Book Launch - The Constitution of Social Practices

Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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This book contends that practices are perhaps the most fundamental building-block of social reality.  What then would social scientists’ research look like if they took this insight seriously?  The book argues that to be effective, social-scientific inquiry requires the detailed empirical study of human practices.  At the same time, it makes a case for the central place in social theory and the philosophy of the social sciences of a well-developed practice theory.

  Kevin McMillan is an Associate Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa and co-coordinator of the International Theory Network (ITN).  His research interests include IR theory, modern and early-modern international history, the evolution of the European states system since 1648, history of international thought, governance, practice theory and the philosophy of the social sciences.