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M.A. Theses & Ph.D. Dissertations

List of papers contributed to the EU Center from graduate students across several disciplines
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Below is a list of theses and dissertations written by IU graduate students concerning many facets of the European Union. Student work is taken from a variety of disciplines, and cover topics on the EU, its member states, and external relations. Complete lists on European topics are available from the Russian and East European Institute and the Institute for European Studies. Hard copies of theses are available in the students’ home departments. Dissertations are available at the Indiana University Wells Library, and those that appear in Dissertation Abstracts International can be purchased directly from University Microfilms International.

M.A. Theses

European Union Policy Evaluation: A Comparative Analysis. Kallan Picha, West European Studies; Public Affairs. Defended January 2012.

German FDI - An EU Bias? Roger Munson, West European Studies; Business. Defended May 2011.

NATO’s Burden Sharing Disparity in the Contemporary Environment: an Institutional Approach. Jason Gonzales, West European Studies. Defended December 2010.

Legitimizing British Fascism: the Case of the British National Party and the European Parliamentary Elections of 2009. Nicole LaLonde, West European Studies. Defended August 2010.

The Bologna Process: Trends From 1998 to 2009. Matthew Carlton, West European Studies. Defended January 2010.

Higher Education Reform in France: Breaking the Circle of Obstinancy. Tia Trueblood, West European Studies.  Defended November 2009.

Comparitive Nuclear Energy Policies in Germany and Sweden. Allison Behling, West European Studies; Public Affairs. Defended August 2009.

Exploring the Impact of Corruption on Foreign Direct Investment in Eastern Europe: Romania and Hungary as Case Studies. Jeremy Stewart, Russian and East European Studies; Business. Defended May 2009.

Contemporary European Economic Growth. Paul Pass, West European Studies. Defended January 2009.

The Other Side of Silence: Mentoring Romanian Orphans in Transition.  Amy Luck, Russian and East European Studies.  Defended December 2008.

Depictions of Solidarity in Polish Film.  Maren Payne-Holmes, Russian and East European Studies.  Defended May 2008.

EU Merger Review Policy.  Andy Satchwell, West European Studies.  Defended May 2008.

The Szeklers and the European Union: The European Influence on Ethnic Politics in Romania.  Brant Beyer, Russian and East European Studies; Public Affairs.  Defended April 2008.

Amending the Hungarian Tax Code: Implications for Flat Tax Reform with Regards to the Recent Flat Tax Movement in East Europe. Patrick Burlingame, Russian and East European Studies; Business. Defended April 2008.

Perverse Incentives or Good Parenting: The Role of the International Monetary Fund and the European Union in Romania.  Jennifer Hylton, Russian and East European Studies.  Defended May 2007.

Inattention or Intention? Ignoring the Roma: An Analysis of Civic Education Curriculum in Romania.  Meagan Call, Russian and East European Studies; Public Affairs.  Defended April 2007.

Education in Transition: The Challenge of Reforming Latvia's School System, 1991-2006.  Sarah Fogleman, Russian and East European Studies; Library Sciences.  Defended April 2007.

War of Words: The Deterioration of French-American Bilateral Relations Preceding the Invastion of Iraq.  Todd Linton, West European Studies.  Defended September 2006.

The Troika and Sudan: Improving Western Performance in Multi-Player Peace Negotiations.  Mark Weinberg, West European Studies.  Defended September 2006.

The Significance of Reconciliation and European Union Enlargement Policy on Croatia's Accession Report.  Ryan Robert Mainhardt, West European Studies.  Defended 2006.

The Stability and Growth Pact and Germany's Domestic Politics Vis-à-Vis Rational Choice and Constructivism.  Kerstin Picht, West European Studies.  Defended January 2006.

Conditionality and the Czech Administrative State: The European Union's Influence on Czech Reform.  Steven Page, Russian and East European Studies; Public Affairs.  Defended April 2005.

European Security Architecture in the 21st Century.  Sean W. Long, West European Studies.  Defended June 2004.

Integration Inaction: The Czech Republic, Domestic Politics, and Accession to the European Union.  Che Clark.  Russian and East European Studies.  Defended December 2004.

European Union: What Has Membership Done for Portugal's Economy?   Angie Rodriguez-Torres, West European Studies.  Defended December 2004.

Integration of Polish Farming to the European Union Common Agriculture Policy: Challenges and Opportunities.  Mark Betka, Russian and East European Studies; Public Affairs.  Defended May 2003.

European Union and Pharmaceutical Competitiveness: A Public-Private Partnership of Self-Interest.  Peter Shelby, West European Studies; Public Affairs.  Defended December 2003.

Bulgaria's Integration Progress: A Journey from the Balkans into the European Union and NATO.  Annisa Wanat.  Russian and East European Studies; Public Affairs.  Defended August 2002.

The Russian Federation and its Regional Relationship with the European Union.  John Burbank, Russian and East European Studies.  Defended May 2002.

The Cassa per Il Mezzogiorno and the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union: A Comparative Analysis.  Amber D. Coulter, West European Studies.  Defended May 2002.

Ph.D. dissertations

Central and Eastern European Labor Mobility to the EU15 Countries Before and After European Union Accession.  Craig Ortsey, Political Science. Defended May 2010.

The influence of subnational interests in supranational regulation. Milena Neshkova, Public and Environmental Affairs. Defended August 2008.

Arbitral veto authority, legislative bargaining, and patterns of consensus formation: An exploration of abstract judicial review and referenda as legislative arbitrators in Hungary and Switzerland.  Stephanie L. Sillay, Political Science.  Defended  2008.

The Saar dispute in Franco-German relations and European integration: French diplomacy, cultural policies and the construction of European identity in the Saar, 1944--1957. Bronson Wilder Long, History. Defended December 2007.

Democratic Deficit and Voter Turnout in EP Elections.  Jennifer Hayes Clark, Political Science.  Defended August 2007.

Holding to Tradition:  Citizenship, Diversity and Education in Germany, A case-study of Bavaria.  Debora Hinderliter Ortloff, Education.  Defended May 2007.

Migrant Rights Activism in the European Union.  Melissa Schnyder, Political Science.  Defended November 2006.

Between Two Unions: the Revival of Voro Language in Rural Schools in Post-Soviet and Pre-European Union Estonia.  Kara D. Brown, Education.  Defended August 2006.

On the Case of Estonia as One Manifestation of Larger Divisions Between the EU and American Approaches to Civic Education.  E. Doyle Stevick, Education.  Defended August 2006.

The Mediated Transition: Mass Media and Political Socialization in Central and Eastern Europe.  Matthew Loveless, Political Science.  Defended August 2005.

The consequences of regional political and economic integration for inequality and the welfare state in Western Europe. Jason Beckfield, Sociology. Defended August 2005.

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