The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis, Volum 5

Robert Edward Goodin, Robert E. Goodin, Charles Tilly, Joseph L Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science Charles Tilly, PhD
Oxford University Press, 2006 - 869 pàgines
The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science is a ten-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This volume, The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis, sets out to synthesize and critique for the first time those approaches to political science that offer a more fine-grained qualitative analysis of the political world. The work in the volume has a common aim in being sensitive to the thoughts of contextual nuances that disappear from large-scale quantitative modelling or explanations based on abstract, general, or universal laws of human behavior. It shows that "context matters" in a great many ways: philosophical context matters; psychological context matters; cultural and historical contexts matter; place, population, and technology all matter. By showcasing scholars who specialize in the analysis of all these contexts side-by-side, the Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis shows how political scientists can take those crucial contextual factors systematically into account.

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This book contains 42 essays, most of which relate in one way or another to political analysis. The table of contents should give you a clear idea of what's included. The weak part of this collection ... Llegeix la ressenya completa


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Sobre l'autor (2006)

Robert E. Goodin is at Professor of Philosophy and Social and Political Theory at the Australian National University. Charles Tilly is at Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University.

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