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The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics

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June 2009 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"Editors Landman and Robinson have compiled an excellent tour d'horizon of comparative politics. Distinguished contributors explore theoretical and methodological issues as well as examine the critical substantive domains that animate today's comparativists. Graduate students and academics will want to keep this volume on their book shelf."
—Professor Mark Irving Lichbach, University of Maryland

This Handbook presents in one volume an authoritative overview of the theoretical, methodological, and substantive elements of comparative political science. The 28 specially commissioned chapters, written by renowned comparative scholars, guide the reader through the central issues and debates, presenting a state-of-the-art guide to the past, present, and possible futures of the field.The Handbook is divided into four separate parts on comparative methods (Part I), sub-fields within comparative politics (Part II), mainstream issues in comparative politics (Part III), and emerging problems and new issues in comparative politics (Part IV).

The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics is an essential resource for researchers in political science, political sociology, political economy, international relations, area studies and all other fields with a comparative political dimension.

Todd Landman and Neil Robinson
Introduction
 
PART ONE: METHODS AND FIELDS OF COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Charles C Ragin and Claude Rubinson
The Distinctiveness of Comparative Research
Paul Pennings, Hans Keman and Jan Kleinnijenhuis
Global Comparative Methods
Darren Hawkins
Case Studies
James A Caporaso
Is there a Quantitative-Qualitative Divide in Comparative Politics? The Case of Process Tracing
Jan W van Deth
Establishing Equivalence
Willfried Spohn
Comparative Political Sociology
Vivien A Schmidt
Comparative Institutional Analysis
Thomas Pl mper
Comparative Political Economy
Stephen E Hanson
The Contribution of Area Studies
John M Hobson
Comparative Politics and International Relations
 
PART TWO: CLASSIC ISSUES IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Herbert Kitschelt
Postindustrial Democracies: Political economy and democratic partisan competition
Wolfgang C M ller
Government Formation
Josep M Colomer
Institutional Design
Shaun Bowler
Comparative Political Behaviour: What is being compared?
Barbara Geddes
Changes in the Causes of Democratization through Time
Christian Welzel
Political Culture
Jack A Goldstone
Revolution
Vincent Boudreau and David S Meyer
Social Movements
Paul Heywood
Corruption
 
PART THREE: NEW AND EMERGING ISSUES IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Andreas Schedler
Electoral Authoritarianism
Sarah Birch
Electoral Corruption
David McKay
Comparative Federalism
Todd Landman
Human Rights
Philip Keefer
Governance
Jennifer S Holmes
Terrorism
Fredrik Söderbaum
Comparative Regional Integration and Regionalism
Paola Cesarini
Transitional Justice
Pippa Norris
The globalization of comparative public opinion research

'Editors Landman and Robinson have compiled an excellent tour d'horizon of comparative politics. Distinguished contributors explore theoretical and methodological issues as well as examine the critical substantive domains that animate today's comparativists. Graduate students and academics will want to keep this volume on their book shelf' - Professor Mark Irving Lichbach, University of Maryland

'The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics is a major new resource for scholars of comparative politics, and of political science more generally. The Handbook covers the field with admirable thoroughness, but does not sacrifice depth for breadth. The chapters are written by notable scholars who provide rich discussions of their topics, and help to move the sub-discipline forward' - B. Guy Peters, Professor, University of Pittsburgh

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