ISBN-10:
0415538300
ISBN-13:
9780415538305
Pub. Date:
12/08/2016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics: An Introduction / Edition 4

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics: An Introduction / Edition 4

by Todd Landman, Edzia Carvalho

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ISBN-13: 9780415538305
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/08/2016
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 372
Sales rank: 1,054,349
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Todd Landman is Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has published Democracy and Human Rights (2013), Studying Human Rights (Routledge 2006), Protecting Human Rights (2005), co-authored Measuring Human Rights (Routledge 2009), and edited Human Rights (Volumes I-IV) (2009) and Sage Handbook of Comparative Politics (2009).

Edzia Carvalho is Lecturer in Politics in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Dundee, UK. She is co-author of Measuring Human Rights (Routledge 2009).

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: WHY, HOW, AND PROBLEMS OF COMPARISON


1. Why Compare Countries?


    Reasons for comparison

    The science in political science

    Scientific terms and concepts

    Summary

    Further reading

2. How to Compare Countries


    Methods of comparison

    Comparing many countries

    Comparing few countries

    Single country studies as comparison

    Choosing countries and problems of comparison

    Summary

    Further reading

3. Comparing Many Countries


    Starting assumptions

    Measuring concepts

    Basic regression analysis

    Extending the basic regression model

    Limitations to global comparative analysis

    Summary

    Further reading

4. Comparing Few Countries


    Assumptions

    Case selection and research design

    Combining quantitative and qualitative comparison

    Limitations of few-country comparisons

    Summary

    Further reading

5. Single-Country Studies as Comparison


    Functions of single-country studies

    Raising observations in single-country studies

    Limitations of single-study studies

    Summary

    Further reading

PART II: COMPARING COMPARISONS


6. Economic Development and Democracy


    The research problem

    Comparing many countries

    Comparing few countries

    Single-country studies

    Summary

    Further reading

7. Violent Political Dissent and Social Revolution


    The research problem

    Comparing many countries

    Comparing few countries

    Single-country studies

    Summary

    Further reading

8. Non-Violent Political Dissent and Social Movements


    The research problem

    Comparing many countries

    Comparing few countries

    Single-country studies

    Summary

    Further reading

9. Transitions to Democracy


    The research problem

    Comparing many countries

    Comparing few countries

    Single-country studies

    Summary

    Further reading

10. Institutional Design and Democratic Performance


    The research problem

    Comparing many countries

    Comparing few countries

    Single-country studies

    Summary

    Further reading

11. Human Rights


    The research problem

    Comparing many countries

    Comparing few countries

    Single-country studies

    Summary

    Further reading

12. International Relations and Comparative Politics


    Research problems

    Comparing many countries

    Comparing few countries

    Single-country studies

    Summary

    Further reading

PART III: COMPARATIVE METHODS AND NEW ISSUES


13. Common Themes and Different Comparisons


    Methodological trade-offs

    Building theory

    Conclusion: drawing the lessons

    Further reading

14. New Challenges For Comparative Politics



Full circle

New methods

Maintaining relevance

Summary

Further reading

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