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Advances in Feminist Geography  

Kate Driscoll Derickson, Lorraine Dowler, and Nicole Laliberte

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Mar 2010
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Nov 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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Nov 2017
International communication (also referred to as global communication or transnational communication) is the communication practice that occurs across international borders. As a field of ... More

Air Power  

Karl P. Mueller

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Environment
Air power refers to the use of aviation by nations and other political actors in the pursuit of power and security interests, along with the use of long-range missiles. Since armies and ... More

Alliances and War  

Patricia A. Weitsman

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Military alliances predate even the state system as a form of international cooperation, and they take on many forms. The motivations of states seeking to join, the commitment levels ... 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

Anthropology and International Relations  

Margaret Wehrer

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May 2019
Influenced by similar historical forces and intellectual trends, the fields of anthropology and international relations have begun collaborating in areas such as migration, human security, ... 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

Articulations of Sovereignty  

Claudia Aradau

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Sovereignty has been variously understood as the given principle of international relations, an institution, a social construct, a performative discourse subject to historical ... More

Art in International Relations  

Barbara Baudot

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Art can leave an impact on international politics by offering inspiration and perspective to relations between peoples of different nations and life experiences. It can furthermore ... More

Assessment of Active Learning  

Kay Gibson and Carolyn M. Shaw

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Jun 2011
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Dec 2017
With the shift in learning objectives that were more focused on the development of skills and processes, new assessment techniques were required to be developed to determine the ... More

Authority in World Politics  

Thomas Hickmann

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Mar 2019
Much of the contemporary literature in the field of international studies deals with the concept of authority. Scholars concerned with global policymaking often suggest that the increasing ... 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

The British Committee on the Theory of International Politics and Central Figures in the English School  

Roger Epp

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Considerations of the English School and of its central concept—international society—have all too often neglected the most logical starting point: the internal history of the British ... More

Bureaucratic Politics and Organizational Process Models  

Christopher M. Jones

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
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

Capitalisms: A Global System  

Richard Deeg

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The global political economy is a multilevel system of economic activities and regulation in which the domestic level continues to predominate—in other words, it is a global system ... More

Caribbean Foreign Policy  

Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
In the 1960s and 1970s, a wave of new states gained independence that altered not only the structure of the international system but also the substance of international relations (IR). ... More

The Causes of War  

Karen Ruth Adams

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The scientific study of war is a pressing concern for international politics. Given the destructive nature of war, ordinary citizens and policy makers alike are eager to anticipate if not ... 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 ... More

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