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 2020

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Anglophone Africa: Education, religion, and nation building, 1960s-1990s, Jamaine M. Abidogun

Introduction: African education’s multiple systems, Jamaine M. Abidogun

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The palgrave handbook of african education and indigenous knowledge, Jamaine M. Abidogun and Toyin Falola

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Monetary base and federal government debt in the long-run: A non-linear analysis, Haydory Akbar Ahmed

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Do Hispanic immigrants spend less on medical care? Implications of the Hispanic health paradox, Subhasree Basu Roy, Reed N. Olsen, and Huikuan Tseng

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Bridging the gaps: a better future for the study of religion, Stephen C. Berkwitz and J. Dané Stoneburner Wallace

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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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Ubiquity with a Dark Side: Civil-Military Gaps in Social Media Usage, Karin K. De Angelis, Ryan Kelty, Morten G. Ender, David E. Rohall, and Michael D. Matthews

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

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Christian thought and the moral permissibility of nuclear weapons, Brittany A. Harris

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China's expanding engagement in global health, Dennis Van Vranken Hickey

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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

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Perceptions of danger, tolerance of delinquency, and economic disadvantage: Examining neighborhood influences on child physical abuse, Marijana M. Kotlaja, Emily M. Wright, and Abigail A. Fagan

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Victimization in Cyberspace: Is It How Long We Spend Online, What We Do Online, or What We Post Online?, Fawn T. Ngo, Alex R. Piquero, Jennifer LaPrade, and Bao Duong

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Tertiary education in anglophone West Africa: Contextualizing challenges, Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi

Chile’s 2019 october protests and the student movement: Eventful mobilization?*1, Indira Palacios-Valladares

The Kurds' Trump Card, David Romano

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Better days: aging and athletic attitude, Pam R. Sailors

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Transgender and Intersex Athletes and the Women’s Category in Sport, Pam R. Sailors

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A scientific examination of the 21-foot rule, William L. Sandel, M. Hunter Martaindale, and J. Pete Blair

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Can the United States and Russia reach strategic equilibrium without conflict?, Paul A. Sigler

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The Just World Gap, Privilege, and Legal Socialization: A Study Among Brazilian Preadolescents, Kendra J. Thomas and Herbert Rodrigues

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What Predicts Pre-adolescent Compliance with Family Rules? A Longitudinal Analysis of Parental Discipline, Procedural Justice, and Legitimacy Evaluations, Kendra J. Thomas, Herbert Rodrigues, Renan T. de Oliveira, and Anthony A. Mangino

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Legal socialisation in Brazil: examining the generalisability of the procedural justice model, Rick Trinkner, Herbert Rodrigues, Debora Piccirillo, Faith E. Gifford, and Aline Morais Mizutani Gomes

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Ancient Africa education: Egypt and nubia, Julia Troche

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A systems approach for green public procurement implementation, Conghu Wang, Yuhua Qiao, and Xiaoming Li

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Are Jail Sanctions More Punitive Than Community-Based Punishments? An Examination Into the Perceived Severity of Alternative Sanctions in Community Supervision, Eric J. Wodahl, Brett E. Garland, and Kimberly Schweitzer

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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Politics and historical imprisonment, 1930-2010, Ethan Amidon

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Politics and the Death Penalty: 1930-2010, Ethan Amidon

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Decoloniality and decolonizing Critical Theory, Jake M. Bartholomew

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Relationships between Agency-Specific Contact, Victimization Type, and Trust and Confidence in the Police and Courts, Emily R. Berthelot, Brittani A. McNeal, and Julie Marie Baldwin

Reconstruction in the Ozarks: Simpson Mason, William Monks, and the war that refused to end, Brooks Blevins

Maternal investments and child cognitive achievement, Jeremy A. Cook and John Stuart Rabon

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A new methodology for surveys and its application to forced response, Timothy Flannery

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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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College Student Perceptions of Notification About Sex Offenders on Campus, Brett Garland, Brian Calfano, and Eric Wodahl

Communicating solutions to the great western schism in 1380s France, Magda Hayton and Robert L. J. Shaw

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The Social Determinants of Health in a Community Context: Lessons for Sociological Practice, Tim Knapp and Lisa Hall

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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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Heterosexual College Students Who Hookup with Same-Sex Partners, Arielle Kuperberg and Alicia M. Walker

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Embezzlement, whistleblowing, and organizational architecture: An experimental investigation, Michael D. Makowsky and Siyu Wang

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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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Sustainability university-community partnerships: Lessons for practitioners and scholars from highly sustainable communities, Samantha Mosier and Megan Ruxton

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The Role of Sanctions and Incentives in Promoting Successful Reentry: Evidence From the SVORI Data, Thomas J. Mowen, Eric Wodahl, John J. Brent, and Brett Garland

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The diversity of the modern in amazonia, Suzanne Oakdale and Marnie Watson

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Effect of Health on Retirement of Older Americans: a Competing Risks Study, Subhasree Basu Roy

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

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Derrida on truth, Ralph Shain

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”It tells all of our history!” the boi-bumbá festival of manaus, Marnie K. Watson

Submissions from 2017

Investigating the programmatic attack: A national survey of veterans treatment courts, Julie Marie Baldwin

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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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The framily plan: Characteristics of ties described as both friend and family in personal networks, Amy N. Bush, Alicia M. Walker, and Brea L. Perry

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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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What Influences Public Support of Transitional Housing Facilities for Offenders During Reentry?, Brett Garland, Eric Wodahl, and Caryn Saxon

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In their words: A qualitative analysis of the overlap in victimization and offending, Aida Y. Hass and Christine Hannis

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Taiwan in 2016: A new era?, Dennis V. Hickey and Emerson M.S. Niou

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History of Ardalanids (1590-1810) by Sharaf al-Din bin Shams al-Din, Sara Zandi Karimr