Political Science

The Science of Politics

Author: Herbert F. Weisberg

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875862748

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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If at one time we thought that the movement to science would yield unification of the discipline, it is now apparent that there are many roads to science. Still it is important for us to consider yet again what the appropriate goals are for our scientific enterprise. What works in theory building; induction and deduction; prediction and control; the search for useful principles to guide us OCo examining these questions, we can build a better science. Political science has come so far as a discipline that different schools and scholars have different interpretations of science in the study of politics, and that diversity is important to maintain. Advances made in the study of political institutions and behavior are described in twelve essays from the 1983 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association . Addressing they do not employ any single approach to the study of the science of politics. Taken as a whole, they illustrate the multiplicity of interpretations that are presently given to the common enterprise."
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Political Science Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

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The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

Author: Robert E. Goodin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191619795

Category: Political Science

Page: 1312

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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 for years to come.
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Elements of Political Science

Author: John Craig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

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Political Science: Comparative politics, policy, and international relations

Author: William J. Crotty,William Crotty

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810109506

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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In this volume, the study of legislatures has traditionally been a central preoccupation of political scientists. Legislatures provide good laboratories for testing theories and methodologies of significance in the discipline and, more broadly, for contributing to an understanding of how representative government works.
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Political Science Research in Practice

Author: Akan Malici,Elizabeth Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415887720

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Nothing rings truer to those teaching political science research methods: students hate taking this course. Tackle the challenge and turn the standard research methods teaching model on its head with Political Science Research in Practice. Akan Malici and Elizabeth Smith engage students first with pressing political questions and then demonstrate how a researcher has gone about answering them, walking through real political science research that contributors have conducted. Through the exemplary use of survey research, experiments, field research, case studies, content analysis, interviews, document analysis, statistical research, and formal modeling, each chapter introduces students to a method of empirical inquiry through a specific topic that will spark their interest and curiosity. Each chapter shows the process of developing a research question, how and why a particular method was used, and the rewards and challenges discovered along the way. Students can better appreciate why we need a science of politics—why methods matter—with these first-hand, issue-based discussions. The following features make this an ideal teaching tool: An introductory chapter that succinctly introduces key terms in research methodology Key terms bolded throughout and defined in a glossary Broad coverage of the most important methods used in political science research and the major subfields of the discipline A companion website designed to foster online active learning An instructor's manual and testbank to help incorporate this innovative text into your syllabus and assessment.
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Political Science: The theory and practice of political science

Author: William J. Crotty

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810109230

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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Editor Crotty (political science, Northwestern U.) has selected a range of thinkers from among the rising stars (or at least rising teachers) who can be expected to shape the future of the discipline. Volume 1 addresses The theory and practice of political science, vol.2 Comparative politics, policy, and international relations, vol.3 Political behavior, and vol.4 American institutions. Vols. 1and3 are available individually for $15.95 apiece, vols.2and4 for $18.95 apiece. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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American Political Scientists

A Dictionary

Author: Glenn H. Utter,Charles Lockhart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031331957X

Category: Political Science

Page: 516

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Profiles nearly two hundred important contributors to the field of American political science, offering brief biographies and commentary on their works and theoretical arguments.
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Biology and Political Science

Author: Robert Blank,Samuel M. Hines Jnr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203201329

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This book demonstrates the increasing interest of some social scientists in the theories, research and findings of life sciences in building a more interdisciplinary approach to the study of politics. It discusses the development of biopolitics as an academic perspective within political science, reviews the growing literature in the field and presents a coherent view of biopolitics as a framework for structuring inquiry across the current subfields of political science.
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Political Science in History

Research Programs and Political Traditions

Author: James Farr,John S. Dryzek,Stephen T. Leonard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521479554

Category: History

Page: 365

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In the social disciplines there is a growing movement to use disciplinary history as a means of accounting for the present status and possible futures of various modes of social and political inquiry. In this collection of essays, a number of political scientists take up the challenge of disciplinary history by exploring a range of themes and movements that have shaped academic political science today. These essays should be of interest to any student of the social disciplines who is interested in understanding both the development of modern political science and its current concerns.
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American Institutions

Author: William Crotty

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810109544

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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The Elements of Political Science ...

Author: Patrick Edward Dove

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: 470

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Political Science Fiction

Author: Donald M. Hassler,Clyde Wilcox

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570031137

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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This text examines the close relationship between politics and science fiction and shows how much of the former is grounded in the latter. It is both an exploration of futuristic literature and a spectrum of ideas, from libertarianism to feminism.
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Political Science and Chinese Political Studies

The State of the Field

Author: Sujian Guo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642295908

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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We have witnessed the substantial transformation of China studies, particularly Chinese political studies, in the past 30 years due to changes in China and its rising status in the world as well as changes in our ways of conducting research. As area studies specialists, we are no longer “isolated” from the larger disciplines of Political Science and International Relations (IR) but an integral part of them. This book contains theoretically innovative contributions by distinguished political scientists from inside and outside China, who together offer up-to-date overviews of the state of the field of Chinese political studies, combines empirical and normative researches as well as theoretical exploration and case studies, explore the relationship between Western political science scholarship and contemporary Chinese political studies, examine the logic and methods of political science and their scholarly application and most recent developments in the study of Chinese politics, and discuss the hotly-contested and debated issues in Chinese political studies, such as universality and particularity, regularity and diversity, scientification and indigenization, main problems, challenges, opportunities and directions for the disciplinary and intellectual development of Chinese political studies in the context of rising China.
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Anthropology and Political Science

