James Fearon

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  • Primordialist View Of Civil War

    and no colleague in total agreeance. The very definition of what a civil war is exists as a point of contention for many political scientists. Devising a difference of the dichotomy of insurrection versus civil war in and of itself is a heavy task. “Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War” by James Fearon and David Laitin addresses this problem by giving a three-part distinction of what a civil war is. According to them, civil wars: 1) Involve fighting between against of a state or organization and nonstate groups who sought to take control of a government, to take power in a region, or to use violence to change government policies. 2) Involve the death of over 1,000 combatants over its course, with a yearly average of 100 deaths per year, and 3) at least 100 combatants (10%) were killed on each side (Fearon and Laitin 76). By giving this definition of civil wars, Fearon and Laitin open up the possibility of dispute between political scientists over the merits of such a definition and what to do in cases of, for example, countries successfully seceding from their original power structures and forming their own government, in the case of countries overthrowing their colonial overlords. (Fearon and Laitin 76). Many civil wars are fought over the idea of identity, where we find the first fundamental disagreement between political scientists with the ideas of contructivism and primordialism. According to Jesse and Williams, constructivism “clams that identities are ‘molded,…

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  • Rationalist Explanations For War By James Fearon

    Rationalist Explanations for War, written by James Fearon in 1995, provides an argumentation that launching a war is costly, thus there is an ex ante bargaining range that prompt to reach an agreement. This agreement will not only reflect the possible aftermath of a war, but also avoid the cost of it. That the two belligerent will make an agreement before the war which reflect the possible results of war is always better than a war plan. As Fearon argues that war is always ex post inefficient.…

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  • Summary Of Rationalist Explanations For War By James Fearon

    War,” James Fearon argues that due to war’s costly nature and states’ risk-averse, or at least risk-neutral, tendencies, there should always exist some possible prewar agreement between two disputing states that both parties would prefer to achieve over committing to war. While seeking to reveal his main claim that war is caused by information problems, commitment problems, and issue indivisibilities, Fearon critiques five traditional Neorealist explanations of war: anarchy, positive expected…

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  • Description Of The Groundhog Day

    That night, I went to bed and my mind was racing. Our plan was set in place. As the clock struck midnight, I quickly snuck out of bed and got dressed. I was so anxious. I wanted to be ready at a moment’s notice. It took less than two minutes to put on a thermal shirt, a sweater, jeans, and heavy wool socks. I laid on my bed, staring at the ceiling, counting down the minutes. At 12:50 on the dot, I heard muffled noises outside my window. I sat up and looked outside. There was James and his…

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  • Personal Narrative: Rasta Man's Cousin

    Rasta Man’s Cousin And Another Dream One day when I went out to get something to eat, I bumped into Rasta Man’s cousin. She told me that he had been asking about me and she asked if I wanted his number. I told her no. She was like girl, you better go ahead and get that money. I told her again no thanks. She was like I’m gonna tell him you acting funny. I just smiled and walked away. Weeks later after encountering Rasta Man’s cousin, I had a dream. I was awakened out of my…

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  • Soccer In America Speech

    teacher, Mr. James. I say, “Hello, Mr. James! Lucky day! Guess what? It’s me! Francisco!” Mr. James says, “Yes, I see that. Please sit down. It’s time for our very first test. You did do the pre-reading, right?” I say, “I did not do the pre-reading. Or the reading. Or the post reading. I did not do any reading at all because it is summer and that is just wrong.” He says, “Well. Here’s your test. It is fill-in-the-blank. Good luck. Please, sit down.” But I cannot sit down. It is not…

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  • Descriptive Christmas House Research Paper

    I say high to everyone and then walk back through the Sasquatch sized door and walk down the hall to the living room. As I enter the room I 'm greeted by a sweet citrusy pine smell that makes the setting complete. I sit down facing the tree looking beyond into the black abyss and twinkling lights. I pull out my grandpas fly fishing book like I do every year. I read the cover, “ The Complete Angler” by James Prosek. Every year I can never seem to finish the book but I get closer every year. This…

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  • Confidentiality Essay

    Mr. Wilson and I sit down to start his assessment. I explain what the assessment is for and confidentiality. We first start by obtaining personal information. He gives me his full name, his address, and talks about his wife who passed away. While talking about his wife I asked if he had other family members. Mr. Wilson told me he had a daughter and a pet dog. He told me he used to work as a farmer but know he just enjoys siting with his dog on the porch. I asked if he had any close Nabors…

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  • The Creation Of The Republican Party In The 1850's

    ballots in Kansas elections. Nonetheless, President Pierce replaced the territorial governor after recognizing the fact that the result of the pro-slavery legislature was not up to par with the interests and values of the people. A civil war surfaced when free state settlers established their own opposing government. In a conflict called "Bleeding Kansas" nearly 200 people were killed. In 1856, Preston Brooks beat Charles Sumner, an antislavery Senator from Massachusetts, unconscious with a cane…

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  • The Significance Of The Treaty Of Paris Of 1763

    Mississippi rivers would be settled, but it would eventually become part of the United States. The Northwest Ordinance fast-tracked the westward expansion of the United States. The Bank of the United States received its license in 1791 from the United States Congress and was signed by President George Washington. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, designed the Bank’s charter. He modeled it after the Bank of England. The bank was needed because the government had a debt from the…

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