Political Science Guide Book
Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science
by Stephen Van Evera
Stephen Van Evera greeted new graduate students at MIT with a commonsense introduction to qualitative methods in the social sciences. His helpful hints, always warmly received, grew from a handful of memos to an underground classic primer. That primer evolved into a book of how-to information about graduate study, which is essential reading for graduate students and undergraduates in political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history – and for their advisers.
-How should we frame, assess, and apply theories in the social sciences? “I am unpersuaded by the view that the prime rules of scientific method should differ between hard science and social science. Science is science.”
-A section on case studies shows novices the ropes.
-Van Evera contends the realm of dissertations is often defined too narrowly “Making and testing theories are not the only games in town…. If everyone makes and tests theories but no one ever uses them, then what are they for?”
-In “Helpful Hints on Writing a Political Science Ph.D. Dissertation,” Van Evera focuses on presentation, and on broader issues of academic strategy and tactics.
-Van Evera asks how political scientists should work together as a community. “All institutions and professions that face weak accountability need inner ethical rudders that define their obligations in order to stay on course.”
The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
by Robert E. Goodin
Writing a Research Paper in Political Science
by Lisa A. Baglione
In this Third Edition, updated sample research topics come from American government, gender studies, comparative politics, and international relations. And now, more extensive materials are available on the web, including checklists and worksheets that help students tackle each step, calendar ideas to help them complete their paper on time, and a glossary.
International Encyclopedia of Political Science
by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino
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With entries from leading international scholars from around the world, this eight-volume encyclopedia offers the widest possible coverage of key areas both regionally and globally. The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing the theoretical and cultural pluralism of our approaches and including findings from the far corners of the world. The eight volumes cover every field of politics, from political theory and methodology to political sociology, comparative politics, public policies, and international relations.
Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, and a list of entries by subject area appears in the front of each volume for ease of use. The encyclopedia contains a detailed index as well as extensive bibliographical references. Filling the need for an exhaustive overview of the empirical findings and reflections on politics, this reference resource is suited for undergraduate or graduate students who wish to be informed effectively and quickly on their field of study, for scholars seeking information on relevant research findings in their area of specialization or in related fields, and for lay readers who may lack a formal background in political science but have an interest in the field nonetheless.
The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides an essential, authoritative guide to the state of political science at the start of the 21st century and for decades to come, making it an invaluable resource for a global readership, including researchers, students, citizens, and policy makers.
The encyclopedia was developed in partnership with the International Political Science Association.
- Case and Area Studies
- Comparative Politics, Theory, and Methods
- Democracy and Democratization
- Epistemological Foundations
- Equality and Inequality
- Gender and Race/Ethnicity
- International Relations
- Local Government
- Peace, War, and Conflict Resolution
- People and Organizations
- Political Economy
- Political Parties
- Political Sociology
- Public Policy and Administration
- Qualitative Methods
- Quantitative Methods
What to Do with Your History Or Political Science Degree
by Sarah Dunham, Lisa J. Vollmer, Princeton Review (Firm)
What to Do with Your History or Political Science Degree includes:
·Practical advice on identifying career goals
·Profiles of popular career paths
·Interview and networking tips
·Special Q&A section with former majors who are now successfully pursuing careers they love
·Appendices that provide listings of relevant internship and fellowship opportunities