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The Historical Expansion of International Society  

Barry Buzan and Richard Little

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
For most English School writers, the international society is an element that is always present in international relations, but whose depth, character, and influence all fluctuate with ... More

Historical Sociology and International Relations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Large-Scale Historical Change and Global Order  

Besnik Pula and Yannis A. Stivachtis

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Historical Sociology (HS) is a subfield of sociology studying the structures and processes that have shaped important features of the modern world, including the development of the ... More

Historical Theories of International Relations  

Joseph MacKay and Christopher David LaRoche

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

The History of International Studies  

Brian C. Schmidt

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
A significant development in the history of international relations (IR) is the increased focus on historiographical issues. Prior to 1998, the literature had, for the most part, failed to ... More

The Interaction of Theory and Data  

James D. Morrow

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Dec 2014
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Jan 2018
Theory shapes how data is collected and analyzed in at least three ways. Theoretical concepts inform how we collect data because data attempt to capture and reflect those concepts. Theory ... More

Interdisciplinarity: Its Meaning and Consequences  

Raymond C. Miller

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Interdisciplinarity is an analytically reflective study of the methodological, theoretical, and institutional implications of implementing interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and ... More

International Cooperation Theory and International Institutions  

Xinyuan Dai, Duncan Snidal, and Michael Sampson

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
The study of international cooperation has emerged and evolved over the past few decades as a cornerstone of international relations research. The strategy here for reviewing such a large ... More

International/Global Political Sociology  

Dirk Nabers and Frank A. Stengel

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Apr 2019
International Political Sociology (IPS) emerged as a subfield of International Relations (IR) in the early 2000s. IPS itself may be understood as constituted by a field of tension between ... More

International Hierarchy  

Alexander D. Barder

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Dec 2015
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Nov 2017
Recently, international hierarchy has taken center stage in international relations (IR) theory. Hierarchy is typically understood as a feature of domestic institutional stratification; it ... More

International Relations and Comparative Politics  

Vidya Nadkarni and J. Michael Williams

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Both the political science fields of International Relations (IR) and Comparative Politics (CP) developed around a scholarly concern with the nature of the state. IR focused on the nature, ... More

International Relations and the Study of Global Environmental Politics: Past and Present  

Dimitris Stevis

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The early literature on international environmental politics (IEP) had a decisively global scale, in the sense that the key environmental problems of the day, population and resources ... More

International Relations and the Study of History  

Constantinos Koliopoulos

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
International relations and history are inextricably linked, and with good reason. This link is centuries old: Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, one of the very earliest and ... More

International Relations as a Social Science  

Anne-Marie D'Aoust

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Dec 2014
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Dec 2017
The nature of the debates surrounding international relations (IR) as a social science have pointed to issues of ontology, epistemology, methodology, philosophy of science, history, and ... More

International Society  

Katarzyna Kaczmarska

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Nov 2017
The essay discusses the origins and development of the idea of international society in the discipline of International Relations (IR). It locates the concept in the English School ... More

International Society: Global/Regional Dimensions and Geographic Expansion  

Yannis A. Stivachtis

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
To understand the global and regional dimensions of the contemporary international society, one must become familiar with the English School literature related to the historical expansion ... More

International Studies and the Global Community: Transforming the Agenda  

Heidi H. Hobbs, Harry I. Chernotsky, and Darin H. Van Tassell

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
International Studies majors evolved as a reflection of broader trends toward internationalizing higher education in the United States. However, International Studies has historically ... More

Internet Governance  

Milton Mueller

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The internet is a set of software instructions (known as “protocols”) capable of transmitting data over networks. These protocols were designed to facilitate the movement of data across ... More

Interpretivism: Definitions, Trends, and Emerging Paths  

Marcos S. Scauso

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Is There a Discipline of IR? A Heterodox Perspective  

Ralph Pettman

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
International relations (IR) is widely accepted as an academic discipline in its own right, despite the many subdisciplines which hold it together. These disparate subdisciplines, in fact, ... More

Jus ad Bellum  

Caron E. Gentry

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2017
Alex J. Bellamy's Just Wars: From Cicero to Iraq (2006), Michael Walzer's Just and Unjust Wars (1977), and Larry May's Aggression and Crimes Against Peace (2008) are three significant ... More

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