Senior Thesis Research

2012 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Ryan Baatz The Desirability of Nongovernmental Organizations: The Role of NGOs in the Educational System of Developing Countries
Zack Banton Economic Development and Democracy: The Roots of the Correlation and How It May Be Subverted
Carrie Blodgett China: The Unsuspected Leader of Climate Change Mitigation
Catherine Buckley Mass vs. Alternative Tourism: The Role of Commodification in Tourism
Tatiana Cary Insurgent Citizenship in Mumbai’s Slums: The Limitations of Insurgency and Dharavi Slum Dwellers’ “Right to the City”
Megan Chambers Hidden Relationships: The Connection Between Women’s Wellbeing, Human Development, and Economic Growth
Ben Cohn Music’s Role in Society: A Legitimate Factor in Enacting Change in Developing Countries
Sean Colligan American Imperium: On the Ash Heap of History
Harrison Diamond Reinterpreting Nuclear Consequences: Realism, Constructivism, and the Iranian Crisis
Travis Gibson The Need for Cooperation: The Social, Political, and Economic Causes and Consequences of Desertification
Jorden Greiner Oceans, Mines, and Money: The Debacle of Clashing Interests
Jeremy Gwinner How Viable Is Financial Independence for Microfinance Institutions?
Michael Hammer Private Military Firms: Asymmetric Warfare Changing Rules of the Game
Brahm Heyman Un-Obtainium: The Quest for Rare Earth Elements
Sally Judson Turkey’s Synthesis of Islam and Democracy: A Model for Tunisia and Egypt?
Mike Knape Public and Private Firms in Natural Resource Industry: Comparing the Development of the Lithium Industry in South America
John Links The Good Governance Agenda: Well Intentioned but Clearly Misguided
Chris Marsh Conflicting Values: Currency Manipulation and Trade Relations
Morgan McCloskey Globalization, Health and the Nutrition Transition: How Global TNCs Are Changing Local Food Consumption Patterns
Zane Muller Hot Air: Deconstructing Climate Change Discourse in Canada and Australia
Sierra Philipps Mutual Understanding and Global Civil Society: Using the Peace Corps as a Model for International Cooperation
Matt Price Pedaling Towards Sustainability: Sustainable Development, Social Maturation, and the Bicycle
Sean Rice China to the Rescue? The Implications of China’s Engagement with Resource-Rich Countries
Nico Romeijn-Stout Terror in the Name of ______________.
Lauren Sakin An Evaluation of Occupy Wall Street and the Global Justice Movement
Dwight Sanders Democracy under Attack: The Perception of Islam as a Threat to Western Society
Emily Strong The Potential of Urban Agriculture: Moving Beyond the Industrial Agriculture System and Achieving Food Sovereignty
Fletcher Stucky Re-considering the Concept of Corruption: A Chinese Perspective
Peter Topolski The Preeminent Role of Definition and Law in Fighting Sex Trafficking
Bo Turek Implementing Microfinance Programs Targeted at Rural Chinese Women
Taylor Volz A Different Perspective on the Global Climate Crisis: How Potential Policy Options Relate to the Process of Development
Stephanie Wood The Role of Women in the Arab Spring to Create Forward Momentum for Democracy in the Middle East  
Jeffrey Young Ethanol Policy in the United States: Lessons from Home and Abroad
Tristan Zielinski The Successes and Failures of Political, Economic, and Social Strategies to Combat Human Trafficking

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2011 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Ryan Anderson The Role of Motivations in Determining the Impact of Food Aid Policy
Zachary Benton Ecotourism’s Dependency on Education: Ecotourism Classification Should Be Loosened
Peter Bittner China’s 2008 Fiscal Stimulus: Placating the Peasantry while Continuing Its Urban-biased Development
Curtis Brooks The Not So Great Transformation
Katherine Buckley This Land Is My Land: A Comparative Analysis of the Evolution of Indigenous Land Claims
Janet Buendia The European Union Military, 1999-2009: Not a Typical Tool for Aggression
Audrey Butler Brazil to Bengal: Theater of the Oppressed as a Transformative Tool
Alexandra Carey Thwarting the Damnation of Riverside Communities: Large-Scale Dam Planning
Kevin Chambers National Products in Colombia and France: The Benefits of Alternative National Branding Options
Elizabeth Cohen Global Health Diplomacy: The Promotion of Self-Interest for the Advancement of Health into the Foreign Policy Arena
Micaela Cooley How to Grow Community: Effectiveness of Community Development through Tacoma’s Community Gardens
Cony Craighead The Cost of an Idea: Some Considerations for Governments of Low-Income Countries When Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights
Audrey Dohm The Politics of Language: Implications of Language Planning on Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Kate Eberle Remittances in the Face of Recession: Revisiting a Source of Development Funding in the Midst of Economic Contraction
D. Ross Fortney The Balance of Power between the United States and the People’s Republic of China: A Multi-Level Analysis of the Prospects of a Chinese-Dominated Century
Dashiell Gordon Sustainable Development in a Hot, Flat, and Crowded World
Kelley Gorsuch Concessions of the Mega-Event Bid: Winners and Losers in the Competition for Global Games
Lisa Griswold The Relationship between Creativity and Productivity in Creative Clusters in Middle Income Countries
Robert Griswold Liquid Investments: Globalization and the Investment Wine Market
Erica Hann Flying Geese or Hidden Dragons? Chinese-style Development Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa
Amara Haresco The Double Edged Sword: Remittances and Labor Migration
Tim Jergesen Shifting Exclusion: Class, Citizenship, and the State in Brazil
Sara Kang The Prevalence of Civil Violence, Crime, and Illicit Activity in West African Failed States and the Need for an Alternative Framework to Repair Them
Samantha Kielty Urban Cornucopias: Turning Challenge into Opportunity by Formalizing Urban Agriculture in Less Developed Countries
Alexander Laidlaw Can the Mass Media’s Misused Power to Influence Public Policy Be Countered by New Social Media?
Jordan Lane Bondage in an Area of Freedom: The Creation of Human Trafficking as an Illicit Market in the European Union
Michelle Leung The Potential of Artisanal Fishing for Community-Based Resource Management and Domestic Food Security: The Sustainable Use of the Commons
Alex Mann Where Oil Meets Ideology: Breeding Grounds for Terror in Russia, the United States, and the North Caucasus
Hannah Miner Exporting Culture in the Film Blood Diamond
Elizabeth Newton Alternative Exchange Systems: The Limits of Radical Resistance to Neoliberal Hegemony
Jeni Oppenheimer Economic and Employment Growth through SMEs: The Effectiveness of Government Third Party Investment Strategies in South Africa
Julia Peters Is She Worth Saving? The Importance of Cultural Factors and Women’s Status in Understanding Maternal Mortality in the Developing World    
Lindsey Potter Overconsumption, Misrepresentation, Poverty, and Toxic Waste
Joshua Rains Illegal Economic Competition and Social Cooperation: A Game Theoretic Analysis of Individual-Consumer Copyright Piracy
David Reyes Growth and the Environment: A Constructivist-Inspired Approach to China’s Industrialization
Billy Robinson Making Sense of the Indigenous Knowledge Debate: Can Indigenous Knowledge Be Integrated into the International Intellectual Property Rights Regime?
Andrew Sheridan Automobility: A Polanyian Critique
Zachary Sherman Somalia: Failed State or Successful Free Market Economy?
Kate Simeon A World of Teamwork and Exploitation: Using Sports and Athletics for International and Domestic Government Policy Interventions
Samuel H. Stevens Examining the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Food Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa
Paige Stewart Banning Virtual Battlegrounds: Protecting and Promoting National Security through Video Game Censorship
Ryan Tate Building a New Socialist Countryside: The Role of Informal Financial Institutions in China’s Rural Development
Gina Tzodikov Investigating the Positive Relationship between Obesity and Socioeconomic Status in Low to Middle Income Countries
Caitlin Van Patten The Consumer’s Conflict: Coltan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Amy Vuong A Whole New World: Creating Space for Hackers in State-Society Relations
Hayley Walker Humbling a Nuclear Revival: Nuclear Energy as a Last-Resort Solution to the Global Energy Crisis

