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    • Civic Democracy and Catholic Authority in Conflict? Yves Simon's Thomist Democratic Authority 

      Hylden, Jordan Lee (2019)
      Are civic democracy and Catholic authority at odds? Do the aspirations of modern democratic politics imply theological claims that are in essential conflict with Catholic claims about civic authority? Does democratic tradition ...
    • Enemy Mine: Negative Partisanship and Satisfaction with Democracy 

      Ridge, HM (Political Behavior, 2020-01-01)
      © 2020, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Polarization has increased in recent decades, including emotional distance between partisans. While positive partisan identity has been linked to the ...
    • Engaging Socrates 

      Schlosser, Joel Alden (2009)
      This dissertation considers the role of the critic in democratic political culture by engaging Socrates. Since Socrates so often stands as an exemplar for many different styles of critical activity, both in political rhetoric ...
    • Exposure to opposing views on social media can increase political polarization. 

      Bail, Christopher A; Argyle, Lisa P; Brown, Taylor W; Bumpus, John P; Chen, Haohan; Hunzaker, MB Fallin; Lee, Jaemin; ... (10 authors) (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2018-09)
      There is mounting concern that social media sites contribute to political polarization by creating "echo chambers" that insulate people from opposing views about current events. We surveyed a large sample of Democrats and ...
    • Good Arms and Good Laws: Machiavelli, Regime-Type, and Violent Oppression 

      Wittels, William David (2014)
      The problem of violent oppression is a persistent one. Every regime - autocratic or democratic - has an obligation to prevent the violent oppression of its citizens. My dissertation "Good Arms and Good Laws: Machiavelli, ...
    • Imagined Democracy: Material Publishing, War, and the Emergence of Democratic Thinking in Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, 1855-1867 

      Haile, Adam (2010)
      This dissertation traces the evolution of Whitman's democratic thinking across the first four editions of Leaves of Grass, covering the auspicious years 1855, 1856, 1860 and 1867. While democracy is the master political ...
    • Inhabiting the City: Citizenship and Democracy in Caracas 

      Harrison-Conwill, Giles Burgess (2010)
      This dissertation, Inhabiting the City: Citizenship and Democracy in Caracas, asks how multiple modalities of citizenship arise in order to facilitate working-class and middle-class strategies to negotiate formal and informal ...
    • Rethinking Judicial Independence in Democracy and Autocracy 

      Cho, Moohyung (2020)
      Building independent courts is a commitment by political leaders that they are willing to tie their hands, restrain their (often arbitrary) power, and respect judicial decisions even if the courts rule against them. But ...
    • State Violence and Transgender Cultural Politics in Post-Dictatorship Argentina 

      Rizki, Cole Alexander (2020)
      This dissertation turns to illiberal state violence and state formation in Latin America’s Southern Cone region as the ground for trans politics and activisms. Focusing on the entanglements of Argentine trans politics with ...
    • The Danger of Party Government 

      Bennett, Scott (2017)
      American voters understand that elections have consequences, but they have become so disillusioned by their political system that approximately 40 percent have self-selected out of the two-party circus, choosing instead ...
    • The Dispersion of Power: Thinking Democratically in the 21st Century 

      Bagg, Samuel Ely (2017)
      This dissertation identifies a logic of “equal agency” at the heart of a great deal of contemporary thinking about politics. Scholars and citizens alike, I claim, often use some version of this logic in trying to understand ...
    • The Political Economy of Public Credit 

      Salsman, Richard Michael (2012)
      This dissertation critically examines predominant political-economic theories of public credit and public debt in light of the origins, development, and recent record expansion in such debt. Using a "history of thought" ...