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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

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, 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 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

Consociationalism, Power Sharing, and Politics at the Center  

Stefan Wolff

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
For more than four decades, advocates of consociationalism and their opponents have been engaged in a debate over about how to design institutions to achieve sustainable peace in divided ... More

Cultural Homogenization, Ethnic Cleansing, and Genocide  

Daniele Conversi

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Cultural homogenization is understood as a state-led policy aimed at cultural standardization and the overlap between state and culture. Homogeneity, however, is an ... More

Culture, Religion, War, and Peace  

Yehonatan Abramson

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Dec 2013
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Nov 2017
Religion and culture have historically been neglected in international relations (IR) theories and in political science more generally. It was only recently that IR began to consider the ... More

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