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War Making and the Building of State Capacity: Expanding the Bivariate Relationship  

Karen A. Rasler and William R. Thompson

Online publication date:
Aug 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Politics
A central cleavage in the war making-state making literature is between advocates of the notion that warfare has been the principal path to developing stronger states and critics who argue ... More

War Termination  

Carmela Lutmar and Lesley Terris

Online publication date:
Sep 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Politics
War termination is not a monocausal event but rather the product of a multitude of strategic, political, and psychological factors. Variables at different levels of analysis, such as power ... More

Waves of Political Terrorism  

Jeffrey Kaplan

Online publication date:
Nov 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Politics
The wave theory refers to the “Four Waves of Modern Terrorism,” which was published in 2004 by David C. Rapoport, Professor Emeritus at the University of California Los Angeles and a ... More

What Do We Know About Civil War Duration?: A Bargaining Perspective  

David E. Cunningham

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May 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Politics
Civil wars vary greatly in duration—some end within months; others last for decades. What explains this variation? Civil wars drag on when no combatant can win a military victory and the ... More

What Do We Know About Global Financial Crises? Putting IPE and Economics in Conversation  

Michael Lee

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Jun 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Politics
Since the 1970s, financial crises have been a consistent feature of the international economy, warranting study by economists and political scientists alike. Economists have made great ... More

What Helps Protect Human Rights: Human Rights Theory and Evidence  

Jessica Anderson and Amanda Murdie

Online publication date:
May 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Politics
Empirical international relations (IR) theory developed three generalized statements regarding why human rights abuses occur. First, human rights abuses are a way for an unrestrained ... More

What is Political Participation?  

Jan W. van Deth

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Nov 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Politics
Vibrant democracies are characterized by a continuous expansion of the available forms of participation. This expansion has confronted many researchers with the dilemma of using either a ... More

Women and Terrorism  

Mia Bloom

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Jan 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Politics
Women are playing an increasingly significant role in terrorism. As men are progressively targeted by security personnel, using female operatives provides terrorist organizations with a ... More

Women’s Anti-Mining Activism and Development  

Katy Jenkins

Online publication date:
Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Politics
The extractive industries play a prominent but controversial role in the economies and development strategies of countries across the global South, often leading to clashes between local ... More

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