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Escaping the Void: History of Post-Positivism
Escaping the void: History of post-positivism

This chapter presents a brief introduction and overview of the history and heterodox body of thinking that has emerged in the last decades of the twentieth century, a body of work we're describing as post-positivist. Our emphasis is on the appearance and application of these ideas in public and governance organizations. Chapter 9 also connects back to Chapter 1 in demonstrating how elements of the “other voices” identified in the first part of the book can be traced to post-positive theory.

For our purposes, post-positivism should be understood as including postmodern, post-structural, and antifoundational theories. Our approach to introducing the concepts and ideas associated with postmodernism or post-positivism is to describe them as discrete ...

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