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The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis (Oxford Handbooks)

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The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis (Oxford Handbooks) by Charles Tilly
English | Aug. 18, 2008 | ISBN: 0199548447 | 882 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

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 modeling 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.