The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks
Author: Jennifer Nicoll Victor,Alexander H. Montgomery,Mark Lubell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 982
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190228210
Category: Policy networks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks Book Excerpt:

Politics is intuitively about relationships, but until recently the network perspective has not been a dominant part of the methodological paradigm that political scientists use to study politics. This volume is a foundational statement about networks in the study of politics.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks
Author: Jennifer Nicoll Victor,Alexander H. Montgomery,Mark Lubell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN: 0190695595
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks Book Excerpt:

Networks are omnipresent in our natural and social world, and they are at the heart of politics. Relationships of many types drive political institutions, processes, and decision-making. Therefore, it is imperative for the study of politics to include network approaches. Already, these approaches have advanced our understanding of critical questions, such as: Why do people vote? How can people build problem-solving coalitions? How can governments and organizations foster innovations? How can countries build ties that promote peace? What are the most fruitful strategies for disrupting arms or terrorist networks? This volume is designed as a foundational statement and resource. The contributions offer instruction on network theory and methods at both beginner and advanced levels, as well as an assessment of the state-of-the-discipline on a variety of applied network topics in politics. Through this dynamic collection of essays, The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks elucidates how the field is transforming and what that means for the future of political science.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks
Author: Ryan Light,James Moody
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN: 0190251778
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks Book Excerpt:

While some social scientists may argue that we have always been networked, the increased visibility of networks today across economic, political, and social domains can hardly be disputed. Social networks fundamentally shape our lives and social network analysis has become a vibrant, interdisciplinary field of research. In The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks, Ryan Light and James Moody have gathered forty leading scholars in sociology, archaeology, economics, statistics, and information science, among others, to provide an overview of the theory, methods, and contributions in the field of social networks. Each of the thirty-three chapters in this Handbook moves through the basics of social network analysis aimed at those seeking an introduction to advanced and novel approaches to modeling social networks statistically. They cover both a succinct background to, and future directions for, distinctive approaches to analyzing social networks. The first section of the volume consists of theoretical and methodological approaches to social networks, such as visualization and network analysis, statistical approaches to networks, and network dynamics. Chapters in the second section outline how network perspectives have contributed substantively across numerous fields, including public health, political analysis, and organizational studies. Despite the rapid spread of interest in social network analysis, few volumes capture the state-of-the-art theory, methods, and substantive contributions featured in this volume. This Handbook therefore offers a valuable resource for graduate students and faculty new to networks looking to learn new approaches, scholars interested in an overview of the field, and network analysts looking to expand their skills or substantive areas of research.

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion
Author: Elizabeth Suhay,Bernard Grofman,Alexander H. Trechsel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN: 0190860839
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion Book Excerpt:

Elections are the means by which democratic nations determine their leaders, and communication in the context of elections has the potential to shape people's beliefs, attitudes, and actions. Thus, electoral persuasion is one of the most important political processes in any nation that regularly holds elections. Moreover, electoral persuasion encompasses not only what happens in an election but also what happens before and after, involving candidates, parties, interest groups, the media, and the voters themselves. This volume surveys the vast political science literature on this subject, emphasizing contemporary research and topics and encouraging cross-fertilization among research strands. A global roster of authors provides a broad examination of electoral persuasion, with international perspectives complementing deep coverage of U.S. politics. Major areas of coverage include: general models of political persuasion; persuasion by parties, candidates, and outside groups; media influence; interpersonal influence; electoral persuasion across contexts; and empirical methodologies for understanding electoral persuasion.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication
Author: Kate Kenski,Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0199793476
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication Book Excerpt:

