“Methodological Pluralism in European Political Science”, Virginie Guiraudon (Sciences Po, France)

This chapter reflects on the diversity of approaches in political science and its associated challenges, comparing them with the risks of conforming to a single doxa and praxis. Alongside the fashionable and ubiquitous term “diversity,” I will use the concept of “pluralism.” It refers to the desirability of multiple opinions, even if they are not equally valued. John Stuart Mill powerfully argued that science would be “dead dogma” if it dismissed eccentrics and defenders of unpopular minority opinions (Lloyd, 1997).

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