The College of Humanities and Public Affairs (CHPA) helps students to understand social, political and legal structures, ethical principles, religious systems, and economic institutions and practices within a global, historical, and contemporary context. CHPA presents the concepts contained in the university’s Public Affairs mission and applies them to real-world problems and situations so that our students will be better prepared to become citizens and leaders.

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Submissions from 2019

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Dark Sky Tourism: Economic Impacts on the Colorado Plateau Economy, USA, David M. Mitchell and Terrel A. Gallaway

Submissions from 2018

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Decoloniality and decolonizing Critical Theory, Jake M. Bartholomew

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The use of non-monotonic contracts in a single period game: An experimental investigation, Timothy Flannery and Stephen Roberts

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Did the RIAA's Prosecution of Music Piracy Impact Music Sales?, David M. Mitchell, Charles Patrick Scott, and Kenneth H. Brown

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Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Moral Line Drawing, Pam R. Sailors

Submissions from 2017

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Close only counts in alcohol and violence: Controlling violence near late-night alcohol establishments using a routine activities approach, Kyle A. Burgason, Grant Drawve, Timothy C. Brown, and John Eassey

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Focusing Respect on Creatures, Elizabeth Foreman

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Overcoming Public Opposition to Transitional Housing, Brett Garland and Eric Wodahl

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On Writing the History of So Much Grief: Cotton Mather's Decennium Luctuosum and the Trauma of Colonial History, Kathleen Kennedy

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Estimating the Willingness to Pay for Dark Skies, David M. Mitchell, Terrel Gallaway, and Reed Olsen

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The Power of Preferences: Economic Elites and Light Taxation in Mexico, Gabriel Ondetti

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Is all police academy training created equally? Comparing natural resource officer and general police academy training, Michael T. Rossler and Michael J. Suttmoeller

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Foucault and the Glamazon: The Autonomy of Ronda Rousey, Pamela R. Sailors and Charlene Weaving

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Factors Influencing Healthcare Choices by the Elderly in India: Role of Social Interactions, Sharmistha Self and Subhasree Basu Roy

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Is More Violent Better? The Impact of Group Participation in Violence on Group Longevity for Far-Right Extremist Groups, Michael J. Suttmoeller, Steven M. Chermak, and Joshua D. Freilich

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Understanding the Perceived Value of Incentives in Community Supervision, Eric J. Wodahl, Brett E. Garland, and Thomas Mowen

Submissions from 2016

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Sinhala Buddhist Appropriations of Indic Cultural Forms: Literary Imitations and Conquests, Stephen C. Berkwitz

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Region, Religion, and Competing Visions of Mountain Mission Education in the Ozarks, Brooks R. Blevins

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Of Materiality and Meaning: The Illegality Condition in Street Art, Tony Chackal

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The Madaba Plains Project, Douglas R. Clark, Larry G. Herr, Oystein S. LaBianca, and Randall W. Younker

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Juvenile Evening Reporting Centers A Research Note on an Emerging Practice, Brett E. Garland, Sara Moore, Mary Stohr, and Michael Kyle

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Taiwan in 2015: A Turning Point?, Dennis V. Hickey and Emerson Niou

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Acting Out Assimilation: Playing Indian and Becoming American in the Federal Indian Boarding Schools, R. Gram John

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Experience and the Soul in Eighteenth-Century Medicine, Philippa Koch

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Predictors of Support for Women in Military Roles: Military Status, Gender, and Political Ideology, Janice H. Laurence, Briana L. Milavec, David E. Rohall, Morten G. Ender, and Michael D. Matthews

A Shipwreck Magnetometer Survey on Jameson Island, Saline County, and Cora Island, St. Charles County, Missouri, Neal Lopinot and Dustin Thompson

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Diffusion of food policy in the U.S.: The case of organic certification, Samantha L. Mosier and Dawn Thilmany

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The U.S. health care expenditure: evidence from 2001 to 2009, Reed N. Olsen and Hui-Kwan Tseng

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The social function of property, land rights and social welfare in Brazil, Gabriel Ondetti

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Internal Movement Transformation and the Diffusion of Student Protest in Chile, Indira Palacios-Valladares

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With or Without Them: Contemporary Student Movements and Parties in the Southern Cone, Indira Palacios-Valladares

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Not Forgetting Sex: Simon on Gender Equality, Pamela R. Sailors

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Core Workout: A Feminist Critique of Definitions, Hyperfemininity, and the Medicalization of Fitness, Pamela R. Sailors, Sarah Teetzel, and Charlene Weaving

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Asymmetric Preferences and Monetary Policy Deviations, C. Patrick Scott

