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Climate variability, economic growth, and civil conflict
Despite many claims by high-ranking policymakers and some scientists that climate change breeds violent conflict, the existing empirical literature has so far not been able to identify a systematic,
A Comparison of International and Domestic Sources of Global Governance Dynamics
Existing empirical models of international co-operation emphasize domestic determinants, although virtually all theories of international relations focus on interdependencies between countries. This
Do natural resources matter for interstate and intrastate armed conflict?
This article reviews the existing theoretical arguments and empirical findings linking renewable and non-renewable natural resources to the onset, intensity, and duration of intrastate as well as
The role of environmental perceptions in migration decision-making: evidence from both migrants and non-migrants in five developing countries
Research has demonstrated that, in a variety of settings, environmental factors influence migration. Yet much of the existing work examines objective indicators of environmental conditions as opposed
Is there a “Depth versus Participation” dilemma in international cooperation?
Much of the International Relations literature assumes that there is a “depth versus participation” dilemma in international politics: shallower international agreements attract more countries and
The Charmed Life of Superstar Exporters: Survey Evidence on Firms and Trade Policy
What factors determine firms’ attitudes toward trade policy? This paper considers producers’ policy preferences and political behavior in light of two key patterns in modern international trade:
The impact of preferential trade agreements on governmental repression revisited
Previous research suggests that most treaties are ineffective in ensuring countries’ compliance with human rights standards. It has been argued, however, that preferential trade agreements (PTAs)
Firms and Global Value Chains: Identifying Firms’ Multidimensional Trade Preferences
Trade policy has become increasingly multidimensional. Current trade agreements not only address market access but also encompass rules and provisions related to flexibility of commitment, investment
Perceptions of environmental change and migration decisions
While climate change is projected to increase displacement of people, knowledge on this issue remains limited and fragmented. In his paper we focus on the micro-level and study the effects of
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