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“What are the advantages of applying multidisciplinary perspective to analysis of complex events? Discuss with reference to two of the three modules you have studied over the Lent term.” Understanding complex issues through a single disciplinary perspective would lead to an incomplete and inaccurate depiction of the topic. Indeed, complex events are embedded in reality, they are multidimensional and involve a multiplicity of factors that interact with each others in different ways. Thus, in order to fully seize the complexity of such event, it is necessary to consider all the elements and interactions implied. It is highly unlikely that a single discipline would be able to wholly comprehend the structure and the system of agents and interactions.The integration of the contribution of each discipline enables the achievement of a multidimensional, multilevel and multicausal analysis. Applying a multidisciplinary perspective to the analysis of complex events permits to get a “full picture” of the issue by benefiting from the use of the respective theories, concepts, methods of research and field of study of each discipline. This essay will expose the advantages of adopting such a perspective through the study of two complex issues: the management of climate change and the end of the Cold war. It will show successively, for the three cases cited, how each discipline contributed to the analysis of the issue and how they complemented themselves to give a full understanding of the event. Firstly, it will focus on the advantages of assessing risks, explaning the behaviour and incentives of the agents and creating a global community for the issue of climate change.Secondly, it will show how a multidisciplinary approach contributes to th... ... middle of paper ... ...ralism ideas of increasing interdependence and international cooperation to pursue collective societal interests. The constructivist trend as for it, underline the importance of a normative change in the international system to include environmental stewardship as a primary institution along with sovereignty and the market economy. This theory is sensitive to the ethical and moral issue related with climate change ; Incidently, this concerns are embedded as part of the global civil society and are manifested through transnational and independent iniciatives to mitigate climate change. All three ethics, economics and politics are interwined and relevant to collective action.Thereby we can see that the economic and ethical contribution to this issue complement the international relation account for the failure of collective action and the potential way to achieve it.

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