International Organization

University of Cambridge (2012)

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Course Outline

Contents

  • Lecture 1 – The Nature of Cooperation and the Role of IOs
  • Lecture 2 – Domestic Politics and International Cooperation
  • Lecture 3 – Power and Distributional Conflict
  • Lecture 4 – The International Organisation of Security
  • Lecture 5 – Non-State Actors in International Politics
  • Case Studies:
  • Seminar 1 – The Concert of Europe
  • Seminar 2 – Why Democracies May Be Less Reliable Allies
  • Seminar 3 – Who Governs Global Banking?
  • Seminar 4 – NATO and UN Intervention
  • Seminar 5 – Licit and Illicit Networks

General Reading

Oye, Kenneth (ed.) (1986) Cooperation Under Anarchy, Chichester: Princeton University Press (the following were also printed as articles in World Politics, Vol.38, No.1, 1985)
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    1. One, Explaining Cooperation Under Anarchy: Hypotheses and Strategy

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    2. Snidal, The Game Theory of International Politics

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    Part IV: Axelrod & Keohane, Achieving Cooperation Under Anarchy

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    Review: Rosenau (1986) International Organization, Vol.40, No.4, pp.849-894

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    Review: Spiro (1988) Journal of International Affairs, Vol.42, No.1, pp.205-225

Keohane, Robert (1984), After Hegemony: cooperation and discord in the world political economy (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press)
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    3. Hegemony in the World Political Economy

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    4. Cooperation and International Regimes

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    6. A Functional Theory of International Regimes

Karns, Margaret & Karen Mingst (2004) International Organisations: The politics and processes of global governance, Part I  (Lynne Rienner)

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Review: Momani, Bessma (2006) International Journal, Vol.61, No.3, pp773-776

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The United Nations Charter

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Lecture 1

The Nature of Cooperation and the Role of IOs

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Krasner, Stephen (1982) Structural Causes and Regime Consequences: regimes as intervening variables, International Organization, Vol.36, No.2, pp.185-205

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Mearsheimer, John (1994) The False Promise of International Institutions, International Security, Vol.19, No.3 (Winter 1994-1995), pp.5-49

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Mearsheimer, John (1995) A Realist Reply, International Security, Vol.20, No.1 (Summer), pp.82-93

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Keohane, Robert & Lisa Martin (1995) The Promise of Institutionalist Theory, International Security, Vol.20, No.1 (Summer), pp.39-51

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Wendt, Alexander (1995) Constructing International Politics, International Security, Vol.20, No.1 (Summer), pp.71-81

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Wagner, R. Harrison (1983) The Theory of Games and the Problem of International Cooperation, American Political Science Review, Vol.77, No.2 (Jun), pp.330-346

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Abbott, Kenneth & Duncan Snidal (1998) Why States Act through Formal International Organizations, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol.42, No.1 (Feb), pp.3-32

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Lecture 2

Domestic Politics and International Cooperation

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Putnam, Robert (1988) Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: the logic of two-level games, International Organization, Vol.42, No.3 (Summer), pp.427-460

Martin, Lisa (2000) Democratic Commitments: legislatures and international cooperation, Princeton University Press
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    1. Introduction

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    2. Theoretical Framework: Legislatures, executives and Commitment

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    3. Institutions and Influence: executive agreements and treaties

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    4. Economic Sanctions: domestic conflict of interest and international cooperation

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Broz, J. Lawrence & Michael Hawes (2006) US Domestic Politics and International Monetary Fund Policy, Chapter 3 in Hawkins, Lake et al (editors), Delegation and Agency in International Organizations, Cambridge University Press SEE SIDEBAR

DeSombre, Elizabeth (2000) Domestic Sources of International Environmental Policy, MIT Press
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    1. Introduction and Overview

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    2. Environmental and Economic Sources of Internationalization

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    4. Air Pollution

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    7. Markets and Power: International adoption of US domestic policies

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Kahler, Miles (1993) Bargaining with the IMF: Two-level strategies and developing countries, Chapter 12 in Evans, Jacobson, Putnam (editors) Double-Edged Diplomacy: International bargaining and domestic politics, University of California press, pp.363-393

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Lecture 3

Power and Distributional Conflict

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Gruber, Lloyd (2000) Winners and Losers: the case for theoretical reorientation, Chapter 3 in Ruling the World: power politics and the rise of supranational institutions, Princeton, N.J. Princeton University Press

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Thompson, Alexander () Coercion Through IOs: The Security Council and the logic of information transmission, International Organization, Vol.60, No.1 (Winter),  pp.1-34

