Political Methodology

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International Organizations and Research Methods

An Introduction

Methodologies for the study of International organizations

Complex Systems in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Theory, Method and Application

Complexity systems are at the heart of behavior

Formal Modeling in Social Science

How to move from textbook exercises to using formal modeling in real research.

Process-Tracing Methods

Foundations and Guidelines

2nd Edition

An essential tool for cutting-edge social science research

Constructivism Reconsidered

Past, Present, and Future

Explores Constructivism's key influence on IR theory and practice

Interpretive Quantification

Methodological Explorations for Critical and Constructivist IR

Revolutionary volume demonstrates how crossing the positivist and post-positivist divide improves political science research

Causal Case Study Methods

Foundations and Guidelines for Comparing, Matching, and Tracing

An introduction to causal case study methods, complete with step-by-step guidelines and examples

Undertaking Discourse Analysis for Social Research

An indispensable guide to the theory, concept, and application of discourse analysis in the social sciences

Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings in the U.S. Senate

Reconsidering the Charade

How much do Supreme Court nominees reveal at their confirmation hearings, and how do their answers affect senators' votes?

Researching Black Communities

A Methodological Guide

Practical advice for conducting social science research in racial and ethnic minority populations

Psychology and Constructivism in International Relations

An Ideational Alliance

Psychology and constructivism together offer new ways of understanding international relations

Positive Political Theory I

Collective Preference

A definitive, comprehensive, and analytically sophisticated treatment of the theory of collective preference

Games, Information, and Politics

Applying Game Theoretic Models to Political Science

Explains how game theory can be used to explain political phenomena

Working, Shirking, and Sabotage

Bureaucratic Response to a Democratic Public

Examines who influences how federal, state, and local bureaucrats allocate their efforts

Party Competition and Responsible Party Government

A Theory of Spatial Competition Based Upon Insights from Behavioral Voting Research

A marriage of behavioral and formal theory to explain the electoral strategies of political parties


Representatives and Constituents

Why do electors trust their representatives?

Information and Elections

Examines how voters use the information given by candidates and make their decisions about presidential candidates. Updated to include the 1996 election

Turning the Legislative Thumbscrew

Minority Rights and Procedural Change in Legislative Politics

A study of minority rights in legislative politics

Unifying Political Methodology

The Likelihood Theory of Statistical Inference

Argues that likelihood theory is a unifying approach to statistical modeling in political science

Paradigms and Sand Castles

Theory Building and Research Design in Comparative Politics

Makes a compelling case for the importance of thoughtful research design and persuasive evidence in theory building

War and the State

The Theory of International Politics

Exposes the deep logical contradictions of Realist political thought and counters it with a new, more robust theory of war

Race and the Politics of Welfare Reform

A searching and succinct restatement of the many ways race and American racial attitudes affect how we talk about the poor--and how we handle the problem of poverty relief

The Psychological Assessment of Political Leaders

With Profiles of Saddam Hussein and Bill Clinton

An effective system of at-a-distance evaluation combined with comprehensive political and psychological profiles