Date Thesis Awarded

5-2008

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Government

Advisor

Ronald R. Sims

Committee Member

John McGlennon

Committee Member

Stacey Pelika

Abstract

Same-Sex partner benefits for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees have been offered by well over fifty percent of Fortune 500 corporations in the last two decades. This thesis attempts to examine. It develops a model of the way that the sociopolitical environment and business interact on socially sensitive issues, using same-sex partner benefits as a guide. This three step model - political interest mobilization, institutional entrepreneurship, and institutional enforcement - gives a broad lens through which we can examine why corporations are willing to adopt controversial work-life policies.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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