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The Aftermaths of Civil Conflicts

The Aftermaths of Civil Conflicts   Reference library

Jaclyn M. Johnson and Clayton L. Thyne

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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9,531 words
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Why the Effects of Civil War Matter

The conflict in Syria that began after the Arab Spring in 2011 captured

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

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

Claudio Cioffi-Revilla

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

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Current Version:
2018
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Social sciences, Politics
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12,273 words
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Introduction

What Is an ABM?

An agent-based computational model in international relations (IR) is an object-oriented simulation model of a

The Age-Structural Theory of State Behavior

The Age-Structural Theory of State Behavior   Reference library

Richard Cincotta

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

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2018
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Social sciences, Politics
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9,216 words
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Introduction

Rather than focusing on explanatory narratives and causality, the age-structural theory of state behavior is concerned with generating “timed

Akamatsu Waves

Akamatsu Waves   Reference library

Arno Tausch, Leonid Grinin, and Andrey Korotayev

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

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2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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5,794 words
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The System of Economic Cycles, and the Place of Akamatsu Waves Within Them

Before the 1920s, the economic literature hardly

Albizu Campos, Pedro

Albizu Campos, Pedro (1893–1965)   Reference library

Luis Galanes

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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2015
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Social sciences, Politics, Law
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741 words
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Pedro Albizu Campos is beyond doubt the most important Puerto Rican nationalist leader and freedom fighter of the twentieth century.

Analogies and Metaphors and Foreign Policy Decision Making

Analogies and Metaphors and Foreign Policy Decision Making   Reference library

William Flanik

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis

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2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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10,182 words
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Introduction

Philosopher and psychologist William James believed that “humans can understand things, events, and experiences only from and through the

Arellano, Elvira

Arellano, Elvira (1975)   Reference library

Ana Elena Puga

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
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640 words
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who rose to international prominence when she and her seven-year-old son took shelter in a Chicago church in 2006–2007 rather

Assessment of Active Learning

Assessment of Active Learning   Reference library

Kay Gibson and Carolyn M. Shaw

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
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9,786 words
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Introduction

Within the field of International Relations (IR), as well as across all academic disciplines, scholars have increasingly focused on

Border Patrol

Border Patrol   Reference library

Joseph Nevins

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
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1,378 words
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The US Border Patrol defines itself as “the mobile, uniformed law enforcement arm of the US Customs and Border Protection

The Causes of War

The Causes of War   Reference library

Karen Ruth Adams

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
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11,233 words
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Introduction

Armed conflict is a recurrent and destructive feature of international politics. Because citizens are eager to avoid it and

Challenges and Possibilities of Empirical International Relations Theory: Evidence from Research in Brazil

Challenges and Possibilities of Empirical International Relations Theory: Evidence from Research in Brazil   Reference library

Fernanda Barasuol and Andre Reis da Silva

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
8,276 words
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Introduction

The field of International Relations (IR), has been characterized in the past decades by the “Third Debate,” which have

Change and Continuity in African Electoral Politics Since Multipartyism

Change and Continuity in African Electoral Politics Since Multipartyism   Reference library

Jaimie Bleck and Nicolas van de Walle

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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11,268 words
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Between 1990 and 2015, 184 multicandidate presidential elections and 207 multiparty legislative elections were held in some 46 countries of sub-Saharan Africa....

Changing Patterns of Political Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa

Changing Patterns of Political Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa   Reference library

Kate M. Carter and Scott Straus

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
11,906 words
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Given the coercive nature of colonial states, divisive colonial boundary-making processes, and the often abrupt transitions to independence, a central experience for many sub-Saharan ... More
Chicken

Chicken   Quick reference

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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263 words
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Game which takes its name from ‘dare’ games said to be played by Californian teenagers: two people are driving head‐on at one another on a narrow road; the first to swerve is chicken. When ... More
Civil War and Religion: An Overview

Civil War and Religion: An Overview   Reference library

Isak Svensson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Religion
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10,428 words
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This article examines the extent to which religious factors can explain the onset, dynamics, and termination of civil wars. The study of peace and conflict has traditionally tended to ... More
Clarifying Causal Mechanisms in International Relations

Clarifying Causal Mechanisms in International Relations   Reference library

Patrick James

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
7,114 words
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Overview

Theory and evidence about causal mechanisms, at some point (probably) long ago, reached the carrying capacity for integration into

Classical Geopolitics Revisited

Classical Geopolitics Revisited   Reference library

Klaus Dodds

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
Length:
11,687 words
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Introduction

Classical geopolitics, put simply, is fundamentally concerned with the role that inter alia location and resources play in the

Clusters and Regional Development

Clusters and Regional Development   Reference library

Sanjoy Chakravorty

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
Length:
10,737 words
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Introduction

Clustering describes a phenomenon in which objects are not randomly distributed, but are spatially ordered: that is, organized into

Colonial Rule and Its Political Legacies in Africa

Colonial Rule and Its Political Legacies in Africa   Reference library

Amanda Lea Robinson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
7,804 words
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European contact with sub-Saharan Africa dates back to the 15th century, during the mercantilist period of colonization (Foa, 2017...

Comparative Analysis in African Politics

Comparative Analysis in African Politics   Reference library

Goran Hyden

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
9,086 words
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Comparison is a basic tool of analysis in the social sciences because it engenders concepts that bring into focus potential similarities and contrasts among cases under scrutiny. Although ... More

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