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Classic Models of Persuasion  

Richard R. Lau

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Jun 2020
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Aug 2019
Persuasion is an active, intentional attempt to change nonverifiable evaluations, feeling, values, norms, and related behaviors. Historically, there have been two major programs of attitude ... More

Constructing the Field of Terrorism  

Martha Crenshaw

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Mar 2019
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Apr 2019
This chapter reviews the evolution of Martha Crenshaw’s interests in and approaches to researching terrorism, a trajectory that begins in the 1960s and extends to the present. The story is ... More

Critical Approaches to the Study of Terrorism  

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

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Mar 2019
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Apr 2019
Critical approaches to the study of terrorism do not inquire into the causation of political violence. Rather, the umbrella term “critical” encompasses a large variety of methodologies ... More

Cultural and Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Terrorism  

Siniša Malešević

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Mar 2019
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Apr 2019
Terrorism is often understood to be a cultural phenomenon involving different and competing ideological perceptions of social and political realities. Hence the terrorists themselves, those ... More

Cultural Persistence or Experiential Adaptation?: A Review of Studies Using Immigrants to Examine the Roots of Trust  

Peter Thisted Dinesen and Kim Mannemar Sønderskov

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Mar 2018
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Jul 2017
Studying social trust of immigrants and descendants of immigrants provides leverage for testing whether trust is a persistent cultural trait or, rather, a trait formed and updated by ... More

Defining Terrorism: a conceptual minefield  

Ben Saul

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Mar 2019
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Apr 2019
Calls to legally define “terrorism” arose in the context of the extradition of political offenders from the 1930s onwards, with many unsuccessful efforts since then to define, criminalize, ... More

Deliberation and Voting Entwined  

Gerry Mackie

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
Deliberative democracy arose in opposition to a reigning aggregative conception of democracy in political science, solely about voting. Not long ago, political scientists arduously ... More

Deliberation in Protests and Social Movements  

Donatella della Porta and Nicole Doerr

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
The chapter addresses the relations between social movements and deliberative democracy, pointing at opportunities but also at tensions in theorization and practices of democracy. While ... More

Early Advocacy for the Public Recognition of Sexual Diversity  

David Rayside

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May 2020
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Jun 2019
Political activism focused on sexual diversity was first publicly visible at the turn into the twentieth century, mostly in Germany but extending to other large cities in Europe. A second ... More

Environmental Political Theory and Environmental Action Research Teams  

Romand Coles

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
This chapter explores relationships between democratic action research and environmental political theory. In the absence of action research pedagogies, neo-liberalism will increasingly ... More

Gender and Water  

Barbara van Koppen

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Mar 2018
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Feb 2017
This chapter “lifts the roof of the household” across the irrigation and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sub-sectors in agrarian low- and middle-income settings. Focusing on age-old ... More

Geographical Approaches in the Study of Terrorism  

Megan M. Farrell, Michael G. Findley, and Joseph Young

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Mar 2019
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Apr 2019
With the rise of quantitative approaches to studying terrorism, which has largely occurred in the post-9/11 period, scholarship on the cross-national study of terrorism has begun to ... More

Global Norms, State Regulations, and Local Activism: Marriage Equality and Same-Sex Partnership, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Rights in Japan and Hong Kong  

Diana Khor, Denise Tse-Shang Tang, and Saori Kamano

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May 2020
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Feb 2019
This chapter discusses the intersection of sexual minority rights, global polity, and political economy through case studies of marriage equality in Japan and Hong Kong. Past research on ... More

The Political Psychology of Deliberation  

Christopher Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
How does research from political and social psychology inform expectations for deliberation? In this chapter, we review two aspects of such research: the structure of individual belief ... More

Populism and Cosmopolitanism  

James Ingram

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
Populism and cosmopolitanism are commonly regarded as antitheses, reducing populism to communalism and cosmopolitanism to elitism. This chapter develops a more nuanced view by turning to ... More

Populism and Fascism  

Roger Eatwell

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
Populism and fascism are identified by their foundational ideologies. In the case of “thin” populist ideology the core matrices are: (1) the plain people, (2) self-serving elites, and (3) ... More

Populism and Nationalism  

Benjamin de Cleen

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter disentangles the concepts of populism and nationalism to shed light on how populism and nationalism have been combined in populist politics. Drawing on Essex-style discourse ... More

Populism and the Idea of The People  

Paulina Ochoa Espejo

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
The idea of “the people” motivates populist politics, but scholars are often skeptical that it can justify the populists’ claims. Who then are “the people” that both populists and democrats ... More

Prospect Theory and Political Decision-Making  

Janice Gross Stein and Lior Sheffer

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Mar 2019
Prospect theory has been adopted unevenly across different domains of political decision-making. Research drawing on prospect theory has contributed to important advances in the ... More

Psychological Approaches to the Study of Terrorism  

John G. Horgan

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Mar 2019
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Apr 2019
As an academic discipline, psychology would appear to be well-suited to the study of terrorist behavior. Terrorism, after all, involves statistically and socially abnormal behavior that is ... More

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