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2010 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Andrew Barker Vietnamese Immigrants in King County: A Comparison of Migrants' Adaptations to Housing around Seattle, Washington
Nathan Smith Berkowitz Cracking the Chinese Enigma: Free Finance and the Perfect Policy for an Imperfect World
Kendle Bjelland The Seeds of Urban Development: An Exploration of Urban Agriculture in Latin America
Arianna Bodhagi Enabling Refugees to Find Home Again
Karinne M. Breidenbach The Identity Crisis of Northern Ireland: The Good Friday Agreement as an Insufficient Model of Conflict Resolution
Elizabeth Butt Delivering on Health: The Coordination Required to Deliver Primary Health Care in Conflict Regions
Prescilla Celino Offshore Oil in Brazil: Blessing or Curse
Ryan Donahue Chaos and Control at the Forest Frontier: Property Rights and the Integration of Conservation and Development in Madagascar and Mexico
Alana Eakin Corporate Food: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It
Samuel Fielding The Fate of the Panda Bear: China’s Loss of Biodiversity, the Struggle for Sustainable Development, and the Necessity for International Cooperation
Amory Genter Ecotourism in Latin America: Balancing Economic Growth and Environmental Use through Integrated Policy and Decision Making
David Gulugian-Taylor Productivity, Efficiency, and Trade: How Nations Can Reach their Maximum Potential
Raphaela Haessler Women in Transition: Women’s Public and Private Lives in Societies Transitioning from Socialism to Capitalism
Brendan Hammond Optimizing Food Security under Conditions of Water Scarcity
Cole Hardman Combating the Curse of Oil
Chloe Horner Power and the Inherent Nature of Man Towards War: A Study of the Actions that Forced the French out of Indochina and the Motivations that Brought the United States to War in Vietnam
Phillip Hughes Why Are All The Brazilians in Europe? International Soccer Player Migration in a Dualistic Market
Kalli Kamphaus Sweden: Fate of the Welfare State in the Era of Globalization
Kaitlin Knochenmus The World’s Most Precious Resources Has Yet to Be Discovered
Colin Koach Love Life: How Education Can Change the Way We See the World
Erin Lewis Neodependency and Latin America: The Consequences of U.S. Intervention and Policy
Andrew Maas Cultural Barriers to the Taiwanese Determination Question
Sean McCotter Sour Grapes, Tangles Vines: The Chinese Wine Market and the Washington State Wine Industry
Kathryn McMillan Travels of a Bean: A Dual Global Value Chain Analysis of the Argentine Soybean Industry
Merissa Moeller Balancing Social Justice, Environmental Protection, and Economic Benefits in the Transboundary Hazardous Waste Regime
Kayla Morrison Coca Cultivation and the State: Balancing Farmers' Rights with Drug Control Strategies
Zen Newman Hegemony amongst the Empire: Understanding the Duality of Force and Leadership
Caitlin Odell The Social Power of Language: The Case of Ireland Past and Present
Nazir Olanigan Post-Ideological Cinema and Post-Colonial Liberation: On Ramin Bahrani’s Chop Shop
Jessica Reichard Rethinking American Drug Policy in Latin America: Ending the Real Unhealthy Addiction
Katherine M. Ricks The Trials and Tribulations of Multi-Layered Sovereignty: American Indians and the Case for Self Determination
Jackie Roth Good Intentions Gone Wrong: Redefining Development Strategies through an Assessment of Failed Attempts
Christopher Sande Slipping Away: How Globalization, Waning Legitimacy, and Broken Consensus Eroded State Authority and Started a War South of the Border
Holden Sapp Media and the Power to Change the World: The Power of the Information Age
Jessica Scarsella Empowering Women through Microfinance: A Magnification of Changing Gender Relations in the Developing World
Leana Schwartz Fencing ‘Eden’: How Western Rhetoric Has Shaped Wildlife Conservation Policies in Tanzania
Elise Stephenson The Relationship between Mobile Phones and Economic Development: How Mobile Telephones Promote Economic Development in Developing Countries and the Optimal Conditions to Facilitate It
Laura Thomas International Politics and Sports: A Story of Money, Glory, and Battles on the Playing Field
Emily Wiecki A Hero of Our Time: The Rise of Vladmir Putin and the Fall of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

