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Results: 1 - 20 of 25
  • All Quiet on Election Day? International Election Observation and Incentives for Pre-Election Violence in African Elections

    Do governments strategically adapt the use of electoral manipulation when international election observers monitor elections?

  • An Ever Wider Gap in an Ever Closer Union: Rising Inequalities and Euroscepticism in 12 West European Democracies, 1975-2009

    This article asks whether the trend towards greater inequality in European countries has led to an increase in euroscepticism.

  • Assembling an Experimentalist Regime

    The paper demonstrates how an increasingly comprehensive transnational regime can be assembled to protect deforestation by linking together distinct EU and private regulatory initiatives.

  • Beyond Regulatory Governance? On the Evolutionary Trajectory of Transnational Private Sustainability Governance

    This article argues that voluntary sustainability standard organizations are continuously evolving, yet a missing perspective so far in our analysis of this evolution is that these organizations could gradually decrease their role in regulatory ...

  • Big audit firms as regulatory intermediaries in transnational labor governance

    This article investigates the political activities of Big Audit firms in the field of forced labor and modern slavery governance.

  • China, autocratic patron? An empirical investigation of China as a factor in autocratic survival

    Critics frequently accuse China of acting as a patron for autocratic states. But does Chinese engagement actually increase the stability of authoritarian clients?

  • Corporate elite community structure of global capitalism

    A key debate on the merits and consequences of globalisation asks to what extent we have moved to a multipolar global political economy. In order to answer this question we analyse the community structure of the global corporate elite: how are ...

  • Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War

    In her book, Abbey Steele explains how democratic reforms that sought to end the civil war actually led to an escalation of the violence by providing counterinsurgents a new tactical opportunity: to politically cleanse areas where ...

  • Endogenous Taxation in Ongoing Civil Conflict: Evidence from Colombia

    In this paper, we find that municipal tax revenue in Colombia systematically varies depending on whether right-wing paramilitaries or left-wing insurgent groups perpetrated more violence there in the recent past.

  • Experimentalism in Transnational Forest Governance: Implementing European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreements in Indonesia and Ghana

    Over the past decade, the EU has created a novel experimentalist architecture for transnational forest governance through Voluntary Partnership Agreements  with developing countries. This paper analyzes the implementation of such agreements in ...

  • Experimentalist Governance in Times of Crisis

    This paper analyses the evolution of EU governance since the financial and eurozone crisis. It argues that EU governance in many key policy domains continues to take the form of an experimentalist decision-making architecture, based on a ...

  • Fragmented or cohesive transnational private regulation of sustainability standards? A comparative study

    This article answers the question of why in some industrial sectors various private regulators compete for the governance of sustainable conditions of production, while in other sectors one private regulator predominates.

  • Fraud Is What People Make of It: Election Fraud, Perceived Fraud, and Protesting in Nigeria

    Fraud Is What People Make of It: Election Fraud, Perceived Fraud, and Protesting in Nigeria.

  • Global Labour-Standards Advocacy by European Civil Society Organizations: Trends and Developments

    This article discusses trends in contemporary global labor standards advocacy by European civil society organizations, showing how their changes in focus affect the strength of campaigning for worker rights globally.

  • Human Beings in IR Theory

    By developing the analytical framework of an International Political (Post-)Anthropology, this volume becomes the first to comprehensively organize the debate about the human in world politics.

  • Regional Powers as Leaders or Rambos? The Ambivalent Behaviour of Brazil and South Africa in Regional Economic Integration

    The behaviour of regional powers towards their own regions is often volatile in the developing world, which leads to unstable integration processes. We argue that this volatility is due to limited intraregional gains from regional integration in ...

  • Religious Minorities in Turkey

    This monograph presents the situations of three main religious minority groups in Turkey (Alevi, Armenians, and Assyrians), as they have evolved over the past 13 years, since the beginning of Turkish EU candidacy.

  • The Emerging Post-Crisis Financial Architecture: the path-dependency of ideational adverse selection

    How far and how well has the financial reform process proceeded so far? Is there really a sea-change underway, or is it business as usual?

  • The flaws of fragmented financial standard setting: why substantive economic debates matter for the architecture of global governance

    Is the way global financial governance currently organized appropriate for the task? No, our research argue.

  • The New Barbary Wars: Forecasting Maritime Piracy

    This article assesses the robustness and forecasting ability of various correlates of maritime piracy.