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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science

The SAGE Handbook of Political Science

Three Volume Set
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February 2020 | 1 776 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Political Science presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the discipline. Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, the handbook aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments. It does so from a truly global and cross-area perspective

Chapters cover a broad range of aspects, from providing a general introduction to exploring important subfields within the discipline. Each chapter is designed to provide a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the topic by incorporating cross-cutting global, interdisciplinary, and, where this applies, gender perspectives. The Handbook is arranged over seven core thematic sections:

Part 1: Political Theory

Part 2: Methods

Part 3: Political Sociology

Part 4: Comparative Politics

Part 5: Public Policies and Administration

Part 6: International Relations

Part 7: Major Challenges for Politics and Political Science in the 21st Century

Volume 01

Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Bertrand Badie, & Leonardo Morlino
Introduction: Global Political Science
Part 01: Political Theory
Siddhart Mallavarapu
Chapter 1: Comparative Political Theory
Jun Ayukawa
Chapter 2: Constructivism
Gianfranco Poggi
Chapter 3: Durkheimian Tradition in Political Science
James Hollifield & Hiroki Takeuchi
Chapter 4: Economic Analysis in Political Science
Timofey Agarin
Chapter 5: Functionalism and its Legacy
Marian Sawer
Chapter 6: Feminist Political Science
Dingping Guo
Chapter 7: Marx and Marxism in Politics
B. Guy Peters & Jon Pierre
Chapter 8: New Institutionalism
Furio Cerutti
Chapter 9: Normative Political Theory
Yves Schemeil
Chapter 10: Political Anthropology and its Legacy
Jack Paine & Scott Tyson
Chapter 11: Uses and Abuses of Formal Models in Political Science
Richard Beardsworth
Chapter 12: Post-modernism Past, Present and Future
Henrik Bang
Chapter 13: David Easton's Political Systems Analysis
Hinnerk Bruhns & Andreas Anter
Chapter 14: Max Weber and the Weberian Tradition in Political Science
Part 02: Methods
Rudra Sil
Chapter 15: The Survival and Adaptation of Area Studies
Uwe Wagschal & Felix Ettensperger
Chapter 16: Big Data in Social Sciences
Derek Beach
Chapter 17: Case Studies and Process Tracing
Michael Baumgartner
Chapter 18: Causation
Zachary Elkins
Chapter 19: Concept Regulation in Political Science
Claudius Wagemann
Chapter 20: Configurative Methods
Hans Keman
Chapter 21: Designing a Research Project
Anna Bassi
Chapter 22: Experiments
Einar Berntzen
Chapter 23: Historical and Longitudinal Analyses
Terrell Carver
Chapter 24: Interpretative Methods
Nathaniel Beck
Chapter 25: Methodology - Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Manfred Max Bergman
Chapter 26: Mixed Method and Multimethod Research and Design
Jonathon Moses
Chapter 27: Ontologies, Epistemologies and the Methodological Awakening
Bruno Cautrès
Chapter 28: Survey Research
Volume 02

Part 03: Political Sociology
Herbert Kitschelt
Chapter 29: Clientelism
Ursula Hoffmann-Lange
Chapter 30: Elites
Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski
Chapter 31: Identities
Liborio Mattina
Chapter 32: Interest Group Systems in the Age of Globalization
Daniel-Louis Seiler
Chapter 33: Parties
Roland Czada
Chapter 34: Pluralism
Oscar Gabriel
Chapter 35: Political Behavior
Gianpietro Mazzoleni & Cristopher Cepernich
Chapter 36: Political Communication
Dirk Berg-Schlosser
Chapter 37: Political Cultures
Maria Marczewska-Rytko
Chapter 38: Political Socialization
Donatella della Porta
Chapter 39: Social Movements
Manuel Antonio Garreton & Nicolás Alberto Selamé Zarzar
Chapter 40: Social Structure
Part 04: Comparative Politics
Yannis Papadopoulos
Chapter 41: Political Accountability
Oliver Schlumberger & Tasha Schedler
Chapter 42: Authoritarianisms and Authoritarianization
Bernard Grofman
Chapter 43: Democracies
Bernard Grofman
Chapter 44: Electoral Systems
Ferdinand Mueller-Rommel & Michelangelo Vercesi
Chapter 45: Executive Power
Surinder Shukla
Chapter 46: Federalisms
Jean-François Gagné & Anne-Laure Mahé
Chapter 47: Hybrid Regimes
Daniela Piana
Chapter 48: Judicial Power
Werner Patzelt
Chapter 49: Legislative Power
Hans-Joachim Lauth
Chapter 50: Legitimacy and Legitimation
Jennifer Cyr & Alexis Work
Chapter 51: Political Competition
Laurence Whitehead
Chapter 52: Regime Change
Jeffrey Haynes
Chapter 53: Religion and Politics
Jeeyang Rhee Baum
Chapter 54: Responsiveness
Edeltraud Roller
Chapter 55: Political Performance and State Capacity
I. William Zartman
Chapter 56: State Formation and Failure
Volume 03

