Critical Methods in Political and Cultural Economy
By presenting methodologically informed ways of researching, enriched by real-life accounts from academics doing empirical research, the volume seeks to forge a new collaborative path that builds a critical ethic and modes of inquiry within International Political Economy. Substantive chapters advance the pluralism of the critical school of cultural political economy and seek to articulate its nascent research ethic. Short autobiographical vignettes articulate the professional journeys of contributors who `do' critical political economy. There is practical advice on how to develop evidence from an iterative reflexive research strategy. Using this innovative format offers a guide to methods in critical political economy by engaging directly with the people doing research, not only as technical practice but also as lived experience.
The combination of research and practice presented throughout the book offers an extensive and authoritative framework for evaluating how methods are part of critical research and will be essential reading for all students and scholars of IPE.
- Paperback | 168 pages
- 159 x 235 x 10.16mm | 280g
- 09 May 2017
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 2 Line drawings, black and white
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Critical Methods in Political and Cultural Economy is a pathbreaking volume. Johnna Montgomerie presents a compelling case that critical political economy needs to take methods seriously and to do so in a way that recognises that values and ethical commitment to social change are embodied in the research process. The book initiates a crucial conversation or dialogue by asking critical political economists how they "do" their research.Their answers, and Montgomerie's reflections on them contribute to developing critical methods that are throughly integrated with critical approaches and that enhance understanding of reality and the possibility of transforming it. - Professor Stephen McBride, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, Department of Political Science, McMaster University
This book manages to provide both an accessible and creative account of critical research methods, providing a novel and much needed exploration of precisely what is `critical' about critical international political economy. It can simultaneously act as an introduction for students and a resource for seasoned researchers to further their reflexive thinking about their own research practice. The author's iterative exploration of methods and meaning, punctuated by autobiographical and methodological vignettes from researchers about their methodological practice provides a lively and engaging structure, through which the critical methods can be discovered and learned anew. An excellent book and a must for any IPE reading list - Professor Alex Nunn, University of Derby
This volume adroitly brings the issue of how we research to the study of critical and cultural political economy. Montgomerie wants to explore what critical and cultural political economists actually do when they conduct research - and, to this end, she brings together an exciting group of scholars. This is a fascinating and highly reccommendedã read. One that peers inside the minds of those doing political economy research outside of positivist traditions and makes a strong case for why we need to not just acknowledge but also sing the praises of the research methods and methodological approaches that we adopt in our work. - Juanita Elias, Associate Professor in International Political Economy, University of Warwick
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Table of contents
Naeem Inayatullah and David Blaney, "Tea and Text: Cultivated Intuition as Methodological Process"
Anne Sisson Runyan, "Self-Reflections on `The Methods Question' in Feminist IR/IPE"
Dimitris Stevis, "Investigating Those You Love: Labour and Global Governance"
Samuel Knafo, "Critical Methodology and the Problem of History"
Nicola J. Smith, "(Dis)embodied Methodology in IPE"
Robbie Shilliam, "Redemptive Political Economy"
Chris Rogers, "Reflections on the Archive as Critical Resource"
Nicola Phillips, "Doing Research in the Shadows of the Global Political Economy"
Ian Bruff, "Qualitative Research Practice and Critical Political Economy"
John Hulgren, "Discourse, Nature and Critical Political Economy"
Liam Stanley, "Everyday Economic Narratives"
Matthew Paterson, "Network and Critical Political Economy"