Student research from the Political Science Department at Gettysburg College.

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2022

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Implications of Youth Education on Intrastate Conflict: The Relevance of Postmaterialism, Anthony (Sungho) Choi

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The Relationship Between State Capacity and Internal Armed Conflict, Rodrigo L. Cotto-Abreu

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The Curvilinear Relationship between Political Terror and Internal Armed Conflict, Lilian A. Morrell

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Young Unemployed People Rebel: A Political Economy Law or Assumption?, Lacey L. Weynand

2021

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Are Happy Individuals Less Xenophobic Than Unhappy Individuals? Happiness & Income Versus Xenophobia, Noah A. Albanese

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Media Framing and The Election Integrity Protection Act of 2021, Timothy Fay

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Hard and Soft Law in the Paris Climate Agreement, Carter A. Hanson

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Under What Conditions Do Individuals Report Discrimination in the Workforce?, Vanessa L. Salinas

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A Study of Groupthink and Multiple Advocacy in Presidential Foreign Policy Fiascos, Ethan S. Wilt

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Changes over Time in Media Framing of Voting Rights for Hispanic Americans, Leslie A. Wolfe

2020

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Women’s Participation and Globalization, Madeline R. Buerle

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Upsurge of the Bharatiya Janata Party in India, Anthony (Sungho) Choi

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Examining the Relationship Between Legal Origin and Levels of Economic Globalization, Maeve B. Dwyer

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A Buck for a Forest: Does Corruption and Development Lead to Environmental Degradation?, Alexandros Economou-Garcia

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Pro-life and Pro-choice: What Shapes the Debate over Abortion in America?, Kevin S. Ganjon

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Along Ideological Lines: Examining Support for Black Lives Matter, Caden E. Giordano

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Boroughs and the Badge: Local Contexts and Confidence in Police, Henry F. Goodson

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Contextual Support of Environmental Protection, Emma R. Groff

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Feminism, Religion, and Work in the United States, Margaret R. Halpin

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The Efficacy of Foreign Aid in Counterterrorism Efforts, Carter A. Hanson

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Measures of Ethnicity: Competing Concepts in Search of Clarity, Daniel R. Jones

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Does Imprisonment Have an Effect on Crime Rates?, Diana E. Mendez

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Public Support for Black Lives Matter, Lilian A. Morrell

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External Intervention and the Duration of Civil Wars, Sofia E. Mouritsen

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The Trump Doctrine: America First, Not American Exceptionalism, Katelyn Oglesby

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The Effects of Economic and Political Globalization on Level of Democracy, Julianna R. Pestretto

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Religious Polarization and the Duration of Civil Wars, Adrienne M. Poissant

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For Life or Choice: Abortion Views in America, Alyssa C. Ritchie

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Daddy Issues: Why Do Swedish Fathers Claim Paternity Leave at Higher Rates than French Fathers?, Alexa L. Secrest

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Neoliberal Feminism: The Only Approach, Alexa L. Secrest

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The Effects of Unauthorized Immigrants on Crime, Shane C. Shannon

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Women in State Legislatures and State-Level Abortion Restrictions, Sydney N. Siegel

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Energy Demand and Economic Growth: Public Opinion and Mutual Exclusivity, Nicholas L. Silvis

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Understanding Women’s Political Empowerment in a Globalized World, Jenna M. Thoretz

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Women against "Women's Rights": Pro-Life Women, Jenna L. Vadinsky

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Potentially Terminal Conditions: Economic Globalization and Ecological Footprint, Raymond A. Wiseley

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Sinister Intentions and Devastating Results: Intervention and Duration of Civil Conflict, John M. Zak

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Unparalleled Opportunities or Unmitigated Risk? Economic Globalization and its Impact on State Capacity in the Developing World, John M. Zak

2019

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The “F” Word?: An Analysis of the State of Feminism in the United States Today, Marisa E. Balanda

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Oil Wealth and Gender in Political and National Belonging, Caroline M. Bosworth

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The Enigma of Electability: How Do Voters Predict Who Can Win?, Emily C. Dalgleish

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Effects of UN Peacekeeping Missions, Blake I. Dudley

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Social Egalitarianism: How Does Marginalization Affect an Individual’s Support for Welfare Recipients?, Brodie W. Edgerton

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The Macro Drawbacks of Microfinance, Meghan E. Guy

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When We’re Connected to a Community, We’re Less Likely to Be at War with It: The Effect of Strong Civil Society on Civil War Onset and Incidence, Benjamin R. Pontz

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Political Identification: How Parental Values Are Influenced, Nina I. Rubenstein

2018

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Managing Ethnic Conflict in Darfur: An Analysis of Third-Party Interventions, Marley R. Dizney Swanson

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“To Save Succeeding Generations from the Scourge of War”: An Examination of United Nations Peace Keeping and Support Provided by External Actors, Jack H. Lashendock

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Tracking Public Support for Japan's Remilitarization Policies: An Examination of Elitist and Pluralist Governance, Cory S. Madison

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Black Gold in a Changing World: An Examination of Saudi Arabia’s Dependence on Oil and the Possibility of a Solar Energy Transition, Sofia E. Mouritsen

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The Shrinking Center: When Are Centrists More Effective Lawmakers?, Benjamin Pontz

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Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Participation in Slovenia and Croatia: When Similar Historical Developments and Homogeneity of Design Yield Different Outcomes, Colin J. J. Yandam

2017

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Green in Your Wallet or a Green Planet: Views on Government Spending and Climate Change, Lincoln M. Butcher

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Why Does Sweden Have Higher Levels of Voter Turnout Than Finland?, Hannah M. Christensen

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Levels of Media Consumption and Muslim Intolerance, Kathryn E. Cushman

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Schisms: The Inherent Dangers of Religious Variance Within a Single Faith – An Analysis of Intra-State Conflict in the Modern World, Benjamin E. Hazen

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Enlightenment, Latin America, Age of Revolutions, Spanish America, Brazil, Katherine A. Lentz

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Presidency First: The Unitary Executive Governs America, Benjamin R. Pontz

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Global Warming: Why is There Debate?, Mackenzie E. Smith

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Why Have Youth from Different Neighborhoods of Durban, South Africa Developed Different Opinions Regarding the Role and Importance of Voting in the Current State of South African Democracy?, Anthony L. Wagner

2016

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The Proximity-Based Effect of Terrorism on Countries' Economies, Sofia E. Mouritsen

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Racing to War: Arms Competitions, Military Spending, and the Tendency of Nations to Engage in Armed Conflict, Thomas S. Potter

2015

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Women's Social Rights: Untapped Economic Potential, Monae S. Evans

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The Environment and Civil War: Exploring the Relationship Between the Environmental Performance Index and Incidence of Internal Armed Conflict, Katerina N. Krohn

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Flight from the Fight? Civil War and its Effects on Refugees, Paul D. Lowry

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Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: An Assessment of How Uneven Economic Development Affects the Number of Civil Wars, Cassandra M. Scheiber

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Education: A More Powerful Weapon Than War?, Maja K. Thomas

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The Effect of Women in Government on Government Effectiveness, Abigail L. Tootell

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Youth Participatory Democracy and Political Choices: Views from eThekweni, Anthony L. Wagner

2014

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Argentina's 2001 Default: Foreign Policy Considerations and Consequences, Joshua K. Alley

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Illuminating or Blinding? An Examination of Tocqueville’s Conceptions of Liberty and Equality, Andrew Bellis

2013

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New York Times v. U.S.: Implications and Relevance in the 21st Century, Maria E. Lombardi

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'Dred Scott v. Sandford' Analysis, Sarah E. Roessler