Political Science Dissertations by Graduation Date

Political Science Dissertations by Graduation Date

2021

May 2021
HEATH, Timothy R. Wan Political Requirements for Economic Upgrade in Single-Party Authoritarian Regimes: A Comparative Analysis

2020

August 2020
Students Chair Dissertation Title
COLBURN II, Jay C. Mandaville Spatial Dynamics of Contentious Politics: Mass Mobilization in the Arab Uprising (August 2020)
LIM, Ji Hye Wan On the Heels of Developmental State: Diverging Paths of Joining Bilateral Investment Treaties between Japan and South Korea (August 2020)
     
May 2020    
Students Chair Dissertation Title
BORSHCHEVSKAYA, Anna Katz Putin’s Syria Intervention: How Russia Avoided a Quagmire (May 2020)
HARPER, Jerad Dueck A Tug of War for Effectiveness: US Efforts to Build the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces (1955-1973) (May 2020)
WRIGHTEN, Jatia McGrath Who Runs the World? An Examination of Black Women and Leadership in State Legislatures (May 2020)

2019

December 2019    
Students Chair Dissertation Title
ATHERLEY, Scott McGrath Control Avoision: Proactive Discretion in the US Federal Bureaucracy (December 2019)
     
August 2019    
Students Chair Dissertation Title
WOOD, Leet Dueck Securing the Sky: Negotiating Space Security Institutions for the 21st Century (August 2019)
     
May 2019    
Students Chair Dissertation Title
AKIYAMA, Hiromi Wan Who Rebuilds? Comparative Civil Society Involvement in Post-Disaster Recovery of China and Japan (May 2019)
DODGE, Michaela Dueck US Missile Defense Cooperation with the Czech Republic: Alliance Politics in Action (May 2019)
LOLLAR, Rebecca Dueck Dominican, Mexican, and Nicaraguan Compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act: The Role of Instrumental Incentives (May 2019)
MESINA, Dennis O. Edner Learning in Complex Systems (May 2019)

2018

December 2018    
Students Chair Dissertation Title
KIM, Albert Wan North Korea: Kim Family’s Use of Legitimacy for Regime Maintenance (December 2018)
     
May 2018    
Students Chair Dissertation Title
CASCIATO, Michelle Listokin Bringing the State Back In: Statutory Mandates and Incremental Change in Local Government Budgeting (May 2018)

2017

August 2017
Students Chair Dissertation Title
SWEET, Diana L. McGlinchey The Art of Winning Hearts and Minds: Explaining Success and Failure of Confucius Institutes in the US (August 2017)
WHYTE, Christopher E. Thrall Out of the Shadows: Subversion and Counterculture in the Digital Age (August 2017)
     
December 2017    
Students Chair Dissertation Title
FITZGERALD, Gerald T. Mandaville The European State and Minority Religious Groups: Exploring Patterns of Engagement and Access (December 2017)
 IBRAHIM, Ayah  Mandaville American Muslim Organizations' Platform and Strategies: Understanding Changes in Interest Group Identity (December 2017)
     
May 2017
Students Chair Dissertation Title
KRYLOVA, Yulia Shelley “Grease” Payments in the Relations Between Regulatory Agencies and Individual Entrepreneurs: The Case of Russia

2016

December 2016
Students Chair Dissertation Title
DOYLE, Brett Posner Beyond Ad Hoc: The Role of Inter-Organizational Collaboration in U.S. Stabilization Efforts
POTTS, Richard Burt Salt, Light, and Cocaine: Religious Civil Society and Narco-Violence in Mexico's Border Region
RYU, Shin Kue Posner Where is the Safe Water? Capturing the Missing Explanation in Inter-Country Variation in Access
     
May 2016
Students Chair Dissertation Title
ERSOY, Meltem Mandaville Political Crisis and Party Transformation: The Case of AKP in Turkey
ROYCE, Mark R. Lopez-Santana The Political Theology of European Integration

2015

December 2015
Students Chair Dissertation Title
MAYE, Diane L. Katz Switching Sides: Political Power, Alignments, and Alliances in Post-Saddam Iraq
     
August 2015
Students Chair Dissertation Title
ALEXANDER, Brian Victor Partisan Ends: The Utilization of Conference Committees in a Polarized Congress
SHAHAN, Asif M. Posner From Autonomy to Relevance: The Evolution of the Government Accountability Office

2014

December 2014
Students Chair Dissertation Title
HAYNES, Susan Katz Behind the Buildup Explaining Chinese Motivations for Nuclear Modernization (December 2014)
LITWIN, Oren Miller Who May Fight Just Wars? Right Authority for States and Non-States

2013

December 2013
Students Chair Dissertation
OSAE-KWAPONG, John Wilsford What the State Does, Why Does It and The Consequences: A Comparative Analysis of State Policy Choices in the Cocoa, Timber and Gold Mining Sectors in Ghana (December 2013)
     
May 2013
Students Chair Dissertation
HUDSON, Gabriel Miller Christodemocracy: The Alternation Democratic Theory of America’s Christian Right (May 2013)
THORNBURG, Matthew McDonald The Causes and Consequences of Registering with a Political Party (May 2013)

2012

May 2012
KURZE, Arnaud Burt Justice Beyond Borders? The Politics to Democratize Human Rights in the Postconflict Balkans (May 2012)