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Quantitative Methods of Analysis in International Political Science in Russia and Abroad

Abstract

This article deals with the extent and specific character of the use of quantitative methods of analysis in international political science in Russia and abroad. Foreign publications were reviewed to show the place that quantitative methods and formalized modeling hold within the system of research methods discovered in articles published in the world’s leading top-rated journals on international relations and political sciences indexed in the Scopus abstract database. The article describes the genesis of mathematical methods in foreign international political science and the basic mathematical techniques used by foreign international relations experts with reference to the main paradigms of the international relations theory. Special consideration was given to international conflictology which is, along with electoral studies, the most quantified subdiscipline of political science. The article covers the main s


Authors: Denis Degterev

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