Do Nuclear Weapons Cause Peace?

Nuclear weapons are terrifying. The destructive capacity of these inventions could wipe out humanity and cause devastation to the Earth's biosphere. Yet, paradoxically, nuclear weapons could also be one of the most important causes of peace since World War 2.…

Democracy and Environmental Problems

Producing political solutions to large-scale environmental problems is perhaps one of the most important tasks of governance. For political scientists, a central puzzle is the effects of democratic governance on environmental quality. Is democracy best-suited to solve environmental problems?…

Why Do We Fight Wars?

War - what is it, and what causes it to happen? As war is a deadly and destructive endeavour, the puzzle of why humans choose to engage in warfare remains one of the most pressing questions of social science. Indeed, if we want peace, we first have to figure out the causes of war.…