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    Vassar College
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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POLI 273 - Interpreting Politics

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
A detailed study of the philosophical underpinnings of various modes of interpreting politics: empiricism/positivism; interpretive/hermeneutic inquiry, critical theory, rational choice theory, realism, and discourse analysis. Aim is to understand the central concepts and goals of each approach, the kinds of explanations they seek to offer, and the views they posit regarding the relationship between politics and theory, on the one hand, and politics and the political analyst, on the other. Andrew Davison.

Two 75-minute periods.



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