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Subfields: International Relations

International Relations (or IR) is the study of political processes that occur outside the domain of any single political entity. IR scholars focus on military, diplomatic, and economic interactions among national governments as well as their interactions with trans-national corporations, inter-governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations. Analysts have to take account of such widely disparate factors as the personalities of individual leaders, the dynamics of small-group decision processes, the institutional structures of particular governments, the cultural and social determinants of behavior, the uncertainties of strategic interaction, and long-term trends associated with large-scale changes in the global system as a whole. IR is an incredibly complex subject, and a remarkably diverse set of research approaches have been used to try to understand this subject.

At Indiana University prospective IR scholars will be exposed to a significant proportion of the wide array of these research approaches. In particular, students will have the opportunity to learn from leading figures in methodologically sophisticated forms of research. The Department of Political Science at Indiana University has a long tradition of leadership in the rigorous application of social scientific research methods to international relations.

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Faculty in this subfield

Sumit  Ganguly

Sumit Ganguly

(812) 855-1363
Woodburn Hall, 362
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Timothy  Hellwig

Timothy Hellwig

(812) 855-3519
Woodburn Hall, 327
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Cyanne E. Loyle

Cyanne E. Loyle

(812) 855-6308
Woodburn Hall, 341
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Michael D McGinnis

Michael D McGinnis

(812) 855-1646
Owen Hall
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Abdulkader  Sinno

Abdulkader Sinno

(812) 855-5885
Woodburn Hall 323
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Dina Rome Spechler

Dina Rome Spechler

(812) 855-5267
Woodburn Hall 414
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William Kindred Winecoff

William Kindred Winecoff

(812) 855-6308
Woodburn Hall, 403
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Adam P. Liff

Adam P. Liff

EALC
(812) 856-0105
GISB 2032
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Jessica  Steinberg

Jessica Steinberg

INTL
(812) 856-7326
Woodburn Hall 316
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