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Democracy in the Real World: Empirical Breakdowns in the Justification of Democracy
Justifications of democracy rest in large part on unacknowledged empirical assumptions regarding the cognitive, informational, and behavioral capacities of individuals and voting populations. The goal of this project was ...
Political attitudes and activities of hard-money investors: Manifestations of the religious right
This thesis surveys subscribers to an investment newsletter to determine whether they comprise an interest group. Hypothetically, staunch conservatives and "New Christian Right" members were expected. The data provides ...
Religion, modernization and politics in Iran: An analysis of clerical political behavior during the Pahlavi monarchy, 1925-1979
This study is an analysis of the political behavior of the clergy in Iran during the Pahlavi monarchy (1925-1979) within the context of the interrelationship between religion and modernization. This period itself has been ...
A grassroots war on poverty: Community action and urban politics in Houston, 1964-1976
Grassroots studies of the implementation of the federal antipoverty initiatives of the 1960s and 1970s are showing that the War on Poverty did not operate in a vacuum; rather, it was profoundly shaped by a multifarious ...
Crushed pearls: The revival and transformation of the Buddhist nuns' order in Taiwan
This dissertation examines the impacts of religious movements through a multi-layered study of the Buddhist renaissance that emerged in Taiwan in the 1980s. By examining this historically important development, I clarify ...