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Prospect Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis  

Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Prospect theory is one of the most influential behavioral theories in the international relations (IR) field, particularly among scholars of security studies, political psychology, and ... More

Psychology and Security  

Jonathan Mercer

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Psychology plays a key role in the success of strategy and is therefore important to the study of international security. There are four general approaches to the psychology of strategy. ... More

Public Goods in International Politics  

Brian Urlacher

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Jan 2011
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Dec 2017
Public goods represent a particular challenge in international politics that has been linked to problems as diverse as alliance politics, environmental governance, and global currency ... More

Public Opinion in Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration  

Adam Luedtke

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
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Identity
Ethnicity, nationalism, and migration are popular topics in many academic disciplines, but research on public opinion in these areas has suffered from a lack of good data, disciplinary ... More

The Public Sphere  

Benjamin Herborth and Oliver Kessler

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The term “public” is predominantly used in International Relations (IR), often appearing as an attribute in collocations such as “public goods” or “public opinion.” The study of public ... More

The Quest for Security: Alliances and Arms  

Brett Ashley Leeds and T. Clifton Morgan

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Security issues have long been linked to the study of international relations. The crucial issue which scholars and decision makers have sought to understand is how states can avoid being ... More

Race, Ethnicity, and Nation  

Polly Rizova and John Stone

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Identity
The term “race” refers to groups of people who have differences and similarities in biological traits deemed by society to be socially significant, meaning that people treat other people ... More

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

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