This collection reassesses rational choice theory, culturalist analysis, and structuralist approaches to comparative politics.
Table of ContentsPart I. Introduction: 1. Research traditions and theory in comparative politics: an introduction Mark Irving Lichbach, Alan S. Zuckerman; Part II. Research Traditions in Comparative Politics: 2. A model, a method, and a map: rational choice in comparative and historical analysis Margaret Levi; 3. Culture and identity in comparative political analysis Marc Howard Ross; 4. Structure and configuration in comparative politics Ira Katznelson; Part III. Theory Development in Comparative Politics: 5. Electoral behaviour and comparative politics Samuel H. Barnes; 6. Towards an integrated persepctive on social movements Doug McAdams, Sidney Tarrow, Charles Tilly; 7. The role of interests, institutions and ideals in the comparative political economy of the industrialized nations Peter A. Hall; 8. Studying the state Joel S. Migdal; Part IV. Conclusions: 9. Social theory and comparative politics Mark Irving Lichbach; 10. Reformulating explanation and advancing theory in comparative politics Alan S. Zuckerman.
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