The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1320 pages
  • 171 x 246 x 61mm | 2,197g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199604452
  • 9780199604456
  • 68,794

Table of contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION; PART II POLITICAL THEORY; PART III POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS; PART IV LAW & POLITICS; PART V POLITICAL BEHAVIOR; PART VI CONTEXTUAL POLITICAL ANALYSIS; PART VII COMPARATIVE POLITICS; PART VIII INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS; PART IX POLITICAL ECONOMY; PART X PUBLIC POLICY; PART XI POLITICAL METHODOLOGY
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Review from previous edition Robert Goodin has put together a superb volume: truly a collection of the very best from the already outstanding chapters in the original ten volumes. The authors - the most prominent and authoritative experts from all over the world - provide not only a comprehensive and systematic assessment of what political science has already accomplished but also a guide to where the discipline should be heading in the future. Political
scientists in all fields will welcome this immensely valuable effort. * Arend Lijphart, Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego * A concise and solid introduction to political science and its ten sub-disciplines. The assembly of scholars from leading US, European, and Australian universities and research centres provides the reader with diverse perspectives and awareness of current scholarship. Entries are heavily cited and provide a concise roadmap of key scholars, theories, and current developments within each area...Highly recommended * CHOICE * Anyone who wants to know the state of the art in political science and where the discipline is headed, but only consult one volume, need go no further than these authoritative essays by first rate contributors * Carole Pateman, Research Professor School of European Studies, Cardiff University *
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About Robert E. Goodin

Robert Goodin is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, founding editor of The Journal of Political Philosophy and general editor of the ten-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of Political Science. He is Distinguished Professor of Social and Political Theory and Philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University, having previously taught in the Government Department at the University of Essex. His work
straddles democratic theory (e.g. Reflective Democracy, OUP 2003), empirical welfare-state studies (e.g., The Real Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, CUP 1999; Discretionary Time, CUP 2008) and theoretical reflections on public policy (e.g., Social Welfare as an Individual Responsibility, CUP 1998; What's Wrong with Terrorism?
Polity 2006).
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