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2009 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Daniel Weston Adler One Nation, Many Possibilities: Growth Diagnostics and the Search for Constraints on Food Security
Clinton Agresti Culture Jamming and the Free Culture Movement: Understanding and Resisting the Corporate Colonization of Culture
Ian Douglas Andrews Fusion and Finance: An Analysis of the Impact of the Financial Crisis on the U.S. Nuclear Energy Industry
Taylor Ash How the West Won: Free Market Transition Strategies, Central Eastern European Integration into the EU, and the Current Financial Crisis
Leigh Barrick The Culture of Consumption: Analysis of the Role of Specialty Coffee in Mexico and Brazil
Anna Katherine Beers The Power of Visual Art: A Countermovement to the Market Economy and a Tool of Fascism
Charlie Bevis (Class of 2008) Hunger and Famine: Food Aid in Ethiopia
Jay Robert Borodic (Class of 2008) Transition: Why Has China's Transition to a Market Economy Been More Successful Than Others?
Alexi Butler Teaching Economic Success: The Political Economy of Education in Japan and the United States
Wilson Cecil Bubbly and Basmati: Evaluating the Importance of Culture in Geographic Indicators
Kate Darlington Slums of Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Civil Society in a Zone of Abandonment
InderBir Singh Datta The Might Military: Pakistan's Security Concerns and the Resulting Detriments to Its Society
Karen Ebeling Why Can't She Survive?: Maternal Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Thomas J. Ersfeld Hidden Consequences: Negative Externalities and Chilean Government Support of the Forestry and Aquaculture Industries
Lindsay Etheredge Militarizing Mexico: The Failure of Force to Weaken the Grip of Drug Cartels
Beth Graves The Impacts of NGO-State Partnerships on NGO Legitimacy in the International System
Kent Hamar Jr. Financial Crisis: Past Lessons Forgotten in Wake of Rapid Economic Growth
Kerala Hise Education and Development for All But Half: A Look at Why Women's Education Is So Important, Why It Has Been Neglected, and the Prospects for Educational Development in the Developing World.
Brittannia James How and Why Chinese and U.S. Intellectual Property Rights Regimes Differ (And Why It Matters)
Linnea Johansen The Ongoing Battle against AIDS: How Past Mistakes of South African Government Are Hindering Its Nation's Development
Michael Jones Cities in the Digitally Connected Global Economy: The Urban Needs of Advanced Producer Services
Taylor Larson Sovereign Wealth Funds: Nationalistic Fears and Global Refutations
Brittany Jane McManus The Natural-Born Winner That Lost: A Case Study of How Multinational Corporations Have Destroyed a Quality Industry
Rachel Elizabeth Meyer U.S. Policy in Colombia: Fuel for Two Wars
Andrew Miller-McKeever How Errors in Economic Theory and Public Policy Produced the Crash of 2008
Jonathan Myers The Sustainable Building Industry: An Exercise of Biopower
Kevin Nguyen The Revolution Will Not Be Blogged: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept Internet Censorship in China
Maria Palomo Embracing Paradox: The Zapatista's Postmodern Revolution
Jens Pascucci HIV/AIDS and the Reversal of Development
Lynsday Polluck International Organizations in Post-Conflict Societies
Madeline Priest The Impact of Deforestation: Creating Sustainable Development, Forestry, and Agriculture in Mexico and Brazil
Kelsey Leigh Quam Natural Allies: The Partnership of Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas in Biodiversity Conservation
Sara Saunders Islamic Feminism and Reform in the Maghreb: The Most Viable Challenge to Inequitable Family Law
Erin Scheurer Sustainable Rural Energy Supply in Developing Countries
Meghan Schimanski Exploiting the Vulnerable: Alternative Explanations of Sex Abuse
Bret Schluederberg Formal Property in Informal Settlements: Legal Timing and Its Role in Urban Poverty Reduction
Megan Schrader Towards an Agnostic Politics of Resistance: A Post-Marxist Critique of the Multitude
Sam Seligman Mobile is Beautiful: Mobile Telephones as an Appropriate Technology for Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria
Nathan Sharpe The New Rentier: The Role of Energy in the Russian Political Economy
Stephanie Brooke Sievers The Cacophony of International Standards: IFOAM's Mission to Harmonize the Organic Market
Maxfield B. Silverson The Hezbollah-Israel Conflict: Arguments for Diplomacy on Behalf of All Involved Parties
Ethan Taylor Urban Development: The International Economy and the New Global City
William Hamlin True The War on Khat: Failed Attempts to Control the Production and Consumption of Catha edulis in the Middle East and Northeast Africa
Robin K. Wade A Trade Regime in Crisis: The Shortcomings of the WTO in Agriculture and Emerging Alternative Trading Strategies
Linsey Marie Warren Somalia: Modern-Day Piracy as Political Leverage for State-Building


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2008 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Georgina Allen Tax Haven Survival: Inaction Speaks Louder Than Words
Brian Arthur Ames Will China Fly? The Potential for Future Entrance into the Large Aircraft Manufacturing Industry
Samuel James Armocido Quality Control and Consumer Confidence in the International Market: A Case Study of China’s Toys.
Sean Bolin The United States’ Distortion of the Global Maize Trade through Agricultural Policy: A Study of the Effects in Ghana and Uganda
Nikki Brokmeyer Private Military Corporations and Legality: An Analysis of the Motivations and Consequences of Lawless Behavior
Jessica Bruce The Value-Added Tax in the Economic Community of West African States: The One-Size-Fits-All Policy that Just Doesn’t Fit
Drew Cameron Infra-Structural Violence: The Relationship between Transport Infrastructure and Structural Violence in Rural Peru
Joseph Dell The Learning of the Firm: Mechanisms for Knowledge Transfer in International Equity Joint Ventures
Christopher Faggella Ethnic Classification or Cultural Unification: An Exploration of French and American Immigration Policy
Natalie Fish The Effects of Immigration on the United States and Developed Host Countries: Why only Legal Immigration Is Necessary and Beneficial
Sam Fogleman Lessons From Versailles: How Past German Military Defeats Can Guide Modern Conflict Resolutions
Jessica Pearl Frank (Class of 2009) Blood and Sweat: The Struggle for Sustainable Products and Public Awareness in the World of Menstruation
Millicent Hadjivassiliou Violence and Capitalism: Building Common Ground between Structural and Post-Modern Critique
Carolyn R. Ham The Effects of Reproductive Health and Family Planning on Economic Wellbeing in the Developing World: Cairo, Condoms and (Unfortunate) Choices
Trevor Richard Hanlin Airships on the Horizon: The Case for Efficiency over Speed
Joel Higa Analyzing the Underlying Factors of the TRIPS Agreement and the Doha Declaration
Christina Marie Hirshberg Breaching Biosecurity: Discord Leaves the United States Vulnerable to Avian Influenza
Brad Karr Catching up with a Tiger: How the EU’s Newest Members Plan to Replicate Ireland’s Economic Success
Laura Elizabeth Kinney The End of an Empire: How Competition Changed the Diamond Industry
Derek Paul Leuzzi Colombia Is Addicted to Oil: The Resource Curse and the U’wa
Daniel Lieser Ecotourism in Peru: Achieving a Proper Balance
Logan Gassett MacKinnon The Effect of Globalization on the Automotive Industry and Its Implications for the Development of a Stable Alternative Fuel and Hybrid Electric Initiative.
Rahul Suresh Madhavan The Big Bang-Galore: The Rapid Expansion and Impending Regression of Bangalore’s Metropolis
Jake Miller Free Trade and the Perseverance of Protectionism
Caroline Lee Milleson Transparency in the Extractive Industries: Origins and Outlook
Jacob Minne The New Copyright Regime: An Examination the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Work to Expand the Power of Copyright
Rachel Moshier (Class of 2009) Welcome Aboard: Aviation’s Impact on Climate Change
Lan Nguyen Peace of Mind: The Role of Reconciliation Policy in Brain Drain and the Nation-Building Process
Ian Nimmo China’s Role as an Emerging Market for Renewable Energy
Emily Susan Noel Peeling the Onion: How Unilateral Liberalization Led to a Multilateral Stalemate
Tristan N. Orford Trade Troubles, Currency Confusion: A Political Economy Approach to the Renminbi Revaluation Debate
Silas Paul Patently Absurd
Jeff Pearson (Class of 2009) Conflict, Progress, and Nationalism: Media Culture, Identity Politics, and Development in Malaysia
Peter Corrigan Rice Remaking International Copyright: The Maximalist System and the Digital Age
Sam O. Riggs Chile and China: Redefining Trade through Copper
Tatiana Sahagun The Absence of a Cultural Hegemony: The Political and Social Neglect of the Interior and the Results of Argentine Economic Stagnation
Matthieu Sauvage-Mar Privatizing Security: 21st Century Private Military Firms Enhancing the United States of America’s Military Capabilities
Zachary Stoddard Explaining US Income Inequality: The Effect of Technology and Its Role in a Marxian Framework
Matthew Van Horne Collective Development: Examining Mexican HTA Participation
Kevin Wetzler How Global Fears and Politics Have Shaped Education Reforms in America
C. Shane Wright Beyond Athleticism: How the Olympic Games Impact the Political, Economic, and Social Policies of Host and Participating Nations
Jay Winslow Wyatt The Intellectual Property Rights Regime: A Case of Corporate Influence and Poor Drug Access in the Developing World
Walid Zafar The Siege of La Paz: Bolivian Indigenous Movements and Market Reform


