Friday, February 13, 2009

What do international relations scholars worldwide think?

There is an interesting report that just came out based on surveys of over 2000 scholars of international relations in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, South Africa, Hong Kong and Ireland. I grabbed a few tables I thought were interesting (click on them for a larger size). In some cases there are clear similarities across the countries (such as ideology), in other cases we see the parochialism inherent in where those scholars are. For example, most scholars think the most important part of the world is where they happen to live--with the interesting exception of US scholars (see Question 58). If you are interested in reading more, the whole report is here.