The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics
Author: Susan Carol Stokes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1021
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780199278480
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics offers a critical survey of the field of empirical political science through the collection of a set of chapters written by 48 top scholars in the discipline of comparative politics

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
Author: Robert E. Goodin
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2011-07-07
ISBN: 0191619795
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science Book Excerpt:

Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decade before, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work for years to come.

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism
Author: Adam Sheingate
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN: 0199662819
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism Book Excerpt:

Historical institutionalism has deep roots in Political Science and related fields, and crystalized into a distinct research tradition during the 'new institutionalisms' debate that began in the late 1980s. It has since established strong footholds in four large subfields of Political Science: comparative, American, European, and international politics. The present volume is the first to take stock of the tradition's contributions across multiple areas of study,and includes chapters by many of its most prominent practitioners. As the world again grapples with how to understand the short- and long-term consequences of economic crises, revolutions, and newpatterns of governance, historical institutionalism is poised to offer valuable insights into how past events and decisions will shape political trajectories at local, national, and international levels.

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis
Author: Robert E. Goodin,Charles Tilly
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 884
Release: 2008-06-20
ISBN: 0191563374
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science is a ten-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. Each volume focuses on a particular part of the discipline, with volumes on Public Policy, Political Theory, Political Economy, Contextual Political Analysis, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Law and Politics, Political Behavior, Political Institutions, and Political Methodology. The project as a whole is under the General Editorship of Robert E. Goodin, with each volume being edited by a distinguished international group of specialists in their respective fields. The books set out not just to report on the discipline, but to shape it. The series will be an indispensable point of reference for anyone working in political science and adjacent disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis sets out to synthesize and critique for the first time those approaches to political science that offer a more fine-grained qualitative analysis of the political world. The work in the volume has a common aim in being sensitive to the thoughts of contextual nuances that disappear from large-scale quantitative modelling or explanations based on abstract, general, universal laws of human behavior. It shows that 'context matters' in a great many ways: philosophical context matters; psychological context matters; cultural and historical contexts matter; place, population, and technology all matter. By showcasing scholars who specialize in the analysis of all these contexts side-by-side, the Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis shows how political scientists can take those crucial contextual factors systematically into account.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy
Author: Andrew F. Cooper,Jorge Heine,Ramesh Thakur
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN: 019165261X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy Book Excerpt:

At a time when diplomatic practices and the demands imposed on diplomats are changing quite radically, and many foreign ministries feel they are being left behind, there is a need to understand the various forces that are affecting the profession. Diplomacy remains a salient activity in today's world in which the basic authoritative actor is still the state. At the same time, in some respects the practice of diplomacy is undergoing significant, even radical, changes to the context, tools, actors and domain of the trade. These changes spring from the changing nature of the state, the changing nature of the world order, and the interplay between them. One way of describing this is to say that we are seeing increased interaction between two forms of diplomacy, 'club diplomacy' and 'network diplomacy'. The former is based on a small number of players, a highly hierarchical structure, based largely on written communication and on low transparency; the latter is based on a much larger number of players (particularly of civil society), a flatter structure, a more significant oral component, and greater transparency. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy is an authoritative reference tool for those studying and practicing modern diplomacy. It provides an up-to-date compendium of the latest developments in the field. Written by practitioners and scholars, the Handbook describes the elements of constancy and continuity and the changes that are affecting diplomacy. The Handbook goes further and gives insight to where the profession is headed in the future. Co-edited by three distinguished academics and former practitioners, the Handbook provides comprehensive analysis and description of the state of diplomacy in the 21st Century and is an essential resource for diplomats, practitioners and academics.

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government
Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2014-04
ISBN: 0199579679
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behaviour, and policy in the American context.

