The Construction and Cumulation of Knowledge in International Relations (International Studies Review Presidential Series)

The Construction and Cumulation of Knowledge in International Relations (International Studies Review Presidential Series)

By: John Vasquez (editor), Daniel Geller (editor)Paperback

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"The Construction and Cumulation of Knowledge in International Relations" explores the construction and cumulation of knowledge within the scope of international relations inquiry. Editor John A. Vasquez is a former president of the International Studies Association. Smartly addresses the issue of international relations from the bottom-up through an examination of the construction and cumulation of knowledge. This title is an ideal companion text for the study and discussion of current issues in international relations.

About Author

Dr. Daniel S. Geller is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Wayne State University and a consultant with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Technology and Assessments. He conducts research and teaches in the areas of International Politics, Defense Policy, and Foreign Policy. For 2001-03, he was a Principal Investigator on an NSF grant to the Correlates of War (COW) Project involving the expansion of the militarized interstate dispute database. During 2003, Professor Geller served as Program Chair for the 44th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association. He has published extensively in books, journals, and edited collections on such subjects as nuclear weapons and the escalation of interstate crises, conventional capability balances and the outbreak of war, and the power status of states and patterns of international conflict. John Vasquez holds the Harvey Picker Chair in International Relations at Colgate University. He has published over a dozen books, including The War Puzzle, The Power of Power Politics: From Classical Realism to Neotraditionalism, What Do We Know about War? (editor), Classics of International Relations (editor), In Search of Theory: A New Paradigm for Global Politics (co-authored with Richard Mansbach), and most recently, Realism and the Balancing of Power: A New Debate (co-edited with Colin Elman). His scholarly articles have appeared in the International Studies Quarterly, American Political Science Review, World Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Security Studies, Journal of Peace Research, International Organization, Journal of Politics, International Political Science Review, and Conflict Management and Peace Science among others. He has been president of the Peace Science Society (International) and the International Studies Association. has been president of the Peace Science Society (International) and the International Studies Association.


Part I: The Construction of Knowledge.1. Knowledge, Foundations, Politics: Karena Shaw (University of Victoria).2. The House of IR: From Family Power Politics to the Poisies of Worldism: Anna M. Agathangelonu (University of Houston, Clear Lake) and L.H.M. Lin (New School University).Part II: The Cumulation of Knowledge.3. Escalation: Competing Perspectives and Empirical Evidence: Russell J. Leng (Middlebury College).4. Politically-Motivated Opposition to War: Jack S. Levy (Rutgers University) and William F. Mabe, Jr. (Rutgers University).5. Territoriality and War in International Crises: Theory and Findings, 1918-2001: Hemda Ben-Yehuda (Bar-Ilan University).6. Pacifism and Fightaholism in International Politics: A Structural History of National and Dyadic Conflict, 1816-1992: Zeev Maoz (Tel-Aviv University).Part III: Policy Application.7. The Consequences of an Indo-Pakistani Nuclear War: Robert T. Batcher (Office of Technology and Assessments, US Department of State).8. Integrating Theory and Policy: Global Implications of the War in Iraq: Jacek Kugler (Claremont Graduate University), Ronald L. Tammen (Portland State University), and Brian Efird (Claremont Graduate University)

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  • ISBN13: 9781405132459
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 188
  • ID: 9781405132459
  • weight: 388
  • ISBN10: 1405132450

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