Grounded Normative Theory
Antje Wiener is part of a working group that proposes Grounded Normative Theory (GNT) as an approach with core commitments to developing and analyzing data in a way that broadens and deepens the range of ideas, interests, and actors included in normative theorizing. These commitments, and their methodological implications, can improve the comprehensiveness, rigor, and relevance of normative theory, and can enhance the accountability of normative theorizing to those people whose lives are directly affected by the issues and principles under consideration. Together the group are exploring why this kind of theorizing is valuable, identifying different ways of doing it well, and addressing distinct challenges it poses. For further information, click here.
- Ackerly, Brooke, Cabrera, Luis, Forman, Fonna, Fuji Johnson, Genevieve, Tenove, Chris and Antje Wiener (2021), Unearthing Grounded Normative Theory: Practices and Commitments of Empirical Research in Political Theory, Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy 24(1): 1-27 (Journal Website).