ISQ Online Symposia

The Rise and Fall of Keynesian Ideas During the Great Recession
Discussion and debate concerning Henry Farrell and John Quiggin (2017), “Consensus, Dissensus, and Economic Ideas: Economic Crisis and the Rise and Fall of Keynesianism“, International Studies Quarterly 61(2): 269–283.
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Contributors: Abraham Newman, Andrew Baker, Elizabeth Popp Berman, Paul Krugman, Stephen K. Nelson, Henry Farrell, and John Quiggin.


Popular Culture Matters
Discussion and debate concerning J. Furman Daniel III and Paul Musgrave (2017), “Synthetic Experiences: How Popular Culture Matters for Images of International Relations“, International Studies Quarterly 61(3): 269–283.
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Contributors: Meera Sabaratnam, Valerie M. Hudson, Jutta Weldes, Kathleen P.J. Brennan, David Sylvan, Vineet Thakur, J. Furman Daniel, III, and Paul Musgrave.


The Constraining Effect of Arms Control Treaties
Discussion and debate concerning Matthew Fuhrmann and Yonatan Lupu (2016), “Do Arms Control Treaties Work? Assessing the Effectiveness of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty“, International Studies Quarterly 60(3): 530–539.
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Contributors: Scott Wolford, Rupal N. Mehta, Alexandre Debs, Matthew Fuhrmann, and Yonatan Lupu.


Culture and Otherness in Principal-Agent Theory
Discussion and debate concerning Eric Rittinger (2017), “Arming the Other: American Small Wars, Local Proxies, and the Social Construction of the Principal-Agent Problem,International Studies Quarterly 61(2): 396-409.
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Contributors: Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Tarak Barkawi, Srdjan Vucetic, Alexandra Gheciu, and Eric Rittinger.


Military Coalitions and the Problem of Wartime Cooperation
Discussion and debate concerning Alex Weisiger (2016), “Exiting the Coalition: When Do States Abandon Coalition Partners during War?” International Studies Quarterly 60 (4), 753-765.
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Contributors: Scott Wolford, Marina Henke, Daniel Morey, Alex Weisiger


Seizing Constructivist Ground? Practice and Relational Theories
Discussion and debate concerning David M. McCourt (2016), “Practice Theory and Relationalism as the New Constructivism.” International Studies Quarterly 60 (3), 475-485
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Contributors: Daniel Nexon, Ted Hopf, Stacie Goddard, Alexander Montgomery, Oliver Kessler, Christian Bueger, Cecelia Lynch, Ty Solomon, Swati Srivastava, and David M. McCourt


Even Dictators have Friends: Autocratic Cooperation in the International System
Discussion and debate concerning Michaela Mattes and Mariana RodrΓ­guez (2014), “Autocracies and International Cooperation,” International Studies Quarterly 2014; 58 (3): 527-538.
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Contributors: Joseph Young, Jessica Weeks, Jennifer Gandhi, Courtenay Conrad, Michaela Mattes, and Mariana Rodriguez


The “Third Debate” 25 years later
Discussion and debate concerning Yosef Lapid (1989),  β€œThe Third Debate: On the Prospects of International Theory in a Post-Positivist Era,” International Studies Quarterly 33 (3): 235–54.
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Contributors: Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Yosef Lapid, Yale H. Ferguson, Richard Mansbach, Cynthia Weber, Helena Rytovuori-Apunen, Richard Price, and Annick T.R. Wibben


Providing Foreign Aid: Need, Self-Interest, or Something Else?
Discussion and debate concerning Rob Kevlihan, Karl DeRouen, and Glen Biglaiser (2014), β€œIs US Humanitarian Aid Based Primarily on Need or Self-Interest?” International Studies Quarterly 58 (4): 839–54.
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Contributors: Joseph Young, Sarah Bush, Matthew S. Winters, Rob Kevlihan, Karl DeRouen, and Glen Biglaiser


The Academic and Policy Worlds: Reflections On A Divide
Discussion and debate concerning Paul C. Avey and Michael C. Desch (2014), β€œWhat Do Policymakers Want From Us? Results of a Survey of Current and Former Senior National Security Decision Makers,” International Studies Quarterly 58 (2): 227–46.
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Contributors: Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Susan Peterson, Catherine Weaver, James Goldgeiger, Paul C. Avey, and Michael C. Desch


Balancing in the Balance
Discussion and debate concerning JΓΈrgen MΓΈller (2014), β€œWhy Europe Avoided Hegemony: A Historical Perspective on the Balance of Power,” International Studies Quarterly 58 (4): 660–70.
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Contributors: Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, William C. Wohlforth, Deborah Boucoyannis, Stuart J. Kaufman, Benjamin de Carvalho, Victoria Hui, and Jorgen Moller


What Do We Mean by FDI?
Discussion and debate concerning Andrew Kerner (2014), β€œWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Foreign Direct Investment,” International Studies Quarterly 58 (4): 804–15.
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Contributors: Joseph Young, Quan Li, Nathan Jensen, and Andrew Kerner


