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The TRIP Project gathers data and publishes analysis on the discipline of international relations. We are particularly interested in how scholars and policy makers use IR research to make sense of contemporary international politics. Much of our work touches on how, if at all, students and scholars of IR equip themselves to assist policy makers as they confront this rapidly changing world. Read more about TRIP →

Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide in International Relations out now!

In this first-of-its-kind conversation, leading academics and practitioners reflect on the nature and size of the theory-practice divide. They find the gap varies by issue area and over time. The essays in this volume use data gathered by TRIP over a fifteen-year period. As a whole, the volume analyzes the structural factors that affect the academy’s ability to influence policy and the professional incentives that affect scholars’ willingness to attempt to do so. Individual chapters explore these questions in the areas of trade, finance, human rights, development, environment, nuclear strategy, interstate war, and intrastate conflict. Each chapter is followed by a response from a policy practitioner, providing their perspective on the gap and the possibility for academic work to have an impact.

Preview or buy the book from Georgetown University Press here.

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