Principles, Practices and Disciplinary Power Struggles in Political Theory

Prinz, Janosch (2020) Principles, Practices and Disciplinary Power Struggles in Political Theory. European Journal of Political Theory, 19 (2). pp. 270-280. ISSN 1474-8851

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Abstract

The Practical Turn in Political Theory sounds like the monograph political theorists have been waiting for – a monograph that identifies ‘practices’ as a uniting theme that runs through several recently influential debates on non-ideal theory, practice dependence, realism and pragmatist theories of legitimacy and democracy, and then discusses the promise and limits of this uniting theme for the future of political theory. However, The Practical Turn is driven by selective portrayals, omissions and misrepresentation, and hence is not a good source to turn to for understanding the debates it surveys or whether they manifest a ‘practical turn in political theory’ or not; rather, it serves as a warning of how struggles over power can influence and even structure seemingly the most purely intentioned of practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: might,normativism,realism,practices,pragmatism,principles,realism
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2019 10:46
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2020 00:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/71745
DOI: 10.1177/1474885119857588

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