Jessop, Bob (2005) Critical Realism and the Strategic-Relational Approach. New Formations (56). pp. 40-53.Full text not available from this repository.
This article develops a distinctive critical realist analysis of structure and agency . It first describes Roy Bhaskarâ��s account of critical realism; then discusses critical realism in general; next introduces Anthony Giddensâ��s structuration theory and two particular applications of critical realism to structure and agency â�� those of Bhaskar and Margaret Archer; and, finally, presents a third such application based on the strategic-relational approach. The latter goes beyond conventional analyses of the duality, dualism, or dialectic of structure and agency by studying the recursive conditioning, mutual coupling, and complex co-evolution of structure and agency and, above all, by stressing the differential, spatio-temporal relationality of structure and agency. Its advantages over other approaches should emerge as we proceed.
|Journal or Publication Title:||New Formations|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Critical Realism ; Strategic-Relational Approach|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Deposited By:||Professor Bob Jessop|
|Deposited On:||22 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:41|
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