The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics
Author: Kathleen J. Hancock,Juliann Emmons Allison
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN: 0190861398
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics Book Excerpt:

The global, regional, and local energy landscape has changed dramatically in the twenty-first century. Many factors have affected what we know about energy: a consensus among scientists on climate change and related support for renewable energy, evolving energy and resource extraction technologies, growing resource demand in the developing world, new regional and global energy governance actors, new major fossil fuel discoveries on land and underwater in states that have previously been under-resourced, rising interest in corporate social responsibility in energy companies, and the need for energy justice. The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics synthesizes the diverse literature on these topics to provide a foundational resource for teaching and research on critical energy issues in international relations and comparative politics. Through chapters authored by both scholars and practitioners, the Handbook further develops the energy politics scholarship and community, and generates sophisticated new work that will benefit all who work on energy issues.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory
Author: Leigh K. Jenco,Murad Idris,Megan C. Thomas,Megan Christine Thomas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 780
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190253754
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory Book Excerpt:

"The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory provides an entry point into this burgeoning field by both synthesizing and challenging the terms that motivate it. The handbook demonstrates how mainstream political theory can and must be enriched through attention to genuinely global, rather than parochially Euro-American, contributions to political thinking. Entries emphasize exploration of substantive questions about political life-ranging from domination to political economy to the politics of knowledge-in a range of global contexts, with attention to whether and how those questions may be shared, contested, or reformulated across differences of time, space, and experience. They connect comparative political theory to cognate disciplines including postcolonial theory, area studies, and comparative politics. Creative organizational tools such as tags and keywords aid in navigation of the handbook to help readers trace disruptions, thematic connections, contrasts, and geographic affinities across entries"--

The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

The Oxford Handbook of French Politics
Author: Robert Elgie,Emiliano Grossman,Amy G. Mazur
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 754
Release: 2020-03-07
ISBN: 9780198861454
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of French Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of French Politics provides a comprehensive and comparative overview of the French political system through the lens of political science. The Handbook is organized into three parts: the first part identifies foundational concepts for the French case, including chapters on republicanism and social welfare; the second part focuses on thematic large-scale processes, such identity, governance, and globalization; while the third part examines a wide range of issues relating to substantive politics and policy, among which are chapters on political representation, political culture, social movements, economic policy, gender policy, and defense and security policy. The volume brings together established and emerging scholars and seeks to examine the French political system from a comparative perspective. The contributors provide a state-of-the-art review both of the comparative scholarly literature and the study of the French case, making The Oxford Handbook of French Politics an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the foundations of contemporary political life in France.

The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society
Author: Reuven Y. Hazan,Alan Dowty,Menachem Hofnung,Gideon Rahat
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2020-08-15
ISBN: 0190675608
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society Book Excerpt:

This publication offers the most wide-ranging examination to date of an intriguing country, one that is often misunderstood. It serves as a comprehensive reference for the growing field of Israel studies and is also a significant resource for students and scholars of comparative politics, recognizing that in many ways Israel is not unique but rather a test case of democracy in deeply divided societies and states engaged in intense conflict. The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society considers the role of external hostilities, but this is not taken as the main determinant of Israel's internal politics. Rather, the Handbook presents an overview of the historical development of Israeli democracy through chapters examining the country's history, contemporary society, political institutions, international relations, and most pressing political issues. This comprehensive volume offers contributions by internationally recognized authorities on their subjects, outlining the most relevant developments over time while not shying away from the strife both in and around Israel. It presents opposed narratives in full force, enabling readers to make their own judgments.

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics
Author: Karen Mossberger,Peter John
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN: 0195367863
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics is an authoritative volume on an established subject in political science and the academy more generally: urban politics and urban studies. The editors are all recognized experts, and are well connected to the leading scholars in urban politics. The book covers the major themes that animate the subfield: the politics of space and place; power and governance; urban policy; urban social organization; citizenship and democratic governance; representation and institutions; approaches and methodology; and the future of urban politics. Given the caliber of the editors and proposed contributors, the volume should set the intellectual agenda for years to come.

