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Affirmative action
Keith J. Bybee
Thomas M. Keck

Africa, sub-Saharan
Christopher R. DeCorse
Deborah Pellow
        early European trade with
Christopher R. DeCorse

Aging
Madonna Harrington Meyer
John L. Palmer
Douglas Wolf
        and family
Douglas Wolf
        and obesity
Madonna Harrington Meyer  
        demographics of
Douglas Wolf
        economics of
John L. Palmer
Douglas Wolf
             
Agriculture policy
Catherine Bertini
        migratory workers
Don Mitchell

American history
        Cold War
G. Matthew Bonham
        modern political
Kristi Andersen
        presidency
Margaret Susan Thompson
        20th century
Andrew Wender Cohen
       
Anthropology, general
Christopher R. DeCorse
Robert A. Rubinstein

Apocalyptic and millenarian groups
Michael Barkun

    

Banking policy, U.S.
Donald H. Dutkowsky

Biodiversity
Jacob Bendix

Bioethics 
Robert A. Rubinstein

Biotechnology
W. Henry Lambright

Bioterrorism
Michael Barkun

Budget policy, U.S.
John L. Palmer

   

Campaign finance reform
Robert D. McClure  

China
Norman Kutcher
James B. Steinberg

Citizen participation
Tina Nabatchi
Farhana Sultana

Climate change 
David Popp
Farhana Sultana
Peter Wilcoxen

Collaborative governance
Tina Nabatchi

Conflict and conflict resolution
Tina Nabatchi
Robert A. Rubinstein
Stuart Thorson

Congress
Kristi Andersen
Robert D. McClure
Grant Reeher
Margaret Susan Thompson

Conservatism in the U.S.
Thomas M. Keck

Conspiracy theories 
Michael Barkun

Constitution, U.S.
William C. Banks
Keith J. Bybee
Thomas M. Keck
Robert McClure

Courts, American
Keith J. Bybee
Thomas M. Keck

Crime and policing history
Andrew Wender Cohen

Criminal justice
Gretchen Purser

    

Dating and courtship
John Marshall Townsend

Defense policy analysis
William C. Banks
Robert B. Murrett
F. William Smullen III

Democratic governance and institutions
Kristi Andersen
Robert D. McClure
Grant Reeher

Demographics
Douglas Wolf

Development
Farhana Sultana

Disability, old-age
Douglas Wolf

 

Economics
      domestic energy
Donald H. Dutkowsky
David Popp
      forecasting
Stuart Bretschneider
      policy
Donald H. Dutkowsky
John L. Palmer
Michael Wasylenko

Education
      
aid and finance
John Yinger
      higher and K-12
William D. Coplin   
      social policy
Amy Ellen Schwartz

Egypt
Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Robert A. Rubinstein
Yüksel Sezgin

Elder care
Madonna Harrington Meyer
Douglas Wolf

Elections, U.S.
Kristi Andersen
Shana Gadarian
Robert D. McClure
Grant Reeher

Emergency preparedness and response
William C. Banks

Energy policy
Matthew Huber
David Popp
        and environment
Peter Wilcoxen

Entitlement programs 
Madonna Harrington Meyer
John L. Palmer

Environment
Matthew Huber
W. Henry Lambright
Farhana Sultana
Peter Wilcoxen
       and the economy
Peter Wilcoxen
       media coverage
Jacob Bendix
       
Evolutionary psychology
John Marshall Townsend

Extremism, political
Michael Barkun

 

Fair lending
John Yinger

Federal Reserve
Donald H. Dutkowsky

Floods
Jacob Bendix

Food aid and policy
Catherine Bertini

Foreign policy
G. Matthew Bonham
Margaret (Peg) Hermann
F. William Smullen III
James B. Steinberg

Forest fire policy
Jacob Bendix

    

