The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (häftad)
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Stokes, Susan C.
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (häftad)

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

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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.
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Alan Siaroff Politics Studies Review This comprehensive work...provides a thorough and contemporary examination of the field of comparative politics and various central questions within it...there is more than enough material here (including detailed references) to keep scholars and bring graduate students completely up to date; indeed the analyses are often cutting edge. Lastly, inasmuch as this handbook series aspires to shape the discipline and not just describe it, many chapters in this handbook
usefully conclude with a precise outline of the future research agenda as seen by the author.

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<br>Carles Boix is Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He has written the books Political Parties, Growth and Equality (1998) and Democracy and Redistribution (2003). Both books won the American Political Science Association Award for the best book on political economy. Boix has also published articles in leading journals including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, International Organization, and World Politics. <br>Susan Stokes is a John S. Saden Professor of Political Science and director of the Yale Program on Democracy. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Russell Sage Foundation.<br>


PART I. INTRODUCTION; 1. Introduction; PART II. THEORY AND METHODOLOGY; 2. Multicausality, Context-Conditionality, and Endogeneity in Comparative Politics; 3. Historical Inquiry and Comparative Politics; 4. The Case Study: What it is and What it Does; 5. Field Research; 6. Is the Science of Comparative Politics Possible?; 7. From Case Studies to Social Science: A Strategy for Political Research; 8. Collective Action Theory; PART III. STATES AND STATE FORMATION: POLITICAL CONSENT; 9. War, Trade and State Formation; 10. Compliance, Consent, and Legitimacy; 11. National Identity; 12. Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflicy; PART IV. POLITICAL REGIMES AND TRANSITIONS; 13. Mass Beliefs; 14. #What Causes Democratization?; 15. Democracy and Civic Culture; 16. Dictatorship: Analytical Approaches; PART V. POLITICAL INSTABILITY, POLITICAL CONFLICT; 17. Rethinking Revolutions: A Neo-Torquevillian Perpective; 18. Civil Wars; 19. Contentious Politics and Social Movements; 20. Mechanisms of Globalized Protest Movements; PART VI. MASS POLITICAL MOBILIZATION; 21. Emergence of Parties and Party Systems; 22. Party Systems; 23. Voters and Parties; 24. Parties and Voters in Emerging Democracies; 25. Political Clientelism; 26. Political Activism: New Challenges, New Opportunities; PART VII. PROCESSING POLITICAL DEMANDS; 27. Aggregating and Representing Political Preferences; 28. Electoral Systems; 29. Separation of Powers; 30. Comparative Judicial Politics; 31. Federalism; 32. Coalition Theory and Government Formation; PART VIII. GOVERNANCE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE; 33. Comparative Studies of the Economy and the Vote; 34. Context-Conditional Political Budget Cycles; 35. The Welfare State in Global Perpective; 36. The Poor Performance of Poor Democracies; 37. Accountability and the Survival of Governments; 38. Economic Transformation and Comparative Politics