Theory and Evidence in Comparative Politics and International Relations

  • Richard Ned Lebow
  • Mark Irving Lichbach

Part of the New Visions in Security book series (NVS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. What Can We Know? How Do We Know?

    1. Richard Ned Lebow
      Pages 1-22
  3. Foundational Claims

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
  4. The Product of Inquiry

  5. The Purpose and Methods of Research

  6. New Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Steven Bernstein, Richard Ned Lebow, Janice Gross Stein, Steven Weber
      Pages 229-260
    3. Mark Irving Lichbach
      Pages 261-284
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 285-290

About this book


This book explores the epistemology and the methodology of political knowledge and social inquiry: what can we know, and how do we know? Contributing authors offer answers, addressing the purpose and methods of research and analyzing concepts, including the relationship of theory and evidence and the importance of medicine to social science.


comparative politics international relations politics social science

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Ned Lebow
    • 1
  • Mark Irving Lichbach
    • 2
  1. 1.Dartmouth CollegeHanoverUSA
  2. 2.University of MarylandUSA

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