This article is a response to Roland Paris’s article, Saving Liberal Peacebuilding, published in 2010 in the same journal. Authors of this article have been criticized in Paris’s article and accused of misunderstanding or misinterpreting liberal peacebuilding....

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...

Fearon argues against ad hoc partition as an ideal end to ethnic civil wars. He argues that there are two incentive problems with implications beyond the partitioned territory. First incentive is that taking violence as a criterion for interventipon. This is l...

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...

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: ...

They believe that when nations enter into an international agreement, they alter their behavior, their relationships, and their expectations of one another over time in accordance with its terms. That is, they will, to some extent, comply with the undertakings...

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...