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dc.creatorHill, Kim Quaile
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T20:32:34Z
dc.date.available2016-02-25T20:32:34Z
dc.date.issued2012-10
dc.identifier.citation“In Search of General Theory,” Journal of Politics 74(October, 2012), 917-931.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/156072
dc.description.abstractMost sub-fields of research in political science are today at an intellectual plateau well short of general theory. Many have been at that plateau since about 1980. Several reasons might account for this situation, including the challenge of constructing general theory. I argue, however, that some of our must common educational and research practices also retard theoretical progress. I describe those practices and their unfortunate consequences, but also explicate a series of research strategies that would help advance our theoretical work. As a foundation for the preceding arguments, I characterize the theory building ambitions of the discipline, our progress toward general theory, and how advances toward such theory can be mapped for any science.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectScientific theory, general theory, political science theoryen_US
dc.title“In Search of General Theory”en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
local.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US


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