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2008-09 Mershon Center Research Projects (Institutions that Manage Violent Conflict)

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  1. Presidential-Congressional Conflict in Domestic and Foreign Policy Making

    Mughan, Anthony
    The American form of government was founded on the key principle of checks and balances. By separating powers between the president and Congress, the founding fathers hoped that each would provide a counterweight to rein in the power of the other.

  2. Politics and Primacy: How Dictatorship and Development Set the Stage for Democratization

    Crenshaw, Edward
    How does a society move from dictatorship to democracy? Social theorists usually explain this using political modernization theory. PMT asserts that industrialization leads to urbanization, creating a class structure in which different interest groups vie for power. While these struggles can be violent –- what theorists call a society's "growing pains" -– eventually cross affiliations or mutual needs make violence counterproductive, leading to democratic decision-making, political parties and elections.

  3. Designing Effective Climate Change Mechanisms for Developing Countries

    Keeler, Andrew
    Climate change is widely recognized as one of humankind’s greatest challenges in the 21st century. If left unchecked, rising temperatures caused by greenhouse gas emissions could seriously harm economies, societies and ecosystems around the world.

  4. The Performance of International Organizations

    Thompson, Alexander
    International organizations (IOs) are essential but controversial actors in world politics. They are expected to rebuild war-torn societies, reduce poverty, stop the spread of disease, prevent financial crises, address environmental problems, adjudicate disputes, ensure free trade, promote gender equality, reform legal systems, and reduce corruption. But instead of earning praise, IOs face relentless attacks from critics who believe they are ineffective — or worse, that they exacerbate the very problems they are supposed to solve. Because IOs are so important to the international system, it is crucial that scholars and policy makers have a way of evaluating them. In this project, Alexander Thompson is...

  5. Sanctuary and the Devolution of Immigration Enforcement after 9/11

    Coleman, Mathew
    Since the 1970s, debate about immigration in the United States has been centered on the entry of illegal aliens across the border with Mexico. Up to 80 percent of U.S. spending on immigration is allocated for the U.S.-Mexico border. In this project, Coleman examines "boundary policing," or immigration enforcement.

  6. Political Asylum Policy and International Security

    Shuman, Amy; Bohmer, Carol
    Research project funded in academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09

  7. Change in Personnel and Policy and the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

    Caldeira, Gregory A.; Gibson, James
    Research project funded in academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09

  8. The Effect of Group Leaders

    Weinberg, Bruce
    Research project funded in academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09

  9. World Handbook of Political Indicators IV

    Jenkins, J. Craig; Taylor, Charles Lewis; Abbott, Marianne
    Research project funded for academic years 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09

  10. Violent Conflict, Environmental Degradation, and Food Security

    Hitzhusen, Fred; Jeanty, Pierre Wilner; Enver, Ayesha; Lungu, Oana
    Research project funded in academic years 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09

  11. Issues in Multi-Dimensional Legislative Bargaining: Collective vs. Particularistic Goods

    Kagel, John; Morelli, Massimo
    Research project funded in academic years 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09

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