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  • Buying your health : medical consumerism in the early twentieth century 

    Randall, Erica
    After WWI, the United States saw an unprecedented rise in economic production and mass consumerism, an era that came to be characterized by wealth, prosperity, and vanity. Spurred on by the second industrial revolution, ...
  • What the Black Panther Party did for you 

    Every, Alvian
    In October of 1966 Bobby Seale and Huey Newton founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, a socialist, multi-racial, black nationalist group that endeavored to awaken the black community and unify it in activism ...
  • "Manifestly unfit" : an analysis of eugenics in relation to race and disability 

    Kumar, Kirtana
    Eugenics was one of the darkest movements of the Progressive era. The eugenics movement argued that preserving "superior" humans will create a more productive and healthy class of people. It dated back to Francis Galton's ...
  • The Mexican-American War : a war of American values 

    Jackson, Dooley
    The Mexican-American War significantly expanded the territories of the United States. This has become common knowledge throughout the public, and the war is frequently left at that defining statement. However, the ...
  • The rush to save the ill 

    Farley, Hannah
    Benjamin Rush is not to be dismissed as history has shown-his extensive medical training and experience, when contextualized within his own time, was highly beneficial to the people of Philadelphia during the summer 1793 ...
  • The Journal of Global Affairs, Volume 6 (2016-2017) 

    University of Oklahoma. College of International Studies (2017)
    The Journal of Global Affairs is the official student research publication of the Department of International and Area Studies in the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
  • Weak States and Political Grievances: Understanding the Causes of the Second Libyan Civil War 

    Ratcliff, James (2017)
    Since 2014, Libya has re-descended into civil war, albeit amongst different lines. Important to finding a political solution to the conflict is understanding its origins. This research seeks to explain the causes of the ...
  • The Original Exception: The Originaires in Senegal, 1848-1960 

    Smith, Nicole (2017)
    When French colonialists governed parts of Africa, they partitioned Africans into groups of unique, individual statuses: sujets, metis, originaires, tirailleurs, and assimiles. These statuses contributed to uneven access ...
  • Proposal on US Policy toward Daesh 

    Holland, Daniel (2017)
    The rise of Daesh took the world by surprise, as the group took advantage of discontented Sunni populations and political turmoil to rapidly expand in Iraq and Syria. The group, designated as a terror organization by the ...
  • Compromising Refugeehood: Access to Asylum and Non-Refoulement in the European Union 

    Neumeier, Stefanie (2017)
    This paper explores the intersection of European and international refugee and human rights law. While numerous treaties incorporate the rights of forced migrants, the Refugee Convention with the 1967 Protocol represents ...
  • Disjointed Action: Conflicting Collective Action in Ukraine's 2014 Euromaidan Revolution 

    Bartz, Luke (2017)
    Though the motivations for unrest were similar across Ukraine during the 2014 Euromaidan Revolution, the means of expressing unhappiness contrasted dramatically between eastern and western Ukraine. In the west of the country ...
  • Communal Identity and Sectarian Division in Lebanon: A Comparative Analysis of The National Pact of 1943 and the Ta'if Agreement 

    Peach, Kaitlin (2017)
    Throughout its history, Lebanon as faced an identity crisis that has been exacerbated by two fundamental documents -- the National Pact of 1943 and the Ta'if Agreement. These documents worked to ingrain identity into ...
  • Millennials and the Putin Cult 

    Ranger, Shelby (2017)
    Much literature about the unique qualities of particular generations exists, as does literature examining the cult of personality surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin. This article situates itself within the study ...
  • Whose Job is it Anyway? 

    Merino, Mollie (2017)
    This paper discusses Australia's treatment of asylum-seekers in the Nauru Regional Processing Centre. I explore how Australia has managed to avoid large-scale criticism and discuss a few of the factors contributing to this ...
  • Drones, Ethics, and Pakistan 

    Adam, Amil (2017)
    The following article provides an ethical appraisal of the use of armed drones within the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan by the Central Intelligence Agency through the prism of Just War theory. This paper ...
  • In Memory of Daniel Holland 

    University of Oklahoma. College of International Studies (2017)
    This issue of the Journal of Global Affairs is dedicated in loving memory to Daniel Holland, who passed away while traveling abroad on June 11, 2017. Daniel was a National Merit Scholar earning his bachelor's and master's ...
  • Turkey's Temporary Protection Regulation and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Feminist Policy Analysis 

    Meyer, Shelby (2017)
    As Syria's deadly civil war rages on, more and more Syrians are fleeing to Turkey as refugees, testing the policies Turkey has put into place to manage irregular migrant flows. The authors of this paper sought to analyze ...
  • Countering ISIS's Propaganda: Islamic Piety, Belonging, and Exposure of Life under ISIS's Rule 

    Gellman, Jonah (2017)
    The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham's (ISIS) recruitment tactics have yielded substantial results in the Western world. Recruiters use a variety of push and pull factors to separate potential recruits from their society ...
  • The Virtues of Study Abroad. Volume 4, April 2017 

    University of Oklahoma. College of International Studies (2017-04)
  • Confidence 

    Mays, Kelsey (2017-04)
    When I was 16 years old, my older brother traveled halfway across the world to study abroad. As I looked at his pictures and heard him share his fondest memories, I instantly became enamored with the whole idea of studying ...

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