Rationalizing Politics: The Emerging Synthesis of International, American, and Comparative Politics

  title={Rationalizing Politics: The Emerging Synthesis of International, American, and Comparative Politics},
  author={Helen V. Milner},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={759 - 786}
  • H. Milner
  • Published 1 September 1998
  • Political Science
  • International Organization
International relations has often been treated as a separate discipline distinct from the other major fields in political science, namely American and comparative politics. A main reason for this distinction has been the claim that politics in the international system is radically different from politics domestically. The degree of divergence between international relations (IR) and the rest of political science has waxed and waned over the years; however, in the past decade it seems to have… 

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