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The Promise and Perils of Interpretivism in Australian International Relations

Hall, Christopher (Ian)


Australian International Relations (IR) was once a hybrid of American and European styles of political science, but today it is dominated by a British-inspired post-positivism which has its virtues - and its vices - and which utilises various interpretive and semi-interpretive approaches. This paper welcomes the 'interpretive turn' in Australian IR, but recognises its weaknesses, and argues that, to overcome them, interpretivists must be clear about what interpretivism should and should not...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12084


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