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Major Powers vs. Global Powers: A New Measure of Global Reach and Power Projection Capacity  

Michael J. Lee and William R. Thompson

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Sep 2017
Major powers appear to behave differently from other states in the international system. They are more active and less constrained by distance than other actors. The common approach of ... More

Managing Internationalized Civil Wars  

Erin K. Jenne and Milos Popovic

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Sep 2017
In their seminal study “Resort to Arms,” Small and Singer (1982) defined a civil war as “any armed conflict that involves (a) military action internal to the metropole, (b) the active ... 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

The Market for Accountability Journalism  

James T. Hamilton

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

Marxism in Foreign Policy  

Benno Teschke and Steffan Wyn-Jones

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Sep 2017
The problematic implications of the long absence of a dedicated encounter between Marxism and FPA (foreign policy analysis) are discussed. This absence has been marked by a series of ... More

The Mass Media and the Policy Process  

Annelise Russell, Maraam Dwidar, and Bryan D. Jones

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Aug 2016
Scholars across politics and communication have wrangled with questions aimed at better understanding issue salience and attention. For media scholars, they found that mass attention ... More

Measuring Violations of Human Rights Standards  

Mark Gibney, Linda Cornett, Peter Haschke, Reed M. Wood, and Daniel Arnon

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Aug 2016
Although every violation of international human rights law standards is both deplorable and illegal, one of the major advances in the social sciences has been the development of measures ... More

The Media and Foreign Policy  

Piers Robinson

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Sep 2017
In this critical overview of the research to date on media and foreign policy, the relationship between media and public opinion and key international relations theories is described and ... More

Media, Electoral Accountability, and Issue Voting  

Jennifer Jerit and Jason Barabas

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Oct 2016
Issue voting concerns the extent to which citizens reward or punish elected officials for their actions or inaction on legislative issues. There are debates about styles of issue voting as ... 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

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