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Path Dependency in Foreign Policy  

Anika C. Leithner and Kyle M. Libby

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Jul 2017
Path dependence has been employed more frequently in the field of foreign policy analysis, though it is still an emerging framework. The roots of path dependence are traced from the ... More

Peace, War, Theory, and Evidence in East Asia  

Benjamin E. Goldsmith

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Jun 2017
Historically one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions, since the Sino-Vietnamese war of 1979, East Asia has enjoyed a relative interstate peace. Implications of some of the relevant ... More

Perfect Deterrence Theory  

Frank C. Zagare

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Jan 2017
Perfect deterrence theory and classical deterrence theory are two theoretical frameworks that have divergent empirical implications and dissimilar policy recommendations. In perfect ... More

Performance Management in Public Administration  

Johabed G. Olvera and Claudia N. Avellaneda

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Apr 2017
As one of the reforms supported by the New Public Management movement, Performance Management Systems (PMSs) have been implemented worldwide, across various policy areas and different ... More

Personality and Political Behavior  

Matthew Cawvey, Matthew Hayes, Damarys Canache, and Jeffery J. Mondak

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Jan 2017
“Personality” refers to a multifaceted and enduring internal, or psychological, structure that influences patterns in a person’s actions and expressed attitudes. Researchers have ... More

Policy Entrepreneurs and Foreign Policy Decision Making  

Michael Mintrom and Joannah Luetjens

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May 2017
In recent years, significant effort has been applied to understanding and empirically testing the concept of policy entrepreneurship in a range of different settings. Despite these ... More

Policy Problems  

Patrik Marier

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Mar 2017
We frequently employ analogies such as a leaking roof or finishing last in a ranking to illustrate that there is a serious problem requiring attention. Unfortunately, policy realities are ... More

Policy Success and Failure  

Allan McConnell

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May 2017
How can we know if policies succeed or fail, and what are the causes of such outcomes? Understanding the nature of these phenomena is riddled with complex methodological challenges, ... More

The Poliheuristic Theory of Political Decision-Making  

Alex Mintz, Steven B. Redd, and Eldad Tal-Shir

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Jun 2017
Poliheuristic theory focuses on the why and how of decision-making. The primary argument is that decision-makers are sensitive to both cognitive and environmental constraints and are ... More

Political Agenda Setting and the Mass Media  

Stefaan Walgrave and Peter Van Aelst

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Aug 2016
Recently, the number of studies examining whether media coverage has an effect on the political agenda has been growing strongly. Most studies found that preceding media coverage does ... More

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