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  1. Colin Wight (2010). Daniel Chernilo, Social Theory of the Nation State: The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism. Journal of Critical Realism 9 (1):112-118.
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  2. Colin Wight (2007). Between a Rock and a Hard Place: On Being a Critical Realist in the Academy. Journal of Critical Realism 1 (2).
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  3. Colin Wight (2006). Agents, Structures and International Relations: Politics as Ontology. Cambridge University Press.
    The agent-structure problem is a much discussed issue in the field of international relations. In his comprehensive analysis of this problem, Colin Wight deconstructs the accounts of structure and agency embedded within differing IR theories and, on the basis of this analysis, explores the implications of ontology - the metaphysical study of existence and reality. Wight argues that there are many gaps in IR theory that can only be understood by focusing on the ontological differences that construct the theoretical landscape. (...)
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  4. Colin Wight (2006). Realism, Science and Emancipation. In Kathryn Dean (ed.), Realism, Philosophy and Social Science. Palgrave Macmillan. 32.
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  5. Colin Wight (2004). Theorizing the Mechanisms of Conceptual and Semiotic Space. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (2):283-299.
    In this piece the author takes issue with Mario Bunge’s claims that conceptual and semiotic systems have "compositions, environments and structures, but no mechanisms." Structures, according to Bunge, can never be mechanisms in conceptual and semiotic systems. Contra this the author argues that in social systems, social structures (which are concept-dependent and reproduced and/or transformed, at least in part, semiotically), can be mechanisms in the sense that such structures are one of the processes in a concrete system that makes itwhat (...)
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  6. Colin Wight (1998). Review Essay : Philosophical Geographies Navigating Philosophy in Social Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (4):552-566.
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