Now showing items 1-6 of 6
Decentralization, Devolution and the Political Economy of Scale in Britain from 1945 to 2016
On September 18, 2014, a referendum on Scottish independence took place with 55.3% of voters choosing to remain in the United Kingdom, indicating that Scotlands Union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland would tenuously ...
The Political Economy of Commercial Arbitration: The Corporatization of U.S. Arbitration Law
Arbitration is not just about economic and business efficiency, as its advocates argue, reducing the costs and delays associated with litigation. As I shall illustrate in this thesis, corporations have used arbitration ...
Leo Strauss: Hobbes and Liberalism
This dissertation provides the first comprehensive treatment of Leo Strausss studies of Thomas Hobbes during a period that extended from the early Weimar Republic to mid-Cold-War America. I argue that we should regard ...
Imagined Communities of 'Whiteness': Racial-Nationalist Origins of Settler-State Formation in Argentina and Canada, 1840-1914
This dissertation sits at the intersection of critical international political economy and a decolonizing, anti-racist approach to empirical political science. Specifically, I examine how liberal state forms are presupposed ...
Participatory Governance, Neoliberal Restructuring and Participatory Budgeting in Chicago, IL
This dissertation examines the relationship between participatory democracy and neoliberal restructuring in cities through an empirical examination of the practice of participatory budgeting in Chicago, IL. Using a critical ...
The Antagonistic Self: Politics and the Political
This work uses a critical existential perspective as a means to address the relation between self and state constitutions while also utilizing an open ended, anti-essential approach to the study of politics and the political. ...