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The Political Economy of Intellectual Property  

Debora Halbert and Ashley Lukens

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Intellectual property rights (IPRs) encompass several different legal regimes—such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and “sui generis” protections—developed to protect intangible assets ... More

The Political Economy of Violent Conflict Within States  

Achim Wennmann

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Feb 2019
The political economy of violent conflict is a body of literature that investigates how economic issues and interests shape the dynamics associated to violent conflict after the Cold War. ... More

Political Philosophy and Nationalism  

Ruhtan Yalçıner

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Theoretical debates for a better definition of nationalism have played a key role in understanding the core issues of history, sociology, and political sciences. Classical modernist ... More

Political Psychology, Cognition, and Foreign Policy Analysis  

Jerel Rosati and Colleen E. Miller

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Cognitive psychology highlights the constraints that prevent individuals from acting as utility-maximizing, fully rational decision-makers. These constraints lead people to rely on a ... More

The Politics of Controlling Immigration  

James F. Hollifield

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Migration is linked to various dimensions of politics: the procedural or distributional dimension (who gets what, when, and how), the legal or statist dimension (which involves issues of ... More

The Politics of International Freshwater Resources  

Thomas Bernauer and Anna Kalbhenn

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Environment
Freshwater is one of the most valuable natural resources on Earth. However, many of the more easily accessible freshwater resources at local and regional levels have suffered from ... More

Population Movements and Security  

Jack A. Goldstone

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Population movements can affect security in a variety of ways. Aside from altering a society’s overall balance of population and physical resources, they exert a considerable influence on ... More

Postcolonialism in International Relations  

Jan Wilkens

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Nov 2017
Some of the main genealogies within postcolonial scholarship are discussed, with a focus on key thinkers, such as Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak, Aníbal Quijano, and Walter ... More

Postconflict Reparations  

Peter J. Dixon, Luke Moffett, and Adriana Rudling

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Apr 2019
The devastation brought by war leaves behind irreparable loss and destruction. Yet over the past 100 years there has been a concerted effort by states, both within their territory and ... More

Postdevelopment Theory  

Sally J. Matthews

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
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Development
Postdevelopment theory is a compelling and controversial field of thought in contemporary development studies. It gained prominence during the 1990s, when it sparked fierce debate, but its ... More

Postinternational Theory  

Yale H. Ferguson and Richard W. Mansbach

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Postinternational theory in international relations (IR) theory offers an alternative to the state-centric perspectives on the world that have dominated IR theory. A state-centric approach ... More

Poststructural Research in International Political Economy: Problematizing and Politicizing Agency, Structure, and Objectivity  

Joscha Wullweber

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Jan 2011
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Jan 2018
Poststructural research in International Political Economy (IPE) is a relatively young and growing field of studies that includes a variety of very diverse theories and approaches. These ... More

Poststructuralism and Postmodernism in International Relations  

Asli Calkivik

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Nov 2017
Poststructural/postmodern IR is a mode of critical thinking and analysis that joined disciplinary conversations during the 1980s and, despite the dismissive reception it has initially ... More

Poststructuralism and Security  

Lene Hansen

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Poststructuralism is an International Relations (IR) theory that entered the domain of Security Studies during the Second Cold War. During this period, poststructuralists engaged with ... More

Poststructuralist Ethics and International Relations  

Dirk Nabers

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Apr 2019
Ethical considerations in International Relations (IR) usually follow from the sovereignty and anarchy distinction. The ethical implications arising from these classic twin IR banners ... More

The Power and International Politics of Money  

W. Travis Selmier

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Nov 2017
War, trade, and money synergistically developed over three millennia, each proving important to the emergence of nation-states. By the 19th century, fiduciary money—forms of money based on ... More

Power and Space in Electronic Communications  

Darren Purcell and Philip E. Steinberg

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Electronic communications refer to forms of communication where ideas and information are embedded in spatially mobile electronic signals. These include the internet, telephony, ... More

The Practice Turn in International Relations Theory  

Jérémie Cornut

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Dec 2015
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Nov 2017
The “practice turn” in international relations (IR) refers to those scholars that explicitly take practices as a category of analysis in one way or another. This notion implies three ... More

Private Security and Military Actors  

Elke Krahmann

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The contemporary proliferation of security and military actors has led to a growing public debate and academic literature regarding their origins and implications. There is a distinction ... More

Progress in the Democratic Peace Research Agenda  

Steve Chan

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
According to the democratic peace theory, democracies are hesitant to engage in armed conflict with other identified democracies. Contrary to theories explaining war engagement, it is a ... More

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