The New Wave of Regionalism

Edward D. Mansfield , Helen V. Milner 10.05.2017 22:12 International Relations International Organizations

The propensity of countries to enter PTAs, the pace of regionalism, and its welfare implications depend on political conditions. The preferences of government officials and the nature of domestic institutions influence the establishment and economic effec...

The concept of enduring rivalries addresses the problem of repeated conflict, in particular how the outcomes of crises and wars influence the likelihood of future conflict between the same set of states. This concept relates to the most prominent approaches to...

An enduring rivalry is a competition between states that involve six or more militarized disputes between the same two states around 1960 might be associated with the onset of new rivalries.   Political shocks were found to be a modest necessary conditio...

Rather than assume all actors are equally likely to engage in conflictual relations, a focus on rivalries permits analysts to focus in turn on the relatively small handful of actors who are the ones most likely to generate conflict vastly disproportionate to t...

Article offers an evolutionary model of how the relationship between two adversaries moves toward or away from rivalry over time, emphasizing the changing context of their relations and the influence of both past events and prospect of future interaction.  ...