World Politics Question #6

Today in class we spent our time discussing different theoretical accounts of the Bretton Woods system/ by the end of the class period, it seemed possible to construct arguments from a variety of theoretical perspectives that could plausibly explain the postwar international economic system. This leads to the more general question: are theoretically informed analyses of empirical events and situations -- like Bretton Woods, for instance -- anything but opinions? In other words, can they be right or wrong, or is the answer always just "it depends on your point of view"?

Tip of the lightsaber to Athkor, whose reflective post inspired this question.

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