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 2016

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

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

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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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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The Object of Respect, Elizabeth Foreman

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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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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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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

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

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

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Assessing clergy attitudes: Ideology and institutional superiors, Elizabeth Oldmixon, Jane Suiter, and Brian Calfano

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Besir Fuad (1852-1887) and the Introduction of Philosophical Materialism into the Ottoman Intellectual Life, Serdar Poyraz

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Racers, Pacers, Gender and Records: On the Meaning of Sport Competition and Competitors, Danny Rosenberg and Pam Sailors

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Mixed competition and mixed messages, Pamela Sailors

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Explaining the ambiguous impact of mother's autonomy on daughters' welfare in patriarchal societies, Sharmistha Self

Submissions from 2013

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An outcome evaluation of a midwestern prisoner reentry initiative, Brett E. Garland and Aida Y. Hass

The Impact of the Greene County Juvenile Justice VIP (Victim Impact Panel) on Offender Development of Remorse and Empathy, Aida Hass and Samantha Lucas

Imbalance in the Taiwan Strait, Dennis V. Hickey

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US Policy toward Taiwan: Time for Change?, Dennis V. Hickey

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Wake up to reality: Taiwan, the Chinese mainland and peace across the Taiwan Strait, Dennis V. Hickey

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From devastation to mobilisation: the Muslim community's involvement in social welfare in post-conflict DRC, Ashley Leinweber

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Looking for Levites in the Book of Judges, Victor H. Matthews

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Prescription for "sports medicine and ethics", Pamela Sailors, Sarah Teetzel, and Charlene Weaving

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Campus religious life in America: Revitalization and renewal, John A. Schmalzbauer

Submissions from 2012

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An Ugly King and the Mother Tongue: Notes on Kusa Jātaka in Sinhala Language and Culture, Stephen C. Berkwitz

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Age, period and cohort effects on social capital, Philip Schwadel and Michael Stout

Submissions from 2011

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From the Inside/Out: Greene County Jail Inmates on Restorative ReEntry, Aida Hass and Caryn E. Saxon