As a field of rich theoretical development and practical application, political communication has expanded over the past fifty years. Since its development shaped by the turmoil of the World Wars and suspicion of new technologies such as film and radio, the discipline has become a hybrid fieldlargely devoted to connecting the dots between political rhetoric, politicians and leaders, voters' opinions, and media exposure to better understand how any one aspect can affects the others. The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication provides contexts for viewing the field of political communication, examines political discourse, media, and considers political communication's evolution inside the altered political communication landscape. Kate Kenski and Kathleen Hall Jamieson bringtogether some of the most groundbreaking scholars in the field to reflect upon their areas of expertise to address the importance of their areas of study to the field, the major findings to date, including areas of scholarly disagreement, on the topics, the authors' perspectives, and unansweredquestions for future research to address. Their answers reveal that political communication is a hybrid with complex ancestry, permeable boundaries and interests that overlap with those of related fields such as political sociology, public opinion, rhetoric, neuroscience and the new hybrid on thequad, media psychology. This comprehensive review of the political communication literature is designed to become the first reference for scholars and students interested in the study of how, why, when, and with what effect humans make sense of symbolic exchanges about sharing and shared power. The sixty-two chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication contain an overview of past scholarship while providing critical reflection of its relevance in a changing media landscape and offering agendas for future research and innovation.

Multimodal Political Networks

Multimodal Political Networks
Author: David Knoke,Mario Diani,James Hollway,Dimitris Christopoulos
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 1108833500
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multimodal Political Networks Book Excerpt:

Theories and methods for analyzing multimodal relations connecting political entities, including voters, politicians, parties, events, and nations.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology
Author: Leonie Huddy,David O. Sears,Jack S. Levy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 0199328811
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology Book Excerpt:

Political psychology applies what is known about human psychology to the study of politics. It examines how people reach political decisions on topics such as voting, party identification, and political attitudes as well as how leaders mediate political conflicts and make foreign policy decisions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology gathers together a distinguished group of scholars from around the world to shed light on these vital questions. Focusing first on political psychology at the individual level (attitudes, values, decision-making, ideology, personality) and then moving to the collective (group identity, mass mobilization, political violence), this fully interdisciplinary volume covers models of the mass public and political elites and addresses both domestic issues and foreign policy. Now with new material providing an up-to-date account of cutting-edge research within both psychology and political science, this is an essential reference for scholars and students interested in the intersection of the two fields.

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis
Author: Robert E. Goodin,Charles Tilly
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 869
Release: 2008-06-19
ISBN: 0199548447
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis Book Excerpt:

Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from 51 major international scholars, the Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis provides the key point of reference for anyone working in political science and beyond.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism

The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism
Author: Magnus Boström,Michele Micheletti,Peter Oosterveer
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190629037
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism Book Excerpt:

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks
Author: Ryan Light,James Moody
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2020-12-04
ISBN: 019025176X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks Book Excerpt:

"Social networks fundamentally shape our lives. Networks channel the ways that information, emotions, and diseases flow through populations. Networks reflect differences in power and status in settings ranging from small peer groups to international relations across the globe. Network tools even provide insights into the ways that concepts, ideas and other socially generated contents shape culture and meaning. As such, the rich and diverse field of social network analysis has emerged as a central tool across the social sciences. This Handbook provides an overview of the theory, methods, and substantive contributions of this field. The thirty-three chapters move through the basics of social network analysis aimed at those seeking an introduction to advanced and novel approaches to modeling social networks statistically. The Handbook includes chapters on data collection and visualization, theoretical innovations, links between networks and computational social science, and how social network analysis has contributed substantively across numerous fields. As networks are everywhere in social life, the field is inherently interdisciplinary and this Handbook includes contributions from leading scholars in sociology, archaeology, economics, statistics, and information science among others"--

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
Author: Robert E. Goodin
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2009-06-18
ISBN: 0191570117
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.

Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior
Author: Hans-Dieter Klingemann
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780199270125
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior Book Excerpt:

Assembles the world's leading scholars on public opinion and political behaviour to describe the state-of-the-art research on the beliefs, values and behaviours of contemporary politics.

