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Problems and methods in the study of politics

Author: Ian Shapiro; Rogers M Smith; Tarek E Masoud
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The study of politics seems endlessly beset by debates about method. This text offers original discussions, eschewing narrow methodological diatribes to explore what political science is and how political scientists show aspire to do their work.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Shapiro; Rogers M Smith; Tarek E Masoud
ISBN: 0521831741 9780521831741 0521539439 9780521539432
OCLC Number: 56913191
Description: xi, 419 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Problems, methods, and theories in the study of politics, or: what's wrong with political science and what to do about it / Ian Shapiro --
The politics of identities and the tasks of political science / Rogers M. Smith --
Political science as a vocation / Anne Norton --
The politics of policy science / Frances Fox Piven --
The study of black politics and the practice of black politics: their historical relation and evolution / Adolph Reed, Jr. --
External and internal explanation / John Ferejohn --
Lies, damned lies, and rational choice analyses / Gary W. Cox --
Problems and methods in political science: rational explanation and its limits / Alan Ryan --
An analytic narrative approach to puzzles and problems / Margaret Levi --
The methodical study of politics / Bruce Bueno de Mesquita --
The illusion of learning from observational research / Alan S. Gerber, Donald P. Green, and Edward H. Kaplan --
Concepts and commitments in the study of democracy / Lisa Wedeen --
Problems chasing methods or methods chasing problems? Research communities, constrained pluralism, and the role of eclecticism / Rudra Sil --
Method, problem, faith / William E. Connolly --
Provisionalism in the study of politics / Elisabeth Ellis --
What have we learned? / Robert A. Dahl [and others].
Responsibility: edited by Ian Shapiro, Rogers M. Smith, and Tarek E. Masoud.
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