Why does the academic study of international relations have limited impact on the policy community? In New Directions for International Relations, Mintz and Russett identify differences in methods of analysis as one cause of problematic, unreliable 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.
The method-of-analysis problem in international relations / Alex Mintz -- Four methods and five revolutions / Bruce Russett -- International relations : a network approach / Zeev Maoz ... [et al.] -- Visualization in international relations / Kristian Skrede Gleditsch & Michael D. Ward -- The postwar public health effects of civil conflict / Hazem Adam Ghobarah, Paul Huth & Bruce Russett -- Alliances and the expansion and escalation of militarized interstate disputes / Brett Ashley Leeds -- Separation of powers, lawmaking, and the use of military force / William Howell & Jon Pevehouse -- Democracies prefer to negotiate : institutionalized democracy, diversion, and statecraft during international crises / Karl DeRouen Jr. & Shaun Goldfinch -- When likely losers choose war / Alastair Smith & Allan C. Stam -- Enforcing peace : suppressing extremists without losing the moderates / Suzanne Werner & Amy Yuen -- Are leaders susceptible to negative political advice? : an experimental study of high-ranking military officers / Alex Mintz.
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 16th August 2013
Publisher: University Press of America