🦋 The ‘Science of Democracy’ demands scientific thinking

Epistemic commitments of science

We must be mindful of the epistemic commitments of science before we embark on collecting butterflies

Against a linguistic turn…

Politics does not exist exclusively in words written or spoken. It exists, too, in the unwritten norms, institutions and material realities that enable and constrain human behaviour

…and problematic metaphors

The taxonomist might misclassify a moth as a butterfly; the geneticist overlook the way political concepts change their entire ‘genetic basis’ or name

The scientific study of democracy



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