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An American Social Science: International Relations (1977)

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Abstract

In the past 30 years, international relations has developed as a largely autonomous part of political science. Even though it has shared many of political science’s vicissitudes — battles among various orientations, theories, and methods — it also has a story of its own. What follows is an attempt at neither a complete balance sheet nor a capsule history — merely a set of reflections on the specific accomplishments and frustrations of a particular field of scholarship.1

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Political Science Foreign Policy International Relation International System World Politics 
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    E. H. Carr, The Twenty Years’ Crisis (London: Macmillan, 1939).Google Scholar
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    Nicholas Spykman, America’s Strategy in World Politics (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1942).Google Scholar
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    Hans Morgenthau, Politics Among Nations (New York: Knopf, 1948).Google Scholar
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    Cf. H. Stuart Hughes, The Sea Change (New York: Knopf, 1975).Google Scholar
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    Raymond Aron, Peace and War (Paris: Calmann-Lévy 1962; New York: Doubleday, 1966).Google Scholar
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    Ralf Dahrendorf, Die angewandte Aufklärung (Munich: Piper, 1963).Google Scholar
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    Cf. Daniel Bell, The Coming of Post-Industrial Society (New York: Basic Books, 1973).Google Scholar
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    Kenneth Waltz, Man, the State and War (New York: Columbia University Press, 1959).Google Scholar
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    On this point, see also Albert O. Hirschman, ‘The Search for Paradigms as a Hindrance to Understanding’, World Politics (April 1970), pp. 329–343Google Scholar
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    See Robert Jervis, Perception and Misperception in International Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976).Google Scholar

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