IR 210 10-17-05

IR 210 10-17-05 - IR 210 Lecture Notes SESSION #24 10/17/05...

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IR 210 Lecture Notes SESSION #24 10/17/05 “There is deceit and cunning and from these wars arise.” -Confucius What level? People are deceitful EXAM QUESTION What are three ways of studying IR? How would scholars using these three methodological approaches explain the US decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Treaty? I. Back to levels of analysis and how we study IR Historian – traditional approach, qualitative, descriptive, area studies READ THE WHY DID IT HAPPEN NARRATIVE ! STEVEN WALT – ONE WORLD, MANY THEORIES Constructivist – ideas, norms, beliefs shape our choices and our “construction” of a situation Social Scientist – explaining, testable propositions, quantitative or qualitative research E in our DEPPP Skills (Explain) Goal -> Good middle range theory If X then Y X= independent variable Y = dependent variable (behavior) How do we know the above quote to be true? What is his hypothesis? Y is the condition or behavior you are trying to explain
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IR 210 10-17-05 - IR 210 Lecture Notes SESSION #24 10/17/05...

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