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2007 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Rose Anderson Water Scarcity and Conflict in Southern Africa
Maggie Arends Hijacking the Gravy Train: Divergent Interests in the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Jeffrey Bale Nature’s Emerging Voice: Conserving Ecosystems for their Ecosystem Services
Katherine Bloomquist Responsible Outsourcing: Creating an Ethical Environment for Clinical Research
Steven Burckhalter The Malaysian Crisis: Political Economy, Realist Resurgence, and Challenges to Liberal Hegemony
Katherine Bush Clean Development Mechanism: The Brazilian Proposal and the Exploitation of the Values behind the Kyoto Protocol
Nicolas Cary India’s Development and the Dilemmas of Special Economic Zones
David Chebuske Reducing the Failures of Theory: The Academic Disconnect in IPE Theory and Its Moral and Ethical Implications
Andrew Chow Looking at ‘Peace by Trade’ Theories and their Application to the Real World: The Lessons Provided by the Taiwan Strait
Brenna Cote A Better Means to an End? Universal Human Rights and the Case of Female Circumcision
Daniil Davydoff Black to Beneficial: Using Nationally Regulated Markets to Fight the Global Shortage of Organs
Alicia DeBoer Armani versus Big Tony: The Classic Italian Divide
Casey Dillon Soda and Sustainability: How Non-governmental Organizations Can Influence Coke, Pepsi, and Cadbury Schweppes to Advance Cleaner Production
Christine DuPuis Agenda-Setting in the Media: How CNN and The New York Times Captured the Hezbollah/Israel War in 2006
Dane Eppler American Popular Music and Popular Culture in Japan and Germany: A Case of Cultural Homogenization?
Brandon Forester Empowering Women: A New Approach to Development in Africa
Jonathan Gately The Tragedy of TRIPS: Antiretroviral Access and Innovation
Michael Goldsmith Consensus through Pseudo-Regime: Sustainable Development and International Environmental Agreements
Diana Hawk Game On: An Analysis of Sports and Cultural Diplomacy
Amy Ille Blogs: The Forum for Iranian Political Dissent
Angelea John The Impact of Mexican Migration: The Role of Remittances in Fostering Development
Katherine Ketter Ethical Food? The Tensions between the Organic Movement’s Values and Organic Certification
Emily Knudsen Immigrant Dreams and Native Desires: An Exploration of Immigration Policies in Welfare States
Lauren Lamp What a Waste: Minimizing the Trade-offs between Economic Growth and Environmental Policy in Urban Waste Management
Jess Martin China’s Household Registration System, Economic Growth, and Stability
Mieko Matsumoto Where Have All the Locals Gone? An Exploration of the Tourist Industry's Impact on the Autonomy of Indigenous People
Andrew Neal Alternative Currency Systems: Contesting Neoliberal Globalization through Community Building
Adrienne Parrish Dependency and Underdevelopment: A Historical Approach
Kaitlin Paulson Sustainable Nonprofits: An Evaluation of Successful Practices of Nonprofit Organizations
Katherine Russell Latin America’s New Robin Hood: How Venezuela is Redirecting Oil Profits to Aid Social Equality
David Schilmoeller Konstantin Go Home: Obstacles to European Citizenship Rights in the EU27
Hal Stinchfield Foreign Direct Investment in India: A Closer Look at Current Trends
Spencer Thanhouser The TRIPS Patent Regime and Economic Development: Innovation and Technology Transfer in Theoretical and Historical Perspective
Kathleen Tokuda Institutionalized ODA: The Shaping of Mongolia’s Institutions through Official Development Assistance
Nicholas Vasilius European Union Technology Policy: The Structural and Cultural Challenges to the Growth of Europe’s High Tech Industry
Devin Visciano Land Policy Reform: Economic Development and Cultural Obstacles
Elizabeth Walker Black Market Loans: The Problem of Financing Growth in China’s Private Sector
Johanna Wallner Pity the Poor Immigrant: Why the United States Owes Illegal Latino Immigrants a Favorable Immigration Policy
Nicholas White The Adjoining of the Microfinance and Commercial Banking Industries
Robin Wolthausen Biting the Hand That Feeds You: A Theoretical Exploration of Progressive and Precautionary Attitudes towards Biotechnology in the European Union and the United States

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2006 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Josh Anderson China's Two Nationalisms: The Strategic Consequences of Ideological Contestation
Vincent Buehler Fostering Trust: A Freakonomical Analysis of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Mechanism
Kate Brooke NGOs: An Effective Means of Combating World Poverty?
Najja Bullock AIDS, AID and Africa: Inducing PhRMAs Market Behavior to Favor the Public Good
Ian Colville The Local Developing Power of Informal Finance and Its Impact on the Chinese Economy
Christy Combs Democratization of the European Union: Social Factors Affecting the EU
Anders Conway Poverty, Repression and Islam: Conflict in Post-Soviet Central Asia
Lucy Cosgrove Modern Day Slavery: Reconsiderations for the International Discourse on Combating the Illicit Sex Trafficking Industry
Jen Davis Demons of Transition: The Roots of Corruption in Post-Soviet Countries
David Evans Fake News, Real Critiques: A Neo-Gramscian Analysis of The Daily Show's Coverage of the Recent War in Iraq
Minna Friedlander Corporate Responsibility: Who's Responsible?
Elisa Gallegos The Reemergence of Socialism in Latin America
Greg Groggel Global Recess: Sporting Alternatives to Idle Development
Heather Hanson The Best Way to Provide Drinking Water to the World (Class of 2005)
Katey King Effects of International Migration on Domestic Economies
Katie Koch Making the Case for Nutrition: Does Brazil's Fome Zero Overcome Past Roadblocks to Effective Nutrition Policy? (Class of 2005)
Grace Lerner Counterhegemonic Movements and the Search For Freedom: A Case Study of Cuba and Sweden
Melissa Lewis America: A Hopeful Empire Attempt with Hegemonic Military Might
Rebecca Lynch Rough Cut: An Analysis of the Sustaining Resources of Sierra Leone's Civil War
Denise Marks Neoliberal Interventionism: Another Look at the Chilean Model of Development
Monika Maslikowski Friend to a Superpower or the Next-Door Neighbors: Polish-American-EU Relations in Regard to the War in Iraq
Svetlana Matt Wishful Thinking: Exploring the Realities of Implementing Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Countries
Zack McVey Terrorism as a Religion: The Diverging Paths of Osama Bin Laden and Rachid Ghannouchi
Morgan Montgomery Looking Toward Ankara: Should the EU Grant Turkey Full Membership?
Megan Nelson Infrastructure Privatization: Polarization of South American Cities
Alyssa Newton The Star Also Rises: Socialist Cuba in the Twenty-First Century
Rebecca Olsen When Dragons Get Thirsty: How Chinese Economic Growth Affects the World –- and Why the World Should Care
Sonja Petersen Drugs and Terrorism: How US Policies Are Hurting Afghanistan (Class of 2005)
Stephen Pettey Waking Dragon: The Global Reach of the Chinese Mafia
Andrew Rice Parties of God: Terrorism and Parliamentary Politics in Northern Ireland and Lebanon
Sam Richardson Slavic Seduction: The Hidden Factors of Inward FDI in East and Central Europe
Rachel Ridings Negotiations Interrupted: An Analysis of Immigration Reform under Vicente Fox and George W. Bush, 1999-2005
Pat Riley Russia's Policies in Chechnya
Nicolette Rowe How Chinese Brand Nationalism Affects US-China Relations and Global Stability
Erin Schneider Genetically Modified Seed for the Sake of Development: A Recipe for Unsustainable Growth
Mariah Smith Following the Diamond Trail: Investigating Resource Conflict Resolution through the Building of New Regimes
Stacey Spaulding Bluegrass Breakdown: Globalization and the Hybridization of Traditional Cultures
Patrick Stearns A Global Dilemma: Why and How the United Nations Must Balance State Sovereignty with the Greater Good
Matt Stevens The Age of the Fugger and the Capital-War Cycle: The Pursuit of War for Money and Money for War
Austin Stockwell Losing Sight of Legitimacy: A Closer Look at the Bush Doctrine
Kimron Thomas Outside the Actor's Studio: Contemporary International Relations and Celebrities Where They're Not Supposed To Be

