Hanging Out in International Politics: Two Kinds of Explanatory Political Ethnography for IR

  title={Hanging Out in International Politics: Two Kinds of Explanatory Political Ethnography for IR},
  author={Joseph MacKay and Jamie Levin},
  journal={International Studies Review},
The use of ethnographic methods is on the rise in International Relations. However, research in this area has largely been constrained to critical or interpretive analysis of nontraditional objects of study. This has been driven in part by two practical problems that limit ethnographic analysis: that of aggregation, as international phenomena are necessarily large in scale, and that of access, as institutional settings are often closed or secretive. While we commend critical and nontraditional… 
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