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The systematically revised third edition of the leading text on approaches and methods in political science features a considerable internatizationization in both the team of contributors and the range of coverage and examples. About half the chapters are entirely new and the rest are substantially revised and updated.
DAVID MARSH is Director of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. GERRY STOKER is Professor of Politics at the University of Southampton.
Table of Contents
PART I: APPROACHES Introduction--G.Stoker and D.Marsh Behavouralism; D.Sanders Rational Choice--A.Hindmoor Institutionalism; V.Lowndes Constructivism and Interpretive Theory--C.Parsons Psychological and Cognitive Approaches--Paul 't Hart Feminism--V.Randall Marxism--D.Macguire Normative Theory; S.Buckler PART II: METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH DESIGN Introduction--G.Stoker and D.Marsh Ontology and Epistemology in Political Science--D.Marsh and P.Furlong Meta-theoretical Issues in Political Analysis; D. Marsh Comparative Methods; J.Hopkin Experiments and Quasi-experiments; G.Stoker and H.Margetts Qualitative Methods; A.Vromen Quantitative Methods; P.John The Challenge of Research Design--B.Hancke The Relevance of Political Science--G.Peters, J.Pierre and G.Stoker Conclusion