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In this essay I will address the issue of change in the international system which the scholars of International Relations have grappled with however inadequately. Accordingly, I will argue that this deficiency stems in no small part from the frequent mutual distance between scholars and practitioners of international affairs. I will, therefore, try to bridge this gap. Ultimately this essay will:
a) Suggest a model (mutual existence of nascent and senescent orders) equipped with a number of hypotheses (laws) of systemic change in the international ―order;
b) Provide a baseline for bringing scholarly and practitioners‘ perspectives closer together, including by identifying the crossover or mediating activities of the think-tanks and official Policy Planning units.
Center for Turkish Studies & The Contemporary Turkish Studies Program, Portland State University
International relations -- 20th Century, International order -- Philosophy, International politics
International Relations | Islamic World and Near East History