Networked Nonproliferation

Networked Nonproliferation
Author: Michal Onderco
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 1503629643
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Networked Nonproliferation Book Excerpt:

The Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) had many opponents when, in 1995, it came up for extension. The majority of parties opposed extension, and experts expected a limited extension as countries sought alternative means to manage nuclear weapons. But against all predictions, the treaty was extended indefinitely, and without a vote. Networked Nonproliferation offers a social network theory explanation of how the NPT was extended, giving new insight into why international treaties succeed or fail. The United States was the NPT's main proponent, but even a global superpower cannot get its way through coercion or persuasion alone. Michal Onderco draws on unique in-depth interviews and newly declassified documents to analyze the networked power at play. Onderco not only gives the richest account yet of the conference, looking at key actors like South Africa, Egypt, and the EU, but also challenges us to reconsider how we think about American power in international relations. With Networked Nonproliferation, Onderco provides new insight into multilateral diplomacy in general and nuclear nonproliferation in particular, with consequences for understanding a changing global system as the US, the chief advocate of nonproliferation and a central node in the diplomatic networks around it, declines in material power.

R for Political Data Science

R for Political Data Science
Author: Francisco Urdinez,Andres Cruz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN: 1000204472
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

R for Political Data Science Book Excerpt:

R for Political Data Science: A Practical Guide is a handbook for political scientists new to R who want to learn the most useful and common ways to interpret and analyze political data. It was written by political scientists, thinking about the many real-world problems faced in their work. The book has 16 chapters and is organized in three sections. The first, on the use of R, is for those users who are learning R or are migrating from another software. The second section, on econometric models, covers OLS, binary and survival models, panel data, and causal inference. The third section is a data science toolbox of some the most useful tools in the discipline: data imputation, fuzzy merge of large datasets, web mining, quantitative text analysis, network analysis, mapping, spatial cluster analysis, and principal component analysis. Key features: Each chapter has the most up-to-date and simple option available for each task, assuming minimal prerequisites and no previous experience in R Makes extensive use of the Tidyverse, the group of packages that has revolutionized the use of R Provides a step-by-step guide that you can replicate using your own data Includes exercises in every chapter for course use or self-study Focuses on practical-based approaches to statistical inference rather than mathematical formulae Supplemented by an R package, including all data As the title suggests, this book is highly applied in nature, and is designed as a toolbox for the reader. It can be used in methods and data science courses, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It will be equally useful for a university student pursuing a PhD, political consultants, or a public official, all of whom need to transform their datasets into substantive and easily interpretable conclusions.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership
Author: Paul 't Hart
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2014-01
ISBN: 0199653887
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership Book Excerpt:

Political leadership has returned to the forefront of research in political science in recent years, after several years of neglect. This Handbook provides a broad-ranging and cohesive examination of the study of political leadership.

The Oxford Handbook of Polling and Survey Methods

The Oxford Handbook of Polling and Survey Methods
Author: Lonna Rae Atkeson,R. Michael Alvarez
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2018-07-25
ISBN: 0190903821
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Polling and Survey Methods Book Excerpt:

The methodologies used to study public opinion are now in flux. The primary polling method of the last half-century, the telephone survey, is rapidly becoming obsolete as a data collection method. At the same time, new methods of contacting potential respondents and obtaining their response are appearing, providing a variety of options for scholars and practitioners. Generally speaking, we are moving from a polling world that was largely interviewer driven over the phone and face-to-face to predominantly interviewer driven self-administered poll environments, New methods of data collection, however, must still deal with fundamental questions to polling methodology and total survey error including sampling, selection bias, non-response error, poststratification weighting, and questionnaire design features. The Oxford Handbook on Polling and Survey Methods brings together a unique mixture of academics and practitioners, from various backgrounds, academic disciplines, and experiences. In some sense, this is reflective of the interdisciplinary nature of the polling and survey industry: polls and surveys are widely used in academia, government, and the private sector. Designing, implementing, and analyzing high quality, accurate, and cost-effective polls and surveys requires a combination of skills and methodological perspectives. Despite the well-publicized issues that have cropped up in recent political polling, a great deal is known today about how to collect high quality polling and survey data even in complex and difficult environments. Divided into four main sections, the Handbook draws on the existing research and explores data collection methods. It then addresses data analysis and the methods available for combining polling data with other types of data. The next section covers analytic issues, including the new approaches to studying public opinion (ie social media, the analysis of open-ended questions using text analytic tools, and data imputation). The final section focuses on the presentation of polling results, an area where there is a great deal of innovation. A comprehensive overview of the topic, this volume highlights current polling trends provides ideas for the development of new and better approaches for measuring, modeling, and visualizing public opinion and social behavior.

