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Overview page. Subjects: Law.

In legal usage in many contexts, the actual (what occurs in fact, and may be proved as a fact) is contrasted with what is deemed or implied by operation of ...

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Not just global rhetoric: Japan's substantive actualization of its human security foreign policy

Tan Hsien-Li.

in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

January 2010; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Relations; East Asian Studies. 9091 words.

While there is much theoretical and academic discussion of human security, as well as regional expressions of human security by the Organization of American States, African Union, and the...

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The Selective and Diffusion Functions of Social Capital: Why So Many Migrants Out of So Few Places?

Thomas Faist.

in The Volume and Dynamics of International Migration and Transnational Social Spaces

March 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 20436 words.

Despite a high migration potential in most developing countries which send many migrants abroad, there is a high place selectivity. Typically, in the few places out of which many emigrate...

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The Pleasures of Imperialism and the Pink Elephant

Patricia Owens.

in Orientalism and War

January 2013; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 7127 words.

This chapter revisits the debate about recent American torture practices, particularly the use of discredited anthropological texts to validate long-held Orientalist assumptions about the...

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Atrocities in Our Time

Alex J. Bellamy.

in The Responsibility to Protect

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 8447 words.

This chapter examines how and why mass atrocities happen. Beginning with three accounts of actual massacres, the chapter explores the structural roots of mass killing and the factors that...

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The Sino-Indian Border Problem

Tien-sze Fang.

in Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in India-China Relations

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 15153 words.

This Chapter deals with the long-standing boundary question. China and India have paid a high price for the unresolved border dispute, which significantly undermined relations between the...

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Humanitarian Intervention

D. J. B. Trim.

in The Changing Character of War

May 2011; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; International Relations. 7333 words.

This chapter examines military humanitarian interventions spurred by concerns about ‘crimes against humanity’ or ‘mass atrocity crimes’. It begins by discussing early-modern precedents of...

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The ‘New Wars’ Thesis Revisited

Mats Berdal.

in The Changing Character of War

May 2011; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; International Relations. 11740 words.

This chapter focuses on the so-called ‘new wars’ that emerged in the late twentieth century. It examines the proposition that contemporary wars are ‘substantively distinct’ from older...

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Introduction

Fawaz A. Gerges.

in The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

September 2011; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Comparative Politics. 7888 words.

This introductory chapter explains why al-Qaeda is no longer a threat. It cites the widening gulf between the perception of the threat posed by al-Qaeda and its actual capabilities, and the...

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Political Parties

Leonardo Morlino.

in Democratization

January 2009; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 10218 words.

This chapter examines the role of political parties in the processes of democratization, that is, during transition, installation, and consolidation, and the possible phases of democratic...

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From Power to Foreign Policy

Thomas Juneau.

in Squandered Opportunity

April 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 8098 words.

This chapter proposes modifications to neoclassical realism, labeling the result the strategic analysis variant. It is possible to view this variant in terms of its position on a continuum...

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