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November 25, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Recently Completed Major Research Papers and Theses



Akawi, Mona. 2014. “Development in Afghanistan: A Canadian Priority?” Supervisor: Dr. Yasmine Shamsie; Second Reader: Dr. Andrea Brown.

Filipowicz, Josef. 2014. “The Way Out: A Comparative Analysis of three European Recoveries from the Great Recession.” Supervisor: Dr. Jörg Broschek; Second Reader: Dr. Patricia Goff.

Pedersen, Stephanie. 2014. “Interculturalism and Accommodation Politics in Quebec: How can historical institutionalism explain identity politics in Quebec?” Supervisor: Dr. Brian Tanguay; Second Reader: Dr. Jörg Broschek.

Wrean, Alissa. 2014. “Will it Shape Their World? Low Youth Voter Turnout and Issue Representation in Canadian Federal Politics.” Supervisor: Dr. Jason Roy; Second Reader: Dr. Brian Tanguay.

Antonio, Michael. 2013. “Chinese Engagement in Africa: Development Good for the Average Person.” Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Brown; Second reader: Dr. Debora VanNijnatten.

Basso, Andrew. 2013. “Dying as Exiles: Deportation Genocide Theory and the Relationship Between Displacement and Genocide.” Supervisor: Dr. Rhoda Hassmann; Second Reader: Dr. Alistair Edgar.

Estok, Erin. 2013. “Dovolution of Power and Aboriginal Education in Canada: The Impact of Structure and Jurisdiction.” Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Alcantara; Second reader: Dr. Christopher Anderson.

Ficon, Veronica. 2013. “The Subnational Role in Transboundary Environmental Cooperation in North America and Europe: The Case of Watershed Management.” Supervisor: Dr. Debora VanNijnatten; Second Reader: Dr. Christopher Anderson.

Flysak, Keith. 2013. “Voter Identification: The Adoption of Microtargeting by Contemporary Political Campaigns.” Supervisor: Dr. Jason Roy; Second Reader: Dr. Andrea Perrella.

Kroetsch, Eric. 2013. “Far Beyond Buried Treasure Exploring the Complexities of Somalia Piracy and the Implications of Private Security.” Supervisor: Dr. Rianne Mahon; Second Reader: Dr. Kimberly Rygiel.

Lalonde, Dianne. 2013. “Construction of Crime: Analyzing public and private views of crime and punishment.” Supervisor: Dr. Loren King; Second Reader: Dr. James Wong.

Saari, Mark. 2013. “Examining R2P in Libya and Syria: Limits and Challenges.” Supervisor: Dr. Alistair Edgar; Second Reader: Dr. Timothy Donais.

Borden, Joshua. 2012. "Visible Minority Candidates in Canadian Political Parties: Barriers to Electoral Success." Supervisor: Dr. Brian Tanguay; Second reader: Dr. Jason Roy.

Gayda, Megan. 2012. "The Pipe at the Post: An Examination of Municipal-First Nation Collaborative Intergovernmental Bodies." Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Alcantara; Second reader: Dr. Karen Lochead.

Hussain, Omair. 2012. "U.S. Policy Towards Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal: Containing Threats and Supporting Regional Security." Supervisor: Dr. Alistair Edgar; Second reader: Dr. Melissa Finn.

Marshall, Heather. 2012."It Takes A Village: Advocacy, Partisanship and Social Responsibility in Ontario Child Care Policy." Supervisor: Dr. Rianne Mahon; Second reader: Dr. Sandra Burt.

Power, Nicole. 2012. "Online Political Engagement in the 2011 Canadian Federal Election: Mobilizing or Reinforcing?" Supervisor: Dr. Jason Roy; Second reader: Dr. Tamara Small.

Pulman, Victoria. 2012. "Surveying the Future: How Do New and Emerging Methodologies Affect Our Ability to Study Political Behaviour?" Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Perrella; Second reader: Dr. Jason Roy.

