In some civil wars we observe deployment of UN peacekeeping forces, while they are not deployed to some other civil wars. This article argues that trade ties between the civil war state and the permanent UN members are an important factor in predicting deploym...

Strange argues that states themselves have not rendered obsolete. Collectively they are still the most influential and therefore the critical authority sources of authority in the world system. But they are increasingly becoming hollow or defective institution...

Mitchell argues that the boundaries between the state and the society have always been porous, elusive and mobile, which is an indicator of the nature of the state. Neither rejecting the idea of state in favor of some concepts like the political system, nor br...

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...

Existing literature on resource curse provide economic explanations. The author argues that political foundations of resource curse should be studied as well. The article emphasizes that political decisions matter because they determine whether resource wealth...