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Interdisciplinarity and the Study of International Relations

  • David Long
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations Series book series (PSIR)

Abstract

In this chapter I argue that the study of international relations (IR) is interdisciplinary in three distinct ways, corresponding to three variants of interdisciplinarity that I call multidisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity and neodisciplinarity. Identifying the ways in which IR is interdisciplinary highlights the broad and diverse character of our subject, helps to identify and specify the oft-neglected contrast between international relations and international politics, and relocates the academic study of international relations within a wider milieu of international studies (IS).

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Political Economy International Study Political Science International Relation International Relation 
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