Russian Studies and Comparative Politics: Views from Metatheory and Middle-Range Theory

Russian Studies and Comparative Politics: Views from Metatheory and Middle-Range Theory

by Frederic J. Fleron Jr.

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ISBN-13: 9780739129616
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 01/16/2017
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Frederic J. Fleron Jr. is university research scholar and professor emeritus of political science at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: The View from Middle-Range
Part II: Metatheory
Chapter 2: The Logic of Inquiry in Sovietology: Soviet Area Studies and the Social Sciences
Chapter 3: Silver Anniversary of the Publication of Communist Studies and the Social Sciences
Chapter 4: The Logic of Inquiry in Post-Sovietology: Russian Studies and the Social Sciences
Part III: Middle-Range Theories
Chapter 5: Co-optation as a Mechanism of Adaptation to Change
Chapter 6: Motivation, Methodology and Communist Ideology
Chapter 7: The Western Connection: Technical Rationality and Soviet Politics
Chapter 8: Political Culture in Post-Soviet Russia: Recent Empirical Investigations
Chapter 9: Does the Public Matter for Democratization in Russia?
Chapter 10: Congruence Theory Applied: Democratization in Russia
Part IV: Conclusion
Chapter 11: Conclusion: Thinking Theoretically about Russian & Soviet Politics: Carnivals, Cockfights, and Epistemic Communities

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