Dr. Dixon’s Research on International Norms Published in Perspectives on Politics

Dr. Jennifer Dixon, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Villanova University, has recently published her research on international norms and domestic politics in the American Political Science Association’s Perspectives on Politics. Her article, entitled “Rhetorical Adaptation and Resistance to International Norms” explores how norm-violating states draw upon the content of international norms in order to resist charges of norm violation or pressures for norm compliance. Dr. Dixon does this by tracing how government officials in Turkey have, over time, updated aspects of the state’s narrative about the Armenian Genocide in ways that reflect shifts in prevailing international understandings of genocide and in collective expectations about how states should deal with their dark pasts.

Congratulations, Dr. Dixon, on an impressive publication!

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