Advancing Interdisciplinary Approaches to International by Steve A. Yetiv, Patrick James

By Steve A. Yetiv, Patrick James

This edited quantity breaks new floor via innovatively drawing on a number of disciplines to augment our realizing of diplomacy and conflict.  the growth of information throughout disciplines and the more and more blurred barriers within the actual international either let and insist pondering throughout highbrow borders. whereas multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary are well known buzz phrases, remarkably few books increase them. but doing so can sharpen and extend our standpoint on educational and actual global concerns and difficulties. This publication deals the main entire remedy to this point and is a useful source for college kids, students and practitioners.

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Advancing Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Relations

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21–23). In contrast to social and cultural historians who may be more able to interface with IR constructivists and postmodernists, traditional historians will seek to discover what actually occurred in historical events, with far less regard or even disdain for multiple perspectives or contingent truths. However, that is not to say that the work of traditional historians cannot benefit IR constructivists and postmodernists. They can draw on such historical accounts to try to understand better the influences of ideas.

Historical study, be it by historians or others, can be vital to such before/after comparisons, partly by helping address threats to valid inference. This is true even if the before/after comparison is based on data analysis. That can be supplemented by examining the context in which it has meaning. The technical methods of IR and sociology may also help in understanding history, producing a multi-way street of interaction. For instance, modelers have tried to represent critical nodes in history in models in order to understand the historical process better.

The Promise of Historical Sociology in International Relations. International Studies Review 8(3): 397–423. ———. 2012. The Eternal Divide? History and International Relations. European Journal of International Relations 18: 203–226. Lebow, Richard Ned. 2010a. Forbidden Fruit: Counterfactuals and International Relations. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ———. 2010b. Why Nations Fight: Past and Future Motives for War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Legro, Jeffrey W. 2007. Rethinking the World: Great Power Strategies and International Order.

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