Theses and Dissertations - Department of Political Science

Theses and Dissertations - Department of Political Science

 

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  • Burgin, Maggie (University of Alabama Libraries, 1931)
    Chapter one of this thesis deals with the early primary regulations in Alabama, and is therefore mostly historical. Early methods of making nominations are discussed, and the desire on the part of the voters for a primary ...
  • Fletcher, Andrew C. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This dissertation is an investigation into the value of moral perfectionist thought broadly construed as a means of further developing antiracist strategy and theory, especially with regard to facilitating self-originary, ...
  • Hester, Jacob Andrew (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This dissertation uses Schneider and Ingram’s Social Construction and Policy Design Theory (SCT) to help understand movements in funding for higher education at the state-level over the past 25 years. SCT argues that social ...
  • Smith, Lindsey (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This project explores the constructions of gender, intimacy, and race and the ways these issues are informed by history and the law. The idea of consent, while originally described in texts as a legal concept between ...
  • Chowdhury, Ishita Tasmia (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Democracies generally agree that suffrage important; however, many democracies continue to disenfranchise prisoners. Currently, 80 electoral democracies impose some restrictions on the voting rights of prisoners. Some ...
  • Davis, Brandon Davis (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    U.S. criminal justice policies have created the uniquely American style of carceral punishment. Since 1973, America has seen a sustained and substantial rise in its incarceration population and the manifestation of mass ...
  • McCan, Zachary Hardister (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Policies intended to reduce the harm caused by substance abuse in the United States have been shown to have positive results in reducing the rates of communicable diseases and overdose related deaths in communities that ...
  • 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 ...

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