This post introduces the art of writing a literature review.
Ah, the literature review. The two words that will surely break the spirit of grad students or anyone assembling a book-length argument of why we should use concordance theory as a new paradigm for civil-military relations. It is that section that you will always be revisiting and revising so it remains coherent and up-to-date.
In this post, I’ll walk you through the basics of a literature review, starting with whether you really need one, what it is, and how to write it.