Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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"Devils lie at the back of this set of high-powered essays on the state of play within comparative historical studies. Bluntly, the volume is a triumph in every way, clearly superseding everything else in the field. The intellectual range is impressive. The volume as a whole operates with a sophisticated view of methodology." John A. Hall, McGill University, American Journal of Sociology

"A must for anyone who wants to seriously engage in comparative analysis." EH.net, Bertrand M. Roehner, University of Paris

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521016452
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
1 Comparative Historical Analysis: Achievements and Agendas 3
2 Comparative Historical Analysis and Knowledge Accumulation in the Study of Revolutions 41
3 What We Know About the Development of Social Policy: Comparative and Historical Research in Comparative and Historical Perspective 91
4 Knowledge Accumulation in Comparative Historical Research: The Case of Democracy and Authoritarianism 131
5 Big, Slow-Moving, and ... Invisible: Macrosocial Processes in the Study of Comparative Politics 177
6 How Institutions Evolve: Insights From Comparative Historical Analysis 208
7 Uses of Network Tools in Comparative Historical Research 241
8 Periodization and Preferences: Reflections on Purposive Action in Comparative Historical Social Science 270
9 Can One or a Few Cases Yield Theoretical Gains? 305
10 Strategies of Causal Assessment in Comparative Historical Analysis 337
11 Aligning Ontology and Methodology in Comparative Politics 373
12 Doubly Engaged Social Science: The Promise of Comparative Historical Analysis 407
Index 429
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