1. Introduction.- 2. Isms.- 3. What Is an Explanation?.- 4. What Is a Theory?.- 5. Hypotheses and Theory Testing.- 6. Narratives, Mechanisms and Causation.- 7. Methods and Methodologies.- 8. Concepts and Conceptual Analysis.- 9. Analytic Political Philosophy.- 10. Political Science as a Vocation.
Keith Dowding is Professor of Political Science at Australian National University, and was previously Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics, UK. He has written many articles for major political science and political philosophy journals as well as books including Exits, Voices and Social Investment (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Accounting for Ministers (Cambridge University Press, 2012).