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The Nature of Political Theory$
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Andrew Vincent

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271252

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199271259.001.0001

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We Have a Firm Foundation

We Have a Firm Foundation

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(p.19) 2 We Have a Firm Foundation
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The Nature of Political Theory
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Andrew Vincent (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/0199271259.003.0002

Explores the generic foundations of political theory in the twentieth century. It sorts and analyses the overarching perceptions of the political theory, at a broad level of generality, during the bulk of the century. The five positions outlined are normative political theory, institutional theory, historical political theory, empirical political theory, and ideological theory.

Keywords:   behaviouralism, empirical theory, history of political theory, ideological theory, institutional theory, normative theory, political science, positivism, rational choice, state theory

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