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A domestic institutional approach to the study of foreign policy: Factors affecting dispute behavior
Traditional approaches to the study of international disputes and war have generally aimed at providing very simple and broad explanations. Dominant among theories has been the explanation that war is a result of power ...
A theory of escalation: The use of coercive bargaining strategies in international conflict
This thesis is a theoretical and empirical investigation of the escalation process that results when states are in dispute over some issue(s) in the international system. Escalation is viewed as a cost-imposing bargaining ...
Regionalizing France: Decentralization or trompe l'oeil?
The impact of French decentralization reforms undertaken in the early 1980s is examined. The study presents institutional, cultural, partisan, and policy models to explain economic performance changes across twenty-one ...
Conflict management and negotiation arithmetic: Adding issues, adding parties
The addition of new issues and parties to negotiations is often recommended as a means of conflict management at the international level. Such addition (or "negotiation arithmetic") contains an element of strategic interaction ...
Security policy choices: Foreign policy behavior as a function of threat, capability and governmental structure
This study presents a theoretical model of state security policy choice under varying conditions of external threat and domestic political competition. This model specifies a set of conditions associated with state capability, ...
Target types and the efficacy of economic sanctions
This study of economic sanctions examines the contribution of the target country to sanction outcomes. The theoretical foundation of this research is predicated on the role that target country political attributes play in ...