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Politics Theses

Lauren Akitake, Politics/PPA, 2003
Welfare Reform and Entitlement in the United States and the United Kingdom: A Comparative Analysis

Juliette Aldarondo, Politics/PPA, 1998
The Role of Technology in Education

Jorge “Nico” Anwandter, PPA/Politics, 2009
Redesigning Legal Services in the Digital Age

Sarah Axeen, Politics/PPA, 2007
A Successful Reform? The Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act and the Medicare Prescription Drug, Modernization, and Improvement Act

Marc Birtel, Politics/PPA, 1995
Changing the Rules of the Game: The Problem of Congressional Reform

Deshika Botejue, Politics/PPA, 1994
A Case Study of the Implementation of Gang Prevention Programs Operated by the Pomona Police Department

Pamela Burga, Politics/PPA, 2004
A Review of Latinos In California Charter Schools

David Chen, Politics/PPA, 2001
The Academy and the Hive: Information Technology Design at Pomona and Claremont-McKenna Colleges

Philip Hofai Cheng, Politics/PPA, 1994
Monterey Park: A Dual Economy

Thomas Conkling, Politics/PPA, 2014 

Mayra Cotten, Politics/ PPA, 1995
Liberty v. Security in a Technological World: California Gang Data Basing

Adam Cox, Politics/PPA, 2014 

Megan Cribbs, Politics/PPA, 2006
Integrated Education: The Role of Schools in Reducing Children’s Sectarian Prejudices in Northern Ireland

Rebecca Dale, PPA/ Politics, History, 2009
Fueling Underdevelopment: A Global Perspective on U.S. Biofuels

Kenisha Dilliard, Politics/PPA, 2005
Theory Paradox: Issue networks in the Policymaking Process of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998

Cyrus Dioun, Politics/PPA, 2005
The Oslo Accords and Intra-State Conflict Resolution

Amanda Edwards, Politics/PPA, 1996
Collaborative Efforts: Implementation of Family Reunification Policy

Claudia Esparza, Politics/PPA, 1996
Latinos and Redistricting:  The Quest for Equal Representation

Amanda Fein, Politics/PPA, 2004
Guys in Pickups and Soccer Moms: Gender in the 2004 Presidential Elections

Benjamin Feldman, Politics/PPA, 2005
Methodological Differentiation in the Contemporary Study of Elections

Devin Fernandes, Politics/PPA, 2002
The Prospects of a New Guest Worker Program for Undocumented Immigrants: Lessons from the Agricultural and High-Tech Industries

Caroline Flynn, PPA/Politics, 2009
The Road to Equity? Candidate Selection Strategies for Political Parties in the U.K.

Anthony Forte, Politics/PPA, 2004
The Problems of Assessing Student Achievement With Standardized Testing 

Cristina Francisco, Politics/PPA, 2002
Justice for Terrorists? A Look at Military Tribunals and American Jurisprudence

Samuel Gaines, Politics/PPA, 2003
Towards a Better High School Exit Exam

Zuleika Godinez, PPA/Politics, 2009  
Voices of Resistance: The Day Labor Movement in Southern California

Becca Gourley, Politics/PPA, 2006
Ballots Stop Bombs? American Efforts at Democratization in Egypt

Ashley T. Grimes, Politics/PPA, 2000
World War MP3: The High Stakes Battle for Control over the Online Music Industry

Ethan Grossman, Politics/PPA, 2014 

Eric Hagin, Politics/PPA, 1996
Creativity, Commitment, and Citizen Involvement: The Keys to Compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Emily Hayes, Politics/PPA, 2014 

Noah Helpern,  Politics/PPA, 2003
Implementation of the Charter School Facilities Provisions of Proposition 39 by the Los Angeles Unified School District

Kelly Hewitt, Politics (Scripps)/PPA, 2008
Narrowing the Achievement Gap? The Transition from Vocational to Career-Technical Education in California Public Schools

Rachel Holben, Politics/PPA, 2005
Exceeding Expectations: How Charter Schools Are Challenging Traditional Education through Higher Standards

*Lucas Holl, Politics/PPA, 2005
Implementing High Stakes Accountability in Pomona Unified School District

Dylan Horowitz, Politics/PPA, 2014 

Derek Ishikawa, Politics/PPA, 2001
Parks, “Pork,” and Proposition 12: The Potential Perils of the Parochial Imperative 

*Mavish Jafri, Politics/PPA, 1999
California Political Parties and the Immigrant Vote in Los Angeles

Tracy Joe, Politics/PPA, 2002
Better Parents, Better Kids?  The Impact of Parent Involvement Programs on School Readiness

Rabiya Kassam-Adams, Politics/PPA, 2004
Community-Based Self-Reliance in Practice

Edward Lee, Politics/PPA, 1993
Rebuild Los Angeles and the Labor Community Strategies Center: Two Organizations Trying to Address Inner City Neglect

*Judd Legum, Politics/PPA, 2000
Technology as if People Mattered: A Community-based Research Model for Pomona

Julie Lerch, Politics- Scripps College, 1993
The Evolution of Women’s Political Opportunity in America

Stephanie Lin, Politics/PPA, 2007
Crossing Lines: The Impact of Cross-Party Coalitions on U.S. Immigration Policy

Keena Lipsitz, Politics/PPA, 1994
Missing the Big Picture: A Study of Institutional Responses to Sexual Harassment

Alexandria Mackie, Politics/PPA, 2000
“Beyond Compliance”: A Study of Environmental Responsibility Among Businesses

Hala Masri, Politics/PPA, 2007
Complex Connections: Funding and Government Immigration Policy’s Relationship with Nonprofits’ Advocacy Effects

Jared Mathis, Politics/PPA, 1994
California Water Wars

Chris McGuire, Politics/PPA, 2011
Neutralizing Nuclear Leaks: Efforts to Secure the World's Supply of Fissle Material

James Mikolowsky, Politics/PPA, 2010
Inclusive Innovation: E-Government and the Digital Divide

Shayna Lauren Mittler, Politics/PPA, 1997
Public Interest Litigation as a Policy Tool: The Case of the Gender Tax Repeal Act

Sonya Mohamed, Politics/PPA, 1996
The Federal Response to AIDS: Does Politics Matter?

