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    • ELECTORAL LOSS AND CONTENTION 

      Patch, Allison Kathryn (2019)
      This dissertation is an exploration of the consequences of elections for those kept out of power. I draw from both the winner-loser gap literature, which explores attitude differences between winners and losers following ...
    • OVERCOMING NON-COOPERATION: DESIGNING A PATENT SYSTEM FOR THE PUBLIC 

      Leaderman, Arthur Isaac (2019)
      Patents allocate power by assigning exclusive property rights to persons who claim to have discovered new scientific or technical art. Accordingly, infringers can be treated like trespassers. In a longstanding theoretical ...
    • 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 ...