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Kimberly Theidon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

February 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Policy; International Relations. 5913 words.

This chapter focuses on the absence of certain marginal groups from the United Nations’ Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and suggests correctives to those exclusions. The chapter discusses...

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Ariel I. Ahram.

in Break all the Borders

March 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 10056 words.

Chapter 2 discusses the breakdown of the normative and practical consensus surrounding sovereign statehood and the possibilities of a new Wilsonian moment in MENA. The 2011 Arab uprisings...

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“A Force for Good”?

Lisbeth Aggestam and Adrian Hyde-Price.

in The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics

December 2015; p ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations. 7253 words.

This chapter examines the politics of Swedish military activism and the paradoxes they involve. Since the end of the Cold War, Sweden has been involved a range of international military...

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Access to Services in a Patronage Democracy

Jennifer Bussell.

in Clients and Constituents

August 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 11958 words.

This chapter presents a discussion of service provision in India, to set the context for an analysis of distributive politics and, in particular, constituency service, in a patronage...

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African Agency in International Politics

Jonathan Fisher.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations; Political Behaviour. 7962 words.

International Relations theory has tended to overlook the role of Africa and Africans in the international system. Traditionally, the discipline’s most influential theorists have focused...

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The African Union: Successes and Failures

Thomas Kwasi Tieku.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; International Relations. 11723 words.

The African Union (AU), an international organization comprising all 54 independent states in Africa and Western Sahara, was established in May 2001 to, among other things, promote regional...

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African Union–United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)

David Lanz.

in The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

July 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Comparative Politics. 5495 words.

This chapter focuses on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), a peacekeeping mission created by the UN Security Council in July 2007 to protect civilians in...

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Agenda Setting

Xu Yi-chong and Patrick Weller.

in The Working World of International Organizations

January 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 14808 words.

Agenda setting and agenda management are key elements for the effective operation of IOs. They are at the centre of political manœuvring among member states and between states and IOs, and...

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Aid, Political Conditionality, and Other International Efforts to Support Democracy in Africa

Christine Hackenesch.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; International Relations. 8559 words.

Support for democracy, human rights, and good governance reforms in Africa has become a prominent objective in engagement by European Union (EU) institutions, EU member states, and the...

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All the State’s Proxies in Turkey and Russia

Yelena Biberman.

in Gambling with Violence

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 9298 words.

This chapter considers the applicability of the balance-of-interests framework beyond South Asia with cases drawn from Turkey (1984–1999) and Russia (1994–96 and 1999–2002). Despite their...

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