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Unelected oversight : the politics of government investigations and problem monitoring
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
How do elected officials and top decisionmakers receive information about the problems encountered in government agencies? Policymaking and agenda setting research primarily examines how elected officials directly gather ...
The poverty of place : a comparative study of five rural counties in the Missouri Ozark
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 1999)
to further the understanding of the dynamics driving this phenomenon or to discover what types of public policies are likely to be successful at breaking up these areas of persistent poverty. The existence of a five county group in the south central Missouri...
Human rights in presidential democracies : does a runoff rule reduce repression?
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
I argue that within a democratic context the presence of a presidential runoff rule leads to the following outcomes: a reduced distance between the ideological position of the president and the median voter, a reduced ...
Advocacy INGOs in multi-ethnic societies
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Advocacy INGOs are optimistically seen as campaigners for democracy and human rights. They create a narrative around democratic ideals and support local civil society groups...
Determinants of civil wars : a quantitative analysis
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
In this dissertation, I investigate the conditions that facilitate the civil wars incidences and try to provide a deeper understanding of large scale domestic violence by formulating a new and more comprehensive model, ...