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Bridges and Boundaries Historians, Political Scientists, and the Study of International Relations

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ISBN-10: 0262550393

ISBN-13: 9780262550390

Edition: 2001

Authors: Colin Elman, Miriam Fendius Elman

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Bridges and Boundaries offers a conversation between what might loosely be described as traditionalist diplomatic and military historians, and political scientists who employ qualitative case study methods to examine international relations. The book opens with a series of chapters discussing differences, commonalities, and opportunities for cross-fertilization between the two disciplines. To help focus the dialogue on real events and research, the volume then revisits three empirical topics that have been studied at length by members of both disciplines: British hegemony in the nineteenth century; diplomacy in the interwar period and the causes of World War II; and the origins and course…    
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 4/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

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Acknowledgments
Introduction: Negotiating International History and Politics
Methods
Explaining Events and Developing Theories: History, Political Science, and the Analysis of International Relations
Toward a New Diplomatic History: Two and a Half Cheers for International Relations Methods
Social Science and History: Ranchers versus Farmers?
Case Studies and Process Tracing in History and Political Science: Similar Strokes for Different Foci
Cases
World War II: A Different War
The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-39: Why a Concert Didn't Arise
Postscript: September 1939
Hegemony, Global Reach, and World Power: Great Britain's Long Cycle
Martian and Venusian Perspectives on International Relations: Britain as System Leader in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Postscript: When Did Britain Decline?
In Defense of Particular Generalization: Rewriting Cold War History, Rethinking International Relations Theory
Sources and Methods in Cold War History: The Need for a New Theory-Based Archival Approach
Postscript: Historical Science and Cold War Scholarship
Reflections on the History and Theory of Military Innovation and Diffusion
Conclusions
International History and International Politics: Why Are They Studied Differently?
International History: Why Historians Do It Differently than Political Scientists
Contributors
Index
About the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs