Advancing Interdisciplinary Approaches to International by Steve A. Yetiv, Patrick James

By Steve A. Yetiv, Patrick James

This edited quantity breaks new flooring through innovatively drawing on a number of disciplines to augment our figuring out of diplomacy and conflict.  the growth of data throughout disciplines and the more and more blurred obstacles within the genuine international either permit and insist pondering throughout highbrow borders. whereas multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary are fashionable buzz phrases, remarkably few books increase them. but doing so can sharpen and extend our standpoint on educational and genuine global concerns and difficulties. This ebook bargains the main entire remedy up to now and is a useful source for college kids, students and practitioners.

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History could supplement this analysis by offering context, with case studies on the extent to which America achieved its goals in various issue areas over time. That could help reveal if capability on paper translated into actual influence over time. Exploring this issue could benefit from analysis of how we view America’s station. Some thinkers assert that the United States is an empire like those of the past (O’Reilly 2008), while others argue that it is not an empire because, unlike other great powers, it does not aggrandize territory (Nye 2011).

This is because the full approach requires an understanding of detailed history. It is not possible to generate different perspectives and to test them without a good understanding of history. This can come through archival work, declassified documents, and the secondary literature of history and IR. A. YETIV Since this book is focused on the causes of conflict, let us consider the integrated approach as applied to the case of the 1990–1991 Persian Gulf conflict which was triggered by Iraq’s August 2, 1990, invasion of Kuwait.

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