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Selectorate theory and the democratic peacekeeping hypothesis: evidence from Fiji and Bangladesh
ABSTRACT UN peacekeeping has undergone two major shifts since the end of the cold war. The first is a move away from limited efforts to maintain peace in post-conflict environments towards more
Hanging Out in International Politics: Two Kinds of Explanatory Political Ethnography for IR
The use of ethnographic methods is on the rise in International Relations. However, research in this area has largely been constrained to critical or interpretive analysis of nontraditional objects
Before and after borders: The nomadic challenge to sovereign territoriality
Although non-state actors have recently proliferated, many predate the modern state system itself. Among these, traditional nomads uniquely challenge sovereignty. Nomadism undermines states’ capacity
A Hegelian realist constructivist account of war, identity, and state formation
This article offers a realist constructivist account of armed conflict, based on the work of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Hegel has received relatively little attention in mainstream IR theory.
Introduction: Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations
State consolidation has commonly been understood as depending on the coercive power of governments. Nomads are less easily coerced than settled populations and are difficult to track or otherwise
States and Pre-State Actors: The Nomadic Challenge to Westphalian Territoriality
The collapse of walls and borders after the Cold War has been coupled with a proliferation of transborder non-state actors. However, many non-state actors predate the state system itself. Surveying
The Imperative to Explore the Impact of Disarmament on Peacemaking Efforts and Conflict Recurrence
Abstract There is today a well-established consensus that belligerents must be disarmed in order to reconstruct shattered states and establish a robust and durable peace in the wake of internal armed
Peace and Pollution: An Examination of Palestinian—Israeli Trans-Boundary Hazardous Waste Management 20 Years after the Oslo Peace Accords
As part of the Oslo Accords, Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed to jointly manage issues of environmental concern according to internationally recognised standards. The purpose of this paper
Inequality, the Other Virus. An Analysis of Argentina’s Situation
While we are writing this paper we find ourselves in a very different world from the one we lived in a few months ago. The COVID-19 pandemic has been wreaking havoc on our daily lives, affecting our
Domestic entanglements: Family, state, hierarchy, and the Hobbesian state of nature
Abstract This article revisits the Hobbesian account of the state of nature and the formation of states, attending to Hobbes’s account of the family. Drawing on feminist readings, we find in the