Two cheers for interpretivism: Deconstructing the British political tradition

David MARSH, Paul FAWCETT

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    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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    In: Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 73, No. 3, 2014, p. 340-348.

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