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Hurd, Ian (2005) The Strategic Use of Liberal Internationalism: Libya and the UN sanctions, 1992-2003, International Organisation, Vol.59, No.3 (Summer), pp.495-526

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Steinberg, Richard (2002) In the Shadow of Law or Power?  Consensus-based bargaining and outcomes in the GATT/WTO, International Organization, Vol.56, No.2 (Spring), pp.339-374

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Lecture 4

The International Organisation of Security

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Lake, David (2001) Beyond Anarchy: The importance of security institutions, International Security, Vol.26, No.1 (Summer), pp.129-160

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Russett, Bruce, John Oneal & David Davis (1998), The Third leg of the Kantian Tripod for Peace: international organizations and militarised disputes, 1950-85, International Organization, Vol.52, No.3 (Summer), pp.441-467

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Fortna, Virginia (2003) Scraps of Paper?  Agreements and the durability of peace, International Organization, Vol.57, No.2 (Spring), pp.337-372

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Voeten, Eric (2005) The Political Origins of the UN Security Council’s Ability to Legitimize the Use of Force, International Organization, Vol.59, No.3 (Summer), pp.527-557

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Lecture 5

Non-State Actors in International Politics

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Karns, Margaret & Karen Mingst (2004) Nonstate Actors: NGOs, networks and social movements, Chapter 6 in International Organizations: the politics and processes of global governance, pp.219-254, Publisher: Lynne Rienner

Keck, Margaret & Kathryn Sikkink (1998) Activists Beyond Borders: advocacy networks in international politics, Cornell University Press
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    1. Transnational Advocacy Networks in International Politics: Introduction

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    3. Human Rights Advocacy Networks in Latin America

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Raustalia, Kal (1997) States, NGOs and International Environmental Institutions, International Studies Quarterly, Vol.41, No.4 (Dec), pp.719-740

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Cooley, Alexander & James Ron (2002) The NGO Scramble: Organizational insecurity and the political economy of transnational action, International Security, Vol.27, No.1 (Summer), pp.5-39

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Matthews, Jessica (1997) Power Shift, Foreign Affairs, Vol.76, No.1 (Jan/Feb), pp.51-66

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Slaughter, Anne-Marie (1997) The Real New World Order, Foreign Affairs, Vol.76, No.5 (Sep/Oct), pp.184-197

Further reading

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Betsill, Michele & Harriet Bulkeley (2004) Transnational Networks and Global Environmental Governance: The Cities for Climate Protection Program, International Studies Quarterly,  Vol.48, No.2 (Jun 2004), pp.471-493

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Case Studies

Seminar 1

The Concert of Europe

Required reading

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Jervis, Robert (1985) From Balance to Concert: A study of international security cooperation, World Politics, Vol.38, No.1 (Oct), pp.58-79

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Elrod, Richard (1976) The Concert of Europe: A fresh look at an international system, World Politics, Vol.28, No.2 (Jan), pp.159-174

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Slantchev, Branislav (2005) Territory and Commitment: The Concert of Europe as self-enforcing equilibrium, Security Studies, Vol.14, No.4, pp.565-606

Further reading

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Keohane, Robert (1988) International Institutions: Two approaches, International Studies Quarterly, Vol.32, No.4 (Dec), pp.379-396

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Snidal, Duncan (1985) The Game Theory of International Politics, World Politics, Vol.38, No.1 (Oct), pp.25-57 (also published as Ch.2 in K. Oye, Cooperation Under Anarchy, above)

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Mearsheimer, John (1995) A Realist Reply, International Security, Vol.20, No.1 (Summer), pp.82-93

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Seminar 2

Why Democracies May Be Less Reliable Allies

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Goldstein, Judith (1996) International Law and Domestic Institutions: reconciling North American “unfair” trade laws, International Organization, Vol.50, No.4 (Autumn), pp.541-564

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Gartzke, Erik and Kristian Gleditsch (2004) Why Democracies May Actually Be Less Reliable Allies, American Journal of Political Science, Vol.48, No.4 (Oct), pp.775-795

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Seminar 3

Who Governs Global Banking?

