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Combative Pasts: Politics and Remembering in the Post-Communist Space
More than two decades after the Polish Roundtable Agreement inaugurated the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, political conversations in the post-communist space remain remarkably attuned to symbolic and ethical questions. ...
Citizens of the Market: New Forms of International Migration and their Consequences for People, Parties and Political Systems
How does high-mobility migration affect politics in the migrants' countries of origin? This dissertation examines the socio-political effects of intra-EU migrations using quantitative and qualitative data from Romania and ...
Hunting for Happiness: Aristotle and the Good of Action
The starting point of the dissertation is a special kind of intentional action -- Aristotelian praxis, or, in a more metaphysical register, energeia -- a kind whose agent's intention in acting must be expressible as the ...
Fear, Hope, and War: Peacemaking Improves Outcomes
How do states win wars against other states? We have three explanations. By selection, states enter more winnable wars. By warfighting, states use negative inducements so enemies fear fighting. By peacemaking, states ...
Moving Beyond Borders: Freedom of Movement in and between States
Freedom of movement is a matter of individual freedom rather than only a tool for addressing global distributive injustice. Freedom of movement has normative value whether or not it concerns interstate borders. Migration, ...
Political Responses to Educational Performance Data
Researchers have found considerable evidence that information about school performance affects people's choices about which schools to send their children to and even where to live. In contrast, little attention has been ...
Forbearance as Redistribution: Enforcement Politics in Urban Latin America
Why do governments tolerate the violation of their own laws and regulations, and when do they enforce them? Conventional wisdom is that state weakness erodes enforcement, particularly in the developing world. In contrast, ...
Time and Political Power
Limited time is an important constraint and resource that is fundamental to governing. This dissertation studies the connection between limited time and political power in three different contexts.
Electoral Institutions, Party Strategies, Candidate Attributes, and the Incumbency Advantage
In developed democracies, incumbents are consistently found to have an electoral advantage over their challengers. The normative implications of this phenomenon depend on its sources. Despite a large existing literature, ...
Overcoming Political Disenchantment: A New Appreciation of Campaign Finance and Political Parties
This dissertation offers a novel argument for the democratic importance of political parties and campaign finance. Taking issue with the United States Supreme Court's campaign finance and political party jurisprudence, ...