Politics & International Relations: Political Research Methods

  • Culture and Politics book cover

    Culture and Politics

    1st Edition

    By Jan-Erik Lane, Uwe Wagschal

    This concise, accessible text presents an overview of the relevance of culture for politics. Culture figures prominently in the theories of the great classics such as Marx, Durkheim and Weber. Recently, the cultural approach to politics has developed quickly, and the concept of political culture…

    Paperback – 2011-10-21

  • The Comparative Approach to National Movements: Miroslav Hroch and Nationalism Studies book cover

    The Comparative Approach to National Movements

    Miroslav Hroch and Nationalism Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alexander Maxwell

    Miroslav Hroch’s Social Preconditions of National Revival has profoundly influenced the study of nationalism since it first appeared in English translation, particularly because of its famous three-phase model for describing and analyzing national movements in Eastern Europe. Contributors to this…

    Hardback – 2011-10-04
    Association for the Study of Nationalities

  • Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenship: A South European View book cover

    Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenship

    A South European View, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicolò Conti, Maurizio Cotta, Pedro Tavares de Almeida

    Over the last two decades, the process of European integration has become interwoven with the theme of citizenship and the debate on the democratic quality of the EU and of its institutions has become more salient. What are the views about Europe which emerge when we interrogate the national elites…

    Hardback – 2011-10-03
    South European Society and Politics

  • Pathways to Polling: Crisis, Cooperation and the Making of Public Opinion Professions book cover

    Pathways to Polling

    Crisis, Cooperation and the Making of Public Opinion Professions, 1st Edition

    By Amy Fried

    In midcentury America, the public opinion polling enterprise faced a crisis of legitimacy. Every major polling firm predicted a win for Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election—and of course they all got it wrong. This failure generated considerable criticisms of polling and…

    Paperback – 2011-08-26

  • Meaning in Action: Interpretation and Dialogue in Policy Analysis: Interpretation and Dialogue in Policy Analysis book cover

    Meaning in Action: Interpretation and Dialogue in Policy Analysis

    Interpretation and Dialogue in Policy Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Hendrik Wagenaar

    This accessible book gives academics, graduate students, and researchers a comprehensive overview of the vast, varied, and often confusing landscape of interpretive policy analysis. It is both theoretically informed and clear and jargon-free as it discusses the specific strengths and weaknesses of…

    Paperback – 2011-05-15

  • Understanding Peace Research: Methods and Challenges book cover

    Understanding Peace Research

    Methods and Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kristine Hoglund, Magnus Oberg

    This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of different methods and sources of information-gathering for peace and conflict students and researchers, as well as the challenges presented by such work. Research on conflict-ridden societies carries special challenges for the collection and…

    Paperback – 2011-02-18

  • Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations book cover

    Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis

    States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen G. Walker, Akan Malici, Mark Schafer

    Stephen G. Walker, Akan Malici, and Mark Schafer present a definitive, social-psychological approach to integrating theories of foreign policy analysis and international relations—addressing the agent-centered, micro-political study of decisions by leaders and the structure-oriented,…

    Paperback – 2010-12-08
    Role Theory and International Relations

  • Sourcebook for Political Communication Research: Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques book cover

    Sourcebook for Political Communication Research

    Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques, 1st Edition

    Edited by Erik P. Bucy, R. Lance Holbert

    The Sourcebook for Political Communication Research offers a comprehensive resource for current research methods, measures, and analytical techniques. The contents herein cover the major analytical techniques used in political communication research, including surveys, experiments, content analysis…

    Hardback – 2010-12-07
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Method in Social Science: Revised 2nd Edition book cover

    Method in Social Science

    Revised 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Andrew Sayer

    In its second edition, Method in Social Science was widely praised for its penetrating analysis of central questions in social science discourse. This revised edition comes with a new preface and a full bibliography. The book is intended for students and researchers familiar with social science but…

    Hardback – 2010-11-23

  • Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process: Feminist Reflections book cover

    Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process

    Feminist Reflections, 1st Edition

    Edited by Róisín Ryan-Flood, Rosalind Gill

    Feminist research is informed by a history of breaking silences, of demanding that women’s voices be heard, recorded and included in wider intellectual genealogies and histories. This has led to an emphasis on voice and speaking out in the research endeavour. Moments of secrecy and silence are less…

    Paperback – 2010-10-18

  • European Politics: Pasts, presents, futures book cover

    European Politics

    Pasts, presents, futures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Klaus H Goetz, Peter Mair, Gordon Smith

    This book arises out of a specially commissioned issue of West European Politics marking the journal's 30th anniversary. It examines the profound changes in the European political landscape over the last three decades, including the fall of Communism; progressive European integration; territorial…

    Paperback – 2010-10-01
    West European Politics

  • Ethnography in Social Science Practice book cover

    Ethnography in Social Science Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Julie Scott-Jones, Sal Watt

    Ethnography in Social Science Practice explores ethnography’s increasing use across the social sciences, beyond its traditional bases in social anthropology and sociology. It explores the disciplinary roots of ethnographic research within social anthropology, and contextualizes it within both field…

    Paperback – 2010-03-25

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