Tiffiany Howard

Tiffiany Howard
University of Nevada, Las Vegas | UNLV · Department of Political Science

Joint Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Policy

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The existing literature on transparency teaching in higher education reveals that the adoption of transparent-oriented assignments improves the learning outcomes for underserved students at the introductory level, and decreases the rate of attrition among the student population with the highest risk of dropping out. Concurrently, the continued dema...
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Plagued by systematic state failure, sub-Saharan Africa's failed states have helped facilitate internationally sponsored terrorist networks and operations. However, until recently, this type of activity was primarily relegated to North Africa and the Horn. But that has begun to change. Now, what was once a seemingly benign terrorist presence in sub...
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Developing a theoretically driven causal model of state failure is necessary if scholars are committed to improving the predictive power and forecasting ability of early warning models of state failure. Building upon the work of the State Failure Project1 and earlier statistical models of state failure,2 this study develops a causal model of state...
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While there exist several studies devoted to evaluating the political attitudes of US citizens, very little has been done to distinguish between the political attitudes of immigrants and citizens of the same racial or ethnic group. Using data from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality, 1992–94, this study evaluates the role identity adoption pla...
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“Latinos in Nevada: A Political, Economic, and Social Profile provides a political, economic, and demographic profile of contemporary Latinos in Nevada. Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, the authors examine Latino history, growth, and trends in employment, education, and health, and analyze the dynamics of political participation and civic...
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With ethnic and racial minorities projected to comprise a majority of the U.S. population by 2042, current trends in political science scholarship have begun to assess the ways in which intra-group diversity can create opportunities for cooperation, but also contribute to conflict within the context of domestic politics and policy preferences. Rese...
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Are courtesans born or are they made? Are there specific characteristics unique to a woman capable and willing to utilize sexuality for political power? Sex, Power and Politics tackles these questions by probing into the lives of women who redefined history and gender roles, attaining and wielding political power.
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At the time of this writing there exist a handful of studies that examine the relationship between fragile states and the emergence of political violence; few that restrict their research to the study of Africa, and even fewer that assess the impact this relationship has on women. In conflict ridden societies where the state has collapsed and there...
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At the time of this writing there exist a handful of studies that examine the relationship between fragile states and the emergence of political violence; few that restrict their research to the study of Africa, and even fewer that assess the impact this relationship has on women. In conflict ridden societies, where the state has collapsed and ther...
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While historical antecedents have not completely doomed Muslim-West relations, there remain sharp divisions between the East and West along cultural fault lines that can trace their roots back to medieval times. This historical context makes current reconciliation and future prospects for peace a major challenge. With the advent of Islam in the sev...
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While there exist several studies devoted to evaluating the political attitudes of U.S. citizens (Bobo and Hutchings, 1996; Bobo and Kluegel, 1993; Chavez, 1991; Fraga and Ramiriz, 2001; Schuman et al., 1997; Sigelman and Tuch, 1997; Tuch and Sigelman and Tuch, 1997) and immigrant groups alike (Portes and Rumbaut, 2001; Arthur, 2000; Cain, Kiewet a...

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