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Coup-Proofing and Civil War  

Jun Koga Sudduth

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Aug 2016
Political leaders face threats to their power from within and outside the regime. Leaders can be removed via a coup d’état undertaken by militaries that are part of the state apparatus. At ... More

The Demobilization of Protest Campaigns  

Tijen Demirel-Pegg

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Jun 2017
All protest campaigns move through cycles of escalation and de-escalation and ultimately demobilize. Some campaigns demobilize quickly as protesters reach their goals. The 2011 Egyptian ... More

Dynamics, Endogeneity, and Complexity in Protest Campaigns  

Karen A. Rasler

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Aug 2017
There is an argument that nonviolent civil resistance or protest campaigns should be studied as dynamic and complex phenomenon, rather than a single case comprised of various attributes, ... More

Effectiveness of Peacekeeping Operations  

Jessica Di Salvatore and Andrea Ruggeri

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Sep 2017
Peacekeeping has been one of the main conflict management tools used by the international community to restore or safeguard peace and security. Since 1948, the United Nations has ... More

The 5 Ws of Democracy Protests  

Dawn Brancati

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Oct 2016
Recent protests in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as protests a decade earlier in East Central Europe, have peaked public interest while raising concerns about the potential for ... More

Fractionalization and Civil War  

Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham

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Jul 2017
Civil wars have becoming increasingly complex in the last 50 years, the role of fragmentation in contemporary civil wars needs to be addressed. Two primary dimensions of fractionalization ... More

Gender Inequality and Internal Conflict  

Erika Forsberg and Louise Olsson

Prior research has found robust support for a relationship between gender inequality and civil war. These results all point in the same direction; countries that display lower levels of ... More

The Geography of Civil War  

Andrew M. Linke and Clionadh Raleigh

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Nov 2016
Attention to geography in the study of civil war has risen dramatically in recent years. Beginning with county-level data in the fields of classical political geography, international ... More

Geopolitics, Geography, and War  

Christopher J. Fettweis

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Sep 2017
The study of international relations has always been multidisciplinary. Over the course of the last century, political scientists have borrowed concepts, methods, and logic from a wide ... More

Infectious Disease as a Foreign Policy Threat  

Rebecca Katz, Erin Sorrell, and Claire Standley

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Jul 2017
The last 30 years have seen the global consequences of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, starting with the international spread of HIV/AIDS, the emergence of Ebola and ... More

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