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Case Study Methods  

Andrew Bennett and Colin Elman

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
This article focuses on a third generation of qualitative methods research. Third-generation qualitative methods provide a unique bridge between the single-logic-of-inference and ... More

The Concept of Power and the (Un)discipline of International Relations  

Janice Bially Mattern

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
Where there is politics there is power. It is no surprise, hence, that the concept of power is fundamental to the study of world politics. Power, or, more exactly, the particular way in ... More

Constructivism  

Ian Hurd

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
This article examines the features that distinguish constructivism from other approaches to international relations and then looks at some controversies within constructivist scholarship ... More

Critical Junctures, Developmental Pathways, and Incremental Change in Security Institutions  

Etel Solingen and Wilfred Wan

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Mar 2016
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May 2016
Historical institutionalism as an explicit tradition has largely remained on the sidelines in international security scholarship, with some exceptions. The chapter begins by reviewing the ... More

Critical Theory  

Richard Shapcott

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
This article provides an overview of the most important elements of the critical theory of international relations. Any inquiry into critical international relations theory has to ... More

The Dialectics of Power and Powerlessness in Transnational Feminist Networks: Online Struggles Around Gender-based Violence  

Priya Kurian, Debashish Munshi, and Anuradha Mundkur

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2014
Transnational feminist networks use the Internet to mobilize people and create spaces to debate global and local issues. Despite their successful use in feminist networking, they remain ... More

Eclectic Theorizing in the Study and Practice of International Relations  

Peter Katzenstein and Rudra Sil

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
This article calls for the accommodation of eclectic modes of scholarship in international relations that trespass deliberately and liberally across competing research traditions with the ... More

The English School  

Tim Dunne

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
International relations is no longer an American social science: the subject is taught in universities in dozens of countries and is becoming a global discipline. The English School of ... More

Expertise and Practice: The Evolving Relationship between the Study and Practice of Security  

Iver B. Neumann and Ole Jacob Sending

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
The relationship between the study and practice of security has not only changed considerably over the last 20 years, but has also become more varied, where ever more actors perform ever ... More

The Failure of Static and the Need for Dynamic Approaches to International Relations  

Richard Rosecrance

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
The perennial difficulty in the study of international relations is that general theories holding statically over time are unsatisfactory. The leading theories — emphasizing a single ... More

Feminism  

Sandra Whitworth

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
This article examines some of the principle tensions, but also compatibilities, between the study of international relations and feminism. It also reviews briefly some of the main points ... More

Foreign‐Policy Decision‐Making  

Douglas T. Stuart

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
This article begins with some background information on the development of the subfield of foreign-policy decision-making, with a particular emphasis on why and how this subfield took root ... More

From International Relations to Global Society  

Michael N. Barnett and Kathryn Sikkink

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
Historically speaking, the study of international relations has largely concerned the study of states and the effects of anarchy on their foreign policies, the patterns of their ... More

Historical Methods  

Joel Quirk

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
Research into both international and intellectual history has flourished in recent times. This article highlights a number of recent contributions, paying particular attention to the ... More

Methodological Individualism and Rational Choice  

Andrew H. Kydd

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses the concept of methodological individualism and rational choice (MIRC). MIRC strives to explain international events by positing individuals, states, or substate ... More

Methodological Issues  

Raymond Hicks

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May 2015
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Apr 2015
Recent advances in economics stress the need to control for multilateral resistance or country-level unobservables that may affect trade in gravity model estimations. The interpretation of ... More

Methods in Constructivist Approaches  

Jeff Checkel

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
Constructivists employ a characteristic set of mainly qualitative methods in their work on international security. Over time, they have come—theoretically—to focus centrally on process; ... More

Methods in Critical Security Studies  

Mark B. Salter and Can E. Mutlu

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
To represent the plurality of methods used within the Critical Studies Security community, this chapter surveys discourse analysis, corporeal analysis, ethnographic research, new ... More

Neoliberal Institutionalism  

Arthur A. Stein

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
International politics today is as much institutional as intergovernmental. International institutions can be found in every functional domain and in every region in the world. Modern ... More

The New Liberalism  

Andrew Moravcsik

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
This article presents three core theoretical assumptions underlying liberal theories, elaborates the three variants of liberal theory, and draws some broader implications. Liberal ... More

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