Case Studies And Causal Inference

Author: I. Rohlfing
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137271329
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A discussion of the case study method which develops an integrative framework for causal inference in small-n research. This framework is applied to research design tasks such as case selection and process tracing. The book presents the basics, state-of-the-art and arguments for improving the case study method and empirical small-n research.

Qualitative Methods In International Relations

Author: A. Klotz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230584128
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We still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions in empirical research:How should researchers interpret meanings? The contributors take seriously the goals of both post-modernist and positivist researchers, as they offer detailed guidance on how to apply specific tools of analysis and how to circumvent their inherent limitations.

Comparative Policy Studies

Author: I. Engeli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113731415X
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In the first volume of its kind, a collection of top policy scholars combine empirical and methodological analysis in the field of comparative policy studies to provide compelling insights into the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies across regional and national boundaries.

Political Science Research Methods In Action

Author: M. Bruter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137318260
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Through accounts from innovative research projects by world-leading political scientists, this volume offers a unique perspective on research methodology. It discusses the practical and intellectual dilemmas researchers face throughout the research process in a wide range of fields from implicit attitude testing to media analysis and interviews.

Mediatization Of Politics

Author: F. Esser
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137275847
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The first book-long analysis of the 'mediatization of politics', this volume aims to understand the transformations of the relationship between media and politics in recent decades, and explores how growing media autonomy, journalistic framing, media populism and new media technologies affect democratic processes.

Dynamics Of Contention

Author: Doug McAdam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521011877
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Dissatisfied with the compartmentalization of studies concerning strikes, wars, revolutions, social movements, and other forms of political struggle, McAdam, Tarrow, and Tilly identify causal mechanisms and processes that recur across a wide range of contentious politics. Critical of the static, single-actor models (including their own) that have prevailed in the field, they shift the focus of analysis to dynamic interaction. Doubtful that large, complex series of events such as revolutions and social movements conform to general laws, they break events into smaller episodes, then identify recurrent mechanisms and proceses within them. Dynamics of Contention examines and compares eighteen contentious episodes drawn from many different parts of the world since the French Revolution, probing them for consequential and widely applicable mechanisms, for example, brokerage, category formation, and elite defection. The episodes range from nineteenth-century nationalist movements to contemporary Muslim-Hindu conflict to the Tiananmen crisis of 1989 to disintegration of the Soviet Union. The authors spell out the implications of their approach for explanation of revolutions, nationalism, and democratization, then lay out a more general program for study of contentious episodes wherever and whenever they occur.

Causal Case Study Methods

Author: Derek Beach
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472053221
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An introduction to causal case study methods, complete with step-by-step guidelines and examples

Process Tracing Methods

Author: Derek Beach
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 047205189X
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The first practical guide for using process tracing in social science research

The Local Dimension Of Migration Policymaking

Author: Tiziana Caponio
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089642323
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This edited volume prompts a fresh look at immigrant integration policy. Revealing just where immigrants & their receiving societies interact everyday, it shows how societal inclusion is administered & produced at a local level. The studies focus on three issue areas of migration policy - citizenship, welfare services & religious diversity.