Interpretive Political Science

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-14
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'Interpretive' political science describes a broad range of approaches that challenge scientism for its lack of sensitivity to meanings, subjectivity and historical context. Interpretive Political Science capitalizes on the growth and vigor of this field of study, bringing together for the first time a selection of writings that encompass theory and methods as well as policy and practice.

Table of Contents

Interpretive Political Science
Interpretive Theory
Interpretative Social Science - An Overview
Epistemological Stances for Qualitative Inquiry: Interpretivism, hermeneutics, and social constructivism
Meaning in Action
Common-sense and Scientific Interpretation in Human Action
The Model of the Text: Meaningful action considered as a text
Social Science
Interpretation and the Sciences of Man
On Language, Culture and Social Action
Tradition and Agency
Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences
Happy in our Chains? Agency and Language in the Postmodern Age
On Tradition
Historical Interpretation, Intentionalism, and the Philosophy of Mind
Toward a Theory of Social Practices: A development in culturalist theorizing
Narrative and Critique
Narrative in Political Science
Historical Explanation, Folk Psychology, and Narrative
Nietzsche, Genealogy, History
Genealogy as Critique
Naturalism and Genealogy
Interpretive Methods
Hermeneutics, Political inquiry, and Practical Reason: An evolving challenge to political science
Interpretation and Its Others
Qualitative Methods
Bridging Positivist and Interpretivist Approaches to Qualitative Methods
Democracy and Dichotomies: A pragmatic approach to choices about concepts
Concept Formation in Political Science: An anti-naturalist critique of qualitative methodology
On Improving Qualitative methods in Public Administration Research
Emerging Criteria for Quality in Qualitative and Interpretive Research
Ethnography and Interviewing
Thick Description: Towards an interpretive theory of culture
From the Inside Out: Ethnographic methods in political research
Asking Questions: Techniques for semistructured interviews
Talking and Listening from Women's Standpoint: Feminist strategies for interviewing and analysis
Appealing Work: An investigation into how ethnographic texts convince
Textual Analysis
An Overview of Content Analysis
Extracting Policy Positions from Political Texts: Using words as data
Ideology and Post-Marxism
Principles of Critical Discourse Analysis
How Buildings Mean
Interpreting Politics
In Defense of Disunity-Pragmatism, Hermeneutics, and the Social
Conceptualizing Culture: Possibilities for political science
Beliefs and Identities
Making Sense of Religion in Political Life
The Imaginary Inclusion of the "Good Homosexual": The British new right's representation of sexuality and race
Complexities of Identity/Difference: Black consciousness ideology in South Africa
Beyond Belief: Ideas and symbolic technologies in the study of international relations
Cultural Practices
Ethnicity, Democratization, and Political Dramas: Insight into ethnic politics in Mauritania
Changing Places: transnational networks, ethnic politics and community development in the Ecuadorian Amazon
The Court as an Idea, not a Building (or a Game): Interpretive institutionalism and the analysis of supreme court decision making
Constructing Post-Cold War Collective Security
Traditions and Resistance
Beyond Tocqueville, Myrdal, and Hartz: The multiple traditions in America
The Great Moving Right Show
Sub Rosa Resistance and the Politics of Economic Reform: Land redistribution in post-soviet Ukraine
'It's Not Like Shopping': Citizens, consumers, and the reform of public services
Historical Sociology
The Birth of Bio-politics': Michel Foucault's lecture at the College de France on neo-liberal governmentality
Rethinking Moral Economy
The Liberty Bell: A meditation on labor, liberty, and the cultural mediations that connect or disconnect them
Sounds of Nationhood
Policy and Practice
Taking Language Seriously: Toward a narrative theory of knowledge for administrative research
Grout: Alternative kinds of knowledge and why they are ignored
Policy Analysis - Theory
Policy Analysis as a Hermeneutic Activity
Concepts of Culture and Organizational Analysis
Interpretation and the Practice of Policy Analysis
The Communcation of Policy Meanings- Implementation as Interpretation and Text
Setting the Stage-a Dramaturgy of Policy Deliberation
Policy Analysis - Practice
State Traditions, Administrative Reform, and Regionalization
The Bureaucratization, Commodification, and the Privatization of Sexual Harassment through Institutional Discourse: A study of the 'Big Ten' universities
Language Games: Dialogical analyses of INF negotiations
Marginalizing Public Participation in Local Planning: An ethnographic account
The Politics of Deliberation: Qat chews as public spheres in Yemen
Dialogue and Deliberation
Leadership Studies: From procedure and abstraction to reflexivity and situation
Talking and Doing in the Work of Administration
Learning from Practice Stories: The priority of practical judgment
Participatory Governance as Deliberative Empowerment- The Cultural Politics of Discursive Space
Collaborative Policymaking: Governance through dialogue
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