TITLE

Post-positivist metatheory and research in International Relations: A comparison of neo-gramscian, feminist and post-structuralist approaches

AUTHOR(S)
Ziai, Aram
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Hamburg Review of Social Sciences;Dec2010, Vol. 5 Issue 1/2, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the so-called Third Debate, proponents of post-positivist approaches were criticised for the lack of a clear research programme. On the basis of a discussion of the vague term 'positivism', this article tries to identify the respective research programmes of neo-gramscian (Cox), feminist (Enloe, Peterson) and post-structuralist (Campbell) authors by examining their metatheoretical - epistemological, ontological and methodological - assumptions as well as their concrete methods. The analysis asks whether they form a coherent alternative, compares the different approaches and discusses their differences and commonalities.
ACCESSION #
61355239

 

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