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Progress in international relations theory : appraising the field

Author: Colin Elman; Miriam Fendius Elman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003.
Series: BCSIA studies in international security.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An investigation of how international relations theorists can best evaluate the effectiveness of their discipline.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Elman; Miriam Fendius Elman
ISBN: 0262050684 9780262050685 0262550415 9780262550413
OCLC Number: 50422990
Description: xiv, 503 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword : Thoughts about assaying theories / Kenneth N. Waltz --
Introduction : Appraising progress in international relations theory / Colin Elman and Miriam Fendius Elman --
Lessons from Lakatos / Colin Elman and Miriam Fendius Elman --
Institutional theory as a research program / Robert O. Keohane and Lisa L. Martin --
The power transition research program : a Lakatosian analysis / Jonathan M. DiCicco and Jack S. Levy --
Liberal international relations theory : a scientific assessment / Andrew Moravcsik --
A Lakatosian view of the democratic peace research program / James Lee Ray --
Operational code analysis as a scientific research program : a cautionary tale / Stephen G. Walker --
Realism, neoliberalism, and cooperation : understanding the debate / Robert Jervis --
The progressiveness of neoclassical realism / Randall L. Schweller --
"Is" and "ought" : evaluating empirical aspects of normative research / Jack Snyder --
Explanation and scientific progress / David Dessler --
Measuring intra-programmatic progress / Roslyn Simowitz --
Kuhn vs. Lakatos? The case for multiple frames in appraising IR theory / John A. Vasquez --
A Lakatosian reading of Lakatos : what can we salvage from the hard core? / Andrew Bennett.
Series Title: BCSIA studies in international security.
Responsibility: Colin Elman and Miriam Fendius Elman, editors.

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"A most impressive effort that should stimulate a rethinking of what is meant by 'scientific progress' in developing international relations theory." Alexander L. George, Graham H. Stuart Professor Read more...

 
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