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Title Comparative politics : rationality, culture, and structure / edited by Mark Irving Lichbach, Alan S. Zuckerman
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009


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Description xvi, 497 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Contents 1. Paradigms and Pragmatism: Comparative Politics During the Past Decade / Mark Irving Lichbach and Alan S. Zuckerman -- 2. Thinking and Working in the Midst of Things: Discovery, Explanation, and Evidence in Comparative Politics / Mark Irving Lichbach -- 3. Advancing Explanation in Comparative Politics: Social Mechanisms, Endogenous Processes, and Empirical Rigor / Alan S. Zuckerman -- 4. Strong Theory, Complex History: Structure and Configuration in Comparative Politics Revisited / Ira Katznelson -- 5. Reconsiderations of Rational Choice in Comparative and Historical Analysis / Margaret Levi -- 6. Culture in Comparative Political Analysis / Marc Howard Ross -- 7. Researching the State / Joel S. Migdal -- 8. An Approach to Comparative Analysis or A Subfield Within a Subfield? Political Economy / Mark Blyth -- 9. The Global Context of Comparative Politics / Etel Solingen -- 10. Comparative Perspectives on Contentious Politics / Doug McAdam, Sidney Tarrow and Charles Tilly -- 11. Citizenship in Democratic Politics: Density Dependence and the Micro-Macro Divide / Robert Huckfeldt -- 12. Nested Citizens: Macropolitics and Microbehavior in Comparative Politics / Christopher J. Anderson -- 13. Back to the Future: Endogenous Institutions and Comparative Politics / Jonathan Rodden -- 14. The Comparative Political Economy of the Welfare State / Isabela Mares -- 15. Making Causal Claims About the Effect of "Ethnicity" / Kanchan Chandra
Summary This collection of essays reassesses rational choice theory, culturalist analysis, and structuralist approaches to comparative politics
Analysis Comparative government
Overseas item
Political science
Notes Based on papers presented at a conference at the Bellagio Conference and Study Center in October 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-479) and indexes
Subject Comparative government -- Research -- Congresses.
Political science -- Research -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Lichbach, Mark Irving, 1951-
Zuckerman, Alan S., 1945-
LC no. 2008016517
ISBN 0521712343 (paperback)
0521885159 (hbk.)
9780521712347 (paperback)
9780521885157 (hbk.)