Theses and Dissertations
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Norm emergence and humanitarian intervention
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-12)
Despite efforts by the UN in the past two decades, the world has seen numerous intrastate conflicts emerge. Immediate worldwide reporting of such atrocities, evoking empathy for the plight of others, has led to an unseen ...
Has Ukraine's path to democracy improved from independence to the Orange Revolution?
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-06)
Leonid Kuchma (1994-2004) and Viktor Yushchenko (2004-Present) discerning if democracy has progressed or diminished over the past fifteen years.
Deterrence and reassurance in Lithuanian-Russian relations
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004-06)
Lithuania's security rests at present on several pillars, including membership in NATO and the European Union and its relations with Russia. Without doubt Lithuania's membership in NATO and the European Union is the most ...
Democracy - a tree without roots on the steppes of Central Asia
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-12)
This thesis combines transitology and structural analyses to examine the obstacles to democracy in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The transitology approach analyzes the impact of domestic political factors (clan politics, ...
The effects of globalization on state control of civil society: the Catholic Church in Vietnam during autarky and interdependence
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-03)
This thesis examines how globalization has affected Vietnam's view and treatment of religious institutions. In a larger context, it argues that the conditions of globalization foster increased liberalism and the latent ...
The media and democracy in Russia
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-06)
This thesis considers the evolution of the Russian media and assesses the decrease in media freedom and its effect on Russian democracy. The Russian media has lost most of its freedom and ability to report critically over ...
Civil-Military relations in Ukraine, during the transition from the Soviet Union to the independent Ukrainian Republic
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004-03)
This thesis analyzes three case studies that chronologically review the main factors that influence the creation of the system of civil control over the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The first case analyzes the period of time ...
Heeding cultural prerogatives : the evolving politics of wine regulation in France
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-06)
In France, wine's cultural value, identified here as the "politics of terroir," produces regulatory protection that contravenes the neoliberal principles implicit in economic globalization. The rise of political terroir ...
The house that Putin built
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-06)
The purpose of this thesis is to explore in what direction President Putin is attempting to drive the Russian economy. Now that Russia is past its initial transition phase, this thesis addresses the question of whether or ...
Evaluating Russian dual-use nuclear exports
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-06)
Non-proliferation is a major concern of the international community, the United States, and Russia. This thesis examines Russia's role in the nonproliferation regime through 2004. Russia has continually said it is ...
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