Posner The Political Salience of Cultural Difference
Main question/puzzle: What are the conditions under which cultural cleavages become politically
salient? Why do some cultural differences matter for politics and others not?
Literature says that
Chapman, Reiter The UN Security Council and the Rally Round the Flag Effect
Main question/puzzle: Why are presidents sometimes able to garner substantial domestic
political benefits during international crises and at other times not?
Huddy, Feldman, Taber, Lahav Threat, Anxiety and Support of Antiterrorism Policies
Main question/puzzle: How do perception of threat and experience of anxiety affect public
reactions to terrorism?
Anxiety increases risk aversion, potentially und
Croco, Gartner Flip-flops and High Heels: An Experimental Analysis of Elite Position Change
and Gender on Wartime Support
Main question/puzzle: Does flip-flopping play a role in citizens evaluations of politicians?
Examine the political costs and
Tomz Domestic Audience Costs in International Relations: An Experimental Approach
What makes international commitments credible?
Literature points to domestic audience costs (the domestic price leader would pay for making
Savun, Phillips Democracy, Foreign Policy and Terrorism
Main question/puzzle: What is it about democracies that make them particularly vulnerable to
terrorism from abroad?
Lack of relationship between democracy and domestic terrorism creates empir
Weeks Autocratic Audience Costs: Regime Type and Signaling Resolve
Goal: Develop a logic of autocratic audience costs that takes into account that most authoritarian
leaders require the support of domestic elites who act as a
Bennett, Stam The Declining Advantage of Democracy
Main question/puzzle: How do we square the findings on apparent democratic war power with
the finding that public support for war declines over time in democracies, frequently to
perilously low l
Croco, Ch. 2 - Do we need to know the research design/results for this study? Not outlined
in the chapter. RK: I dont think we do since Professor Croco said that all she wanted us to
get from this article was how theories and assumptions are devel
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Valentino, Huth, Lindsay Draining the Sea: Mass Killing and Guerilla Warfare
Main question/puzzle: Why do some wars result in the intentional killin
1) What are the mechanics for maintaining peace in the international system? a) Int'l orgs b) Arms control Agreements a. Name Arms Control treaties i. Chemical and biological weapons conventions ii. NPT-don't spread nukes to those who do not have the
aware of ethnic identity leaders can utilize this awareness to gain support first factor in starting conflict is if people are treated differently for ethnicity
conventional wisdom that ethnic conflicts erupted in post-Cold War era is wrong o they a
WARP-necessary condition4behavior to be consistent w/utility max. it's not a sufficient condition4behavior to be consistent w/ utility maximization SARP is a necessary and sufficient condition for utility maximization (optimizing behavior) b t p1b x1
Clash of Civilizations post Cold War civilizations, shared cultural groups will be the focus on conflict civilization more or less a "fixed identity" West vs. the Rest 3 theoretical options modernize but not accept Western values (i.e. India) isolati
characteristics of the conflict are less important than the type of intervention in determining likelihood of success know which conditions Regan's talking about o policy lessons o where to intervene and what type of conflicts o reasons why theory is
Midterm Essay Outlines Conventional Weapons vs. WMD's Conventional State leaders almost always turn to conventional military forces for actual missions Armies o infantry o rifles, light weapons (mines, machine guns, etc), heavy artillery, tanks, armo