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Civil Society  

Kathryn Hochstetler

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
Classic definitions of diplomacy, characterizing it as peaceful interactions among state actors, leave civil society outside the concept. However, the rise of civil society’s participation ... More

The Cuban Missile Crisis  

David A. Welch

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
The Cuban missile crisis has attracted an unusual degree of scholarly attention as the single most dangerous event in human history. Most commentators agree that it stands as a ... More

Electoral Systems and Trade  

Stephanie J. Rickard

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May 2015
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Sep 2014
A growing body of scholarship examines the relationship between electoral systems and trade policy. Despite increased attention to electoral institutions, no consensus exists about which ... More

Gender and (International) Political Economy  

Shirin M. Rai

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
This article introduces gender and (international) political economy, which is the study of gendered social relations in the context of (international) political economy. It explores three areas of ... More

Graham T. Allison, The Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis  

Sophie Vanhoonacker and Patrice Wangen

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter comments on Graham Allison’s 1971 book, Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, a classic that occupies an important place in disciplines ranging from ... More

Israel’s Wars  

David Tal

The history of Israel is framed by wars. However, the nature of Israel’s wars has changed over time, from mainly infantry-based warfare to modern armor warfare, and from conventional ... More

Labor and Protectionist Sentiment  

Erica Owen

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May 2015
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Oct 2014
This chapter reviews the sources of protectionist demands by labor, including the factor endowments and specific factors models, and the conditions under which labor interests are likely ... More

Leadership and International Cooperation  

Charles Parker and Christer Karlsson

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
What role does leadership play in facilitating international cooperation in a complex global world beset by a variety of enduring and emerging transnational challenges? Scholars and ... More

Leadership of International Organizations  

Bob Reinalda and Bertjan Verbeek

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
This chapter discusses the general context of analyses of leadership of international organizations in political science and the attempt to understand this leadership from the 1950s to the ... More

The Political Actors: President, Prime Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs  

Lloyd Axworthy

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
This article discusses the changes faced by heads of government when determining their foreign policy objectives and, in turn, the challenges and opportunities that these new changes ... More

Public–Private Interactions and Practices of Security  

Deborah Avant and Virginia Haufler

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
Though most assume a settled relationship between security and the state, the degree to which different forms of violence are collective endeavors handled by states has varied over time, ... More

The Rise of the Organic Foods Movement as a Transnational Phenomenon  

Tomas Larsson

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Jan 2015
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Sep 2013
This article examines the rise of the organic foods movement to a position of power and influence around the world. The movement’s rise is attributed to the efficacy of “organic” as a ... More

Terrorism and State Sponsorship in World Politics  

David B. Carter and Saurabh Pant

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Mar 2019
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Apr 2019
The state sponsorship of terrorist groups poses significant risks to international security. Accordingly, a growing body of scholarship focuses on understanding different aspects of the ... More

Trust in International Relations  

Brian Christopher Rathbun

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Mar 2018
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Aug 2017
The importance of trust in international relations has recently become the subject of a vibrant new agenda of research. However, as this paper shows, trust has always implicitly been at ... More

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