Res Publica
Volume XI
2006

Editors-in-Chief
Emily Kay Ergang
Anthony Reinhart

Assistant Editors
Beth Dennis
Sherri Haas
Brett Strand

Faculty Advisor
Kathleen Montgomery


Note from the Department Chair

Editor's Introduction

About the Authors

Peter Raatz- Corruption's Hold on the Economy: An Examination of the Causes of Economic Development

Kathleen Frawley- Dependency on Military Base Employment's Effect on Defense Expenditure Voting in Congress: A BRAC Era Test of the Military Industrial Complex Theory

T.J. Wessel- Agenda Setting in the State of the Union: The Impact on Legislative Success

Sherri Haas- Female Parliamentary Representation in Islamic Countries

Sarah Mysiewicz- Evaluating the Impact of State Level Welfare Reform on Female Heads of Households

Anthony Reinhart- Affirming the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004