OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

ISBN : 9780199604456

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Author: 
Robert E. Goodin
Pages
1312 Pages
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Paperback
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171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jul 2011
Series
Oxford Handbooks of Political Science
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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 institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decade before, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work

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About the Contributors
Preface
PART 1 INTRODUCTION
1. The State of the Discipline, the Discipline of the State
PART II POLITICAL THEORY
2. Overview of Political Theory
3. Normative Methodology
4. Theory in History: Problems with Context and Narrative
5. Justice After Rawls
6. Modernity and its Critics
PART III POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
7. Old Institutionalisms: An Overview
8. Elaborating the "New Institutionalism"
9. Comparative Constitutions
10. Political Parties In and Out of Legislatures
11. The Regulatory State?
PART IV LAW & POLITICS
12. Overview of Law and Politics: The Study of Law and Politics
13. The Judicialization of Politics
14. Judicial Behavior
15. Law and Society
16. Feminist Theory and the Law
PART V POLITICAL BEHAVIOR
17. Overview of Political Behavior: Political Behavior and Citizen Politics
18. Political Psychology and Choice
19. Votes and Parties
20. Comparative Legislative Behavior
21. Political Intolerance in the Context of Democratic Theory
PART VI CONTEXTUAL POLITICAL ANALYSIS
22. Overview of Contextual Political Analysis: It Depends
23. Political Ontology
24. The Logic of Appropriateness
25. Why and How Place Matters
26. Why and How History Matters
PART VII COMPARATIVE POLITICS
27. Overview of Comparative Politics
28. War, Trade and State Formation
29. What Causes Democratization?
30. Party Systems
31. Political Clientelism
PART VIII INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
32. Overview of International Relations: Between Utopia and Reality
33. The New Liberalism
34. The English School
35. From International Relations to Global Society
36. Big Questions in the Study of World Politics ROBERT O. KEOHANE
37. Six Wishes for a More Relevant Discipline of International Relations
PART IX POLITICAL ECONOMY
38. Overview of Political Economy: The Reach of Political Economy
39. Economic Methods in Positive Political Theory
40. Capitalism and Democracy
41. Politics, Delegation and Bureaucracy
42. The Evolutionary Basis of Collective Action
PART X PUBLIC POLICY
43. Overview of Public Policy: The Public and Its Policies
44. Social and Cultural Factors: Constraining and Enabling
45. Policy Dynamics
46. Reframing Problematic Policies
47. Reflections on Policy Analysis: Putting it Together Again
PART XI POLITICAL METHODOLOGY
48. Overview of Political Methodology: Post-behavioral Movements and Trends
49. Causation and Explanation in Social Science
50. Field Experiments and Natural Experiments
51. The Case Study: What It Is and What It Does
52. Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
APPENDIX: Tables of Contents of the Other Ten Oxford Handbooks of Political Science
Index

About the author: 

Robert Goodin is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, founding editor of The Journal of Political Philosophy and general editor of the ten-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of Political Science. He is Distinguished Professor of Social and Political Theory and Philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University, having previously taught in the Government Department at the University of Essex. His work straddles democratic theory (e.g. Reflective Democracy, OUP 2003), empirical welfare-state studies (e.g., The Real Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, CUP 1999; Discretionary Time, CUP 2008) and theoretical reflections on public policy (e.g., Social Welfare as an Individual Responsibility, CUP 1998; What's Wrong with Terrorism? Polity 2006).

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