The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology presents and synthesizes these developments. The Handbook provides comprehensive overviews of diverse methodological approaches, with an emphasis on three major themes.

Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks of Political

ISBN: 9780199286546

Category: Philosophy

Page: 896

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With engaging contributions from major international scholars 'The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology' provides the key point of reference for anyone working throughout the discipline.
Categories: Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

The books set out not just to report on the discipline, but to shape it. The series will be an indispensable point of reference for anyone working in political science and adjacent disciplines.

Author: Carles Boix

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks of Political

ISBN: 0199278482

Category: Political Science

Page: 1035

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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics offers a critical survey of the field of empirical political science through the collection of a set of chapters written by 48 top scholars in the discipline of comparative politics
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis

The books set out not just to report on the discipline, but to shape it. The series will be an indispensable point of reference for anyone working in political science and adjacent disciplines.

Author: Robert E. Goodin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191563379

Category: Political Science

Page: 884

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The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science is a ten-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. Each volume focuses on a particular part of the discipline, with volumes on Public Policy, Political Theory, Political Economy, Contextual Political Analysis, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Law and Politics, Political Behavior, Political Institutions, and Political Methodology. The project as a whole is under the General Editorship of Robert E. Goodin, with each volume being edited by a distinguished international group of specialists in their respective fields. The books set out not just to report on the discipline, but to shape it. The series will be an indispensable point of reference for anyone working in political science and adjacent disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis sets out to synthesize and critique for the first time those approaches to political science that offer a more fine-grained qualitative analysis of the political world. The work in the volume has a common aim in being sensitive to the thoughts of contextual nuances that disappear from large-scale quantitative modelling or explanations based on abstract, general, universal laws of human behavior. It shows that 'context matters' in a great many ways: philosophical context matters; psychological context matters; cultural and historical contexts matter; place, population, and technology all matter. By showcasing scholars who specialize in the analysis of all these contexts side-by-side, the Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis shows how political scientists can take those crucial contextual factors systematically into account.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology is designed to reflect these developments. Like other handbooks, it provides overviews of specific methodologies, but it also emphasizes three things.

Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191558214

Category: Political Science

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Political methodology has changed dramatically over the past thirty years, and many new methods and techniques have been developed. Both the Political Methodology Society and the Qualitative/Multi-Methods Section of the American Political Science Association have engaged in ongoing research and training programs that have advanced quantitative and qualitative methodology. The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology presents and synthesizes these developments. The Handbook provides comprehensive overviews of diverse methodological approaches, with an emphasis on three major themes. First, specific methodological tools should be at the service of improved conceptualization, comprehension of meaning, measurement, and data collection. They should increase analysts' leverage in reasoning about causal relationships and evaluating them empirically by contributing to powerful research designs. Second, the authors explore the many different ways of addressing these tasks: through case-studies and large-n designs, with both quantitative and qualitative data, and via techniques ranging from statistical modelling to process tracing. Finally, techniques can cut across traditional methodological boundaries and can be useful for many different kinds of researchers. Many of the authors thus explore how their methods can inform, and be used by, scholars engaged in diverse branches of methodology.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

Figure 48.1 depicts the simultaneous development of behavioralism and political methodology by plotting the frequency of articles referring to these perspectives in the American Political Science Review, the flagship journal of the ...

Author: Robert E. Goodin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191619793

Category: Political Science

Page: 1312

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Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decade before, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work for years to come.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Political Science

Bevir, Mark (2008): Meta- Methodology: Clearing the Underbrush. In Janet M. Box- Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady, and David Collier (Eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology, pp. 48–70. New York: Oxford University Press.

