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- DescriptionInterpreting International Politics addresses each of the major, traditional subfields in International Relations: International Law and Organization, International Security, and International Political Ecomy. But how are interpretivist methods and concerns brought to bear on these topics? In this slim volume Cecelia Lynch focuses on the philosophy of science and conceptual issues that make work in international relations distinctly interpretive. This work both legitimizes and demonstrates the necessity of post- and n-positivist scholarship. Interpretive approaches to the study of international relations span t only the traditional areas of security, international political ecomy, and international law and organizations, but also emerging and newer areas such as gender, race, religion, secularism, and continuing issues of globalization. By situating, describing, and analyzing major interpretive works in each of these fields, the book draws out the critical research challenges that are posed by and the progress that is made by interpretive work. Furthermore, the book also pushes forward interpretive insights to areas that have entered the IR radar screen more recently, including race and religion, demonstrating how work in these areas can inform all subfields of the discipline and suggesting paths for future research.
- Author BiographyCecelia Lynch is a professor in the department of political science at the University of California, Irvine. She is one of the original members of the Methods Cafes at the American Political Science Association, a forum for discussing interpretive methodologies and acted as a faculty mentor at the NSF-funded Interpretive Methods and Methodologies workshop. Lynch is the author of the award-winning book, Beyond Appeasement: Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics, and co-editor of Law and Moral Action in World Politics and On Rules, Politics and Knowledge: Friedrich Kratochwil, International Relations, and Domestic Affairs.
- Author(s)Cecelia Lynch
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication23/12/2013
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Series TitleRoutledge Series on Interpretive Methods
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight181 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
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