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Social Sciences - Political Science | Karl W. Deutsch: Pioneer in the Theory of International Relations

Karl W. Deutsch: Pioneer in the Theory of International Relations

Russett, Bruce

2015, 150 p. 5 illus., 2 illus. in color.

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  • Biography and benchmark papers of one of the most distinguished social scientists in the 20th century
This book celebrates the continuing importance of a world-class leader in the theory and scientific analysis of international relations and comparative politics. Topics on which Karl Deutsch wrote prolifically included nationalism, social communication, European integration, cybernetics, war & peace, arms control, social cybernetics, general systems analysis, and global modeling. He had a deep understanding of European political and intellectual history, experienced the violence induced by nationalism in pre-WWII Europe, and in 1938 fled Czechoslovakia for the United States following Hitler’s takeover of the Sudetenland. Subsequently he pioneered the development and analysis of large-scale political and social data across nations and over time. He became a powerful global proponent of widespread access to this data and its public scientific evaluation. He was a world citizen, and very likely the most distinguished social scientist on international relations of his generation.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » International Political Data - International Relations Theory - Karl Deutsch Biography - Nationalism - Peace Research

Related subjects » Political Science - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Brief Introduction on Deutsch as Pioneer.- Substantial biographical and bibliographical essay with selected photos.- Comprehensive bibliography of his work and achievements.- Selected key innovative scientific texts of the pioneer.

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