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Studying Effectiveness in International Relations: A Guide for Students and Scholars Hegemann

Studying Effectiveness in International Relations: A Guide for Students and Scholars

Hegemann

Published January 1st 2013
ISBN : 9783847400271
Paperback
288 pages
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The question of how effective political tools actually are is among the most hotly debated questions in the contemporary theory of international relations. There is no unanimity on how to even measure the effectiveness and impact differentMoreThe question of how effective political tools actually are is among the most hotly debated questions in the contemporary theory of international relations. There is no unanimity on how to even measure the effectiveness and impact different political measures produce. This book comprehensively introduces the various fields of effectiveness and impact research in the study of international relations. Understandings of effectiveness and impact of political measures and tools in international relations are as manifold as the methods of tracing causality. The book presents and discusses the state-of-the-art research methods and techniques, their theoretical underpinnings, and their application in empirical research. Contemporary social science increasingly demands profound expertise not only in the theoretical understanding of causation and cause-and-effect relationships in the international sphere, but also in the use of causal inference research techniques and methods for establishing and testing causal relationships.