Schut, Victoria. 2012. "The Child Care Policies of Alberta and Quebec: An Experiment." Supervisor: Dr. Rianne Mahon; Second reader: Dr. Sandra Burt.

Walz, James. 2012. "Beyond the Confederation and Patriation Debates: Canadian and Aboriginal Federalism." Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Hueglin; Second reader: Dr. Christopher Alcantara.

Cummings, Joshua. 2011. "Trading Hunger Away? Trade Liberalization and Food Security in Mexico, Haiti and Brazil." Supervisor: Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann; Second reader: Dr. Jennifer Clapp (CIGI).

Draper, Steven. 2011. "Economic Vulnerability and the Radical Right in Post-Communist Europe." Supervisor: Dr. Dejan Guzina; Second reader: Dr. Jason Roy.

Hinan, Tamara. 2011. "Truth in Transition: Transitional Justice, Identity and Democratization in Morocco." Supervisor: Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann; Second Reader: Dr. Jorge Heine.

Lavi, Sabrina. 2011."Bridging the Cap Between Power and Knowledge: Analyzing Canadian Think Tanks in the Media." Supervisor: Dr. Debora VanNijnatten; Second reader: Dr. Jason Roy.

McGregor, Anna. 2011. "Ethnic Conflict in Malaysia: An Examination of Why Violence Has Not Occurred among Malaysia's Principal Ethnic Groups." Supervisor: Dr. Dejan Guzina; Second reader: Dr. Derek Hall.

Piscitelli, Anthony. 2011. "Cleaning Up Broken Windows: Fear of Crime and its Relationship with Civic Engagement."  Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Perrella; Second reader: Dr. Robert Williams; External referee: Dr. Tom Brenner (University of Waterloo).

Summerlee, Lydia. 2011. "Assessing the Stability of Elite Political Culture: An Empirical Analysis of the Attitudes of Elected Officials in Canada." Supervisor: Dr. David Docherty; Second Reader: Dr. Andrea Perrella; External referee: Dr. Maureen Mancuso (University of Guelph).

Williams, Kari. 2011. "Conditional Cash Transfers: Development, Discovery and Diffusion." Supervisor: Dr. Rianne Mahon.

Trafford, Patrick. 2010. "Political Priorities: An Investigation of the Ipperwash Crisis." Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Alcantara; Second reader: Dr. Jason Roy.

Bittle, Michael. 2009. "Transboundary Water Management: Institutions and Cooperation on the San Pedro and Rio Grande." Supervisor: Dr. Debora VanNijnatten; Second reader: Dr. Ian Rowlands.

Foster, Matthew. 2009. "The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy of the United States: A Comparative Analysis of Homosexuals in the Armed Forces." Supervisor: Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann; Second reader: Dr. Yasmine Shamsie.

Morano, Natasha. 2009. "Media Interference: The Effects of Framing the "Toronto 18" Terrorists Arrests." Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Perrella; Second reader: Geoffrey Stevens.

Morrison, Matt. 2009. "What Makes a Social Movement Successful? The Case of the Christian Right in American Politics." Supervisor: Dr. Barry Kay; Second reader: Dr. Andrea Perrella.

Overall, Matt. 2009. "Famine in sub-Saharan Africa: Is Democratic Government the Solution or the Problem?" Supervisor: Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann; Second reader: Dr. Loren King.

Popovic, Jelena. 2009. "The Way Forward: Cultural Considerations in Children's Reintegration Policies in Sierra Leone." Supervisor: Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann; Second reader: Dr. Andrea Brown.

Spicer, Zac. 2009. "The Rise and Fall of Federal Engagement in Canada's Cities: An Urban Policy Networks and Communities Approach." Supervisor: Dr. Loren King; Second reader: Dr. Debora VanNijnatten.

Wilkinson, Alicia. 2009. "Elite Avarice or Moral Nostrum: An Examination of the Role of Ethnicity in Kenya's Transition to Democracy." Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Brown; Second reader: Dr. Dejan Guzina.