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Dissertations from 2020

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Potty Politics: Investigating the Policymaking Processes of Sanitation Service to the Urban Poor in Delhi, Tanushree Bhan

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Doctor-Patient Communication by Email: Trends, Determinants, and Effects of Digital Disparities on Email Use and the Association between Email Use and Quality of Communication in Health Care, Dragana Bolcic-Jankovic

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Housing First: Defining and Analyzing a New Treatment Paradigm for Homelessness in the United States, Caitlin A. Carey

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How Universal are Democratic Values? A Study of the Urban Middle Class’s Valuation of Core Democratic Ideals in a Hybrid Regime, Priyanka Kabir

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How Does Grading Schools Impact Florida’s Teachers and Students? The Need for a New Approach to School Accountability, Luke Aubry Kupscznk

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What does Social Agency have to do with it? Positive Pathways to Adulthood for Groups of Opportunity Youth and College Students in Rhode Island, Perri S. Leviss

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Innovation Through Popular Diffusion: Seeking Social Equity Through Cannabis Legalization in Massachusetts, Jeffrey Moyer

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Participate for Peace: The Impacts of Participatory Deliberative Democracy on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Central America, Marcia D. Mundt

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Women’s Pathways to Political Leadership in Kenya: Institutional and Cultural Factors Impacting Women’s Political Leadership in County Level Government, Rose A. Nyaondo

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Using Lenses to Understand Policy Failures: The Case of the 2012 Census in Chile, M. Angélica Pavez

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Lost in Translation: Understanding Education Policy Implementation in Nepal, Sushmita Subedi

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The Role of Massachusetts Cultural Council in State Cultural Policy: Institutionalism, Policy Goals, and Perceived Outcomes in the Arts and Culture, Hsin-Ching Wu

Dissertations from 2019

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Welfare Reform and the Health of Low-Income Single Mothers: The Impact of Policies Under the Personal Responsibility Work Opportunities and Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), Allyson L. Baughman

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To Adopt or Not to Adopt: Factors Impacting States’ Pursuit and Implementation of ACA’s Home and Community-Based Programs, Lisa Kalimon Beauregard

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Place, Preferences, and Policy: An Analysis of Funding Education Along the Urban-Rural Divide, Kattalina Berriochoa

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Crafting the Government Mobile Application: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Public Value Creation as it Relates to Citizen Engagement and Participation in the Development of Government Smart City Mobile Application, Sean M. Mossey

Dissertations from 2018

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Carbon Pricing in a Complex Adaptive System, Merritt Randall Hughes

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Beyond the Tower of Babel: Finding a Better Path to Reconciling and Uniting Namibians, A Case Study of Windhoek Surburbs/Townships, Ndumba J. Kamwanyah

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The Effect of Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Disparities in Access to Care and Health Status, Hyunjung Lee

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Tobacco Advertisements and Compliance at the Point of Sale: The Case of Massachusetts, Omobukola Usidame

Dissertations from 2017

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Understanding Romani Deprivation in Serbia: From Symbolic Inclusion Prescriptions to Meaningful Pathways to Economic Integration, Marija Bingulac

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Regional P20 Councils: Addressing the Education Pipeline through Regional Learning and Cross-Sector Collaboration, Elaine K. Donnelly

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Understanding How State Legislators Define Problems: The Case of High and Rising Healthcare Costs in Massachusetts, Monica C. Garlick

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Civil Society Organization Practices to End Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities in Mexico, Ana María Sánchez Rodríguez

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Understanding University Graduates’ (Un) Employability in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of Cameroon, Alvine Murielle Tchuathi Sangang

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Performance Management and Decision-Making in State Agencies: The Case of Massachusetts, Ryan M. Whalen

Dissertations from 2016

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'Whose Goals Am I Meeting?' Policy and Practice Dilemmas in Adult Basic Education (ABE) in the Era of Accountability, Alma Hallulli Biba

Dissertations from 2015

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Frontline Youth Workers: Meaning-Making and Street-Level Policy, Sarah Hogue

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Mind the Gap: The Integration of Physical and Mental Healthcare in Federally Qualified Health Centers, Karen R. Monaghan

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The Politics of Official English: Exploring the Intentions and the Outcomes behind English-Only Policies in the United States, David Gonzalez Nieto

Dissertations from 2014

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Weighing the Benefits and Risks Associated with Proprietary School Attendance for Low-Income Single Mother Students, Carolyn L. Arcand

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Constructing the American Dream: How Beliefs Influence Decisions about Homeownership, Rachel Bogardus Drew

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A Longitudinal Look at Social Protection: Does Unequal Receipt of Employment-Based Benefits Lead to Health Disparities, thus Limiting Earnings Mobility?, Amy B. Helburn

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Economic Development in the Massachusetts Life Sciences Cluster: Shared Prosperity or a Big Tradeoff?, Brandynn Holgate

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An Analysis of the Influence of the Supervisory Agency in Determining Community Reinvestment Act Performance Evaluation Grades, Howard Payton

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A Fresh Perspective: Public Choice Theory and the Massachusetts Legislator, John F. Quinn

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Engaging Youth: Linking Design and Implementation Choices of Out-Of-School Time Programs in Boston to the Development of Political Engagement Attitudes in Youth Age 14 to 18, Felicia M. Sullivan

Dissertations from 2013

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Producing Space: Block-By-Block Change in a Gentrifying Neighborhood, Jen Douglas

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Microfinance: A Tool for Financial Access, Poverty Alleviation or Gender Empowerment ? - Empirical Findings from Pakistan, Ghazal Mir Zulfiqar

Dissertations from 2012

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The Economic Relationships Between Institutions of Higher Education and Municipalities, Dale H. Allen

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Corruption, Democracy, Inequality and Economic Growth: Exploring the Theoretical and Empirical Relationship in South America, 1995-2008, Danny García

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Health Reform Challenges: Understanding Low-Income Massachusetts Residents Who Remain Uninsured, Michael Tutty

Dissertations from 2011

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Interpersonal Conflicts in Hospitals: Their Fingerprints, Consequences and Resolution, Talia Berman-Kishony

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Knots of Knowledge: How Community-Based Organizations Advance Social Change, Jennifer Cohen

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Youth Employment and Unemployment in Developing Countries: Macro Challenges with Micro Perspectives, Berna Kahraman

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It's not so Simple: Understanding Participant Involvement in the Design, Implementation, and Improvement of Cash & Counseling Programs, Erin E. McGaffigan

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Legal Experiences of Women Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Need for Policies that Address the Justice Gap, Kimberly Ann Puhala

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The Value of Getting Out: The Impact of School Leaders' International Experiences, Shelley Tinkham

Dissertations from 2010

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Alignment of Community Preferences, Economic Development Goals, and Policy: Considering Economic Development Goals, Their Expression, and Their Execution in Economically Struggling Communities, Rebecca Lynn Moryl