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Kapstein, Ethan (1989) Resolving the Regulator’s Dilemma: international coordination of banking regulations, International Organization, Vol.43, No.2 (Spring), pp.323-347

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Oatley, Thomas & Robert Nabors (1998) Redistributive Cooperation: Market failure, wealth transfers and the Basle Accord, International Organization, Vol.52, No.1 (Winter), pp.35-54

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Seminar 4

NATO and UN Intervention

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McCalla, Robert (1996) NATO’s Persistence After the Cold War, International Organization, Vol.50, No.3 (Summer), pp.445-475

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Wallander, Celeste (2000) Institutional Assets and Adaptability: NATO after the Cold War, International Organization, Vol.54, No.4 (Autumn), pp.705-735

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Dielh, Paul, Jennifer Reifschneider & Paul Hensel (1996) United Nations Intervention and Recurring Conflict, International Organization, Vol.50, No.4 (Autumn), pp.683-700

Fortna, Virginia Page (2008) Does Peacekeeping Work?  Shaping belligerent choices after civil war, Princeton University Press.  Chapters 1-5 (126 pages)

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Fortna, Virginia Page (2004) Does Peacekeeping Keep Peace? International intervention and the duration of peace after civil war, International Studies Quarterly, Vol.48, No.2 (Jun), pp.269-292

Further reading

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Fortna, Virginia Page (2004) Interstate Peacekeeping: causal mechanisms and empirical effects, World Politics, Vol.56, No.4 (Jul), pp.481-519

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Karns, Margaret & Karen Mingst (2004) The Search for Peace and Security, Chapter 8 in International Organizations: the politics and processes of global governance, pp.289-385, (Lynne Rienner)

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Seminar 5

Licit and Illicit Networks

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Price, Richard (1998) Reversing the Gun Sights: Transnational and civil society targets land mines, International Organization, Vol.52, No.3 (Summer), pp.613-644

Arquilla, John & David Ronfeldt (2001) Networks and Netwars: The future of terror, crime and militancy (Santa Monica: RAND)
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    1. The Advent of Netwar Revisited

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    2. The Networking of Terror in the Information Age

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    3. Transnational Criminal Networks

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Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, Mette & Calvert Jones (2008) Assessing the Dangers of Illicit Networks: Why Al-Qaida may be less threatening than many think, International Security, Vol.33, No.2 (Fall), pp.7-44

Further reading

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Betsill, Michele & Harriet Bulkeley (2004) Transnational Networks and Global Environmental Governance: The Cities for Climate Protection Program, International Studies Quarterly, Vol.48, No.2 (Jun 2004), pp.471-493

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Karns, Margaret & Karen Mingst (2004) Nonstate Actors: NGOs, networks and social movements, Chapter 6 in International Organizations: the politics and processes of global governance, pp.219-254, Publisher: Lynne Rienner

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Articles used for essay on Democratic Peace Theory

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Hegre, HÃ¥vard (2004) The Limits of the Liberal Peace, PhD Dissertation, University of Oslo

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Barbieri, Katherine (1996) Economic Interdependence: A path to peace or a source of interstate conflict?  Journal of Peace Research, Vol.33, No.1 (Feb), pp.29-49

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Beck, Nathaniel & Richard Tucker (1998) Democracy and Peace: General law or limited Phenomenon? Working Paper, prepared for delivery at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, 23-26 April, 1998

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Bennett, D. Scott (2006) Toward a Continuous Specification of the Democracy-Autocracy Connection, International Studies Quarterly, Vol.50, No.2 (Jun), pp.313-338

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Benoit, Kenneth (1996) Democracies Really Are More Pacific (in General): Reexamining regime type and war involvement, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol.40, No.4 (Dec), pp.636-657

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Boehmer, Charles, Erik Gartzke & Timothy Nordstrom (2004) Do Intergovernmental Organizations Promote Peace?  World Politics, Vol.57, No.1 (Oct), pp.1-38

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Bremer, Stuart (1992) Dangerous Dyads: Conditions affecting the likelihood of interstate war, 1816-1965,  Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol.36, No.2 (Jun), pp.309-341

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Bremer, Stuart (1993) Democracy and Militarized Interstate Conflict, 1816-1965, International Interactions: Empirical and Theoretical Research in International Relations, Vol.18, No.3, pp.231-249

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Cederman, Lars-Erik (2001) Back to Kant: Reinterpreting the Democratic Peace as a macrohistorical learning process, American Political Science Review, Vol.95, No.1 (Mar), pp.15-31

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Chan, Steve (1997) In Search of Democratic Peace: problems and promise, Mershon International Studies Review, Vol.41, No.1 (May), pp.59-91

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Cohen, Raymond (1994) Pacific Unions: A reappraisal of the theory that ‘democracies do not go to war with each other,’ Review of International Studies, Vol.20, No.3 (Jul), pp.207-223

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Dessler, David (1991) Beyond Correlations: toward a causal theory of war, International Studies Quarterly, Vol.35, No.3 (Sep), pp.337-355

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Doyle, Michael (1983) Kant, Liberal Legacies and Foreign Affairs, Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol.12, No.3 (Summer), pp.205-235

