Titel: The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis
Autor/en: Robert E. Goodin
Herausgegeben von Robert E. Goodin, Charles Tilly
OXFORD UNIV PR
Mai 2006 - gebunden - 869 Seiten
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.
PART I. INTRODUCTION; 1. It Depends; PART II. PHILOSOPHY MATTERS; 2. Why and How Philosophy Matters; 3. The Socialization of Epistemology; 4. Political Ontology; 5. Mind, Will, and Choice; 6. Theory, Fact, Logic; PART III. PSYCHOLOGY MATTERS; 7. Why and How Psychology Matters; 8. Motivation and Emotion; 9. Social Preferences, Homo Economicus, and Zoon Politikon; 10. Frames and Their Consequences; 11. Memory, Individual and Collective; PART IV. IDEAS MATTER; 12. Why and How Ideas Matter; 13. Detecting Ideas and Their Effects; 14. How Previous Ideas Affect Later Ideas; 15. How Ideas Affect Actions; 16. Mistaken Ideas and Their Effects; PART V. CULTURE MATTERS; 17. Why And How Culture Matters; 18. How to Detect Culture and its Effects; 19. Race, Ethnicity, Religion; 20. Language, Its Stakes and Its Effects; 21. The Idea of Political Culture; PART VI. HISTORY MATTERS; 22. Why and How History Matters; 23. Historical Knowledge and Evidence; 24. Historical Context and Path Dependence; 25. Does History Repeat?; 26. The Present as History; PART VII. PLACE MATTERS; 27. Why and How Place Matters; 28. Detecting the Significance of Place; 29. Space, Place, and Time; 30. Spaces and Places as Sites and Objects of Politics; 31. Uses of Local Knowledge; PART VIII. POPULATION MATTERS; 32. Why and How Population Matters; 33. The Politics of Demography; 34. Politics and Mass Immigration; 35. Population Change, Urbanization, and Political Consolidation; 36. Population Composition as an Object of Political Struggle; PART IX. TECHNOLOGY MATTERS; 37. Why and How Technology Matters; 38. The Gendered Politics of Technology; 39. Military Technologies and Politics; 40. Technology as a Site and Object of Politics; PART X. OLD AND NEW; 41. Duchamp's Urinal: Who Says What's Rational When Things Get Tough?; 42. The Behavioral Revolution and the Remaking of Comparative Politics
Spanning all of the major substantive areas and approaches in modern political science, this blockbuster set is a must-have for scholars and students alike. Each volume is crafted by a distinguished set of editors who have assembled critical, comprehensive, essays to survey accumulated knowledge and emerging issues in the study of politics. These volumes will help to shape the discipline for many years to come. Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University