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Oxford handbook of contextual political analysis

Contributor(s): Goodin, Robert E [Editor] | Tilly, Charles [Editor].
Series: Oxford handbooks of political science. Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2006Description: xii, 869 p.ISBN: 9780199270439.Subject(s): Political science - PhilosophyDDC classification: 320.01 Summary: "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 book shows how political scientists can take those crucial contextual factors systematically into account."
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"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 book shows how political scientists can take those crucial contextual factors systematically into account."

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