Logics of Critical Explanation in Social and Political Theory
Normal Price: $70.99
Your Price: $63.89 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.10! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.19 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Logics of Critical Explanation in Social and Political Theory by Jason Glynos
Book DescriptionThe Social Science Wars have precipitated a renewed interest in the character, purpose and methods of social science. Positivists and naturalists are criticized by interpretivists and critical theorists, while quantitative researchers are challenged by those who favour qualitative and ethnographic techniques. In turn, mainstream social scientists have responded with a vigorous defence and restatement of their commitments. Logics of Critical Explanation in Social and Political Theory proposes a novel approach to practising social and political analysis based on the role of logics. The authors articulate a distinctive perspective on social science explanation that avoids the problems of scientism and subjectivism by steering a careful course between lawlike explanations and thick descriptions. Drawing upon hermeneutics, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, and post-analytical philosophy, this new approach offers a particular set of logics - social, political and fantasmatic - with which to construct critical explanations of practices and regimes. While the first part of the book critically engages with lawlike, interpretivist and causal approaches to critical explanation, the second part elaborates an alternative grammar of concepts informed by an ontological stance rooted in poststructuralist theory. In developing this approach, a number of empirical cases are included to illustrate its basic concepts and logics, ranging from the apartheid regime in South Africa to recent changes in higher education. The book will be a valuable tool for scholars and researchers in a variety of related fields of study in the social sciences, especially the disciplines of political science and political theory, international relations, social theory, cultural studies, anthropology and philosophy.
Buy Logics of Critical Explanation in Social and Political Theory book by Jason Glynos from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780415462129
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jason Glynos
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Logics of Critical Explanation in Social and Political Theory book by Jason Glynos and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Jason Glynos
Jason Glynos is a Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the University of Essex, UK. He is also Director of the Masters Programme in Ideology and Discourse Analysis at the University of Essex. David Howarth is a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the University of Essex, UK. He is also Co-Director of the Centre for Theoretical Studies and Director of the Masters Programme in Political Theory at the University of Essex.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687