Term Papers

Graduate level

Ambivalent civil society in democratic consolidation Ambivalent civil society in democratic consolidation − The case of local chambers of commerce and industry in the Visayas and Northern Mindanao

MA thesis | English | 2012

Inquiry into the amivalent roles civil society can play in democratisation processes using the example of chambers of commerce in the Philippines.

THAPA-Niedergang-der-Verbände-durch-unzufriedene-Mitglieder Niedergang der Verbände durch unzufriedene Mitglieder? – Argumentationsmuster der internen Kritik an den Industrie- und Handelskammer in Deutschland

term paper | German | 2012

Qualitative content analysis of patterns of argumentation among dissidents in German chambers of commerce and industry.

THAPA-Portal-oder-Apps Portal oder Apps? – Welches Gestaltungsprinzip für Open Government- und Open Government Data-Anwendungen auf mobilen Datengeräten?

term paper | German | 2012

A comparison of the design principles of portals and apps for e-government via mobile technologies.

THAPA-Der-Dynamic-Capabilities-Ansatz-und-seine-Schwachstellen Der Dynamic Capabilities-Ansatz und seine Schwachstellen – Kritik und Lösungsvorschlag durch Theorieintegration mit dem Konzept des Organisationalen Lernens

term paper | German | 2011

A critical introduction to the concept of dynamic capabilities and its weakest points by linking the concept with the theory of organizational learning.

THAPA-Ver-und-Entstaatlichung-in-der-deutschen-Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Ver- und Entstaatlichung in der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit – Bestandsaufnahme mithilfe der Leistungstiefenanalyse und Erklärungsansatz durch den soziologischen Neoinstitutionalismus

term paper | German | 2011

Analysis of denationalization and nationalization processes in the German governmental development cooperation sector.

 

Undergraduate level

THAPA_Microfinance_Revolution A Microfinance Revolution? – Microfinance and 1970s Development Banks Compared

BA thesis | English | 2010

Assesses the revolutionary nature of microfinance in comparison with state development banks in the era of state-led development from a methodological, a scientific and a policy point of view.

THAPA-Ökonomischer-Imperialismus Ökonomischer Imperialismus – oder: Kann die ökonomische Verhaltenstheorie alles erklären? Eine Bewertung der ökonomischen Verhaltenstheorie anhand ihrer Anomalien und neueren Ansätze und eine versöhnliche Perspektive auf den ökonomischen Imperialismus

term paper | German | 2010

Assessment of the imperialist position of behavioral economics within the social sciences with special regard to its anomalies (e.g. from a prospect theory POV).

THAPA-Labor-Donations-im-Non-Profit-Sektor Labor Donations im Non-Profit-Sektor – Zur Anwendbarkeit der Labor Donation Hypothesis auf den vermeintlichen Lohnunterschied zwischen For-Profit- und Non-Profit-Sektor

term paper | German | 2009

Examination of the relevance of the labor donation hypothesis as an explanation of supposed wage differences between for-profits and non-profits.

THAPA-Machen-FOCJ-glücklicher Machen FOCJ glücklicher? – Eine kritische Darlegung eines alternativen Föderalismuskonzepts und seiner möglichen Happiness-Effekte

term paper | German | 2009

Critical examination of Frey’s alternative concept of federalism based on Functionally Overlapping Competing Jurisdictions and its possible effects on happiness.

THAPA-Partnerschaft-Partizipation-und-Patronage Partnerschaft, Partizipation und Patronage – Die schwierige Kooperation von Nord- und Süd-NGOs unter besonderer Berücksichtigung asymmetrischer Ressourcenverteilung

term paper | German | 2009

Examination of the relations between NGOs in developed and the less developed countries and identification of the basic factors that preclude negotiations on equal terms.

THAPA-Das-Problem-der-konstitutionenökonomischen-Legitimation-der-Umverteilung Das Problem der konstitutionenökonomischen Legitimation der Umverteilung – Ein alternativer Ansatz unter Anwendung der konstitutionenökonomischen Theorie der öffentlichen Güter und des Homo Reciprocans

term paper | German | 2009

Retracing the problem that social redistribution poses for rational choice theory under the assumption of homo economicus, this papers outlines a solution to this problem by adapting homo reciprocans and modifying the classic theory with a constitutional theory of public goods.

THAPA-Is-the-Subprime-Crisis-unique Is the Subprime Crisis Unique? – Historical Comparison of the Subprime Crisis

term paper | English | 2008

Historical comparison of the Subprime crisis with the Savings and Loans crisis of the 1980s, the Japanese banking crisis 1990, the Asian crisis 1997 and the New Economy Crash 2001 with the aid of several models of financial crises.

THAPA-Remittances-und-Schulbildung Remittances und Schulbildung – Bewertung der Auswirkung von Remittances auf den Schulbesuch anhand von Fallstudien auf der Haushaltsebene

term paper | German | 2008

Exploring the causality between remittances and the education levels of the remittance receiver’s children by comparing several household level studies.

THAPA-Potential-und-Grenzen-des-Mobile-Banking Potential und Grenzen des Mobile Banking – Bewertung der Erweiterung des Zugangs zu Finanzdienstleistungen durch den Mobilfunk am Beispiel Subsahara-Afrikas

term paper | German | 2008

Assessment of the potential impact of mobile banking on the economies of Subsahara Africa.

 

Highschool

THAPA-NRNs-as-Investors-in-Nepal1 Non-Resident Nepalis as Investors in Nepal – An attempt to assess the real opportunities they offer

highschool project paper | English | 2004

Assessment of the Nepali diaspora’s potential as investors in Nepal.

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