Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics: An Introduction (Paperback)Todd Landman (author)
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Building on the strengths of the second edition, this highly regarded textbook continues to provide the best introduction to the strategies of comparative research in political science.
Divided into three parts, the book begins by examining different methods, applying these methods to dominant issues in comparative politics using a wealth of topical examples from around the world, and then discusses the new challenges in the area. New to this edition:
features explanation of regression analysis with accompanied briefing boxesnew discussion of the assumptions, research design, and the use of statistics characteristic of many-country comparisonssingle and multi-country studies - how to compare countries and address problems of comparison, especially the principles for selecting countriesnew chapter on the intersection between international relations and comparative politicsall chapters have been updated with new publications and research output relevant to the discussion.
Balancing reader friendly features with high quality analysis makes this popular academic text essential reading for everyone interested comparative politics and research methods.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 362
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 23 mm
Edition: 3rd New edition
'If this textbook had been available when I was a college senior or first-year graduate student, it would have saved me months of muddled thinking about what comparative politics is and how it should be done.' - Michael Coppedge, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, USA
'Todd Landman's scientifically elegant new book contains a wealth of substantive and methodological content that should inspire much progress in comparative politics theory and research. From an interdisciplinary perspective, it inspires parallel efforts in the other social sciences, as well as serve a highly useful function as reference in computational social science and the comparative analysis of models and metrics ... the leading methodologically-oriented text in the field.' - Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, Ph.D, Professor of Computational Social Science, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University, USA