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Approaches, Levels, and Methods of Analysis in International Politics

Approaches, Levels, and Methods of Analysis in International Politics

Crossing Boundaries

  • Author: H. Starr
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403983488
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 348
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Leading scholars incorporate domestic and international aims, choices, factors, and processes to explore the advantages of crossing methodological and analytical boundaries to gain a better understanding of international relations. They examine the complexity of international affairs and consider how scholars should best study it.

World Politics: The Menu for Choice

World Politics: The Menu for Choice

  • Author: Bruce Russett,Harvey Starr,David Kinsella
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495410683
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 576
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Using game theory as a model for analyzing international relations, WORLD POLITICS: THE MENU FOR CHOICE gives students an accessible and memorable introduction to the compelling world of international relations. Consistently praised in previous editions for its excellent balance of theory and issues, this ninth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes increased coverage of the legal implications of policies associated with the U.S.-led war on terror, a more complete examination of the role of democracy for conflict resolution both between and within states, and a more detailed look at international organizations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

State Power in a Contemporary World

  • Author: Martha Finnemore,Judith Goldstein
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199339716
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 392
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No scholar better exemplifies the intellectual challenges foisted on the Neorealist school of international relations than prominent scholar Stephen Krasner (Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Studies, the Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, School of Humanities & Sciences, and Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department 2005-2007). Throughout his career he has wrestled with realism's promises and limitations. Krasner has always been a prominent defender of realism and the importance of power understood in material terms, whether military or economic. Yet realist frameworks rarely provided a complete explanation for outcomes, in Krasner's analyses, and much of his work involved understanding power's role in situations not well explained by realism. If states seek power, why do we see cooperation? If hegemony promotes cooperation why does cooperation continue in the face of America's decline? Do states actually pursue their national interests or do domestic structures and values derail the rational pursuit of material objectives? Krasner's explanations were as diverse as were the problems. They pushed, to use his phrase, "the limits of realism." Edited by Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein, Back to Basics asks scholars to reflect on the role power plays in contemporary politics and how a power politics approach is influential today. The arguments made by the authors in this volume speak to one of three themes that run through Krasner's work: state power and hegemony; the relationship between states and markets; conceptions of the nation state in international politics. These themes appeared regularly in Krasner's scholarship as he wrestled, over his career, with fundamental questions of inter-state politics. Contributors largely agree on the centrality of power but diverge substantially on the ways power is manifest and should be measured and understood. Many of the contributors confronted the same intellectual dilemmas as Krasner in struggling to define power and its relationship to interests, yet their responses are different. Together, these essays explore new ways of thinking about power's role in contemporary politics and demonstrate the concepts continued relevance for both policy and theory.

Bridging Troubled Waters

Bridging Troubled Waters

China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea

  • Author: James Manicom
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN: 162616035X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 280
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Sino-Japanese relations have been repeatedly strained by the territorial dispute over a group of small islands, known as the Senkaku islands in Japan and the Diaoyu islands in China. The rich fishing grounds, key shipping lanes, and perhaps especially, potentially rich oil deposits around the islands exacerbate this dispute in a confluence of resource pressures, growing nationalism, and rising military spending in the region. Bridging Troubled Waters reminds us that the tensions over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands are only a part of a long history of both conflict and cooperation in maritime relations between Japan and China. James Manicom examines the cooperative history between China and Japan at sea and explains the conditions under which two rivals can manage disputes over issues such as territory, often correlated with war. China and Japan appear incapable of putting history behind them, are poised on the brink of a strategic rivalry, and seem at risk of falling into an unintentional war over disputed maritime claims. Bridging Troubled Waters challenges this view by offering a case-by-case analysis of how China and Japan have managed maritime tensions since the dispute erupted in 1970. The author advances an approach that offers a trade-off between the most important stakes in the disputed maritime area with a view to establishing a stable maritime order in the East China Sea. The book will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and regional specialists in Asia, security studies, and international conflict and cooperation.

