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Table 3 Types of social science theories

From: Western and/or universal social sciences?

Level  
Meta-theories Transcendentalism
Anti-theories Post-modernism, Anti-sociology
Grand theories (universal) Structuralism
Action theory
Critique of Political Economy
Middle-range/meso theories (culture-bound) Differentiation theory (Luhmann)
Communication theory
Life-world (Lefebvre, Habermas)
Tianxiaism (Huang)
Micro-theories Group (Homans)
Group (Homans)
Rational Choice
Role theory