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The Baltic States in the European Union  

Tanel Kerikmäe, Archil Chochia, and Max Atallah

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Apr 2018
Integration with the European Union has been far less distressing for the three Baltic States than for numerous other accessing countries owing to their strong societal impetus to (re)join ... More

The Czech Republic and the European Union  

Lenka Anna Rovná and Jan Rovny

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Mar 2018
The collapse of communism in late 1989 released the Czechs to freely consider and shape the social and economic structures of their country. The diverse formulations of the contours that a ... More

Referendums in the European Union  

Derek Beach

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Feb 2018
Referendums are frequently used to ratify European Union (EU)–related propositions. Since 1972 there have been in total 46 EU-related referendums, excluding third-country referendums on ... More

Rational Choice Institutionalism and European Integration  

Gerald Schneider and Anastasia Ershova

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Feb 2018
Rational choice institutionalism (RCI) conceives of European integration as the outcome of three interplaying forces—interests, information, and institutions. Cooperation in the European ... More

Poland and the European Union  

Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski and Maciej Wilga

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Feb 2018
Multifaceted in its character, the relationship between Poland and the European Union is now more than a quarter of a century old. After the breakdown of the Eastern bloc, Poland signed ... More

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) Rights and Sub-Saharan Africa  

Ryan Thoreson

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Feb 2018
In recent decades, the efflorescence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) movements has created powerful inroads for sexual rights in many parts of sub-Saharan ... More

From International Law and International Relations to Law and World Politics  

Christopher A. Whytock

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Feb 2018
Political scientists—primarily in the discipline’s international relations subfield—have long studied international law. After considering how political scientists and legal scholars ... More

Federalism as a Theory of Regional Integration  

Søren Dosenrode

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Feb 2018
Federations have existed in a modern form since the constitution of the United States entered into force in 1789. Riker defines a federation as follows (1975, p. 101) “a political ... More

Neofunctionalism  

Arne Niemann

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Dec 2017
Developed in the 1950s and 1960s, neofunctionalism underwent several ups and downs, often closely related to the stops and starts of the European integration process. During this time, ... More

Indigenous Political Representation in Latin America  

Roberta Rice

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Dec 2017
Indigenous peoples have become important social and political actors in contemporary Latin America. The politicization of ethnic identities in the region has divided analysts into those ... More

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