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:
- Understanding Nation States and the Global Climate Regime: Applying Theories of International Relations to the International Climate Negotiations
- Between Assimilation and Transnationalism: The Story of a Bosnian Community in Utica, NY
- An Insider’s Game: Elite Influence on the 2012 Republican Primary
- The French Fifth Republic: Fifty Years of Presidentialization?
- The Sources of Ballistic Missile Defense Expenditures
- North Star Politics: Party Evolution in the State of Minnesota
- Judicial Review of the President’s Killing Power: Constitutional Consequences of the Case of Aulaqi
- The Legislative Behavior of Self-Financed House Members
- Political Time Is Up: Rethinking Skowronek’s Theory of Presidential Leadership
- Applying Bartels’ Homer Gets a Tax Cut to the Kennedy and Reagan Cuts
- Statebuilding Without a State: Comparative Palestinian Statebuilding under Arafat and Abbas/Fayyad
- Two Sides of the Same Coin? The Occupy Wall Street Protests and the Tea Party Movement
- Palestinian Nonviolence: Altering Asymmetric Power Relations
- Corruption in Haïti: A Longitudinal and Policy-Prescriptive Analysis
- Immigration Policy in Europe: A Return to Nationalism
- Power in the Policy-Making Process: A Case Study of NAFTA
- U.S. Intelligence in Iraq and Afghanista
- Reform vs. Regime Change: The Durability of the Moroccan and Jordanian Monarchies in the Arab Spring
- What are the effects of Citizens United v. FEC?
- Courting Justice? The Prosecution of Terrorism in Federal Court
- Civil Society and Cybersociety: Debating American Civic Engagement in the Internet Age
- Federalism and The Establishment Clause: "State" of Emergency?
- Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Health Care: Does Diversity Impact the Generosity of Health Care Programs?
- The Forgotten Front: Militant Islam and Terrorism in Indonesia