Kenneth N. Waltz on Political Science - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 628
Political Science/International Policy/Theory/Waltz: 1. International policy must be regarded as an independent area of analysis. 2. Laws must be established in this area, 3. At least a theoretical assumption must be made.
These assumptions are to be tested for their usefulness for the theory to be established, not for any truth or falsity.
Theories: should be judged by their explanatory power. As explanatory systems, theories cannot take details into account. (1) See Theories/Waltz.
1.Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics, Reading, Mas. 1979 S. 117.
Carlo Masala, „Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics” in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Kenneth N. Waltz
Man,the State and War New York 1959
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018