Focus of the study: Unlike previous studies, this study questions a more claim of the Output hypothesis: the potential occurrence of pushed output when learners interact with each other in an English as Foreign Language context rather than a second language or...

Schmidt examines the effect of the current trends of the global economy on the nation state and societal groups within it. He argues that the policies promoted by regional and interantional organizations (EU, NAFTA, World Bank, IMF, WTO) as well as the interna...

The chapter examines some of the inconsistencies in the neoutilitarian vision of the state, some of the insights of the classical comparative institutioanlist literature for clues that might help in building an analysis of effective state structures. ---Compar...

The new economy is characterized by five fundamental interralated features:   1. The sources of productivity and real economic growth are increasingly dependent upon the application of science and technology, as well as upon the quality of information an...

This is a chapter by these two authors in Handbook of International Relations, edited by Walter Carlsnaes, Thomas Risse, and Beth A. Simmons. (pp. 480-499)   They begin the chapter by defining what a region is and what this term means. Defining regions: ...

This article is about existence of two different public realms in African societies contrary to western societies. The author discusses the colonial and African bourgeois ideologies that justify colonization and creates two public realms:  primordial public re...

Article shows the methodological and theoretical shortcomings of the previous research on power transition theory. Then, he removes the distortion and finds that approximate parity in power capabilities encouraged war between great powers disputants during the...

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...

Realists do share certain assumptions and are often treated as a group, but such a broad grouping obscures systematic divisions within realist theory. In this article the author argues that realism can be split into two competing branches by revealing latent d...

Awarded the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, this book is a part-novelization of interviews with North Korean refugees in South Korea. The title is taken from a popular song taught to schoolchildren at an early age in North Korea: Our father, we have ...