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  • Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab

  • Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab
    Increasingly, political scientists are describing their empirical research or the reasoning behind their choices in empirical research using the terms experiment or experimental. One of the primary reasons for doing so is the advantage of experiments in e
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  • Political Interventions: Social Science and Political Action

  • Political Interventions: Social Science and Political Action
    Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential critical social theorists of the second half of the twentieth century, once described sociology as â a combat sport.â This comprehensive collection of his writings on politics and social science, from early 1960s articles on the Algerian War of Independence to the last text he published before his death, proves that this vision was enduring throughout his lifeâ as well as a serious scholar Bourdieu was always an outspoken public intellectual. Political Interventions includes many texts hitherto unavailable in English and, placing them in their historical context, reconstructs Bourdieuâ s vision of academic study and political activism as two sides of the same process: the decoding and critique of social reality in order to transform it.
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  • The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

  • The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies
    This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability
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  • The Great Political Theories: A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the French Revolution to Modern Times

  • The Great Political Theories: A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the French Revolution to Modern Times
    This carefully selected compilation of the significant writings of the great political philosophers, scientists, and thinkers has long been an invaluable guide to the general reader as well as to the serious student of history, political science, and government. Such essential forces as Revolution, Idealism, and Nationalism are examined in detail and expounded by their leading exponents. Professor Curtis has written running commentary that places the extracts and their authors in the sequence of modern history.
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  • A Model Discipline: Political Science and the Logic of Representations

  • A Model Discipline: Political Science and the Logic of Representations
    In A Model Discipline, Kevin A. Clarke and David M. Primo turn a critical eye to the methodological approach that dominates modern political science. Clarke and Primo contend that the field's emphasis on model testing has led to a distortion of both the m
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  • Liberalism and the Emergence of American Political Science: A Transatlantic Tale

  • Liberalism and the Emergence of American Political Science: A Transatlantic Tale
    Winner of the 2015 Award for Concept Analysis in Political Science American political science has been widely but loosely identified as a liberal science. Robert Adcock clarifies the place of American political science within the liberal tradition by situating its origins in relation to the transatlantic history of liberalism. The pioneers of American political science participated in transatlantic networks of intellectual and political elites that connected them directly to the evolution of liberalism in Europe. This book shows how these figures adapted multiple European liberal arguments to speak to particular challenges of mass democratic politics and large-scale industry as they developed in America. Political science's pioneers in the American academy were thus active agents of the Americanization of liberalism. In charting the emergence of American political science, Adcock shows how a distinct current of mid-nineteenth-century European liberalism was transformed into two alternative twentieth-century American liberalisms. When political science first secured a niche in America's antebellum academy, it advanced a democratized classical liberal vision that overlapped with the contemporary European liberalism of Tocqueville and John Stuart Mill. As political science expanded during the dramatic growth of universities in the Gilded Age, controversy and cleavage within liberalism came to the fore in the area of political economy. During the late-nineteenth century, this cle
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  • The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis

  • The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis
    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 comm
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  • The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

  • The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
    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 ins
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  • Political Economy: A Comparative Approach

  • Political Economy: A Comparative Approach
    In this revised edition of the widely used and comprehensive overview of political/economic thought, political theory, sociology, and philosophy are integrated with economic analysis. Clark offers an introduction to the method and history of political economy, along with comparative studies of classical liberalism, radicalism, conservatism, and modern liberalism. Various issues such as the role of government, inflation and unemployment, poverty and inequality, and education, culture, and gender, are given a comparative analysis from the perspectives of the four major economic ideologies, and contemporary debates are traced back to their origins in the European industrialization process. Political economy offers a more comprehensive view of social interactions and the human condition than is available through the separate and specialized social sciences. In this revised edition of the widely used and comprehensive overview of political/economic thought, political theory, sociology, and philosophy are integrated with economic analysis. Clark offers an introduction to the method and history of political economy, along with comparative studies of classical liberalism, radicalism, conservatism, and modern liberalism. Various issues such as the role of government, inflation and unemployment, poverty and inequality, and education, culture, and gender, are given a comparative analysis from the perspectives of the four major economic ideologies, and contemporary debates are traced bac
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  • Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science

  • Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science
    Stephen Van Evera greeted new graduate students at MIT with a commonsense introduction to qualitative methods in the social sciences. His helpful hints, always warmly received, grew from a handful of memos to an underground classic primer. That primer evolved into a book of how-to information about graduate study, which is essential reading for graduate students and undergraduates in political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history - and for their advisers-How should we frame, assess, and apply theories in the social sciences? "I am unpersuaded by the view that the prime rules of scientific method should differ between hard science and social science. Science is science."-A section on case studies shows novices the ropes-Van Evera contends the realm of dissertations is often defined too narrowly Making and testing theories are not the only games in town. . If everyone makes and tests theories but no one ever uses them, then what are they for?"-In "Helpful Hints on Writing a Political Science Ph.D. Dissertation," Van Evera focuses on presentation, and on broader issues of academic strategy and tactics-Van Evera asks how political scientists should work together as a community. All institutions and professions that face weak accountability need inner ethical rudders that define their obligations in order to stay on course."
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  • The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

  • The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions
    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 political institutions, 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 contributors drawn from leading universities across the world.
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  • The Political Mind

  • A forefront linguist and cognitive scientist offers insight into the latest discoveries about the scientific origins of human reason, revealing its fu
    A forefront linguist and cognitive scientist offers insight into the latest discoveries about the scientific origins of human reason, revealing its functioning as a physical, emotional, and largely unconscious process that may be effectively evaluated on philosophical and political levels. Reprint. *Author: Lakoff, George *Subtitle: A Cognitive Scientists Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics *Publication Date: 2009/06/02 *Number of Pages: 292 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50
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  • Land Change Science, Political Ecology, and Sustainability: Synergies and Divergences

  • "Description Recent claims regarding convergence and divergence between land change science and political ecology as approaches to the study of human-
    Recent claims regarding convergence and divergence between land change science and political ecology as approaches to the study of human-environment relationships and sustainability science are examined and analyzed in this innovative volume. Comprised of 11 commissioned chapters as well as introductory and concluding/synthesis chapters, it advances the two fields by proposing new conceptual and methodological approaches toward integrating land change science and political ecology. The book also identifies areas of fundamental difference and disagreement between fields. These theoretical contributions will help a generation of young researchers refine their research approaches and will advance a debate among established scholars in geography, land-use studies, and sustainability science that has been developing since the early 2000s. At an empirical level, case studies focusing on sustainable development are included from Africa, Central and South America, and Southeast Asia. The specific topics addressed include tropical deforestation, swidden agriculture, mangrove forests, gender, and household issues.
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  • Celebrity Politics: Image and Identity in Contemporary Political Communications

  • Celebrity Politics: Image and Identity in Contemporary Political Communications
    In this new book, Mark Wheeler offers the first in-depth analysis of the history, nature and global reach of celebrity politics today. Celebrity politicians and politicized celebrities have had a profound impact upon the practice of politics and the way in which it is now communicated. New forms of political participation have emerged as a result and the political classes have increasingly absorbed the values of celebrity into their own PR strategies. Celebrity activists, endorsers, humanitarians and diplomats also play a part in reconfiguring politics for a more fragmented and image-conscious public arena. In academic circles, celebrity may be viewed as a 'manufactured product'; one fabricated by media exposure so that celebrity activists are no more than 'bards of the powerful.' Mark Wheeler, however, provides a more nuanced critique contending that both celebrity politicians and politicized stars should be defined by their 'affective capacity' to operate within the public sphere. This timely book will be a valuable resource for students of media and communication studies and political science as well as general readers keen to understand the nature and reach of contemporary celebrity culture.
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  • A New Handbook of Political Science

  • A New Handbook of Political Science
    With contributions by 42 of the best political scientists worldwide, A New Handbook of Political Science analyzes the progress made in political science over the past twenty years in the context of historical trends in the field. International in its scope and systematic in its coverage, this comprehensive volume will be an essential reference book for political scientists and those who track their work. It is the ideal companion for all who intend to follow political science into the next century.
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  • Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science

  • Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science
    Laboratory experiments, survey experiments, and field experiments occupy a central and growing place in the discipline of political science. The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science is the first text to provide a comprehensive overview of how experimental research is transforming the field. Some chapters explain and define core concepts in experimental design and analysis. Other chapters provide an intellectual history of the experimental movement. Throughout the book, leading scholars review groundbreaking research and explain, in personal terms, the growing influence of experimental political science. The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science provides a collection of insights that can be found nowhere else. Its topics are of interest not just to researchers who are conducting experiments today, but also to researchers who think that experiments can help them make new and important discoveries in political science and beyond.
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