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By Donatella della Porta, Michael Keating

ISBN-10: 0521883229

ISBN-13: 9780521883221

A progressive new textbook introducing masters and doctoral scholars to the most important study ways and methodologies within the social sciences. Written by way of a good set of students, and derived from profitable path educating, this quantity will empower scholars to settle on their very own method of study, to justify this strategy, and to situate it in the self-discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social technological know-how, and proceeds to problems with technique and learn layout crucial for generating a very good learn notion. It additionally introduces researchers to the most problems with debate and rivalry within the method of social sciences, picking commonalities, ancient continuities and actual transformations.

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Others see it as a broader category of social regulation, of which government is a subcategory. Some see it as an alternative to government – that we are moving from a world of government to one of governance. ‘Construction’ or ‘social construction’ are similarly stretched to cover almost everything (Hacking 1999) as, for a while, was the term ‘invention’. Discourse analysis is sometimes used as a specific methodology, with its own ontology (speech acts themselves) and its own techniques; at other times it is applied to any technique that involves using texts and interviews.

35 How many approaches in the social sciences? Conversely, nobody in mainstream social science denies the existence of the physical world or maintains that reality is entirely subjective and in our minds. This encourages a cross-fertilization in a large middle ground. Concepts often arise in the social sciences by different tracks, derived from slightly different starting points but ending in similar places. For example, the concept of ‘framing’, widely used in policy analysis to indicate the different ways in which people will define and conceptualize a policy issue or problem, can be derived from an anti-positivist and interpretivist position (Fischer 2003) but also from a positivist one.

Those who see the social sciences as paradigmatic stress the importance of converging on (or imposing) one single way to knowledge. (b) Anarchist, hyper-pluralistic approach. At the other extreme, there is an ‘inclusive’ position that combines scepticism about a ‘true’ knowledge with enthusiasm for experimentation with different paths to knowledge. Those who subscribe to this position to various extents support Feyerabend’s anarchism and his belief that: the world we want to explore is a largely unknown entity.

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