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Sovereignty as a Problematic Conceptual Core  

Rosemary E. Shinko

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The concept of sovereignty has been the subject of vigorous debate among scholars. Sovereignty presents the discipline of international law with a host of theoretical and material problems ... More

The Spatial Analysis of War  

Clionadh Raleigh, Frank D. W. Witmer, and John O’Loughlin

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Analysis of civil and international conflict is an important component of the fields of political science and international relations. The theories that animate the study of conflict have ... More

Spatial and Temporal Interdependence  

Michael Colaresi and Jude C. Hays

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Time and space are two dimensions that are likely to provide the paths—either singly or in tandem—by which international policy decisions are interdependent. There are several reasons to ... More

Statebuilding and Nationbuilding  

Catherine Goetze and Dejan Guzina

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
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Development
Since the early 1990s, the number of statebuilding projects has multiplied, often ending several years or even decades of violent conflict. The objectives of these missions have been ... More

The State of the Active Teaching and Learning Literature  

Jeffrey S. Lantis, Kent J. Kille, and Matthew Krain

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Pedagogy
Active teaching involves the use of instructional techniques designed for meaningful student engagement in the discovery of knowledge. It involves collaboration— a commitment on the part ... More

Statistical Analysis of International Interdependencies  

Michael D. Ward

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The origin of the statistical analysis of international relations can be traced back to 1920s with the work of Quincy Wright, who founded the University of Chicago’s Committee on ... More

Strategic Relationships in Post-Communist Foreign Policies  

Jason E. Strakes and David J. Galbreath

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
To gain a comprehensive understanding of the relationships of elite/citizen preferences and strategies—and its consequent impact on the perceived role of their countries in the greater ... More

Structural Realism/Offensive and Defensive Realism  

Steven E. Lobell

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Structural realism, or neorealism, is a theory of international relations that says power is the most important factor in international relations. First outlined by Kenneth Waltz in his ... More

Subnational Leaders and Diplomacy  

Joana Setzer and Karen Anderton

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May 2019
Subnational diplomacy has become an increasingly important part of foreign policy and international relations. This observation concerns a state of affairs that is not necessarily obvious ... More

Sustainable Development  

M. Leann Brown

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Development
Sustainable development (SD) is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This definition ... More

Systemic Theories of Conflict  

Karen A. Rasler and William R. Thompson

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
There are various approaches, both simple and complex, to systemic conflict. The simpler ones include balance of power, polarity, concentration, polarization, and democratization. More ... More

Teaching About the Global Political Economy  

Kimberly A. Weir and Vicki L. Golich

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Pedagogy is the discipline that deals with the theory and practice of teaching. Pedagogy informs teaching strategies, teacher actions, and teacher judgments and decisions by taking into ... More

Teaching Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies  

Craig Douglas Albert and Mary Frances Rosett Lebamoff

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
A review of syllabi from members of the ethnicity, nationalism, and migration studies (ENMS) section of the International Studies Association shows that “teaching ethnic conflict” covers ... More

Teaching Global Development Studies  

Michael Kuchinsky

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Several resources are available for teaching global development. Textbooks, for instance, often follow models reminiscent of comparative politics textbooks. In them, space is accorded to ... More

Teaching Global Environmental Politics  

Katrina S. Rogers

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Learning about international environmental politics requires students to comprehend large amount of information across multiple disciplines, while also considering the ramifications of ... More

Teaching Intelligence in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada  

William C. Spracher

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Intelligence studies, as taught by specialized departments or institutes and leading to degrees with the word “intelligence” in their titles, is a relatively new phenomenon. Intelligence ... More

Teaching International Law  

Robert J. Beck and Henry F. Carey

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The international law (IL) course offers a unique opportunity for students to engage in classroom debate on crucial topics ranging from the genocide in Darfur, the Israeli–Palestinian ... More

Teaching International Organization  

Margaret P. Karns

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Jan 2012
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Dec 2017
The teaching of international organization (IO) poses unique challenges. One is deciding whether to take a broad global governance-IO approach dealing with the creation, revision, and ... More

Teaching International Political Sociology  

Vincent Pouliot

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Teaching international political sociology (IPS) is intellectually rewarding yet pedagogically challenging. In the conventional International Relations (IR) curriculum, IPS students have ... More

Teaching International Relations Theory  

Craig Douglas Albert

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
International relations (IR) theory is favorably described in almost every syllabus since 1930. The most important questions asked were: “What is theory?” and “Is there a reason for IR ... More

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