• From trade to international conflict: seeking empirical and theoretical convergence 

    Yan, Ting (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The relationship between trade and conflict has been an important topic for both academia and policy-makers. However, the literature has been characterized by an empirical and theoretical divide. In this dissertation, I ...
  • Who drives defense policy: elites or public interest? 

    Streitz, Lonella K. (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 ...