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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Table of Contents:
  • 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].