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2005 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Erik Bergset Mexico and Remittances: Getting the Most Bang for the Peso
Sarah Brabeck Adjusting Adjustment: A Call for a Gendered Approach to Development
Alexa Mackenzie Cares “Made in Bangladesh”: The End of the Multi-Fiber Agreement and the Implications of a Quota-Free System in the Textile and Apparel Industry
Shannon Carroll Fishy Politics: The Lack of Adequate Regulation in the Salmon Farming Industry
Christopher Aaron Cummins No Respect: Semi-Peripheral States and the Hidden Source of Power
Ryan Cunningham Threat-Based Image Framing: The Role Of Fear and Enemy Images in American Foreign Policy since September 2001
Cristie Dee Carlie DeVoss Theories of Politico-Religious Terrorist Radicalization: The Consequences of Deploying the Militaristic Versus Political Model of Counterterrorism
Josephine Eckert International Intervention: Why the United States Is in the Middle of It All and the European Union Isn’t
Michael Elliott Currencies, Conflict, and Crisis: A Call for Exchange Rate Flexibility in China
Victor Feno Voices of Intolerance: Radical Populist Right Parties in Western Europe
Zach Fonner Transboundary Water Rights: Conflict and Cooperation along the Nile River
Kevin James Ford Economic Transition in the Czech Republic and the Failure of Health Care System Reform
Jessica Lauren Fritz The European Court of Justice: Independent Political Force or Servant of the Member States?
Anna Hansen When One Size Doesn’t Fit All: The Importance of Tailored Migration and Remittance Policy in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Philippines
A.W. Rogers Hawley The Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Military Presence in Europe: Less Is More
Matt Herron The United Nations Law of the Sea and the Protection of Marine Stocks of Fish: The Story of the One That Got Away
Stefan Hoerschelmann Chopsticks and Big Macs
M. Neil Jones If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It: An Examination of the Failure of Structural Adjustment Policies and Their Continued Use
Nicole J. Jones The Global Gag Rule: How (in)effective is the Mexico City Policy?
Lucie Kroschel Insurgent Strength and State Weakness: The Semi-Statal Nature of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarios del Colombia
Laura Jean Kukulan Apple Juice Concentrate Flooding the Market: An Evaluation of the Trade Dispute Settlement Process
Christopher W. Leffingwell Beyond Islam: The Absence of Democracy in the Arab Middle East
Michael Martin Licata Buried Treasure or Hidden Curse: Oil Revenues and Underdevelopment in Iraq
Phillip Londen In Defense of Government Intervention: The East Asian Development Model Revisited
Karen K. Miller Black Gold: The Role of Oil in the Development of Venezuela and Iran
Rachel A. Minea The European Union and the Common Fisheries Policy: The Past Conflict, Present Problems, and Future Viability
Aleka Natzke Boeing Corporation and China: Negotiations between a Transnational Firm and a Nation State
Calla Rose Ostrander All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men: An Examination of the Difficulties Surrounding the Creation of Effective Environmental Policy from an IPE Perspective
Alexander Rasnavad Open or Closed Skies? Turbulence in the Transatlantic Aviation Market
Sara Ramey Tourism as a Development Strategy: Pitfalls and Possibilities in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Matt Riopelle The Outsourcing Debate: Prescriptions to Maximize the Benefits
Misty D. Schreppel Women and Economic Development: Export Processing Zones in Mauritius, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic
Bryce Schunke Toward a WTO Framework Agreement on Competition Policy: A “Principled” Approach to Protecting International Competition
Saba Siddiki Positive Effects of Islamic Banking in Middle East Countries
Jenna Silcott Pacifist Army: The Trials and Tribulations behind Legitimizing Japan’s Defense
Andrew James Strobel The Political Economy of Deforestation in Southeast Asia: Agenda-Based Politics in Forestry Management
Britta L Strother Controlling For Disaster: Population Control and Development
Anna Terry Migration of the Minds: Suggestions for Coping with Contemporary Healthcare Dilemmas in Sub-Saharan Africa
Brad Vickers Outsourcing Security, Enhancing Military Capabilities: Private Military Firms and the Nation State
Kali Wadsworth Silencing the Voice of Terrorism: How Albert Hirschman’s Economic Theory Could Help Fight Terrorism
Scott Warren Banking on the Euro: A New Key Currency?
Brian West Give a Farmer a Tractor and He’ll Become a Communist: China’s Hegemonic Drive behind Agricultural Tech Policy
Elizabeth Wommack The Irony of the Three Cultures: An Examination of the Cultures of Science, Politics, and Economics in the Development of Agricultural Policy
Melissa Zolkeply The United States of Europe— Not without a Common Immigration Policy


