Two cheers for interpretivism: Deconstructing the British political tradition

David MARSH, Paul FAWCETT

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Abstract

Abstract: This article engages with Bevir and Rhodes’ version of interpretivism from a critical realist perspective. It argues that they are misguided to equate path-dependency with path determinancy. Instead, we argue that there are three path-dependencies, institutional, discursive and political-economic, which constrain without determining the actions of agents and thus effect political outcomes. The argument is illustrated through a brief consideration of the operation of the British Political Tradition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-348
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Journal of Public Administration
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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