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Advances in Feminist Geography  

Nicole Laliberte, Kate Driscoll Derickson, and Lorraine Dowler

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Geography and international studies are both deeply rooted in masculinist, imperialist, and patriarchal ways of viewing the world. However, over the past 20 years, the increase in the ... More

African Foreign Policies  

John James Quinn

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Studies on African foreign policies, and the process involved with their formation, have received much less attention compared to other aspects of African studies. Most have been in-depth ... More

A History of International Communication Studies  

Elizabeth C. Hanson

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The intellectual impetus for international communication research has come from a variety of disciplines, notably political science, sociology, psychology, social psychology, linguistics, ... More

Anarchy in International Relations  

Silviya Lechner

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Nov 2017
The concept of anarchy is seen as the cardinal organizing category of the discipline of International Relations (IR), which differentiates it from cognate disciplines such as Political ... More

A Pragmatic View of Practice in International Relations  

Friedrich Kratochwil

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May 2019
The recent turn to practices in international relations has been touted as a decisive step to provide a comprehensive theory of the field, comparable to the discovery of the “gluon” that ... More

Behavioralism  

Inanna Hamati-Ataya

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Jan 2012
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Jan 2018
Behavioralism is a paradigm that became predominant in American social sciences from the 1950s until well into the 1970s. Although its reign did not last beyond the 1980s, it has ... More

Biopower and International Relations  

Angélica Guerra-Barón

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Nov 2017
Michel Foucault’s critical approach to understanding power has become very influential in the study of global politics, especially in the work of (critical) IR scholars. The Foucauldian ... More

Bureaucratic Politics and Organizational Process Models  

Christopher M. Jones

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Organization
Graham Allison’s Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis (1969) and Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis (1971) introduced two new decision-making approaches—the ... More

Challenges to Traditional International Relations Theory Posed by Environmental Change  

Hugh Dyer

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Changes in the environment can impact international relations theory, despite enjoying only a limited amount of attention from scholars of the discipline. The sorts of influence that may be ... More

Civil–Military Relations  

Mackubin Thomas Owens

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Civil–military relations is an interdisciplinary area of research, reflecting the work of political scientists, military, sociologists, and historians. History and culture, the constitution ... More

The Conduct and Consequences of War  

Alyssa K. Prorok and Paul K. Huth

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The academic study of warfare has expanded considerably over the past 15 years. Whereas research used to focus almost exclusively on the onset of interstate war, more recent scholarship has ... More

Conflict Escalation  

Richard Bösch

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Nov 2017
Even though most conflicts in everyday life manifest themselves as cursory bagatelles, there are conflicts that end up in situations of organized, collective violence (e.g., armed ... More

Conflict Resolution: Feminist Perspectives  

Simona Sharoni

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
The academic study of conflict resolution was born as as a critique of mainstream International Relations (IR), which explains why feminist theory and conflict resolution share many things ... More

Covert Action  

Jennifer D. Kibbe

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Covert action presents a potential policy for decision makers who want something quicker or more muscular than diplomacy but less expensive and obtrusive than military force. In contrast ... More

Critical Geopolitics  

Merje Kuus

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Critical geopolitics is concerned with the geographical assumptions and designations that underlie the making of world politics. The goal of critical geopolitics is to elucidate and explain ... More

Critical Theory: International Relations' Engagement With the Frankfurt School and Marxism  

Faruk Yalvaç

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Dec 2015
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Nov 2017
Critical international relations theory (CIRT) is not only an academic approach but also an emancipatory project committed to the formation of a more equal and just world. It seeks to ... More

Critical Theory, Security, and Emancipation  

K.M. Fierke

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Critical theory in International Relations originated from the Marxist tradition which, during the mid- to late Cold War, formed the basis of dependency and world systems theory. In the ... More

Cultural Homogenization, Ethnic Cleansing, and Genocide  

Daniele Conversi

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Cultural homogenization is understood as a state-led policy aimed at cultural standardization and the overlap between state and culture. Homogeneity, however, is an ideological ... More

Culture, Religion, War, and Peace  

Yehonatan Abramson

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Dec 2013
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Nov 2017
Religion and culture have historically been neglected in international relations (IR) theories and in political science more generally. It was only recently that IR began to consider the ... More

Deontological International Ethics  

Thomas E. Doyle II

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Jan 2012
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Ethics
Deontological international ethics describes, analyzes, and assesses the principles governing the interactions of actors at and across various levels of society; focuses on the relations ... More

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