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Previous Doctoral Dissertations

Previous Ph.D. Dissertations


  • 2014, Oindrila Roy, Exploring the Influence of Faith on Foreign Policy Attitudes in the United States
  • 2014, Jessie Rumsey, Aid and International Norms: The Effects of Human Rights and Counterterrorism Regimes on U.S. Foreign Assistance Pre- and Post-9/11
  • 2014, Aysegul Keskin Zeren, Iraq’s de-Ba’athification: Analyzing the degrees to which the implemented policy reflected the particular rationales
  • 2013, Franklin Lebo, Between Bureaucracy and Democracy: Regulating Administrative Discretion in Japan
  • 2013, James McQuiston, Social Capital in the Production Gap: Social Networking Services and Their Transformative Role in Civic Engagement
  • 2013, Ann Coleman, Similar Situations, Different Decisions: Explaining Energy Deregulation Policy in the States
  • 2013, Todd Nelson, Bringing Stalin Back In: Creating a Useable Past in Putin’s Russia
  • 2012, Bridgett King, The Effect of State Policy on the Individual Vote Decisions of African Americans in Presidential and Midterm Elections, 1996 to 2008
  • 2012, Dongjin Chen, Legacies and Incentives: Explaining Local Health Care Expenditure Variation in post-Mao China
  • 2012, Fredrick Butcher, Measuring the Effect of Exposure to Violence: An Analysis of the Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice Initiative
  • 2012, David Randall, The Politics of Medicaid Contracting and Privatization
  • 2012, Glen Duerr, Talking with Nationalists and Patriots: An Examination of Ethnic and Civic Approaches to Nationalism and their Outcomes in Quebec and Flanders
  • 2011, Christine Mutuku, Youth Perspectives on their Empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Kenya
  • 2011, Kursad Aslan, International Labor Migration from Rural Central Asia: The Potential for Development in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
  • 2011, Elena Pokalova, Shifting Faces of Terror after 9/11: Framing the Terrorist Threat
  • 2011, Andrew Povtak, Deciding Not to Decide: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Politics of Secondary Access on the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2011, Russell Mills, Collaborating with Industry to Ensure Regulatory Oversight: The Use of Voluntary Safety Programs by the Federal Aviation Administration
  • 2011, Susan Kunkle, Bind Over and Blended Sentencing in Ohio
  • 2010, David A. Licate, Innovations and Organizational Change in Ohio Police Departments
  • 2010, Christopher M. Bellas, “I Feel Your Pain”: How Juror Empathy Affects Death Penalty Verdicts
  • 2010, Murat Kocak, The Application of Q Methodology to Generate A Functional Typology of Terrorist Organizations in Turkey
  • 2010, Mary G. Wilson, The Unintended Consequences of Megan's Law for Citizens, Law Enforcement and Offenders: An  Empirical Analysis
  • 2010, Gabriella Paar-Jakli, Knowledge Sharing and Networking in Transatlantic Relations: A Network Analytical Approach to Scientific and Technological Cooperation
  • 2010, Behzat Yucedal, Victimization in Cyberspace: An Application of Routine Activity and Lifestyle Exposure Theories
  • 2009, Serhat Demir, Diffusion of Police Technology across Time and Space and the Impact of Technology Use on Police Effectiveness and its Contribution to Decision-Making
  • 2009, Musa Tuzuner, The State-Level Determinants of The United States’ International Intelligence Cooperation
  • 2009, Zakir Gul, A Partial Test of the Intelligence-led Policing Model
  • 2009, Lisa Dotterweich, Who Knows What?: A Study of the Role of Epistemic Communities in the No Child Left Behind Act
  • 2009, Tamer Koksal, The Effect of Police Organization on Computer Crime
  • 2009, Giles Falinski, The Deterrent Effect of Traffic Enforcement on Ohio Crashes