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Not So Black and White: Race and Promotion in Major League Baseball, 1951-1955, D Surdam, Kenneth Brown, and P Gabriel

Submissions from 2015

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Sense and Sensibility in Midwestern Archaeology and the Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, Part II, Scott F. Anfinson, Constance Arzigian, Mark J. Dudzik, Guy E. Gibbon, Lynne Goldstein, Lynne Goldstein, Robert J. Jeske, Rochelle Lurie, Mark R. Schurr, and James L. Theler

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Whom Do They Serve? A National Examination of Veterans Treatment Court Participants and Their Challenges, Julie Baldwin

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Healing the Wounds An Examination of Veterans Treatment Courts in the Context of Restorative Justice, Julie Baldwin and J Rukus

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Textbook Buddhism: introductory books on the Buddhist religion, Stephen C. Berkwitz

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Sticks with Stones: An Experimental Test of the Effects of the Atlatl Weight on Atlatl Mechanics, David I. Cain and Elizabeth A. Sobel

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Autonomy and the Politics of Food Choice: From Individuals to Communities, Tony Chackal

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Cadet and Civilian Undergraduate Attitudes toward Transgender People, Morten G. Ender, David E. Rohall, and Michael D. Matthews

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Intersecting Identities: Race, Military Affiliation, and Youth Attitudes towards War, Morten G. Ender, David E. Rohall, and Michael D. Matthews

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The Object of Respect, Elizabeth Foreman

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Religious Beliefs and Public Support for Prisoner Reentry, Brett Garland, Eric Wodahl, and Rebecca Gretchen Smith

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The Consequences of Competition: Federal Boarding Schools, Competing Institutions, Pueblo Communities, and the Fight to Control the Flow of Pueblo Students, 1881--1928, John Gram

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Effects of Urban Expansion and Cultural Hierarchies on Labor Strategies within Thailand's Rural-Urban InterfaceÂ, Gregory S. Gullette and Sayamon Singto

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W. Waters Butler and the Making of a Progressive Brewer in Britain, 1890-1922, David W. Gutzke

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Parallel Progress: US-Taiwan Relations During an Era of Cross-Strait Rapprochement, Dennis V. Hickey

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On Writing the History of the Body in Pain, Kathleen Kennedy

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Bayesian chronological analyses consistent with synchronous age of 12,835 Cal B.P. to 12,735 Cal B.P. for Younger Dryas boundary on four continents, James P. Kennett, Douglas J. Kennett, Brendan J. Culleton, J. Tortosa, James L. Bischoff, James L. Bischoff, Randolph Daniel, Jon M. Erlandson, David Ferraro, and Richard B. Firestone

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Bayesian Chronological Analyses Consistent with Synchronous Age of 12,835-12,735 cal B.P. for Younder Dryas Boundary on Four Continents, James P. Kennett; Douglas J. Kennett; Brendan J. Culleton; J. Emil Aura Tortosa; James L. Bischoff; Neal H. Lopinot; William C. Mahaney; Andrew M. T. Moore; Jack H. Ray; and For complete list of authors, see publisher's website.

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A Test of Sprinzak's Split Delegitimization's Theory of the Life Course of Far-right Organizational Behavior, Ashmini Kerodal, Joshua Frelich, Steven Chermak, and Michael Suttmoeller

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Caste: Religion and Society in India, John Llewellyn

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Implications of Plant Remains from the East Face of Monks Mound, Neal Lopinot, Timothy Schilling, Gayle J. Fritz, and John E. Kelly

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Does the Gown Help the Town? Examining Town--Gown Relationship Influence on Local Environmental Sustainability in the United States, Samantha Mosier

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A Political Anthropologist's Journey from the Local to the Global: An Interview with Irène Bellier (CNRS-EHESS), Susana Narotsky and Margaret L. Buckner

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The Roots of Brazil's Heavy Taxation, Gabriel Ondetti

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Voter initiatives and their impact on states budget balance, Yuhua Qiao

Luther, Linck, and Later Lutherans on Pastoral Care to the Sick and Dying, Austra Reinis

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"Such defiant, obstinate disobedience": Martin Luther's Jonah and Michael Helding's Recatholization Effort in Merseburg, Austra Reinis

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Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey: Temporary Marriage?, David Romano

The Arab Spring's Effect on Kurdish Political Fortunes, David Romano

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Successful and Less Successful Interventions: Stabilizing Iraq and Afghanistan, David Romano, Brian Calfano, and Robert Phelps

