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Political Theory

Mindy Peden

2007

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Betting On Democracy: Luck And Possibility In The Modern Political Imagination, Mindy Peden Mar 2007

Betting On Democracy: Luck And Possibility In The Modern Political Imagination, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

If there are political implications to methodological choices, what are they? This paper is about the political implications of one particular methodology: probability theory. More correctly, this paper is about how social scientists, especially political scientists, use probability theory in understanding the actions of human beings.


Probably Democratic, Mindy Peden Dec 2006

Probably Democratic, Mindy Peden

Mindy Peden

I explore uses for the role of chance in theorizing democracy and explores how the potentially fortune friendly use of probability theory in the social sciences has been misrepresented to highlight an imaginary predictability of political life.


Brewed In Scotland, Bottled In Ulster, Uncorked In The Usa: The Ambiguity Of Diasporic Identity, Mindy Peden, Wendy Wiedenhoft Dec 2006

Brewed In Scotland, Bottled In Ulster, Uncorked In The Usa: The Ambiguity Of Diasporic Identity, Mindy Peden, Wendy Wiedenhoft

Mindy Peden

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