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Disaggregating Structures as an Agenda for Critical Realism: A Reply to McAnulla

Bevir, Mark; Rhodes, Roderick


This paper offers a commentary on critical realism by proponents of an interpretive political science. It does, in part, by responding to McAnulla's suggestion that critical realists might join the conversation, initiated by interpretive political scientists, about the nature of a post-positivist political science. The paper argues that the critical realist concept of "structure" is too vague to be of much use; it needs to be disaggregated into various types of structure, including "tradition",...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: British Politics
DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.bp.4200019


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