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Vassar Scholarship

Vassar Scholarship, the institutional repository formerly known as Digital Window, reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to a variety of collections, including senior theses and projects across a wide range of disciplines.

  • 1462 results in Vassar Scholarship

World Bank independence: A model and statistical analysis of U.S. influence

Publication Date
2005-June-30
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

This paper develops a model to test whether World Bank lending caters to U.S. interests. We use country-level panel data to examine the geographic distribution of World Bank lending to 110 countries from 1968 to 2002. After controlling for country...

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World Bank lending and regulation

Publication Date
2005-February-09
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

One of the policy reforms promoted by the World Bank in recent decades is to reduce the often burdensome level of regulation by developing country governments and thus promote a reorientation from highly regulated and centrally controlled to deregulated and...

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World Bank-borrower relations and project supervision

Publication Date
2000-September-14
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

This paper explores the relevance of the principal-agent model for analyzing development projects using data from World Bank-funded projects. After demonstrating that World Bank loan agreements can be viewed as principal-agent contracts, the paper explores the importance of the agency...

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You and media

Publication Date
2016-January-01
Document Type
Authors
Department or Program
Abstract

Whom is media theory for? Everyone is implicated. No individual is beyond the complicating effects of an increasingly mediated world, one in which people communicate in six-second image bursts and where college courses are taught online. And yet, the theorization...

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Your Best American Girl: Asian American Sexual Literacies in Family, Schooling, & Media

Publication Date
2021-January-01
Document Type
Authors
Abstract

This dual thesis utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to examine Asian American sexual literacies in the distinct areas of family, schooling, and media using Critical Discourse Analysis to consider the role of power in knowledge and panopticism in normative sexual behaviors...

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Your Best American Girl: Asian American Sexual Literacies in Family, Schooling, & Media

Publication Date
2021-January-01
Document Type
Authors
Department or Program
Abstract

This dual thesis utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to examine Asian American sexual literacies in the distinct areas of family, schooling, and media using Critical Discourse Analysis to consider the role of power in knowledge and panopticism in normative sexual behaviors...

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Zakat and inequality: Some evidence from Pakistan

Publication Date
1993-November-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

This paper presents empirical evidence on the extent to which zakat - a form of religiously-mandated charity under Islam - achieves its intended objective in Pakistan. Detailed income and expenditure data from Pakistan's Household Income and Expenditure Survey for 1987-88...

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