Undergraduate Honors Theses in Political Science

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Voting Behavior and Motivations across Generations: Evidence from a Nationally Representative U.S. Survey, Angela Alexander

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Education, Media Coverage, and Ballot Roll-off: Evidence from Three Ballot Measures in Mississippi, Morgan Atkins

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On the Intersections of Childhood Maltreatment, Self-Control, and Behavioral Outcomes Across the Life-Course, Ameleigh Bippen

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Women, Money, and Politics: Do Female Politicians Raise as Much Money as Men?, Taylor Harris

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Partisan Cues, Emotion, and the Efficacy of Corrections to Misinformation About Democratic Norms, Julia Ruth James

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Do Autocratic Regimes Excel in Natural Disaster Relief? A Case Study of Political Institutions and Covid-19 Exposure, Jane Kay

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The Societal Impact of Capital Punishment and Its Future Role in Modern Day America, Laurel Lee

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Black Imposterism: Naming & Combating Imposter Syndrome in Student Government Associations Across the South, Joshua Mannery

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The Effects of Spousal Cues on Candidate Religious and Ideological Perceptions, Joseph Murphy III

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Constitutional War Powers of the United States: The Founding Prescription and Historical Adherence, Blake Annexstad

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Perceptions of Judicial Bias in the Mississippi Judiciary, Allyson Avant

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Measuring Religious Demographic Group Threat Among Americans and Its Impacts on Their Political Beliefs, Karsen Bailey

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Thank You for Considering Me Such a Huge Threat: A Critical Analysis of Iran's Foreign Policy, Liza Boyer

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Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and ISIS: A Study on the Life Cycle of Terrorist Organizations, Taylor Dedic

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An Analysis of Natural Courts: How vacancies and replacements on the Supreme Court best determine the ideological shifts of the Court and what effect longevity has on ideology., Lauren Moses

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"You Play Like A Girl": How Alternative Conceptualizations Of Sexism Impact Attitudes Toward Women In Professional Sports, Kate Wigod

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Are Treaties the Solution to the World’s Piracy Problem? Using International Institutions to Defeat Blackbeard, Gabrielle Elizabeth Brown

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Super PACs: Where They Came from and What We Know About Dark Money Seven Years Later, Catrina Curtis

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Authoritarian Regimes and Economic Development:Related Much?, Tia Denise Floyd

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External Support in Civil Wars and Its Effects on Refugee Flow, Josiah Mezera

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The Diversionary Use of Media Within the Land Dispute Between Chile and Bolivia, Rebecca Restani

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Social Media Use and Negative Partisanship Among College Students, Savannah Maas

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A Prediction of Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. V. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Hilary Price

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Exploring Announcement Dynamics in Select Republican Primary Elections, Mitchell Redd

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Vulnerabilities, Variability, and Remedies: An Analysis of United States Electoral Systems Security, Julia Swafford

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Effects of Race, Economics, and Millennials on Voting Patterns in Mississippi, Katelin Davis

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Judicial Behavior and the Miranda Doctrine: A Question-Level Analysis, Gretchen Edelman

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A Complex Relationship: Civic Education and Political Activism, Raquel A. Espitia

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When State Systems Fail: A Qualitative Analysis of Child Protection Services, Mary Catherine Harvey

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Disproportionality in Discipline and Achievement: Disparities in Mississippi's Public Schools, Kathryn James

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The Effects of Terrorism on Public Opinion of Gun Control in the United States, Emily McKee

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Millennials, Mississippians, and the 2016 Presidential Election: Implications of Generational Differences on Voter Behavior, Bess Nichols

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The Drier the Land, The Higher the Chance?: An Examination of the Relationship Between Water Availability and Civil Conflict and Its U.S. National Security Implications, Sailer E. Perkins

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Providing a Prescription of School Choice to Improve Mississippi's K-12 Educational System: A Dose of Education Savings Accounts Mixed with Charter Schools and Private School Vouchers, Eric Bennett

