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Departmental Honors in Political Science
Outstanding students can complete an Honors Thesis. For details, students should consult the chairperson.
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Bachelor of Arts
CHAIR: Dr. Charles Boehmer
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; 915-747-7979
Education: Ph D, Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests: International relations/Comparative Politics: International Conflict, Civil Conflicts, International Political Economy, International Organization, Civil War, Terrorism, Border Politics and Theory. Research methods and statistics
Contact Information: email@example.com; 915-747-7970
Education: BA, Wofford College; Ph D, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: My main research interests include the establishment and maintenance of the rule of law, the tensions and interactions between international and domestic law, and the role of courts in democratizing and consolidating countries. I am also interested in judicial independence, separation of powers, human rights, comparative judicial politics, internationalization and diffusion of laws and norms, supranational courts, and transitional justice. I am currently focusing on how international law becomes incorporated into domestic law. More specifically, I look at the conditions under which national high courts incorporate human rights laws domestically and the influence of regional court jurisprudence on domestic law. I model and evaluate the roles of national and regional courts in the incorporation of international human rights laws into domestic law using the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Latin American states.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; 915-747-7985
Education: Ph D, Duke University
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, Political Attitudes and Behavior, Civic Engagement, Social Policy, Health Policy, Health Politics, Human Development