About this book

Why doing? There seems to be, in the case of political studies, no less than with other social sciences, a reluctance to develop the notion of politics as what we experience it directly to be, as a mode of doing. Tom Burns, ‘Micropolitics’, 1961 The development of the social scientific disciplines in the course of […]

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About the author

Richard Freeman teaches in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. He has held research fellowships and visiting positions at the European University Institute, Florence; Yale University, New Haven; the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Bremen; Sciences Po, Paris; the Institut für höhere Studien, Vienna, and the University of Vienna. There’s more about his […]

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This book has come into being through meeting and talking, as well as through writing. Its origins lie in a paper first given as an inaugural lecture at the University of Edinburgh, in February 2015. That paper and the later manuscript were completed during periods of sabbatical leave granted by the School of Social and […]

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