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1. Pena, Darian. Fiscal Federalism and the Political Economy of Eurozone Integration.

Degree: MA, Political Science, 2011, Boston College

The purpose of this thesis is to identify the political, institutional and economic obstacles to achieving economic integration and stability in the euro area while finding a solution to those obstacles by examining the economics and political dynamics of the currency union. The benchmarks of the Maastricht Treaty and the Stability and Growth Pact encouraged cosmetic reforms that did little to alter the structural problems of the Eurozone's economic periphery. Therefore, the best political and economic solution to the problem of integration is to allow for fiscal federalism within the union whereby Member States take full ownership of their economic policies. Although decentralizing fiscal policy is an essential part of fostering integration, harmonizing banking regulation throughout the Eurozone is also necessary course of action. The guarantee of emergency funds for Eurozone states at the precipice of default will only breed a moral hazard for more rule-breaking. The conditionality of tough austerity measures of the emergency programs also breeds popular animosity against the euro and outsources the moral and political responsibility of unpopular structural reform to forces outside of the country. Member States should allow heavily indebted states to default and allow banks that made investments in those countries' debts to incur losses. Through enforcement of the no-bailout clauses of Eurozone agreements, domestic political actors will be unable to issue more debt and thus have the political cover to impose the necessary structural reforms to improve the economic sustainability of their respective countries. Since an exit from the currency union would aggravate the debt problems of a peripheral Member State, the rest of the euro area is unlikely to suffer the loss of membership by refusing to transfer funds to its insolvent members. Advisors/Committee Members: Jonathan Laurence (Thesis advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Euro; Federalism; Fiscal; Integration

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APA (6th Edition):

Pena, D. (2011). Fiscal Federalism and the Political Economy of Eurozone Integration. (Masters Thesis). Boston College. Retrieved from http://dlib.bc.edu/islandora/object/bc-ir:101318

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Pena, Darian. “Fiscal Federalism and the Political Economy of Eurozone Integration.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Boston College. Accessed July 22, 2018. http://dlib.bc.edu/islandora/object/bc-ir:101318.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Pena, Darian. “Fiscal Federalism and the Political Economy of Eurozone Integration.” 2011. Web. 22 Jul 2018.

Vancouver:

Pena D. Fiscal Federalism and the Political Economy of Eurozone Integration. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Boston College; 2011. [cited 2018 Jul 22]. Available from: http://dlib.bc.edu/islandora/object/bc-ir:101318.

Council of Science Editors:

Pena D. Fiscal Federalism and the Political Economy of Eurozone Integration. [Masters Thesis]. Boston College; 2011. Available from: http://dlib.bc.edu/islandora/object/bc-ir:101318


Boston College

2. Sterrett, Isaiah Zachary. The Pied Piper in Power: Ideological Resources and the Authoritarian Youth Group.

Degree: MA, Political Science, 2012, Boston College

How do authoritarian states attempt to acquire ideological resources vis-à-vis their youth populations? This thesis demonstrates that one way in which these states attempt to do so is by way of an institution I call the authoritarian youth group (AYG). Examples of AYG treated in the paper include the Hitler Jugend in Nazi Germany; the VLKSM or Komsomol in the U.S.S.R.; and Nashi ("Ours") in post-Communist Russia. Primarily on the basis of secondary-source material, I argue that, across cases, governors of authoritarian states create and maintain AYG primarily in order to curry ideological resources among young people. In particular, states use AYG principally in order to legitimate the nation-state by espousing particular national narratives and lionizing the state; to promote among young people a sense of national homogeneity; to propagate particular mores related to gender, family, sex, and sexuality; and to affect the formation of a loyal elite for the state's future. The paper aims to contribute to the comparative-politics subfield by enhancing scholars' knowledge of authoritarian governance, ideological resources in authoritarian contexts, and, most importantly, the relationship between the authoritarian state and young people. Advisors/Committee Members: Gerald M. Easter (Thesis advisor), Jonathan Laurence (Thesis advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: authoritarianism; authoritarian youth group; ideological resources; youth politics

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APA (6th Edition):

Sterrett, I. Z. (2012). The Pied Piper in Power: Ideological Resources and the Authoritarian Youth Group. (Masters Thesis). Boston College. Retrieved from http://dlib.bc.edu/islandora/object/bc-ir:101377

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sterrett, Isaiah Zachary. “The Pied Piper in Power: Ideological Resources and the Authoritarian Youth Group.” 2012. Masters Thesis, Boston College. Accessed July 22, 2018. http://dlib.bc.edu/islandora/object/bc-ir:101377.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sterrett, Isaiah Zachary. “The Pied Piper in Power: Ideological Resources and the Authoritarian Youth Group.” 2012. Web. 22 Jul 2018.

Vancouver:

Sterrett IZ. The Pied Piper in Power: Ideological Resources and the Authoritarian Youth Group. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Boston College; 2012. [cited 2018 Jul 22]. Available from: http://dlib.bc.edu/islandora/object/bc-ir:101377.

Council of Science Editors:

Sterrett IZ. The Pied Piper in Power: Ideological Resources and the Authoritarian Youth Group. [Masters Thesis]. Boston College; 2012. Available from: http://dlib.bc.edu/islandora/object/bc-ir:101377

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