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Communitarianism, Interpretation and Politics

Elizabeth Frazer

in The Problems of Communitarian Politics: Unity and Conflict

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295648
eISBN:
9780191599316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295642.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Communitarianism in political theory has been connected with interpretivism and the hermeneutic tradition: the nature of this relationship, epistemological, metaphysical, methodological, and ethical, ... More


Critical Ethnographic Sociolinguistics

Monica Heller

in Paths to Post-Nationalism: A Critical Ethnography of Language and Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746866
eISBN:
9780199827091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746866.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter lays out the ontological and epistemological foundations of a critical ethnographic sociolinguistics, arguing for the centrality of the concepts of “discursive space,” “trajectory,” and ... More


Rights in Legal Deliberation

Pavlos Eleftheriadis

in Legal Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545285
eISBN:
9780191719899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545285.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

What is a valid legal right? Are Nazi ‘rights’ properly so called? The answer is no and this challenges the idea of legal validity. It is very hard to explain when and how rights (as reasons) become ... More


Cognitive Phenomenology as the Basis of Unconscious Content

Uriah Kriegel

in Cognitive Phenomenology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199579938
eISBN:
9780191731112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579938.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Since the seventies, it has been customary to assume that intentionality is independent of consciousness. Recently, a number of philosophers have rejected this assumption, claiming that ... More


Liberty

David M. Beatty

in The Ultimate Rule of Law

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269808
eISBN:
9780191710063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269808.003.02
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In 1791, the authors of the American Bill of Rights thought religious freedom was so fundamental to the liberty of the individual and to justice in their communities that they picked it to be the ... More


Beyond the Hart/Dworkin Debate: the Methodology Problem in Jurisprudence *

BRIAN LEITER

in Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206490
eISBN:
9780191715020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206490.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins with a review of the Hart/Dworkin and Hart/Raz debates. It then turns to questions of methodology in jurisprudence. It argues for five propositions: first, that Dworkin's ... More


Normativity and the State in IR Theory: Frameworks of Analysis

Marjo Koivisto

in Normative State Power in International Relations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652792
eISBN:
9780191745270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652792.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers a critical, yet sympathetic analysis of the international society tradition in explaining state normativity. Through a revisionist reading of the English School scholar Hedley ... More


Power without Knowledge: A Critique of Technocracy

Jeffrey Friedman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190877170
eISBN:
9780190909505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877170.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Technocrats claim to know how to solve the social and economic problems of complex modern societies. But this would require predicting how people will act once technocrats impose their policy ... More


Philosophical Foundations of the Nature of Law

Wil Waluchow and Stefan Sciaraffa (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675517
eISBN:
9780191757280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675517.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In recent years we have witnessed major developments in philosophical inquiry concerning the nature of law and, with the continuing development of international and transnational legal institutions, ... More


Contract Law Without Foundations: Toward a Republican Theory of Contract Law

Prince Saprai

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198779018
eISBN:
9780191824050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779018.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

In recent times, the philosophy of contract law has been dominated by the ‘promise theory’, according to which the morality of promise provides a ‘blueprint’ for the structure, shape, and content ... More


Behaviourism and Interpretivism in Complement

Brian Z. Tamanaha

in Realistic Socio-Legal Theory: Pragmatism and a Social Theory of Law

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298250
eISBN:
9780191685392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298250.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the unity of Behaviourism and Interpretivism and how the two schools of thought complement each other. Behaviourists focus on the action of the actors and are not concerned ... More


Introduction

Stephen Welch

in The Theory of Political Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199553334
eISBN:
9780191756009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553334.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first section, ‘Why a theory of political culture?’, outlines the controversies surrounding the concept of political culture, which involve deep disagreements among its users as well as denials ... More


Theoretical Denial: The Interpretive Alternative in Political Culture Research

Stephen Welch

in The Theory of Political Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199553334
eISBN:
9780191756009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553334.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 2 examines the interpretive alternative within political culture research. It situates interpretivism in a long line of reactions to positivist social science, beginning with Herder’s ... More


Narrative identity and the challenge of literary global politics: towards interpretive pluralism

Cerwyn Moore

in Contemporary Violence: Postmodern War in Kosovo and Chechnya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075995
eISBN:
9781781702697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075995.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the phenomenological roots of hermeneutic studies and forms a link to narratives accounts of identity. It then focuses on a turn in international relations that is concerned ... More


Republican perspectives on constitutional interpretation

Eoin Daly and Tom Hickey

in The political theory of the Irish Constitution: Republicanism and the basic law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095283
eISBN:
9781781708842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095283.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers how republican ideas can inform theoretical debates about constitutional interpretation. In particular it considers republican arguments against interpretivist and natural-law ... More


Methodologies: Narrative Reasoning About a Time-Bound World

Andrew R. Hom

in International Relations and the Problem of Time

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198850014
eISBN:
9780191884474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850014.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter five addresses key recommendations for how to do IR research. After highlighting the laboratory as a social scientific timing talisman—a place cleansed of the supposedly negative effects of ... More


Retiring to the Costas: British women’s narratives of nostalgia, belonging and community

Anya Ahmed

in Retiring to Spain: Women's narratives of nostalgia, belonging and community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447313304
eISBN:
9781447313328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313304.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter outlines the rationale and scope of the study, highlighting the invisibility of older women, - and in particular working-class women - in migration research. This chapter explains the ... More


Politicians and Antipoliticians

Jack Corbett

in Being Political: Leadership and Democracy in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841027
eISBN:
9780824869427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841027.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Sets out the puzzle by exploring how politicians, who were once heroes of independence, have become increasingly associated with malaise and despair. It considers this shift in the context of the ... More


Hedley Bull and The Anarchical Society Now at 40

Hidemi Suganami

in The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779605
eISBN:
9780191824654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779605.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A text can be read critically to uncover assumptions and judgements setting a broad limit to what its author can coherently present as its main thesis. But it is also possible to identify spaces in ... More


Researching Ethnographically

Alan Baron, John Hassard, Fiona Cheetham, and Sudi Sharifi

in Inside the Compassionate Organization: Culture, Identity, and Image in an English Hospice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198813958
eISBN:
9780191851865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813958.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Public Management

This chapter discusses the research approach employed in exploring the organization; that is, how the authors went about collecting and analysing the data on the case Hospice. It starts by stating ... More


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