Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences / Edition 1

Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences / Edition 1

by James Mahoney
     
 

Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences will serve as an invaluable resource for scholars in the field, and it will represent a challenge to many other social scientists - especially those who have raised skeptical concerns about comparative historical analysis in the past. See more details below

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Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences will serve as an invaluable resource for scholars in the field, and it will represent a challenge to many other social scientists - especially those who have raised skeptical concerns about comparative historical analysis in the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521016452
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
468
Sales rank:
520,582
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
1Comparative Historical Analysis: Achievements and Agendas3
2Comparative Historical Analysis and Knowledge Accumulation in the Study of Revolutions41
3What We Know About the Development of Social Policy: Comparative and Historical Research in Comparative and Historical Perspective91
4Knowledge Accumulation in Comparative Historical Research: The Case of Democracy and Authoritarianism131
5Big, Slow-Moving, and ... Invisible: Macrosocial Processes in the Study of Comparative Politics177
6How Institutions Evolve: Insights From Comparative Historical Analysis208
7Uses of Network Tools in Comparative Historical Research241
8Periodization and Preferences: Reflections on Purposive Action in Comparative Historical Social Science270
9Can One or a Few Cases Yield Theoretical Gains?305
10Strategies of Causal Assessment in Comparative Historical Analysis337
11Aligning Ontology and Methodology in Comparative Politics373
12Doubly Engaged Social Science: The Promise of Comparative Historical Analysis407
Index429

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