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dc.contributor.authorAckerly, B
dc.contributor.authorCabrera, L
dc.contributor.authorForman, F
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, GF
dc.contributor.authorTenove, C
dc.contributor.authorWiener, A
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-06T03:53:07Z
dc.date.available2021-04-06T03:53:07Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1369-8230
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13698230.2021.1894020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/403571
dc.description.abstractMany normative political theorists have engaged in the systematic collection and/or analysis of empirical data to inform the development of their arguments over the past several decades. Yet, the approach they employ has typically not been treated as a distinctive mode of theorizing. It has been mostly overlooked in surveys of normative political theory methods and methodologies, as well as by those critics who assert that political theory is too abstracted from actual political contestation. Our aim is to unearth this grounded normative theory (GNT) approach–to identify its definitive practices and highlight its potential significance. We detail four overlapping commitments characteristic of GNT. These include commitments to expanding the comprehensiveness of input for normative arguments through original empirical research and/or analysis, recursivity in the development of normative claims, attentiveness to the systematic inclusion of a range of voices and ways of knowing, and accountability to those engaged by the theorist in empirical contexts. We discuss methodological distinctions within GNT, including between more- and less-solidaristic approaches. We discuss how GNT answers calls for theorists to engage more closely with empirical political dynamics and we consider responses to possible critiques.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial theory
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical theory and political philosophy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4408
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode441005
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4410
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440811
dc.titleUnearthing grounded normative theory: practices and commitments of empirical research in political theory
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAckerly, B; Cabrera, L; Forman, F; Johnson, GF; Tenove, C; Wiener, A, Unearthing grounded normative theory: practices and commitments of empirical research in political theory, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 2021
dc.date.updated2021-04-05T00:50:00Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 10 Mar 2021, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2021.1894020
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gro.griffith.authorCabrera, Luis L.


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