• Chinese decision-making in reponse to foreign policy crises, 1949-1996: A poliheuristic analysis 

    Zhang, Enyu (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    China is seen widely as a distinctive power when dealing with international relations in general and foreign policy crises in particular. Given the concerns about whether the rise of China will be peaceful or belligerent, ...
  • Determinants of civil wars: a quantitative analysis 

    Taydas, Zeynep (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, ...
  • Economic voting in new democracies 

    Jhee, Byong-Kuen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    This study investigates economic voting in 70 new democracies that have experienced regime transition since 1974. By incorporating the analysis of elections in virtually all new democracies, this study shows how electorates ...
  • Great games redux: energy security and the emergence of tripolarity in Eurasia 

    Özdamar, İbrahım Özgür, 1977- (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 ...
  • Understanding ethnoreligious conflict: the state, discrimination and international politics 

    Akbaba, Yasemin, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Literature on religion's role in understanding conflict in international relations is not well developed. This is quite surprising considering the series of events since 1979 Iranian revolution such as the Islamic rebellion ...