Comparing Strategies for the Operationalization of Variables in International Relations

the measurement of national power capabilities

  • Augusto Wagner Menezes Teixeira Júnior Departamento de Relações Internacionais, Universidade Federal da Paraíba http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2569-1755
  • Valéria de Moura Sousa Departamento de Relações Internacionais, Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Alexandre César Cunha Leite Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Departamento de Relações Internacional
Keywords: Capacity Measurement, National Power, Power Formulas, CINC, CNP

Abstract

The present paper investigates the connection between theories and empirical research methods in International Relations. From the study of the theoretical concept of power, it compares different strategies of operationalization of its variables. The formulas of power and indices of national capabilities are analyzed We conclude that national capabilities measurement strategies can be useful pedagogically for the teaching and research in the field of International Relations.

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Author Biographies

Augusto Wagner Menezes Teixeira Júnior, Departamento de Relações Internacionais, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

International Relations Department, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa - PB, Brazil

Valéria de Moura Sousa, Departamento de Relações Internacionais, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

International Relations Department, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa - PB, Brazil

Alexandre César Cunha Leite, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Departamento de Relações Internacional

International Relations Department, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa - PB, Brazil

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How to Cite
Teixeira Júnior, Augusto, Valéria Sousa, and Alexandre Leite. 1. “Comparing Strategies for the Operationalization of Variables in International Relations”. Meridiano 47 - Journal of Global Studies 18 (1). http://periodicos.unb.br/ojs311/index.php/MED/article/view/5313.
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