Theory and Methods in Political Science / Edition 3

Theory and Methods in Political Science / Edition 3

by David Marsh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230576265

ISBN-13: 9780230576261

Pub. Date: 03/30/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

A textbook surveying a range of theoretical approaches and research methods used in political science. The 1995 first edition was reprinted nine times; the second adds a new chapter on issues of ontology and epistemology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR  See more details below

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A textbook surveying a range of theoretical approaches and research methods used in political science. The 1995 first edition was reprinted nine times; the second adds a new chapter on issues of ontology and epistemology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230576261
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Series:
Political Analysis Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
Notes on contributors
Introduction1
1Normative Theory21
2The Institutional Approach42
3Behavioural Analysis58
4Rational Choice Theory76
5The Feminist Perspective94
6Discourse Theory115
7Qualitative Analysis137
8Quantitative Methods154
9The Comparative Method173
10Structure and Agency189
11Pluralism209
12Elitism228
13Marxism248
14The Convergence between Theories of the State268
Conclusions288
Bibliography298
Index320

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