Author: Harold Kincaid

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197519806

Category: Political science

Page: 617

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Political Science contains twenty-seven freshly written chapters to give the reader a panoramic introduction to philosophical issues in the practice of political science. Simultaneously, it advances the field of Philosophy of Political Science by creating a fruitful meeting place where both philosophers and practicing political scientists contribute and discuss. These philosophical discussions are close to and informed by actual developments in political science, making philosophy of science continuous with the sciences, another aspiration that motivates this volume. The chapters fall under four headings: (1) evaluating theoretical frameworks in political science; (2) methodological challenges and reconciliations; (3) the purposes and uses of political science; and, (4) the interactions between political science and society. Specific topics discussed include the biology of political attitudes, intra-agent mechanisms, rational choice explanations, theories of collective action, explaining institutional change, conceptualizing and measuring democracy, process tracing, qualitative comparative analysis, interpretivism and positivism, mixed methods, within-cause causal inference, evidential pluralism, lab and field experiments, external validity, contextualization, prediction, expertise, clientelism, feminism, values, and progress in political science.
Categories: Political science

The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior

The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior

Experimentation in Political Science. In Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology, ed. J. M. Box-Steffensmeier, H. E. Brady, and D. Collier. New York: Oxford University Press. Mutz, D. C. 2007. Political Psychology and Choice.

Author: Jan E. Leighley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199604517

Category: History

Page: 796

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The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are the essential guide to the study of American political life in the 21st Century. With engaging contributions from the major figures in the field The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior provides the key point of reference for anyone working in American Politics today
Categories: History

Democratic Theory and Causal Methodology in Comparative Politics

Democratic Theory and Causal Methodology in Comparative Politics

Second Ed. London: Oxford University Press, pp. 166—217. Bevir, Mark. 2008. “Meta—Methodology: Clearing the Underbrush.” In Box—Steffensmeier, Janet M., Henry E. Brady, and David Collier, Eds. The Oxford Handbook of Political ...

Author: Mark I. Lichbach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107025813

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

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Barrington Moore bequeathed comparativists a problem: how to reconcile his causal claim of "no bourgeoisie, no democracy" with his normative "dream of a free and rational society." In this book, Mark I. Lichbach harmonizes causal methodology and normative democratic theory, illustrating their interrelationship. Using a dialogue among four specific texts, Lichbach advances five constructive themes. First, comparativists should study the causal agency of individuals, groups, and democracies. Second, the three types of collective agency should be paired with an exploration of three corresponding moral dilemmas: ought-is, freedom-power, and democracy-causality. Third, at the center of inquiry, comparativists should place big-P Paradigms and big-M Methodology. Fourth, as they play with research schools, creatively combining prescriptive and descriptive approaches to democratization, they should encourage a mixed-theory and mixed-method field. Finally, comparativists should study pragmatic questions about political power and democratic performance: In building a democratic state, which democracy, under which conditions, is best, and how might it be achieved?
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science

In The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology, Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady, and David Collier, eds., 702–21. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., Henry E. Brady, and David Collier. 2010.

Author: Harold Kincaid

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195392753

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 676

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The philosophy of the social sciences considers the underlying explanatory powers of the social (or human) sciences, such as history, economics, anthropology, politics, and sociology. The type of questions covered includes the methodological (the nature of observations, laws, theories, and explanations) to the ontological — whether or not these sciences can explain human nature in a way consistent with common-sense beliefs. This Handbook is a major, comprehensive look at the key ideas in the field, is guided by several principles. The first is that the philosophy of social science should be closely connected to, and informed by, developments in the sciences themselves. The second is that the volume should appeal to practicing social scientists as well as philosophers, with the contributors being both drawn from both ranks, and speaking to ongoing controversial issues in the field. Finally, the volume promotes connections across the social sciences, with greater internal discussion and interaction across disciplinary boundaries.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

This handbook views political economy as a synthesis of the various strands of social science, treating it as the methodology of economics applied to the analysis of political behaviour and institutions.

Author: Ward C Krebs Family Professor of Political Science Barry R Weingast

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199272220

Category: Political Science

Page: 1128

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Over its lifetime, 'political economy' has had different meanings. This handbook views political economy as a synthesis of the various strands of social science, treating it as the methodology of economics applied to the analysis of political behaviour and institutions.
Categories: Political Science