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Concepts and method in social science : the tradition of Giovanni Sartori

Concepts and method in social science : the tradition of Giovanni Sartori

Author: David Collier; John Gerring
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2009.
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Drawing on the intellectual tradition of the leading comparative political science scholar, Giovanni Sartori, the contributors examine the theoretical and methodological basis of: Concept Analysis,  Read more...


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Named Person: Giovanni Sartori; Giovanni Sartori
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Collier; John Gerring
ISBN: 9780415775779 0415775779 9780415775786 0415775787
OCLC Number: 298177564
Description: vi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction David Collier and John Gerring Part I: Sartori on Concepts and Methods 1. Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics 2. What is Politics? 3. The Tower of Babel 4. Guidelines for Concept Analysis 5. Comparing and Miscomparing 6. Excerpts on Concepts, Definitions, and Models: Democracy:"What Is" vs. "How Much", From Classification to Measurement, Politics as Collectivized Decisions, Model Mania Part II: Extending the Sartori Tradition 7. Point of Departure: Intension and Extension Gary Goertz 8. Revolution: Untangling Alternative Meanings Cristoph Kotowski 9. Culture: Joining Minimal Definitions and Ideal Types John Gerring and Paul Barresi 10. Democracy; Conceptual Hierarchies in Comparative Research David Collier and Steven Levitsky 11. Peasant: Clarifying Meaning and Refining Explanation Marcus Kurtz 12. Institutionalization: Unpacking the Concept and Explaining Party Change Steven Levitsky Part III: In the Academy and Beyond 13. Chance, Luck and Stubbornness: An Autobiographical Essay Giovanni Sartori 14. Teacher and Mentor Cindy Skach, Edward Walker, Hector Schamis Edward Gibson and Christoph Kotowski 15. Biography and Bibliography Oreste Massari
Responsibility: edited by David Collier and John Gerring.


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