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R.J. Rummel: An Assessment of His Many Contributions

Editors: Gleditsch, Nils Petter (Ed.)

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  • Explains how Rummel's work on the democratic peace is key to the understanding of international relations in the post-Cold War eraReveals the unrivaled comprehensiveness of his data collection and his work on a broad conception of genocide and politicidePresents original contributions by well-known scholars

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The book provides a critical and constructive assessment of the many contributions to social science and politics made by Professor R. J. Rummel. Rummel was a prolific writer and an important teacher and mentor to a number of people who in turn have made their mark on the profession. His work has always been controversial. But after the end of the Cold War, his views on genocide and the democratic peace in particular have gained wide recognition in the profession. He was also a pioneer in the use of statistical methods in international relations. His work in not easily classified in the traditional categories of international relations research (realism, idealism, and constructivism). He was by no means a pacifist and his views on the US-Soviet arms race led him to be classified as a hawk. But his work on the democratic peace has become extremely influential among liberal IR scholars and peace researchers. Above all, he was a libertarian.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • R.J. Rummel—A Multi-faceted Scholar

    Pages 1-16

    Gleditsch, Nils Petter

  • Dad

    Pages 17-23

    Akemi, Dawn

  • R.J. Rummel, Citizen Scholar: An Interview on the Occasion of His Retirement

    Pages 25-34

    Bond, Doug

  • Rummel as a Great Teacher

    Pages 35-39

    Rhee, Sang-Woo

  • Contextualizing Rummel’s Field Theory

    Pages 41-52

    Chadwick, Richard W.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
R.J. Rummel: An Assessment of His Many Contributions
Editors
  • Nils Petter Gleditsch
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54463-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54463-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-54462-5
Series ISSN
2194-3125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 138
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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