Societies are not the only source of multiplicity

  title={Societies are not the only source of multiplicity},
  author={Olaf Corry},
  journal={International Relations},
  pages={243 - 245}
  • Olaf Corry
  • Published 1 June 2018
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
Political Science distinct as a discipline. Arguably, Political Science is distinct for its interest in ‘power’. Assuming this is accurate, the question becomes, ‘Which is the more crucial analytical feature of IR: power or multiplicity?’ If it is the former, then IR should remain a subfield (‘distinct’ only for its substantive interest in its international dimensions); if the latter, then perhaps IR does warrant its own discipline. The emphasis on power is not exclusive to realism; it is a… 
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