The Department of Political Science is committed to teaching students how to effect positive social change. They offer courses that include service-learning and community-based research and that encourage students to accept responsibility for their learning and to recognize that knowledge may be obtained from a variety of different people and situations.

Below you will find scholarly and other professional works of faculty in Political Science.

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Submissions from 2015

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Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, One Year Later, Su-Mei Ooi and Megan Day

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China’s New Silk Road and Its Impact on Xinjiang, Su-Mei Ooi and Kate Trinkle

Submissions from 2014

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The transnational protection regime and democratic breakthrough in Taiwan and South Korea, Su-Mei Ooi

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Xi Jinping and Social Media: Harnessing the People’s Voice, Su-Mei Ooi and Brittanie Redd

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The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How The Government Response to Disaster Endangers African-American Communities. By Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright. New York: New York University Press, 2012. 304p. $35., Robin L. Turner

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Traditional, Democratic, Accountable? Navigating Citizen-Subjection in Rural South Africa, Robin L. Turner

Submissions from 2013

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The Human Rights Implications of China's Slowdown, Su-Mei Ooi and Patrick Poon

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Land restitution, traditional leadership and belonging: defining Barokologadi identity, Robin L. Turner

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Media Presentations as a Strategy for Teaching African Politics, Robin L. Turner

Submissions from 2012

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The Developmental State: Understanding State-Society Relations in Asia, Vincent Chua, Su-Mei Ooi, Surain Subramaniam, and Yew Tong Chia

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The U.S. No Longer Makes the Grade: Economic Inequality Put an End to the 'American Century', David S. Mason

Submissions from 2010

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Review of "Human Rights in Asia: A Comparative Legal Study of Twelve Asian Jurisdictions, France and the USA", Su-Mei Ooi

Submissions from 2009

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Does Patronage Still Drive Politics for the Rural Poor in the Developing World? A Comparative Perspective from the Livestock Sector, David K. Leonard, Jennifer Brass, Michael Nelson, Sophal Ear, Dan Fahey, Tasha Fairfield, Martha Johnson Gning, Michael Halderman, Brendan McSherry, Devra Coren Moehler, Wilson Prichard, Robin L. Turner, Tuong Vu, and Jeroen Dijkman

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Entering a Systemic Revolution, David S. Mason

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To Increase Federal Revenue, Taxes Must Go Up, David S. Mason

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The Transnational Protection Regime and Taiwan's Democratization, Su-Mei Ooi

Submissions from 2007

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Review of "Is Taiwan Chinese? The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities", Su-Mei Ooi

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Review of "Rethinking Asia’s Economic Miracle: The Political Economy of War, Prosperity and Crisis", Su-Mei Ooi

Submissions from 2005

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Review of "Consolidating Taiwan’s Democracy", Su-Mei Ooi

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Livestock, Liberalization, and Democracy: Constraints and Opportunities for Rural Livestock Producers in Reforming Uganda, Robin L. Turner

Submissions from 2004

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Fairness Matters: Equity and the Transition to Democracy, David S. Mason

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Fairness Matters: Social Justice and Political Legitimacy in Post-Communist Europe, David S. Mason

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Communities, Wildlife Conservation, and Tourism-based Development: Can Community-based Nature Tourism Live Up to Its Promise?, Robin L. Turner

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Livestock Production and the Rural Poor in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa States, India, Robin L. Turner

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Politically Feasible Pro-poor Livestock Policies in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa States, India, Robin L. Turner

Submissions from 2002

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Environmental Justice and Environmental Racism: An Annotated Bibliography and General Overview, Focusing on U.S. Literature, 1996-2002, Robin L. Turner and Diana Pei Wu

Submissions from 2001

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Globalization and Security: The Role of International Financial Institutions in Pacific Asian Security, Su-Mei Ooi

Submissions from 1999

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Political involvement in transition: Who participated in Central and Eastern Europe?, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1998

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Political Research in Martial Law Poland, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1997

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Public Opinion and the 1996 Elections in Russia: Nostalgic and Statist, Yet Pro-Market and Pro-Yeltsin, David S. Mason

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The MIDDLE CLASS: Increasingly Fond Memories of a Grim Past, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1995

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Attitudes toward the Market and Political Participation in the Postcommunist States, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1992

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Public opinion in Poland's transition to market economy, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1991

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Apathy and the Birth of Democracy: The Polish Struggle, David S. Mason

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Perestroika in Central Europe, David S. Mason

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The Polish Parliament and Labor Legislation During Solidarity, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1990

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Perestroyka, Social Justice and Soviet Public Opinion, David S. Mason and Svetlana Sydorenko

Submissions from 1989

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Solidarity Enters the Fray, David S. Mason

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Public Opinion Reform in China, David S. Mason and Ken Colburn

Submissions from 1988

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Glasnost, Perestroika and Eastern Europe, David S. Mason

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Political Apathy in Poland, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1987

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Poland's new trade unions, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1985

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Stalemate and Apathy in Poland, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1984

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The Polish Party in Crisis, 1980-1982, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1983

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Policy Dilemmas and Political Unrest in Poland, David S. Mason

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Solidarity, the Regime and the Public, David S. Mason

Submissions from 1982

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Membership of the Polish United Workers Party, David S. Mason

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Romanian Autonomy and Arms Control Policies, David S. Mason

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The Day Indianapolis Died, David S. Mason and Gary Kyxer-Sheeley