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Academic Capitalism  

Richard Münch

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May 2016
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Politics
Academic capitalism is a unique hybrid that unites the scientific search for truth and the economic maximization of profits. It turns universities into enterprises competing for capital ... More

Accountability and Responsibility  

Robert Gregory

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Dec 2017
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Politics
Accountability and responsibility are related ideas that are central to political, constitutional, and institutional arrangements in Western liberal democracies. However, political elites ... More

The Advocacy Coalition Framework  

Paúl Cisneros

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Politics
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Please check back later for the full article. Paul ... More

Advocacy Coalitions in Foreign Policy  

Jonathan Pierce and Katherine Hicks

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May 2017
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Politics
The advocacy coalition framework (ACF) was developed to explain policy processes where contentious coalitions of actors seek to translate competing belief systems into public policy. ... More

African Agency in International Politics  

Jonathan Fisher

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Oct 2018
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Politics
International Relations theory has tended to overlook the role of Africa and Africans in the international system. Traditionally, the discipline’s most influential theorists have focused ... More

The Aftermaths of Civil Conflicts  

Jaclyn M. Johnson and Clayton L. Thyne

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May 2017
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The devastating Syrian civil war that began after the Arab Spring in 2011 has reminded the international community of the many consequences of civil war. However, this conflict is simply ... More

Agency and Structure in Foreign Policy Analysis  

Jarrod Hayes

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Aug 2018
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Politics
For much of the history of the study of international relations, and of foreign policy as a distinctive subfield, scholars have debated the relative weight of agency and structure in ... More

Agenda Setting and Case Selection on the U.S. Supreme Court  

Elizabeth A. Lane and Ryan C. Black

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Dec 2017
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Politics
The Supreme Court’s docket consists of thousands of cases each term, with petitioners hoping at least four justices will be compelled to grant review to their case. The decision to move a ... More

Agenda Setting and the Policy Process: Focusing Events  

Thomas A. Birkland

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This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Please check back later for the full article. Agenda ... More

Agent-Based Computational Modeling and International Relations Theory: Quo Vadis?  

Claudio Cioffi-Revilla

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Sep 2017
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Politics
Agent-based computational modeling (ABM, for short) is a formal and supplementary methodological approach used in international relations (IR) theory and research, based on the general ABM ... More

The Age-Structural Theory of State Behavior  

Richard Cincotta

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Aug 2017
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Over the past three decades, economic and political demographers, using various measures, have discerned that increased age-structural maturity makes significant statistical contributions ... More

Akamatsu Waves  

Arno Tausch, Leonid Grinin, and Andrey Korotayev

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Sep 2017
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Politics
In 1937, the Japanese economist Kaname Akamatsu discovered specific links between the rise and decline of the global peripheries. Akamatsu’s theory of development describes certain ... More

American Grand Strategy and Political Economy Theory  

Kevin Narizny

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Jun 2017
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Nearly everything a state does has distributional consequences, including grand strategy. Societal groups with different stakes in the international economy and defense spending often have ... More

American Pragmatism in Foreign Policy Analysis  

Ulrich Franke and Gunther Hellmann

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Sep 2017
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This article examines scholarship in the field of foreign policy analysis inspired by the philosophy and social theory of American Pragmatism. Pragmatism is reconstructed as a unified ... More

Analogies and Metaphors and Foreign Policy Decision Making  

William Flanik

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May 2017
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Politics
Like all decision making, foreign policy decision making (FPDM) requires transferring meaning from one representation to another. Since the end of the Cold War, students of FPDM have ... More

Analytical Liberalism, Neoclassical Realism, and the Need for Empirical Analyses  

Mark R. Brawley

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Jun 2017
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Politics
Two approaches currently enjoy widespread popularity among foreign policy analysts: Analytical Liberalism and Neoclassical Realism. On the surface, they seem remarkably similar. Both ... More

Analytical Marxism  

Nicholas Vrousalis

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Nov 2016
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Marxists believe that an understanding of human society presupposes an understanding of the nature of the production of its material surplus and the nature of control over that surplus. ... More

Approaches to Explaining Regional Conflict and Peace  

Kentaro Sakuwa

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Oct 2017
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Politics
The pattern of international conflict and peace differs from region to region. Regions differ from each other not only in terms of the simple presence or absence of war but also the degree ... More

Archival Research in Foreign Policy  

Deborah Welch Larson

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Aug 2017
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Politics
Although more scholars have used archival evidence to analyze foreign policy in recent years, relatively little has been written on the methods involved in using archives as well as the ... More

A Revisionist Perspective on Framing Effects  

Jiawei Liu and Dietram A. Scheufele

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Nov 2016
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Politics
There is a dichotomy in framing research that can be traced back to its multidisciplinary origins in psychology and sociology. Definitions of framing rooted in psychology are concerned ... More

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