Reducing Uncertainty in Small-n Analysis: A Conversation
Discussion and debate concerning Bear F. Braumoeller (2014), β€œInformation and Uncertainty: Inference in Qualitative Case Studies,” International Studies Quarterly 58 (4): 873–75, Katya Drozdova and Kurt Taylor Gaubatz (2014), β€œReducing Uncertainty: Information Analysis for Comparative Case Studies,” International Studies Quarterly 58 (3): 633–45.
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Contributors: Katya Drozdova, Kurt Taylor Gaubatz, and Bear Braumoeller


Walking with Migrants: Ethnography as Method in International Relations
Discussion and debate concerning Noelle K. Brigden (2016), “Improvised Transnationalism: Clandestine Migration at the Border of Anthropology and International Relations,” International Studies Quarterly 60 (2): 343-354.
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Contributors: Meera Sabaratnam, Stephan Scheel, Nora El Qadim, Philippe M. Frowd, and Noelle K. Bridgen


An Extended Debate on the Utility of the Democratic Peace Thesis
Discussion and debate concerning Michael Poznansky (2015), β€œStasis or Decay? Reconciling Covert War and the Democratic Peace,” International Studies Quarterly 59 (4): 815–26.
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Contributors: M.L. DeRaismes Combes, Michael Poznanski, and Tarak Barkawi


β€œOil Discoveries, Shifting Power, and Civil Conflict:” A formal and quantitative replication
Discussion and debate concerning Curtis Bell and Scott Wolford (2015), β€œOil Discoveries, Shifting Power, and Civil Conflict,” International Studies Quarterly 59 (3): 517–30. 
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Contributors: Joseph Young, Emily Hencken Ritter, Adrian Florea, Curtis Bell, and Scott Wolford


The Politics of Great Power Retrenchment
Discussion and debate concerning Kyle Haynes (2015), β€œDecline and Devolution: The Sources of Strategic Military Retrenchment,” International Studies Quarterly 59 (3): 490–502.
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Contributors: Daniel Nexon, Paul Macdonald, Joe Parent, Mette Eilstrup Sangiovanni, Joshua Shifrinson, and Kyle Haynes


The Practice Turn in International Relations
Discussion and debate concerning Christian Bueger and Frank Gadinger (2015), β€œThe Play of International Practice,” International Studies Quarterly 59 (3): 449–60. 
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Contributors: Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Emanuel Adler, Vincent Pouliot, Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Ole Jacob Sending, Christian Bueger, and Frank Gadinger


What Drives Nuclear Proliferation?
Discussion and debate concerning Mark S. Bell (2016), “Examining explanations for nuclear proliferation,”Β International Studies Quarterly,Β 60(3), pp.520-529.
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Contributors: Daniel Nexon, Philipp C. Bleek, Rupal Mehta, Matthew Fuhrmann, Todd S. Sechser, Etel Solingen, Joshua Malnight, and Mark S. Bell


Scholarly Influence and the Shaping of International Relations Debates
Discussion and debate concerning Jeff D.Β Colgan (2016), β€œWhere Is International Relations Going? Evidence from Graduate Training,” International Studies Quarterly 60 (3): 486–98.
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Contributors: Daniel Nexon, Katie Paulson-Smith, Michael Tierney, Cullen Hendrix, Jelena Subotic, and Jeff Colgan


Dyadic Research Designs: Progress or Postmortem?
Discussion and debate concerning Skyler J. Cranmer and Bruce A. Desmarais (2016), β€œA Critique of Dyadic Design,” International Studies Quarterly 60 (2): 355–62; Paul F. Diehl and Thorin M. Wright (2016), β€œA Conditional Defense of the Dyadic Approach,” International Studies Quarterly 60 (2): 363–68; Paul Poast (2016), β€œDyads Are Dead, Long Live Dyads! The Limits of Dyadic Designs in International Relations Research,” International Studies Quarterly 60 (2): 369–74.
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Contributors: Scott Wolford, Allison Carnegie, Tara Slough, Sarah Croco, Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, Cassy Dorff, Brandon J. Kinne, Patrick McDonald, Toby Rider, and William Kindred Winecoff


Debating (Wartime) Sexual Violence
Discussion and debate concerning Sara Meger (2016), β€œThe Fetishization of Sexual Violence in International Security,” International Studies Quarterly 60 (1): 149–59.
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Contributors: Annick T.R. Wibben, Paul Kirby, Harriet Gray, Maria Stern, Dara Kay Cohen, Elisabeth Jean Wood, Nicola Smith, and Sara Meger


Queer IR
Discussion and debate concerning Cynthia Weber (2016), β€œQueer Intellectual Curiosity as International Relations Method: Developing Queer International Relations Theoretical and Methodological Frameworks,” International Studies Quarterly 60 (1): 11–23.
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Contributors: Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Cynthia Enloe, Laura Sjoberg, Paula Amar, L.H.M. Ling, Cameron G. Thies, Lauren Wilcox, and Cynthia Weber


Unit Autonomy and Cross-National Analysis
Discussion and debate concerning Joseph Weinberg (2016), “European Union Member States in Cross-National Analyses: The Dangers of Neglecting Supranational Policymaking,” International Studies Quarterly 60(1): 98-106.
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Contributors: Abraham Newman, Thomas Oatley, Manfred Elsig, Stephen Chaudoin, Helen Milner, Xun Pang, and Joseph Weinberg