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

Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations

Methodology in the Study of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution

By: Zeev Maoz (Editor), Alex Mintz (Editor), Clifton T. Morgan (Editor), Glenn Palmer (Editor), Richard J. Stoll (Editor)

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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.

Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations is a remarkable book that delivers exactly what it promises, insight into how research is done and insight into alternative methods for attacking closely related problems. The contributors, a distinguished and methodologically diverse set of scholars, were given the task of exploring a set of research questions from different methodological perspectives while helping readers understand the choices they made. Each essay is a cutting-edge study of an important aspect of conflict management and conflict resolution. Each essay is crafted to advance our understanding of why, how, and when to use particular methods, and each is a superb tool for teaching graduate students and advanced undergraduates. This book will surely become a mainstay of the international relations curriculum. -- Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Silver Professor and Chair, Department of Politics, NYU; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
A rare inside look into the researcher's mind that allows the reader to see how to use various methods and to compare their utility. Both students and scholars will find this an invaluable tool. Of special interest is the posthumous publication of Stuart Bremer's highly informative study on the factors associated with compromise settlements in miltarized disputes. -- John A. Vasquez, Mackie Scholar in International Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
An eclectic, creative, and open-minded effort to compare the strengths and differences of major research methodologies when addressed to similar questions. Graduate students, young scholars, and veterans all can find useful material here..... -- Bruce Russett, Dean Acheson Professor of International Relations, Yale University
An eclectic, creative, and open-minded effort to compare the strengths and differences of major research methodologies when addressed to similar questions. Graduate students, young scholars, and veterans all can find useful material here. -- Bruce Russett, Dean Acheson Professor of International Relations, Yale University

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution: A Conceptual and Methodological Introductionp. 1
Rational Choice and Game Theoretic Approachesp. 33
Introductionp. 33
Bargaining and Conflict Managementp. 39
Prospects for Conflict Management: A Game-Theoretic Analysisp. 73
Simulation, Experimentation, and Artificial Intelligencep. 95
Introductionp. 95
Detecting United States Mediation Styles in the Middle East, 1979-1998p. 99
The Role of Mediation in Conflict Management: Conditions for Successful Resolutionp. 125
An Artificial Mediatorp. 153
Quantitative Approachesp. 187
Introductionp. 187
Resolving Conflicts: Conditions Favoring Negotiated Compromise in Militarized Interstate Disputesp. 193
Patterns of Conflict Management and Resolution in Enduring Rivalriesp. 215
Mediation and International Conflict Management: A Review and Analysisp. 249
Case Study Approachesp. 273
Introduction
The Management and Resolution of International Conflict in a "Single" Case: American and North Vietnamese Exchanges during the Vietnam Warp. 277
Crisis Mismanagement or Conflict of Interests? A Case Study of the Crimean Warp. 309
Conclusion: Multiple Paths to Knowledge? Integrating Methodology and Substance in the Study of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolutionp. 343
Indexp. 363
About the Contributorsp. 371
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ISBN: 9780739106723
ISBN-10: 0739106724
Series: Innovations in the Study of World Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 10th June 2004
Publisher: Lexington Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 16.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.51