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  • STANDARDIZATION AND THE UNITED STATES 

    Moench, John Otto Dax (1959)
    For the past decade and more, the United States, through its military departments, other agencies of government, and private organizations, has placed a considerable investment in national and international standardization. ...
  • BY INVITATION ONLY: A LEGISLATIVE THEORY ON PUBLIC LOBBYING AND THE GATEKEEPERS OF INFLUENCE 

    Vallejo Vera, Sebastián (2019)
    In democratic politics, the participation of interest groups in policymaking is commonly understood as a secluded affair; an exchange were interest groups actively influence the fine print of statutory laws without being ...
  • Empathy and Electoral Accountability 

    McDonald, Jared (2019)
    In this dissertation, I examine the important role empathy has on voting behavior and election outcomes. First, I provide a rationale for why Americans find empathy a desirable trait in a leader. I argue that voters desire ...
  • Intersectional Stereotyping in Political Campaigns 

    Hicks, Heather Mary (2019)
    Political scientists have debated whether gender stereotypes influence support for women candidates. Similarly, scholars have examined how racism among whites affects evaluations of minority candidates. Yet, rarely have ...
  • Corruption, Reform, and Revolution in Africa's Third Wave of Protest 

    Lewis, Jacob Scott (2019)
    What explains diverging calls for reform and revolution in Africa over the past ten years? African countries have made substantial strides toward actual democratic devel-opment, including a concerted effort to address ...

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