Project Title Rethinking Politics: Tackling the Crisis in Political Science
LPI Abdelwahab El- Affendi
Collaborations N/A
Funding Source Major Research Fund (internal)
Project Start Year 2017
Status Ongoing
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Abstract The research seeks a rethinking of the discipline of political science in light of recent critiques and acknowledged failures, including those relating to the study of Arab and Middle Eastern politics. The over-arching objective is to explore the guiding hypothesis that these failures are neither accidental nor individual errors of particular researchers. The project will look at these failings and try to pinpoint their sources in the overarching theoretical frameworks and/or unexamined assumptions underpinning and informing the existing paradigm(s). In this regard, it will build on previous critiques, seeking to synthesize and transcend them.