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Who drives defense policy: elites or public interest?
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
With a massive budget deficit and an ever-increasing national debt, while Congress and the President almost shut down the federal government over funding for Planned Parenthood in 2011, defense spending seems to be nearly ...
The culture wars & political polarization in perspective: why polarization and its perturbations are a persistant [i.e., persistent] puzzle in political science
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
Political polarization in the American electorate has received a great deal of attention in recent years with most of the research focusing on social issues and their impact on electoral outcomes. ...
The logic of decisions in militarized disputes: the effect of regime, power, arms contorol [sic], and airpower on decision-making in militarized disputes
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
This study examines the causal relationship among pre and intradispute information and decision-makers' decisions determining evolution of militarize disputes. The identified causal factors are interconnected with one ...
Assessing the independence of state parties : issue ownership and morality politics in US state party platforms
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
This study uses party platforms to assess the degree of independence between state and national political parties in the United States in light of issue ownership theory and morality politics. Utilizing a coding scheme ...
Great games redux: energy security and the emergence of tripolarity in Eurasia
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Securing energy resources has become a key aspect of foreign policy-making since the 1970s. States have used military and economic foreign policy tools to secure the supply of energy to their domestic markets. With the ...