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Taagepera, Rein

Overview
Works: 176 works in 379 publications in 5 languages and 5,246 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Other
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Most widely held works about Rein Taagepera
 
Most widely held works by Rein Taagepera
The Baltic States : years of dependence, 1940-1980 by Romuald J Misiunas( Book )

55 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sequel to Georg von Rauch's The Baltic States: the years of independence, 1917-1940 (1974)"--Pref.Includes index. Bibliography: p. 299-316
Making social sciences more scientific : the need for predictive models by Rein Taagepera( )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his challenging new book Rein Taagepera argues that society needs more from social sciences than they have delivered. One reason for falling short is that social sciences have depended excessively on regression and other statistical approaches, neglecting logical model building. Science is not only about the empirical 'What is?' but also very much about the conceptual 'How should it be on logical grounds?' Statistical approaches are essentially descriptive, while quantitatively formulated logical models are predictive in an explanatory way. Making Social Sciences More Scientific contrasts the predominance of statistics in today's social sciences and predominance of quantitatively predictive logical models in physics. It shows how to construct predictive models and gives social science examples. Making Social Sciences More Scientific is useful to students who wish to learn the basics of the scientific method and to all those researchers who look for ways to do better social science."--Jacket
Estonia : return to independence by Rein Taagepera( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author explores the remarkable changes in Estonia since 1980 - including its successful bid for sovereignty in 1991 - and frames his picture within the larger picture of the Soviet Union and its demise
Seats and votes : the effects and determinants of electoral systems by Rein Taagepera( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems by Matthew Soberg Shugart( Book )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Take the number of seats in a representative assembly and the number of seats in districts through which this assembly is elected. From just these two numbers, the authors of Votes from Seats show that it is possible to deduce the number of parties in the assembly and in the electorate, as well as the size of the largest party. Inside parties, the vote distributions of individual candidates likewise follow predictable patterns. Four laws of party seats and votes are constructed by logic and tested, using scientific approaches rare in social sciences. Both complex and simple electoral systems are covered, and the book offers a set of 'best practices' for electoral system design. The ability to predict so much from so little, and to apply to countries worldwide, is an advance in the systematic analysis of a core institutional feature found in any democracy, and points the way towards making social sciences more predictive"--Provided by publisher
Predicting party sizes : the logic of simple electoral systems by Rein Taagepera( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a given electoral system, what average number and sizes of parties and government duration can we expect? Predicting Party Sizes is the first book to make specific predictions that agree with world averages. The basic factors are the numbers of seats in the assembly and in the average electoral district. While previous models tell us only the direction in which to change the electoral system, the present ones also tell us by how much they must be changed so as to obtain the desired change in average number of parties and cabinet duration. Hence, combined with known particularities of a country, they can be used for informed institutional design." "The book is useful to three types of readers: political science students learning the basics of electoral systems and their political consequences; practitioners of politics who consider changing the electoral laws; and researchers intent on connecting electoral and party systems."--Jacket
The Finno-Ugric republics and the Russian state by Rein Taagepera( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents a comprehensive survey of the peoples who speak Finno-Ugric Languages and have titular republics or autonomous regions within the post-Soviet Russian Federation. Information on the subject was screened by Soviet censors, and only recently have alternative sources of information become available." "The principal threat facing the Finno-Ugrians in the post-Soviet World is as much environmental as political. Communism has gone, but exploitation of natural resources threatens the region's ecology, while the tendency of latter-day rulers in the Kremlin seems to be to continue their predecessors' oppressive policies towards the Finno-Ugrians. The book has been written with a deep commitment to the threatened human and political rights of these endangered peoples."--Jacket
Softening without liberalization in the Soviet Union : the case of Jüri Kukk by Rein Taagepera( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of Marrakech : record of a secret sharer, 1930-1970 by Leonora Peets( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of these stories is an Estonian doctor's wife who went to Marrakech in 1929 and, with her husband, stayed there for 45 years. The stories are reconstructions of real events and conversations, but have been written in such a way as to disguise the identity of the main actors. Anthropologist Stephen Foster has written an illuminating introduction placing the book in the context of other literature on Morocco, both fictional and ethnographic. Both Foster and the translator (Peets's nephew and erstwhile guest in Marrakech), remark on the ethnographic value of Peets's writing. They con-sider that her success and accuracy in the representation of significant "social dramas" is to be attributed on the one hand to her skill as an observer, and on the other to the depth of her relationships with the women she describes. -- Review from https://www.jstor.org/
Problems of mininations: Baltic perspectives by Conference on Baltic Studies( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the relations between half-life and energy release in alpha decay by Rein Taagepera( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baltijos valstybės : priklausomybės metai 1940-1980 by Romuald J Misiunas( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in Lithuanian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homme nägin ma Eestimaad : esseesid ja artikleid by Rein Taagepera( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in Estonian and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electoral laws and party systems the Czech experience by Miroslav Novák( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Võta võim! by Rein Taagepera( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Estonian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eesti poliitika 100 aastat by Rein Taagepera( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Estonian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xi wei yu xuan piao xuan ju zhi du de yao su yu xiao guo by Rein Taagepera( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Jüri Kukk : a case study in erratic repression by Rein Taagepera( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A generalization of the cube law of elections by Rein Taagepera( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balti riigid : sõlteaastad 1940-1990 by Romuald J Misiunas( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Estonian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Baltic States : years of dependence, 1940-1980
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Making social sciences more scientific : the need for predictive modelsEstonia : return to independenceVotes from seats : logical models of electoral systemsPredicting party sizes : the logic of simple electoral systemsThe Finno-Ugric republics and the Russian state
Alternative Names
Rein Taagepera cientista político e político estoniano-americano

Rein Taagepera eesti päritolu ameerika politoloog ja eesti poliitik

Rein Taagepera Estonian-American political scientist and politician

Rein Taagepera politicoloog uit Estland

Rein Taagepera politologo e accademico estone

Taagepera R.

Taagepera, R. 1933-

Taagepera, R. (Rein), 1933-

Taagepera, Rein 1933-

Taagepera Reinas

Taagepera, Reinas 1933-

Takespeare, Ray, pseud.

Рейн Таагепера

Таагепера, Рейн

レイン・ターゲペラ

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