A Common Framework for Analysis of National and International Politics

By David Bruce Lundberg.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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To address some major ‘real world’ issues, it is a practical necessity to integrate analysis of national and international politics. Can analysis of national politics (ideographic or comparative) and international relations be undertaken within a common framework, despite the ‘levels of analysis’ issue cherished by international relations theorists? .A characterization is specified of politics, individual and organizational actors, structures, cultures, power and other political relationships, informed by Berger and Luckmann’s social construction of reality, seeking to facilitate consistent approaches to analysis of national and international politics, encompassing probabilistic trends and historically specific reflexivity. Despite a critical realist orientation, some reflection is offered on avoiding theoretical reification of social entities.

Keywords: Comparative Politics, International Relations, Levels of Analysis, Constructivism, Social Construction of Reality

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.137-148. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 566.350KB).

Dr. David Bruce Lundberg

Program Director & Senior Lecturer, School of International Studies,, Division of Education, Arts & Social Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Dr. David Lundberg’s tertiary qualifications are a BA (honours) from the University of Adelaide, (1970), a Bachelor of Divinity, from Melbourne College of Divinity (1993), a Graduate Diploma in Social Science from the University of Stockholm (1975) and a PhD from Flinders University (1978). David was a Parliamentary Political Science Fellow, a Ministerial Adviser, an intelligence analyst, a federal government policy analyst and an educational researcher. He has taught politics and international relations at 4 Australian universities. David is Program Director of the BA (International Studies). He has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia for twelve years. David has published 2 books, 9 monographs or reports, and 16 book chapters or conference papers. He is researching Asian regional integration, and US global primacy. David has successfully supervised several PhD, Honours and Masters graduates.

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