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Interview – James Der Derian

Interview – James Der Derian

James Der Derian explains the importance of quantum physics to the social sciences, comments on the political science prison, and argues for more speculation in IR.

The Modeling Enterprise in International Relations

The Modeling Enterprise in International Relations

Both theoretical and empirical work is important in IR, but empirical models are not useful for testing theoretical models. A new justification for linking the two is required.

The Need for an English School Research Program

The Need for an English School Research Program

Until the practitioners of the English School begin to define precisely what an ES research program would look like, the School’s impact on international theory remains outside the mainstream.

The Eternal Divide? History and International Relations

The Eternal Divide? History and International Relations

Social science and history form part of a single intellectual journey, one in which both are permanently in view and in which neither serves as the coloniser of the other.

What the Philosophy of Science is Not Good For

What the Philosophy of Science is Not Good For

The field of IR has been concerned about its scientific status for decades. This concern has led to a number of efforts to make the field “truly scientific” by adopting one or another philosophical and methodological stance: behaviorism in the 1950s, neopositivism in the 1970s and 1980s, and critical realism in the 1990s.

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