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    • Civic Engagement and Trust in National and Local Governments 

      Nakajo, Miwa (2015-05-06)
      This dissertation project tries to answer the following question: How is collective political trust generated from individual political trust across federal and local levels? As a function of maintaining democracy, political ...
    • Climate Change, Drought, and Policymaking in the U.S. Southern Region 

      Vedlitz, Arnold; Lindquist, Eric; Liu, Xinsheng; Gronberg, Timothy J.; Neilson, William; Weeks, Pris; Dean, Wesley R.; Shi, Liu; Neilson-Gammon, John W.; Zahran, Sammy (ORIGINAL: Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M UniversityDIGITAL: Texas A&M University Libraries, 2010)
    • Exploring Military Noncombat Operations 

      Turner, Jeremey David (2018-08-03)
      This research explored the relationship between the factors of public support for military noncombat operations and for combat operations. Three experiments each assessed how the specifics of a situation, individual belief ...
    • Operation Jade Helm: A Cultural Analysis of Public Opinion 

      Richey, Haley Jordan (2015-08-17)
      Postmodern sociological theory surfaced in the 1960’s and has remained a dominant field of study among cultural theorists up to present day. Postmodernism serves as the basis for an examination of “collective opinions” in ...
    • Preferences, Knowledge, and Citizen Probability Assessments of the Terrorism Risk of Nuclear Power 

      Li, Quan; Fuhrmann, Matthew; Early, Bryan R.; Vedlitz, Arnold (10/21/2011)
      How does the American public assess risk when it comes to national security issues? This paper addresses this question by analyzing variation in citizen probability assessments of the terrorism risk of nuclear power plants. ...
    • Presidential responsiveness to public opinion 

      Vaughn, Justin Scott (2009-05-15)
      In this dissertation, I examine the determinants of presidential responsiveness to public opinion, employing a theory of context and venue that explains why presidents are more responsive at some times and in certain policy ...
    • Public attitudes toward the use of force and presidential crisis responses 

      Brule, David J (Texas A&M University, 2006-10-30)
      This dissertation explores the role of public opinion in U.S. presidential decisions to employ various alternatives in response to an international crisis. Presidents may choose from a range of force alternatives, including ...
    • Societal Views of Women as Political Leaders in the Arab World 

      Mitchell, Erin Sidonia (2015-11-17)
      The Arab World is notorious for its poor track record on issues of women’s rights and women’s representation in society, particularly in the public sphere. Yet women are making gains, particularly in countries such as ...
    • Three Way Inforamtion Flow Between the President, News Media, and the Public 

      Lee, Han Soo (2011-02-22)
      Regarding presidential responsiveness and leadership, this study addresses two questions: Does the president respond to the public? Does the president lead the public? Unlike prior research, this study tries to answer these ...
    • Use of Science in Gulf of Mexico Decision Making Involving Climate Change 

      Vedlitz, Arnold; Alston, Letitia T.; Laska, Shirley B.; Gramling, Robert B.; Harwell, Mark A.; Worthen, Helen D. (Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in The Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University; Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology at the University of New Orleans; Center for Socioeconomic Research at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Environmental Sciences Institute at Florida A&M UniversityDIGITAL: Texas A&M University Libraries, 2007)
    • Utilization of Science-Based Information on Climate Change in Decision Making and the Public Policy Process - Phase 1 

      Vedlitz, Arnold; Alston, Letitia T.; Wood, B. Dan; North, Gerald R.; Lindquist, Eric (ORIGINAL: Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M UniversityDIGITAL: Texas A&M University Libraries, 2008-11)
    • Utilization of Science-Based Information on Climate Change in Decision Making and the Public Policy Process - Phase 2 

      Vedlitz, Arnold; Lindquist, Eric; Liu, Xinsheng; Zahran, Sammy; Wood, B. Dan; Alston, Letitia T.; North, Gerald (ORIGINAL: Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M UniversityDIGITAL: Texas A&M University Libraries, 2010-10)