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Africa’s Political Economy in the Contemporary Era  

Peter M. Lewis

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May 2016
This article discusses Africa’s political economy in the contemporary era. It begins with an overview of various theories, models and debates that address African economic performance ... More

African American Women: Intersectionality in Politics  

Jamila Celestine Michener, Andrew Dilts, and Cathy J. Cohen

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Political participation has been a fundamental constant in the lives of African American people. Whether it is voting, membership in social/political community organizations, or ... More

Agency and Gender Norms in War Economies  

Patti Petesch

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Feb 2018
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Dec 2017
This chapter describes shifts in gender roles and agency during times of conflict, noting that the changes men and women experience are interdependent and arguing that a conflict period ... More

Agroecological Intensification of Smallholder Farming  

Rebecca Nelson and Richard Coe

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Jan 2015
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Sep 2013
This chapter is from the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society edited by Ronald Herring. The smallholder farmers who cultivate many of the planet’s diverse production ... More

Albert O. Hirschman, Exit, Voice and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States  

Keith Dowding

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter discusses Albert Hirschman’s Exit, Voice and Loyalty, a classic known for its relatively simple argument that has found many applications in fields ranging from personal ... More

Alternative Paths to Food Security  

Norman Uphoff

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Jan 2015
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Jan 2014
This chapter is from the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society edited by Ronald Herring. This chapter examines an agroecological approach to agricultural development ... More

Ambiguous Transformations: The 2007/08 International Financial Crisis and Changing Economic Roles of the State  

Eric Helleiner

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Jun 2015
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Oct 2014
Over the past century, international financial crises have often helped transform the role of the state within domestic economies as well as the nature of economic relations between ... More

The Analysis of Courts in the Economic Analysis of Law  

Lewis A. Kornhauser

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
Many analyses of courts within the economic analysis of law are indistinguishable from those produced by positive political theorists; they consider how judges control, exploit, or resolve ... More

Anarchy  

Stergios Skaperdas

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses anarchy and also introduces recent research from economics that models anarchy. It shows that this research has clear implications for thinking about interstate ... More

Animals in Folklore  

Boria Sax

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2014
This essay surveys the representation of animals in folklore from the fables of Aesop to the search for Bigfoot. Unlike most of modern culture, folklore attributes great power, ... More

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