The Case for Cross-Disciplinary Approaches in International Development

@inproceedings{Harriss2002TheCF,
  title={The Case for Cross-Disciplinary Approaches in International Development},
  author={John Harriss},
  year={2002}
}
Abstract As “a system of rules” for the construction of knowledge, and training in these rules, “discipline” is productive. But discipline is also constraining and may be repressive, so that good scholarship often involves a tension between “discipline” and “anti-discipline.” Against the common oppositions made between “Economics=Rigoros” and “Social sciences=Soft” the paper argues that qualitative research can be rigoros and sophisticated mathematical modelling actually very “soft,” because of… CONTINUE READING

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