Capitalism, Democracy and the Prevention of War and Poverty

Capitalism, Democracy and the Prevention of War and Poverty

  • Author: Peter Graeff,Guido Mehlkop
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134034822
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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For a very large part of the world’s population, poverty and war are still part of everyday life. Drawing on insights from several disciplines, this book attempts to find scientific answers to explain the relationship between conflict and poverty. This interdisciplinary volume brings together a range of arguments that synthesize both democratic and capitalist peace theory. Supported by a large body of research, contributors contend that nations with institutions that maximize individual political and civil rights minimize the probability of fighting each other. The volume includes: contributors from leading and award winning scholars in the field, including Bruce Russett and Erik Gartzke topics such as democratization and economic development, situated within the broader contexts of globalization and modernization contributions supported by empirical analyses, systematizing democratic and capitalist peace theories This book will be vital reading for students and scholars of International Relations and globalization, and also for a broader range of subjects including sociology, political science and economics.

The Involvement of State Governments in US Foreign Relations

The Involvement of State Governments in US Foreign Relations

  • Author: S. McMillan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137015403
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 269
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Offering conclusions for improving intergovernmental relations, determining international economic development strategies, and showing how many subnational governments are involved in world politics, this book examines how US states and governors connect to American foreign relations, tracing activities that began in the 1950s and have expanded with globalization. Chapters explain governors foreign relations activities in political, economic, and defense contexts and how US states compete in the global economy. The book analyzes US states ability to attract foreign investment and promote exports, making use of statistical analysis and personal interviews with state officials in the United States and posted abroad.

Trust in International Relations

Trust in International Relations

Rationalist, Constructivist, and Psychological Approaches

  • Author: Hiski Haukkala,Carina van de Wetering,Johanna Vuorelma
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351807838
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 188
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Trust is a core concept in International Relations (IR), representing a key ingredient in state relations. It was only relatively recently that IR scholars began to probe what trust really is, how it can be studied, and how it affects state relations. In the process three distinct ways of theorising trust in IR have emerged: trust as a rational choice calculation, as a social phenomenon or as a psychological dimension. Trust in International Relations explores trust through these different lenses using case studies to analyse the relative strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. The case studies cover relations between: United States and India ASEAN and Southeast Asian countries Finland and Sweden USA and Egypt The European Union and Russia Turkey’s relations with the West This book provides insights with real-world relevance in the fields of crisis and conflict management, and will be of great interest for students and scholars of IR, security studies and development studies who are looking to develop a more sophisticated understanding of how different theories of trust can be used in different situations.

Man, the State, and War

Man, the State, and War

A Theoretical Analysis

  • Author: Kenneth Neal Waltz
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231125372
  • Category: History
  • Page: 263
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What are the causes of war? Waltz probes the ideas that thinkers throughout the history of Western civilisation - including St. Augustine, Hobbes, Kant, & Spinoza - have offered to explain the reasons for men & related prescriptions for peace.

Essence of Decision

Essence of Decision

Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Author: Philip Zelikow
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
  • ISBN: 9780321013491
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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One of the most influental political science works written in the post World War II era, the original edition of Essence of Decision is a unique and fascinating examination of the pivotal event of the cold Cold War. Not simply revised, but completely re-written, the Second Edition of this classic text is a fresh reinterpretation of the theories and events surrounding the Cuban Missle Crisis, incorporating all new information from the Kennedy tapes and recently declassified Soviet files. Essence of Decision Second Edition, is a vivid look at decision-making under pressure and is the only single volume work that attempts to answer the enduring question: how should citizens understand the actions of their government?