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Millennials' Civics Inclinations: A Study of Civics Education's Impact on Millennials' Political Knowledge and Political Participation, Hannah Haley

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Barriers to Access Under the Affordable Care Act: An Analysis of Marketplace Enrollment, Jessica Ann Johnson

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Fourth Amendment Search Incident to Arrest in the Home: Why Gant's New Vehicular Rules Should Supersede Chimel, Sidney Lampton

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A Comprehensive Study of Voter Identification Laws and the Discriminatory Effect They Have on Voting Rights, Christine Sim

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The Effect of State Capacity on Civil Conflict in India, Rimen Brar Singh

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Stuck in Traffic: The Effects of Regional Trade on Human Trafficking, Jacob Smith

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Chief Justice Roberts and the Salience of Issues Before the Modern Supreme Court, Anna Whisenant

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Study of Public Opinion on Sex Education in Mississippi, Karson Brandenburg

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An Examination of the Theory of Alternate Routes to High School Graduation and its Implication on Mississippi's Educational System, Kimberly L. Hardges

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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NCAA at the Crossroads: How O'Bannon v. NCAA Could Change College Sports, Evan Brewster

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The Termination of Government Programs: A Case Study of the Recovery Audit Contracting Program, Ryan Henry

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The Role of Earmarking in Modern Day Congress, Charles Owen

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The Smoke Free Campus Movement, Daniel Roberts

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How the Case United States v. Windsor Paved the Way for Same-Sex Marriage Legalization in the United States, Olivia C. Watkins

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Attending Law School: Lucrative or Lunatic?, Anna Lennep

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Healthcare Reform in Context of the Unique Case of Mississippi's Diabetic Population, Alley Estelle Ronaldi

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The Effects of Cognitive Style and Degree of Familiarity on Belief in Supernatural Events in Religious Stories, Brandi Elizabeth Soper

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Candidate Non-Emergence or Voter Bias? Explaining the Scarcity of Female Politicians in the Southern United States and the Impact of Cultural Conservatism on Gender Representation in American Politics, Lily Catherine Hall

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Mississippi: Striving for Average, Policies and Suggestions to Combat the State's Obesity Epidemic, Emily Marie Morton

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Creation and Application of Mississippi Tort Reform Law, Lauren Elizabeth Delap

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The Polarizing Effects of Inflammatory Language in Political Blogs, Holly Sarah Hosford

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Attitudes Toward Gay Marriage: A Comparison of Competing Explanatory Models, Khyshboo Bharat Patel

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Leverage and Access: Understanding Why Foreign States Lobby the United States Government, Joshua Steven Randle

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The Importance of the United States Role in Cold War Latin American Military Coups: Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, Thomas Allan Weldy

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Political Polarization and Networking in the Modern Internet Campaign, Alan Michael Pate

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Whose Right Is It? The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms, Mary Mitchell Purvis

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Guztien Gogora Egitea, Da Gauza Nekea, Pleasing Everyone is Tiresome: A Theory of How Domestic Policy Affects Foreign Policy, Ashton McLean Seip

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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NATO and Global Expansion, John Doyce Griffin

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K-12 Public School Finance in Mississippi: A History and Policy Analysis., Shadrack Tucker White

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Leaving it on the Field: A review of the Bowl Championship Series and Proposal of a Postseason Playoff to Remedy the Negative Ethical Implications on Higher Education of the Current Model, Thomas Benton York

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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An Educational Divide: The Effect of the Private School Movement on Mississippi Public Schools, Milton Oliver Fletcher

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The Absence of Financial Feminism, Blythe Leigh Keenum

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The USA Patriot Act: A Constitutional Analysis, Dean Sterling Kidd

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Motivating Genocide: Indirect Colonial Rule as a Motivator of Genocidal Ideology and Policy, Trevor Bruce Rockstad

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Human Rights and United States Foreign Policy: Morality vs. Self-Interest, Christopher Franklin Tatum

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Development of Common Law in Civil Law Socieites, Chasity Shea Davis