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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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2011

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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All Things Considered

Fernando Rosenblatt.

in Party Vibrancy and Democracy in Latin America

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 6158 words.

This chapter, which closes Part II, synthesizes the empirical findings and returns to the theoretical argument. First, it presents the different conjunctions of causal factors that explain...

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America, the 1949 Geneva Conventions, and War Crime Courts-Martial in the Vietnam Conflict

Gary D. Solis.

in Do the Geneva Conventions Matter?

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Comparative Politics. 13666 words.

Throughout the US-Vietnam conflict (1965–1973), American forces labored to comply with the Geneva Conventions and customary laws of war, though US war crimes largely overshadowed those...

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America’s Challengers

Geir Lundestad.

in The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire"

March 2012; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Comparative Politics. 22632 words.

This chapter considers the challengers to the position of the US as the world’s only true superpower, specifically the EU and China. It suggests that the EU continues to be a work in...

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America’s Position

Geir Lundestad.

in The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire"

March 2012; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Comparative Politics. 13036 words.

This chapter assesses America’s current status as a superpower. Topics covered include the vast strength of the US after 1945; America’s unipolar moment in the 1990s; America’s decline; and...

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American Alliances and Asia’s Regional Architecture

Victor D. Cha.

in The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Comparative Politics. 9801 words.

Realism’s confidence in predicting future conflictual power transitions in Asia between the United States and China underestimates the robustness of an emerging regional architecture....

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American Political Development in the Mirror of Europe

Amel Ahmed.

in Comparative Area Studies

March 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 7152 words.

Area-specific knowledge is indispensable for studying political development, but this can also lead to “blindspots” when conducting historical research if one’s horizons are limited to...

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Anthropology and Forced Migration

Dawn Chatty.

in The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Comparative Politics. 5531 words.

This chapter examines the lived experience of forced migration and articulates anthropology’s unique contributions to the field of refugee and forced migration studies in documenting the...

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Anti-American Protest and U.S.-China Crisis Diplomacy

Jessica Chen Weiss.

in Powerful Patriots

September 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Comparative Politics. 18861 words.

This chapter assesses the management of anti-American protests in the context of two “near crises” in U.S.-China relations. Chinese leaders viewed the 1999 bombing of the Chinese embassy in...

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The Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Israel Defense Forces

Amichai Cohen and Eyal Ben-Ari.

in Do the Geneva Conventions Matter?

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Comparative Politics. 10361 words.

This chapter describes how increased juridification and demands to apply international humanitarian law (IHL) have influenced the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The authors analyze the IDF’s...

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Arms Buildups and the Use of Military Force

David F. Mitchell and Jeffrey Pickering.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 7074 words.

The empirical literature on arms buildups and the use of interstate military force has advanced considerably over the last half century. Research has largely confirmed that a relationship...

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