Electoral System Effects On Anti-muslim Sentiments In Western Europe

Electoral System Effects On Anti-muslim Sentiments In Western Europe

Date: December 2011
Creator: Saleemi, Asmara
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to answer the question, why is there a variation in anti-Muslim sentiments across Western Europe? There is existing literature on individual and country-level variable s to explain why prejudice exists, but this research examines the impact of political institutions on anti-Muslim sentiments. Based on new institutionalism theory, electoral systems can shape public attitudes by providing far-right parties a platform to put their concerns on the agenda, and these parties promote anti-Muslim popular sentiments. The results of this analysis support this argument in that the larger the average district magnitude in a country, the greater the anti-Muslim sentiments. The findings also show that an increase in far-right party vote-share also covaries with an increase in anti-Muslim sentiments.
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The 2012 Republican Primaries

The 2012 Republican Primaries

Date: April 24, 2012
Creator: Eshbaugh-Soha, Matthew, 1972-
Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on the 2012 Presidential Primaries. In this presentation, the author gives the audience an overview of the structure of the primaries, and provides a recap of past primaries. The author also speaks about the money, momentum, and media attention in the primaries.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
[News Script: News Briefs - Rylie School]

[News Script: News Briefs - Rylie School]

Date: September 2, 1956
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the proposed abolishing of the Rylie Independent school district and the vote which defeated the proposal.
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2012 Presidential Primaries

2012 Presidential Primaries

Date: April 2012
Creator: Mondragon-Becker, Antonio
Description: This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on the 2012 Presidential Primaries. This series features Dr. Tony Carey, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Dr. Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and Dr. Brian Lain, associate professor in the Department of Communications Studies and director of UNT's Debate Program.
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Does Honesty Pay Off in Politics?

Does Honesty Pay Off in Politics?

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: McAlister, Lisa & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on whether or not the attitude of voters is consistent with their actions regarding a preference for honest politicians.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College