Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

10-2011

Abstract

This symposium highlighted the relevance of the cultural theory (CT) pioneered by anthropologists Mary Douglas, Steve Rayner, and Michael Thompson and political scientists Aaron Wildavsky and Richard Ellis for explaining political phenomena. In this concluding article, we suggest ways in which CT can be further tested and developed. First, we describe how the theory has been applied thus far and some of the achievements of these applications. Then, we examine some of the challenges revealed by this research. Finally, we discuss ways of applying CT that promise to help meet these challenges. These methods include nesting case studies and combining case study and survey research, simulations, experiments, and approaches from social neuroscience.

Keywords

cultural theory

Discipline

Philosophy | Political Science

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

PS: Political Science and Politics

Volume

44

Issue

4

First Page

745

Last Page

748

ISSN

1049-0965

Identifier

10.1017/S1049096511001399

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096511001399

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