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Arend Lijphart, Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego Review from previous edition Robert Goodin has put together a superb volume: truly a collection of the very best from the already outstanding chapters in the original ten volumes. The authors the most prominent and authoritative experts from all over the world provide not only a comprehensive and systematic assessment of what political science has already accomplished but also a guide to where the discipline should be heading in the future. Political
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CHOICE A concise and solid introduction to political science and its ten sub-disciplines. The assembly of scholars from leading US, European, and Australian universities and research centres provides the reader with diverse perspectives and awareness of current scholarship. Entries are heavily cited and provide a concise roadmap of key scholars, theories, and current developments within each area...Highly recommended
Carole Pateman, Research Professor School of European Studies, Cardiff University Anyone who wants to know the state of the art in political science and where the discipline is headed, but only consult one volume, need go no further than these authoritative essays by first rate contributors
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<br>Robert E. Goodin is Distinguished Professor of Social & Political Theory and Philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, founding editor of The Journal of Political Philosophy and general editor of the ten-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of Political Science. His work straddles democratic theory (eg. Reflective Democracy, OUP 2003), empirical welfare-state studies (eg. The Real Worlds of Welfare Capitalism; Discretionary Time) and theoretical reflections on public policy (eg. Social Welfare asan Individual Responsibility; What's Wrong with Terrorism? ).<br>
About the Contributors; Preface; PART 1 INTRODUCTION; 1. The State of the Discipline, the Discipline of the State; PART II POLITICAL THEORY; 2. Overview of Political Theory; 3. Normative Methodology; 4. Theory in History: Problems with Context and Narrative; 5. Justice After Rawls; 6. Modernity and its Critics; PART III POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS; 7. Old Institutionalisms: An Overview; 8. Elaborating the "New Institutionalism"; 9. Comparative Constitutions; 10. Political Parties In and Out of Legislatures; 11. The Regulatory State?; PART IV LAW & POLITICS; 12. Overview of Law and Politics: The Study of Law and Politics; 13. The Judicialization of Politics; 14. Judicial Behavior; 15. Law and Society; 16. Feminist Theory and the Law; PART V POLITICAL BEHAVIOR; 17. Overview of Political Behavior: Political Behavior and Citizen Politics; 18. Political Psychology and Choice; 19. Votes and Parties; 20. Comparative Legislative Behavior; 21. Political Intolerance in the Context of Democratic Theory; PART VI CONTEXTUAL POLITICAL ANALYSIS; 22. Overview of Contextual Political Analysis: It Depends; 23. Political Ontology; 24. The Logic of Appropriateness; 25. Why and How Place Matters; 26. Why and How History Matters; PART VII COMPARATIVE POLITICS; 27. Overview of Comparative Politics; 28. War, Trade and State Formation; 29. What Causes Democratization?; 30. Party Systems; 31. Political Clientelism; PART VIII INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS; 32. Overview of International Relations: Between Utopia and Reality; 33. The New Liberalism; 34. The English School; 35. From International Relations to Global Society; 36. Big Questions in the Study of World Politics ROBERT O. KEOHANE; 37. Six Wishes for a More Relevant Discipline of International Relations; PART IX POLITICAL ECONOMY; 38. Overview of Political Economy: The Reach of Political Economy; 39. Economic Methods in Positive Political Theory; 40. Capitalism and Democracy; 41. Politics, Delegation and Bureaucracy; 42. The Evolutionary Basis of Collective Action; PART X PUBLIC POLICY; 43. Overview of Public Policy: The Public and Its Policies; 44. Social and Cultural Factors: Constraining and Enabling; 45. Policy Dynamics; 46. Reframing Problematic Policies; 47. Reflections on Policy Analysis: Putting it Together Again; PART XI POLITICAL METHODOLOGY; 48. Overview of Political Methodology: Post-behavioral Movements and Trends; 49. Causation and Explanation in Social Science; 50. Field Experiments and Natural Experiments; 51. The Case Study: What It Is and What It Does; 52. Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods; APPENDIX: Tables of Contents of the Other Ten Oxford Handbooks of Political Science; Index