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1

Advocates of which approach to the study of politics and IR are more likely to take inspiration from the philosophy of Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Post structuralism

2

Post modernism is held, by Francois lyotard, to entail ‘incredulity’ towards..?

Grand narratives

3

According to popper, scientific enquiry..?

Attempts to refute imagined explanations

4

According to institutionalism, which of the following is not a function of institutions?

To neutrally aggregate individuals preferences

5

Rational choice theory predicts that actors only cooperate if

It gives them individual advantage to do so

6

Jacques Derrida is most closely associated with which concept

Deconstruction

7

From a behaviouralist perspective, political phenomena

Can be observed objectively

8

Which method is most likely to be used by a behaviouralist researcher

Survey analysis

9

Which of the following is an epistemological feminist statement

We should revive women’s distinct forms of knowledge and experience

10

Which method is most likely to be used by a post structuralist researcher

Participant observation

11

Positivism is a foundationalist approach to research, this claim means that

Positivists believe there is an objective reality, independent of the observer

12

Radical feminists argue that

Both women and men need to be liberated from the patriarchy

13

According to popper, the best kind of knowledge is knowledge that

Has been exposed to criticism

14

What type of statement is this:’ political phenomena are in the final analysis an expression of the underlying class structure of society’

Ontological

15

Which method is most likely to be used by a rational choice scholar?

Abstract mathematical modelling

16

Which approach does this statement represent: ‘history is driven by changes in humans practical interactions with the physical environment and one another, rather than by great individuals or ideas’

Marxism

17

Rational choice theorists believe that

Their assumptions about human motivation simplify reality
What matters is the predictive power of their models
If a game is repeated it can alter the outcome significantly
(All of the above)

18

According to Marx, the scientific study of society

Should replace the design of blueprints for socialism

19

Which feminist approach is more likely to support quotas for women in parliament

Liberal

20

According to new institutionalists, an institution is?

A regular pattern of behaviour