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The Resource The power of international theory : reforging the link to foreign policy-making through scientific enquiry, Fred Chernoff

The power of international theory : reforging the link to foreign policy-making through scientific enquiry, Fred Chernoff

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The power of international theory : reforging the link to foreign policy-making through scientific enquiry
Title
The power of international theory
Title remainder
reforging the link to foreign policy-making through scientific enquiry
Statement of responsibility
Fred Chernoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The field of international relations arose from the desire to assist and guide policy-makers to create a better and more peaceful world. However, many of the current trends, post-positivism, constructivism, reflectivism and postmodernism share a conception of international theory that undercuts the possibility of offering significant guidance to policy-makers."
  • "The Power of International Theory critically examines these approaches and offers a novel causal-conventional alternative that allows the reforging of a link between international relations theory and policy-making. While recognising the criticisms of earlier forms of positivism and behavioralism, the book defends holistic testing of empirical principles, methodological pluralism, criteria for choosing the best theory, a notion of 'causality' and a limited form of prediction, all of which are needed to guide policy-makers." "This book will be an invaluable text for advanced students and researchers in the fields of international relations theory and the philosophy of social science."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Chernoff, Fred
Dewey number
327.1/01
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1305
LC item number
.C44 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new international relations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International relations
  • Policy sciences
Label
The power of international theory : reforging the link to foreign policy-making through scientific enquiry, Fred Chernoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [230]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Policy-making, prediction, and the theory of international behavior -- Social science, naturalism, and scientific realism -- Theory, observation, and law -- Natural causation, social action, and international politics -- Prediction, theory, and policy-making -- Explaining agreement and disagreement in natural and social sciences -- Conclusions
Control code
55947890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780415701389
Lccn
2004015955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The power of international theory : reforging the link to foreign policy-making through scientific enquiry, Fred Chernoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [230]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Policy-making, prediction, and the theory of international behavior -- Social science, naturalism, and scientific realism -- Theory, observation, and law -- Natural causation, social action, and international politics -- Prediction, theory, and policy-making -- Explaining agreement and disagreement in natural and social sciences -- Conclusions
Control code
55947890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780415701389
Lccn
2004015955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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