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  • Author(s):
    Melissa Harden, Jeffrey J. Harden
    Abstract:

    What information can I trust? What sources should I include in my paper? Where can I find a quote that fits my argument? Undergraduates ask instructors, classmates, and/or librarians these questions. Meanwhile, instructors bemoan the gap between their expectations for student writing and the finished products. Navigating a large volume of scholarship and critically evaluating potential sources is straightforward for faculty who have long passed key information literacy thresholds. However, st…

    Date Published:
    2019
  • Author(s):
    Jeff Harden
    Abstract:

    Politicians and scholars contend that governmental transparency reforms constrain politicians’ capacity to negotiate and compromise in the pursuit of policy goals. However, existing research primarily emphasizes only that governments are strategic in adopting these reforms; whether lawmakers actually incur the alleged costs of transparency remains an open question. We investigate this issue in the context of American state legislatures, many of which have become exempt from “sunshine…

  • Author(s):
    Debra Javeline, Tracy Kijewski-Correa
    Abstract:

    As climate changes, coastal homeowners are potentially crucial actors in reducing the risks to property and human life from rising seas and increased hurricane activity. Absent strict, enforceable regulations mandating retrofitting of existing homes or major changes in homeowner insurance requirements, coastal resilience in a changing climate will largely reflect private, voluntary decisions of millions of individuals. However, research is scarce on the current risk level of U.S. coastal home…

    Date Created:
    2017-12-15
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author:
    Daniel Dominique L ger
    Advisory Committee:
    Michael Zuckert
    Degree Area:
    Political Science
    Degree:
    MA
    Defense Date:
    2004-12-21