  • 2008, Ramona Saikaly, Decision Making in U.S. Foreign Policy: Applying Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Model to the 2003 Iraq Crisis
  • 2008, Mustafa Ozguler, Comparing and Assessing the Preparedness of Police Organizations in Counter Terrorism (Netherlands and United Kingdom)
  • 2008, Serkan Altuntop, The Correlates of Recruitment Decision- Making of Police Departments
  • 2007, Osman Dolu, Fear of Online Crime and Public Policy: Privacy vs. Security
  • 2007, Erkan Sezgin, A Comparative Perspective of International Cooperation Against Terrorism
  • 2007, Cureyt Gurer, Divergence of Discontent: Socio Political Analysis of Turko-Skepticism in European Union Enlargement
  • 2007, Almaz Tolymbek, Political Leadership Style in Kazakhstan
  • 2007, Ali Duman, Effects of Contingent Factors On Community Policing Activities: A Critical Analysis of Adopting a Certain Policing Model
  • 2007, Sener Uludag, Democracy, Crime Victimization, and Fear of Crime: The Effect of Democratic Quality on Citizens' Fear of Criminal Victimization
  • 2007, Cemil Dogutas, Reactive vs. Proactive Strategies: The Effectiveness of School Resource Officers to Prevent Violence in Schools
  • 2007, Serdar Gul, Police Performance Appraisal: A Comparative Study Between Turkey and the USA
  • 2006, Alethia Cook, The 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing: Bureaucratic Response to Terrorism And a Method for Evaluation
  • 2006, Michele Gilbert, Race, Concentrated Poverty and Policy: Empowerment Zones in Distressed Urban Areas
  • 2006, Ronald Matthews, Charitable Choice and Faith-Based Organizations: Welfare, Policy, and Religion in American Politics
  • 2005, Tuncay Durna, Madd, Drunk Driving Policies, And Deterrence: The Impact of State Laws On Individual Attitudes And Behavior
  • 2005, Robin Fillmore, Transforming The ‘Enemy’: A Discursive Analysis Of U.S. Images Of The Soviet Union
  • 2005, Ramona S. McNeal, The Internet and Political Participation
  • 2005, Kathleen M. Hale, PolyDiffusion And State Policy Implementation: The Impact of Intersectoral Information Networks on Drug Court Policy
  • 2005, Mary Schmeida, Telehealth Innovation in the American States
  • 2004, Timothy D. Newman, Links Between Ethics and Public Policy: A Q Methothodological Study of Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
  • 2003, Irene Barnett, Assisted Reproductive Technology Policy: A Comparative Case Study of Policy Outcomes in Germany and the United States
  • 2001, Thomas Sutton, DeRolph v. Ohio: An institutional analysis of school funding policy
  • 2001, John Grummel, Minorities and Direct Democracy: The Impact of the Economy on Support for Ballot Initiatives Affecting Racial and Sexual Minorities
  • 2001, Guang  Zhang, Foreign Aid, National Interest, and Economic Development, The Case of China, 1949-2000 
  • 2000, Richard Robyn, Forms of French Attachment to the European Union: A Study of French Conceptions of Identity in the Context Of A Changing Europe
  • 2000, Byung-ok Kil, Explaining Security Policy Dynamics in South Korea: How Political Institutions Respond to Internal and External Charges
  • 2000, Maureen Oakley, Explaining the Adoption and Comprehensiveness of Morality Policy Innovations in the American States: The Case of Fetal Homicide Policy
  • 1999, Mathew C. Wells, Democratic Transitions and The Weber/ Freud Connection: The Cases of The First French Republic (1789-1799), Weimar Germany (1919-1934), and Islamic Iran (1979-Present)
  • 1999, Brian G. Wright, Transitional Actors and Foreign Policy: A Comparative Analysis Of Environmental Transnational Coalitions
  • 1998, Kim Veris, Bureaucratic Politics and the Transfer and Commercialization of Federal Laboratory Technology
