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Alliances and War  

Patricia A. Weitsman

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Military alliances predate even the state system as a form of international cooperation, and they take on many forms. The motivations of states seeking to join, the commitment levels ... More

The Causes of War  

Karen Ruth Adams

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The scientific study of war is a pressing concern for international politics. Given the destructive nature of war, ordinary citizens and policy makers alike are eager to anticipate if not ... More

Civil–Military Relations  

Mackubin Thomas Owens

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Civil–military relations is an interdisciplinary area of research, reflecting the work of political scientists, military, sociologists, and historians. History and culture, the ... More

Civil Wars  

Stathis N. Kalyvas and Paul D. Kenny

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
A civil war, also known as intrastate war, is a war between organized groups within the same state or country. It is a high-intensity conflict that often involves regular armed forces. One ... More

Civil Wars, Scientific Study of  

Idean Salehyan and Clayton L. Thyne

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Dec 2014
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Nov 2017
Civil war is an armed conflict between the state and another organized domestic party over a contested political incompatibility, which results in a number of casualties exceeding a ... More

The Conduct and Consequences of War  

Paul K. Huth and Alyssa K. Prorok

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
War is merely an outward expression of an inward state, an enlargement of a daily action. It is bloodier, more spectacular, more destructive, but it is the collective result of humans’ ... More

Conflict Analysis and Resolution as a Field  

Louis Kriesberg

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Conflict analysis and resolution (CAR) is defined by a set of ideas about avoiding, minimizing, and stopping violence that often is mutually destructive. CAR relates to all domains of ... More

Conflict Escalation  

Richard Bösch

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Nov 2017
Even though most conflicts in everyday life manifest themselves as cursory bagatelles, there are conflicts that end up in situations of organized, collective violence (e.g., armed ... More

Conflict Management  

Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and Patrick M. Regan

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
The issue of armed conflict management was first mentioned in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution in 1957, when Quincy Wright wrote that the resolution of ... More

Conflict Resolution: Feminist Perspectives  

Simona Sharoni

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
The academic study of conflict resolution was born as as a critique of mainstream International Relations (IR), which explains why feminist theory and conflict resolution share many things ... More

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