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  1. The MDGs, Capabilities and Human Rights

    The power of numbers to shape agendas

    Edited by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Alicia Ely Yamin

    Heralded as opening a new chapter in international development, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have led to the use of global goals and quantitative targets as a central instrument for defining global priorities. This book explores the implications of this new approach. How does target...

    Published February 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Putting Terrorism in Context

    Lessons from the Global Terrorism Database

    By Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, Erin Miller

    Series: Contemporary Terrorism Studies

    This book offers a guide to interpreting available statistical data on terrorism attacks around the world. The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) now includes more than 113,000 terrorist attacks, starting in 1970. By analyzing these data, researchers demonstrate how a very small number of terrorist...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. UN Peace Operations and International Policing

    Negotiating Complexity, Assessing Impact and Learning to Learn

    By Charles T. Hunt

    Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

    This book addresses the important question of how the United Nations (UN) should monitor and evaluate the impact of police in its peace operations. UN peace operations are a vital component of international conflict management. Since the end of the Cold War one of the foremost developments...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment with R

    By David A. Armstrong, II, Ryan Bakker, Royce Carroll, Christopher Hare, Keith T. Poole, Howard Rosenthal

    Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Modern Methods for Evaluating Your Social Science Data With recent advances in computing power and the widespread availability of political choice data, such as legislative roll call and public opinion survey data, the empirical estimation of spatial models has never been easier or more popular....

    Published February 7th 2014 by Chapman and Hall/CRC

  5. Understanding Political Science Research Methods

    The Challenge of Inference

    By Maryann Barakso, Daniel M. Sabet, Brian Schaffner

    This text starts by explaining the fundamental goal of good political science research—the ability to answer interesting and important questions by generating valid inferences about political phenomena. Before the text even discusses the process of developing a research question, the authors...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Societal Complexity

    System Effects and the Problem of Prediction

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman

    The complexity of the modern world makes it difficult to predict the effects of political actions. In his 1992 book, System Effects, Robert Jervis underscored this difficulty by pointing to various sources of complexity when people interact. For example, they may misperceive each other’s...

    Published October 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Research

    Coping with the Quantitative - Qualitative Divide

    By M.I. Franklin

    Planning, undertaking and completing a research project – from dissertations to presentations - can be a daunting undertaking for any student, involving a number of easily taken mis-steps for those without adequate guidance. The objective of any research project is to gather data, analyse it based...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Mutual Construction of Statistics and Society

    Edited by Ann Rudinow Saetnan, Heidi Mork Lomell, Svein Hammer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Research Methods

    Statistics are often seen as simple, straightforward, and objective descriptions of society. However, what we choose to count, what we choose not to count, who does the counting, and the categories and values we choose to apply when counting, matter. This volume addresses the ways in which...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Peace Research

    Methods and Challenges

    Edited by Kristine Hoglund, Magnus Oberg

    This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of different methods and sources of information-gathering for peace and conflict students and researchers, as well as the challenges presented by such work. Research on conflict-ridden societies carries special challenges for the collection and...

    Published February 18th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Complexity and Public Policy

    A New Approach to 21st Century Politics, Policy And Society

    By Robert Geyer, Samir Rihani

    This book provides a clear, concise and readable introduction to complexity thinking, its application to the social sciences and public policy, and the relevance of some of its various tools to those fields of politics, health, the international realm, development, planning and terrorism. The...

    Published March 19th 2010 by Routledge

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