Political Theory: Methods and Approaches

Paperback | September 21, 2008

EditorDavid Leopold, Marc Stears

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Political Theory: Methods and Approaches is one of the first books to analyze research methods in political theory and political philosophy. Drawing together a distinguished set of contributors, the book asks how political theory should be conducted today and examines the connections betweenpolitical theory and a range of adjacent disciplines - including moral philosophy, the empirical social sciences, the history of political thought, the world of 'real' politics, critical social theory, and ideology.

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Political Theory: Methods and Approaches is one of the first books to analyze research methods in political theory and political philosophy. Drawing together a distinguished set of contributors, the book asks how political theory should be conducted today and examines the connections betweenpolitical theory and a range of adjacent disc...

Marc Stears is University Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, and Fellow in Politics at University College, Oxford. He is the author of Progressives, Pluralists and the Problems of the State (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), and of numerous articles in po...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:September 21, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199230099

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AcknowledgementsNotes on ContributorsDavid Leopold and Marc Stears: Introduction1. Daniel McDermott: Analytical Political Philosophy2. David Miller: Political Philosophy for Earthlings3. Adam Swift: Political Theory, Social Science, and Real Politics4. Iwao Hirose: Why be Formal?5. Lois McNay: Recognition as Fact and Norm: The Method of Critique6. David Leopold: Dialectical Approaches7. Mark Philp: Political Theory and History8. Sudhir Hazareesingh and Karma Nabulsi: Using Archival Sources to Theorise about Politics9. Elizabeth Frazer: Political Theory and the Boundaries of Politics10. Michael Freeden: Thinking Politically and Thinking about Politics: Language, Interpretation, and IdeologyFurther ReadingIndex