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New book: Stories from researchers on getting to grips with Critical Realism

Working with Critical Realism: Stories of Methodological Encounters, edited by Alpesh Maisuria and Grant Banfield, has been published by Routledge in our Critical Realism book series. This international and interdisciplinary collection gathers stories from researchers and research students about their… Read More »New book: Stories from researchers on getting to grips with Critical Realism

Emotions and Emergence in Sociology: The Critical-Realist Alternative

“…emotions are in themselves generative mechanisms with special tendencies toward action, inaction, and communication. In their most immediate effects, emotions motivate approaching or avoiding behavior.” * This is a guest blog post by Dr. Benjamin Lamb-Books. Benjamin is the author of Angry Abolitionists… Read More »Emotions and Emergence in Sociology: The Critical-Realist Alternative

Method in Comparative Political Social Science: Converging on Critical Realism?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] This is a guest blog post by Simeon J. Newman who is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Michigan with interests in political, historical and urban sociology, social… Read More »Method in Comparative Political Social Science: Converging on Critical Realism?