The disorder of political inquiry / Keith Topper.

Author
Topper, Keith Lewis, 1958- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
Description
xi, 322 pages ; 25 cm

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"Engaging the work of thinkers such as Richard Rorty, Charles Taylor, Pierre Bourdieu, Roy Bhaskar, and Hannah Arendt, as well as recent literature in political science and the history and philosophy of science, Topper proposes a pluralist, normative, and broadly pragmatist conception of political inquiry, one that is analytically rigorous yet alive to the notorious vagaries, idiosyncrasies, and messy uncertainties of political life."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-313) and index.
Contents
  • The social science wars
  • Science turned upside down
  • In defense of disunity
  • The politics of disunity
  • The politics of redescription
  • Reclaiming the language of emancipation
  • Sciences that disturb
  • Conclusion: pluralism, power, Perestroika, and political inquiry.
ISBN
  • 0674016785 ((alk. paper))
  • 9780674016781 ((alk. paper))
LCCN
2004060692
OCLC
56905232
International Article Number
  • 9780674016781
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