New Directions for International Relations: Confronting the Method-of-Analysis Problem / Edition 1

New Directions for International Relations: Confronting the Method-of-Analysis Problem / Edition 1

by Alex Mintz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739108492

ISBN-13: 2900739108498

Pub. Date: 02/03/2005

Publisher: Lexington Books

The problem is that inconsistent and even contradictory results are obtained in studies of international relations depending on the method of analysis being used, and this leads to a lack of credibility by political and business leaders. Mostly American political science scholars gathered at Yale University in February 2003 to suggest ways around the problem. Some of

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The problem is that inconsistent and even contradictory results are obtained in studies of international relations depending on the method of analysis being used, and this leads to a lack of credibility by political and business leaders. Mostly American political science scholars gathered at Yale University in February 2003 to suggest ways around the problem. Some of the 11 studies focus on methodology—a network approach, visualization—while others look at such case studies as the postwar public health effects of civil conflict, and why likely losers choose war. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900739108498
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
02/03/2005
Series:
Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Method-of-Analysis Problem in International Relations Chapter 3 Four Methods and Five Revolutions Part 4 New Directions Chapter 5 International Relations: A Network Approach Chapter 6 Visualization in International Relations Chapter 7 The Postwar Public Health Effects of Civil Conflict Chapter 8 Alliances and the Expansion and Escalation of Militarized Interstate Disputes Chapter 9 Separation of Powers, Lawmaking, and the Use of Military Force Chapter 10 Democracies Prefer to Negotiate: Institutionalized Democracy, Diversion, and Statecraft during International Crises Chapter 11 When Likely Losers Choose War Chapter 12 Enforcing Peace: Suppressing Extremists without Losing the Moderates Chapter 13 Are Leaders Susceptible to Negative Political Advice? An Experimental Study of High-Ranking Military Officers

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