Theory and Methods
By (author) Guy B. Peters
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Comparative Politics by Guy B. Peters
Book DescriptionComparison is essential for the development of generalizations about politics and government. This book examines the issues involved in the attempts to compare political systems, and discusses how the methods and results of comparative politics can be improved. Ranging over a wide range of approaches to comparative research and presenting an array of case examples to illustrate his argument, Guy Peters provides both an accessible introduction to comparative methodology and a balance sheet of results and prospects.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333660195
(215mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 28-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Guy B. Peters
Debating Institutionalism, Paperback (August 2013)
Asks whether institutionalism is useful for the various sub-disciplines within political science to which it has been applied, and to what extent the assumptions inherent to institutional analysis can be useful for understanding the range of behaviour of individuals and structures in the public sector.
Institutional Theory in Political Science, Paperback (January 2012)
Offers an in-depth analysis of contemporary institutional theory, an essential tool to understand the world of politics and government. Through a series of questions, the author assesses the possibility of a unified theory within institutionalism and its potential as a paradigm for political science.
Tradition and Public Administration, Hardback (May 2010)
Contributors examine the persistence of administrative patterns in the face of pressures for globablization by developing a concept of administrative traditions and describing the traditions that exist around the world. They assess the impact of traditions on administrative reforms and the capacities of government to change public administration.
Coordination of Public Sector Organizations, Hardback (February 2010)» View all books by Guy B. Peters
This book discusses the trajectories of creating specialized autonomous units. An analysis of the mechanisms and measures taken for granting autonomy to specialized autonomous units and subsequently to coordinating them back is described. The book shows a range of patterns in the dynamics of specialization and coordination over 25 years.
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Author Biography - Guy B. Peters
B GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh
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