The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis

Paperback | July 15, 2008

EditorRobert E. Goodin, Charles Tilly

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The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis sets out to synthesize and critique for the first time those approaches to political science that offer a more fine-grained qualitative analysis of the political world. The work in the volume has a common aim in being sensitive to thethoughts of contextual nuances that disappear from large-scale quantitative modelling or explanations based on abstract, general, universal laws of human behavior. It shows that 'context matters' in a great many ways: philosophical context matters; psychological context matters; cultural andhistorical contexts matter; place, population, and technology all matter. By showcasing scholars who specialize in the analysis of all these contexts side-by-side, The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis shows how political scientists can take those crucial contextual factorssystematically into account.

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The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis sets out to synthesize and critique for the first time those approaches to political science that offer a more fine-grained qualitative analysis of the political world. The work in the volume has a common aim in being sensitive to thethoughts of contextual nuances that disappear fro...

Robert E. Goodin is a Professor of Philosophy and Social and Political Theory at the Australian National University. Charles Tilly is Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:888 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.57 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction1. Charles Tilly and Robert E. Goodin: It DependsPart II. Philosophy Matters2. Philip Pettit: Why and How Philosophy Matters3. Louise Antony: The Socialization of Epistemology4. Colin Hay: Political Ontology5. James N. Druckman and Arthur Lupia: Mind, Will, and Choice6. Rod Aya: Theory, Fact, LogicPart III. Psychology Matters7. Kathleen M. McGraw: Why and How Psychology Matters8. James M. Jasper: Motivation and Emotion9. Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis: Social Preferences, Homo Economicus, and Zoon Politikon10. Francesca Polletta and M. Kai Ho: Frames and Their Consequences11. Aleida Assmann: Memory, Individual and CollectivePart IV. Ideas Matter12. Dietrich Rueschemeyer: Why and How Ideas Matter13. Richard Price: Detecting Ideas and Their Effects14. Neta C. Crawford: How Previous Ideas Affect Later Ideas15. Jennifer L. Hochschild: How Ideas Affect Actions16. Lee Clarke: Mistaken Ideas and Their EffectsPart V. Culture Matters17. Michael Thompson, Marco Verweij, and Richard J. Ellis: Why And How Culture Matters18. Pamela Ballinger: How to Detect Culture and its Effects19. Courtney Jung: Race, Ethnicity, Religion20. Susan Gal: Language, Its Stakes and Its Effects21. Paul Lichterman and Daniel Cefai: The Idea of Political CulturePart VI. History Matters22. Charles Tilly: Why and How History Matters23. Roberto Franzosi: Historical Knowledge and Evidence24. James Mahoney and Daniel Schensul: Historical Context and Path Dependence25. Ruth Berins Collier and Sebastian Mazzuca: Does History Repeat?26. Patrick Thaddeus Jackson: The Present as HistoryPart VII. Place Matters27. Goran Therborn: Why and How Place Matters28. R. Bin Wong: Detecting the Significance of Place29. Nigel J. Thrift: Space, Place, and Time30. Javier Auyero: Spaces and Places as Sites and Objects of Politics31. Don Kalb: Uses of Local KnowledgePart VIII. Population Matters32. David Levine: Why and How Population Matters33. Bruce Curtis: The Politics of Demography34. Gary P. Freeman: Politics and Mass Immigration35. Jeffrey Herbst: Population Change, Urbanization, and Political Consolidation36. David I. Kertzer and Dominique Arel: Population Composition as an Object of Political StrugglePart IX. Technology Matters37. Wiebe E. Bijker: Why and How Technology Matters38. Judy Wacjman: The Gendered Politics of Technology39. Wim A. Smit: Military Technologies and Politics40. Sheila Jasanoff: Technology as a Site and Object of PoliticsPart X. Old and New41. David E. Apter: Duchamp's Urinal: Who Says What's Rational When Things Get Tough?42. Lucian Pye: The Behavioral Revolution and the Remaking of Comparative Politics

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`'Spanning all of the major substantive areas and approaches in modern political science, this blockbuster set is a must-have for scholars and students alike. Each volume is crafted by a distinguished set of editors who have assembled critical, comprehensive, essays to survey accumulatedknowledge and emerging issues in the study of politics. These volumes will help to shape the discipline for many years to come.''Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University