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The “Cadillac” Bureaucracy

Rebecca Hamlin.

in Let Me Be a Refugee

September 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 7600 words.

This chapter outlines the process and the key institutional players that are involved in refugee status determination in Canada. The regime is based on a conceptualization of administrative...

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Complementary Protection in a Complicated World

Rebecca Hamlin.

in Let Me Be a Refugee

September 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 7702 words.

Complementary protection is offered to those people who are not eligible for refugee visas but who may still be in need of protection. Yet, the features of each refugee status determination...

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Implications and Innovations

Michael P. Colaresi.

in Democracy Declassified

September 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Comparative Politics. 8100 words.

The concluding chapter reviews the secrecy dilemma and draws out several implications relevant to debates about national security leaks, institutional changes, innovations in oversight, and...

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Building a Cross-National Comparison of RSD Regimes

Rebecca Hamlin.

in Let Me Be a Refugee

September 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 8306 words.

There are two dominant and opposing theories in the migration studies literature, one that sees convergence between receiving state policies, and one that sees divergence between them....

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Let Me Be a Refugee

Rebecca Hamlin.

September 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 248 pages.

Why do decision-makers in similar liberal democracies interpret the same legal definition in very different ways? International law provides states with a common definition of a refugee as...

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Game Theory and Other Modeling Approaches

in The International Studies Encyclopedia

March 2010; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Relations. 11168 words.

Introduction

Game theory, the science of interactive decision making, burst upon the academic scene in 1944 with the publication of

Operational Code Theory: Beliefs and Foreign Policy Decisions

in The International Studies Encyclopedia

March 2010; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Relations. 13684 words.

Introduction

Beliefs play a pivotal role in explaining the process of foreign policy decision making, the ensuing process of strategic

Human Rights and Foreign Policy Analysis

in The International Studies Encyclopedia

March 2010; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Relations. 9968 words.

Introduction

This essay reviews research on the role of human rights as a factor influencing foreign policy decision making. This

International Law and Foreign Policy

Joel H. Westra.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: International Relations. 11673 words.

Policymakers regularly face decisions pertaining to the making of international law and compliance with international law. International relations scholars have attempted to explain the...

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The Skewed Balance

Bibhu Prasad Routray.

in India's Military Modernization

February 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 10457 words.

India, world’s largest weapons importer, is estimated to spend US$80 billion on military modernization programmes by 2015. The country is just not spending heavily on building up its land...

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Zion's Dilemmas

Charles D. Freilich.

September 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: International Relations. 560 pages.

This book details the history and, in many cases, the chronic inadequacies in the making of Israel's national security policy. It identifies profound, ongoing problems ascribed to a series...

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Rational Choice Institutionalism and European Integration

Gerald Schneider and Anastasia Ershova.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: International Relations. 8836 words.

Rational choice institutionalism (RCI) conceives of European integration as the outcome of three interplaying forces—interests, information, and institutions. Cooperation in the European...

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The Bureaucracy as Battlefield

Matthew Ford.

in Weapon of Choice

February 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 7884 words.

If science could not be used to come to a resolution as to what weapon system ought to be adopted then selection decisions would have to be taken on other criteria. In this chapter we...

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Introduction

Kenneth Payne.

in The Psychology of Strategy

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 9777 words.

Strategy is an inherently psychological activity. War strategists often reach their decisions on the basis of unconscious reasoning; they are profoundly influenced by the desire for status...

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New Barbarism and the Test of Modernity

in The Empire of Civilization

March 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 11599 words.

This chapter outlines the more recent division of our world into its “civilized” and “uncivilized” spheres, and discusses the standards of civilization for the late twentieth and early...

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Three Long and Costly Wars

James H. Lebovic.

in Planning to Fail

May 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 5497 words.

The US wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan display a biased decisional pattern rooted in the non-rational tendencies of a “means-driven” process. Critical lessons from these three long...

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Introduction

Charles D. Freilich.

in Zion's Dilemmas

September 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 2853 words.

This book examines the national security decision-making processes (DMPs) in Israel, focusing primarily on the prime ministerial and cabinet levels and on their interaction with the organs...

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Kurt Waldheim, 1972–1981

Kent J. Kille.

in The UN Secretary-General and the Security Council

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 9854 words.

Kurt Waldheim is recognized as a subservient office-holder who bent to the will of the Great Powers. Waldheim’s individual decision-making and engagement with Security Council decisions was...

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Dispelling Illusions of Rigor

Jeffrey A. Friedman.

in War and Chance

July 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 11779 words.

This chapter explores the psychology of assessing uncertainty in international politics. It presents a series of survey experiments that test important concerns about the extent to which...

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pooled sovereignty

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; International Relations. 248 words.

A term used to denote the sharing of decision‐making powers between states in systems of international cooperation. Whereas unanimous decision‐making between states leaves sovereignty...