1. 1 Aug 2022 Journal Article Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies

    Social Navigation of Asylum Seekers: Journeying through Host/Transit Countries amid Changing Political Conditions

    Abstract

    This study explores one of the least studied components of forced migrants’ journeys—the internal political conditions of the host/transit countries. Using the social navigation approach, we demonstrate how these conditions influence the progress or halt of migration journeys of asylum seekers. We interviewed asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan about their journey

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  2. 18 Jul 2022 Journal Article Ethnopolitics

    Bringing the Battle ‘Home’: Protracted Conflicts and the Battle between Ethnic Lobbies

    C Levine
    Abstract

    How do protracted conflicts abroad impact the relations between diaspora groups in their shared host state? Drawing from the rivalry between the Israel and pro-Palestinian ethnic lobbies in the United States, this paper develops an original framework for assessing the relations diasporas have with one another when their ‘homelands’ are in conflict. The Israel and

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  3. 11 Jul 2022 Preprint Social Science Research Network

    Overburdened? How Refugee Resettlement Policies Can Mitigate NIMBYism and Public Backlash

    Abstract

    With growing numbers of forcibly displaced people and their tendency to spatially cluster, destination countries around the world consider dispersing them over their territory. While the egocentric not-in-my-back-yard syndrome (NIMBYism) predicts that dispersion will spark a public backlash, sociotropic considerations and appeals to civic fairness predict the contrary

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  4. 8 Jul 2022 Journal Article Global Intellectual History

    Lost in Time: Periodization and Temporality in Abnormal Times

    Abstract

    In this article, we locate a tendency to revert to ‘Western,’ ‘national,’ and/or ‘racial’ times during periods of intense uncertainty or ‘crisis’ when individuals and societies seek to make sense of the present through the past, drawing upon the concept of a ‘time-border.’ We suggest this tendency is a ‘conventional’ pull in temporal thinking that has recurred in modern

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  5. 27 Jun 2022 Journal Article Studies in Conflict & Terrorism

    Social Cohesion and Collective Violence: Latent Variable Approach to Explaining Riots in East Jerusalem

    Amiad Haran Diman, Dan Miodownik
    Abstract

    Does social cohesion explain variation in violence within divided cities? In line with insights drawn from the ethnic politics, criminology and urban geography literature we suggest that explaining variation in intergroup violence is not possible by relying on motivational elements alone, and attention to social cohesion is required as well. While cohesion can facilitate

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  6. 16 Jun 2022 Journal Article International Studies Quarterly

    The Servant of Many Masters: The Multiple Commitments of State- Agents

    Abstract

    Personal commitments are a ubiquitous but undertheorized phenomenon in the everyday wheels of world politics. While resonating with multiple threads in international relations theory, the role of individuals’ commitments in statecraft, diplomacy, and foreign policy has hardly been addressed in and of itself. Drawing on insights from symbolic interactionism and organizational

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  7. 23 May 2022 Journal Article PS: Political Science & Politics

    Can We Algorithmize Politics? The Promise and Perils of Computerized Text Analysis in Political Research

    M Mitrani, T Adams, I Noy
    Abstract

    In recent years, political scientists increasingly have used data-science tools to research political processes, positions, and behaviors. Because both domestic and international politics are grounded in oral and written texts, computerized text analysis (CTA)—typically based on natural-language processing—has become one of the most notable applications of data-science

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  8. 18 May 2022 Journal Article Contemporary Security Policy

    Winning a seat at the table: Strategic routes by emerging powers to gain privileges in exclusive formal clubs

    Abstract

    Established powers enjoy privileges in world politics coveted by emerging powers. These privileges vary in their level of institutionalization: full formal privileges, partial formal privileges, and informal privileges. We identify two alternative strategic routes through which emerging powers target these three types of privileges: a top-down and a bottom-up route. We

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  9. 15 May 2022 Journal Article Violence: An International Journal

    Writing humanity into violence

    Devorah S Manekin, Sarah E Parkinson
    Abstract

    In 2017, we formed a writing group with Lee Ann Fujii in which we shared chapters and discussed our respective book projects, including the work that would eventually become Show Time. The text below draws, inter alia, on our correspondence.

    It is a crazy, crazy project that may yet fail but if it does, it will fail spectacularly. And I will be happy with that.

    On

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  10. 11 May 2022 Journal Article Journal of Global Security Studies

    What Happens to Peace When the Process is Stalled: Competing International Approaches to the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict, 1996–2021

    Abstract

    Does an ongoing stalemate in a peace process affect the international agenda toward the conflict and international perceptions about policies that should be adopted to resolve it? We provide a tentative answer to this question by drawing insight from analysis of developments and trends in international media attention to key terms and concepts in the context of the

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