Global studies methodology
Keywords:global community, realpolitik statesmanship, neorealism, United Nations Charter, rational idealism, philosophical enquiry
It was shown in the previous article that global studies is qualitatively different from international relations, as a separate sub-discipline. It then becomes necessary to be clear about the defining criteria, the theoretical approaches adopted and the thematic scope of subject matter employed in global studies. This, in turn, raises epistemological issues that may need to be addressed.
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