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Dr Adrian Blau from the Department of Political Economy at King's College London will be celebrating the launch of his new edited book Methods in Analytical Political Theory, published by Cambridge University Press. You can see more details of the book here, and buy a copy here.

This is the first book which explains how to use key methods in analytical political theory. Each chapter explains what kinds of problems in political theory might require researchers to use a particular method, the basic principles behind the method being proposed, and an analysis of how to apply it, including concrete principles of good practice. The book thus summarizes methodological ideas, grouped in one place and made accessible to students, and it makes innovative contributions to research methods in analytical political theory.

At the start of the evening, Dr Blau will provide a brief overview of the book, followed by short comments from Professor Lea Ypi (LSE, Government Department) and Professor Quentin Skinner (QMUL, School of History). The event will be chaired by Professor David Schmidtz (Arizona, Department of Philosophy).

A reception will follow where you will have the opportunity to mingle over food and drink.

If you would like to attend, we ask that you RSVP by the end of Thursday 22 June, 2017.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!




CONTENTS

1. Adrian Blau: Introduction: A How-to Approach

2. Robert E. Goodin: How to Write Analytical Political Theory

3. Kimberley Brownlee and Zofia Stemplowska: Thought Experiments

4. Carl Knight: Reflective Equilibrium

5. Jonathan Quong: Contractualism

6. Michael L. Frazer: Moral Sentimentalism

7. Robert Jubb: Realism

8. David Schmidtz: Realistic Idealism

9. Johan Olsthoorn: Conceptual Analysis

10. Alan Hamlin: Positive Political Theory

11. Brian Kogelmann and Gerald Gaus: Rational Choice Theory

12. Adrian Blau: Interpreting Texts

13. Brooke Ackerly and Rochana Bajpai: Comparative Political Thought

14. Jonathan Leader Maynard: Ideological Analysis

15. Keith Dowding and Robert E. Goodin: How to Do a Political Theory PhD




CONTRIBUTORS

Brooke Ackerly is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University.

Rochana Bajpai is Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS.

Adrian Blau is Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Political Economy at Kings College London.

Kimberley Brownlee is Associate Professor of Legal and Moral Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick.

Keith Dowding is Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University.

Michael L. Frazer is Lecturer in Political and Social Theory in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia.

Gerald Gaus is the James E. Rogers Professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Arizona.

Robert E. Goodin is Distinguished Professor in the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University.

Alan Hamlin is Emeritus Professor of Political Theory in Politics, School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester, and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Political Economy at Kings College London.

Robert Jubb is Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading.

Carl Knight is Lecturer in Political Theory in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

Brian Kogelmann is a PhD student in the Philosophy Department at the University of Arizona.

Jonathan Leader Maynard is Departmental Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

Johan Olsthoorn is a post-doctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)/KU Leuven.

Jonathan Quong is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California.

David Schmidtz is Kendrick Professor of Philosophy (College of Social & Behavior Sciences) and Eller Chair of Service-Dominant Logic (College of Management) at the University of Arizona.

Zofia Stemplowska is Associate Professor of Political Theory at Worcester College, Oxford.

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