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The Distinction Between State and Government
The terms “state” and “government” are often used interchangeably in political discourse, but they can also refer to very different entities. In political geography, a distinction between the two isExpand
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An ontological analysis of states: Organizations vs. legal persons
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The purpose of this paper is to argue states are not organizations, but rather the objective legal persons of international law. Expand
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A Theory of Social Agentivity and its Integration into the Descriptive Ontology for Linguistic and Cognitive Engineering
  • E. Robinson
  • Computer Science
  • Int. J. Semantic Web Inf. Syst.
  • 2011
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This article elucidates a theory by which physical and social objects can take action, but that also recognizes the different ways in which they act. Expand
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Reexamining fiat, bona fide and force dynamic boundaries for geopolitical entities and their placement in DOLCE
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The purpose of this article is to reexamine the ontology of geopolitical boundaries so that they can be better represented in ontologies designed for the semantic web. Expand
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A Theory of Social Agentivity and its Integration into the Descriptive Ontology for Linguistic and Cognitive Engineering
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The agentivity of social entities has posed problems for ontologies of social phenomena, especially in the Descriptive Ontology for Linguistic and Cognitive Engineering DOLCE designed for use in semantic web. Expand
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The Aspatial Economics of Virtual Worlds
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This article compares and contrasts the economic geography of the physical world with that of virtual worlds, with an analytical focus on the spatial (and aspatial) characteristics of Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo II (released in 2000) and its massively multiplayer online roleplaying game World of Warcraft. Expand
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A Documentary Theory of States and Their Existence as Quasi-Abstract Entities
This article is concerned with the existence of states as a matter of fact, and it approaches that subject within the context of the ontology of social reality as a whole. It argues, first, thatExpand
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