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The Geography of Civil War  

Andrew M. Linke and Clionadh Raleigh

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Nov 2016
Attention to geography in the study of civil war has risen dramatically in recent years. Beginning with county-level data in the fields of classical political geography, international ... More

Geopolitics, Geography, and War  

Christopher J. Fettweis

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Sep 2017
The study of international relations has always been multidisciplinary. Over the course of the last century, political scientists have borrowed concepts, methods, and logic from a wide ... More

How Gender Intersects With Political Violence and Terrorism  

Candice Ortbals and Lori Poloni-Staudinger

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Feb 2018
Gender influences political violence, which includes, for example, terrorism, genocide, and war. Gender uncovers how women, men, and nonbinary persons act according to feminine, masculine, ... More

Infectious Disease as a Foreign Policy Threat  

Rebecca Katz, Erin Sorrell, and Claire Standley

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Jul 2017
The last 30 years have seen the global consequences of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, starting with the international spread of HIV/AIDS, the emergence of Ebola and ... More

Information and Civil Unrest in Dictatorships  

Elizabeth Ann Stein

Considering incidents that make headline news internationally, given the modern information and communication technology revolution, the facility of citizens to rapidly mobilize represents ... More

The International Determinants of Military Coup Behavior  

Ekim Arbatli and Cemal Eren Arbatli

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Jun 2017
Why do coups d’état happen? Although many studies have investigated this question, they pay relatively little attention to the international causes and ramifications of coups. Especially, ... More

Intrastate Conflict and Civilian Victimization  

Reed M. Wood

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Aug 2016
Contemporary civil conflicts frequently impose disproportionate costs of civilian populations. By some estimates, roughly 90% of conflict causalities were combatants in the wars of the ... More

Managing Internationalized Civil Wars  

Erin K. Jenne and Milos Popovic

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Sep 2017
In their seminal study “Resort to Arms,” Small and Singer (1982) defined a civil war as “any armed conflict that involves (a) military action internal to the metropole, (b) the active ... More

Measuring Violations of Human Rights Standards  

Mark Gibney, Linda Cornett, Peter Haschke, Reed M. Wood, and Daniel Arnon

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Aug 2016
Although every violation of international human rights law standards is both deplorable and illegal, one of the major advances in the social sciences has been the development of measures ... More

Military Defection and the Arab Spring  

Risa A. Brooks

The protests that began in Tunisia in December 2010, and quickly spread across the Arab world, have drawn significant attention to the impact of militaries and coercive institutions on ... More

Military Intervention in Interstate and Civil Wars: A Unified Interpretation  

Zachary C. Shirkey

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May 2017
Military intervention into interstate and civil wars is both common and important. It lengthens wars, makes them more severe, and shapes how they are fought. Even the mere possibility of ... More

National Secession  

Philip G. Roeder

National secession seeks to create a new sovereign state for a nation residing on its homeland that is currently located inside another sovereign state. This goal distinguishes national ... More

High-Value Natural Resources and Transparency: Accounting for Revenues and Governance  

Levon Epremian, Päivi Lujala, and Carl Bruch

The increase in demand and prices of most high-value natural resources over the past five decades has resulted in massive income gains for resource-abundant countries. Paradoxically, many ... More

Organized Crime in Foreign Policy  

Niklas Swanström and Christina Wenngren

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Aug 2017
Transnational organized crime is part and parcel of the modern, globalized economy. The black market has irrefutable influence over both economic and political structures. It corrodes, ... More

Political Attitudes and Behavior Under Autocracy  

Michael Bratton

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Mar 2017
Knowledge about mass political attitudes and behavior derives mainly from studies of established Western democracies. But do populations under autocracy engage in the political process ... More

Predatory Government and the Feasibility of Rebellion: A Micro Logic of the Capitalist Peace  

Indra de Soysa

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Jan 2017
The idea that civil war has to be feasible to occur, and that feasibility is largely a function of the availability of lootable income has gained wide acceptance in the specialized ... More

Pro-Government Militias and Conflict  

Sabine C. Carey and Neil J. Mitchell

Pro-government militias are a prominent feature of civil wars. Governments in Colombia, Syria, and Sudan recruit irregular forces in their armed struggle against insurgents. The United ... More

Protest and Contentious Action  

Mario Quaranta

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Jan 2017
The field of protest and contentious action is massive. Numerous studies have focused on the determinants of such behavior, among which are grievances and deprivations, resources, ... More

Protest and Music  

Sumangala Damodaran

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Aug 2016
The relationship between music and politics and specifically that between music and protest has been relatively under-researched in the social sciences in a systematic manner, even if ... More

Public Opinion on Foreign Policy Issues  

Richard C. Eichenberg

Scholars and governments are interested in four sets of questions concerning public opinion on foreign policy and national security policy. First, what do public opinion polls measure? How ... More

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