A New Handbook of Political Science

Paperback | September 1, 1998

EditorRobert E. Goodin, Hans-Dieter Klingemann

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The New Handbook of Political Science is an authoritative survey of developments in the discipline compiled by 42 of the most famous political scientists worldwide, analysing progress over the past twenty years and assessing this in the context of historical trends in the field. Discussion of each of the main subdisciplines: political institutions political behaviour comparative politics international relations political theory public policy and administrationpolitical economy political methodology breaks down into four sections: an overview of the field analysis from two key perspectives in the field Old and new: an eminent scholar in the field assesses the new developments in the light of older traditions in the discipline International in its scope, systematic in its coverage, A New Handbook of Political Science will become the reference book for political scientists, and those tracking their work, into the next century. The New Handbook of Political Science is an authoritative survey of developments in thediscipline compiled by 42 of the most famous political scientists worldwide, analysing progress over the past twenty years and assessing this in the context of historical trends in the field. `The New Handbook of Political Science is the most comprehensive and well-done effort to describe the state of political science extant. It contains much which will be required reading. I strongly recommend it'. Seymour Martin Lipset `The Handbook is a masterly and authoritative survey, comprehensive yet compact, by a stellar international cast of contributors...a most worthy successor to the old Greenstein-Polsby Handbook, published two decades ago'. Arend Lijphart `This is an extraordinarily useful mapping of what has happend in the discipline in the last twenty years, since the classic 1975 Handbook was published...Scholars are well advised to read this new, single-volume Handbook in its entirety. For this volume is not only a collection of brilliantcontributions, but also a much needed cross-fertilizing endeavour'. Giovanni Sartori

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The New Handbook of Political Science is an authoritative survey of developments in the discipline compiled by 42 of the most famous political scientists worldwide, analysing progress over the past twenty years and assessing this in the context of historical trends in the field. Discussion of each of the main subdisciplines: political...

Robert Goodin is Professor of Philosophy (with special reference to political and moral philosophy) at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University in 1989. He is the Founding Editor of The Journal of Political Philosophy and General Editor of a series of books on `Theories of Institutional Design'.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.77 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Robert E. Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann; Gabriel A. Almond; Mattei Dogan: Part I: The DisciplineBo Rothstein; Barry R. Weingast; Gavin Drewry; B. Guy Peters: Part II: Political InstitutionsRobert Huckfeldt and Edward G. Carmines; Franz Urban Pappi; Patrick Dunleavy; Warren E. Miller: Part III: Political BehaviorPeter Mair; Russell J. Dalton; Laurence Whitehead; David E. Apter: Part IV: Comparative PoliticsKjell Goldmann; David Sanders; J. Ann Tickner; Robert O. Keohane: Part V: International RelationsIris Marion Young; Bhikhu Parekh; Klaus von Beyme; Brian Barry: Part VI: Political TheoryCingranelli; Giandomenico Majone: Part VII: Public Policy and AdministrationBarbara J. Nelson; Richard I. Hofferbert and David Louis Cingranelli; Giandomenico Majone; B. Guy Peters and Vincent WrightJames E. Allt and Alberto Alesina; Claus Offe; Bernard Grofman; A. B. Atkinson: Part VIII: Political EconomyJohn E. Jackson; Charles C. Ragin, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Gisele de Meur; Kathleen McGraw; Hayward R. Alker: Part IX: Political Methodology

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`This is an extraordinarily useful mapping of what has happened in the discipline in the last twenty years, since the classics 1975 Handbook was published ... Scholars are well advised to read this new, single-volume Handbook in its entirety. For this volume is not only a collection ofbrilliant contributions, but also a much needed cross-fertilizing endeavour'Giovanni Sartori