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
ISBN: 0190274808
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust Book Excerpt:

"This Handbook covers social and political trust. Essays cover the foundations of both types of trust, whether they have common or different roots. The Handbook includes essays on rational choice approaches to trust, including trust games and experiments-as well as an essay on how we measure trust. There are essays on the cultural and social psychological roots of trust, including how we are more likely to trust people like ourselves than strangers, as well as the place of trust in democracy- how national identity shapes trust, how trust forms in developing countries and in new democracies. Do minority groups are less trusting than the dominant group in a society? Do immigrants adapt to the trust levels of their host countries and do patterns of residence shape faith in others? Does interaction with people in groups build trust? Does the welfare state promote trust and in turn does trust lead to greater well-being and to better health outcomes? There are also essays on the foundations of political trust, political trust and the economy and elections. There are essays linking trust to the law, corruption, tax compliance, and economic growth. Authors also discuss how trust shapes cooperation in the international system and how it shapes attitudes toward international institutions and foreign countries"--

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy
Author: Michael Moran,Martin Rein,Robert E. Goodin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2008-06-12
ISBN: 0199548455
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy Book Excerpt:

This is part of a ten volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This work explores the business end of politics, where theory meets practice in the pursuit of public good.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication
Author: Kate Kenski,Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 957
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN: 0190650664
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication Book Excerpt:

Since its development shaped by the turmoil of the World Wars and suspicion of new technologies such as film and radio, political communication has become a hybrid field largely devoted to connecting the dots among political rhetoric, politicians and leaders, voters' opinions, and media exposure to better understand how any one aspect can affect the others. In The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication Kate Kenski and Kathleen Hall Jamieson bring together leading scholars, including founders of the field of political communication Elihu Katz, Jay Blumler, Doris Graber, Max McCombs, and Thomas Paterson,to review the major findings about subjects ranging from the effects of political advertising and debates and understandings and misunderstandings of agenda setting, framing, and cultivation to the changing contours of social media use in politics and the functions of the press in a democratic system. The essays in this volume reveal that political communication is a hybrid field with complex ancestry, permeable boundaries, and interests that overlap with those of related fields such as political sociology, public opinion, rhetoric, neuroscience, and the new hybrid on the quad, media psychology. This comprehensive review of the political communication literature is an indispensible reference for scholars and students interested in the study of how, why, when, and with what effect humans make sense of symbolic exchanges about sharing and shared power. The sixty-two chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication contain an overview of past scholarship while providing critical reflection of its relevance in a changing media landscape and offering agendas for future research and innovation.

The Oxford Handbook of Governance

The Oxford Handbook of Governance
Author: David Levi-Faur
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 828
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 0191628425
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Governance Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Governance presents an authoritative and accessible state-of-the-art analysis of the social science literature on governance. The volume presents the core concepts and knowledge that have evolved in the study of governance in different levels and arenas of politics and policymaking. In doing so it establishes itself as the essential point of reference for all those studying politics, society, and economics from a governance perspective. The volume comprises fifty-two chapters from leaders in the field. The chapters are organized in nine sections dealing with topics that include governance as the reform of the state, democratic governance, European governance, and global governance.