عنوان مقاله [English]
Method in social sciences is very important because theorizing and producing knowledge is not possible without it. (History) But various ontological and epistemological positions have resulted in different orientations in methodology; thus the local (Islamic) theory of international relations requires a special methodology that in addition to being scientific can be used in its formulation; (Problem) a requirement which has stopped with description, explanation and enumeration of limitations of different non-indigenous methodologies. (Background) In this article we try to answer this question: Which methodology is more useful in formulation of Islamic theory in international relations? (Question) The authors believe that because Lakatos methodology is consistent with the principles of Islamic theory and prepares the possibility of modifying the theory, it is the best methodology for the formulation of the Islamic theory in international relations. (Hypothesis) Therefore, presenting a special methodology which facilitates access to the Islamic theory in international relations is the aim of the present paper. (Objective) Achieving this goal is possible through describing and explaining library data. (Methodology)
The authors believe that a theory which will be formed under the name of Islamic theory of international relations, although it is not an independent, scientific, and unique theory; however, by taking the dimensions of a generalizable methodology can maintain its own theoretical identity and have a pervasive and reliable nature. (Finding
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