Croft Theses

 

One of the requirements for graduating with a major in International Studies is completion of the senior thesis during the final year in a student's program. The senior thesis is a substantial work of original research and analysis in the student's regional and/or thematic concentration.

Prizes for the best theses in each region, the best interregional thesis, and the best overall thesis are recognized each year at the Croft graduation ceremony.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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To Vote or Not to Vote: The New Challenge to Mexican Democracy, Elizabeth Thea Harrington

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Bipartisan Efforts to Deter Human Rights Violations on the U.S.-Mexico Border, James Scott Jimenez

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Stopping the Flood of Denglish: The Difficult Dilemma Faced by German Language Organizations in Modern-Day Germany, Julianne Kay Lofton

El 'Crash': An Examination of the Political Economy of Argentina's 2001 Currency Crisis, Benjamin Isaac Quilter

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A Comparative Analysis of Institutions, Policies, and Vehicle Emissions between the United States and the European Union, William Lee Ramsey III

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Questioning the Banana Republic: A Comparative Case Study of the Implications for Local Workers of the United Fruit Companies' Operations in Ecuador and Colombia, Ryan Kenneth Bullock

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The French Non: The Socialist Party, Relocations, Economic Concerns, Christine Erin Day

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Advice’s Effect: The Role of Western Advisors on Russian Privatization Policy, Nicholas James Greene

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The Cost of Wealth: The Saudi Struggle for Sustainable Development., Benjamin Laird Hammond

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An Examination of the Gender Relations and Causes of Gender Inequality in the Latin American Workforce., Kimberly Lane Kilpatrick

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Fragmentation Within the Modern Basque Nationalist Movement and Its Implications for Basque Cultural Identity, Kathryn Zoe Merrell

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What's Behind Genocide?: The Social Construction of Ethnicity and Mass Killing, Brianna Marie Phillips

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China's Growing Unemployment Problems: Past, Present, and Future, Andrew Piletz

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Ils en ont parle, Mary Elizabeth Roe

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Women in Informal Work: An Examination of the Position of Workers in the Latin American Informal Sector, Caroline Elizabeth Wicker

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Ecotourism in Costa Rica: A Study of the Viabilities and Impacts of Three Ecotourism Models, Corey Harmon Rogers

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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European Lingua Franca? Germany's Relationship with English in the late Twentieth Century, Anna Elise Fleming

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Networking Is not Everything: The Factors that Led to the Eventual Decline of the Brigate Rosse, Courtney Janos Geraci

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The Emergence of a Middle Class among Turks in Germany: A Move toward Cultural Pluralism, Eden Blythe Hegwood

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Institutionalized Hypocrisy: Divorce and Politics in Chile, 1884-2004, Amanda Faye Mitchell

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Battling from the Bottom Up: The Alleviation of Violence Against Women by the Non-Governmental Sector in South Africa, Shane Julia Richardson

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Assimilation versus Autonomy: Indigenous Education in Mexico, Gordon Lee Gent

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Transitions: Decentralization and Senegalese Political Parties, Megan Earline Norris