Interpretive Political Science (Sage Library of Political Science)

Interpretive Political Science (Sage Library of Political Science)

By: Mark Bevir (editor)Hardback

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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. Much interpretive political study is founded on the insistence on the importance of meanings in human action and draws on the rich philosophical traditions of Schultz, Foucault, Derrida and Ricoeur, joined in the 1980s and 1990s by radical scholars influenced by cultural Marxism and post-foundationalism. Interpretive Political Science would capitalise on the growth and vigour of this field of study, and bring together for the first time a selection of writings that encompass theory and methods as well as policy and practice.

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Professor Mark Bevir is a member of the Department of Political Science at University of California, Berkeley. He was born in London and educated at the University of Exeter, U.K., where he got a BA (1st Class), and the University of Oxford, UK where he was awarded a DPhil. Before moving to Berkeley, he worked at the University of Madras, India, and University of Newcastle, UK. He has held visiting positions in Australia, Finland, France, U.K., and the U.S. Currently he is co-convener of the Interpretive Political Science specialist group of the Political Studies Association and President of the Society for the Philosophy of History.


Interpretive Political Science - Edited by Mark Bevir VOLUME 1: INTERPRETIVE THEORY a.) General Interpretative Social Science - An Overview - Frank C. Richardson and Blaine J. Fowers Epistemological Stances for Qualitative Inquiry: Interpretivism, hermeneutics, and social constructivism - Thomas Schwandt b.) Meaning in Action Common-sense and Scientific Interpretation in Human Action - Alfred Schultz The Model of the Text: Meaningful action considered as a text - Paul Ricoeur Social Science - Peter Winch Interpretation and the Sciences of Man - Charles Taylor On Language, Culture and Social Action - Miguel Cabrera c.) Tradition and Agency Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences - Jacques Derrida Happy in our Chains? Agency and Language in the Postmodern Age - David Shaw On Tradition - Mark Bevir Historical Interpretation, Intentionalism, and the Philosophy of Mind - Vivienne Brown Toward a Theory of Social Practices: A development in culturalist theorizing - Andreas Reckwitz d.) Narrative and Critique Narrative in Political Science - Molly Patterson and Kristen Renwick Monroe Historical Explanation, Folk Psychology, and Narrative - Mark Bevir Nietzsche, Genealogy, History - Michel Foucault Genealogy as Critique - Raymond Geuss Naturalism and Genealogy - Bernard Williams VOLUME 2: INTERPRETIVE METHODS General Hermeneutics, Political inquiry, and Practical Reason: An evolving challenge to political science - Michael T. Gibbons Interpretation and Its Others - Mark Bevir and R. A. W. Rhodes b.) Qualitative Methods Bridging Positivist and Interpretivist Approaches to Qualitative Methods - Ann Lin Democracy and Dichotomies: A pragmatic approach to choices about concepts - David Collier and Robert Adcock Concept Formation in Political Science: An anti-naturalist critique of qualitative methodology - Mark Bevir and Asaf Kedar On Improving Qualitative methods in Public Administration Research - Ralph Brower, Mithce Abolafia and Jered Carr Emerging Criteria for Quality in Qualitative and Interpretive Research - Yvonna Lincoln c.) Ethnography and Interviewing Thick Description: Towards an interpretive theory of culture - Clifford Geertz From the Inside Out: Ethnographic methods in political research - Bayard de Volo, Lorraine and Edward Schatz Asking Questions: Techniques for semistructured interviews - Beth Leech Talking and Listening from Women's Standpoint: Feminist strategies for interviewing and analysis - Marjorie Devault Appealing Work: An investigation into how ethnographic texts convince - Karen Golden-Biddle and Karen Locke d.) Textual Analysis An Overview of Content Analysis - Steve Stemler Extracting Policy Positions from Political Texts: Using words as data - Michael Laver, Kenneth Benoit and John Garry Ideology and Post-Marxism - Ernesto Laclau Principles of Critical Discourse Analysis - Teun A. van Dijk How Buildings Mean - Nelson Goldman and Catherine Z. Elgin VOLUME 3: INTERPRETING POLITICS General In Defense of Disunity-Pragmatism, Hermeneutics, and the Social - Keith Topper Conceptualizing Culture: Possibilities for political science - Lisa Wedeen Beliefs and Identities Making Sense of Religion in Political Life - Kenneth D. Wald, Adam L. Silverman and Kevin S. Fridy The Imaginary Inclusion of the "Good Homosexual": The British new right's representation of sexuality and race - Anna Marie Smith Complexities of Identity/Difference: Black consciousness ideology in South Africa - David Howarth Beyond Belief: Ideas and symbolic technologies in the study of international relations - Mark Laffey and Jutta Weldes b.) Cultural Practices Ethnicity, Democratization, and Political Dramas: Insight into ethnic politics in Mauritania - Cedric Jourde Changing Places: transnational networks, ethnic politics and community development in the Ecuadorian Amazon - Thomas Perreault The Court as an Idea, not a Building (or a Game): Interpretive institutionalism and the analysis of supreme court decision making - Howard Gilman Constructing Post-Cold War Collective Security - Brian Frederking c.) Traditions and Resistance Beyond Tocqueville, Myrdal, and Hartz: The multiple traditions in America - Rogers Smith The Great Moving Right Show - Stuart Hall Sub Rosa Resistance and the Politics of Economic Reform: Land redistribution in post-soviet Ukraine - Jessica Allina-Pisano 'It's Not Like Shopping': Citizens, consumers, and the reform of public services - John Clarke d.) Historical Sociology The Birth of Bio-politics': Michel Foucault's lecture at the College de France on neo-liberal governmentality - Thomas Lemke Rethinking Moral Economy - Thomas Clay Arnold The Liberty Bell: A meditation on labor, liberty, and the cultural mediations that connect or disconnect them - Paul Willis Sounds of Nationhood - Michael Shapiro VOLUME 4: POLICY AND PRACTICE General Taking Language Seriously: Toward a narrative theory of knowledge for administrative research - Jay White Grout: Alternative kinds of knowledge and why they are ignored - Mary Schmidt b.) Policy Analysis - Theory Policy Analysis as a Hermeneutic Activity - John Dryzek Concepts of Culture and Organizational Analysis - Linda Smircich Interpretation and the Practice of Policy Analysis - Bruce Jennings The Communcation of Policy Meanings- Implementation as Interpretation and Text - Dvora Yanow Setting the Stage-a Dramaturgy of Policy Deliberation - Maarten A. Hajer c.) Policy Analysis - Practice State Traditions, Administrative Reform, and Regionalization - John Loughlin and B. Guy Peters The Bureaucratization, Commodification, and the Privatization of Sexual Harassment through Institutional Discourse: A study of the 'Big Ten' universities - Robin P. Clair Language Games: Dialogical analyses of INF negotiations - Gavan Duffy, Brian Frederking and Seth A. Tucker Marginalizing Public Participation in Local Planning: An ethnographic account - Caroline Tauxe The Politics of Deliberation: Qat chews as public spheres in Yemen - Lisa Wedeen d.) Dialogue and Deliberation Leadership Studies: From procedure and abstraction to reflexivity and situation - Mats Alvesson Talking and Doing in the Work of Administration - Hal Colebatch and Pieter Degeling Learning from Practice Stories: The priority of practical judgment - John Forester Participatory Governance as Deliberative Empowerment- The Cultural Politics of Discursive Space - Frank Fischer Collaborative Policymaking: Governance through dialogue - Judith Innes and David Booher

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  • publication date: 24/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781847875808
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1728
  • ID: 9781847875808
  • ISBN10: 1847875807

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