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A New Handbook of Political Science

Robert E. Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann


Includes contributions from over 40 political scientists from around the world and surveys developments in the discipline over the past 20 years. Discusses each of the main sub‐disciplines: political institutions, political behaviour, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public policy, administration of political economy, and political methodology.

Keywords: comparative politics, international relations, political economy, political science, political theory, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198294719
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198294719.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert E. Goodin, editor
Australian National University
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Hans-Dieter Klingemann, editor
Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin
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Part I The Discipline

Chapter 1 Political Science: The Discipline

Robert E. Goodin Hans‐Dieter Klingemann

Part II Political Institutions

Part III Political Behavior

Chapter 8 Political Behavior: An Overview

Edward G. Carmines Robert Huckfeldt

Part IV Comparative Politics

Part V International Relations

Part VI Political Theory

Part VII Public Policy and Administration

Chapter 25 Public Policy and Administration: Comparative Policy Analysis

Richard I. Hofferbert David Louis Cingranelli

Part VIII Political Economy

Chapter 28 Political Economy: An Overview

James E. Alt Alberto Alesina

Part IX Political Methodology

Chapter 33 Political Methodology: Qualitative Methods

Charles C. Ragin Dirk Berg‐Schlosser Gisèle de Meur