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Thomas Hobbes and Leviathan

One of the most influential philosophers in recent history is Thomas Hobbes, who was active in Great Britain during the 17th Century. Hobbes was...

The Elite Variable in Democracy

John Higley and Michael Burton argue that the decisions by societal elites play a role in democratic transitions regime breakdowns in their 1989 article...

“The political economy of democratic transitions” Response

In the article “The political economy of democratic transitions,” Stephen Haggard and Robert Kaufman explore the effects of socioeconomic factors on democracy. Since the...

The Political System of Iran

Since the 1978-79 Iranian Revolution, there has been much analysis by political scientists and political leaders as to what makes up the Iranian political...

Hamas: Political Heroes or International Terrorists?

In the Islamic world, there has been much debate over the relationship between Islam and politics. Some Muslims argue in favor of increased secularism,...

“Why Iran Should Get the Bomb” Article Review

In his most recent Foreign Affairs article “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb,” political scientist Kenneth Waltz explores the background behind the debate over...

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