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Wars for Ethnic or Nationalist Supremacy  

Kristin P. Johnson

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
One of the biggest challenges in studying internal conflict is the fact that internal strife and instability is not the norm. Across diverse groups, societies, and regimes, cooperation ... More

War, Conflict, and Human Rights  

Olga Martin-Ortega, Johanna Herman, and Chandra Lekha Sriram

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The relationship between human rights and armed conflict is rooted in historical debates among religious, philosophical, and international legal scholars about the nature of a just war, ... More

Transformations of War: Perspectives from International Political Sociology  

Vivienne Jabri

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The reality of war has always been connected with political, economic, and social dynamics, as opposed to the notion that it is held within the confines of the battlefield. International ... More

Terrorism and Counterterrorism on the Internet  

Gabriel Weimann

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The internet has emerged as an important medium for terrorists. Two key trends can be discerned from cyberterrorism: the democratization of communications driven by user generated content ... More

Systemic Theories of Conflict  

Karen A. Rasler and William R. Thompson

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
There are various approaches, both simple and complex, to systemic conflict. The simpler ones include balance of power, polarity, concentration, polarization, and democratization. More ... More

The Spatial Analysis of War  

John O’Loughlin, Clionadh Raleigh, and Frank D.W. Witmer

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Analysis of civil and international conflict is an important component of the fields of political science and international relations. The theories that animate the study of conflict have ... More

Nuclear Strategy  

Patrick M. Morgan

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Nuclear strategy involves the production of nuclear weapons for political ends as well as the goals, means, and ways in which they are, or are planned to be, used. The roots of nuclear ... More

The Media and Postmodern Conflict  

Chiara de Franco

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Contemporary conflicts and warfare are invariably connected to some recurrent elements: globalization; the decline of the State; the emergence of transnational relations, both cultural and ... More

The Law of Genocide  

Robert Weiner

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Genocide is described as the most extreme form of crime against humanity; Winston Churchill even called it the “crime with no name.” The word “genocide” was coined by Raphael Lemkin, a ... More

International Organizations and Preventing War  

Martin S. Edwards and Jonathan M. DiCicco

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Jan 2012
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Jan 2018
International organizations (IOs) such as the United Nations play an important role in war prevention. In theory, IOs reduce the risk of war between belligerents by improving ... More

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