The Senior Program

Senior majors in government complete a senior thesis and a research paper, working closely with a faculty member in the department. In the Senior Program, students draw on their accumulated skills and knowledge to produce focused, high-level scholarship on a specific topic or problem.

Recent senior projects in government include:

  • The Ballot is Not Secure: Partisan Attempts to Manipulate Voting Rights Since Shelby County v. Holder (2013)
  • Voting Laws in the United States: Integrity versus Disenfranchisement
  • Climate Refugees and Place-Based Identity: Understanding Displacement and Resettlement as Communities Vanish
  • Ice, Ice, Baby: Examining Polarization’s Impact on Senate Leadership and Legislative Productivity
  • Mapping Trends: Private Education in Nigeria and Liberia
  • Developing Countries and Multilateral Trading Organizations: Lessons from China in the WTO era
  • Outsiders in Presidential Elections: Major Party Primary vs Third Party Strategies
  • Small Islands and Brain Drain: A Case Study of Martinique
  • The Price of Justice: The Effect of State Government Funding on Indigent Defense
  • Apple and the FBI, The Power of Jus Tertii, and the All Writs Act of 1789
  • Regional Exertion of Power: Iran and the Nuclear Deal
  • Understanding Nation States and the Global Climate Regime: Applying Theories of International Relations to the International Climate Negotiations

Contact Information

Government Department

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4450 315-859-4477 government@hamilton.edu
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