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Comparative historical analysis in the social sciences

Author: James Mahoney; Dietrich Rueschemeyer
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 7th printView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Mahoney; Dietrich Rueschemeyer
ISBN: 9780521816106 0521816106 9780521016452 0521016452
OCLC Number: 731115688
Notes: Rev. papers from two conferences, held April 2000 at Watson Institute of international studies of Brown University, November 2000 held at Harvard's Center for European studies.
Description: 444 Seiten.
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.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Responsibility: ed. by James Mahoney, Dietrich Rueschemeyer.


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