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The Foreign Policy Implications of Financial Crises  

Ronja Kempin

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Oct 2017
To what extent is the “Euro-crisis” a problem for the EU’s international standing and role? A conceptual framework has been developed based on the five distinct analytical categories: (a) ... More

Terrorism as a Global Wave Phenomenon: Religious Wave  

David C. Rapoport

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Oct 2017
Time gaps existed in the first three waves between precipitating political events and the development of terrorist activity. But now the time gap has disappeared because the precipitating ... More

Terrorism as a Global Wave Phenomenon: Anarchist Wave  

David C. Rapoport

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Oct 2017
The First Wave of global terrorism began in Russia. After Russia was humiliated in the Crimean War (1853–1856), Czar Alexander II decided to make it more like Western states which seemed ... More

Suicide Terrorism Theories  

Susanne Martin and Ami Pedahzur

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Oct 2017
Suicide terrorism has captured considerable attention since the attacks on September 11, 2001. Governments offered unprecedented support for scholars who were willing to research the ... More

The Spread of Conflict in International Relations  

Nils W. Metternich

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Oct 2017
International relations as a subfield in political science has always been fundamentally concerned about the relations between actors and how they lead to conflictual or cooperative ... More

Network Science and International Relations  

Zeev Maoz

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Oct 2017
Network analysis has been one of the fastest-growing approaches to the study of politics in general and the study of international politics in particular. Network analysis relies on ... More

The Logics of Systemic Theory  

Bear F. Braumoeller and Benjamin Campbell

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Oct 2017
The history of systemic theory in international relations is a tragedy of bad timing: Interest in systemic theory and awareness of its importance preceded widespread understanding of the ... More

The Impact of Meso-Level Assumptions on Grand Theorizing: Using Unit, State, and Regime Type for Constructing IR’s Historical Narratives (and Theory-Building)  

Daniel M. Green

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Oct 2017
Narratives of history profoundly shape international relations (IR) scholarship. Periodizations and grand historical narratives are vitally consequential, establishing the very parameters ... More

Foundations of Power Transition Theory  

Ronald L. Tammen, Jacek Kugler, and Douglas Lemke

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Oct 2017
Power Transition theory is a dynamic and structural model for analyzing fundamental shifts in global power. The theory itself, while maintaining its core concepts, has metamorphosed over ... More

Foreign Policy Change  

Spyros Blavoukos and Dimitris Bourantonis

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Oct 2017
Foreign policy change entails the redirection to a lesser or greater extent of a state’s foreign policy. The parameters that account for such a change can be clustered according to their ... More

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