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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

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

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

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

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  

Mariya Y. Omelicheva and John James Kennedy

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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  

Benjamin Meiches and Raymond Hopkins

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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

Regionalism  

Filippo Costa Buranelli and Aliya Tskhay

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Aug 2019
“Regionalism” is a polysemic term that represents both a subfield of international relations (IR) that studies regions of the world and a process of formation of regions themselves. Its ... More

Responding to Refugee and Humanitarian Crises  

Daniel Warner and Georg von Kalckreuth

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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

Russian Theory of International Relations  

Andrei P. Tsygankov and Pavel A. Tsygankov

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Unique features of Russia’s perspectives on international politics as practice can be obtained quite clearly through the investigation of the debates on Russian foreign policy ... More

Sea Power  

Eric Grove

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
“Sea power” refers to the power exerted by a state through its capacity to use the sea for both military and civilian purposes. The ability to use the seas for transport and other civilian ... More

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

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

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

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

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

Technology and International Relations  

Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Throughout history, technology has played a significant role in international relations (IR). Technological development is an important factor underlying much of humanity’s social, ... More

The Third Debate and Postpositivism  

Thierry Balzacq and Stéphane J. Baele

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Dec 2014
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Dec 2017
International Relations (IR) theory has undergone a series of debates which have left profound changes on the discipline as a whole. These debates, though highly influential, have still ... More

The World System in the Information Age: Structure, Processes, and Technologies  

Joachim K. Rennstich

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The new information age has the potential not only to alter the historical path of world system development, as other socio-technological paradigmatic shifts have done, but also to ... More

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