Gay and lesbian policy
Keith J. Bybee
Thomas M. Keck

Geographic information science
Mark Monmonier

Geography  
Matthew Huber 
Farhana Sultana      
        cultural
Don Mitchell
        Latin American
David J. Robinson
        maps
Mark Monmonier

Ghana
Yüksel Sezgin

G.I. Bill of Rights
F. William Smullen III

Globalization  
Farhana Sultana
        corporate and its effect on culture
Don Mitchell
        and labor
Don Mitchell

Government
        contracting
David Van Slyke
        intergovernmental relations
F. William Smullen III
        technology
Ines Mergel

Greece
Yüksel Sezgin

    

Health care
        costs and financing
Thomas H. Dennison
John L. Palmer
        delivery
Thomas H. Dennison
        inequality in old age
Madonna Harrington Meyer
        management and policy
Thomas H. Dennison
        politics 
Grant Reeher
       
History
        American political
Kristi Andersen        
        Latin American colonial systems
David J. Robinson
        of cartography
Mark Monmonier
      
Homeland security
Michael Barkun
Robert B. Murrett
F. William Smullen III

Homelessness
Don Mitchell
Gretchen Purser

Housing discrimination
John Yinger

Human rights
Yüksel Sezgin

Humanitarian relief
Catherine Bertini

Hunger
Catherine Bertini
Don Mitchell

    

Immigrants
Kristi Andersen

India
Devashish Mitra
Yüksel Sezgin
Cecilia Van Hollen
David Van Slyke 
Susan Wadley 
india.syr.edu 

Inequality
Gretchen Purser

Information technology/e-government
Stuart Bretschneider
Ines Mergel
Stuart Thorson

International
Farhana Sultana
        health
Robert A. Rubinstein
        public finance
Michael Wasylenko
        security
William C. Banks
Miriam Elman
Renee de Nevers
Robert B. Murrett
        terrorism
William C. Banks
Renee de Nevers
Robert B. Murrett

Internet
Ines Mergel

Internet and politics
Grant Reeher

Iran
Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Iraq
Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Miriam Elman
F. William Smullen III

Islam
Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Yüksel Sezgin

Islamic law
Yüksel Sezgin

Israel
Yüksel Sezgin

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Miriam Elman
F. William Smullen III

   

Japan
George Kallander

    

Korea
George Kallander
Stuart Thorson

    

Labor
        and globalization
Don Mitchell
         labor
Andrew Wender Cohen
        migrant  
Don Mitchell
      
Latin America
Francine D'Amico
David J. Robinson

Law
        American Supreme Court
Keith J. Bybee
Thomas M. Keck
       Constitutional
William C. Banks
       and culture
Keith J. Bybee
Thomas M. Keck
        history
Andrew Wender Cohen
       national security
William C. Banks
       
Leadership
Walter Broadnax
Margaret (Peg) Hermann
Robert D. McClure

Legal pluralism
Yüksel Sezgin

Local government
       taxation
Michael Wasylenko

Long-term care
Thomas H. Dennison
Madonna Harrington Meyer
Douglas Wolf

   

Malls, role of
Don Mitchell

Maps
Mark Monmonier

Marriage and divorce
John Marshall Townsend

Media
        and environment
Jacob Bendix
        and politics
Shana Gadarian
Robert D. McClure

Medicare/Medicaid
Madonna Harrington Meyer
John L. Palmer

Middle East
Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Miriam Elman
Robert A. Rubinstein
Yüksel Sezgin
James B. Steinberg    

Military
F. William Smullen III 
        women in
Francine D'Amico

Monetary policy, U.S.
Donald H. Dutkowsky

     

NASA

W. Henry Lambright

National security policy
William C. Banks
Miriam Elman
W. Henry Lambright
Robert B. Murrett
F. William Smullen III
James B. Steinberg

