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Macmillan Higher Education

Theory and Methods in Political Science

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Palgrave

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Political Analysis

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29 September 2017

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13 October 2017

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28 September 2017

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A broad-ranging and pluralistic textbook which highlights the rich variety of approaches to studying politics. Written by an international team of experts, this fully revised fourth edition offers cutting-edge coverage from...

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A broad-ranging and pluralistic textbook which highlights the rich variety of approaches to studying politics. Written by an international team of experts, this fully revised fourth edition offers cutting-edge coverage from fundamental to contemporary issues. Integrating guides to further reading and clear examples of how research methods can be applied, it enables readers to feel confident about taking their study of politics forward.

An ideal foundation for study and research in political science, this textbook will be essential to students at any stage of their degree. It serves as core reading on undergraduate and postgraduate political analysis, theory and method courses. In addition, in demonstrating how independent research is undertaken in political science, the book allows students and early career researchers to begin thinking about formulating their own research agendas.

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Fourth edition of a critically acclaimed and long-established textbook

Covers a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches

Written and edited by an international team of leading authorities and rising scholars

Its coverage and authorship offers an international perspective on political science, with discussion of global as well as domestic politics and a range of international cases and examples

 

Leads the way with fresh new ideas and perspectives with the help of new co-editor Vivien Lowndes

Includes new chapters on post-structuralism as a theoretical approach and on 'big data' as a methodological resource

Introduction; Vivien Lowndes, David Marsh and Gerry Stoker
PART I: THEORY AND APPROACHES 1. Behavouralism; David Sanders
2. Rational Choice; Andrew Hindmoor and Brad Taylor
3. Institutionalism; Vivien Lowndes
4. Constructivism and Interpretive Theory; Craig Parsons
5. Feminist and Gender Approaches; Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay
6. Marxism: A global perspective; Ray Kiely
7. Poststructuralism; Mark Wenman
8. Political Psychology; Frank Mols and Paul 't Hart
9. Normative Theory; Chris Armstrong
PART II: METHODS AND RESEARCH DESIGN 10. Ontology and Epistemology in Political Science; David Marsh, Selen A. Ercan and Paul Furlong
11. Meta-Theoretical Issues in Political Analysis; David Marsh
12. Research Design; Dimiter Toshkov
13. Qualitative Methods; Ariadne Vromen
14. Quantitative Methods; Peter John
15. Comparative Methods; Matt Ryan
16. The Experimental Method: Prospects for field and laboratory studies; Helen Margetts and Gerry Stoker
17. Big Data: Methods for collection and analysis; Michael J. Jensen
18. The Relevance of Political Science; B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre and Gerry Stoker.

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Vivian Lowndes is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK.

David Marsh is Director of Research, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Australia.

Gerry Stoker is Professor at the University of Southampton and Centenary Research Professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra.

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Vivian Lowndes is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK.

David Marsh is Director of Research, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Australia.

Gerry Stoker is Professor at the University of Southampton and Centenary Research Professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra.

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