The main thesis of the authors is that scholars tend to focus on the UN missions in peacebuilding and ignore the role donor countries play. They argue that bilateral donors and the conditionalities they place are crucial in peacebuilding processes. They take M...

Chapter 1: TransnationalAdvocacy Networks in International Politics: Introduction   A transnationa ladvocacy network includes those relevant actors working internationally on an issue, who are bound to gether by shared values, a common discourse, and den...

Chain-gang:  Each state feels its own security is integrally intertwined with the security of its alliance partners. Any nation that marches to war inexorably drags its alliance partners with it. No state can sit out the conflict, since the former’s demise wou...

Moravcsik lays out liberalism as a theory of international politics and discusses basic assumptions and how it differs from existing theories.   For liberals, the configuration of state preferences matters most in world politics – not, as realists argue, th...