Honours Essays (Political Science)
Political Science Honors Essays are original research papers written by undergraduate students during the final two semesters of their undergraduate studies. Students are supported in this undertaking by faculty members who serve as honors supervisors. The papers in this collection have also benefited from feedback provided at the annual Department of Political Science Honors Conference.
Items in this Collection
- 1Affect Theory
- 1Alberta politics
- 1American identity; post-structuralism; high school history textbooks; gender
- 1Canadian Elections
Dual-member Mixed Proportional (more commonly referred to as Dual Member Proportional or DMP) was developed by Sean Graham in 2013 with funding from the Undergraduate Research Initiative. It was designed to improve upon previously considered alternative voting systems. Some of the key design...
Exclusion as Political: Rebuilding the American Masculine Identity Through High School History Textbooks
Exclusion as Political: Rebuilding the American Masculine Identity Through High School History TextbooksDownload
This thesis examines how high school history textbooks’ depictions of the War on Terror reinforce the construction of an American masculine identity. Using a critical discourse analysis, it charts how textbooks mobilize the American identity around the tools of linking, differentiation, and...
This thesis challenges the Creative Class's attraction to urban "authenticity" through phenomenology and affect theory (especially through Deleuze) in order to problematize its gentrification of urban spaces. It contends that the Creative Class's gentrification of urban space in New York City has...
Studies have found that belief in anthropogenic climate change, and approval of policies to combat it, are lower in Alberta compared to the rest of Canada. This paper expands on previous research by examining how the framing of climate change by Alberta politicians changed over time, and why. I...