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Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science

Edited by: Mark Bevir , R. A. W. Rhodes

Print publication date:  July  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415657143
eBook ISBN: 9781315725314
Adobe ISBN: 9781317533627

10.4324/9781315725314
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Interpretive political science focuses on the meanings that shape actions and institutions, and the ways in which they do so. This Handbook explores the implications of interpretive theory for the study of politics. It provides the first definitive survey of the field edited by two of its pioneers. Written by leading scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, the Handbook’s 32 chapters are split into five parts which explore:

  • the contrast between interpretive theory and mainstream political science;
  • the main forms of interpretive theory and the theoretical concepts associated with interpretive political science;
  • the methods used by interpretive political scientists;
  • the insights provided by interpretive political science on empirical topics;
  • the implications of interpretive political science for professional practices such as policy analysis, planning, accountancy, and public health.

With an emphasis on the applications of interpretive political science to a range of topics and disciplines, this Handbook is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the areas of international relations, comparative politics, political sociology, political psychology, and public administration.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Interpretive Political Science Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Naturalism And Anti-Naturalism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Idealist Legacies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Hermeneutics Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Historicism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Pragmatist Interpretivism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Social Constructivism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Cultural Studies Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Post-Marxism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Governmentality Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Quantitative Analysis As Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Ethnography Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Textual Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Historical Methods Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Storytelling Download PDF
Chapter  16:  International Relations Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Comparative Politics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  American Politics Download PDF
Chapter  19:  European Politics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Organizational Sociology Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Political Sociology Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Political Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Public Law Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Public Administration Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Gender And Politics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Race And Politics Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Policy Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Planning Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Management And Foucault Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Accountancy Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Social Welfare Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Public Health Download PDF
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Index Download PDF
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