A Convergent Approach

Author: Myron J. Aronoff,Jan Kubik

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 085745725X

Category: Political Science

Page: 341

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What can anthropology and political science learn from each other? The authors argue that collaboration, particularly in the area of concepts and methodologies, is tremendously beneficial for both disciplines, though they also deal with some troubling aspects of the relationship. Focusing on the influence of anthropology on political science, the book examines the basic assumptions the practitioners of each discipline make about the nature of social and political reality, compares some of the key concepts each field employs, and provides an extensive review of the basic methods of research that "bridge" both disciplines: ethnography and case study. Through ethnography (participant observation), reliance on extended case studies, and the use of "anthropological" concepts and sensibilities, a greater understanding of some of the most challenging issues of the day can be gained. For example, political anthropology challenges the illusion of the "autonomy of the political" assumed by political science to characterize so-called modern societies. Several chapters include a cross-disciplinary analysis of key concepts and issues: political culture, political ritual, the politics of collective identity, democratization in divided societies, conflict resolution, civil society, and the politics of post-Communist transformations.
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International Bibliography of Political Science

Author: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415240109

Category: Political Science

Page: 644

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IBSS is the essential tool for librarians, university departments, research institutions and any public or private institution whose work requires access to up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge on the social sciences.
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Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science

Author: Stephen Van Evera

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454441

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Stephen Van Evera greeted new graduate students at MIT with a commonsense introduction to qualitative methods in the social sciences. His helpful hints, always warmly received, grew from a handful of memos to an underground classic primer. That primer evolved into a book of how-to information about graduate study, which is essential reading for graduate students and undergraduates in political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history—and for their advisers. •How should we frame, assess, and apply theories in the social sciences? "I am unpersuaded by the view that the prime rules of scientific method should differ between hard science and social science. Science is science." •A section on case studies shows novices the ropes. •Van Evera contends the realm of dissertations is often defined too narrowly “Making and testing theories are not the only games in town. . . . If everyone makes and tests theories but no one ever uses them, then what are they for?" •In "Helpful Hints on Writing a Political Science Ph.D. Dissertation," Van Evera focuses on presentation, and on broader issues of academic strategy and tactics. •Van Evera asks how political scientists should work together as a community. “All institutions and professions that face weak accountability need inner ethical rudders that define their obligations in order to stay on course."
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International Encyclopedia of Political Science

Author: Bertrand Badie,Dirk Berg-Schlosser,Leonardo Morlino

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412959632

Category: Political Science

Page: 2767

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With entries from leading international scholars from around the world, the International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing its theoretical foundations and including empirical findings from across the globe. The eight volumes examine all the main subdisciplines of political science and include coverage of comparative politics, epistemology, political economy, political sociology, and international relations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, and a list of entries by subject area appears in the front of each volume for ease of use. The Encyclopedia contains a detailed index as well as extensive bibliographical references. Approximately 80 entries on the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods in political science are provided. The process of democratization will remain a vital topic during the 21st century, and the encyclopedia contains extensive coverage of the evolution of democracy as well as other political systems. Readers will find theoretical and empirical background on other important issues such as global security, the relationship between religion and the state, and political issues related to gender and race/ethnicity. The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides an essential, authoritative guide to the state of political science at the start of the 21st century and for decades to come, making it an invaluable resource for a global readership, including researchers, students, citizens, and policy makers.
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Principles And Theory In Political Science Vol# 1

Author: Urmila Sharma,S.K. Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171569397

Category:

Page: 306

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This Book Deals With The Principles And The Theory Of Political Science. Besides The Introductory Portion Including Definition, Scope, Value, Nature And Methods Of Political Science, This Book Includes The Discussion On All Those Topics Which Find A Place In The Syllabi Of Political Theory Or Principles Of Political Science In Any Indian University. These Include : Political Power, Behavioural And Post-Behavioural Revolutions, The State, The Rise And Growth Of Nation States, The Political System, Sovereignty, Monist And Pluralist View Of Sovereignty, The Theory Of Rights, Concepts Of Liberty, Concept Of Equality, Law And International Law, Concept Of Property, Concept Of Justice, Political Obligation, Political Revolution, Punishment Etc.As Political Sociology Is Today An Integral Part Of Political Science, This Book Deals With The Main Concepts Of Political Sociology Including Political Development, Political Culture, Political Socialisation, Political Participation, Political Recruitment, Political Elites, Political Alienation, Political Communication, Political Legitimacy And Effectiveness And Bureaucracy.Principles Of Political Science Deal With The Theories Of State And Government. Thus, This Book Discusses Forms Of Government, Democracy, Socialism, Marxism, Syndicalism, Guild Socialism, Evolutionary Socialism, Fabianism, Anarchism, Fascism, Liberalism, Individualism And Sarvodaya. A Bibliography Has Been Given At The End For Those Who Desire To Go To Originals And Have A Wide Study Of The Subjects.
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