Part 05: Public Policies and Administration
B. Guy Peters
Chapter 57: Bureaucracy and Bureaucratic Effectiveness
Bo Rothstein
Chapter 58: Corruption
Carlos R.S. Milani
Chapter 59: Governance
Harald Saetren
Chapter 60: Implementation
Leonardo Avritzer
Chapter 61: Informal Governance and Participatory Institutions
Helmut Wollmann
Chapter 62: Local Politics
Eva Heidbreder & Daniel Schade
Chapter 63: Policies Beyond the State
Giliberto Capano
Chapter 64: Politics and Policy
Evert Vedung
Chapter 65: Policy Evaluation
Michael Howlett
Chapter 66: Policy Instruments
Claire A. Dunlop & Claudio M. Radaelli
Chapter 67: Policy Learning
Rajesh Chakrabarti & Kaushiki Sanyal
Chapter 68: Policy Making: Models
David Levi-Faur & Yael Kariv-Teitelbaum
Chapter 69: Regulation
Maurizio Ferrera
Chapter 70: Welfare State
Part 06: International Relations
Geoffrey Wiseman
Chapter 71: Diplomacy
Jonathan Paquin
Chapter 72: Foreign Policy Analysis
Helen Milner
Chapter 73: Globalization
Stéphane Paquin
Chapter 74: International Political Economy
Richard Ned Lebow
Chapter 75: International Political Theory
Gunther Hellmann
Chapter 76: International Relations Theory
David M. Malone & Rohinton P. Medhora
Chapter 77: Multilateralism
Herfried Muenkler
Chapter 78: The New Wars
Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
Chapter 79: In Search of the Non-Western State: Historicising and De-Westphalianising Statehood
Louise Fawcett
Chapter 80: Regionalism
Klaus Schlichte & Elizaveta Gaufman
Chapter 81: State, Power and Security
Jeffrey D. Maslanik
Chapter 82: Transnational Relations as a Field
Charles-Philippe David & Alexis Rapin
Chapter 83: War and Peace
Part 07: Major Challenges for Politics and Political Science in the 21st Century
Bertrand Badie
Chapter 84: Changes of International Power Relations
Tancrède Voituriez
Chapter 85: Environmental Changes
Salvador Santino Fulo Regilme Jr.
Chapter 86: Human Rights and Humanitarian Interventions on the International Arena
Christoph Rass
Chapter 87: International Migration
Karim Emile Bitar & Charles Thibout
Chapter 88: International Violence
Schirin Amir-Moazemi
Chapter 89: Minorities: Empirical and Political-Theoretical Reflections on a Cunning Concept
Hanspeter Kriesi
Chapter 90: Populism
Scott Mainwaring & Fernando Bizzarro
Chapter 91: Outcomes after Transitions in Third Wave Democracies
Atta EL-Battahani
Chapter 92: New Wars in the Global South

This handbook breaks new grounds in political science by providing distinct but connected global voices in cutting edge political science research. It will be an indispensable resource for the study of politics well into mid-century but especially in an era of unprecedented transformations and disruptions.

Dalchoong Kim
Professor Emeritus, Yonsei University

This Handbook demonstrates – most remarkably in the authors’ introduction – that political science in the 21st century cannot be understood without appreciating its comprehensive  global reach against the backdrop of diverse epistemological traditions, of cultural backgrounds, and of a cross-area perspective. While this is made evident in the coverage of the discipline’s sub-fields and in the selection of contributors, the last section on contemporary challenges – international power relations, environmental changes, migrations, populism - highlights the core research topics and possible institutional innovations that concern us all.

Lourdes Sola
Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo

This new Handbook of Political Science deserves my full praise thanks to the extraordinary skills of its editors: Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino and Bertrand Badie. The range of contributors, including excellent colleagues from Latin American, Asian, Australasian and African universities, reflects the truly global character of contemporary political science. Moreover, this is not the only turning point of this Handbook. A second distinguishing feature relates to a particularly striking erosion of the thus far dominant political science terminology.  The scope of the topics covered, the concepts and the terminology similarly show this innovative and pluralist perspective. This includes some of the major challenges of political science in the 21st Century and, indeed, of humankind. 

Guy Hermet
Research Director Emeritus, Sciences Po Paris

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