Compare and contrast the ontology and epistemology of rational choice and social constructivism
please no more that 2500 words
when referencing please include the page number of the quote or paraphrase.
What is it about? And ontology/epistemology
David Marsh and Gerry Stoker, chapter 1
Colin Hay, ?What?s Political about Political Science?, in Colin Hay, Political Analysis. A critical Introduction? (Bastingstoke: Palgrave, 2002), 59-88 [e-reserve]
Kurki, M. and Wight, C. ?International Relations and Social Science? in Dunne, T. et al (eds.) International Relations Theories ? Discipline and Diversity (2nd edition) (Oxford: Oxford University Press), but also the introduction
Burchill, S. and Linklater, A. (2009) ?Introduction? in Burchill, S. et al (eds.) Theories of International Relations (4th edition). (New York: Palgrave)
Positivism and Interpretivism in IR
Bull, H. (1966) “International Theory: The Case for a Classical Approach ” World Politics, vol. 18, no.3, pp. 361-377.
McAnulla, S (2002), ‘Structure and agency’, in Marsh D, and G Stoker, Theory and Methods in Political Science 2nd edition
Carlsnaes, W (1992), ‘The agent-structure problem in foreign policy analysis’, International Studies Quarterly, vol 6 (3), 245-70 [e-journal]
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In elections to the Scottish Parliament, voters have two votes, one for a constituency candidate and the second for a party list. There is some evidence to suggest that there was a degree of “ticket-splitting”, with electors dividing their party loyalties in the first and second vote (Brown, 1999: 206).
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