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2004 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Kathryn Ahrens Transitioning an Economy: Why Poland Succeeded and Russia Failed
Debbie Akhbari Hegemony: A Sufficient Condition For International Stability?
Adam Beasley Multi-Stage Liberalization: An International Study of Financial Development
Sara Leah Berman Water Equals Power: The Ramifications of Bilateral Development of the Mekong River Basin Power Grid on Greater Mekong Subregion National Economics
Tanya Marie Borchardt Creating Equality: The Development of Universal Health Care in Cuba
Katie Briggs Minimizing the Trade-offs between Poverty Alleviation and Institutional Viability for Microcredit Programs
Lia Eleanor Brown Concerns and Conclusions: Offshore Outsourcing of U.S. Information Technology Jobs to India
Tyler L. Brown Cui Bono? The Veiled, Negative Impact of Trade Unions on Pacific Northwest Businesses
Courtney Buck Facing a Dark Future: Powerless Energy Efforts in Eastern Africa
Amanda Buhl NAFTA and the Liberalization of Mexico’s Corn Sector: A Case of Unanticipated Outcomes
Samuel Harrison Bunnett Implementing Oil Revenue Redistribution Policy Directly to Nigerians
Noelle DeHarpporte Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: NGOs Filling in the Gaps
Nicholas Edwards US Foreign Policy and the Ideology of Nation-Building
Adam Michael Erickson The Social Dangers of Light Trucks: From Loopholes to Oil Dependency
Sarah Farber Playing the Game of Nation-Building: A Critical Look at the Role of Sports in the Development of National Identity and Unity
Rachel Lane Hansen The Microcredit Vision
Chris Hlavaty The Character of Chinese Design: A Contextual Analysis
Kathleen J. Holmes AIDS Education Programs and their Effectiveness in Facilitating Condom Use in Sub-Saharan African Adolescents
Elli J. Koskella The Implementation of Gender Quotas in the IMF and World Bank as a Tool to Improve Global Policy
Catherine Kurz Corporate Social Responsibility in the International Business Environment
Anne Catherine Law Republican Islam?: A Study of North-African Islamic Integration into the French Republic
Aaron Mainer Blowback in a Hegemonic International Order
Anne Royce McHugh Off the Beaten Path: Changing Roles for Ecotourism as a Sustainable Development Model
Liam R. Millhiser U.S. Security through Unilateral Economic Sanctions
Sarah Ashleigh Puckett Norris The Power of American Media Forces Abroad: Factors Determining the Influence on National Culture
Kasia Podbielski The Factors Which Determine the Success of U.S. Military Intervention
Katherine Quinn EU Common Immigration Policy: A Problem of the Past?
Ameer Radwan Culture and Development: Why Egypt Has Failed to Modernize
Keagan Douglass Rubel Illusions of Power: The Limits of American Influence
Warren Schaefer European Union Agricultural Subsidies and the Maximization of Benefits to Farmers
Erica Perrin Schultz A Cautionary Look at Ecotourism: A Case Study of Costa Rica
Michael Severeid Hong Kong’s Bubbling IPO Market
John Patrick Sheppard Underground Resistance: Do-It-Yourself Punk Rock in the Age of Neoliberal Economic Globalization
Laina Stensvold Policies of Exclusion: The European Union and Asylum Seekers
Kelley Thomas The Effectiveness of IMF Austerity Measures
Paul Tourville European Football: A Critique of Commodification
Melissa B. Watson Costs and Benefits of Increased Labor Mobility within North-South Trade Blocs: The United States and Morocco
Bridget Whelan Exploitation of the Third World: A Study of Why the World Bank Does Not Aid the Poor


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2003 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Kirsten Benites Communism and the Development of Civil Society in Romania
Emily Black Ecotourism, Globalism, and New Regionalism: Identifying and Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing "Genuine" Ecotourism
Lindsey Bonner The Exploitation of Indigenous Knowledge through the Western-Dominated System of Intellectual Property Rights
Sarah Bousman Immigration Policies of the European Union and Their Impact on the Capabilities of Immigrants
Lanna Dowd Development Anew: The Grameen Bank Model of Alternative Development Theory
Edward DuVivier The Missing Middle: The Political Economy of Business-Government Relations in South Korea
T. Patrick Egan Mongolia's Capitalist Development: The Necessity of Forming Appropriate Market Institutions to Sustain Successful Growth
Matt Feldmar Peacekeeping: The UN on Trial
J.R. Floweree The Prisoner's Dilemma of Agricultural Liberalization between the U.S., the EU, and the Developing World
Breanne Goss (Class of 2001)
The Quest for Economic, Political and Social Development: A Theoretical and Practical Evaluation of Solutions for Overcoming Dependency
Geoff Graham Contemporary Consumerism: Individuals as Agents of Social Change
Chris Gulugian-Taylor Multilateral Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Implications for Developing Nations
Brad Haydel Agricultural Paradigms and the WTO Dilemma
Noah Hibbard Popular Public Resistance: Hip-Hop Culture's Instrumental Role in Challenging Neoliberal Hegemony and Globalization
Josh Hiltunen Misconceptions of Violence: Conflict, Co-operation and Human Nature
Christina Jensen The Realistic Approach to Regulating Labor Standard
Jen Johnson The Other War: Humanitarian Intervention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Jonathan Kendrick The Demands of a Global Citizenry: Stability through Institutional Radicalization
Mikaela Kookier Regionalism as a Development Strategy: Regional Integration vs. Regional Cooperation
Jarrett Lanfear (Class of 2001)
The Microfinance Movement: Is There a Need for a Uniform Approach?
Glenn Lytle (Class of 2004)
Assuaging the Last Torment of Men: A Cosmopolitan Democratic Proposal to Realize a State of Perpetual World Peace
Andrew Marrone (Class of 2001)
Intellectual Property Rights, Pharmaceuticals, and Indigenous Peoples: International Treaties, Complications, Possibilities, and Priorities
Callie Miller Changing the Face of Globalism through Sovereignty Sacrifice: The Effects of Sustainable Development and Environmental Policies on EU Enlargement
Alissa Mundt In Whose Interest? How Donor Interests Shape the Pattern of International Aid to Mozambique
Abby Ormsbee Going Public: Accountability versus Legitimacy in International NGOs
Nicole Parsons Guatemala on the Brink
Brian Pautske Alternative Paths to Economic Recovery: A Case Study of Malaysia and Korea
Megan Elizabeth Petty Rust on the Iron Rice Bowl: The Reality of the Floating Population Policy
Jacques Plaa Why the EU Is Unlikely to Be Successful in Forming an Effective European Security Defense Policy, Re-affirming the Need to Strengthen NATO
Eileen Poole The Case against the IMF
Dave Poster Unveiling the Illusion of Security: A Flaw in American Realist Foreign Policy
Branson Quenzer The Cyclical Nature of Logics of Consequences and Logics of Appropriateness: The Sykes-Picot Agreement
Lauren Reyes Are Sweatshops Inevitable?
Ron Ringuette Down but Not Out: September 11th, the Decline of the Anti-Globalization Movement, and the Prospect of Movement Resurgence
Kirsten Schlewitz Selling Sovereign for U.S. Dollars: Replacing Nicaragua’s Revolutionary Spirit with the Neoliberal Mindset and Its Implications for Sustainable Development Practices
Andrew Smith Freedom Fry Fiasco: Complicated U.S.-EU Differences and Why They Matter
Joel Von Trapp IMF Failure in Argentina: The Greater Implications and Possible Reform
Emily Vonk Materialism, Happiness, Family and Social Stability: Reconsidering the Importance of Households to Sustained Development in the International Political Economy
Sarah Yearwood Building Capabilities: The Role of Government Policy in Taiwan's Success and on Outward Investors


