Every Carthage student is required to submit a senior thesis or capstone project to demonstrate their mastery of their chosen area of study. Here is a look at recent projects by Carthage international political economy majors:

  • “Wartime Administrators: Political Economy of Mobilization and Defense”
  • “Mexico’s Political Economy Before and After NAFTA”
  • “The Economic Development of Mongolia: Modern Themes and Ancient Practices”
  • “Japanese Terrorism in the Late 20th Century — Actions of Groups, International Response, and Global Impact” 
  • “The Xinjiang Uyghurs and the Global War on Terror”
  • “The Development and Evolution of Neoliberalism: The United States, Great Britain, and the World Stage”
  • “The Energiewende Initiative: A Political Economy Analysis of What Led Germany to Pursue Renewable Energy”
  • “The Belt and Road Initiative: Furthering Interdependence in the Global Economy”
  • “The World Trade Organization and Its Influence on Trade Multilateralism”
  • “What Are the Economic Impacts of Undocumented Workers in the United States Labor Market?”
  • “Venezuela’s Economic Freedom – Examining Which Structures Promote Growth”
  • “The Influence of Religion on the Politics, Economics and Foreign Affairs of America”
  • “A Curse in Disguise: The Resource Curse, Impacts on Algeria and Venezuela”
  • “The Sun Rising in the East: Regional Development and the Need for Regional Cooperation”
  • “The Political Economy of The Dragon’s Ascent: An Expansion on China’s Economic Rise and Threat to U.S. National Security Interests”
  • “Modern Nationalism and Undocumented Immigration in the United States”
  • “Making Somalia Safe Again — State-Building in the Horn of Africa”
  • “Responsibility to Protect: The European Union and Syria”
  • “The Deal of the Future: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Impact on Asia-Pacific Trade”
  • “Assessing the African Union’s Global Influence”
  • “Stuck on Oil: A Case Study on the Venezuelan Oil Crisis”
  • “The Two Sides of Energy Security: Political and Economic Implications for Nuclear Power in Japan”
  • “International Governmental Organizations’ Role in the Growth and Crisis of South Korea”
  • “Energy Deregulation in the United Kingdom and the United States”
  • “Germany’s Economic Miracle”
  • “Roles of Women in China”
  • “Economic Bubbles”
  • “Guatemala and Political Economy of Civil War”
  • “Colombia and the Drug Economy”
  • “Education Deregulation: United Kingdom and United States”
  • “Singapore‘s Economic Development”
  • “Economic Development in Meiji Japan”
  • “Economic and Political Effects of the One Child Policy in China”
  • “Global Agricultural Efficiency: Diet on the World Stage”
  • “United States Trade Policy: The Present and Expansion for the Future”
  • “The United States and Germany: A Comparison of Financial Regulation and the Great Recession”
  • “Failed Transition and the Way Forward for Ukraine”
  • “The Economics of Food Aid and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa”
  • “The Causality of Interventionist Policies: The United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran”
  • “Turkish Immigration in Germany: an Institutional Examination on the Success of Turkish Immigration in Germany”
  • “The Case of a Disappearing Nation: A Critical Review of International Environmental Politics”