Conflict & Cooperation
Last updated on Dec 4, 2020
Professor & Chair, Political Science
The Relative Efficacy of the Biological & Chemical Weapon Regimes
In this article, we return to and expand upon a framework for assessing regime health and effectiveness. We utilize this framework to engage in a comparative analysis of the chemical weapon (CW) and biological weapon (BW) nonproliferation regimes.
J. Enia & J. Fields
Why Do Civil Wars Occur? Another Look at the Theoretical Dichotomy of Opportunity versus Grievance
In this article, we review the major theoretical arguments with regard to the causes of civil war and identify problems associated with the conceptual juxtaposition of opportunity versus grievance that predominates in the field.
Z. Taydas, J. Enia & P. James
Sequencing Negotiating Partners: Implications for the Two-Level Game?
In the late 1990s, Japan and South Korea concluded their first bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) in completely opposite sequences despite similar domestic pressures. In this article, I analyze these cases and review the literature on bargaining and two‐level games to develop a model of how these differences in sequence account in part for the relative differences in each country’s bargaining strength in their more difficult negotiations.
Between Promise and Delivery: Relief and Reconstruction after the 2003 Iranian Earthquake
This case study focuses on a December 2003 earthquake that devastated the ancient Iranian city of Bam, killing as many as 30,000 people. The case explores the politics associated with foreign aid and reconstruction in the aftermath of a natural disaster.