Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations: Methodology in the Study of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution

Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations: Methodology in the Study of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution

by Zeev Maoz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739106724

ISBN-13: 9780739106723

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Lexington Books

Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations provides a uniquely valuable view of current approaches and findings in conflict studies. This volume showcases work informed by four powerful research tools: rational choice theory and game theory; simulation, experimentation, and artificial intelligence; quantitative studies; and case studies. Each

Overview

Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations provides a uniquely valuable view of current approaches and findings in conflict studies. This volume showcases work informed by four powerful research tools: rational choice theory and game theory; simulation, experimentation, and artificial intelligence; quantitative studies; and case studies. Each research method is introduced and evaluated for its specific potential, including both strengths and weaknesses. Throughout, the notable contributors clearly explain how they choose, frame, and go about answering questions. While expanding our knowledge of particular conflicts, from the Crimean War to the Vietnam War to ongoing Palestinian-Israeli instability, Multiple Paths also furthers our understanding of how to conduct research in international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739106723
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution: A Conceptual and Methodological Introduction Part 2 Rational Choice and Game Theoretic Approaches Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Bargaining and Conflict Management Chapter 5 Prospects for Conflict Management: A Game-Theoretic Analysis Part 6 Simulation, Experimentation, and Artificial Intelligence Chapter 7 Introduction Chapter 8 Detecting United States Mediation Styles in the Middle East, 1979-1998 Chapter 9 The Role of Mediation in Conflict Management: Conditions for Successful Resolution Chapter 10 An Artificial Mediator Part 11 Quantitative Approaches Chapter 12 Introduction Chapter 13 Resolving Conflicts: Conditions Favoring Negotiated Compromise in Militarized Interstate Disputes Chapter 14 Patterns of Conflict Management and Resolution in Enduring Rivalries Chapter 15 Mediation and International Conflict Management: A Review and Analysis Part 16 Case Study Approaches Chapter 17 Introduction Chapter 18 The Management and Resolution of International Conflict in a "Single" Case: American and North Vietnamese Exchanges During the Vietnam War Chapter 19 Crisis Mismanagement or Conflict of Interests?: A Case Study of the Crimean War Part 20 Multiple Paths to Knowledge?: Integrating Methodology and Substance in the Study of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution

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