Res Publica
Volume XIII
2008

Editor-in-Chief
Leah Strege

Assistant Editors
Chelsea Schafer
Bobby Porter

Faculty Advisor
James Simeone

Note From the Department Chair

Editor's  Introduction

About the Authors

Erin Strauts - Killer Amendments and Strategic Voting in the Senate

Nathaniel Erickson - Anti-Americanism around the World

Krystyna Zwolinski - Legislative Voting: Influences on Environmental Voting in the House of Representatives

Daniela Stojkva - Pakistan: Effects of Decentralization on Women

Nicole Schiller - Examining Veterans' Interest Groups: Understanding Success through Interest Group Ratings

Amanda Weier - Environmentalism: Material or Post-Material Need?

Leah Strege - The Highway of Stolen Innocence: Sex Trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa