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Race(ing) International Relations: A Critical Overview of Postcolonial Feminism in International Relations  

Geeta Chowdhry and L.H.M. Ling

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Postcolonial feminism in international relations (PFIR) is a disciplinary field devoted to the study of world politics as a site of power relations shaped by colonization. PFIR combines ... More

Rationalism and Security  

R. Harrison Wagner

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
In 1969, the game theorist John Harsanyi wrote an article criticizing the two main postulates of the general theory of social behavior prevalent at the time: the functionalist approach to ... More

Realism and Security  

Stephen M. Walt

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Political Realism has been described as the “oldest theory” of international politics, as well as the “dominant” one. Central to the realist tradition is the concept of “security.” Realism ... More

Reassessing Truth Commissions  

Bronwyn Leebaw

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Truth commissions are temporary institutions that are tasked with investigating patterns of political violence under a prior regime as part of a process of political change. In the past, ... More

Reciprocity in International Studies  

Mark J. C. Crescenzi, Rebecca H. Best, and Bo Ram Kwon

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Reciprocity refers to the character of the actions and reactions between two or more actors. This character is commonly one of responding in kind to the actions of another. As such, ... More

Reform in China and Russia: A Comparative Perspective  

John James Kennedy and Mariya Y. Omelicheva

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
After years of communism and central planning, Russia and China embarked on broad transformations from planned to market economy and limited political liberalization reforms. Chinese ... More

Regime Theory  

Raymond Hopkins and Benjamin Meiches

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Nov 2012
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Jan 2018
The term “international regime” was originally used to describe formal agreements between states, but the concept has since evolved after going through considerable critique and ... More

Regime Type, Foreign Policy, and International Relations  

Joe D. Hagan

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
One of the most prevalent ideas in the international relations (IR) literature is that domestic political patterns are linked to foreign policy via the concept of political regime ... More

Regional Governance and Environmental Problems  

Jörg Balsiger and Stacy D. VanDeveer

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Environment
Only recently has international environmental politics scholarship focused more explicitly on “regionalism” as a distinct phenomenon, one which has received much more sustained attention ... More

Regionalism and the Global Political Economy  

Axel Hülsemeyer

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2017
The terms “region,” “regionalism,” and “regional integration” are often used synonymously in the academe. For instance, one author refers to Pacific Asian regionalization, North American ... More

Religion, Nationalism, and Transnational Actors  

Jeffrey Haynes

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Identity
A proper understanding of the development of nationalism should incorporate the direct and indirect influences of religion. To focus on the current international order is to note that ... More

Responding to Refugee and Humanitarian Crises  

Georg von Kalckreuth and Daniel Warner

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The term “refugee crisis” is used throughout the literature to refer to situations where large numbers of refugees or displaced persons more generally are present, whereas “humanitarian ... More

Review of Available Data Sets  

Paul R. Hensel

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The International Studies Association’s (ISA) Scientific Study of International Processes (SSIP) section is dedicated to the systematic analysis of empirical data covering the entire range ... More

Revolutions in Warfare  

Emily O. Goldman

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The term “revolution in warfare” refers to a pronounced change or discontinuity in warfare that radically alters the way a military operates and improves relative military effectiveness. ... More

The Right to Health  

Audrey R. Chapman

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Human Rights
The right to health and health services is generally framed as the right to the highest attainable standard of health. Like other human rights, the right to health confers to all people ... More

Risk and Security  

Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
In his 1958 book War and Industrial Society, Raymond Aron claimed that industrial society had shaped not only the way in which war was fought in the twentieth century, but also the ... More

The Role of Geographic Education in International Studies  

Fred Shelley

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Geography has been a formal academic discipline in the United States since the early twentieth century. During the first six or so decades of this period, geographic education was ... More

Role Theory and Foreign Policy  

Cameron Thies

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Role theory is an approach to the study of foreign policy that developed in the interdisciplinary field of social psychology and can be appropriately applied at the individual, state, and ... More

Russia and Foreign Policy  

Robert H. Donaldson

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Russian foreign policy has both been similar and unique to that of other great powers. As a general rule of statecraft, Russia has pursued balance-of-power policies, which essentially ... More

Russian Security and Nuclear Policies: Successor to the Superpower Arsenal?  

Mariya Y. Omelicheva

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Jun 2011
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Dec 2017
The Cold War was a period of hostilities between the United States and the Soviet Union as the two superpowers engaged in a nuclear arms race. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, some ... More

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