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International Political Theory Meets InternationalPublic Policy

Barry, Christian

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Abstract and Keywords How should International Political Theory (IPT) relate to public policy? Should theorists aspire for their work to be policy-relevant, and if so in what sense? When can we legitimately criticize a theory for failing to be relevant to practice? In this chapter, I argue that it counts heavily against a theory if it is not precise enough to guide policy and reform given certain empirical assumptions, but that theorists should be very cautious when engaging with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/165109
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198746928.013.35

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