Problems and methods in the study of politics

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Full title: Problems and methods in the study of politics / edited by Ian Shapiro, Rogers M. Smith, and Tarek E. Masoud.
Alternative titles: Problems & Methods in the Study of Politics
Corporate Authors: Cambridge Books Online
Other authors: Shapiro, Ian, (Editor)
Smith, Rogers M., 1953- (Editor)
Masoud, Tarek E., (Editor)
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505 0 |a Problems, methods, and theories in the study of politics, or: what's wrong with political science and what to do about it / Ian Shapiro -- The politics of identities and the tasks of political science / Rogers M. Smith -- Political science as a vocation / Anne Norton -- The politics of policy science / Frances Fox Piven -- The study of black politics and the practice of black politics: their historical relation and evolution / Adolph Reed, Jr. -- External and internal explanation / John Ferejohn -- Lies, damned lies, and rational choice analyses / Gary W. Cox -- Problems and methods in political science: rational explanation and its limits / Alan Ryan -- An analytic narrative approach to puzzles and problems / Margaret Levi -- The methodical study of politics / Bruce Bueno de Mesquita -- The illusion of learning from observational research / Alan S. Gerber, Donald P. Green, and Edward H. Kaplan -- Concepts and commitments in the study of democracy / Lisa Wedeen -- Problems chasing methods or methods chasing problems? Research communities, constrained pluralism, and the role of eclecticism / Rudra Sil -- Method, problem, faith / William E. Connolly -- Provisionalism in the study of politics / Elisabeth Ellis -- What have we learned? / Robert A. Dahl [and others]. 
520 |a The study of politics seems endlessly beset by debates about method. At the core of these debates is a single unifying concern: should political scientists view themselves primarily as scientists, developing ever more sophisticated tools and studying only those phenomena to which such tools may fruitfully be applied? Or should they instead try to illuminate the large, complicated, untidy problems thrown up in the world, even if the chance to offer definitive explanations is low? Is there necessarily a tension between these two endeavours? Are some domains of political inquiry more amenable to the building up of reliable, scientific knowledge than others, and if so, how should we deploy our efforts? In this book, some of the world's most prominent students of politics offer original discussions of these pressing questions, eschewing narrow methodological diatribes to explore what political science is and how political scientists should aspire to do their work. 
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650 0 |a Political science  |x Methodology. 
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