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Ireland and the European Union  

Ben Tonra

Online publication date:
Jun 2017
Ireland joined the European Communities—as they were known then—in 1973, alongside the United Kingdom and Denmark. In many ways, that membership was defined by the bilateral British-Irish ... More

Is Democracy a Cause of Peace?  

Dan Reiter

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Jan 2017
Essentially all scholars agree that the levels of violent conflict, especially wars, within democratic pairs of states are significantly lower than levels of violent conflict within other ... More

The Latin American Puzzles for the Study of International Relations  

David R. Mares

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Aug 2017
Puzzles for the scholar of international relations abound in Latin America, whether one focuses on unexpected outcomes or examines purported causal variables that, when properly specified, ... More

Latin American Thinking in International Relations: Concepts Apart from Theory  

Raúl Bernal-Meza

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Aug 2017
In Latin America international affairs are currently being considered from a perspective that doesn’t use theoretical instruments from other academic fields, whether from American, ... More

Long Cycle and World-Systems Theoretical Research Programs  

Christopher Chase-Dunn and Hiroko Inoue

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Jul 2017
Substantial overlaps are found between world-systems and long-cycle theoretical research programs in this study of the emergence and growth of sociocultural complexity and hierarchy. ... More

Managing Internationalized Civil Wars  

Erin K. Jenne and Milos Popovic

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Please check back later for the full article. In their ... More

Maritime Piracy and Foreign Policy  

Brandon Prins and Ursula Daxecker

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Apr 2017
With piracy in the Greater Gulf of Aden seemingly eradicated, some analysts suggest that attacks against shipping no longer remains a salient global security concern. Indeed, the number of ... More

Mediation and Foreign Policy  

Robert U. Nagel and Govinda Clayton

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Mar 2017
Mediation is now the most popular form of conflict management, and it has proven to be an effective means of resolving inter- and intrastate disputes. This article offers an overview ... More

Military Defection and the Arab Spring  

Risa A. Brooks

The protests that began in Tunisia in December 2010, and quickly spread across the Arab world, have drawn significant attention to the impact of militaries and coercive institutions on ... More

Military Intervention in Interstate and Civil Wars: A Unified Interpretation  

Zachary C. Shirkey

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May 2017
Military intervention into interstate and civil wars is both common and important. It lengthens wars, makes them more severe, and shapes how they are fought. Even the mere possibility of ... More