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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Racial threat: The effect of racial and economic demographics on police spending, Julianne Bacon

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Who votes for Islamists? A cross-national study of 10 Muslim-majority countries, Ahmed Barziq

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The Great Game’s new player: China’s Belt and Road strategy for Central Asia, Darrell James Carter

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Xenophobia and its implications for refugee policies: A cross-national study, Elisa A. D'Amico

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Modern American populism: Analyzing the economics behind the Silent Majority, the Tea Party and Trumpism, Willis Patenaude

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Recidivism levels, unemployment programs, and the effects on different characteristics of criminal offenders, Colin Daniel Strickland

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An empirical analysis of the effects of juvenile offender placement in adult facilities on recidivism rates, Heather Lorraine Swanson

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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American decline and changing global hegemony, Addison Daniel Huygens

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American presidents, their personal and psychological characteristics, and their uses of military force, Brendan Mitchell Lichtenberg

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Does the money matter? Analyzing the relationship between the change in veteran expenditures and the changes in veteran suicide and homeless rates, Michael Joe Martinez

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Exploring Iowa school district funding: Equity of costs per pupil and rules of the road, Steven David Oberbroeckling

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Heating up after the Cold War: The effect the Cold War had on military interventions, Johnathan Robert Vonderhaar

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Curbside recycling as a public service: Evidence from Tipton, Iowa, Miranda Lyn Wehde

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Bridging the skills gap and the rise of the short-term certificate: A case study of a short-term manufacturing certificate at a mid-size comprehensive community college, Valentina Ahedo

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Women's representation in majlis al shura in Oman: how do gender ideology, Islam, and tribalism matter?, Ahlam Khalfan Al Subhi

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Under what conditions, if any, should be abortion legally permissible, Eleni Apostolaki

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Trumpism: How agenda setting in the media drove a movement, Angela Jean Caulk

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Evaluating the Effects of Food Aid on Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Disaggregate Approach, Elizabeth Christine Dippold

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Law, politics, and the creation of public policy: How the two can come together and create better public policy, Jefferson William Fink

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Political Participation in Kosovo, Alisa Hasani

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Civil War determinants: The case of Iraq and Syria's civil war and the rise of Islamic State (ISIS), Goran Kamal Hassan

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Who Supports Voter Identification?, Michael Roderick Jackson

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Privatizing prisons: Assessing the claims, James Michael Roller

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Intimidating exemplars: the deterrent effect of excellent women in office, Madeline Onute Salucka

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Constraints that Bind? A Comparison of Ruler Longevity in Merit and Feudal Institutions, Cody Schmidt

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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3G UMTS man in the middle attacks and policy reform considerations, Jennifer Lynn Adesso

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Conservatism, Burke, and durable independence, Cory Cramer

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Citizen competence and its effect on citizen satisfaction with normative ideals in American democracy, Brett M. Daley

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Peace talks and two-level games, Iman Hasan

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On the determinants of internal armed conflict, Nicholas James Hasty

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Comparative state community college return on investment: state funding, local funding, tuition and graduation rates for community colleges, Christopher Neary

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Membership retention in Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers, Angela Bernadine Stone

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Familiarity, religiosity, and authoritarianism: the acceptability of gay rights and same-sex marriage, Kirstin Eddings Sullivan

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Hybridization and Kazakh ethnic identity formation, Aslihan Yeniceri

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Racism and the Voting Rights Act of 1965: A natural experiment in Wake & Guilford counties in North Carolina, Zachary Robert Bonner

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Extreme privatization: A performance analysis of the "Sandy Springs model", Jack Feldman

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Party identification: The covert influence on media's construction and portrayal of women's political identities, Hallie Madison Golay

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Farm to School programs: is there a connection to the implementation of wellness policies at the elementary school building level?, Lynn Heuss

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Post-disaster Building Deconstruction, Qiaolin Huang

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Security implications of implantable medical devices, Shelby David Kobes

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The modern court and the reprisal of Lochner in election law and campaign finance, Jeremy Michael Miller

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Polarized and liking it: How political polarization affects active avoidance behavior on Facebook, Bobbi L. Newman

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Does Sun Tzu's The Art of War influence China's military behavior? A case study of the 1962 Sino-India War, Yifei Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The economic development case for increased funding to education and workforce training in Iowa for middle skills jobs: A policy recommendation, Jasmine Almoayed

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The Select Agent Program and dual use research of concern: their effects on the regulatory environment of pandemic influenza studies, Matthew House

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Kant's Natural Law, Brian David Janssen

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Healthcare reform in mainland China: The relationship of healthcare reform and economic development in Chinese rural and urban areas, Yen-Han Lee

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Human resources and natural disaster preparedness: Is your workplace prepared?, Samantha Jo Perry

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Democracy & despair: Riots, economic development, and an emergency manager in Benton Harbor, MI, Tyler C. Reedy

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The effect of FDI on employment in China, Ying Wei

