Theory and Methods in Political Science / Edition 3

Theory and Methods in Political Science / Edition 3

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Theory and Methods in Political Science / Edition 3

The systematically revised third edition of the leading text on approaches and methods in political science features a considerable internationalization in both the team of contributors and the range of coverage and examples. About half the chapters are entirely new and the rest are substantially revised and updated.

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ISBN-13: 9780230576278
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/16/2010
Series: Political Analysis Series
Edition description: 3rd ed. 2010
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; G.Stoker & D.Marsh.- PART I: THEORY AND APPROACHES.- Introduction to Part I; G.Stoker.- Behavioural Analysis; D.Sanders.- Rational Choice; A.Hindmoor.- The Institutional Approach; V.Lowndes.- Constructivism and Interpretive Theory; C.Parsons.- Political Psychology; P.Hart.- Feminism; V.Randall.- Marxism; D.Macguire.- Normative Theory; S.Buckler.- PART II: METHODS AND RESEARCH DESIGN.- Introduction to Part II; G.Stoker.- Ontology and Epistemology in Political Science; D.Marsh & P.Furlong.- Meta-Theoretical Issues; D.Marsh.- The Challenge of Research Design; B.Hancke.- Rediscovering Qualitative Approaches; A.Vromen.- Quantitative Methods; P.John.- The Comparative Method; J.Hopkin.- The Experimental Method: Prospects for Laboratory and Field Studies; G.Stoker & H.Margetts.- The Relevance of Political Science; G.Peters, J.Pierre & G.Stoker.

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