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2002 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Christine Bachman The Promise for Basic Health in South Africa: Neoliberal Deficiencies in the Provision of Care
Shannon Belding Hope Despite Realism: Shifting Towards Post-Modern Assumptions and Values in Order to Address the Problem of Global Climate Change
Dana Boyle Climbing up the Food Chain: Examining the Health Costs of the Nutritional Transition in the Developing World
Elizabeth Anne Caley Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in the Time of Globalization: Can Regimes Be Effective for Solving This Problem?
Jon Collins Giving up Your Currency? The Internal Factors that Determine a Nations Decision to Join a Monetary Union
Krista Crum Assessing Sustainable Development through Human Factors
Frank de Jong Investigating the Motives of European Integration through History and as a Response to Globalization
Desirae Alison DeWesse Italy and Albania: A Case Study of Jihad vs. McWorld and the Undermining of Democracy
Joshua Dean Small States and Realism: The Influence of History and Culture on Estonia’s Economic and Political Policies
Andrew Frederick Changing Tastes: National Identity Evolving through the Spread of American Fast Food
Jonathan Galloway Critical Consumption: Towards a Model of Consumption
Paul William Gebhardt Axelrod, Agenda 21, The Montreal Protocol, OzonAction and the Environment: A Solution to Environmental Crisis in the Third World?
Julie Goldenberg Regulating the International Financial Architecture: Preventing Future Crises
Colin J. Guheen Today’s Capitalist Elite in the Global Policy Process: A Self-Interested Majority and a Disinterested Steward Minority
Lavonda Joy Jackson Korean Security Matters: The Manipulation of Economic and Social Issues in the Realist Game
Kathy Johns The Exclusion of Evaluation of Social Change within Microfinance: Limitations and Institutional Solutions
Katie Johnson Urban Migration, Informal and Industrial Employment: Why Women Are Moving for Work in the Third World
Krzysztof Anton Kosmicki The Market Submerged: A Transformation Analysis of Partial Market-Based Reform in Cuba
Erin M. Krane Green Globalization The Rise in Power and Influence of Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations in Germany and Slovakia
Kari Lambert Flexible Exchange Rates and Capital Controls in an Argentinean Context
Stephan Louis Lanwermeyer An Ideological Paradox: The Neoliberal Trap in the Czech Republic
Matthew Lovseth The Neoliberal Overextension: Why Free Markets Won’t Lead to Political Freedom in China
Megan Mooney Microfinance: Reconciling the Importance of Access to Credit for the Poorest of the Poor and the Pursuit of Institutional Financial Sustainability
Luke Fletcher O’Dell Colonial Legacies and Corruption as Indicators of Development for Sub-Saharan Africa
Erika A. Oliver The Ideal Combination of Formal and Informal Microfinance Lending Institutions That Best Enables Women to Acquire Access to Credit
Lisa Ridenour The Illusion of American Imperialism: Informally Creating Economic Dependency through Promoting Democratic Ideology
Midori Rachel Sagara A Keynesian View of the Japanese Financial Crisis: The Double Movement in Question
Hillary Schenk An Alternative Development Strategy: Reproductive Rights for Women
Patrick Solano Water For All: Integrated Water Resource Management and Its Obstacles
Dianna Tingg Star Wars II: George W. Bush Strikes Back- An Analysis of the Decision-Making Process on National Missile Defense
Christopher Turillo New Religious Politics and Democracy: The Circumstances Surrounding a Successful Union in India
Matthew Van Sickle A Return to the Passions: Augusto Pinochet and Neoliberalism in Chile
Stephanie L. Wight Almost There: An Analysis of Regionalism as a Strategy of Oceans Management in the Caribbean


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2001 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Tara A. Lunde Microfinance Institutions: Financial Sustainability Vs. Outreach. A Study of the Bolivian Banco Solidario's Experience with For-Profit Microlending
Scott Ryan Bailey Fiscal Federalism: Theory and Practice in Post-Dictatorship Brazil
Matthew Muldoon Bryant It Takes Two to Tango: Privatization and Regulation of Argentina's State-Owned Utilities Companies under the Menem Administration
Mathew Macdonald The U.S. Embargo on Cuba: Its Effects on Castro's Legitimacy, Cuban Sovereignty, and the Survival of the Socialist Experiment in a Capitalist World
Andrew James Frantz Trade over the Environment: How the Rules and Procedures of the Postwar Liberal Regime Inhibit Collective Action for the Environment
Brooke K. Sherman Free Market Environmental Theory: Aquatic Commons and Market Limitations
Amanda Claire Hopkins Acknowledging Origins: The Inclusion of Indigenous Community Ideology in the Intellectual Property Rights Regime
Adil Aziz Siddiki Is There a Market for Morals? A Comparison of the Moral Justification for Capitalism and Positive Moral Virtue in Islam
James M. Fay Cultural Practices versus Cultural Values: An Examination of the Effects of Globalization
Marina Dyan Green Reassessing Thailand's Democratic Consolidation: The Role ff "Crisis Coalitions" and Class Interests
Michele E. Cummings Regionalism and the Post-Cold War Structure: The Forces behind the Transformation of the Neutral European Nations
Natalie Jones Austrian Cold War Neutrality and the Development of the Austrian National Identity
Kate McCallum Fusillo The State Needs Help: A Two-Level Solution to Instability Throughout Financial Markets
Maxine S. Cram Special Interests and Two-Tiered Games: The Case of the World Trade Organization
Jessica Malia Meyers Information Technologies: Towards an Egalitarian Society?
Douglas Martin Aamoth Sex and Finance: Grameen Bank and the Thai Sex Trade
Andrew Marrone Intellectual Property Rights, Pharmaceuticals, and Indigenous Peoples: International Treaties, Comnplications, Possibilities, and Priorities


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2000 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Daniel J. Abrams The Last Kibbutz: An IPE Perspective on a Changing Movement
Christine E. Chansley Religion and Development: Islamic Banking in Turkey
Gianna Marie Piccardo Cultural Resistance to Economic Globalization: The Wine Industry in Italy
Wendy K. Soo Hoo An Evaluation of the Economic and Social Performance of Contract Farming
William Ryan Baker The Myth of the Free Press: Examining the Effects of the Economic Structure of the Mass Media from the Perspective of the Propaganda Model
Alysia Hazelton The Decline of the State and the Rise of NGOs in Kenya: Examining State/NGO Combinations
Jessica A. Lowell Turning Economics into Politics: The Political Economy of Britain and the EMU
Nickolaus Patrick Momyer Democratic Diplomacy: Collaboration as a Catalyst for Change
Julie Steele The HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Zimbabwe: A Political Economic Approach
Beth Argenti Evaluating the Role of Economic Sanctions as an Effective Tool of U.S. Foreign Policy
Sarah Beth Garfunkel Never Again: International Enforcement Mechanisms of International Law for Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes, and Genocide
Cassidy H. McTigue The Cuban Embargo and U.S. Sovereignty
Greg Steen Feeding the World's Hungry: Agricultural Biotechnology, Food Security and IPE
Colleen Renee Dyble The Role of Women in Democratic Spain: The Transition from the Private to the Public Sphere
Ryan Edward Polich Retooling Labor: Developing Cross-Border Solidarity in Response to NAFTA
Jonathan Reed Agricultural Development in South and Southeast Asia: Conventional and Alternative Development Strategies
Amy Temple Multinational Corporations and the Developing World: The Negative and Positive Aspects of Foreign Investment in Developing Countries
Kristine Joy Kalanges The Devil's Arithmetic: Economic Rationalism and the Loss of Human Security: An Ethical Critique of Neoliberalism
Michael Steven LeFevre Towards a Model of Lasting Happiness: A Critical Analysis of John Maynard Keynes's Economic Possibilities of Our Grandchildren

