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1. Clifford, Scott. The Moral Presentation of Self: Causes and Consequences of Perceptions of Politicians' Character Traits.

Degree: PhD, Political Science, 2013, Florida State University

In this dissertation, I examine the causes and consequences of perceptions of politicians' character traits. I argue that character traits are best understood as reflections of particular moral foundations. Just as people vary in the moral foundations they endorse, they also vary in the character traits they use to evaluate politicians. As a result, individuals draw different trait inferences about politicians from the issue stances they take. For example, an issue stance that may signal compassion to a supporter of the policy may signal weakness to an opponent of the policy. However, the relationships between issue stances and character traits are not set in stone. I show that by justifying an issue stance in terms of a particular moral foundation, politicians are perceived as exemplifying the traits associated with that foundation. I also show that a politician's choice of which character traits to bolster holds important strategic implications. Politicians are perceived as more conservative when they bolster character traits associated with conservative rather than liberal moral foundations. Finally, I show that trait perceptions influence the types of rumors we are likely to believe about politicians. Overall, my dissertation provides a much needed theoretical framework for understanding character trait perceptions, and new insights into the strategic interplay between politicians and the public.

A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Political Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Spring Semester, 2013.

March 27, 2013.

character, ideology, moral, politicians, traits

Jennifer Jerit, Professor Directing Dissertation; Art Raney, University Representative; Jason Barabas, Committee Member; Brad Gomez, Committee Member.

Advisors/Committee Members: Jennifer Jerit (professor directing dissertation), Art Raney (university representative), Jason Barabas (committee member), Brad Gomez (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Political science; Political science; History

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APA (6th Edition):

Clifford, S. (2013). The Moral Presentation of Self: Causes and Consequences of Perceptions of Politicians' Character Traits. (Doctoral Dissertation). Florida State University. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7332 ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Clifford, Scott. “The Moral Presentation of Self: Causes and Consequences of Perceptions of Politicians' Character Traits.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, Florida State University. Accessed March 20, 2019. http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7332 ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Clifford, Scott. “The Moral Presentation of Self: Causes and Consequences of Perceptions of Politicians' Character Traits.” 2013. Web. 20 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Clifford S. The Moral Presentation of Self: Causes and Consequences of Perceptions of Politicians' Character Traits. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Florida State University; 2013. [cited 2019 Mar 20]. Available from: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7332 ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Clifford S. The Moral Presentation of Self: Causes and Consequences of Perceptions of Politicians' Character Traits. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Florida State University; 2013. Available from: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7332 ;


Florida State University

2. Braidwood, Travis. Pork Politics: How Earmarks Affect Voter Behavior and Federal Campaigns.

Degree: PhD, Political Science, 2013, Florida State University

This dissertation explores the role of earmarks, also known as pork projects, in several facets of American politics. After reviewing the changing history and various means of measuring earmark projects, I attempt to determine which Members of Congress are most adept at securing earmarks, and whether these projects affect electoral security. Second, this work departs from previous assumptions that pork projects are viewed equally by all recipients, given recipients are made aware of the projects at all. Third, this work challenges existing claims that contend a direct linkage between voter awareness of earmark projects and electoral support for an incumbent; instead, I argue for the role of media dissemination of this information. Finally, this project differentiates itself from the current literature by approaching the impact of earmarks not solely as a means to directly appeal to the majority of voters, but as a quid pro quo to be invoked by Members looking to shore up campaign support. Rather than contend that only voters reward incumbents for project dollars, this paper explores the impact of earmarks on campaign contributions provided by special interest groups.

A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Political Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Summer Semester, 2013.

June 18, 2013.

Behavior, Congress, Earmarks, Elections, Pork, Voting

Cherie Maestas, Professor Directing Dissertation; Lance DeHaven-Smith, University Representative; Robert Jackson, Committee Member; Brad Gomez, Committee Member.

