Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations

Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations : Methodology in the Study of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution

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Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations provides a uniquely valuable view of current approaches and findings in conflict studies. While expanding our knowledge of particular conflicts, from the Crimean War to the Vietnam War to ongoing Palestinian-Israeli instability, the notable contributors also further our understanding of how to conduct research in international relations.show more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739106716
  • 9780739106716

About Zeev Maoz

Zeev Maoz is Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University. Alex Mintz is Cullen-McFadden Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University and Fellow, U.N. Studies, Yale University. T. Clifton Morgan is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Rice University. Glenn Palmer is Associate Professor of Political Science at Penn State University. Richard J. Stoll is Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of the Social Sciences at Rice University.show more

Review quote

Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations is a remarkable book that delivers exactly what it promises, insight into how research is done and insight into alternative methods for attacking closely related problems. The contributors, a distinguished and methodologically diverse set of scholars, were given the task of exploring a set of research questions from different methodological perspectives while helping readers understand the choices they made. Each essay is a cutting-edge study of an important aspect of conflict management and conflict resolution. Each essay is crafted to advance our understanding of why, how, and when to use particular methods, and each is a superb tool for teaching graduate students and advanced undergraduates. This book will surely become a mainstay of the international relations curriculum. -- Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Silver Professor and Chair, Department of Politics, NYU; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University A rare inside look into the researcher's mind that allows the reader to see how to use various methods and to compare their utility. Both students and scholars will find this an invaluable tool. Of special interest is the posthumous publication of Stuart Bremer's highly informative study on the factors associated with compromise settlements in miltarized disputes. -- John A. Vasquez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign An eclectic, creative, and open-minded effort to compare the strengths and differences of major research methodologies when addressed to similar questions. Graduate students, young scholars, and veterans all can find useful material here... -- Bruce Russett, Dean Acheson Professor of International Relations, Yale University An eclectic, creative, and open-minded effort to compare the strengths and differences of major research methodologies when addressed to similar questions. Graduate students, young scholars, and veterans all can find useful material here. -- Bruce Russett, Dean Acheson Professor of International Relations, Yale Universityshow more

Table of contents

Part 1 Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution: A Conceptual and Methodological Introduction Part 2 Rational Choice and Game Theoretic Approaches Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Bargaining and Conflict Management Chapter 5 Prospects for Conflict Management: A Game-Theoretic Analysis Part 6 Simulation, Experimentation, and Artificial Intelligence Chapter 7 Introduction Chapter 8 Detecting United States Mediation Styles in the Middle East, 1979-1998 Chapter 9 The Role of Mediation in Conflict Management: Conditions for Successful Resolution Chapter 10 An Artificial Mediator Part 11 Quantitative Approaches Chapter 12 Introduction Chapter 13 Resolving Conflicts: Conditions Favoring Negotiated Compromise in Militarized Interstate Disputes Chapter 14 Patterns of Conflict Management and Resolution in Enduring Rivalries Chapter 15 Mediation and International Conflict Management: A Review and Analysis Part 16 Case Study Approaches Chapter 17 Introduction Chapter 18 The Management and Resolution of International Conflict in a "Single" Case: American and North Vietnamese Exchanges During the Vietnam War Chapter 19 Crisis Mismanagement or Conflict of Interests?: A Case Study of the Crimean War Part 20 Multiple Paths to Knowledge?: Integrating Methodology and Substance in the Study of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolutionshow more