Structuring Politics: Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Analysis / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume brings together original essays by scholars working on a diverse range of empirical issues, but whose work is in each case informed by a "historical institutional" approach to the study of politics. By bringing these pieces together, the volume highlights the methodological and theoretical foundations of this approach and illustrates the general contributions it has made to comparative politics. The essays demonstrate the potential of the approach to illuminate a broad range of issues such as how and why institutions change, how political ideas are filtered through institutional structures in the formation of specific policies, and how institutional structure can have unintended effects on the shaping of policy. Through these richly detailed pieces, the reader is provided not only a thorough understanding of the method of analysis but also an overview of the theoretical underpinnings of the approach.

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Editorial Reviews

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"More than just a collection of essays, Structuring Politics is a showcase revealing how historically-grounded institutional analysis can push forward the frontiers of comparative politics. The authors use a diverse and rich subject matter to show, not simply that 'institutions matter,' but how they matter in shaping—and being shaped by—the political process over time." Hugh Heclo, George Mason University

"Structuring Politics achieves a rare degree of intellectual coherence in the diverse empirical material it covers. Its succinct statement, sophisticated refinement, and imaginative extension of the historical institutional perspective enriches greatly our understanding of the study of politics." Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University

"...a well-organized, consistently excellent set of research articles, all of which provide new insights and data." Thomas A. Koelble, Comparative Politics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521428309
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 257
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Historical institutionalism in comparative politics Kathleen Thelen and Sven Steinmo; 2. Labor market institutions and working class strength Bo Rothstein; 3. The rules of the game: the logic of health policy-making in France, Switzerland, and Sweden Ellen Immergut; 4. The movement from Keynesianism to monetarism Peter A. Hall; 5. Political structure, state policy, and industrial change: early railroad policy in the United States and Prussia Colleen A. Dunlavy; 6. Institutions and political change: working class formation in England and the United States, 1820-1896 Victoria C. Hattam; 7. Ideas and the politics of bounded innovation Margaret Weir; 8. The establishment of work-welfare programmes in the United States and Britain: politics, ideas, and institutions Desmond S. King.

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