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Working Through Work Release: An Analysis of Factors Associated with the Successful Completion of Work Release, J Rukus, John M. Eassey, and Julie Baldwin

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Off the beaten path: should women compete against men?, Pamela Sailors

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Personal Foul: an evaluation of the moral status of football, Pamela Sailors

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Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: A Critical Analysis of Pacing, Pamela Sailors and Doug Hochstetler

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Lentius, inferius, debilius: the ethics of "˜not trying'on the olympic stage, Pamela Sailors, Sarah Teetzel, and Charlene Weaving

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Are central bank preferences asymmetric when policy targets vary over time?, Patrick C. Scott

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Boys' versus Girls' Schooling in Nepal: Does It Vary by the Extent of Mothers' Autonomy?, Sharmistha Self

Spousal-Differences in Perception of Female Autonomy in Household Decision-Making in Nepal, Sharmistha Self

Influence of Critical Infrastructure on Enterprise Economic Security, Stanislava Strelcova, David Rehak, and David E.A. Johnson

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The influence of external and internal correlates on the organizational death of domestic far-right extremist groups, Michael Suttmoeller, Steven Chermak, and Joshua Frelich

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Only the Bad Die Young: The Correlates of Organizational Death for Far-Right Extremist Groups, Michael J. Suttmoeller, Steven M. Chermak, and Joshua D. Freilich

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The U.S. Health Production Function: Evidence from 2001 to 2009, Hui-Kuan Tseng and Reed N. Olsen

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Demanding or Deferring? The Economic Value of Communication with Attitude, Siyu Wang

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The Effect of Digitalization on Penalty Payments: An Experimental Investigation, Siyu Wang and Xiangdong Qin

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Responding to probation and parole violations: Are jail sanctions more effective than community-based graduated sanctions?, Eric Wodahl, John Boman, and Brett E. Garland

Submissions from 2014

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Congregational Political Activity and Same-Sex Marriage: Social Movement Theory and Evidence for Contextual Influence, Gary J. Adler, Catherine Hoegeman, and A. Joseph West

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Protecting Her Image: Kathryn Kuhlman and the Manipulation of Negation, Amy Collier Artman

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The Kurds and their History: New Perspectives, Djene Bajalan and Sara Zandi Karimi

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Healing the Wounds: An Examination of Veterans Treatment Courts in the Context of Restorative Justice, Julie Marie Baldwin and Joseph Rukus

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It's five o'clock somewhere: An examination of the association between happy hour drinking and negative consequences, Julie Marie Baldwin, John M. Stogner, and Bryan Lee Miller

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Forecasting House Prices in the United States with Multiple Structural Breaks, Mahua Barari, Nityananda Sarkar, Srikanta Kundu, and Kushal Banik Chowdhury

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Heat Treatment, Ozarks Cherts, and Prehistoric Toolstone Use in Southwest Missouri, David A. Byers, Craig Picka, and Jack H. Ray

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Who and What Affects the First Estate? An Analysis of Clergy Attitudes on Cultural and Economic Issues, Brian Calfano, Elizabeth Oldmixon, and Jane Suiter

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Waiting for the Flu: Cognitive Inertia and the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918--19, Thomas S. Dicke

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An Agent-Centered Account of Rightness: The Importance of a Good Attitude, Elizabeth Foreman

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On Light Pollution, Passive Pleasures, and the Instrumental Value of Beauty, Terrel A. Gallaway

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Decarceration and its possible effects on inmates, staff, and communities, Brett E. Garland, Nancy Hogan, Eric Wodahl, Aida Hass, and Mary K. Stohr

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The Relationship of Affective and Continuance Organizational Commitment with Correctional Staff Occupational Burnout A Partial Replication and Expansion Study, Brett E. Garland, Eric Lambert, Nancy Hogan, Bitna Kim, Thomas Kelley, and Thomas Kelley

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Some preliminary evidence of the impact of the 2008--2009 financial crisis on women, Richard Grabowski and Sharmistha Self

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Field experimental designs for the study of media effects, Donald Green, Brian Calfano, and Peter Aronow

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Tocqueville and the Challenge of Historicism, Sara Henary

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Taiwan and the Rising Tensions in the East China Sea, Dennis V. Hickey

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Study Abroad and Moral Development, Andrew B. Johnson and Danielle Hathcock

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The Roots and Achievements of the Early Proto-Sunni Movement: A Profile and Interpretation, Matthew J. Kuiper

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Choreographing Embedded Dialogue in Biblical Narratives, Victor H. Matthews

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Americanizing the Teachers: Identity, Citizenship, and the Teaching Corps in Hawaii, 1900--1941, Michelle Morgan