What “The Cult of the Irrelevant” Neglects (And Gets Right): A Review Essay
PAUL MUSGRAVE reviews Michael Desch’s recently published The Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security which argues that political science’s emphasis on methodology has made it irrelevant to policymakers. Musgrave disagrees and argues that political scientists’ sophistication has made them more useful to policymakers but that the obstacles to research influencing policy lie on the demand side.
Oilcraft: The Myths of Scarcity and Security That Haunt U.S. Energy Policy, Robert Vitalis Reviewed by PAUL MUSGRAVE
The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations, Lilach Gilady Reviewed by PAUL MUSGRAVE
The Rise of Global Powers: International Politics in the Era of the World Wars, Anthony D’Agostino Reviewed by PAUL MUSGRAVE
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