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Jefferson Scholars/Hagley Library Dissertation Fellowship in Business and Politics

Miller Center/Hagley Library Dissertation Fellowship in Business and Politics is for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and supports a term of one year.
The Miller Center/Hagley fellowship supports completion of exceptional dissertations for which Hagley’s Library research materials constitute a significant source and that connect with the Miller Center's mission.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Political Communication and Accountability in Uganda

In many developing economies, poor social and economic outcomes are attributed in part to political decision-making that is unresponsive to the needs and preferences of citizens. Weaknesses of governance structures and social welfare in turn are associated with fragile security outcomes and economic failures that may in turn have implications for US economic and security interests. In light of these adverse outcomes, large amounts of development aid has been provided by the United States to bolster democracy and governance interventions in developing areas.

Collaborative Research: Transformations in Political Party Organizations and the Rise of Candidate-Centered Elections in the U.S., 1878-2008

Candidate-centered politics and personal voting in the United States are much stronger today than they were in the past, and party organizations are much weaker. This project asks two main questions: i) Why did this happen?; ii) What are the implications of this development for the future of American democracy?

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