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Rebel Motivations and Repression
Rebel Motivations and Repression

How do different types of motivation influence the politics of collective action? We study a model of endogenous rebellion and repression to understand how different types of individual motivation affect participation, state repression, and th [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000600
Type: Journal Articles
The Domestic Sources of International Reputation
The Domestic Sources of International Reputation

Existing research finds that leaders develop international reputations based on their past behavior on the international stage. We argue that leaders’ domestic choices can also influence their international reputations, perhaps as much as thei [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000855
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Government Rhetoric and the Representation of Public Opinion in International Negotiations
Government Rhetoric and the Representation of Public Opinion in International Negotiations

The role of domestic public opinion is an important topic in research on international negotiations, yet we know little about how exactly it manifests itself. We focus on government rhetoric during negotiations and develop a conceptual distinc [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422001198
Type: Journal Articles
Strategic Reporting: A Formal Model of Biases in Conflict Data
Strategic Reporting: A Formal Model of Biases in Conflict Data

During violent conflict, governments may acknowledge their use of illegitimate violence (e.g., noncombatant casualties) even though such violence can depress civilian support. Why would they do so? We model the strategic incentives affecting g [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422001162
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The Political Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals
The Political Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals

Written by an international team of over sixty experts and drawing on over three thousand scientific studies, this is the first comprehensive global assessment of the political impact of the Sustainable Development Goals, which were launched b [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009082945
Type: Books
When Do UN Peacekeeping Operations Implement Their Mandates?
When Do UN Peacekeeping Operations Implement Their Mandates?

Under what conditions do UN peacekeeping operations (PKOs) implement the tasks in their mandates? Contemporary PKOs are expected to fulfill increasingly fragmented mandates in active conflict zones. We argue that these two trends—increasingly [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12650
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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
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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
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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