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Comparative Political Science

Four Volume Set
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July 2008 | 1 664 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Comparative politics addresses the central questions of political science anywhere and everywhere: from ancient Greece to the contemporary world; from established democracies to totalitarian regimes; from small communities to capital cities; and from the international scale to the individual. Edited by one of the world's foremost political science scholars, this four-volume set provides researchers with a comprehensive overview of the numerous methods and applications of the comparative approach.
 
VOLUME 1: RESEARCH SCHOOLS AND MODES OF EXPLANATION: RATIONAL CHOICE THEORY, CULTURAL ANALYSIS, STRUCTURAL THEORY, AND METHODS: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE
Introduction  
A Perspective on Comparative Politics, Past and Present Alan S. Zuckerman
Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics Harry Eckstein
Comparative Politics and the Comparative Method Giovanni Sartori
Case Study and Theory in Political Science Arend Lijphart
Conceptual 'Stretching' Revisited: Adapting Categories in Comparative Analysis Harry Eckstein
Human Nature in Politics: The Dialogue of Psychology with Political Science David Collier and James Mahon
A Culturalist Theory of Political Change Herbert A. Simon
Political Culture and Political Preferences Harry Eckstein
The Renaissance of Political Culture David, D. Laitin
Games Real Actors Could Play: The challenge of complexity Ronald Inglehart
Political Science and the Three New Institutionalisms Franz Scharpf
Comparative Politics and Rational Choice: A review essay Peter Hall and Rosemary C. R. Taylor
Analytic Narratives Robert H. Bates
The Analytic Narrative Project Jon Elster
Returning to the Social Logic of Politics Robert H., Bates, Avner Greif, Margaret Levi, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal & Barry R. Weingast
Alan S. Zuckerman,
VOLUME 2: MACRO-POLITICS: REGIME STRUCTURE AND CHANGE
Some Social Requisites of Democracy  
The State as a Conceptual Variable Seymour Martin Lipset
Transitions to Democracy: Toward a Dynamic Model John Nettl
Still the Century of Corporatism? Dankwart Rustow
The Return to the State Philippe Schmitter
The Political Consequences of Electoral Laws, 1945-85 Gabriel Almond
Political Regime Change: Structure and Process-Driven Explanations? Arend Lijphart
Dictatorship, Democracy, and Development Herbert Kitschelt
Constitutional Frameworks and Democratic Consolidation: Parliamentarianism and presidentialism Mancur Olson
Democratic Transitions in Comparative Perspective Alfred Stepan and Cindy Skatch
Social Requisites of Democracy Revisited Gerardo Munck
Decision Making in Political Systems: Veto players in presidentialism, parliamentarism, multicameralism, and multipartyism Seymour Martin Lipset
Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Politics George Tsebelis
Comparative Democratization: Big and bounded generalizations Kathleen Thelen
Valerie Bunce
VOLUME 3: MACRO-POLITICS: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND SOCIETY
Political Cleavage: A Conceptual and Theoretical Analysis  
Political Parties and Macroeconomic Policy Alan S Zuckerman
The Expansion of the Public Economy: A comparative analysis Douglas Hibbs
Modernization and Dependency: Alternative perspectives in the study of Latin American underdevelopment David Cameron
The Structure of Class Conflict in Democratic Capitalist Societies J. Samuel Valenzuela and Arturo Valenzuela
Working-Class Formation: Constructing Cases and Comparisons Adam Przeworski and Michael Wallerstein
Union Organization in Advanced Industrial Democracies Ira Katznelson
Invested Interests: The politics of national economic policies in a world of global finance Michael Wallerstein
Government Partisanship, Labor Organization, and Macroeconomic Performance Jeffrey Frieden
Bringing Capital Back In, or Social Democracy Reconsidered Michael Alvarez, Geoffrey Garrett, and Peter Lange
The Dynamics of Trade Unionism and National Economic Performance Peter Swenson
Beyond Corporatism: Toward a new framework for the study of labor in advanced capitalism Miriam Golden
From Comparative Public Policy to Political Economy: Putting institutions in their place and taking interests seriously Kathleen Thelen
Labor Markets, Production Strategies and Wage-Bargaining Institutions Jonas Pontusson
The Sources of Business Interest in Social Insurance: Sectoral versus national differences Jonas Pontusson and Peter Swenson
Isabela Mares
Volume 4: Political Choice and Behavior: Voting, political participation, contentious, and revolutionary behavior
Of Time and Partisan Stability  
Corruption, Machine Politics, and Political Change Philip E. Converse
Political Clientelism and Ethnicity in Tropical Africa James C. Scott
The Selfish Voter Paradox and the Thrown-Away Vote Argument René Lemarchand
The Two-Party System and Duverger's Law: An essay on the history of political science Paul E. Meehl
Testing the converse partisanship model with new electorates William H. Riker
The Political Bases of Citizen Contacting: A crossnational analysis Richard G. Niemi, G. Bingham Powell Jr., Harold W. Stanley and C. Lawrence Evans
American Voting Turnout in Comparative Perspective Alan S. Zuckerman and Darrell West
Political Institutions and Voter Turnout in the Industrial Democracies G. Bingham Powell Jr.
Rethinking Rationality and Rebellion: Theories of collective action and problems of collective dissent Robert W. Jackman
Political Leadership and Representation in West European Democracies: A test of three models of voting Mark Irving Lichbach
The 5% Percent Rule Torben Iversen
Explaining Interethnic Cooperation Mark Irving Lichbach
Politics and Society: Political diversity and uniformity in households as a theoretical puzzle James Fearon and David Laitin
Wanton and Senseless? The Logic of Massacres in Algeria Alan S. Zuckerman and Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz
Ethnic Conflict and Civil Society: India and beyond Stathis Kalyvas
Violence and the Social Construction of Ethnic Identity Ashutosh Varshney
Patterns of Disagreement in Democratic Politics: Comparing Germany, Japan, and the United States James Fearon and David Laitin

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