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Comparing theories of the policy process and state tuition policy : critical theory, institutional rational choice, and advocacy coalitions
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
This dissertation triangulates four theories of the policy process to explain state-level tuition policy change. Very little policy research examines theories of the policy process in concert. Moreover, the field of higher ...
Personalist dictators and the choice of military intervention in civil conflicts
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Are all personalist dictators equally prone to intervene in civil conflicts? The current bulk of work on authoritarianism and international relations ...
Studying Janus behavior : how support, deterrence, grievances and organizational structure shape violent and peaceful behaviors
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
Examples abound of movements once entirely fixated on violence who choose to enter the political arena, exchanging politics by force for politics of a gentler sort. These groups exhibit "Janus-faced" personalities, ...
Passive representation and the client-bureaucrat relationship: communication and demand inducement in the patient-provider relationship
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
The ways that passive representation could produce substantive benefits for the clients of a bureaucracy irrespective of active representation are an understudied aspect of the theory of representative bureaucracy. Further, ...
The poverty of place : a comparative study of five rural counties in the Missouri Ozark
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 1999)
Research on nonmetro poverty indicates that it tends to be both geographically discrete and persistent over time. Low income counties have been shown to have a negative effect on the income of bordering counties, increasing ...