  • 1998, Scott Johnson, Explaining the United States Supreme Court's Unanimous Decisions
  • 1997, Thomas C. Davis, The Subjectivity of National Identity: A Q Methodological Study of Individual Attachment to the Basque Nation
  • 1997, John M. Bublic, The Media Hegemony Thesis Examined Through Q Methodology
  • 1997, James C. Rhoads, Jr., The Authoritarian Personality Revisited: Toward an Alternative Methodology
  • 1997, Anjuman Ali-Bogaert, Imagining Alternatives To Development: A Case Study of The Narmada Bachao Andolan In India
  • 1995, Chang Nam Kim, Political Candidates’ Cultural Values In Voters’ Evaluations: Religiosity, Self-Reliance, And Voluntarism in the United States
  • 1995, Melanie Blumberg, Incumbent Loss in the U.S. House of Representatives: An Empirical Analysis of the Class of 1974
  • 1992, Richard Mukisa, Principles versus Practice in the United Nations Remuneration System: Past Experiences and Future Options
  • 1992, Sanqiang Jian, Foreign Policy Restructuring as Adaptive Behavior: China's "Independent Foreign Policy of Peace" 1982-1989
  • 1992, Michael George, American Liberalism: The Welfare State and the War on Poverty
  • 1991, Tung-Wen Sun, Public Administration in Taiwan: The State-of-the-Art
  • 1991, Soon Eun Kim, Factors Affecting Implementation Effectiveness: A Study of Community Development Block Grant Implementation
  • 1990, Steven Yetiv, The Politics of Comparable Worth
  • 1989, Joyce Baugh, Justice Antonin Scalia and the Freshman Effect
  • 1989, Barbara Poole, The U.S. Strategic Position in the Persian Gulf 1978-1990: The Impact of the Iranian Revolution, the Afghanistan Intervention and the Iran-Iraq War
  • 1982, Subash M. Shah, Work Orientation of Middle-Level Managers From The Public Sector
  • 1988, Nancy Brendlinger, The Mutual and Balances Force Reduction Negotiations: The Soviet Perspective on Verification, 1973-1987
  • 1988, Yann-huei Song, The People's Republic of China and the New Ocean Regime: A Study in the Law of the Sea and Marine Policy
  • 1988, Mohammand Waheeduzzaman, Towards a Systematic Approach to Public Administration Training in Bangladesh
  • 1988, Karen Dean, An Examination of Unanimous Decision Making on the Burger Court
  • 1987, John Beeker, Factors Influencing State Conformance to Federal Environmental Policy Goals: A Comparison of State Implementation of Vehicle Emissions Inspection
  • 1987, Keith Yundt, Latin American States and Political Refugees: Is There a Regional Refugee’s Regime?
  • 1987, Minas Hiruy, Exploring the Perspectives of Ethics: The Case of Public Administrators in the United States
  • 1985, Earnest Dover, Judicial Decision Making Theory: A Comparative Analysis of Personal Attribute Theory and Fact Pattern Analysis
  • 1984, Seo-Hang Lee, South Korean Marine Policy and the Law of the Sea
  • 1984, Alireza Alavi, The Revolutionary Process in Iran: January 1978-April 1979
  • 1983, Chong-un Yi, The Concept of Political Obligation and its Conceptual Relativity in Plato, Hobbes and Rawls
  • 1982, Steven Blodgett, The Evolving Relationship Between the United Nations and International Non-Governmental Organizations: An Assessment of the Need for Institutional Reform
  • 1982, Mohammad Khalili, U.S. Technical Assistance in Iranian Public Administration: An Evaluation of Performance
  • 1982, Warner Mendenhall, The Concept of United States Crisis Management in the Bi-Polar World
  • 1981, Mohabe Nyirabu, Discovery of Development of Opinion In Tanzania
  • 1981, William Kolarik, A Model for the Study of International Trade Politics: The United States Business Community and Soviet-American Relations, 1975-1976
  • 1981, Donald Reaves, An Assessment of the Implementation Process as it Relates to the 1974 Housing and Community Development Act: An Examination of the Akron, Ohio, Case
