Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Analysis
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Structuring Politics by Sven Steinmo
Book DescriptionThis volume brings together original essays by scholars working on a diverse range of empirical issues, but whose work is in each case informed by a 'historical institutional' approach to the study of politics. By bringing these pieces together, the volume highlights the methodological and theoretical foundations of this approach and illustrates the general contributions it has made to comparative politics. The essays demonstrate the potential of the approach to illuminate a broad range of issues such as how and why institutions change, how political ideas are filtered through institutional structures in the formation of specific policies, and how institutional structure can have unintended effects on the shaping of policy. The reader is provided with both a thorough understanding of the method of analysis and an overview of the theoretical underpinnings of the approach.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521428309
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sven Steinmo
Evolution of Modern States, Paperback (July 2010)
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Growing Apart, Paperback (November 2007)
Scholars analyze why and how the United States pulled away from its democratic allies following the Cold War.
Restructuring the Welfare State, Paperback (November 2002)
This volume examines core issues facing the contemporary welfare state, including the role of race in welfare, how different forms of welfare provision affect public attitudes, and how differing approaches to immigrant integration are influenced by constitutional rules.
Taxation and Democracy, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by Sven Steinmo
Examining the structure, politics and historic development of taxation in several countries, this book compares three quite different political democracies. It provides an account of the ways these democracies have financed their welfare programs despite widespread resistance to taxes.
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