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Advocacy Coalitions in Foreign Policy  

Jonathan Pierce and Katherine Hicks

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May 2017
The advocacy coalition framework (ACF) was developed to explain policy processes where contentious coalitions of actors seek to translate competing belief systems into public policy. ... More

African Agency in International Politics  

Jonathan Fisher

International Relations theory has tended to overlook the role of Africa and Africans in the international system. Traditionally, the discipline’s most influential theorists have focused ... More

The Aftermaths of Civil Conflicts  

Jaclyn M. Johnson and Clayton L. Thyne

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May 2017
The devastating Syrian civil war that began after the Arab Spring in 2011 has reminded the international community of the many consequences of civil war. However, this conflict is simply ... More

Agency and Structure in Foreign Policy Analysis  

Jarrod Hayes

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Aug 2018
For much of the history of the study of international relations, and of foreign policy as a distinctive subfield, scholars have debated the relative weight of agency and structure in ... More

Agent-Based Computational Modeling and International Relations Theory: Quo Vadis?  

Claudio Cioffi-Revilla

Agent-based computational modeling (ABM, for short) is a formal and supplementary methodological approach used in international relations (IR) theory and research, based on the general ABM ... More

The Age-Structural Theory of State Behavior  

Richard Cincotta

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Aug 2017
Over the past three decades, economic and political demographers, using various measures, have discerned that increased age-structural maturity makes significant statistical contributions ... More

Akamatsu Waves  

Arno Tausch, Leonid Grinin, and Andrey Korotayev

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Sep 2017
In 1937, the Japanese economist Kaname Akamatsu discovered specific links between the rise and decline of the global peripheries. Akamatsu’s theory of development describes certain ... More

American Grand Strategy and Political Economy Theory  

Kevin Narizny

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Jun 2017
Nearly everything a state does has distributional consequences, including grand strategy. Societal groups with different stakes in the international economy and defense spending often have ... More

American Pragmatism in Foreign Policy Analysis  

Ulrich Franke and Gunther Hellmann

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Sep 2017
This article examines scholarship in the field of foreign policy analysis inspired by the philosophy and social theory of American Pragmatism. Pragmatism is reconstructed as a unified ... More

Analogies and Metaphors and Foreign Policy Decision Making  

William Flanik

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May 2017
Like all decision making, foreign policy decision making (FPDM) requires transferring meaning from one representation to another. Since the end of the Cold War, students of FPDM have ... More

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