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Qualitative Methods in International Relations

A Pluralist Guide

  • Audie Klotz
  • Deepa Prakash

Part of the Research Methods Series book series (REMES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Audie Klotz
      Pages 1-7
  3. Research Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Anna Leander
      Pages 11-27
    3. Brooke Ackerly
      Pages 28-42
    4. Audie Klotz
      Pages 43-58
  4. Classic Qualitative Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Iver B. Neumann
      Pages 61-77
    3. Kevin C. Dunn
      Pages 78-92
    4. Hugh Gusterson
      Pages 93-113
    5. Jeffrey T. Checkel
      Pages 114-127
  5. Boundary Crossing Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Jerrold M. Post
      Pages 131-150
    3. Margaret G. Hermann
      Pages 151-167
    4. Gavan Duffy
      Pages 168-186
    5. Matthew J. Hoffmann
      Pages 187-208
  6. Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Samuel Barkin
      Pages 211-220
    3. Deepa Prakash
      Pages 221-237
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 238-260

About this book


We still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions in empirical research: How should researchers interpret meanings? The contributors take seriously the goals of both post-modernist and positivist researchers, as they offer detailed guidance on how to apply specific tools of analysis and how to circumvent their inherent limitations.


Content Analysis empirical research international relations modeling personality pluralism research

Editors and affiliations

  • Audie Klotz
    • 1
  • Deepa Prakash
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political Science, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public AffairsSyracuse UniversityUSA

About the editors

BROOKE ACKERLY Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University, USA SAMUEL BARKIN Associate Professor at the University of Florida, USA JEFFREY T.CHECKEL Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo and Adjunct Research Professor at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway GAVAN DUFFY Associate Professor at Syracuse University, USA KEVIN C.DUNN Associate Professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA HUGH GUSTERSON Professor of Cultural Studies at George Mason University, USA MARGARET G. HERMANN Gerald B and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, USA MATTHEW J.HOFFMAN Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada ANNA LEANDER Associate Professor in the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark IVER B.NEUMANN Professor of Russian Studies at Oslo University and Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway JERROLD M. POST Professor in the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of its Political Psychology program, USA.

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