Ideas as independent variables in political studies:
in search of adequate methodology

Malinova O.Yu.,

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Professor, Professor of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE); Principal Researcher, Department of Political Science of the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences,

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For citation:

Malinova O.Yu. Ideas as independent variables in political studies: in search of adequate methodology . – Polis. Political Studies. 2010. No. 3. P. 90-99. (In Russ.)


The article contains analysis of recent methodological discussions on the perspectives of using ideas for explaining political phenomena and processes. It deals with the problem of conceptualization and operationalization of ideational factors and analyzes the difficulties that their inclusion into existing theoretic models presents. Finally, it outlines some prospects for conjugation of material and ideational factors in the study of politics.

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