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An analysis of the effects of Soviet interventions on U.N. roll call voting
The purpose of this thesis is to discover the effects of Soviet interventions on overall voting patterns in the General Assembly of the United Nations. Specifically, it endeavors to study how U.N. voting changed after the ...
Constituency service and United States House members: The role of character assessments
If devoting more staff and more resources to constituency service in the district brings members of the U.S. House no electoral benefits, why has the performance of these activities and members' interest in them increased ...
Alliance disintegration in a realist? world
This thesis extends the existing research on alliance disintegration by more fully specifying the values which motivate states' foreign policy behaviors. Previous research held that security is the foremost good which ...
Universalism and targeting: The distribution of federal aid monies
The behavior of national legislators has made for interesting studies relating election goals and game theory strategies to the formation of coalitions on policy packages. These theories regarding behavior can become most ...
Expected utility calculation and alliance reliability
The existing studies on determinants of alliance reliability focus exclusively on alliance types and alliance attributes. One big weakness of this approach is that it depicts the decision making of upholding or disregarding ...