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1. Ward, Jennifer Rachelle. A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism.

Degree: MA, Communication, 2019, Texas A&M University

The term American Exceptionalism is used to designate political myths purporting the qualitative distinction of the United States to other nations. I argue that American Exceptionalism should not be viewed as a single political myth but as a metamyth constituted by four logically independent myths of American Exceptionalism. These myths center around the notion that America has a unique spiritual condition; that America is uniquely developed, structured and/or capable; that America has a unique or superior moral quality; and that America ought to behave as a moral example to other nations. I refer to these as American Spiritual Exceptionalism, American Performative Exceptionalism, American Moral Exceptionalism, and American Moral Exemplarism respectively. I also posit that there is a non-mythical belief in the uniqueness or superiority in America’s performance or moral quality. I call this view American Existential Exceptionalism. To determine if there is evidence that these notions of American Exceptionalism are believed in isolation to each other I conducted a correlation test based on a 29-item survey questionnaire meant to gauge belief in these five notions. Further, I hypothesized that a four-factor model is a better fit for the notion of American Exceptionalism than a single-factor model. To test this, I conducted two Confirmatory Factor Analyses and compared their results. The results suggested that the four-factor model is a better fit than the one-factor model. However, the results also suggested that there is a better model than the four-factor model suggested by this paper. Advisors/Committee Members: Goidel, Kirby (advisor), Dunaway, Johanna (committee member), Radzik, Linda (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Political Myth; American Exceptionalism

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APA (6th Edition):

Ward, J. R. (2019). A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism. (Masters Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/184972

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ward, Jennifer Rachelle. “A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism.” 2019. Masters Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed August 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/184972.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ward, Jennifer Rachelle. “A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism.” 2019. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Ward JR. A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2019. [cited 2020 Aug 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/184972.

Council of Science Editors:

Ward JR. A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism. [Masters Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/184972


Texas A&M University

2. Cho, Philip Joonsuk. Reconceiving Our Community: A Cosmopolitan Case for Open Borders.

Degree: MA, Philosophy, 2018, Texas A&M University

In this thesis I present a cosmopolitan case for open borders. First, I examine the U.S. border policy of the last several decades and challenge its cost-effectiveness and impact on undocumented immigrants. Then I tackle the undergirding assumption of the U.S. border policy, namely, that the political state is morally entitled to control its borders, by examining the most prominent argument on either side of the debate. In light of this discussion, I challenge the legitimacy of the undergirding nation-state system in our world and argue for a more global conception of community and world-order through the cosmopolitan accounts of the ancient Stoics, Immanuel Kant, and Jürgen Habermas. Advisors/Committee Members: Radzik, Linda (advisor), George, Theodore (committee member), Dunning, Chester (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: ethics of immigration; open borders; cosmopolitanism

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APA (6th Edition):

Cho, P. J. (2018). Reconceiving Our Community: A Cosmopolitan Case for Open Borders. (Masters Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/174298

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cho, Philip Joonsuk. “Reconceiving Our Community: A Cosmopolitan Case for Open Borders.” 2018. Masters Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed August 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/174298.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cho, Philip Joonsuk. “Reconceiving Our Community: A Cosmopolitan Case for Open Borders.” 2018. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Cho PJ. Reconceiving Our Community: A Cosmopolitan Case for Open Borders. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2018. [cited 2020 Aug 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/174298.

Council of Science Editors:

Cho PJ. Reconceiving Our Community: A Cosmopolitan Case for Open Borders. [Masters Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/174298

3. Ward, Jennifer Rachelle. A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism.

Degree: MA, Communication, 2019, Texas A&M University

The term American Exceptionalism is used to designate political myths purporting the qualitative distinction of the United States to other nations. I argue that American Exceptionalism should not be viewed as a single political myth but as a metamyth constituted by four logically independent myths of American Exceptionalism. These myths center around the notion that America has a unique spiritual condition; that America is uniquely developed, structured and/or capable; that America has a unique or superior moral quality; and that America ought to behave as a moral example to other nations. I refer to these as American Spiritual Exceptionalism, American Performative Exceptionalism, American Moral Exceptionalism, and American Moral Exemplarism respectively. I also posit that there is a non-mythical belief in the uniqueness or superiority in America’s performance or moral quality. I call this view American Existential Exceptionalism. To determine if there is evidence that these notions of American Exceptionalism are believed in isolation to each other I conducted a correlation test based on a 29-item survey questionnaire meant to gauge belief in these five notions. Further, I hypothesized that a four-factor model is a better fit for the notion of American Exceptionalism than a single-factor model. To test this, I conducted two Confirmatory Factor Analyses and compared their results. The results suggested that the four-factor model is a better fit than the one-factor model. However, the results also suggested that there is a better model than the four-factor model suggested by this paper. Advisors/Committee Members: Goidel, Kirby (advisor), Dunaway, Johanna (committee member), Radzik, Linda (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Political Myth; American Exceptionalism

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APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Ward, J. R. (2019). A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism. (Masters Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/184975

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ward, Jennifer Rachelle. “A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism.” 2019. Masters Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed August 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/184975.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ward, Jennifer Rachelle. “A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism.” 2019. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Ward JR. A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2019. [cited 2020 Aug 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/184975.

Council of Science Editors:

Ward JR. A Quantitative Study of American Exceptionalism. [Masters Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/184975

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