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Further on Down the Road, Blurring Genres

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Interpretive Political Science: Selected Essays, Volume II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786115
eISBN:
9780191827792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786115.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 1 is a short biographical exercise describing the author’s journey from policy networks and governance (see Volume I) to the interpretive turn and ethnography. It tells the story of how the ... More


Interpretive Political Science: Selected Essays, Volume II

R. A. W. Rhodes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786115
eISBN:
9780191827792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786115.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This collection of essays is Volume II in a retrospective of previous publications. It looks forward and explores the ‘interpretive turn’ and its implications for the craft of political science, ... More


What is New About the ‘Interpretive Turn’ and Why Does it Matter?

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Interpretive Political Science: Selected Essays, Volume II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786115
eISBN:
9780191827792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786115.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter summarizes what is new or edifying about the interpretive turn, and why this approach matters. It restates the case for drawing on the genres of thought and presentation common in the ... More


On Life History

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Interpretive Political Science: Selected Essays, Volume II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786115
eISBN:
9780191827792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786115.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter turns from ethnography to contemporary history, focusing on ‘life history’ as another example of blurring genres. The British tradition of political life history has six conventions: ... More


On Ethnography

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Interpretive Political Science: Selected Essays, Volume II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786115
eISBN:
9780191827792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786115.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Part II of the book turns to the genres of thought in the humanities and explores their relevance to political science. It asks the simple question ‘what can we learn?’ This chapter provides a basic ... More


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