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Elections and Exit Strategies: No Exit Without a Strategy, or No Strategy Without an Exit?

Simon Chesterman

in You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199263486
eISBN:
9780191600999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263485.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The transfer of power to a legitimate and sustainable local authority, typically mediated through an election, is the central purpose of any transitional administration. Elections and other ‘exit ... More


US Democracy Promotion: Realist Reflections

Randall L. Schweller

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Offers an appraisal of the democratic peace theory from the perspective of both classical and structural realism. It argues that while democracy can ameliorate some of the causes of war cited by ... More


After the East-West Conflict: Democratization, State Colapse, and Empire Building

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines democratization, “failed states,” and empire building after the East–West conflict. The debate over “democratic peace” focused on democratization and was being underpinned by ... More


From “Fortunate Vagueness” to “Democratic Globalism,” 1989–2008

Tony Smith

in America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the United States' liberal democratic internationalism during the period 1989–2008, with particular emphasis on the evolution of American democracy promotion from what Reinhold ... More


Democratic Constraint, the Democratic Peace, and Conflict Initiation

Matthew A. Baum and Philip B. K. Potter

in War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164984
eISBN:
9781400866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164984.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines democratic constraint, democratic peace, and conflict initiation. It begins with a time-series, cross-sectional analysis of conflict initiation in all possible pairs of ... More


Conclusion

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This concluding chapter considers a convincing conception of enduring peace and the need to move beyond monothematic diagnoses of the contemporary world and of social change. It argues that none of ... More


From Realism to the Liberal Peace: Twenty Years of Research on the Causes of War

John R. Oneal

in International Relations Since the End of the Cold War: New and Old Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666430
eISBN:
9780191745607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666430.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Twenty years ago realists, emphasizing the influence of the international system and working in the humanistic tradition, dominated research on the causes of war. Today, liberal theories occupy ... More


The Perils of Neorealism

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Neorealists such as Stephen M. Walt argue that the Bush administration's war on terror did not promote democratic reforms in the Middle East but instead heightened anti-American sentiment in the ... More


Economic Interdependence and War

Dale C. Copeland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161587
eISBN:
9781400852703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161587.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Does growing economic interdependence among great powers increase or decrease the chance of conflict and war? Liberals argue that the benefits of trade give states an incentive to stay peaceful. ... More


After Modernization Theory: Historical Sociology and the Belicose Constitution of Western Modernity

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explores the connections between war and modernity as well as developments in Anglo-American historical sociology and its emphasis on war. Within American sociology, the turn to “war” ... More


The Rise of Neo-Wilsonian Theory

Tony Smith

in Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183480
eISBN:
9781400883400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183480.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the rise of neo-Wilsonianism. The problem with neo-Wilsonianism is that it replaced the relatively amorphous thinking of liberal internationalism with a much “harder” ideology, ... More


Thucydidean Themes: Democracy in International Relations

Christopher Hobson

in The Rise of Democracy: Revolution, War and Transformations in International Politics Since 1776

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748692811
eISBN:
9781474416184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692811.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores existing scholarship on democracy in international relations, focusing primarily on the democratic peace research programme. The remainder of the chapter provides the ... More


Constraints on Transition Conflict

David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson

in Transition Scenarios: China and the United States in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226040332
eISBN:
9780226040509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040509.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Conflict arenas in the past possessed far fewer constraints on conflict escalation than characterize the present and, presumably, the future. Four types of constraints are focused upon: democratic ... More


“New World Coming”: Narratives of the Future in US Post–Cold War National Security Discourse

Patricia L. Dunmire

in Discourses of War and Peace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199937271
eISBN:
9780199345847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937271.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the discourse of “democratic peace” that has characterized the post–Cold War era. Working within a modernist conception of the future, it focuses on narratives of the future ... More


American Power and the Major Foundations in the Post–Cold War Era

Inderjeet Parmar

in Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146296
eISBN:
9780231517935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146296.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the impact of the overarching by-product of the major foundations' efforts—the economic order based on capitalist globalization—in the post-Cold War era and beyond. Major ... More


The Imprudence of Isolationism

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter identifies several flaws in the arguments of Patrick Buchanan and others in favor of isolationism over the moral democratic realism espoused by the Bush Doctrine as the country's ... More


Nonviolence: The Central Philosophical Paradox

Chibli Mallat

in Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice beyond the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199394203
eISBN:
9780199394234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394203.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Philosophy of Law

At the center of nonviolence as the nexus of history lies a paradox: the reality of a nonviolent revolution and the impossibility of the nonviolent state. The Chapter starts with a brief argument on ... More


The Obama Doctrine and Rival Traditions of American Diplomacy

Robert G. Kaufman

in Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167206
eISBN:
9780813167749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter compares and contrasts the Obama Doctrine with various foreign policy traditions. The Obama Doctrine is in many ways unique, approximating most closely the foreign policy of President ... More


The Generic US Presidential War Narrative: Justifying Military Force and Imagining the Nation

Adam Hodges

in Discourses of War and Peace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199937271
eISBN:
9780199345847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937271.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the generic elements of the narrative used by American presidents to justify war, from Woodrow Wilson’s request to Congress for a declaration of war against Germany in 1917 ... More


From Interpersonal Trust to Security Communities

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199696475
eISBN:
9780191835599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199696475.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The previous chapter showed the limits of ‘incrementalist’ theories of trust-building when it comes to the building of trust and the accurate interpretation of signals. This chapter examines what ... More


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