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Explosive connections? Mass media, social media, and the geography of collective violence in African states
Growing evidence indicates that the diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICTs) can substantially alter the contours of collective violence in developing nations. However,Expand
The geometry of security: Modeling interstate alliances as evolving networks:
In this article, it is argued that interstate alliances function as public costly signals of state intentions to cooperate militarily, and as such, they should be expected to influence stateExpand
Not by the Sword Alone: Soft Power, Mass Media, and the Production of State Sovereignty
  • T. C. Warren
  • Economics
  • International Organization
  • 1 January 2014
Abstract Scholars of civil conflict have long recognized the importance of state strength in the suppression of nascent insurgencies. However, previous empirical investigations have generally focusedExpand
When Preferences and Commitments Collide: The Effect of Relative Partisan Shifts on International Treaty Compliance
In this article, we demonstrate that changes in the partisan orientation of a country's executive branch influence the likelihood that the government of that country complies with international legalExpand
Modeling the coevolution of international and domestic institutions
While much previous research has examined the relationship between interstate military alliances and the structure of domestic regimes, existing findings point in contradictory directions. Some haveExpand
Explaining Violent Intra-Ethnic Conflict
Despite significant advances in the disaggregation of the study of civil conflict and intra-ethnic violence, intra-ethnic violence remains understudied. In this article, we present the firstExpand
Testing Clausewitz: Nationalism, Mass Mobilization, and the Severity of War
Abstract Drawing on Clausewitz's classical theory, we argue that the emergence of mass nationalism following the French Revolution profoundly altered the nature of the units constituting theExpand
The Logic of Intra-Ethnic Conflict : Group Fragmentation in the Shadow of State Power
Despite significant advances in the disaggregation of the study of civil conflict and inter-ethnic violence, intra-ethnic violence remains understudied. In this paper, we present the firstExpand
The Physics of Statecraft: Technology, Terrain, and the Territorialization of Modern States 1
While variation in the power and size of states has long been recognized as one of the central drivers of geopolitical behavior, few studies have directly addressed the question of how and whyExpand