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Title: Epistemic communities: a reply to Toke
Author: Dunlop, Claire A
Citation: 20(3), pp.137-144
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Journal: Politics
Date Issued: 2000-09
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10036/70486
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9256.00123
Links: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119041438/abstract http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119041435/issue
Abstract: This article contests the understanding of Peter M. Haas's 'epistemic communities' approach, forwarded by David Toke in his article in Politics of May 1999. It is argued that while Toke diagnoses the approach's failing correctly, the cause he identifies is off the mark. This particularly concerns his assertion of a positivist dogma underscoring the thesis, which is rejected as a misinterpretation of Haas. Rather, it is contended that the framework's inability to engage with the real world of politics, and the other groups therein, is a product of its lack of theoretical refinement and rigorous empirical examination.
Type: Article
Description: © 2000 Political Studies Association and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The definitive version is available at: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118511092/home
Keywords: epistemic communities
ISSN: 0263395714679256


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