I’ve now sent the manuscript of Methods in Analytical Political Theory to Cambridge University Press.
Each chapter gives ‘how-to’ advice, explaining how to use the method or approach being discussed.
The lineup is as follows:
- Introduction: a ‘how-to’ approach (Adrian Blau, King’s College London)
- How to write analytical political theory (Robert Goodin, ANU)
- Thought experiments (Kimberley Brownlee, Warwick, and Zofia Stemplowska, Oxford)
- Reflective equilibrium (Carl Knight, Glasgow)
- Contractualism (Jonathan Quong, USC)
- Moral sentimentalism (Michael Frazer, University of East Anglia)
- Realism (Robert Jubb, Reading)
- Realistic idealism (David Schmidtz, Arizona)
- Conceptual analysis (Johan Olsthoorn, KU Leuven)
- Positive political theory (Alan Hamlin, Manchester and King’s College London)
- Rational choice theory (Brian Kogelmann, Arizona, and Gerald Gaus, Arizona)
- Interpreting texts (Adrian Blau, King’s College London)
- Comparative political thought (Brooke Ackerly, Vanderbilt, and Rochana Bajpai, SOAS)
- Ideological analysis (Jonathan Leader Maynard, Oxford)
- How to do a political theory PhD (Robert Goodin, ANU, and Keith Dowding, ANU)
The book should be out in 2017.