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Decision Making Theories in Foreign Policy Analysis  

Alex Mintz and Amnon Sofrin

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Oct 2017
Key theories of foreign policymaking include: the rational actor model, prospect theory, poliheuristic theory, cybernetic theory, bureaucratic politics, and organizational politics; and, ... More

Defending Classical Geopolitics  

Phil Kelly

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Jan 2017
Three successive parts are presented within this article, all intended to raise the visibility and show the utility of classical geopolitics as a deserving and separate ... More

Defining and Operationalizing Context Through a Structural Political Geography for International Relations  

Colin Flint and Raymond J. Dezzani

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May 2017
A structural understanding of the contextualized behavior of states is introduced and operationalized. Context is a central theme of the discipline of geography and identifies context ... More

Democracy Promotion and US Foreign Policy  

David Ryan and Liam O'Brien

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Sep 2017
Democracy promotion has been a key aspect of U.S. identity and foreign policy, though Washington also has a long history of supporting non-democratic forms of governance; it has both ... More

Democratic Domestic Institutions and Foreign Policy  

Eric Hamilton

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Sep 2017
Scholarship on the relationship between domestic institutions and foreign policy is driven by the assumption that a state’s domestic political arrangement can explain important aspects of ... More

Democratization and Conflict  

Ömer Faruk Örsün, Reşat Bayer, and Michael Bernhard

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Jul 2017
Is democratization good for peace? The question of whether democratization results in violence has led to a spirited and productive debate in empirical conflict studies over the past two ... More

Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)  

Yi Feng

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Jun 2017
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a major component of globalization. Because of the important role it plays in economic growth and development, many scholars have directed their interest ... More

Diffusion in International Politics  

Alex Braithwaite and Sangmi Jeong

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Jun 2017
Diffusion with respect to international politics is commonly defined as the tendency for events or behaviors occurring in one spatial unit to influence the likelihood of similar events or ... More

Diplomacy and Negotiation by the Numbers: More Than An Art Form?  

Mark A. Boyer and Michael J. Butler

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Sep 2017
One of the long-standing debates between diplomatic historians and social scientists focusing on diplomacy and negotiation turns on what we know and how we know it. While diplomatic ... More

Diplomacy in Foreign Policy  

Kenneth Weisbrode

Diplomacy’s role in foreign policy is hampered by multiple understandings of what diplomacy is and does. A broad definition of diplomacy holds that it encompasses more than the promotion ... More

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