The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

Paperback | July 14, 2011

EditorRobert E. Goodin

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Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior;comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decadebefore, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work

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Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior;comparative politics; international relations; polit...

Robert Goodin is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, founding editor of The Journal of Political Philosophy and general editor of the ten-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of Political Science. He is Distinguished Professor of Social and Political Theory and Philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1312 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.39 inPublished:July 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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About the ContributorsPrefacePART 1 INTRODUCTION1. Robert E. Goodin: The State of the Discipline, the Discipline of the StatePART II POLITICAL THEORY2. John S. Dryzek, Bonnie Honig and Anne Phillips: Overview of Political Theory3. Russell Hardin: Normative Methodology4. J.G.A. Pocock: Theory in History: Problems with Context and Narrative5. Richard J. Arneson: Justice After Rawls6. Jane Bennett: Modernity and its CriticsPART III POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS7. R.A.W. Rhodes: Old Institutionalisms: An Overview8. James G. March and Johan P. Olsen: Elaborating the "New Institutionalism"9. Josep M. Colomer: Comparative Constitutions10. John H. Aldrich: Political Parties In and Out of Legislatures11. John Braithwaite: The Regulatory State?PART IV LAW and POLITICS12. Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen and Gregory A. Caldeira: Overview of Law and Politics: The Study of Law and Politics13. Ran Hirschl: The Judicialization of Politics14. Jeffrey A. Segal: Judicial Behavior15. Lynn Mather: Law and Society16. Judith A. Baer: Feminist Theory and the LawPART V POLITICAL BEHAVIOR17. Russell J. Dalton and Hans-Dieter Klingemann: Overview of Political Behavior: Political Behavior and Citizen Politics18. Diana C. Mutz: Political Psychology and Choice19. Anne Wren and Kenneth M. McElwainn: Votes and Parties20. Eric M. Uslaner and Thomas Zittel: Comparative Legislative Behavior21. James L. Gibson: Political Intolerance in the Context of Democratic TheoryPART VI CONTEXTUAL POLITICAL ANALYSIS22. Charles Tilly and Robert E. Goodin: Overview of Contextual Political Analysis: It Depends23. Colin Hay: Political Ontology24. James G. March and Johan P. Olsen: The Logic of Appropriateness25. Goran Therborn: Why and How Place Matters26. Charles Tilly: Why and How History MattersPART VII COMPARATIVE POLITICS27. Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes: Overview of Comparative Politics28. Hendrik Spruyt: War, Trade and State Formation29. Barbara Geddes: What Causes Democratization?30. Herbert Kitschelt: Party Systems31. Susan C. Stokes: Political ClientelismPART VIII INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS32. Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal: Overview of International Relations: Between Utopia and Reality33. Andrew Moravscik: The New Liberalism34. Tim Dunne: The English School35. Michael Barnett and Kathryn Sikkink: From International Relations to Global Society36. Robert O. Keohane: Big Questions in the Study of World Politics ROBERT O. KEOHANE37. Steve Smith: Six Wishes for a More Relevant Discipline of International RelationsPART IX POLITICAL ECONOMY38. Barry R. Weingast and Donald A. Wittman: Overview of Political Economy: The Reach of Political Economy39. David Austen-Smith: Economic Methods in Positive Political Theory40. Torben Iverson: Capitalism and Democracy41. John D. Huber and Charles R. Shipan: Politics, Delegation and Bureaucracy42. Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis: The Evolutionary Basis of Collective ActionPART X PUBLIC POLICY43. Robert E. Goodin, Michael Moran and Martin Rein: Overview of Public Policy: The Public and Its Policies44. Davis B. Bobrow: Social and Cultural Factors: Constraining and Enabling45. Eugene Bardach: Policy Dynamics46. Martin Rein: Reframing Problematic Policies47. Rudolf Klein and Theodore R. Marmore: Reflections on Policy Analysis: Putting it Together AgainPART XI POLITICAL METHODOLOGY48. Henry E. Brady, David Collier and Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier: Overview of Political Methodology: Post-behavioral Movements and Trends49. Henry E. Brady: Causation and Explanation in Social Science50. Alan S. Gerber and Donald P. Green: Field Experiments and Natural Experiments51. John Gerring: The Case Study: What It Is and What It Does52. David D. Laitin and James D. Fearon: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative MethodsAPPENDIX: Tables of Contents of the Other Ten Oxford Handbooks of Political ScienceIndex

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"Anyone who wants to know the state of the art in political science and where the discipline is headed, but only consult one volume, need go no further than these authoritative essays by first rate contributors" --Carole Pateman, Research Professor School of European Studies, Cardiff University