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Agent-Based Computational Modeling and International Relations Theory: <i>Quo Vadis?</i>

Claudio Cioffi-Revilla.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Methodology; International Relations. 12540 words.

Agent-based computational modeling (ABM, for short) is a formal and supplementary methodological approach used in international relations (IR) theory and research, based on the general ABM...

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Capitalist Peace Theory: A Critical Appraisal

Gerald Schneider.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations; Political Economy; Political Methodology. 8340 words.

Capitalist peace theory (CPT) has gained considerable attention in international relations theory and the conflict literature. Its proponents maintain that a capitalist organization of an...

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Case Study Methods

Andrew Bennett and Colin Elman.

in The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Political Methodology. 7844 words.

This article focuses on a third generation of qualitative methods research. Third-generation qualitative methods provide a unique bridge between the single-logic-of-inference and...

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Civil War Termination

Caroline A. Hartzell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour; Political Methodology; International Relations. 7961 words.

Civil wars typically have been terminated by a variety of means, including military victories, negotiated settlements and ceasefires, and “draws.” Three very different historical trends in...

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The Concept of Power and the (Un)discipline of International Relations

Janice Bially Mattern.

in The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Political Methodology. 3304 words.

Where there is politics there is power. It is no surprise, hence, that the concept of power is fundamental to the study of world politics. Power, or, more exactly, the particular way in...

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Conflict Management of Territorial Disputes

Krista E. Wiegand.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Methodology; International Relations. 10805 words.

Despite the decline in interstate wars, there remain dozens of interstate disputes that could erupt into diplomatic crises and evolve into military escalation. By far the most difficult...

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Constructivism

Ian Hurd.

in The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Political Methodology. 8129 words.

This article examines the features that distinguish constructivism from other approaches to international relations and then looks at some controversies within constructivist scholarship...

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Counterfactuals and Foreign Policy Analysis

Richard Ned Lebow.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour; Political Methodology; International Relations. 9071 words.

Counterfactuals seek to alter some feature or event of the pass and by means of a chain of causal logic show how the present might, or would, be different. Counterfactual inquiry—or control...

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Critical Junctures, Developmental Pathways, and Incremental Change in Security Institutions

Etel Solingen and Wilfred Wan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Political Methodology. 8691 words.

Historical institutionalism as an explicit tradition has largely remained on the sidelines in international security scholarship, with some exceptions. The chapter begins by reviewing the...

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Critical Theory

Richard Shapcott.

in The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Political Methodology. 8060 words.

This article provides an overview of the most important elements of the critical theory of international relations. Any inquiry into critical international relations theory has to...

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