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  • Elucidating Social Science Concepts

    An Interpretivist Guide, 1st Edition

    By Frederic Charles Schaffer

    Concepts have always been foundational to the social science enterprise. This book is a guide to working with them. Against the positivist project of concept "reconstruction"—the formulation of a technical, purportedly neutral vocabulary for measuring, comparing, and generalizing—Schaffer adopts an…

    Paperback – 2015-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods

  • Critical Methods in Terrorism Studies

    1st Edition

    By Priya Dixit, Jacob L. Stump

    This book shows how to use a range of critical approaches to conduct research on terrorism. Featuring the work of researchers who have already utilized these methods to study terrorism, it includes a diverse range of critical methodological approaches – including discourse analysis, feminist,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge

  • Analyzing Social Narratives

    1st Edition

    By Shaul R. Shenhav

    Interpreting human stories, whether those told by individuals, groups, organizations, nations, or even civilizations, opens a wide scope of research options for understanding how people construct, shape, and reshape their perceptions, identities, and beliefs. Such narrative research is a rapidly…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods

  • Researching Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies

    Interaction, Synthesis and Opposition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ioannis Tellidis, Harmonie Toros

    This book examines potential synergies between the fields of Terrorism Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies. The volume presents theoretically- and empirically-informed contributions, which shed light on whether the two fields can inform each other on issues of mutual interest and importance.…

    Hardback – 2015-01-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

  • Research Ethics and Social Movements

    Scholarship, Activism and Knowledge Production, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill

    What ethical challenges are faced by researchers studying social and political movements? Should scholars integrate their personal politics and identities into their research? What role should activists have in shaping the purposes or processes of social scientific research? How do changing…

    Hardback – 2014-11-27
    Routledge

  • Critical Security Methods

    New frameworks for analysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claudia Aradau, Jef Huysmans, Andrew Neal, Nadine Voelkner

    Critical Security Methods offers a new approach to research methods in critical security studies. It argues that methods are not simply tools to bridge the gap between security theory and security practice. Rather, to practise methods critically means engaging in a more free and experimental…

    Paperback – 2014-07-29
    Routledge
    New International Relations

  • Qualitative Methods in Military Studies

    Research Experiences and Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helena Carreiras, Celso Castro

    This book examines the methodology of qualitative research in military studies. Since the end of the Cold War, the number of studies on military and society has grown substantially in substance, size and impact. However, only a tiny part of this bibliography deals in depth with the research…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Understanding Political Science Research Methods

    The Challenge of Inference, 1st Edition

    By Maryann Barakso, Daniel M. Sabet, Brian Schaffner

    This text starts by explaining the fundamental goal of good political science research—the ability to answer interesting and important questions by generating valid inferences about political phenomena. Before the text even discusses the process of developing a research question, the authors…

    Paperback – 2013-12-16
    Routledge

  • Pope Benedict XVI and the Politics of Modernity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marc D. Guerra

    In Benedict XVI and the Politics of Modernity, distinguished scholars from North America and Europe examine Pope Benedict XVI’s searching reflections on the challenges and prospects facing modern Western society. For more than five decades, Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI has made the subject of…

    Hardback – 2013-10-19
    Routledge

  • Societal Complexity

    System Effects and the Problem of Prediction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman

    The complexity of the modern world makes it difficult to predict the effects of political actions. In his 1992 book, System Effects, Robert Jervis underscored this difficulty by pointing to various sources of complexity when people interact. For example, they may misperceive each other’s…

    Hardback – 2013-10-10
    Routledge

  • Interpretation and Method

    Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn, 2nd Edition

    By Dvora Yanow, Peregrine Schwartz-Shea

    Exceptionally clear and well-written chapters provide engaging discussions of the methods of accessing, generating, and analyzing social science data, using methods ranging from reflexive historical analysis to critical ethnography. Reflecting on their own research experiences, the contributors…

    Paperback – 2013-09-30
    Routledge

  • Critical Border Studies

    Broadening and Deepening the 'Lines in the Sand' Agenda, 1st Edition

    Edited by Noel Parker, Nick Vaughan-Williams

    This edited collection formalises Critical Border Studies (CBS) as a distinctive approach within the interdisciplinary border studies literature. Although CBS represents a heterogeneous assemblage of thought, the hallmark of the approach is a basic dissatisfaction with the ‘Line in the Sand’…

    Hardback – 2013-08-20
    Routledge

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