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Publications [#288578] of Gilbert W. Merkx

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  1. Merkx, GW, Area and International Studies: Stakeholders, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition, edited by Simelser, NJ; Baltes, PJ (March, 2015), pp. 943-948, Elsevier, ISBN 9780080970868 [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/08/21)

    © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. In most nations, the stakeholders in area and international studies (A and IS) are government agencies. However, in the United States, A and IS stakeholders are found in education and the private sector as well as in government, resulting in a high level of organizational development, complexity, and productivity. A and IS represent a crossing point between academic disciplines, research and policy institutions, numerous ethnic foreign-language communities, various international exchange organizations, foreign and domestic corporate interests, national security agencies, and issue-oriented oppositional movements. As a result, the A and IS enterprise is contested by shifting coalitions defined by such factors as professional self-interest, intellectual paradigms, national security threats, and ideological agendas.

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