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Theory and Methods in Political Science Third Edition

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780230576278

ISBN10:
0230576273
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/15/2010
Publisher(s):
Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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


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