- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea

Theory/Social Theory

Core definition

Theories are well-substantiated explanations of various phenomena. Social theories are theories specifically related to the workings of the social world.

Longer explanation

It's not easy to capture how the world works. Nonetheless we observe, contemplate and do our best to put forth well-founded theories that explain ...

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