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1999 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Adam Hersh Democratization and Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Stephanie Rubio Corruption: The Great Impediment to Economic Growth
Valerie Evans-Hoff Rural-to-Urban Migration: The Effects of Policy on Mexico City
Cherelle Kohn Creating an "Ideal" Development Model: From the East Asian Example
Cort Weber A Rejection of the Official Story: Why the Cuba Embargo Persists after the Cold War
Amanda Jacobsen Why Uruguay Fares Better than Chile in Regards to Its Street Children Dilemma: A Comparative Analysis of the Street Children Issue in Chile and Uruguay
Jeannette Grey Europe Is More Politically United because of the European Union
Erica Nau How the European Union Helps Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic Solve Stock Exchange Problems
Courtney Webber The WTO, NAFTA, and the Environment
Tam Brine The Debt-for-Nature Swap: Analysis of an Environmental Development Strategy
Jonathan Westerman The IPE Piracy of Software Intellectual Property Media


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1998 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Mikala Bittlingmaier Rags and Riches: Real Dangers for the Future Of South Africa's Democratization
Cindy Cooper The Practical Application of Gradualist Theory and the Success of Its Implementation in the Czech Republic
Jennifer Swanson The Final Transition: Small States in the Global Economy
Heather Barnett Blonde Beauty Brazens Billboards: The Role of the Nation-State in Regulating Foreign Advertising
Mark J. Vahrenwald "Hit the Ball and Touch 'Em All:" An Examination of the Effect of Sports on International Political Economy
Kent Craford Save a Logger, Eat a Spotted Owl! Current Timber Regulation as Inappropriate Industrial Policy
Gina Dawn Wolverton Cosmetic Communism
Lee Christine Sutton Walking on Two Legs into China's Future
Meg Hendricks The Role of Human Rights Abuses in Chile during the Implementation of Free Market Policies under General Pinochet
Frank K. Johnson Breaking the Mold: How and Why International Development Efforts Have Led to Systemic Conditions of Dependence
Khaleefa S. Al-Mansouri The Gulf Cooperation Council: A Critical Review
Andrew G. McEldowney The ASEAN Regional Forum: Conflict Prevention and Management in East Asia
Patrick M. Classen The Pacific Salmon Crisis: A Tragedy of the Commons
Valerie Hopkins The Pursuit of Adam Smith: Acceptance and Misconception from 1776-1840
Megan Haynes The IPE of the Environment: A Look at the Forces That Act upon the Formation of Global Environmental Accords
Tracy Williams The IPE of Rainforest Preservation
Justin D. Meisberger The Negative Effect China's Most Favored Nation (MFN) Status Has on the Endangered Species Trade
Garrett W. Crawshaw Cheeseburger in Paradise: A Study of the Effects of Tourist-Based Development in Bali, Indonesia
Susannah Muench The Necessary Preconditions for Conservation of Forests within Developing Nations: The Case of Costa Rica and Kenya
Corina Gerety Global Warming: The Kyoto Summit and Beyond
Lyndi M. Peterson Ecotourism: Key Conservation Strategy or Natural Disaster?
A Case Study of Sustainable Development in Costa Rica


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1997 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Rachel Little Progressive Capitalism: The Contribution of the Body Shop
Kelly Wadsworth Implications of Exploitative Child Labor: A Look at Individual and National Consequences
Whitney C. Gore Equitable Development Strategies: The Demise of the Double Burden
Christy Clapp Grassroots Women of Brazil and El Salvador: The Cause and Effect of Politicization
Joran Lawrence Information and Communication Technology: The Force behind Globalization
Peter Liedtke The International Political Economy of the Global Narcotics Trade: Northern Consumers, Southern Producers, Everyone's Problem
Angela Strickland Transnational Crime Organizations: How to Turn the Table on These Successful International Alliances
Mark Wischmeyer Global Environmental Fund, Brazil, and the Future of the Global Environment
Wyomia Clifton The Changing Nature of Power, Hegemony, and the Role of the United States
George Grant Roane IV The Ascendance of the Multinational Corporation at the Dawn of the Information Age: A New Hegemony
Bryan Anthony Beidle Economic and Monetary Union of Europe: Moving to a Single Currency
Rob Reinhardt The Theory of Interactive Spillover Effects and the Democratization of China
Amy Judah Communism to Capitalism: U.S.-Vietnam Relations


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1996 Senior Theses

Senior Thesis
Aaron Ausland Microlending: Taking the Poor into Account in Development Strategy
Jennifer Bohn Population, Distribution, and Economic Inequality in Latin America: A Theoretical Analysis
Mark O'Connor German Reunification: The Shock of Resentment
Claudia Stickler Elephants and Tigers: The Effectiveness of International Efforts to Limit International Trade in Endangered Species
Julie Suchanek Escalators and Bridges: The Evolution of Non-governmental Organizations in the Twentieth Century
Steven Cho National Unity and the Struggle for Ethnic Solidarity in Malaysia: An Evaluation of the NEP and Its Effects on the Socio-Political Economy of Malaysia
Sara Stolzenburg Justification and Paradox: The Development of Citizen and State in Renaissance Europe as Reflected in Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince and Sir Thomas More's Utopia
Erika Van Nynatten Women's Cooperatives in Developing Societies: The Power of Social and Economic Transformation
Vanessa Bugbee The Canadian Question: Eruptions from Mt. Quebec and the Fallout for the Rest of Canada
Jimmy Leu An Incentive for Regional Economic Integration
Darla Rhodes Regional Development in the European Union: The Political Success of an Economic Policy
Mike Rucier Mercosur: A Critique of Regional Integration
Mitsu Akinaga The Political Economy of Sanctions on South Africa
Lisa Anderson What Are the Prospects to Control Nuclear Proliferation?
Jon Haralson The Alliance for Progress: U.S. Foreign Aid Policy in Latin America during the 1960s and Its Political Economic Consequences
Blair Mus A Necessary Evil: A Study of Sanctions and Their Use in the Political Economy
Greg Rhodes The Emotional Policy Failures of U.S.-Cuban Relations
Kimberly White One Small Step for the Western World, One Giant Leap for Vietnam
Tom Baumgartner Japan: The Leader of an Economically Integrated East Asia
Scot Duffield Japanese Multinational Enterprises Drifting out to Sea: How the Expansion of Japanese Multinational Enterprises Signals the Coming Liberalization of Japan
Aaron Glynn Why Trees to Cattle? The Latin American Cattle Industry
Joe Little Walking a Tightrope: The Bank of Japan Balancing Domestic and International Interests
Ezra A. Snyder Multinational Enterprises in Action: Cutco in Austria
Pen Suwannarat Globalization Effects on the Thai Auto Industry


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