Poverty and Social Exclusion

Poverty and Social Exclusion

New Methods of Analysis

  • Author: Gianni Betti,Achille Lemmi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136196293
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 344
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Poverty and inequality remain at the top of the global economic agenda, and the methodology of measuring poverty continues to be a key area of research. This new book, from a leading international group of scholars, offers an up to date and innovative survey of new methods for estimating poverty at the local level, as well as the most recent multidimensional methods of the dynamics of poverty. It is argued here that measures of poverty and inequality are most useful to policy-makers and researchers when they are finely disaggregated into small geographic units. Poverty and Social Exclusion: New Methods of Analysis is the first attempt to compile the most recent research results on local estimates of multidimensional deprivation. The methods offered here take both traditional and multidimensional approaches, with a focus on using the methodology for the construction of time-related measures of deprivation at the individual and aggregated levels. In analysis of persistence over time, the book also explores whether the level of deprivation is defined in terms of relative inequality in society, or in relation to some supposedly absolute standard. This book is of particular importance as the continuing international economic and financial crisis has led to the impoverishment of segments of population as a result of unemployment, bankruptcy, and difficulties in obtaining credit. The volume will therefore be of interest to all those working on economic, econometric and statistical methods and empirical analyses in the areas of poverty, social exclusion and income inequality.

Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations

Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations

  • Author: John Ishiyama,William J. Miller,Eszter Simon
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782548483
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 512
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With a focus on providing concrete teaching strategies for scholars, the Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations blends both theory and practice in an accessible and clear manner. In an effort to help faculty

The Logic of Anarchy

The Logic of Anarchy

Neorealism to Structural Realism

  • Author: Barry Buzan,Charles A. Jones,Richard Little
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231080415
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 267
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-- James Der Derian, University of Massachusetts

The Application of Cybernetic Analysis to the Study of International Politics

The Application of Cybernetic Analysis to the Study of International Politics

  • Author: S.D. Bryen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401030057
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 147
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This study could not have been written before Professor Karl Deutsch made his great contribution to political science in his book, The Nerves of Govern ment. In applying the concepts elaborated in that work to the study of inter national politics it has been necessary to interpret and, occasionally, add to the concepts developed by Professor Deutsch. I do not know whether Deutsch would accept these changes, modifications and interpretations. Here I can only say that I have attempted to stay in the same spirit that I think motivated Professor Deutsch's pioneering study. That spirit is expressed throughout his work. It is that "all studies of politics, and all techniques and models suggested as instrument of political analysis, have this purpose: that men should be more able to act in politics with their eyes open. " In completing this work lowe much to many. Mrs. Susan Schellenberg aided me in identifying sections of an earlier draft that were unclear and helped me test some of the ideas I added to Deutsch's work. Mr. Frederick Slutsky did some preliminary testing of the action system formulations em ployed in the third chapter by using quantitative methods. Particular gratitude is due to the committee who saw this manuscript as a dissertation at Tulane University. This committee, led by Professor Henry L. Mason, consisted of Professor Warren Roberts, Jr. ; Professor James D. Cochrane; Professor Jean M. Danielson and Professor John. S. Gillespie.

Policy Analysis in National Security Affairs

Policy Analysis in National Security Affairs

New Methods for a New Era

  • Author: Richard L. Kugler
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9781579060701
  • Category: National security
  • Page: 639
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This book addresses how to conduct policy analysis in the field of national security, including foreign policy and defense strategy. It is a philosophical and conceptual book for helphing people think deeply, clearly, and insightfully about complex policy issues. This books reflects the viewpoint that the best policies normally come from efforts to synthesize competing camps by drawing upon the best of each of them and by combining them to forge a sensible whole. While this book is written to be reader-friendly, it aspires to in-depth scholarship.

