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    • Islam, exclusivity, and the state in France 

      Dekeyser, Elizabeth(Elizabeth A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      This dissertation examines why individuals believe that their religious identity is incompatible with mainstream identities. Using the case of Islam in France, I demonstrate that government engagement with marginalized ...
    • Sacred politics : religious leaders and conflict in Israel 

      Freedman, Michael R.(Michael Raphael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      My dissertation examines why religious leaders adopt nationalist positions and how these positions contribute to the duration of an ongoing conflict. I propose a general framework of sacred politics that incorporates the ...
    • The terrible swift sword : US nuclear posture and foreign policy 

      McDonnell, Timothy P. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      This dissertation explains how and why US nuclear posture has changed from the late 1940s to the present. It argues that presidents reliably pursue aggressive nuclear postures to advance their ambitious foreign and security ...