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The Oxford handbook of political science

Author: Robert E Goodin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009. ©2009
Series: Oxford handbooks of political science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of the main branches of contemporary political science. It will serve as the reference book for political scientists and those following their work for years to come.
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All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Goodin
ISBN: 9780199562954 0199562954 9780199548460 0199548463
OCLC Number: 301888783
Description: xvii, 1291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Introduction. The state of the discipline, the discipline of the state / Robert E. Goodin --
pt. II. Political theory. Overview of political theory / John S. Dryzek, Bonnie Honig and Anne Phillips --
Normative methodology / Russell Hardin --
Theory in history : problems of context and narrative / J.G.A. Pocock --
Justice after Rawls / Richard J. Arneson --
Modernity and its critics / Jane Bennett --
pt. III. Political institutions. Old institutionalisms : an overview / R.A.W. Rhodes --
Elaborating the "new institutionalism" / James G. March and Johan P. Olsen --
Comparative constitutions / Josep M. Colomer --
Political parties in and out of legislatures / John H. Aldrich --
The regulatory state? / John Braithwaite --
pt. IV. Law and politics. Overview of law and politics : the study of law and politics / Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen and Gregory A. Caldeira --
The judicialization of politics / Ran Hirschl --
Judicial behavior / Jeffrey A. Segal --
Law and society / Lynn Mather --
Feminist theory and the law / Judith A. Baer --
pt. V. Political behavior. Overview of political behavior : political behavior and citizen politics / Russell J. Dalton and Hans-Dieter Klingemann --
Political psychology and choice / Diana C. Mutz --
Voters and parties / Anne Wren and Kenneth M. McElwain --
Comparative legislative behavior / Eric M. Uslaner and Thomas Zittel --
Political intolerance in the context of democratic theory / James L. Gibson --
pt. VI. Contextual political analysis. Overview of contextual political analysis : it depends / Charles Tilly and Robert E. Goodin --
Political ontology / Colin Hay --
The logic of appropriateness / James G. March and Johan P. Olsen --
Why and how place matters / Goran Therborn --
Why and how history matters / Charles Tilly --
pt. VII. Comparative politics. Overview of comparative politics / Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes --
War, trade, and state formation / Hendrik Spruyt --
What causes democratization? / Barbara Geddes --
Party systems / Herbert Kitschelt --
Political clientelism / Susan C. Stokes --
pt. VIII. International relations. Overview of international relations : between utopia and reality / Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal --
The new liberalism / Andrew Moravcsik --
The English School / Tim Dunne --
From international relations to global society / Michael Barnett and Kathryn Sikkink --
Big questions in the study of world politics / Robert O. Keohane --
Six wishes for a more relevant discipline of international relations / Steve Smith --
pt. IX. Political economy. Overview of political economy : the reach of political economy / Barry R. Weingast and Donald A. Wittman --
Economic methods in positive political theory / David Austen-Smith --
Capitalism and democracy / Torben Iversen --
Politics, delegation, and bureaucracy / John D. Huber and Charles R. Shipan --
The evolutionary basis of collective action / Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis --
pt. X. Public policy. Overview of public policy : the public and its policies / Robert E. Goodin, Martin Rein and Michael Moran --
Social and cultural factors : constraining and enabling / Davis B. Bobrow --
Policy dynamics / Eugene Bardach --
Reframing problematic policies / Martin Rein --
Reflections on policy analysis : putting it together again / Rudolf Klein and Theodore R. Marmor --
pt. XI. Political methodology. Overview of political methodology : post- behavioral movements and trends / Henry E. Brady, David Collier and Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier --
Causation and explanation in social science / Henry E. Brady --
Field experiments and natural experiments / Alan S. Gerber and Donald P. Green --
The case study : what It Is and what It does / John Gerring --
Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods / James D. Fearon and David D. Laitin.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks of political science.
Other Titles: Handbook of political science
Political science
Responsibility: edited by Robert E. Goodin.


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