Concepts and Method in Social Science
The Tradition of Giovanni Sartori
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Concepts and Method in Social Science by David Collier
Book DescriptionCareful work with concepts is a cornerstone of good social science methodology. Concepts and Method in Social Science demonstrates the crucial role of concepts, providing a timely contribution that draws both on the classic work of Giovanni Sartori and the writing of a younger generation of scholars. In this volume, major writings of Sartori are juxtaposed with other work that exemplifies important approaches to concept analysis. The book is organized into three key sections: *Part I : Sartori on Concepts and Methods - including an examination of the necessary logical steps in moving from conceptualization to measurement and the relationships among meanings, terms and observations. *Part II: Extending the Sartori Tradition - eminent scholars analyse five key ideas in concept analysis: revolution, culture, democracy, peasants and institutionalization within the context of the Sartori tradition. *Part III: In the Academy and Beyond - both an engaging autobiographical essay written by Giovanni Sartori and reflections from former students provide a unique context in which to situate this varied and rigorous discussion of concept analysis and qualitative methods. Concepts and Method in Social Science is an accessible text that is well suited to advanced undergraduates and graduate students, providing a distinct and coherent introduction to comparative political analysis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415775786
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David Collier
University of California, Berkeley, USA Boston University, USA
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