  • 1981, Arturo Pacho, Policy Agenda of the Ethnic Chinese in the Philippines
  • 1981, Teodros Kiros, The Political Implications of U.S. Nuclear Export Policy Development
  • 1981, Joan Johnson-Freese, Toward the Construction of Theory of Political Action: Antonio Gramsci: Political Philosophy, Hegemony and Leadership
  • 1980, Govind Naidu, A Contribution of Mahatma Gandhi to Democratic theory : Satyagraha
  • 1980, John Ostroski, Effective Communities: A Presentation of Alternate Perspectives
  • 1980, James Moor, An Analysis of Electoral Change From a Multi-level Perspective
  • 1979, Marvin Potes, The Functional Analogy as a Concealed Metaphor: A Critical Examination of the Use of the Biological Analogy in Biopolitics
  • 1979, Kirk W. Halliday, The Cumulative Operants Record: An Application of the Combined Approaches if Robert F. Bales and B.F. Skinner to the Study of the Decision-Making Process in Small Groups
  • 1978, Robert Guhde, Ohio Budgeting for the 1976-77 Biennium: Evaluating Two Explanatory Models
  • 1978, Fred Moseley, The United States--Canadian Great Lakes Pollution Agreement :  A Study in International Water Pollution Control
  • 1977, Richard Martin, Nietzsche and Arendt: On Public Action in Mass Society
  • 1977, Bruce McKeown, Personal Construct Theory and Political Cognition
  • 1977, Ronald Sylvia, Private Meanings of Public Objects: Hypnotically Induced Mood States and the Displacement Hypothesis
  • 1977, Mataro T. Sabai, Comparative Effectiveness of Nominal, Delphi and Interaction Techniques: An Empirical Investigation
  • 1976, Larry R. Baas, The Constitution and The Public Mind
  • 1976, Charles Cottle, Some Correctives on Readings of Hume's Theory of Justice
  • 1976, William Stephens, Critical Attitudes Toward the American Polity: A Comparison of Canadian and U. S. University Students
  • 1975, Terry Busson, Urbanization, Party Competition and Public Policy: A Longitudinal Analysis of Three Midwestern states
  • 1975, Paul Dettman, Urbanization and Politics in Madras State: An Exploratory Study
  • 1975, Michael Turner, The International Politics of Narcotics: Turkey and the United States
  • 1975, Dani B. Thomas, On The Physiological Substructure of Ideology: A Q-Technique Study of Personality and Politics
  • 1974, Richard Krajcik, Labor-management Relations in State and Local Government: Nature, Extent, and Impact of Judicial Involvement
  • 1974, James Carlson, Black Political Participation in the South: An Examination of Contextual Effects
  • 1974, Kishanlal Khanna, Behavioral Approach of Bureaucratic Development: An Empirical Analysis of Attitudes and Perceptions of Higher Civil Servants of India
  • 1974, Raymond Bye, Employee Participation in the Federal Service: A Predictive Model
  • 1974, Bruce Halliday, An Analysis of the Theoretical Foundations of PPB: Environmental Assumptions
  • 1973, William Burns, The Innovation Process in the Public Health Subsystem: Five Ohio cases
  • 1973, John Gillespie, An Empirical Assessment of the Relationship of Political Ideology to International Behavior
  • 1973, John Latcham, Role Orientation of Councilmen in Forty Ohio cities: A Systematic Analysis of Legislative Behavior
  • 1973, John H. Daily, Dimensions of Political Attitudes: A Q-Technique Study of Public Reactions to the Calley Verdict
  • 1973, James A. McCain, Empirical Variations of African Socialism-A Perceptual Analysis
  • 1972, Michael Gunter, Ministates and the United Nations System
  • 1972, Isaac Fadahunsi, Voting Behavior in School Referenda: An Investigation of Attitudes and Other Determinant by Q. Technique and Survey Research
  • 1971, Sylvan Cohen, Bureaucratic Development in a Period of Change: the Case of the Nigerian Federal Bureaucracy