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The study of politics : a short survey of core approaches / Greg Pyrcz.

by Pyrcz, Greg.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2011Description: 213 p. : 23 cm.ISBN: 9781442601437 (pbk.).Subject(s): Political science -- TextbooksOnline resources: Publisher's description, table of contents, reviews
Contents:
Acknowledgments 1. Introduction to the Study of Politics The Origins of the Discipline The Language of Politics: Power, Influence, Legitimacy, and Authority Folk Theories of Political Agency Sources of Political Conduct Five Modes of Inquiry The Normative in Political Studies A Taxonomy of Core Approaches Conclusion Further Reading 2. Three Traditional Approaches Regime Theory Analytical Political Studies Political Philosophy Conclusion Further Reading 3. The Science of Political Studies Institutionalism Group Theory Power Theory Structural Functionalism Systems Theory Rational Choice Theory Behaviouralism Sociobiology Conclusion Further Reading 4. Interpretive Political Studies Textual Analysis (Political) Cultural Studies Linguistic Structuralism Interpretive Psychoanalysis Conclusion Further Reading 5. Critical Political Studies Structuralist Marxism Critical Psychoanalysis: The Frankfurt School and Existentialist Psychology Feminist Analysis Critical Race Theory Postmodernism Critical Ecology Conclusion Further Reading 6. A Short Conclusion Intellectual Pluralism Hybrid Approaches Multidisciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity Narrowing the Discipline Other Lines of Response A Little More Pedagogy Index
Summary: Publisher's summary: The Study of Politics explores and addresses the implications of committing to specific principles and methodologies in political science research, while offering balanced assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Pyrcz also considers the assumptions regarding human agency inherent to each approach and attends more generally to the state of political science as a discipline.
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Acknowledgments

1. Introduction to the Study of Politics
The Origins of the Discipline
The Language of Politics: Power, Influence, Legitimacy, and Authority
Folk Theories of Political Agency
Sources of Political Conduct
Five Modes of Inquiry
The Normative in Political Studies
A Taxonomy of Core Approaches
Conclusion
Further Reading

2. Three Traditional Approaches
Regime Theory
Analytical Political Studies
Political Philosophy
Conclusion
Further Reading

3. The Science of Political Studies
Institutionalism
Group Theory
Power Theory
Structural Functionalism
Systems Theory
Rational Choice Theory
Behaviouralism
Sociobiology
Conclusion
Further Reading

4. Interpretive Political Studies
Textual Analysis
(Political) Cultural Studies
Linguistic Structuralism
Interpretive Psychoanalysis
Conclusion
Further Reading

5. Critical Political Studies
Structuralist Marxism
Critical Psychoanalysis: The Frankfurt School and Existentialist Psychology
Feminist Analysis
Critical Race Theory
Postmodernism
Critical Ecology
Conclusion
Further Reading

6. A Short Conclusion
Intellectual Pluralism
Hybrid Approaches
Multidisciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity
Narrowing the Discipline
Other Lines of Response
A Little More Pedagogy

Index

Publisher's summary: The Study of Politics explores and addresses the implications of committing to specific principles and methodologies in political science research, while offering balanced assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Pyrcz also considers the assumptions regarding human agency inherent to each approach and attends more generally to the state of political science as a discipline.

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