Vol 5, No 1


This fall The Pulse continues the series of departmental special editions. The online edition produced each fall will feature papers produced in a specific department over the previous year.

Our Fall 2007 edition presents a diverse collection of Political Science papers. In it we have endeavored to represent the range of academic writing in the program.

For the full PDF version of the Fall 2007 Edition, click here.

Grounds for U. S. Intervention in Iraq and the Just War Tradition

By Kate Boswell

Kate is a senior University Scholar major from Longview, Texas. After she graduates from Baylor in May, she hopes to attend graduate school. She enjoys reading, drinking too much coffee, cooking, playing with her dog, and talking about Plato (The Republic changed her life). If you enjoyed her paper, she encourages you to read Michael Walzer's Just and Unjust War. .

Fighting Fair: Applying Walzer's Jus In Bello Considerations to the Siege of Fallujah

By Grace Maalouf

Grace Maalouf is a junior University Scholar from Fort Worth, Texas, studying political science and philosophy. She is currently the editor of The Baylor Lariat, and spends most of her waking hours studying, reading, or working in the newsroom. At the moment, Grace is contemplating graduate study in political theory, philosophy or literature, but her life plans are still subject to change.

Migrant Labor in the Gulf States:Abuses and Impact

By Abby Simpson

Abby Simpson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baylor in the spring of 2007 with a degree in International Studies. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a world traveler, having lived in Russia, England, the U.A.E., and Qatar. Some of her passions in life include backpacking, hiking, and playing the guitar. She is currently living and working in Houston and plans to attend graduate school next year.

Patients' Rights in Recent Constitutional Law

By Jason Weber

Jason Weber graduated from Baylor University in May 2007 with a degree in Political Science. He is currently a first year law student at Baylor Law School. Although he does not know yet what type of law he would like to practice, he is certain that he would like to return to his home in Colorado to live and work there. Besides his interest in law, he is also interested in medicine and the laws surrounding medical practice, as this article indicates.