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|Title:||The problem of political science and practical politics|
|Citation:||Politics, 26(1): 11 - 17, Feb 2006|
|Abstract:||We reflect on the reasons why there is not a greater and more fruitful relationship between those who seek to understand policy and the political process from academia and those with a similar task in ‘practical politics’. We attribute this lack of engagement to three core factors: (1) from without, instrumental government visions of political science perpetuate the view that the discipline exists to serve those with power; (2) from within, scientism and abstraction diminish the discipline's stock of ‘usable’ product for ‘practical politics’; and (3) where relevant research exists, its uptake is hampered by limited communication between these spheres.|
|Description:||Copyright @ 2006 The Authors|
|Appears in Collections:||Politics and International Relations|
Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers
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