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Submissions from 2020

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Examining Acts of Faith and Acts of Space in the Mexican Inquisition: Creating a Virtual World of the 17th Century Palace of the Holy Office for the Digital Auto de Fe of 1601 Project, John F. Chuchiak IV, Antonio Rodriguea Alcalá, Justin Duncan, Culce Martinez Roldan, María del Carmen Rodríguez Viesca, María Fernanda Barrón, Wendy Arcos, Andrea Flores Navarrete, Ledis Molina, Michaela Šimonová, Argelia Segovia Liga, and Sarah Powell

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Perceptions of Danger, Tolerance of Delinquency and Economic Disadvantage: Examining Neighborhood Influences on Child Physical Abuse, Marijana M. Kotlaja, Abigail A. Fagan, and Emily M. Wright

Submissions from 2019

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Kurdish responses to imperial decline: The Kurdish movement and the end of Ottoman rule in the Balkans (1878 to 1913), Djene Rhys Bajalan

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The First World War, the End of the Ottoman Empire, and Question of Kurdish Statehood: A ‘Missed’ Opportunity?, Djene Rhys Bajalan

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Pausing in the wake of rapid adoption: A call to critically examine the veterans treatment court concept, Julie Marie Baldwin and Erika J. Brooke

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The Role of the Federal Reserve in the U.S. Housing Crisis: A VAR Analysis with Endogenous Structural Breaks, Mahua Barari and Srikanta Kundu

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Divine Kingship in Medieval Sri Lanka: Dynamics in Traditions of Power and Virtue in South Asia, Stephen C. Berkwitz

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Peek or Push: An Examination of Two Types of Room Clearing Tactics for Active Shooter Event Response, J. Pete Blair, M. Hunter Martaindale, and William L. Sandel

Interview with Deborah Winslow of the national science foundation, Jerome W. Crowder, Mike Fortun, Rachel Besara, and Lindsay Poirier

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Light pollution in USA and Europe: The good, the bad and the ugly, F. Falchi, R. Furgoni, Terrel A. Gallaway, N. A. Rybnikova, B. A. Portnov, K. Baugh, P. Cinzano, and C. D. Elvidge

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Collective experimentation: A laboratory study, Mikhail Freer, César Martinelli, and Siyu Wang

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Waging War on Recidivism Among Justice-Involved Veterans: An Impact Evaluation of a Large Urban Veterans Treatment Court, Richard D. Hartley and Julie Marie Baldwin

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The canary in the gold mine: Ethics, privacy, and big data analytics, William H. Harwood

Taiwan, Dennis Van Vranken Hickey

Tiananmen’s tremors: The economic, political, and strategic impact of the democracy movement on Taiwan, Dennis Van Vranken Hickey

Beginning Scholars for the Future, Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Muriel C. McClendon, Elisabeth Waghäll Nivre, Eric Nelson, Gül Kurtulus, Hannibal Hamlin, Adam Clulow, Colin Rose, Jon Balserak, and Helmut Puf

The Decline and Rebirth of Philosophy, Daniel A. Kaufman

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The Good Old Liberal Consensus, Daniel A. Kaufman

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Historical record of an alligator gar, Atractosteus spatula (Lacépède, 1803), captured on the floodplain of the Middle Mississippi River at Columbia, Illinois, USA, Thomas M. Keevin and Neal H. Lopinot

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‘We were not to be eaten but to work’: foodways, grief, and fatherhood in Charles Ball’s narrative of slavery, Kathleen Kennedy

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Narrating Rape: An Ethnographic Case-Study of Non-Consensual Sexual Debut in Tanzania, Erin Kenny

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The Modern Bhagavad Gītā: Caste in Twentieth-Century Commentaries, J. E. Llewellyn

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Saints, Hagiographers, and Religious Experience: The Case of Tukaram and Mahipati, John Llewellyn

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Spatial and Sensory Aspects of Battle in Biblical and Ancient near Eastern Texts, Victor H. Matthews

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Less reproduction, more production: Birth control in the early people’s Republic of China, 1949–1958, Sarah Mellors

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

Teaching Teachers Early Modern History in an Online Masters Program, Eric W. Nelson

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The Hispanic health paradox for older Americans: an empirical note, Reed Olsen, Subhasree Basu Roy, and Hui Kuan Tseng

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Technology: Negotiating Tomorrow’s Armed Conflict and Terrorism in West Africa, Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi

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Student Protest and the Nueva Mayoría Reforms in Chile, Indira Palacios-Valladares and Gabriel Ondetti

Importing a German kampfsport: The reception and practice of Japanese martial arts in interwar Germany, Sarah Panzer

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James schlesinger’s lifelong creed of public service and the schlesinger doctrine, Keith B. Payne

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Mystical techniques, mental processes, and states of consciousness in Abraham Abulafia’s Kabbalah: A reassessment, Vadim Putzu

The Kurdish insurgency, David Romano

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Correlates of terror: Trends in types of terrorist groups and fatalities inflicted, David Romano, Stephen Rowe, and Robert Phelps

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Patrol career interest and perceptions of barriers among African-American criminal justice students, Michael T. Rossler, Charles Scheer, and Michael J. Suttmoeller

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Chips and Showmanship: Running and Technology, Pamela Sailors

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Sampling increases music sales: An empirical copyright study, Mike Schuster, David M. Mitchell, and Kenneth Brown

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Is There a Trace of the Future? Metaphysics and Time in Derrida, Ralph Shain

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Is There A Trace of the Future? Metaphysics and Time in Derrida, Ralph E. Shain

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Education as the great equalizer? Racial and ethnic differences in the effect of education on cognitive impairment in later life, Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins and Amy D. Thierry

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Having Your Cake and Eating It, Too: Factors Impacting Perception of Life Satisfaction During Outside Partnerships, Alicia M. Walker

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Demanding or deferring? An experimental analysis of the economic value of communication with attitude, Siyu Wang and Daniel Houser

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Dunefield geoarchaeology at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA: Site formation, resource use, and dunefield dynamics, F. Scott Worman, Alexander Kurota, and Patrick Hogan

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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Cannabis Prevalence and National Drug Policy in 27 Countries: An Analysis of Adolescent Substance Use, Marijana M. Kotlaja and Jennifer V. Carson

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

Preparing Community Supervision Officers through Undergraduate Education: A Study of Academic and Practitioner Expectations, Brett Garland and Adam K. Matz

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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

Madaba Plains Project Tall Hisban, 1998, Øystein S. LaBianca, Paul J. Ray Jr., and Bethany Walker

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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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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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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