Designing Politics: A Neglected Justification for Political Science

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Political science offers a valuable and developing set of insights into how politics works. The challenge for the discipline, however, is that it is methodologically and culturally ill equipped to adopt a solution-oriented approach. This article makes the case for a shift in focus and points to political science work that takes the challenge of designing politics as its intellectual focus. It identifies key features of a design-oriented political science and points to examples which suggest that it is a neglected path for political science rather than an impossible road down which to travel
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-181
Number of pages8
JournalPolitical Studies Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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