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The Oxford handbook of comparative politics / ed. Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes

Coauthor Boix, Carles Secondary Author Stokes, Susan Carol Country Reino Unido. Publication Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007 Description XI, 1021 p. : il. ; 26 cm Series The Oxford handbooks of political science ISBN 978-0-19-927848 -0 CDU 321.01
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science is a ten-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. Each volume focuses on a particular part of the discipline, with volumes on Public Policy, Political Theory, PoliticalEconomy, Contextual Political Analysis, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Law and Politics, Political Behavior, Political Institutions, and Political Methodology. The project as a whole is under the General Editorship of Robert E. Goodin, with each volume being edited by a distinguishedinternational group of specialists in their respective fields. The books set out not just to report on the discipline, but to shape it. The series will be an indispensable point of reference for anyone working in political science and adjacent disciplines.The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics offers a critical survey of the field of empirical political science through the collection of a set of chapters written by 47 top scholars in the discipline of comparative politics. Part I includes chapters surveying the key research methodologiesemployed in comparative politics (the comparative method; the use of history; the practice and status of case-study research; the contributions of field research) and assessing the possibility of constructing a science of comparative politics. Parts II to IV examine the foundations of politicalorder: the origins of states and the extent to which they relate to war and to economic development; the sources of compliance or political obligation among citizens; democratic transitions, the role of civic culture; authoritarianism; revolutions; civil wars and contentious politics. Parts V and VIexplore the mobilization, representation and coordination of political demands. Part V considers why parties emerge, the forms they take and the ways in which voters choose parties. It then includes chapters on collective action, social movements and political participation. Part VI opens up withessays on the mechanisms through which political demands are aggregated and coordinated. This sets the agenda to the systematic exploration of the workings and effects of particular institutions: electoral systems, federalism, legislative-executive relationships, the judiciary and bureaucracy.Finally, Part VII is organized around the burgeoning literature on macropolitical economy of the last two decades.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • About the Contributors (p. ix)
  • Part I Introduction
  • 1 Introduction (p. 3)
  • Part II Theory and Methodology
  • 2 Multicausality, Context-Conditionality, and Endogeneity (p. 27)
  • 3 Historical Enquiry and Comparative Politics (p. 73)
  • 4 The Case Study: What it is and What it Does (p. 90)
  • 5 Field Research (p. 123)
  • 6 Is the Science of Comparative Politics Possible? (p. 147)
  • 7 From Case Studies to Social Science: A Strategy for Political Research (p. 172)
  • 8 Collective Action Theory (p. 186)
  • Part III States and State Formation Political Consent
  • 9 War, Trade, and State Formation (p. 211)
  • 10 Compliance, Consent, and Legitimacy (p. 236)
  • 11 National Identity (p. 256)
  • 12 Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict (p. 274)
  • Part IV Political Regimes and Transitions
  • 13 Mass Beliefs and Democratic Institutions (p. 297)
  • 14 What Causes Democratization? (p. 317)
  • 15 Democracy and Civic Culture (p. 340)
  • 16 Dictatorship: Analytical Approaches (p. 363)
  • Part V Political Instability, Political Conflict
  • 17 Rethinking Revolutions: A Neo-Tocquevillian Perspective (p. 397)
  • 18 Civil Wars (p. 416)
  • 19 Contentious Politics and Social Movements (p. 435)
  • 20 Mechanisms of Globalized Protest Movements (p. 461)
  • Part VI Mass Political Mobilization
  • 21 The Emergence of Parties and Party Systems (p. 499)
  • 22 Party Systems (p. 522)
  • 23 Voters and Parties (p. 555)
  • 24 Parties and Voters In Emerging Democracies (p. 582)
  • 25 Political Clientelism (p. 604)
  • 26 Political Activism: New Challenges, New Opportunities (p. 628)
  • Part VII Processing Political demands
  • 27 Aggregating and Representing Political Preferences (p. 653)
  • 28 Electoral Systems (p. 678)
  • 29 Separation of Powers (p. 703)
  • 30 Comparative Judicial Politics (p. 727)
  • 31 Federalism (p. 752)
  • 32 Coalition Theory and Government Formation (p. 782)
  • Part VIII Governance in Comparative Perspective
  • 33 Comparative Studies of the Economy and the Vote (p. 805)
  • 34 Context-Conditional Political Budget Cycles (p. 845)
  • 35 The Welfare State in Global Perspective (p. 868)
  • 36 The Poor Performance of Poor Democracies (p. 886)
  • 37 Accountability and the Survival of Governments (p. 910)
  • 38 Economic Transformation and Comparative Politics (p. 940)
  • Index (p. 969)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Carles Boix is Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He has written the books Political Parties, Growth and Equality (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Democracy and Redistribution (Cambridge University Press, 2003). Both books won the American Political ScienceAssociation Award for the best book on political economy. Boix has also published articles in leading journals such American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, International Organization,and World Politics. Susan Stokes: PhD, Stanford University, 1988. John S. Saden Professor of Political Science and director of the Yale Program on Democracy. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the AmericanPhilosophical Society, and the Russell Sage Foundation.

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