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dc.contributor.editorKruck, Andreas
dc.contributor.editorSchneiker, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-02T11:29:49Z
dc.date.available2021-08-02T11:29:49Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierONIX_20210802_9781317365303_8
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50299
dc.description.abstractThis volume provides researchers and students with a discussion of a broad range of methods and their practical application to the study of non-state actors in international security. All researchers face the same challenge, not only must they identify a suitable method for analysing their research question, they must also apply it. This volume prepares students and scholars for the key challenges they confront when using social-science methods in their own research. To bridge the gap between knowing methods and actually employing them, the book not only introduces a broad range of interpretive and explanatory methods, it also discusses their practical application. Contributors reflect on how they have used methods, or combinations of methods, such as narrative analysis, interviews, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), case studies, experiments or participant observation in their own research on non-state actors in international security. Moreover, experts on the relevant methods discuss these applications as well as the merits and limitations of the various methods in use. Research on non-state actors in international security provides ample challenges and opportunities to probe different methodological approaches. It is thus particularly instructive for students and scholars seeking insights on how to best use particular methods for their research projects in International Relations (IR), security studies and neighbouring disciplines. It also offers an innovative laboratory for developing new research techniques and engaging in unconventional combinations of methods. This book will be of much interest to students of non-state security actors such as private military and security companies, research methods, security studies and International Relations in general.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Critical Security Studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JW Warfare & defence
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPS International relations
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPV Political control & freedoms
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPW Political activism::JPWH Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
dc.subject.otherAlexander De Juan
dc.subject.otherAlexander Spencer
dc.subject.otherAndreas Armborst
dc.subject.otherAndreas Kruck
dc.subject.otherAndrea Schneiker
dc.subject.otherAnja Mihr
dc.subject.otherAnna Leander
dc.subject.otherBertjan Verbeek
dc.subject.otherinternational security
dc.subject.otherJacqui True
dc.subject.otherJoakim Berndtsson
dc.subject.otherJutta Joachim
dc.subject.otherKlaus Dieter Wolf
dc.subject.otherMagnus Dau
dc.subject.otherMarlen Martin
dc.subject.otherMelanie Coni-Zimmer
dc.subject.othermilitias
dc.subject.othernon-state actors
dc.subject.otherPatrick A. Mello
dc.subject.otherprivate military and security companies
dc.subject.otherresearch methods
dc.subject.otherSabrina Karim
dc.subject.otherTessa Diphoorn
dc.subject.otherwarlords
dc.titleResearching Non-state Actors in International Security
dc.title.alternativeTheory and Practice
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315669830
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781317365303
oapen.relation.isbn9780367141561
oapen.relation.isbn9781315669830
oapen.relation.isbn9781138947825
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages270


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