Gross-disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity: these would seem to be increasingly familiar categorizations in academia today. Gradually, it has been recognized that the older, more narrowly defined fields of social sciences and the arts have been limited by their very definition, and that we need to enhance and broaden the scope of interested scholars. The field of international relations has, perhaps, been at the forefront of this cognitive process, since it hasmuch like its elder companion, political science-always been based on accepting the contributory value of other fields, such as economics, geography, and sociology.