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A Deweyan vision of democracy and social research 
Malcolm P. Cutchin

and faculty mentors, I read essential works in critical realism, Marxism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, etc. I took it for granted that theory and philosophy were important and helped me to view and think about the world in new and useful ways, and I fully expected that I would be using social theory in my own inquiries. At the same time, I had some gnawing reservations about the theorists we were reading; to wit, their arguments appeared to me as too detached from the active experience of everyday life and/or they said little beyond the critiques or

in The power of pragmatism
Alireza F. Farahani and Azadeh Hadizadeh Esfahani

. and Norrie , A. (eds) ( 2013 ) Critical realism: Essential readings . London and New York, NY : Routledge . Banerjee , A.V. and Duflo , E. ( 2009 ) The experimental approach to development economics. Annual Review of Economics , 1 , 1 , 151–78 . Barnes , T.J. ( 2008 ) American pragmatism: Towards a geographical introduction. Geoforum , 39 , 4 , 1542–54 . Bebbington , A. and Kothari , U. ( 2006 ) Transnational development networks. Environment and Planning A , 38 , 5 , 849–66 . Bernstein , R.J. ( 2010 ) The pragmatic turn

in The power of pragmatism