Change and Continuity: Four Decades of Research and Policy
This opening chapter introduces each of the following chapters in order. They comprise both essays and research reports, the latter including quantitative analyses chosen so as not to include technical materials inaccessible to an advanced undergraduate. This introduction uses the next chapter, “Rich and Poor in 2000 AD: The Great Gulf,” as a thematic focal point for the subsequent pieces, considering their theoretical, empirical, and normative implications as appropriate. It considers how each subsequent chapter carries on themes from “Rich and Poor,” how they are developed, and how they may relate to contemporary debates under changed conditions. I also remark on what in those pieces seems to me to be more or less enduring and what was wrong-headed. Each—even the older ones—does I think, have something to say about current issues. I embed the chapters in some discussion of my own intellectual and personal history and conclude this chapter with comments about research and writing in our profession. These include thoughts about where ideas come from; how the study of international relations has changed; the interaction of theory, empirical investigation, and ethical concerns; and the importance of collaboration in research.
KeywordsIncome Inequality Nuclear Weapon Global Community Nuclear Deterrence Nuclear Terrorism
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- 1.Bruce Russett, Harvey Starr, and David Kinsella, World Politics: The Menu for Choice (Belmont, CA: Thompson Wadsworth, 2005, 8th edition)Google Scholar
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