ReseñaIn this volume, the contributors present their views of the central core, methodologies and development of empirical political science. Their disparate views of the unifying themes of the discipline reflect different theoretical orientations, from behaviouralism to rational choice, cultural theory to postmodernism, and feminism to Marxism.
The volume addresses such questions as: is there a human nature on which we can construct scientific theories of political life?; what is the role of culture in shaping any such nature?; and how objective and value-free can political theories be? By assessing the theoretical approaches that have engulfed the profession, "Contemporary Empirical Political Theory" provides an evaluation of the state of empirical political theory and a guide to future developments in political science.