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Chapter 10: Learning to Fly: Applying Post-Positivist Theory
The second chapter in Part III turns its attention to an exploration of how post-positivist theories can be and in some cases already are being applied in organizations involved in governance. There are several issues that we need to note about our approach in this chapter before diving into applications. First, it demonstrates that post-positivist theory is applicable in useful rather than narrowly esoteric ways. Next, it reveals how the theory and application may not constitute a radical departure from existing practice but still differs in subtle but important ways. Finally, it suggests new and emerging opportunities to further apply postpositivist theory in ways that support governance organizations and broader democratic society.
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