DOI: 10.12924/johs2016.12010121 |Publication Date: 15 September 2016
A Review of 'New Explorations into International Relations: Democracy, Foreign Investment Terrorism and Conflict'
|Prague Center for Global Health, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract: Author and Scholar Seug-Whan Choi's "New Explorations into International Relations: democracy, foreign investment, terrorism and conflict" serves as a nexus of interdisciplinary analysis and findings rooted in evidenced based research. Indeed, the author set out to challenge and test traditional international relations (IR) theories by implementing rigorous scientific methods in an attempt to produce policy recommendations and encourage a frameshift in methodological approaches. One underlying theme that recurs throughout this work is the requirement for rigorous statistical analysis and education in the field of political science. This has already begun and a re-emphasis is encouraged and greatly welcomed.
Keywords: empirical research; foreign policy; foreign affairs; international relations (IR); negative results reporting