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics
Author: Robert Pekkanen,Saadia M Pekkanen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780190051013
Category: Japan
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics Book Excerpt:

"Book Abstract and Keywords: The study of Japanese politics has flourished over the past several decades. This Handbook provides a state-of-the-field overview for students and researchers of Japanese. The volume also serves to introduce Japanese politics to readers less familiar with Japan. In addition, the volume has a theme of "evaluating Japan's democracy." Taken as a whole, the volume provides a positive evaluation of the state of Japan's democracy. The volume is divided into two parts, roughly corresponding to domestic Japanese politics and Japan's international politics. Within the domestic politics part, there are four distinct sections: "Domestic Political Actors and Institutions," covering the Japanese Constitution, electoral systems, prime minister, Diet, bureaucracy, judiciary, and local government; "Political Parties and Coalitions," covering the Liberal Democratic Party, coalition government, Kōmeitō, and the political opposition; "Policymaking and the Public," covering the policymaking process, public opinion, civil society, and populism; and, "Political Economy and Social Policy," covering industrial, energy, social welfare, agricultural, monetary, and immigration policies, as well as social inequality. In the international relations part, there are four sections: "International Relations Frameworks," covering grand strategy, international organizations, and international status; "International Political Economy," covering trade, finance, foreign direct investment, the environment, economic regionalism, and the linkage between security and economics; "International Security," covering remilitarization, global and regional security multilateralism, nuclear nonproliferation, naval power, space security, and cybersecurity; and, "Foreign Relations" covering Japan's relations with the United States, China, South Korea, ASEAN, India, the European Union, and Russia. Keywords: international relations, comparative politics, democracy, international order, alliances, space security, elections, Liberal Democratic Party, multilateralism, remilitarization, international organizations, populism, civil society, coalitions, political parties, trade, finance monetary policy, foreign direct investment, cybersecurity"--

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development
Author: Robert C. Lieberman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-06-09
ISBN: 0199697914
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development Book Excerpt:

Scholars working in or sympathetic to American political development (APD) share a commitment to accurately understanding the history of American politics - and thus they question stylized facts about America's political evolution. Like other approaches to American politics, APD prizes analytical rigor, data collection, the development and testing of theory, and the generation of provocative hypotheses. Much APD scholarship indeed overlaps with the American politics subfield and its many well developed literatures on specific institutions or processes (for example Congress, judicial politics, or party competition), specific policy domains (welfare policy, immigration), the foundations of (in)equality in American politics (the distribution of wealth and income, race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexual and gender orientation), public law, and governance and representation. What distinguishes APD is careful, systematic thought about the ways that political processes, civic ideals, the political construction of social divisions, patterns of identity formation, the making and implementation of public policies, contestation over (and via) the Constitution, and other formal and informal institutions and processes evolve over time - and whether (and how) they alter, compromise, or sustain the American liberal democratic regime. APD scholars identify, in short, the histories that constitute American politics. They ask: what familiar or unfamiliar elements of the American past illuminate the present? Are contemporary phenomena that appear new or surprising prefigured in ways that an APD approach can bring to the fore? If a contemporary phenomenon is unprecedented then how might an accurate understanding of the evolution of American politics unlock its significance? Featuring contributions from leading academics in the field, The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development provides an authoritative and accessible analysis of the study of American political development.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology
Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,Henry E. Brady,David Collier
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks of Political
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780199286546
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from major international scholars The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology provides the key point of reference for anyone working throughout the discipline.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy
Author: Barry R. Weingast,Donald Wittman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-06-20
ISBN: 0191563404
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy Book Excerpt:

Over its long lifetime, "political economy" has had many different meanings: the science of managing the resources of a nation so as to provide wealth to its inhabitants for Adam Smith; the study of how the ownership of the means of production influenced historical processes for Marx; the study of the inter-relationship between economics and politics for some twentieth-century commentators; and for others, a methodology emphasizing individual rationality (the economic or "public choice" approach) or institutional adaptation (the sociological version). This Handbook views political economy as a grand (if imperfect) synthesis of these various strands, treating political economy as the methodology of economics applied to the analysis of political behavior and institutions. This Handbook surveys the field of political economy, with 58 chapters ranging from micro to macro, national to international, institutional to behavioral, methodological to substantive. Chapters on social choice, constitutional theory, and public economics are set alongside ones on voters, parties and pressure groups, macroeconomics and politics, capitalism and democracy, and international political economy and international conflict.

Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics
Author: Daniele Caramani
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2011-02-17
ISBN: 0199574979
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Politics Book Excerpt:

"Comparative Politics" provides a comprehensive introduction to political systems around the world. It covers methods and theories; the nation-state; institutions; actors and processes; policies; and recent changes.

The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust

The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust
Author: Eric M. Uslaner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN: 0190274816
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust Book Excerpt:

This volume explores the foundations of trust, and whether social and political trust have common roots. Contributions by noted scholars examine how we measure trust, the cultural and social psychological roots of trust, the foundations of political trust, and how trust concerns the law, the economy, elections, international relations, corruption, and cooperation, among myriad societal factors. The rich assortment of essays on these themes addresses questions such as: How does national identity shape trust, and how does trust form in developing countries and in new democracies? Are minority groups less trusting than the dominant group in a society? Do immigrants adapt to the trust levels of their host countries? Does group interaction build trust? Does the welfare state promote trust and, in turn, does trust lead to greater well-being and to better health outcomes? The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust considers these and other questions of critical importance for current scholarly investigations of trust.

The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of Development

The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of Development
Author: Carol Lancaster,Nicolas van de Walle
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 0199981817
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of Development Book Excerpt:

In many discussions of nations' development, we often focus on their economic and social development. Is it becoming wealthier? Is its society modernizing? Is it becoming more technologically sophisticated? Are social outcomes improving for the broad mass of the public? The process of development policy implementation, however, is always and inevitably political. Put simply, regime type matters when it comes to deciding on a course of development to follow. Further, political institutions matter. When a government's institutional capacity is low, the chances of success severely decline, regardless of the merits of the development plan. In The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of Development, two of America's leading political scientists on the issue, Carol Lancaster and Nicolas van de Walle, have assembled an international cast of leading scholars to craft a broad, state-of-the-art work on this vitally important topic. This volume is divided into five sections: major theories of the politics of development, organized historically (e.g. modernization theory, dependency theory, the Washington consensus of 'policies without politics,' etc.); key domestic factors and variables; key international factors and variables; political systems and structures; and geographical perspectives, inclusive of regional dynamics. A comprehensive and cross-regional examination on key issues of political development, this Handbook not only provides an authoritative synthesis of past scholarship, but also sets the agenda for future research in this discipline.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives

The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives
Author: Rudy B. Andeweg,Formerly Paddy Moriarty Professor of Government and International Studies Robert Elgie,Robert Elgie,Ludger Helms,Professor of Political Science Ludger Helms,Professor of Foreign Policy Juliet Kaarbo,Ferdinand Müller-Rommel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN: 0198809298
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives Book Excerpt:

Political executives have been at the centre of public and scholarly attention long before the inception of modern political science. In the contemporary world, political executives have come to dominate the political stage in many democratic and autocratic regimes. The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives marks the definitive reference work in this field. Edited and written by a team of word-class scholars, it combines substantive stocktaking with setting new agendas for the next generation of political executive research.

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems
Author: Erik S. Herron,Robert J. Pekkanen,Matthew S. Shugart
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN: 0190258667
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems Book Excerpt:

No subject is more central to the study of politics than elections. All across the globe, elections are a focal point for citizens, the media, and politicians long before--and sometimes long after--they occur. Electoral systems, the rules about how voters' preferences are translated into election results, profoundly shape the results not only of individual elections but also of many other important political outcomes, including party systems, candidate selection, and policy choices. Electoral systems have been a hot topic in established democracies from the UK and Italy to New Zealand and Japan. Even in the United States, events like the 2016 presidential election and court decisions such as Citizens United have sparked advocates to promote change in the Electoral College, redistricting, and campaign-finance rules. Elections and electoral systems have also intensified as a field of academic study, with groundbreaking work over the past decade sharpening our understanding of how electoral systems fundamentally shape the connections among citizens, government, and policy. This volume provides an in-depth exploration of the origins and effects of electoral systems.