Chapter

We Have a Firm Foundation

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199271252
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601101 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271259.003.0002
 We Have a Firm Foundation

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Explores the generic foundations of political theory in the twentieth century. It sorts and analyses the overarching perceptions of the political theory, at a broad level of generality, during the bulk of the century. The five positions outlined are normative political theory, institutional theory, historical political theory, empirical political theory, and ideological theory.

Keywords: behaviouralism; empirical theory; history of political theory; ideological theory; institutional theory; normative theory; political science; positivism; rational choice; state theory

Chapter.  34194 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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