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A literature review of the market effects of federal biofuel policy and recommendations for future policy, Alex Ayers

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The reciprocal relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China regarding Taiwan and arms sales, Christopher M. Hannan

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Responding to civilian bloodshed: Investigating the relationship between one-sided violence and aid, Elizabeth Leigh Leuthauser

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Western impact on Africa's economic development and the progress of democracy, Jiaxu Liu

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Outbreak: a case study analysis, Holly Mace

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Freeing the World from the Free Market Economy: A Reexamination of Nation-State Based Capitalism, Joshua Michael Malay

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Heavy Metal Music and the Outcomes of Wars, Ireng Maulana

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Athesis: Patriotism and antipathy toward nonbelievers in the United States, Matthew Laird Milne

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Are you better off than you were before the disaster: Examining how natural disasters impact growth rates, Matthew Paul Schwartzkopf

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On the political economy of immigration: examining the relationship between individual choice and policy outcomes in the united states, Keith Ryan Walton

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The sky or acorns? A constitutional analysis of presidential signing statements, Sarabeth Mcvey Anderson

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the application of civil service appraisal methods to the post-tenure review systems used for the evaluation of academic tenure, Blair Norris Boehm

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The impact of the Law of Justice and Peace on the growth of victims' movements in Colombia, Hector A. Bombiella Medina

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Collective action and social protest in Israel, Elizabeth Elwakeil

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Obama's giant leap for mankind: Exploration through the public and private space programs, Megan M. Fiddelke

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The impact of U.S. foreign aid on human rights conditions in post-Cold War era, Hyun Ju Lee

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A comparative analysis of environmental water quality by system of government for nations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Curtis Powers

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Connecting strength of state-based identity to globalization: Case studies of post-Soviet Estonia and Moldova, Rachael Anne Voas

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Interjurisdictional property rights discrimination and civil war: Antebellum America, Jeremy Ziemer

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Policies and politics in urban forestry: involving citizens in municipal urban forestry initiatives, Kalpana Bhattacharjee

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The power of geographical boundaries: Cultural, political, and economic border effects in a unitary nation, Bowon Chang

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A mandate to lead: independence leaders in power and the unlikelihood of civil war incidence, Nathan John Combes

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Predicting public approval of Supreme Court nominees: examining factors influencing mass public opinion of stealth nominees in the post-Bork era, Daniel E. Kelly

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Consumer reactions to organic food price premiums in the United States, Amanda Christine Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The effect of globalization on the United Nations, Joanna Awoniyi

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Privacy in the Networked World: A Millian utilitarian appraisal, Colter Bayard

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European space policy and the construction of a European collective identity, Nicholas Charles Kariya

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The Integration of Traditional leaders The Democratization Process, Rabah Ali Omer

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India health: impact of medical tourism facilities on state health, Ann Sommer Rutherford

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Ideology and party in Congressional Iraq War voting patterns, John Hart Siebenmann

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Political culture's effect on voter turnout: the 2004 election and beyond, Narren J. Brown

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Post-Cold War Japan-ROK relations: a pluralist approach, Yong Ouk Cho

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Neoclassical realism and the collapse of the 1994 Agreed Framework, Chase O. Davidson

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Youth voter mobilization techniques and their effectiveness in the 2008 Iowa Democratic caucuses, Jacqueline Amy Dycke-Norris

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The effect of the Internet on the civic engagement and voting behavior of young Americans, Katherine Anne McNitt

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Exploring the relationship between income and property taxation at the municipal level, Casey J. Muhm

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In search of growth: neoliberal and institutional models for economic growth in an age of globalization, Mark David Nieman

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Hezbollah's Nasrallah: the "great man" of the Levant, Nathan William Swanson

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Presidential leadership from Presidents Washington to Bush and beyond: assessing presidents within the cycled circumstances of institutional expectations, Christopher Halverson Untiet

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Dyadic power shifts and alliance credibility: analysis of gap of the threat perception, Inhan Yeo

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The nature of Polish-Russian relationships after the year of 1989: the legacy of the past, Agata Ewa Kosuda

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Evo Morales and the indigenous peoples in Bolivia: an analysis of the 2002 and 2005 presidential elections, Basil Riad Mahayni

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US media and foreign policy making: the case study of the US media coverage on Taiwan, Zhuo Sun

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Elements of representation within Iowa soil , Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen

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States of agreement: a new look at law clerks and consensual norms in state supreme courts , Andrew John Fay

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Surviving alone: the relationship between economic resources and health status in the unmarried later in life and what public policymakers can learn from this relationship , Susan M. Olson

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Prairie Meadows: an analysis of gambling and economic development, Randy Dwain Parvin

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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The changing court of justice of the European community : a metaphor for growth in the European community?, Theresa Marie Manley

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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The impact of government policy on the development of foreign investment in Indonesia 1967-1990, Huda Bahweres

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An examination of incentive structures in recycling policy, Ashley Lyndle Waltmann