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Upper Legislative Houses: The Origins of Symmetry and Congruence
Within the field of political science, an oft-unaddressed topic is the origins of upper legislative houses as an institution. Within the literature, the origins of individual upper houses are explained; however, ...
Seeking the Beijing Consensus in Asia: An Empirical Test of Soft Power
The empirical study of soft power presents a challenge for social scientists. Conventional wisdom asserts that China’s soft power is growing alongside its hard power, but few scholars have been able to demonstrate this phenomenon ...
Citizenship Configuration and Public Opinion towards Out-groups in the European Union
This paper examines the sources of public opinion towards out-groups (including ethnic minorities and immigrants) in the European Union, using Eurobarometer data from the November-December 2006 survey on Social Reality, ...
Institutions and Credit Ratings: Establishing the Relationship
This paper explores the relationships between sovereign debt ratings and institutions, with the goal of showing how institutions impact the rating that is assigned. The thesis uses a regression model to investigate this ...
BEHIND THE RUNWAY: A Global Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Apparel Export Competitiveness in the Last Fifteen Years
This Senior Honors Paper examines the recent and current changes in the fascinating and volatile apparel industry. Why have some countries increased their export market share while others have lost their competitive edge ...
Cold and Calculated Faith
The former USSR and the Eastern Bloc contain a plethora of ethnicities, religions, and languages that make up nations. However, the nations are not concurrent with their state boundaries, and separatist conflicts are common. ...