Political Science Dissertations by Topic

Political Science Dissertations by Topic table

American Government and Politics

Students Chair Dissertation Title
ALEXANDER, Brian Victor Partisan Ends: The Utilization of Conference Committees in a Polarized Congress (August 2015)
ATHERLEY, Scott McGrath Control Avoision: Proactive Discretion in the US Federal Bureaucracy (December 2019)
CASCIATO, Michelle Listokin Bringing the State Back In: Statutory Mandates and Incremental Change in Local Government Budgeting (May 2018)
HUDSON, Gabriel Miller Christodemocracy: The Alternation Democratic Theory of America’s Christian Right (May 2013)
SHAHAN, Asif M. Posner From Autonomy to Relevance: The Evolution of the Government Accountability Office
THORNBURG, Matthew McDonald The Causes and Consequences of Registering with a Political Party (May 2013)
WRIGHTEN, Jatia McGrath Who Runs the World? An Examination of Black Women and Leadership in State Legislatures (May 2020)

Comparative Politics

Students Chair Dissertation Title
BORSHCHEVSKAYA,  Anna Katz Putin’s Syria Intervention: How Russia Avoided a Quagmire (May 2020)
ERSOY, Meltem Mandaville Political Crisis and Party Transformation: The Case of AKP in Turkey
FITZGERALD, Gerald T. Mandaville The European State and Minority Religious Groups: Exploring Patterns of Engagement and Access (December 2017)
HAYNES, Susan Katz Behind the Buildup Explaining Chinese Motivations for Nuclear Modernization (December 2014)
IBRAHIM, Ayah Mandaville American Muslim Organizations' Platform and Strategies: Understanding Changes in Interest Group Identity (December 2017)
KRYLOVA, Yulia Shelley “Grease” Payments in the Relations Between Regulatory Agencies and Individual Entrepreneurs: The Case of Russia (May 2017)
KURZE, Arnaud Burt Justice Beyond Borders? The Politics to Democratize Human Rights in the Postconflict Balkans (May 2012)
MAYE, Diane L. Katz Switching Sides: Political Power, Alignments, and Alliances in Post-Saddam Iraq
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)
POTTS, Richard Burt Salt, Light, and Cocaine: Religious Civil Society and Narco-Violence in Mexico's Border Region
ROYCE, Mark R. Lopez-Santana The Political Theology of European Integration
RYU, Shin Kue Posner Where is the Safe Water? Capturing the Missing Explanation in Inter-Country Variation in Access
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)

International Relations

Students Chair Dissertation Title
AKIYAMA, Hiromi Wan Who Rebuilds? Comparative Civil Society Involvement in Post-Disaster Recovery of China and Japan (May 2019)
COLBURN II, Jay C. Mandaville Spatial Dynamics of Contentious Politics: Mass Mobilization in the Arab Uprising (August 2020)
DODGE, Michaela Dueck US Missile Defense Cooperation with the Czech Republic: Alliance Politics in Action (May 2019)
DOYLE, Brett Posner Beyond Ad Hoc: The Role of Inter-Organizational Collaboration in U.S. Stabilization Efforts
ERSOY, Meltem Mandaville Political Crisis and Party Transformation: The Case of AKP in Turkey
FITZGERALD, Gerald T. Mandaville The European State and Minority Religious Groups: Exploring Patterns of Engagement and Access (December 2017)
HARPER, Jerad Dueck A Tug of War for Effectiveness: US Efforts to Build the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces (1955-1973) (May 2020)
HAYNES, Susan Katz Behind the Buildup Explaining Chinese Motivations for Nuclear Modernization (December 2014)
HEATH, Timothy R. Wan Political Requirements for Economic Upgrade in Single-Party Authoritarian Regimes: A Comparative Analysis
IBRAHIM, Ayah Mandaville American Muslim Organizations' Platform and Strategies: Understanding Changes in Interest Group Identity (December 2017)
KIM, Albert Wan North Korea: Kim Family’s Use of Legitimacy for Regime Maintenance (December 2018)
KRYLOVA, Yulia Shelley “Grease” Payments in the Relations Between Regulatory Agencies and Individual Entrepreneurs: The Case of Russia (May 2017)
KURZE, Arnaud Burt Justice Beyond Borders? The Politics to Democratize Human Rights in the Postconflict Balkans (May 2012)
LIM, Ji Hye Wan On the Heels of Developmental State: Diverging Paths of Joining Bilateral Investment Treaties between Japan and South Korea (August 2020)
LITWIN, Oren Miller Who May Fight Just Wars? Right Authority for States and Non-States
LOLLAR, Rebecca Dueck Dominican, Mexican, and Nicaraguan Compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act: The Role of Instrumental Incentives (May 2019)
MAYE, Diane L. Katz Switching Sides: Political Power, Alignments, and Alliances in Post-Saddam Iraq
POTTS, Richard/td> Burt Salt, Light, and Cocaine: Religious Civil Society and Narco-Violence in Mexico's Border Region
ROYCE, Mark R. Lopez-Santana The Political Theology of European Integration
WHYTE, Christopher E. Thrall Out of the Shadows: Subversion and Counterculture in the Digital Age (August 2017)
WOOD, Leet Dueck Securing the Sky: Negotiating Space Security Institutions for the 21st Century (August 2019)

Political Theory

Students Chair Dissertation Title
HUDSON, Gabriel Miller Christodemocracy: The Alternation Democratic Theory of America’s Christian Right (May 2013)
LITWIN, Oren Miller Who May Fight Just Wars? Right Authority for States and Non-States

Public Administration

Students Chair Dissertation Title
ALEXANDER, Brian Victor Partisan Ends: The Utilization of Conference Committees in a Polarized Congress
CASCIATO, Michelle Listokin Bringing the State Back In: Statutory Mandates and Incremental Change in Local Government Budgeting (May 2018)
DOYLE, Brett Posner Beyond Ad Hoc: The Role of Inter-Organizational Collaboration in U.S. Stabilization Efforts
MESINA, Dennis O. Edner Learning in Complex Systems (May 2019)
RYU, Shin Kue Posner Where is the Safe Water? Capturing the Missing Explanation in Inter-Country Variation in Access
SHAHAN, Asif M. Posner From Autonomy to Relevance: The Evolution of the Government Accountability Office