Author: Dan Nexon
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. Dataverse | Direct download Contributors: Daniel Nexon, Ted Hopf, Stacie Goddard, Alexander Montgomery, Oliver Kessler, Christian Bueger, Cecelia Lynch, Ty Solomon, Swati Srivastava, and David M. McCourt.
The “Third Debate” 25 years later
Discussion and debate concerning Yosef Lapid (1989), “The Third Debate: On the Prospects of International Theory in a Post-Positivist Era” International Studies Quarterly 33 (3): 235–254. Dataverse | Direct download Contributors: Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Yosef Lapid, Yale H. Ferguson, Richard Mansbach, Cynthia Weber, Helena Rytövuori-Apunen, Richard Price, and Annick T.R. Wibben.
Even Dictators have Friends: Autocratic Cooperation in the International System
Discussion and debate concerning Michaela Mattes and Mariana Rodríguez (2014), “Autocracies and International Cooperation” International Studies Quarterly 58 (3): 527-538. Dataverse | Direct download Contributors: Joseph Young, Jessica Weeks, Jennifer Gandhi, Courtenay Conrad, Michaela Mattes, and Mariana Rodriguez.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 […]