Make the best case for positivism as an epistemology in international relations. Discuss at least one positivist work that you believe makes an outstanding contribution.
The essay must exactly answer the question. bESIDES CRITICAL part also must be discussed.
Use these sources as well:
Jackson, The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations, ch. 3.
James D. Fearon and David D. Laitin, “Ethnicity, Insurgency, and civil War,” American Political Science Review, 97, no. 1 (
Carl Hempel, “The Function of General Laws in History,” Journal of Philosophy 39 (1942), pp. 35-48.
Nancy Cartwright, The Dappled World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).