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ISBN-13: 9780742519251
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2002
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gary Goertz is associate professor of political science at the University of Arizona. Harvey Starr is the Dag Hammarskjold Professor in International Affairs and chair of the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesvii
List of Figuresix
1Introduction: Necessary Condition Logics, Research Design, and Theory1
2Basic Logic and Research Design: Conceptualization, Case Selection, and the Form of Relationships25
3Cause, Correlation, and Necessary Conditions47
4The Substantive Importance of Necessary Condition Hypotheses65
5Evidence and Inference in the Comparative Case Study95
6Necessary Conditions in Case Studies: Preferences, Constraints, and Choices in July 1914113
7Practicing Coercion: Revisiting Successes and Failures Using Boolean Logic and Comparative Methods147
8Fuzzy-Set Analysis of Necessary Conditions179
9The Statistical Methodology of Necessary Conditions197
10Opportunity, Willingness, and Political Uncertainty: Theoretical Foundations of Politics225
11Veto Players and Law Production in Parliamentary Democracies: An Empirical Analysis249
12The Decision to Attack Iraq: A Noncompensatory Theory of Decision-Making277
13Necessity and Sufficiency in Social Phenomena: Theoretical and Methodological Progress295
Index of Necessary Condition Hypotheses337
About the Contributors347

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