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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780521882972 0521882974 9780521709507 0521709504|
|Description:||xii, 349 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||The Humean philosophy of causation and its legacies in philosophy of science --
Controversy over causes in the social sciences --
Humeanism and rationalist causal analysis in international relations --
Reflectivist and constructivist approaches in international relations : more cases of Humeanism --
Attempts to move beyond Humeanism : strengths and weaknesses --
Rethinking causation : towards a deeper and broader concept of cause --
Expanding horizons in world political causal inquiry --
Reconceptualising causes, reframing the divided discipline.
|Series Title:||Cambridge studies in international relations, 108.|
'Cause is the central concept of any science, including human sciences. Yet, most IR scholars seem to assume that this is not the case, which explains in part the appalling state of the discipline.