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Research in a variety of fields has provided a perspective on policies of appeasement that differs signifi cantly from the simplistic images underlying commonly held foreign policy attitudes. Nevertheless, most journalists, politicians, pundits and even many prominent students of international...
The overarching objective of the original article was to apply a well-defined set of measures in a sys tematic and objective way to evaluate the extent of scientific progress within a given research program. The measures chosen were identified and defined by major philosophers of science. These...
In reviewing empirical studies on the causes of war, scholars claim to find evidence of progress. Most reviewers, however, do not present a set of explicitly defined criteria and when they do, their criteria are oftentimes ambiguous and vague. The objective of this study is to provide a set of...
Broad analytic assessments of research areas can be invaluable for scholars because they can inform the ongoing feedback process between theory and research that is at the heart of scientific inquiry. Unfortunately, Simowitz's (1998) evaluation of diffusion analyses of conflict has several...
This article is concerned with the role of social change as a breeding ground for violence. The focus is on the armed organization and especially the terror perpetrated outside of overt military operations both by the Reds and the Whites in the Finnish Civil War of 1918. The statistical analysis...
External mediation in civil conflicts since the end of the Cold War has rested on a standardized con flict resolution mechanism, which differs significantly from the state-centric mechanism prevalent during the Cold War. This accords a broadly equal standing to all parties to the conflict, and...
Three sets of assumptions about elite and constituent relations prevail in approaches to conflict ter mination. The 'Interest-based', 'Identity-based', and 'Timing' approaches offer important insights into conflict termination processes but differ in how they conceive of the locus and direction...
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