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Doyle, Michael (1983) Kant, Liberal Legacies and Foreign Affairs: Part 2, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol.12, No.4 (Autumn), pp.323-353

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Doyle, Michael (1986) Liberalism and World Politics, American Political Science Review, Vol.80, No.4 (Dec), pp.1151-1169

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Doyle, Michael (2005) Three Pillars of the Liberal Peace, American Political Science Review, Vol.99, No.3 (Aug), pp.463-466

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Gartzke, Erik (1998) Kant We All Just Get Along?  Opportunity, willingness and the origins of the Democratic Peace, American Journal of Political Science, Vol.42, No.1 (Jan), pp.1-27

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Gartzke, Erik & Quan Li (2003) War, Peace and the Invisible Hand: positive political externalities of economic globalization, International Studies Quarterly, Vol.47, No.4 (Dec), pp.561-586

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Gleditsch, Nils (1992) Democracy and Peace,  Journal of Peace Research, Vol.29, No.4 (Nov), pp.369-376

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Goenner, Cullen (2004) Uncertainty of the Liberal Peace, Journal of Peace Research, Vol.41, No.5 (Sep), pp.589-605

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Hensel, Paul, Gary Goertz & Paul Diehl (2000) The Democratic Peace and Rivalries, The Journal of Politics, Vol.62, No.4 (Nov), pp.1173-1188

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Hermann, Margaret & Charles Kegley Jr. (1996) Ballots, a Barrier against the Use of Bullets and Bombs: democratization and military intervention,  Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol.40, No.3 (Sep), pp.436-459

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Jones, Daniel, Stuart Bremer & J. David Singer (1996) Militarized Interstate Disputes, 1816-1992: rationale, coding rules and empirical patterns, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Vol.15, No.2, pp.163-212

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Keohane, Robert & Lisa Martin (1995) The Promise of Institutionalist Theory, International Security, Vol.20, No.1 (Summer), pp.39-51

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Layne, Christopher (1994) Kant or Cant: the myth of the democratic peace, International Security, Vol.19, No.2 (Autumn), pp.5-49

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Maoz, Zeev & Bruce Russett (1993) Normative and Structural Causes of Democratic Peace, 1946-1986, American Political Science Review, Vol.87, No.3 (Sep), pp.624-638

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Maoz, Zeev & Nasrin Abdolali (1989) Regime Types and International Conflict, 1816-1976, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol.33, No.1 (Mar), pp.3-35

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Mearsheimer, John (1994) The False Promise of International Institutions, International Security, Vol.19, No.3 (Winter 1994-1995), pp.5-49

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Mousseau, Michael (2003) The Nexus of Market Society, Liberal Preferences and Democratic Peace: interdisciplinary theory and evidence, International Studies Quarterly, Vol.47, No.4 (Dec), pp.483-510

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Oneal, John, Frances Oneal, Zeev Maoz & Bruce Russett (1996), The Liberal Peace: interdependence, democracy and international conflict, 1950-1985,  Journal of Peace Research, Vol.33, No.1 (Feb), pp.11-28

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Oneal, John & Bruce Russett (1999) The Kantian Peace: the pacific benefits of democracy, interdependence and international organizations, 1885-1992, World Politics, Vol.52, No.1 (Oct), pp.1-37

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Ravlo, Hilde, Nils Gleditsch, Han Dorussen (2003) Colonial War and the Democratic Peace,  Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol.47, No.4 (Aug), pp.520-548

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Rosato, Sebastian (2003) The Flawed Logic of Democratic Peace Theory, American Political Science Review, Vol.97, No.4 (Nov), pp.585-602

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Rosato, Sebastian (2005) Explaining the Democratic Peace, American Political Science Review, Vol.99, No.3 (Aug), pp.467-472

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Rummell, R.J. (1983) Libertarianism and International Violence,  Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol.27, No.1 (Mar) pp.27-71

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Russett, Bruce, John Oneal & David Davis (1998) The Third Leg of the Kantian Tripod for Peace: international organizations and militarized disputes, 1950-1985, International Organization, Vol.52, No.3 (Summer), pp.441-467

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Walker, Thomas (2000) The Forgotten Prophet: Tom Paine’s cosmopolitanism and international relations, International Studies Quarterly, Vol.44, No.1 (Mar), pp.51-72

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Weede, Erich (1984) Democracy and War Involvement,  Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 28, No.4 (Dec), pp.649-664

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Whetten, David (1989) What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution?  The Academy of Management Review, Vol.14, No.4 (Oct), pp.490-495


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