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The philosophy and methods of political science / Keith Dowding.

By: Dowding, Keith M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: pages cm.ISBN: 9781403904461 (hardback); 9781403904478 (paperback).Subject(s): Political science -- Philosophy | Political science -- Methodology | Political science -- Research | POLITICAL SCIENCE / General | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / GeneralDDC classification: 320.01
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: -- 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.
Summary: "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"--
List(s) this item appears in: Political Science Books, 033965-034004
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Includes index.

Machine generated contents note: -- 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.

"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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