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Publisher Comments:

This review of the accomplishments and future agendas of comparative historical research in the social sciences explores its strengths in explaining important worldwide outcomes (e.g., revolutions, social provision, democracy). It includes sections on substantive research accomplishments, methodology, and theory, and features essays by some of the most important political scientists and sociologists currently working.

Synopsis:

The book considers the accomplishments and agendas of comparative-historical research in the social sciences. It defines the distinctiveness of this type of research and explores its strengths in explaining important outcomes in the world.

Table of Contents

1. Comparative-historical analysis: achievements and agendas James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer; Part I. Accumulation of Research: 2. Comparative-historical analysis and knowledge accumulation in the study of revolutions Jack A. Goldstone; 3. What we know about the development of social policy: comparative and historical research in comparative and historical perspective Edwin Amenta; 4. Knowledge accumulation in comparative-historical research: the case of democracy and authoritarianism James Mahoney; Part II. Analytic Tools: 5. Big, slow-moving, and ... invisible: macro-social processes in the study of comparative politics Paul Pierson; 6. How institutions evolve: insights from comparative-historical analysis Kathleen Thelen; 7. Uses of network tools in comparative-historical research Roger V. Gould; 8. Periodization and preferences: reflections on purposive action in comparative-historical social science Ira Katznelson; Part III: Issues of Method: 9. Can one or a few cases yield gains? Dietrich Rueschemeyer; 10. Strategies of causal assessment in comparative-historical analysis James Mahoney; 11. Aligning ontology and methodology in comparative politics; 12. Doubly engaged social science: the promise of comparative-historical analysis Theda Skocpol.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521016452
Author:
Mahoney, James (edt)
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Rueschemeyer, Dietrich
Editor:
Lange, Peter
Editor:
Mahoney, James
Author:
Milner, Helen
Author:
Hall, Peter
Author:
Migdal, Joel
Author:
Comisso, Ellen
Author:
Rueschemeyer, Dietrich
Author:
Bates, Robert H.
Author:
Mahoney, James
Author:
Lange, Peter
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Research
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
Sociology-Reference and Methodology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Series Volume:
FS-063-01
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b/w illus. 9 tables
Pages:
468
Dimensions:
8.98x6.12x1.01 in. 1.39 lbs.

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