A New Handbook of Political Science
Robert E. Goodin, Hans-Dieter Klingemann
Oxford University Press, 1998 - Political Science - 845 pages
The New Handbook of Political Science is an authoritative survey of developments in the discipline compiled by 42 of the most famous political scientists worldwide, analysing progress over the past twenty years and assessing this in the context of historical trends in the field.Discussion of each of the main subdisciplines:political institutionspolitical behaviourcomparative politicsinternational relationspolitical theorypublic policy and administrationpolitical economypolitical methodologybreaks down into four sections:an overview of the fieldanalysis from two key perspectives in the fieldOld and new: an eminent scholar in the field assesses the new developments in the light of older traditions in the disciplineInternational in its scope, systematic in its coverage, A New Handbook of Political Science will become the reference book for political scientists, and those tracking their work, into the next century. The New Handbook of Political Science is an authoritative survey of developments in thediscipline compiled by 42 of the most famous political scientists worldwide, analysing progress over the past twenty years and assessing this in the context of historical trends in the field.`The New Handbook of Political Science is the most comprehensive and well-done effort to describe the state of political science extant. It contains much which will be required reading. I strongly recommend it'.Seymour Martin Lipset`The Handbook is a masterly and authoritative survey, comprehensive yet compact, by a stellar international cast of contributors...a most worthy successor to the old Greenstein-Polsby Handbook, published two decades ago'.Arend Lijphart`This is an extraordinarily useful mapping of what has happend in the discipline in the last twenty years, since the classic 1975 Handbook was published...Scholars are well advised to read this new, single-volume Handbook in its entirety. For this volume is not only a collection of brilliantcontributions, but also a much needed cross-fertilizing endeavour'.Giovanni Sartori
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