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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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Comparative Political Regimes: Consensus and Majoritarian Democracy

Matthijs Bogaards.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Economy; Political Institutions; Political Theory; Political Methodology. 9971 words.

Ever since Aristotle, the comparative study of political regimes and their performance has relied on classifications and typologies. The study of democracy today has been influenced heavily...

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Elinor Ostrom, Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action

Amy Poteete.

in The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

March 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Economy; Political Methodology. 5063 words.

This chapter comments on Elinor Ostrom’s 1990 book Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action, which issues a direct challenge to conventional economic...

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Strategic Voting Versus Sincere Voting

Damien Bol and Tom Verthé.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour; Political Economy; Political Institutions; Political Methodology. 9328 words.

People do not always vote for the party that they like the most. Sometimes, they choose to vote for another one because they want to maximize their influence on the outcome of the election....

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Sunk Costs and Political Decision Making

Charles A. Miller.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour; Political Economy; Comparative Politics; Political Methodology. 7687 words.

The “sunk costs fallacy” is a popular import into political science from organizational psychology and behavioral economics. The fallacy is classically defined as a situation in which...

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