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Interpretive Approaches to British Government and Politics


Rhodes, RAW and Bevir, M, Interpretive Approaches to British Government and Politics, British Politics, 1, (1) pp. 84-112. ISSN 1746-918X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1057/palgrave.bp.4200001


This paper has two aims. First, in contrast to the modernist empiricism of mainstream political science, we provide brief introductions to several interpretive approaches to the study of political science and British government and politics: idealism, social humanism, post-structuralism, and ideational institutionalism. Second, we identify the distinctive research agendas that arise from this family of approaches: namely, critique, decentring governance, ethnographic studies of British politics, and policy analysis as storytelling. © 2006 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Comparative government and politics
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Rhodes, RAW (Professor Rod Rhodes)
ID Code:58541
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2009-10-13
Last Modified:2009-10-13

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