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World System in the Information Age  

Joachim K. Rennstich

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The global world system is essentially comprised of a variety of complex intraorganizational and interorganizational networks (or “webs”) intersecting with geographical networks structured ... More

World System History  

Robert A. Denemark

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
World system history is a perspective on the global sociopolitical and economic system with a structural, long-term and transdisciplinary nature. The intellectual origins of the study of ... More

World Society, World-Polity Theory, and International Relations  

John Boli, Selina Gallo-Cruz, and Matt Mathias

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Jan 2011
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Jan 2018
World-polity theory is a widely used sociological perspective for the analysis of world culture, organization, and change. Also known as world-society theory, global neo-institutionalism, ... More

What is Theory?  

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The concept of theory takes part in a conceptual network occupied by some of the most common subjects of European Enlightenment, such as “science” and “reason.” Generally speaking, a ... More

Universals and Particulars in International Relations Theory  

Anupam Pandey and Fiona Robinson

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
One of the most vigorous debates within the discipline of international relations (IR) revolves around the “universal/particular” dichotomy: the tensions between worldviews that emphasize ... More

Russian Theory of International Relations  

Andrei P. Tsygankov and Pavel A. Tsygankov

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Unique features of Russia’s perspectives on international politics as practice can be obtained quite clearly through the investigation of the debates on Russian foreign policy ... More

Responding to Refugee and Humanitarian Crises  

Georg von Kalckreuth and Daniel Warner

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The term “refugee crisis” is used throughout the literature to refer to situations where large numbers of refugees or displaced persons more generally are present, whereas “humanitarian ... More

Regime Theory  

Raymond Hopkins and Benjamin Meiches

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Nov 2012
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Jan 2018
The term “international regime” was originally used to describe formal agreements between states, but the concept has since evolved after going through considerable critique and ... More

Reform in China and Russia: A Comparative Perspective  

John James Kennedy and Mariya Y. Omelicheva

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
After years of communism and central planning, Russia and China embarked on broad transformations from planned to market economy and limited political liberalization reforms. Chinese ... More

Reciprocity in International Studies  

Mark J. C. Crescenzi, Rebecca H. Best, and Bo Ram Kwon

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Reciprocity refers to the character of the actions and reactions between two or more actors. This character is commonly one of responding in kind to the actions of another. As such, ... More

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