James C. Garand

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A cademic journals play a key role in the dissemination of scholarly knowledge in the social sciences. Hence, publication in journals is critical evidence of scholarly performance for both individuals and the departments that they populate. While in the best of worlds each scholar’s performance would be evaluated based on a close reading of his0her(More)
One of the most intractable problems associated with studying representation in the U.S. House of Representatives involves the measurement of district-level constituency opinion. In measuring constituency opinion in House districts, scholars have relied on a number of alternative approaches, including the use of demographic variables, small-sample estimates(More)
Deinstitutionalization following the introduction of antipsychotic medications in 1954 has received much attention as a major narrative in psychiatry. Little attention has been given, however, to deinstitutionalization before 1954. Using United States census data on discharge and readmission rates of US mental hospitals from 1935 to 1964, this article(More)
ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge several people, all of whom have provided me with great help and support throughout my graduate studies at Louisiana State University. First, my sincerest thanks go to the members of my thesis committee, Dr. valuable contributions to this thesis. I especially wish to thank my(More)
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