Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type

Honors Thesis


International Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Timothy Schorn

Second Advisor

Dr. Shane Nordyke

Third Advisor

Dr. Scott Breuninger


Hunger Strike, Ireland, Palestine, Guantanamo Bay, hunger, protest


The question asked by this paper is whether or not culture affects the efficacy of hunger strikes. By utilizing the case study method and examining three cases, Ireland, Palestine and Guantanamo Bay the conclusion can be made that culture does impact the efficacy of hunger strikes.



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