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UN Peacekeeping and Households’ Well-Being in Civil Wars
UN Peacekeeping and Households’ Well-Being in Civil Wars

Civil wars affect the economic conditions of households by disrupting economic transactions and harming their psychological well-being. To restore basic conditions for local economic recovery in conflict-torn regions, the international communi [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12644
Type: Journal Articles
Do-Gooders at the End of Aid
Do-Gooders at the End of Aid

Scandinavian countries are routinely considered exceptional for their commitment to development cooperation, peace mediation, and humanitarian action. This book highlights how the political culture of Scandinavia is indeed characterized by the [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108772129
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Ageing and Health
Ageing and Health

One of the most important political and economic challenges facing Europe and elsewhere is the ageing of societies. Must ageing populations create conflict between generations and crisis for health systems? Our answer is no. The problem is not [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108973236
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Systems Thinking Analyses for Health Policy and Systems Development
Systems Thinking Analyses for Health Policy and Systems Development

Health systems are fluid and their components are interdependent in complex ways. Policymakers, academics and students continually endeavour to understand how to manage health systems to improve the health of populations. However, previous sch [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108954846
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Island Fantasia
Island Fantasia

The Matsu archipelago between China and Taiwan, for long an isolated outpost off southeast China, was suddenly transformed into a military frontline in 1949 by the Cold War and the Communist-Nationalist conflict. The army occupied the islands, [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009023481
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Resilience, Adaptive Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice
Resilience, Adaptive Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice

Processes of post-war reconstruction, peacebuilding and reconciliation are partly about fostering stability and adaptive capacity across different social systems. Nevertheless, these processes have seldom been expressly discussed within a resi [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108919500
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Entangled Legalities Beyond the State
Entangled Legalities Beyond the State

Law is usually understood as an orderly, coherent system, but this volume shows that it is often better understood as an entangled web. Bringing together eminent contributors from law, political science, sociology, anthropology, history and po [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108914642
Type: Books

Global governance has come under increasing pressure since the end of the Cold War. In some issue areas, these pressures have led to significant changes in the architecture of governance institutions. In others, institutions have resisted pres [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108915199
Type: Books
The Arab Spring Abroad
The Arab Spring Abroad

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DOI: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-politicalscience/
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Cyber Peace
Cyber Peace

The international community is too often focused on responding to the latest cyber-attack instead of addressing the reality of pervasive and persistent cyber conflict. From ransomware against the city government of Baltimore to state-sponsored [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108954341
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The Theory, Practice, and Interpretation of Customary International Law
The Theory, Practice, and Interpretation of Customary International Law

Although customary international law (CIL) has been central to international law from its inception, it is often misunderstood. This edited volume remedies that problem by tracing the history of CIL and provides an in-depth study of its theory [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009025416
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Transforming Biodiversity Governance
Transforming Biodiversity Governance

Over fifty years of global conservation has failed to bend the curve of biodiversity loss, so we need to transform the ways we govern biodiversity. The UN Convention on Biological Diversity aims to develop and implement a transformative framew [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108856348
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Saving Migrants’ Basic Human Rights from Sovereign Rule
Saving Migrants’ Basic Human Rights from Sovereign Rule

Abstract States cannot legitimately enforce their borders against migrants if dominant conceptions of sovereignty inform enforcement because these conceptions undermine sufficient respect for migrants’ basic human rights. Instead, such concept [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000028
Type: Journal Articles
Historical Border Changes, State Building, and Contemporary Trust in Europe
Historical Border Changes, State Building, and Contemporary Trust in Europe

Abstract Political borders profoundly influence outcomes central to international politics. Accordingly, a growing literature shows that historical boundaries affect important macro-outcomes such as patterns of interstate disputes and trade. T [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001428
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Relative Gains in the Shadow of a Trade War
Relative Gains in the Shadow of a Trade War

Abstract When do people care about relative gains in trade? Much of the international relations scholarship—and much of the political rhetoric on trade—would lead us to expect support for a trade policy that benefits ourselves more than it ben [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020818322000030
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Corporate Sovereign Awakening and the Making of Modern State Sovereignty: New Archival Evidence from the English East India Company
Corporate Sovereign Awakening and the Making of Modern State Sovereignty: New Archival Evidence from the English East India Company

Abstract The English East India Company's “company-state” lasted 274 years—longer than most states. This research note uses new archival evidence to study the Company as a catalyst in the development of modern state sovereignty. Drawing on the [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S002081832200008X
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Smuggling and Border Enforcement
Smuggling and Border Enforcement

Abstract This article analyzes the efficacy of border enforcement against smuggling. We argue that walls, fences, patrols, and other efforts to secure porous borders can reduce smuggling, but only in the absence of collusion between smugglers [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S002081832200011X
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Anarchy is What Students Make of It: Playing Out Wendt’s Three Cultures of Anarchy
Anarchy is What Students Make of It: Playing Out Wendt’s Three Cultures of Anarchy

This article explores the hidden educational potential in the board game Diplomacy. While commonly recognized as a good low-cost negotiation simulation and a useful teaching platform, the original game version over-emphasizes the conflictual n [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2020.1861457
Type: Journal Articles
Calling Brussels: An Innovative Teaching Project
Calling Brussels: An Innovative Teaching Project

This innovative teaching project brought students and professionals working at or with the European Union (EU) together via video-conferencing. The idea was that by having students talk to policymakers this would add to their understanding of [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2019.1702883
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Adapting a Governmental Training Platform to Simulate Peace Operations in the Classroom
Adapting a Governmental Training Platform to Simulate Peace Operations in the Classroom

Scholars have developed original pedagogical approaches to impart the knowledge and skills required for professional life in the area of peace and development. Experience-based learning, simulations, games, and role-plays have been used with p [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2019.1621180
Type: Journal Articles
International Relations Syllabus, United Nations Simulation and Rubric
International Relations Syllabus, United Nations Simulation and Rubric

These files include a syllabus for an upper-division survey course in international relations; a simulation template for United Nations Security Council using the hypothetical scenario of a zombie pandemic, and associated instructor rubrics fo [...]

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DOI: https://educate.apsanet.org/resource/12-16-2020/international-relations-syllabus-united-nations-simulation-and-rubric
Type: Assignments and Rubrics
‘Diplomacy is a feminine art’: Feminised figurations of the diplomat
‘Diplomacy is a feminine art’: Feminised figurations of the diplomat

Abstract: The aim of this article is to examine whether and how diplomacy may be gendered, symbolically and rhetorically, using US representations of diplomacy as a case. Prior scholarship on gender and contemporary diplomacy is sparse but has [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210520000315
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The births of International Studies in China
The births of International Studies in China

Abstract: This article explores how International Studies as a scientific discipline emerged and developed in China, against the background of a Sinocentric world order that had predominated in East Asia for a long time. The argument of this a [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210520000340
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States of ambivalence: Recovering the concept of ‘the Stranger’ in International Relations
States of ambivalence: Recovering the concept of ‘the Stranger’ in International Relations

Abstract: This article revisits and revives the concept of ‘the Stranger’ in theorising international relations by discussing how this figure appears and what role it plays in the politics of (collective) identity. It shows that this concept i [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210520000376
Type: Journal Articles