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The philosophy and methods of political science

Author: Keith M Dowding
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Palgrave, 2016. ©2016
Series: Political analysis (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A short, lively and innovative text, this book addresses the question of what constitutes good practice in a variety of political science methods and examines the philosophy that underpins them. It argues for a pluralistic approach that will deliver effective analysis and an in-depth understanding of political events"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith M Dowding
ISBN: 9781403904461 1403904464 9781403904478 1403904472
OCLC Number: 917340732
Description: xv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Isms --
3. What Is an Explanation? --
4. What Is a Theory? --
5. Hypotheses and Theory Testing --
6. Narratives, Mechanisms and Causation --
7. Methods and Methodologies --
8. Concepts and Conceptual Analysis --
9. Analytic Political Philosophy --
10. Political Science as a Vocation.
Series Title: Political analysis (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Keith Dowding.

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"A short, lively and innovative text, this book addresses the question of what constitutes good practice in a variety of political science methods and examines the philosophy that underpins them. It argues for a pluralistic approach that will deliver effective analysis and an in-depth understanding of political events"--

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