Native Americans
Maureen Trudelle Schwarz

Natural resources policy
Farhana Sultana
Peter Wilcoxen

Networked governance
Ines Mergel

New York State politics
Robert D. McClure
Grant Reeher

Nonprofits and philanthropy
David Van Slyke
                
North Korea
Stuart Thorson

Nuns
Margaret Susan Thompson

Nursing home access 
Thomas H. Dennison
Madonna Harrington Meyer

    

Oil and OPEC
Mehrzad Boroujerdi

     

Peacekeeping
Robert A. Rubinstein

Political
        ambition
Robert D. McClure
        extremism
Michael Barkun
        leadership
Walter Broadnax
Margaret (Peg) Hermann
Robert D. McClure
        psychology 
Shana Gadarian
Margaret (Peg) Hermann
        parties
Kristi Andersen
Robert D. McClure 
        polling 
Shana Gadarian
Robert D. McClure

Politics
        American
Kristi Andersen
Shana Gadarian
Robert D. McClure
Grant Reeher
Margaret Susan Thompson
        and fear
Shana Gadarian
        and gender
Kristi Andersen
Francine D'Amico
        and the Internet
Grant Reeher
        judicial
Keith J. Bybee
Thomas M. Keck
        and media
Shana Gadarian
Robert D. McClure
        New York State
Robert D. McClure
Grant Reeher
        and religion
Margaret Susan Thompson
        state
Grant Reeher

Poverty
Farhana Sultana
        old-age 
Madonna Harrington Meyer
       
Presidency, U.S.
Robert D. McClure
Margaret Susan Thompson

Prisoner reentry
Gretchen Purser

Privatization
Don Mitchell
David Van Slyke

Public administration 
Stuart Bretschneider
Walter Broadnax
Ines Mergel
Tina Nabatchi
David Van Slyke

Public finance
       international
John L. Palmer
Michael Wasylenko
       U.S.
John L. Palmer  
Michael Wasylenko

Public health
Thomas H. Dennison
        bioethics
Robert A. Rubinstein
       infectious disease and behavior
Robert A. Rubinstein
        international
Robert A. Rubinstein

Public management
Stuart Bretschneider
Ines Mergel
Tina Nabatchi
John L. Palmer
David Van Slyke

      

Religion       
Yüksel Sezgin
        and politics 
Margaret Susan Thompson
        conflict and violence 
Michael Barkun
        Confucianism
Norman Kutcher
       
Right-wing movements, U.S.
Michael Barkun

Russia
Brian D. Taylor
        foreign policy
G. Matthew Bonham

     

School aid and financing
John Yinger

Science and technology policy, U.S.
W. Henry Lambright

Separatist movements, black and white
Michael Barkun

Sexuality, human
John Marshall Townsend

Shari‘a
Yüksel Sezgin

Social media
Ines Mergel

Social Security
Madonna Harrington Meyer
John L. Palmer
           
Social welfare policy 
John L. Palmer

South Asia
Farhana Sultana

State and local
        finance
Michael Wasylenko

Strategic management
David Van Slyke

Supreme Court, U.S.
Keith J. Bybee
Thomas M. Keck

Surveillance 
Mark Monmonier

Sustainability
Farhana Sultana

     

Tax incentives
Michael Wasylenko

Terrorism
William C. Banks
Michael Barkun
Renee de Nevers
Robert B. Murrett
       
Trade policy, U.S. and global
Andrew Wender Cohen

Turkey
Yüksel Sezgin

      

United Nations
Catherine Bertini

Urban anthropology
Deborah Pellow

Urban economics
Amy Ellen Schwartz

Urban inequality
Gretchen Purser

Urban public space
Don Mitchell

Urban youth programs
William D. Coplin

 

Volunteerism
William D. Coplin
F. William Smullen III

 

Water
Farhana Sultana

Wildfires
Jacob Bendix

Women
Yüksel Sezgin
Farhana Sultana
         and politics
Kristi Andersen
        and religion
Margaret Susan Thompson
        in the military
Francine D'Amico

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