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Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics

ISBN-10: 0801884640
ISBN-13: 9780801884641
Edition: 2007
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Description: In the first collection of interviews with the most prominent scholars in comparative politics since World War II, Gerardo L. Munck and Richard Snyder trace key developments in the field during the twentieth century. Organized around a broad set  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 5/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 792
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

In the first collection of interviews with the most prominent scholars in comparative politics since World War II, Gerardo L. Munck and Richard Snyder trace key developments in the field during the twentieth century. Organized around a broad set of themes -- intellectual formation and training; major works and ideas; the craft and tools of research; colleagues, collaborators, and students; and the past and future of comparative politics -- these in-depth interviews offer unique and candid reflections that bring the research process to life and shed light on the human dimension of scholarship. Giving voice to scholars who practice their craft in different ways yet share a passion for knowledge about global politics, Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics offers a wealth of insights into contemporary debates about the state of knowledge in comparative politics and the future of the field.

Preface
The Human Dimension of Comparative Research
The Past and Present of Comparative Politics
The Interviews
Structural Functionalism and Political Development
The Critical Spirit and Comparative Historical Analysis
Normative Theory, Empirical Research, and Democracy
Political Regimes and the Quest for Knowledge
Order and Conflict in Global Perspective
Political Institutions, Divided Societies, and Consociational Democracy
Democratization, Political Engagement, and Agenda-Setting Research
Corporatism, Democracy, and Conceptual Traveling
Peasants, Power, and the Art of Resistance
Democratic Governance and the Craft of Case-Based Research
Capitalism, Democracy, and Science
Markets, Politics, and Choice
Critical Junctures, Concepts, and Methods
Culture, Rationality, and the Search for Discipline
States, Revolutions, and the Comparative Historical Imagination
Date and Location of the Interviews
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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