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Evaluating progress in international relations : how do you know? / edited by Annette Freyberg-Inan, Ewan Harrison and Patrick James.

Contributor(s): Freyberg-Inan, Annette | Harrison, Ewan, 1973- | James, Patrick, 1957-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: JZ1242 .E97 2017Series: New international relations: Publication: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017Description: xvii, 215 p.Notes: 'This volume is the product of .. [a] "Venture Workshop" grant .. this support launched our project at the ISA convention in the spring of 2014.'ISBN: 9781138674165 (hardback); 1138674168 (hardback).Subject(s): International relations -- Philosophy -- Congresses
Contents:
Pt. I Judging progress in the study of international relations -- 1. The bias of "science": on the intellectual appeal of neopositivism / Patrick Thaddeus Jackson -- 2. Maps, models, and theories: a scientific realist approach to validity / Colin Wight -- 3. Substance, form, and context: scholarly communities, institutions, and the nature of IR / Torbjørn L. Knutsen -- 4. The role of theory for knowledge creation in IR: a sociable pluralist discussion / Annette Freyberg-Inan -- pt. II Evaluating progress in democratic peace research -- an illustrative case study -- 5. Bounded pluralism and explanatory progress in international relations: what we can learn from the democratic peace debate / Fred Chernoff -- 6. System ism, analytic eclecticism, and the democratic peace / Patrick James -- 7. Rethinking the democratic peace: competing accounts of "scientific progress" in IR / Ewan Harrison -- 8. The normative within the explanatory: a critical take on the democratic peace literature / Piki Ish-Shalom -- 9. The closer you look, the less you see: knowledge cumulation in IR / Laura Sjoberg.
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'This volume is the product of .. [a] "Venture Workshop" grant .. this support launched our project at the ISA convention in the spring of 2014.'

Includes bibliographical references (pages185-205) and index.

Pt. I Judging progress in the study of international relations -- 1. The bias of "science": on the intellectual appeal of neopositivism / Patrick Thaddeus Jackson -- 2. Maps, models, and theories: a scientific realist approach to validity / Colin Wight -- 3. Substance, form, and context: scholarly communities, institutions, and the nature of IR / Torbjørn L. Knutsen -- 4. The role of theory for knowledge creation in IR: a sociable pluralist discussion / Annette Freyberg-Inan -- pt. II Evaluating progress in democratic peace research -- an illustrative case study -- 5. Bounded pluralism and explanatory progress in international relations: what we can learn from the democratic peace debate / Fred Chernoff -- 6. System ism, analytic eclecticism, and the democratic peace / Patrick James -- 7. Rethinking the democratic peace: competing accounts of "scientific progress" in IR / Ewan Harrison -- 8. The normative within the explanatory: a critical take on the democratic peace literature / Piki Ish-Shalom -- 9. The closer you look, the less you see: knowledge cumulation in IR / Laura Sjoberg.

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