Author: Dan Nexon

  • Military Coalitions and the Problem of Wartime Cooperation

    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. Dataverse | Direct download Contributors: Scott Wolford, Marina Henke, Daniel Morey, and Alex Weisiger.

  • Culture and Otherness in Principal-Agent Theory

    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. Dataverse | Direct download Contributors: Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Tarak Barkawi, Srdjan Vucetic, Alexandra Gheciu, and Eric Rittinger.

  • The Constraining Effect of Arms Control Treaties

    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. Dataverse | Direct download Contributors: Scott Wolford, Rupal N. Mehta, Alexandre Debs, Matthew Fuhrmann, and Yonatan Lupu.

  • Popular Culture Matters

    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. Dataverse | Direct download Contributors: Meera Sabaratnam, Valerie M. Hudson, Jutta Weldes, Kathleen P.J. Brennan, David Sylvan, Vineet Thakur, J. Furman Daniel, III, and Paul Musgrave.

  • The Rise and Fall of Keynesian Ideas During the Great Recession

    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. Dataverse | Direct Download Contributors: Abraham Newman, Andrew Baker, Elizabeth Popp Berman, Paul Krugman, Stephen K. Nelson, Henry Farrell, and John Quiggin.

  • All Journals Can, and Should, Provide Decision Letters and Reviewer Reports to Referees

    All Journals Can, and Should, Provide Decision Letters and Reviewer Reports to Referees

    I won’t knowingly review for a journal that doesn’t, as a matter of policy, share anonymized copies of decision letters and reviewer reports with referees. Once a journal makes a decision and I don’t receive these materials, I usually check to make sure that mistakes weren’t made – that I didn’t accidentally delete the notification […]

  • The Decision Letter, Part II

    The Decision Letter, Part II

    The basic principles that should guide letters and their RFDs hold across every kind of decisions. However, we need to recognize important differences between, say, a rejection and an R&R. In this post, I lay out my thoughts about letters for the types of decisions that we made at ISQ. Not all journals use the […]

  • The Decision Letter, Part I

    The Decision Letter, Part I

    For caveats and background, see my introductory post. Editors write a lot of decision letters. At high-volume journals, editors write so many decision letters that it can become a tedious grind. For authors, though, the information communicated in decision letters matters enormously. It can affect their job prospects, salaries, and chances of advancement. Of course, […]

  • Reflections on Journal Editing: Caveats

    Reflections on Journal Editing: Caveats

    Josh asked me if I would write a series of posts at the Duck of Minerva reflecting on my time editing International Studies Quarterly (ISQ). I agreed. And I’m cross-posting the pieces here. This post is less a reflection that some background and caveats. I figure that by collecting them in a single post, I […]

  • Progressive Foreign Policy

    Progressive Foreign Policy

    I have a new article about progressive foreign policy up at Foreign Affairs. An excerpt: During the 2016 primary and general election, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton often appeared to represent a Democratic foreign policy establishment whose views might have been ripped from 2003, when the United States could still claim to be, […]