Contemporary Empirical Political Theory

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Kristen R. Monroe
University of California Press, 1 sty 1997 - 329
How can we best understand the major debates and recent movements in contemporary empirical political theory? In this volume, the contributors, including four past presidents of the APSA and one past president of the IPSA, present their views of the central core, methodologies and development of empirical political science. Their disparate views of the unifying themes of the discipline reflect different theoretical orientations, from behavioralism to rational choice, cultural theory to postmodernism, and feminism to Marxism. Is there a human nature on which we can construct scientific theories of political life? What is the role of culture in shaping any such nature? How objective and value-free can political theories be? These are only a few of the issues the volume addresses. By assessing where we have traveled intellectually as a discipline and asking what remains of lasting significance in the various theoretical approaches that have engulfed the profession, Contemporary Empirical Political Theory provides an important evaluation of the current state of empirical political theory and a valuable guide to future developments in political science. How can we best understand the major debates and recent movements in contemporary empirical political theory? In this volume, the contributors, including four past presidents of the APSA and one past president of the IPSA, present their views of the central core, methodologies and development of empirical political science. Their disparate views of the unifying themes of the discipline reflect different theoretical orientations, from behavioralism to rational choice, cultural theory to postmodernism, and feminism to Marxism. Is there a human nature on which we can construct scientific theories of political life? What is the role of culture in shaping any such nature? How objective and value-free can political theories be? These are only a few of the issues the volume addresses. By assessing where we have traveled intellectually as a discipline and asking what remains of lasting significance in the various theoretical approaches that have engulfed the profession, Contemporary Empirical Political Theory provides an important evaluation of the current state of empirical political theory and a valuable guide to future developments in political science.
 

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Empirical Political Theory
1
The Future of the Postbehavioral Phase in Political Science
13
John G Gunnell
47
Seven Durable Axes of Cleavage in Political Science
73
J A Laponce
87
Murray Edelman
100
Catherine Zuckert and Michael Zuckert
143
The Ferment of the 1950s and
191
Theory on the Prowl
202
How Feminist Scholarship Could Change Political Science
231
Human Nature Identity and
279
CONTRIBUTORS
307
INDEX
315
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Kristen Renwick Monroe is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her most recent books are The Heart of Altruism, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize (1996), and the edited volume, The Economic Approach to Politics (1991).

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