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Diffusion and the International Context of Democratization
Democracy does not evolve sui generis. The spatial clustering in democracy and transitions suggests that international factors play a prominent role in forging democracies as well as influencingExpand
The perils of policy by p-value: Predicting civil conflicts
Large-n studies of conflict have produced a large number of statistically significant results but little accurate guidance in terms of anticipating the onset of conflict. The authors argue that tooExpand
Spatial Regression Models
This chapter discusses Spatial Dependence Maps as Visual Displays of Data Measuring Spatial Association and Correlation Measuring Proximity Estimating Spatial Models and Extensions Specifying Connectivities Inference and Model Evaluation. Expand
The Diffusion of Democracy, 1946–1994
We examine the relationship between the temporal and spatial aspects of democratic diffusion in the world system since 1946. We find strong and consistent evidence of temporal clustering ofExpand
Measuring and interpreting organizational culture.
In this article, the authors present a quantitative approach to measuring and interpreting organizational culture based on established norms and expected behavior. Expand
Measuring Space: A Minimum-Distance Database and Applications to International Studies
In this overview of a new database and approach to measuring distance among historical and contemporary independent nation-states, we review the utility of space to theory and empirical research inExpand
War and Peace in Space and Time: The Role of Democratization
Democratization reduces the risk of war, but uneven transitions toward democracy can increase the probability of war. Using country-level data on democratization and international war from the periodExpand
Modeling Dependencies in International Relations Networks
Despite the desire to focus on the interconnected nature of politics and economics at the global scale, most empirical studies in the field of international relations assume not only that the majorExpand
Double Take
The Polity data are widely used to explore the causes and consequences of democratic authority patterns. These data often have been used uncritically. The authors explore some of the theoretical andExpand