By Joseph Lepgold, Miroslav Nincic
The space among lecturers and practitioners in diplomacy has widened in recent times, in line with the authors of this ebook. Many diplomacy students not try and achieve past the ivory tower and lots of policymakers disdain diplomacy scholarship as arcane and inappropriate. Joseph Lepgold and Miroslav Nincic show how stable diplomacy idea can tell coverage offerings. Globalization, ethnic clash, and ecological threats have created a brand new set of matters that problem policymakers, and state of the art scholarship can give a contribution very much to the prognosis and dealing with of probably explosive occasions.
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42 Scholarly standards must, of course, be applied when that kind of expertise is necessary to 18 The Theory-Practice Gap in International Relations judge the value and quality of scholarly work. But those standards also tend to become a professional benchmark for narrower, more instrumental reasons—reasons that often have negative effects on the direction of scholarly agendas. By deciding what is published in which outlets, who gets which grants, and how other scholarly rewards are distributed, one’s scholarly colleagues and especially the leaders of one’s field have a large impact on a scholar’s professional reputation and visibility.
In addition, the existing literature on policy relevance in international relations has, in our view, interpreted the notion and benefits of “relevance” too narrowly. As policymakers increasingly need to understand a complex, unfamiliar word, they may come to see academic knowledge as useful in new ways. The last several decades of SIR have been dominated by concerns with the superpower conflict, but the end of the cold war and newly emerging international concerns have decreased the relevance of traditional issues.
49 George’s suggestion is buttressed by the organization of the The Theory-Practice Gap in International Relations 21 IR field, especially in the United States. Most scholarly work in IR either consists either of “issue-specific” puzzles that examine empirical or theoretical problems in generic causal terms or more detailed, less generalizable case studies, often dealing with these same issues. Some of the most enduring, important IR puzzles include those mentioned or implied in the previous paragraph: Are economic sanctions useful?