Piotr Swistak

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  • Mallory Mcmahon, Bartlomiej Kaminski, Piotr Swistak, Vladimir Tismaneanu
  • 2014
The key question discussed in this dissertation concerns the future path that the European Union could take. Conceptual framework developed to answer this question derives from theories and concepts explaining the rise and decline of empires and the emergence and survival of regimes understood along the lines of hegemonic stability theory. This project(More)
There is an overwhelming amount of empirical evidence that democracy makes states more pacific toward their citizens. This robust finding has left scholars working in this area confident that they know why democracy causes states to be more pacific. I argue this is not true for two reasons. First, the theories adopted to explain this relationship have not(More)
In this dissertation I construct an axiomatic theory of action that explains how originally selfish individuals form aggregations and develop cooperative abilities. This theory is more general than the two most widespread biological explanations of the emergence of cooperation: kinship theory and game theoretic models. In particular, it introduces the(More)
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