Central Issues In The Study Of International Conflict

Bruce Bueno De Mesquita

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    This article discusses the central issues in the study of international conflict. It looks at some debates about international affairs and the ways conflict and peace are studied. It examines structural perspectives and the evolving research programs that look inside the state and try to explain how conflict or cooperation relates to ordinary politics. It then illustrates the differences between approaches by examining two empirical issues. A brief evaluation of how the different approaches address these issues is provided.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Political Economy
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780191577437
    ISBN (Print)9780199548477
    StatePublished - Jun 19 2008


    • Central issues
    • Conflict
    • Cooperation
    • Empirical issues
    • International affairs
    • International conflict
    • Research programs
    • Structural perspectives

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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