*Howard Moon, Politics/PPA, 1996
Asian Americans Within the Political Discourse; An Examination of Media Framing Effects on the California Civil Rights Initiative

Katherine Moskop, Politics/PPA, 2006
Trading Spaces: Shifting Criminal Justice from State Retribution to Community Restoration

Chelsea Muir, Politics/PPA, 2011
An Evaluation of Prevention through Deterrence

Matt Muller, Politics/PPA, 2003
Once Again Waiting: Implementation of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act*

David Nagai, Government/PPA, 1992
The Politics of Evaluation: Pomona U.S.D. Head Start

Hope Neighbor, Politics/PPA, 1996
The Implementation of English Language Development Policy: Venue for Voice, Venue for Change

Andrew Nourafshan, Politics/PPA, 2007
Meeting a Higher Standard: A Review of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Its Implications for National Renewable Energy Policy

Julie Nudel, Politics/PPA, 2007
Bankruptcy: Court-Imposed?

Femke Oldham, Politics/PPA, 2007
Water at Pomona College: An Investigation of Policies and Practices

Sara O’Neil, Politics/PPA, 2003
Grassroots Democracy: Community Associations and Neighborhood Councils in the City of Los Angeles

Michael O’Shea, Politics/PPA, 2011
Community Engagement in Urban Public Park Development: A Case Study of Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail

Nora Petty, Politics/PPA, 2007
Rwanda’s Civil Society Involvement in HIV/AIDS Coordination Structures

Jonathan Peterson, PPA/Politics, 2009
Education Reform and Judicial Intervention: A Retrospective on Serrano vs. Priest and the Prospects for Educational Equity and Adequacy in California School Finance

Michelle Pham, PPA/Politics, 2009
Language Barriers in Access to Health Care: A Case Study of Los Angeles County’s Linguistic Competence

Jackie Pomeroy, Politics/PPA, 2011
Public School Choice: A Case Study of the Portfolio Management Model in LAUSD

Amaryllis Rodriguez, Politics/PPA, 2011
A Continuum of Solutions: Wrap-around services, Promise Neighborhoods and Education as Anti-Poverty Policy

*Megan Rogers, Politics/PPA, Scripps, 2002
Supplementing the Education of At-Risk Students: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

Marian Rowan, Politics/PPA, 1996
The Application of the Voting Rights Act to Judicial Elections

Alexandra Satariano (Scripps), Politics/PPA, 2012.
To Care for Him Who Shall Have Borne the Battle: An Examination of the Veteran Treatment Court Model and the Barriers to Its Diffusion in the State of California.

Sheree Schwartz, Politics/PPA, 2002
Evaluating the Helms Amendment and the Mexico City Policy: The Effect of U.S. Foreign Aid on International Reproductive Rights

Victoria Shabo, Politics/American Studies, 1994
Promise and Disillusion: The Politics of Welfare Reform in American Culture

Adeline Salomon, Politics/PPA, 2012.
A Future for Haiti’s Orphaned Children: An Educational Model for Port-au-Prince Orphanages.

James Solomon, Politics/PPA, 2006
Consistent and Persistent: How Can Policymakers Increase Contraceptive Use to Decrease the Number of Abortions?

Ellen H. Smith, Politics/PPA, 2005
Mixed Messages in Two Languages: The Connection between Goals and Implementation of Bilingual Education Policy in Southern California Elementary Schools

Elizabeth J. Sparks, Politics/PPA, 1993
Women Running for Office: The Differences and Advantages in Their Campaigns

Edward Takashima, Politics/PPA, 2002
What Works?  An Estimation of an Education Production Function for High School Students in the Greater Los Angeles Area

William S. Tuttle, Politics/PPA, 1994
Energy Sustainability: What it Will Take to Get There and Why it has Taken So Long

Andrew Tyler, Politics/PPA, 2004
Two Bushs in Iraq: Lessons for the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

Koko Umoren, Politics/PPA, 2008
The European Union Final Report: The Aftermath of the 2007 Nigerian Election

Alexandra Wakeman, Politics/PPA, 2006
Unintended Consequences of School Reform: Exploring the Goals and Outcomes of, and Justifications for, Public Single Sex Education

Marisa Weisburger, Politics/PPA, 2014 

Cadence Williams, Politics/PPA, 1996
Breaking the Contract: Changes in Federal Funding for the Third Sector

Carolyn Wu, Politics/PPA, 2000
Smaller Classes, Growing Gap:  The California Class Size Reduction Act: A Work in Progress

Felix Zhang, Politics/PPA & German, 2012.
Understanding and Promoting the Best Practices to Increase Minority Student Success in STEM Majors.

 

*denotes theses currently missing from the PPA library