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Title Comparative politics : rationality, culture, and structure / edited by Mark Irving Lichbach, Alan S. Zuckerman.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition 2nd ed.

Series Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Subject Political science -- Research -- Congresses.
Comparative government -- Research -- Congresses.
Alt Name Lichbach, Mark Irving, 1951-
Zuckerman, Alan S., 1945-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 497 pages) : illustrations
Edition 2nd ed.
Note Based on papers presented at a conference at the Bellagio Conference and Study Center in October 2006.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1. Paradigms and pragmatism: comparative politics during the past decade Mark I. Lichbach and Alan S. Zuckerman; 2. Thinking and working: discovery, explanation, and evidence in comparative politics Mark Irving Lichbach; 3. Advancing explanation in comparative politics: social mechanisms, endogenous processes, and empirical rigor Alan S. Zuckerman; 4. Strong theory, complex history: structure and configuration in comparative politics revisited Ira Katznelson; 5. Reconsiderations of rational choice in comparative and historical analysis Margaret Levi; 6. Culture in comparative political analysis Marc Ross; 7. Researching the state Joel S. Migdal; 8. An approach to comparative analysis, or a sub-field within a sub-field? Political economy Mark Blyth; 9. The global context of comparative politics Etel Solingen; 10. Comparative perspectives on contentious politics Doug McAdam, Sidney Tarrow and Charles Tilly; 11. Citizenship in democratic politics: density dependence and the micro-macro divide Robert Huckfeldt; 12. Macropolitics and microbehavior in comparative politics Christopher J. Anderson; 13. Back to the future: endogenous institutions and comparative politics Jonathan Rodden; 14. The comparative political economy of the welfare state Isabela Mares; 15. Making causal claims about the effect of 'ethnicity' Kanchan Chandra.
Summary This collection of essays reassesses rational choice theory, culturalist analysis, and structuralist approaches to comparative politics.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139129671 (electronic bk.)
1139129678 (electronic bk.)
051147783X (electronic bk.)
9780511477836 (electronic bk.)
9780511804007 (electronic bk.)
0511804008 (electronic bk.)
9780521586689 (pbk.)
0521586682 (pbk.)
OCLC # 774691645
Additional Format Print version: Comparative politics. 2nd ed. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009 9780521885157 (DLC) 2008016517 (OCoLC)224445544

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