Political Reasoning

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SAGE Publications, Oct 1, 1982 - Political Science - 232 pages
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In this volume Vedung makes a distinction between studies of the content of political communication and studies of its origins and effects. He then concentrates on the study of the content of political pronouncements, ideas, and ideologies. Basic problems of question framing, concept formation and the interpretation of text are confronted. Vedung then describes how the rationality of political messages may be assessed by applying the rules of support, clarity, relevance, consistency, and truth. Vedung concludes by examining a variety of methods for assessing political values.

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Contents

CHAPTER2
34
INTERPRETATION AND ITS PROBLEMS
99
DESCRIBING MESSAGES AND JUDGING
123
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About the author (1982)

Evert Vedung is professor of political science in the Institute for Housing and Urban Research and the Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden, and associate professor of public administration in the Department of Public Administration, Abo Academy University, Finland. He is the author of Public Policy and Program Evaluation, published by Transaction.

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