Making political science matter: debating knowledge, research, and method

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Making Political Science Matter brings together a number of prominent scholars to discuss the state of the field of Political Science. In particular, these scholars are interested in ways to reinvigorate the discipline by connecting it to present day political struggles. Uniformly well-written and steeped in a strong sense of history, the contributors consider such important topics as: the usefulness of rational choice theory; the ethical limits of pluralism; the use (and misuse) of empirical research in political science; the present-day divorce between political theory and empirical science; the connection between political science scholarship and political struggles, and the future of the discipline. This volume builds on the debate in the discipline over the significance of the work of Bent Flyvbjerg, whose book Making Social Science Matter has been characterized as a manifesto for the Perestroika Movement that has roiled the field in recent years.

Contributors include: Brian Caterino, Stewart Clegg, Bent Flyvbjerg, Mary Hawkesworth, Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Gregory J. Kasza, David Kettler, David D. Laitin, Timothy W. Luke, Theodore R. Schatzki, Sanford F. Schram, Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, Corey S. Shdaimah, Roland W. Stahl, and Leslie Paul Thiele.

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table_of_contents Return to politics: perestroika, phronesis, and post-paradigmatic political science / Sanford F. Schram -- The perestroikan challenge to social science / David D. Laitin -- A perestroikan straw man answers back: David Laitin and phronetic political science / Bent Flyvbjerg -- A statistician strikes out: in defense of genuine methodological diversity / Patrick Thaddeus Jackson -- Reflections on doing phronetic social science: a case study / Corey S. Shdaimah and Roland W. Stahl -- Social science in society / Theodore Schatzki -- Power and interpretation / Brian Caterino -- Contesting the terrain: Flyvbjerg on facts, value, knowledge, and power / Mary Hawkesworth -- The bounds of rationality / Stewart Clegg -- Making intuition matter / Leslie Paul Thiele -- Conundrums in the practice of pluralism / Peregrine Schwartz-Shea -- Unearthing the roots of hard science: a program for graduate students / Greg J. Kasza -- Political science and political theory: the heart of the matter / David Kettler -- Finding new mainstreams: perestroika, phronesis, and political science in the United States / Timothy W. Luke.
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