international relations lecture slides ). H u m a n i t i e s

international relations lecture slides ). H u m a n i t i e s


“IPSA Research Committees” is a Discussion assessment that encourages students to identify a traditional concept of a) realism, b) liberalism, c) constructivism, or d) contemporary framework of interest, interactions, and institutions, and describe an International Political Science Association “Research Committee” connects with one of the concepts or framework.


“It was at the 8th World Congress, held in Munich in 1970, that IPSA decided to institutionalize research activities in political science throughout the world. It did so by officially setting up Research Committees (RC). This move may be regarded as a timely recognition of the need, but also the opportunity for political scientists working in particular sub-fields of the discipline, to associate with colleagues from their own and, from other continents, in the pursuit of their research. Between 1970 and 1976, 14 RCs were established, signaling that IPSA had indeed responded to a growing demand among its members. Between 1976 and 1999, a large number of research groups were established; many of them subsequently moved up to RC status following the 1999 Executive Committee decision. At present, IPSA has recognized 50 RCs. Between World Congresses, the RCs – largely as a result of the rapid growth in both their numbers and in the size of their individual memberships – contribute more than any other body to the activities and achievements of IPSA.”


Step 0: Acknowledge that this is a complex Discussion assignment

It is important to acknowledge the complexity of assessments, such as this discussion. Please be patient with yourself as you read through the steps and complete this discussion.

Step 1: Write a Post

  • Visit the “Research Committees” page (Links to an external site.) on IPSA’s website.
  • Select one (1) Research Committee to learn more about.
  • In your post, include the following information:
    • Name of the Research Committee.
    • Link to the Research Committee’s webpage on IPSA.
    • Write 3 or more sentences about how the Research Committee relates to one of four approaches to studying international relations:
      • A) realism (refer to Chapter 2).
      • B) liberalism (refer to Chapter 2).
      • C) constructivism (refer to Chapter 3).
      • D) interest, interactions, and institutions (refer to Chapter 1 Thinking Analytically in International Relations lecture slides).