Previous Theses

This page showcases examples of previous honors theses written by Political Science students. For additional completed thesis projects (in a range of disciplines), consult the thesis repository maintained by the Baruch College Library. For examples of thesis proposals, contact Prof. David Rosenberg (David.Rosenberg@baruch.cuny.edu), Chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Honors.

2020-2021

Neo-Extracting Gilded Welfare States: A Comparative Study of Extractivism and Latin American Welfare State Formation by Pabvitraa Ramcharan

The Social Contract Theory in the Face of Empirical Morality: Integration and its Consequences by Margaux Ramee

2020

Who Upholds Your Human Rights When You are “Stateless?” Why Couldn’t the UN Protect the Rohingya’s Human Rights? by Hyochan Lee

2017-2018

The Rise of Right-Wing Populism in Poland: Comparative Analysis of Social Structure and Party Strategy by Patrycja Koszykowska (Winner of the college-wide Kanner Prize)

Patrycja presenting her research at Creative Inquiry Day. (An enthusiastic faculty mentor on the right.)

2016-2017

The Solution for Only a Few: A Comparison of Soviet and Syrian Refugee Admissions into the United States by Olivia Sztanga (Winner of the college-wide Kanner Prize)

Olivia presenting her research at Creative Inquiry Day.
Olivia’s research was also featured in the Destination Weissman video blog.

Presidential Strategy and Legislative Success by Julia Venditti

Julia presenting her research at Creative Inquiry Day.

Media Bias in US Presidential Elections: A Case Study of Major Cable News Stations in 2016 by Jessica Kweon

2015-2016

Why Did Narendra Modi Win? Investigating whether Religious Nationalist Sentiment was Responsible for one of the Most Significant Power Shifts in Indian History by Abhinaya Swaminathan

2013-2014

In Search of Truth and Justice: South Korea’s Delayed Democratization by Daniel Sungmo Yang

2012-2013

The Legacy of the Brazilian Cultural Coup of 1968: Literature and Politics, a Dance of Repression and Resistance by Marlon Altoé (Winner of the college-wide Kanner Prize)

Caveat Emptor, Lessons from the Eisenhower Presidency: A Comprehensive Overview of the Politics of Judicial Appointments and Ike’s Three “Biggest Damn-Fooled Mistakes” by Zachary Kaufman

2011-2012

Brazil’s Advance of Autonomy during Luís Inácio Lula da Silva’s Presidency: An Assessment of International Relations Theories to Explain Brazil’s Two-step Strategy by Ladyane Lima

Passions & Prejudice: The Constitution and Same-sex Marriage by James Meyers

2010-2011

Choosing War: A Constitutional and Ethical Evaluation of the U.S. Response to 9/11 in OIF and OEF by Garen Marshall (Winner of the college-wide Kanner Prize)

Older theses

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