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The Philosophy and Methods of Political Science

Dowding, Keith


This original account of the role of philosophy and methodology in political sciences gets back to the basics of studying politics. Cutting through long-standing controversies across different theoretical camps within the discipline, Dowding provides an innovative and pluralistic argument for the benefits and drawbacks of different approaches. He offers an analysis of, and a counterbalance to, debates over causal explanation, defending a scientific realist perspective that is open to entirely...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Book


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