Seminar paper on the premises, assumptions, characteristics, performance, achievements, and consequences of a particular theory/approach/method for International Relations analysis

Introductory literature:• For a very brief, classical overview: Stephen van Evera: Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science.Ithaca: Cornell U.P.1997• More extensive, deeper-going analyses in Vivien Lowndes/David Marsh/Gerry Stoker (eds.): Theory andMethods in Political Science. 4th ed., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2018.• First Aid Conceptual Toolbox: Robert L. Miller/John D. Brewer (eds.): The A – Z of Social Research. ADictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts. London: Sage 2003Perspectives on and Theories of International Relations:– Robert Jackson/Georg Sorensen: Introduction to International Relations. Theories and Approaches. 7th ed.Oxford: Oxford UP 2019.– Tim Dunne/Milja Kurki/Steve Smith: International Relations Theories. Discipline and Diversity. 4th ed. Oxford:Oxford UP 2016. [5th ed. announced for December 2020]– Knud Erik Jorgensen: International Relations Theory. A New Introduction. 2. Aufl. London: Palgrave Macmillan2018.– Additional material to cover the individual syllabus sections mentioned above will be presented to participantsin electronic form in the cloud or on the seminar stick