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    • The myth of the village: revolution and reaction in Viet Nam. 

      Popkin, Samuel Lewis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969)
    • An N-Version Electronic Voting System 

      Liburd, Soyini D. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2004-05-20)
      The ballot battles of the 2000 US Presidential Election clearly indicate that existing voting technologies and processes are not sufficient to guarantee that every eligible voter is granted their right to vote and implicitly ...
    • National approaches to consumer protection in France and Germany, 1970-1990 

      Trumbull, Johnathan Gunnar, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      This research investigates the growth of product market regulation in France and Germany from 1970 to 1990. It finds that these countries have pursued divergent strategies for regulating their domestic product markets. ...
    • National security panics : overestimating threats to national security 

      Cramer, Jane Kellett, 1964- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      Three times in this century the US public has panicked with fear because of exaggerations of external threats to the nation. These panics peaked in 1950,1960, and 1980. Why did the U.S. markedly exaggerate the Soviet threat ...
    • New Barriers to Participation: Application of New Mexico's Voter Identification Law 

      Atkeson, Lonna Rae; Bryant, Lisa A.; Hall, Thad E.; Saunders, Kyle L.; Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2007-11)
      In democratic societies there is a tension between maximizing ballot access and minimizing voter fraud. Since the 2000 presidential election, this tension has been central to discussions about election reform, at the ...
    • New forces yet undetermined : the challenge of biodefense 

      Kuntz, Carol R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This dissertation finds that the full implementation of the traditional security approaches of prevention, deterrence and defense would not be effective at protecting the United States from a catastrophic biological attack. ...
    • The new politics of welfare in post-socialist Central Eastern Europe 

      Brown, Dana L., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This dissertation explores the evolution of welfare systems in post-socialist countries. Utilizing a range of data on social policy legislation and outcomes across countries, the author shows the extent to which post-socialist ...
    • Newspaper Reporting on Campaign Finance 

      Ansolabehere, Stephen; Snyder, James; Snowberg, Erik (2005-06-10)
    • Nodes without roads : pockets of success, networks of failure in Chinese industrial technology development 

      Gilboy, George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      This thesis examines technological innovation capabilities in the Chinese machine tool, automobile, telecommunications equipment, and information technology sectors in the era of reform ( 1979-2002). Contrary to other ...
    • Not in your backyard : transitive compellence, base states, and violent non-state groups 

      Fraiman, Keren Eva (Fraiman Stieber) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Violent non-state actors have consistently served as a destabilizing force within the international system. These groups create a base within a state's sovereign territory, the "base state," and utilize this platform to ...
    • Nuclear bargaining : using carrots and sticks in nuclear counter-proliferation 

      Reardon, Robert J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      This dissertation explores how states can use positive inducements and negative sanctions to successfully bargain with nuclear proliferators and prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. It seeks to answer the following ...
    • Nuclear weapons and foreign policy 

      Bell, Mark Stephen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      How do states change their foreign policies when they acquire nuclear weapons? This question is central to both academic and policy debates about the consequences of nuclear proliferation, and the lengths that the United ...
    • Obligations abroad : towards a just foreign policy 

      Rothkin, Karen, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      This dissertation considers three implications of collective self-government for just foreign policies in an imperfect world. Individuals are the appropriate moral unit of analysis, constrained to govern themselves justly, ...
    • On Auditing Elections When Precincts Have Different Sizes 

      Rivest, Ronald L. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2007-04-29)
      We address the problem of auditing an election when precincts may have different sizes, and suggest methods for picking a sample of precincts to audit that takes precinct size into account. one method yields optimal auditing ...
    • On death ground : why weak states resist great powers explaining coercion failure in asymmetric interstate conflict 

      Haun, Phil M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Great Powers often adopt coercive strategies, threatening or using limited force to convince weak states to comply with their demands. While coercive strategies have succeeded in just over half of asymmetric crises since ...
    • On economic bicameralism 

      Ferreras, Isabelle, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      (cont.) for both economic profitability and democratic justice, is explored after the roots of the idea of economic bicameralism in socio-economic history and existing socio-economic institutions (such as Works Councils) ...
    • On Estimating the Size and Confidence of a Statistical Audit 

      Rivest, Ronald L.; Popa, Raluca A.; Aslam, Javed A. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2007-04-22)
      We consider the problem of statistical sampling for auditing elections, and we develop a remarkably simple and easily-calculated upper bound for the sample size necessary for determining with probability at least c whether ...
    • On the fringes of formality : organizational capability in street-level bureaucracies in Brazil 

      Cordeiro Guerra, Susana Leite Ribeiro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Middle capability countries have over the last few decades implemented a range of reforms to improve their service delivery systems - and yet have made only marginal progress. Despite better macroeconomic conditions, service ...
    • One fighting machine : joint learning and tactical airpower operations in World War II 

      Andrews, Lena Simone (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      militaries learn in war by developing and testing a theory of wartime military learning in the joint operational context. In doing so, the dissertation makes three related arguments. First, it examines not just whether ...
    • One man's wickedness : malignant narcissism and major blunders in international relations 

      Landau, Daniel B. (Daniel Bruce), 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      Malignant narcissism is a personality syndrome marked by hubris, paranoia, and reckless indifference to the human consequences of decisions. Malignant-narcissistic leaders tend to commit major blunders in international ...