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August 31, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Recently Completed Major Research Papers and Theses



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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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

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.

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