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Advances in Feminist Geography  

Kate Driscoll Derickson, Lorraine Dowler, and Nicole Laliberte

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Geography and international studies are both deeply rooted in masculinist, imperialist, and patriarchal ways of viewing the world. However, over the past 20 years, the increase in the ... More

African Foreign Policies  

John James Quinn

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Studies on African foreign policies and policymaking have received much less attention compared to other aspects of African studies. Most foreign policy-related studies have been in-depth ... More

A History of International Communication Studies  

Elizabeth C. Hanson

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
International communication (also referred to as global communication or transnational communication) is the communication practice that occurs across international borders. As a field of ... More

Anarchy in International Relations  

Silviya Lechner

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Nov 2017
The concept of anarchy is seen as the cardinal organizing category of the discipline of International Relations (IR), which differentiates it from cognate disciplines such as Political ... More

Behavioralism  

Inanna Hamati-Ataya

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Jan 2012
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Jan 2018
Behavioralism is an approach in political science that became predominant in American social sciences from the 1950s until well into the 1970s. The Behavioral Revolution in American ... More

Biopower and International Relations  

Angélica Guerra-Barón

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Nov 2017
Michel Foucault’s critical approach to understanding power has become very influential in the study of global politics, especially in the work of (critical) IR scholars. The Foucauldian ... More

Bureaucratic Politics and Organizational Process Models  

Christopher M. Jones

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Organization
Graham Allison’s Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis (1969) and Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis (1971) introduced two new decision-making approaches—the ... More

Challenges to Traditional International Relations Theory Posed by Environmental Change  

Hugh Dyer

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Changes in the environment can impact international relations theory, despite enjoying only a limited amount of attention from scholars of the discipline. The sorts of influence that may ... More

Civil–Military Relations  

Mackubin Thomas Owens

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Civil–military relations is an interdisciplinary area of research, reflecting the work of political scientists, military, sociologists, and historians. History and culture, the ... More

Compliance With International Law  

Jana von Stein

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Nov 2017
If there is no authority higher than the state, why do governments ever abide by the pacts they make with each other? For some, the answer is simple: states only respect agreements that ... More

Conflict Escalation  

Richard Bösch

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Nov 2017
Even though most conflicts in everyday life manifest themselves as cursory bagatelles, there are conflicts that end up in situations of organized, collective violence (e.g., armed ... More

Conflict Resolution: Feminist Perspectives  

Simona Sharoni

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
The academic study of conflict resolution was born as as a critique of mainstream International Relations (IR), which explains why feminist theory and conflict resolution share many things ... More

Covert Action  

Jennifer D. Kibbe

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Covert action presents a potential policy for decision makers who want something quicker or more muscular than diplomacy but less expensive and obtrusive than military force. In contrast ... More

Critical Geopolitics  

Merje Kuus

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Critical geopolitics is concerned with the geographical assumptions and designations that underlie the making of world politics. The goal of critical geopolitics is to elucidate and ... More

Critical Theory, Security, and Emancipation  

K.M. Fierke

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Critical theory in International Relations originated from the Marxist tradition which, during the mid- to late Cold War, formed the basis of dependency and world systems theory. In the ... More

Cultural Homogenization, Ethnic Cleansing, and Genocide  

Daniele Conversi

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Cultural homogenization is understood as a state-led policy aimed at cultural standardization and the overlap between state and culture. Homogeneity, however, is an ... More

Culture, Religion, War, and Peace  

Yehonatan Abramson

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Dec 2013
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Nov 2017
Religion and culture have historically been neglected in international relations (IR) theories and in political science more generally. It was only recently that IR began to consider the ... More

Deontological International Ethics  

Thomas E. Doyle

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2017
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Ethics
Deontological international ethics describes, analyzes, and assesses the principles governing the interactions of actors at and across various levels of society; focuses on the relations ... More

Dependency and World-Systems Perspectives on Development  

Ray Kiely

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Development
This essay focuses on two related “radical theories” of development, dependency and world-systems theory, and shows how they emerged as a critique partly of modernization theory and of the ... More

Development, Welfare Policy, and the Welfare State  

Gyu-Jin Hwang

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Development
One of the most significant structural transformations in postwar capitalist democracies has been the rise of the welfare state. The theoretical intent of the traditional sociological and ... More

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