• Advocacy INGOs in multi-ethnic societies 

    Farooq, Laila (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    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 in mobilizing for their rights. This dissertation ...
  • Economic sanctions and human security : overstated backfire 

    Jeong, Jin Mun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    A large body of scholarship have shown that economic sanctions cause human suffering in target states. This unintended negative effect of sanctions might undermine legitimacy international sanctions regime. However, grave ...
  • The impact of international institutions on foreign aid delivery tactics 

    Adhikari, Bimal (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Do international institutions influence state behavior? Do the events that take place within international organizations affect foreign policy behavior of advanced democracies? I argue that international institutions play ...
  • Non-emergency exits : voluntary retirements from legislatures 

    Masthay, Theodore J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Retirement is the main source of legislative turnover in the United States Congress. The incumbency advantage in congressional elections is so strong as to allow most members to decide to time their departure to align with ...