The interdisciplinary discourse about limits and possibilities of phrasing ‘real’ statements about reality’ had no effect on political science. Without theoretical and methodological reflection on the description of ‘reality’ the discipline is in danger to become slave to a naive empiricsm. The theory of complementarity and the epistemological ‘linguistic turn’ of many arts and social sciences have left their marks only as marginalia on the discussion of political science. Above all constructivism has discovered the significance of the observer for any observation. But this kind of reflection seems to be unimportant for the most political scientists. This epistemological deficit manifests itself particularly in the area of political steering which is constituted for this discipline. According to the discourse about epistemological contructivism this article outlines a political science based on constructivism and its implications on the problem of observing political steering.
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