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The vocation of political theory: principles, empirical inquiry and the politics of opportunity

Abstract:

What is the purpose of political theoretical endeavour and what methods should the early 21st-century political theorist employ? These questions - which touch on issues which go to the very heart of the vocation of political theory - have become increasingly contentious in recent years. The period since the late 1980s has been one in which theorists have increasingly disagreed not only about conventional matters of normative contention but also about the means by which to seek to resolve them...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1474885105055981

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Political Theory Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
4
Pages:
325-350
Publication date:
2005-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1741-2730
ISSN:
1474-8851
URN:
uuid:d8b60c52-0520-4ba2-b6c9-4deb0f9f327c
Local pid:
ora:5579

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