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Interpretive Political Science: Selected Essays, Volume II

R. A. W. Rhodes


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, especially public administration. It draws together articles from 2005 onwards on the theme of ‘the interpretive turn’ in political science. Part I provides a summary statement of the interpretive approach. It provides the context for what follows. Part II develops the theme of blurring genres. It discusses a variety of research methods common in the humanities, including: ethnographic fieldwork, life ... More

Keywords: blurring genres, the interpretive turn, ethnography, life history, court politics, focus groups, greedy institutions, local knowledge, area studies, Westminster

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786115
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. A. W. Rhodes, author
Professor of Government, University of Southampton