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The Resource Explanation and progress in security studies : bridging paradigm divides in international relations, Fred Chernoff

Explanation and progress in security studies : bridging paradigm divides in international relations, Fred Chernoff

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Explanation and progress in security studies : bridging paradigm divides in international relations
Title
Explanation and progress in security studies
Title remainder
bridging paradigm divides in international relations
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Fred Chernoff
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eng
Summary
Explanation and Progress in Security Studies asks why Security Studies, as a central area of International Relations, has not experienced scientific progress in the way natural sciences have--and answers by arguing that the underlying reason is that scholars in Security Studies have advanced a range of different notions of "explanation" or different criteria of "explanatory superiority" to show that their positions are better than rival positions. To demonstrate this, the author engages in in-depth content analysis of the generally recognized exemplars of explanation and explanatory superiority in three of the core debates in the disciplines: Why do states pursue policies of nuclear proliferation? Why do states choose to form the alliances they do? And why do liberal democratic states behave the way they do toward other liberal democracies? The book reveals that authors in the debates that have shown the most progress use similar criteria in arguing for and against the key explanations. In the nuclear proliferation debate, there is wide divergence in the criteria the most visible authors use, and there is wide divergence in the explanations offered. In the alliance formation/balance-of-power debate, there is some overlap of criteria the most important authors use, and there has been some limited movement toward consensus. In the democratic peace debate there has been much more overlap of criteria the most prominent authors use, and there is agreement on both some positive and negative conclusions.--
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Chernoff, Fred
Dewey number
327.101
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1305
LC item number
.C439 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • International relations
  • International relations
  • Security, International
  • Explanation
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Explanation
  • International relations
  • International relations
  • Security, International
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Explanation and progress in security studies : bridging paradigm divides in international relations, Fred Chernoff
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Traditions of explanation and the idea of "scientific progress" -- Explanation in the natural and social sciences -- The nuclear proliferation debate : why do states build nuclear weapons? -- The balance of power debate : why do states form alliances? -- The democratic peace debate : why do democracies act the way they do? -- Analysis, alternatives, conclusion
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884280021
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unknown
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1 online resource (ix, 311 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780804792295
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884280021
Label
Explanation and progress in security studies : bridging paradigm divides in international relations, Fred Chernoff
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Traditions of explanation and the idea of "scientific progress" -- Explanation in the natural and social sciences -- The nuclear proliferation debate : why do states build nuclear weapons? -- The balance of power debate : why do states form alliances? -- The democratic peace debate : why do democracies act the way they do? -- Analysis, alternatives, conclusion
Control code
884280021
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 311 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804792295
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884280021

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