Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
This thesis outlines Terror Management Theory as a psychological motive measure that can be used to study leaders in international relations. This descriptive piece analyzes Putin and Milosevic as leaders who are possible case studies for further research regarding Terror Management Theory. The case studies focus on early childhood, political career, and present decisions through the frame of worldview preservation and self-esteem-bolstering actions. The conclusions of this piece suggest that individual backgrounds matter and can potentially illuminate the decisions made by leaders in the long run.
Tanjore, Poojitha, "Terror Management Theory in International Relations: Vladimir Putin and Slobodan Milosevic" (2023). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 2063.