In our collaborative research on the democratic rhetoric of IOs, we are developing explanatory models that explain why IOs use democracy as a normative point of reference when they describe who they are and what they do in their annual reports. In one of our models, we check if the...

This is a cross-posting from the Global Norms Blog From 2 to 5 December 2014, I had the pleasure to take part in the 19th Conference of the States Parties (CSP) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The OPCW implements the Chemical Weapons Convention, the international treaty...

<img class="aligncenter" src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4098/4875850260_4ab6cb7212_m_d.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="160", align ="center" /> From September 19 – 20, I head the pleasure to participate in a great workshop on The Global History of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The workshop brought together of number of researchers from different disciplines, researching the IAEA. The workshop was...

To learn more about Coincidence Analysis (CNA), I looked through the article by Baumgartner and Epple on A Coincidence Analysis of a Causal Chain: The Swiss Minaret Vote to see how they apply the method of CNA, described in Baumgartner 2009 (Inferring Causal Complexity ). Since I was trying to...