The Senior Program

Senior majors in government complete a senior thesis and a research paper, working closely with a faculty member in the department. In the Senior Program, students draw on their accumulated skills and knowledge to produce focused, high-level scholarship on a specific topic or problem.

Recent senior projects in government include:

  • Democratic Outcomes from Movement-Based Party Formation: A Study of Participatory Democracy in Post-Communist Countries
  • A New Wave of Women in Politics? Examining Women’s Political Participation Post-2016
  •  Is the Barrel Poisoning the Apples? Investigating the Link Between Procedural Justice in Police Administration and on the Beat
  • “A Life Changing Experience”: Mayor's Youth Council Membership and Political Efficacy
  • Small Islands and Brain Drain: A Case Study of Martinique
  • The Price of Justice: The Effect of State Government Funding on Indigent Defense
  • Apple and the FBI, The Power of Jus Tertii, and the All Writs Act of 1789
  • Regional Exertion of Power: Iran and the Nuclear Deal
  • Understanding Nation States and the Global Climate Regime: Applying Theories of International Relations to the International Climate Negotiations


Department Name

Government Department

Contact Name

Peter Cannavò, Chair

Office Location
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

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