Advisors/Committee Members: Cherie Maestas (professor directing dissertation), Lance DeHaven-Smith (university representative), Robert Jackson (committee member), Brad Gomez (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Political science; Political science; History

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APA (6th Edition):

Braidwood, T. (2013). Pork Politics: How Earmarks Affect Voter Behavior and Federal Campaigns. (Doctoral Dissertation). Florida State University. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7306 ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Braidwood, Travis. “Pork Politics: How Earmarks Affect Voter Behavior and Federal Campaigns.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, Florida State University. Accessed March 20, 2019. http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7306 ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Braidwood, Travis. “Pork Politics: How Earmarks Affect Voter Behavior and Federal Campaigns.” 2013. Web. 20 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Braidwood T. Pork Politics: How Earmarks Affect Voter Behavior and Federal Campaigns. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Florida State University; 2013. [cited 2019 Mar 20]. Available from: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7306 ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Braidwood T. Pork Politics: How Earmarks Affect Voter Behavior and Federal Campaigns. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Florida State University; 2013. Available from: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7306 ;


Florida State University

3. Gabrini, Carl J. The Effect of Internal Audit on Governance: Maintaining Legitimacy of Local Government.

Degree: PhD, Public Administration and Policy, 2013, Florida State University

The purpose of internal audit, according to the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), is to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of an organization's risk management, control, and governance processes. Weaknesses in any of these areas pose a threat to the organization's legitimacy with its stakeholders. Many organizations worldwide are required to adopt internal audit. However, other institutions, like American municipalities, are not. A municipality's decision to adopt internal audit is the responsibility of local leadership. Current economic pressures require that leaders consider a cost/benefit analysis before making a decision. Defining the costs of internal audit is relatively easy, but measuring its benefits is more elusive. This research examines whether the results of external audits may be used as an objective measure of internal audit benefits. The literature on internal audit quality does not identify externally derived measures that are independent of the function. This dissertation fills this gap. A logit model is used with data from 162 Florida cities to determine whether the presence of an internal audit reduces the likelihood of a city receiving findings in the independent external annual audit of their financial reports. The results are evaluated using legitimacy theory. Examining internal audit through this framework explains the difficulty in measuring the effectiveness of internal audit. The results indicate that objectively defining the benefits of internal audit may not be possible. They indicate instead that internal audit benefits, while real, may largely be abstract or symbolic. The internal audit role is best viewed as deterrent in nature. This poses challenges to those attempting to identify objectively measurable benefits. The implication is that municipal leadership should seek to understand the conceptual nature of the internal audit function before making resource allocation decisions. The loss of benefits from cuts to or elimination of the internal audit function may not be evident until sometime after making those funding decisions. The results of this research demonstrate the importance of internal audit, as well as the need for more investigation to further understand the nature of its effects.

A Dissertation submitted to the Reubin O' D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Summer Semester, 2013.

June 18, 2013.

Audit, Governance, Internal Audit, Legitimacy, Local Government, Municipal

James Bowman, Professor Directing Dissertation; Gerald Ferris, University Representative; Lance deHaven-Smith, Committee Member; Kaifeng Yang, Committee Member; Brad Gomez, Committee Member.

Advisors/Committee Members: James Bowman (professor directing dissertation), Gerald Ferris (university representative), Lance deHaven-Smith (committee member), Kaifeng Yang (committee member), Brad Gomez (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Public policy; Public administration

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APA (6th Edition):

Gabrini, C. J. (2013). The Effect of Internal Audit on Governance: Maintaining Legitimacy of Local Government. (Doctoral Dissertation). Florida State University. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7383 ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gabrini, Carl J. “The Effect of Internal Audit on Governance: Maintaining Legitimacy of Local Government.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, Florida State University. Accessed March 20, 2019. http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7383 ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gabrini, Carl J. “The Effect of Internal Audit on Governance: Maintaining Legitimacy of Local Government.” 2013. Web. 20 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Gabrini CJ. The Effect of Internal Audit on Governance: Maintaining Legitimacy of Local Government. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Florida State University; 2013. [cited 2019 Mar 20]. Available from: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7383 ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Gabrini CJ. The Effect of Internal Audit on Governance: Maintaining Legitimacy of Local Government. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Florida State University; 2013. Available from: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7383 ;

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