Bridging the theory-practice divide in international relations / Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, Ryan Powers, and Michael J. Tierney, editors.

Contributor(s): Maliniak, Daniel [editor.] | Peterson, Susan, 1961- [editor.] | Powers, Ryan [editor.] | Tierney, Michael J. (Professor of government) [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2020]Description: 1 online resource (xii, 298 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1626167834; 9781626167834Subject(s): International relations -- Study and teaching | International relations -- Research | International relations specialists | International relations -- Research | International relations specialists | International relations -- Study and teaching | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bridging the theory-practice divide in international relationsDDC classification: 327 LOC classification: JZ1237 | .B49 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Explaining the Theory-Practice Divide in International Relations: Uncertainty and Access -- 2 Rights and Wrongs: Human Rights at the Intersection of the International Relations Academy and Practice -- 3 Closing the Influence Gap: How to Get Better Alignment of Scholars and Practitioners on Human Rights -- 4 The Study and Practice of Global Environmental Politics: Policy Influence through Participation -- 5 The Limits of Scholarly Influence on Global Environmental Policy
6 Mind the Gap? Links between Policy and Academic Research of Foreign Aid -- 7 Making Academic Research on Foreign Aid More Policy Relevant -- 8 Trade Policy and Trade Policy Research -- 9 Making International Relations Research on Trade More Relevant to Policy Officials -- 10 Is International Relations Relevant for International Money and Finance? -- 11 Is International Relations Relevant for International Monetary and Financial Policy? Reflections of an Economist -- 12 Lost in Translation: Academics, Policymakers, and Research about Interstate Conflict
13 Reflections from an Erstwhile Policymaker -- 14 The Weakest Link? Scholarship and Policy on Intrastate Conflict -- 15 On the Challenge of Assessing Scholarly Influence on Intrastate Conflict Policy -- 16 The Bumpy Road to a "Science" of Nuclear Strategy -- 17 Academia's Influence on National Security Policy: What Works and What Doesn't? -- 18 Supply- and Demand-Side Explanations for the Theory-Practice Divide -- References -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Summary: "How and when can international relations (IR) scholars influence policymakers and policy? Beyond the Gap offers unique answers to these vexing questions. The structure of this book is designed to foster both introspection and conversation across the academic-policy divide. The scholars in this volume reflect on what research can offer to policy in eight distinct IR subfields-human rights, the environment, foreign aid and development, trade, finance and money, interstate conflict, intrastate conflict, and nuclear weapons and strategy. Each scholar's chapter is followed by a response from a policy practitioner about the nature and size of the gap and their impressions of scholarly impact. This book is also unique because it seeks to move the conversation beyond anecdotal evidence about the gap and questions of incentives and methods within the academy. The academic contributors to this volume use data gathered over a fifteen-year period by the Teaching, Research & International Policy Project about the perceptions and attempts of IR professors to offer policy-relevant scholarship. The book finds that the influence gap is not insurmountable and that certain issue areas are more open to scholars' input than others"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"How and when can international relations (IR) scholars influence policymakers and policy? Beyond the Gap offers unique answers to these vexing questions. The structure of this book is designed to foster both introspection and conversation across the academic-policy divide. The scholars in this volume reflect on what research can offer to policy in eight distinct IR subfields-human rights, the environment, foreign aid and development, trade, finance and money, interstate conflict, intrastate conflict, and nuclear weapons and strategy. Each scholar's chapter is followed by a response from a policy practitioner about the nature and size of the gap and their impressions of scholarly impact. This book is also unique because it seeks to move the conversation beyond anecdotal evidence about the gap and questions of incentives and methods within the academy. The academic contributors to this volume use data gathered over a fifteen-year period by the Teaching, Research & International Policy Project about the perceptions and attempts of IR professors to offer policy-relevant scholarship. The book finds that the influence gap is not insurmountable and that certain issue areas are more open to scholars' input than others"-- Provided by publisher.

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Explaining the Theory-Practice Divide in International Relations: Uncertainty and Access -- 2 Rights and Wrongs: Human Rights at the Intersection of the International Relations Academy and Practice -- 3 Closing the Influence Gap: How to Get Better Alignment of Scholars and Practitioners on Human Rights -- 4 The Study and Practice of Global Environmental Politics: Policy Influence through Participation -- 5 The Limits of Scholarly Influence on Global Environmental Policy

6 Mind the Gap? Links between Policy and Academic Research of Foreign Aid -- 7 Making Academic Research on Foreign Aid More Policy Relevant -- 8 Trade Policy and Trade Policy Research -- 9 Making International Relations Research on Trade More Relevant to Policy Officials -- 10 Is International Relations Relevant for International Money and Finance? -- 11 Is International Relations Relevant for International Monetary and Financial Policy? Reflections of an Economist -- 12 Lost in Translation: Academics, Policymakers, and Research about Interstate Conflict

13 Reflections from an Erstwhile Policymaker -- 14 The Weakest Link? Scholarship and Policy on Intrastate Conflict -- 15 On the Challenge of Assessing Scholarly Influence on Intrastate Conflict Policy -- 16 The Bumpy Road to a "Science" of Nuclear Strategy -- 17 Academia's Influence on National Security Policy: What Works and What Doesn't? -- 18 Supply- and Demand-Side Explanations for the Theory-Practice Divide -- References -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z

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