New Directions for International Relations

New Directions for International Relations

Confronting the Method-of-Analysis Problem

  • Author: Alex Mintz,Bruce Russett
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739158171
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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Why does the academic study of international relations have limited impact on the policy community? When research results are inconsistent, inconclusive, and contradictory, a lack of scholarly consensus discourages policy makers, the business community, and other citizens from trusting findings and conclusions from IR research. In New Directions for International Relations, Alex Mintz and Bruce Russett identify differences in methods of analysis as one cause of these problematic results. They discuss the problem and set the stage for nine chapters by diverse scholars to demonstrate innovative new developments in IR theory and creative new methods that can lay the basis for greater consensus. Looking at areas of concern such as the relationship between lawmaking and the use of military force, the challenge of suppressing extremists without losing moderates, and the public health effects of civil conflict, contributors show how international relations research can generate reliable results that can be, and in fact are, used in the real world.

Charting the Future: social and political education in senior cycle of post primary schools

Charting the Future: social and political education in senior cycle of post primary schools

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Combat Poverty Agency
  • ISBN: 0946791228
  • Category:
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Models, Numbers, and Cases

Models, Numbers, and Cases

Methods for Studying International Relations

  • Author: Detlef F. Sprinz
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472068616
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 412
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A thorough guide to the complexities of international relations research, and an essential text for upper-level and graduate coursework

MODERN COMPARATIVE POLITICS

MODERN COMPARATIVE POLITICS

APPROACHES, METHODS AND ISSUES

  • Author: SAMIRENDRA N. RAY
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9788120314887
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 316
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Designed primarily as an introductory textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students offering comparative politics as a compulsory course, this finely integrated text is by far the most comprehensive, yet concise and critical analysis of the contending approaches, methods, and models and the theory-building efforts made in the second half of this century. The book provides a lucid and up-to-date presentation of the ramifications of the governmental process and political dynamics, issues and problems relating to the structure, function, process and operation of governmental and political organizations in a genuinely comparative perspective.

Religion in World Conflict

Religion in World Conflict

  • Author: Jonathan Fox,Shmeul Sandler
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317983785
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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This new book tackles two crucial questions: First, how does religion in its various forms and manifestations influence world politics? Second, how will adding religion to the discourse on international relations modify our theoretical understanding? Each of these leading authors addresses different aspects of these questions in different contexts providing a diverse and multifaceted view of the topic. Susanna Pearce and Tanja Ellingsen examine the religious causes of conflict on the macro-level. Several of the contributors focus on specific conflicts. The Gaurav Ghose and Patrick James examine the Kashmir conflict from the Pakistani perspective and Carolyn James and Ozgur. Ozdamar examine it from the Indian perspective. Similarly Hillel Frisch examines the Palestinian-ISraeli conflict from the Palestinian perspective and Jonathan Rynhold examines it from the Israeli perspective. Finally, two of the authors examine other important issues. Stuart Cohen examines the evolution of the religious view of war in the Jewish tradition and Yehudit Auerbach examines whether can play a role in conflict resolution and reconciliation. These assessments deliver fascinating conclusions. This book was previously published as a Special Issue of Terrorism and Violence.

Commonsense and the Theory of International Politics

Commonsense and the Theory of International Politics

  • Author: John C. Garnett
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438403860
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 153
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“International politics is not a cumulative subject in which the latest book makes all the others obsolete . . .The assumption underlying these pages is that our understanding of international politics is more likely to be improved by reflecting upon and reworking what we already know about the subject, than by topping up our knowledge with either more detailed research or more contemporary analysis. . . “Each of the chapters deals with a different aspect of international theory . . .A discerning reader may become aware of certain unifying threads running through and linking all of the chapters. They have all been written out of a conviction that explanation and not prescription is the only proper role of the political scientist; and they all reflect my skepticism about the ‘scientific’ nature of international politics.” — John C. Garnett In a refreshing and clear analysis, Dr. Garnett looks at the nature of international theory and the problems associated with its development. Drawing from many disciplines, he examines fundamental questions in a new way, giving a measure of commonsense to a subject which has become complicated and esoteric. His use of analogies and quotations bring his subject alive in a study that will be of interest to those involved in both the social sciences and politics.