the impact of public service motivation on the turnover intentions of federal employees. A survey measuring four types of public service motivation--attraction to policy-making, compassion, ...
  • Surman, Darren Edward (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    The goal of this dissertation is to incorporate Kierkegaard's Works of Love into current theorization of love as a political concept by showing how it models political sensibilities that can be responsive to contemporary ...
  • Ferguson, Mark Joseph (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    Past scholarly research has indicated that campaign pledges are important. This research has led scholars to examine the various institutional differences between states. For instance, single-party majoritarian system, the ...

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