Scholars and students of international relations must contend with increasingly sophisticated methods for studying world politics. Models, Numbers, and Cases is a thorough assessment by the world's leading specialists of the three main approaches in international relations: case study, quantitative methods and formal methods. Clearly-written chapters address the most important methodological and theoretical issues in the field today, and demonstrate the practical application of these methods to three key subfields: international political economy, environmental policy, and security. The result is a model of rigorous methodological study and exacting substantive research. Models, Numbers, and Cases is a concise and valuable guide to the challenging terrain of contemporary international relations study.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 582 g
Dimensions: 230 x 157 x 23 mm
. . . provides a state-of-the-art overview of research methods in international relations for students and scholars alike. The authors collectively demonstrate that there is a unity in the logic of research and a complementarity in the use of methods in international relations. Sprinz and Wolinsky-Nahmias have organized outstanding essays from a group of distinguished scholars into an unusually coherent volume." -David A. Lake, University of California, San Diego