In peace negotiations during a civil war, possible biased stand of the third party state is crucial. This article focuses on the relationship between the stand of the mediator and success of peace negotiations. Svensson examines the impact of government-biased...

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...

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: ...

Most theorists seek the origins of modern institutional legitimacy in legal or moral principles. However, the Security Council (SC) has been inconsistent at best in applying legal principles; its decision-making procedures are not inclusive, transparent or bas...

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...