Critical Realism and the Strategic-Relational Approach.

Jessop, Bob (2005) Critical Realism and the Strategic-Relational Approach. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory and Politics (56). pp. 40-53. ISSN 1741-0789

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Abstract

This article develops a distinctive critical realist analysis of structure and agency . It first describes Roy Bhaskar�s account of critical realism; then discusses critical realism in general; next introduces Anthony Giddens�s structuration theory and two particular applications of critical realism to structure and agency � 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.

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Journal Article
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New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory and Politics
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ID Code:
209
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Deposited On:
22 Jun 2006
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Yes
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Published
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