The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

Paperback | June 18, 2008

byR. A. W. Rhodes, Sarah A. Binder, Bert A. Rockman

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The study of political institutions is among the founding pillars of political science. With the rise of the 'new institutionalism', the study of institutions has returned to its place in the sun. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of where we are in the study of politicalinstitutions, covering both the traditional concerns of political science with constitutions, federalism and bureaucracy and more recent interest in theory and the constructed nature of institutions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions draws together a galaxy of distinguished contributorsdrawn from leading universities across the world. Authoritative reviews of the literature and assessments of future research directions will help to set the research agenda for the next decade.

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The study of political institutions is among the founding pillars of political science. With the rise of the 'new institutionalism', the study of institutions has returned to its place in the sun. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of where we are in the study of politicalinstitutions, covering both the traditional concerns of...

R.A.W. Rhodes is Professor of Political Science, Australian National University, and Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Newcastle. Sarah A. Binder is Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution, and Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. Bert A. Rockman is Professor of Political Scie...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:840 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.63 inPublished:June 18, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I. Approaches1. James March and Johan P. Olsen: Normative Institutionalism2. Ken Shepsle: Rational Choice Institutionalism3. Elizabeth Sanders: Historical Institutionalism4. Colin Hay: Constructivist Institutionalism5. Chris Ansell: Network Institutionalism6. R. A. W. Rhodes: Old InstitutionalismPart II. Institutions7. Bob Jessop: State and State-Building8. Jose Harris: Development of Civil Society9. Michael Moran: Economic Institutions10. Mathew Holden: The Institutions of Social Inclusion and Exclusion11. Peter Shane: Constitutions12. Josep Colomer: Constitutions (Comparative)13. Alberta Sbragia: American Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations14. Brian Galligan: Comparative Federalism15. Jean Claude Thoening: Territorial Institutions16. William Howell: Executives - the American presidency17. R. A. W. Rhodes: Executives in Parliamentary Systems18. Mathew Shugart: Comparative Executive-Legislative Relations19. Don Kettl: Public Bureaucracies20. Jacob Hacker: Welfare State21. John Braithwaite: The Regulatory State?22. John Carey: Legislative Organization23. Ric Uslaner and Thomas Zittel: Legislative Behavior24. John Uhr: Bicameralism25. Gerry Stoker: Comparative Local Governance26. Jim Gibson: Judicial Institutions27. Kevin McGuire: Judicial Processes28. John Aldrich: Political Parties29. Shaun Bowler: Electoral Systems30. Ian Budge: Institutions of direct democracy31. Richard Higgott: International Political Institutions32. John Duffield: International Security Institutions33. Lisa Martin: International Economic Institutions34. Ann Florini: International NGOsPart III. Past and Present35. Samuel H. Beer: Encounters with Modernity36. Jean Blondel: About Institutions, Mainly, But Not Exclusively, Political37. Hugh Heclo: Thinking Institutionally38. Klaus Von Beyme: Political Institutions - Old and New

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`'Judging from the editors, contributors, and topics covered, the forthcoming Oxford Handbooks of Political Science will be a landmark series...This is a series that not only university libraries, but more specialized social science and political science libraries, will want to have on theirshelves''Robert O. Keohane, Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University