Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 3 – Issue 11) / studies

Methodological Errors in the Use of International Relations Theories

July 2018

Algerian researcher and academic, MA in International Relations, specializing in Strategy and Futures, Lecturer in Security Studies, University of Djelfa, Algeria since 2010.


The optimal use of theories of international relations in research is not only related to assimilating their content as theoretical frameworks, but by avoiding falling into methodological problems, and adopting systematic rooting of the use of international relations theories in scientific research, especially those related to analyzing the international reality.

The study addresses the mistakes that are committed when using ‘theories of international relations’ in scientific research, mistakes that significantly reduce the methodological value of that use, and therefore reflect negatively on the results of the research presented.

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