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Nothing About Us Without Us: The UN Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities  

Paul Harpur

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May 2017
Persons with disabilities, the world’s largest minority group, have experienced oppression and have been excluded from participating in public affairs for most of human history. The United ... More

Nuclear Weapons and International Conflict: Theories and Empirical Evidence  

Daniel S. Geller

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Jul 2017
The balance of conventional military capabilities is intrinsic to understanding patterns of war among nations. However, cumulative knowledge relating to the effects of nuclear weapons ... More

Open-Minded Cognition and Political Thought  

Victor Ottati, Chase Wilson, and Erika D. Price

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

Opportunity and Willingness: From “Ordering Concepts” to an Analytical Perspective for the Study of Politics  

Harvey Starr

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Mar 2017
The opportunity/willingness framework (O/W) is presented as an agent-structure approach to the understanding of international relations (IR) and international conflict, with deep roots in ... More

Organized Crime in Foreign Policy  

Niklas Swanström and Christina Wenngren

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

Parliaments in Foreign Policy  

Wolfgang Wagner

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Apr 2017
Parliaments differ enormously in their foreign policy competences. This is best documented in the area of “war powers,” understood as decision-making on the use of force. In other issue ... More

Partisan Media and Polarization: Challenges for Future Work  

Matthew Levendusky

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Jan 2017
Four potential mechanisms explore the linkages between partian media outlets and attitudinal polarization, as well as discusses how such outlets cause polarization and influence American ... More

Party Identification and Its Implications  

Russell J. Dalton

Early electoral research in the United States discovered the most important concept in the study of political behavior: party identification. Party identification is a long-term, affective ... More

Party Movements  

Mildred A. Schwartz

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Aug 2016
Party movements are organizations that have attributes of both political parties and social movements. Like parties, they desire a voice in the decisions of legislative bodies. Like social ... More

Paternalism  

Søren Flinch Midtgaard

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Oct 2016
In the standard view, A acts paternalistically toward B if and only if: (i) A restricts B’s liberty, (ii) A acts against B’s will, (iii) A acts for B’s own good. For example, the state may ... More

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