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self-reflexive

Subject: Literature

A term applied to literary works that openly reflect upon their own processes of artful composition. Such self‐referentiality is frequently found in modern works of fiction that repeatedly ...

What is Theory?

What is Theory?   Reference library

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

The International Studies Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
Length:
13,099 words
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...between neopositivism and analyticism on the limitation of knowledge to the realm of experience helps to explain their shared skepticism about the trans-experiential notions found in critical realist and reflexive theories, and the dismissal of those notions as ideology or politics or both. Likewise, the similarity between critical realist and reflexive theories in embracing trans-experiential notions helps to explain their shared criticism of the neopositivist and analyticist reluctance to go beyond what is in order to elucidate hidden potentials implicit...

Foreign Policy Analysis: Origins (1954–93) and Contestations

Foreign Policy Analysis: Origins (1954–93) and Contestations   Reference library

Valerie M. Hudson

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
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14,943 words
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...The organization will jealously guard and seek to increase its turf and strength, as well as to preserve undiluted what it feels to be its “essence” or “mission.” Large organizations also develop standard operating procedures ( SOPs ), which, while allowing them to react reflexively despite their inherent unwieldiness, permit little flexibility or creativity. These SOPs may be the undoing of more innovative solutions of decision-makers operating at levels higher than the organization, but there is little alternative to the implementation of policy by...

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