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The Resource Democratic theory and causal methodology in comparative politics, Mark I. Lichbach, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)

Democratic theory and causal methodology in comparative politics, Mark I. Lichbach, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)

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Democratic theory and causal methodology in comparative politics
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Democratic theory and causal methodology in comparative politics
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Mark I. Lichbach, University of Maryland
Title variation
Democratic Theory & Causal Methodology in Comparative Politics
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Barrington Moore bequeathed comparativists a problem: how to reconcile his causal claim of 'no bourgeoisie, no democracy' with his normative 'dream of a free and rational society'. Lichbach harmonizes causal methodology and normative democratic theory, illustrating their interrelationship. Using a dialogue among four specific texts, Lichbach advances five constructive themes. First, comparativists should study the causal agency of individuals, groups and democracies. Second, three types of collective agency should be paired with an exploration of three corresponding moral dilemmas: ought-is, freedom-power and democracy-causality. Third, at the center of inquiry, comparativists should place big-P Paradigms and big-M Methodology. Fourth, as they play with research schools, creatively combining prescriptive and descriptive approaches to democratization, they should encourage a mixed-theory and mixed-method field. Finally, comparativists should study pragmatic questions about political power and democratic performance: in building a democratic state, which democracy, under which conditions, is best, and how might it be achieved?--
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1951-
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Lichbach, Mark Irving
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Comparative government
  • Democracy
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Democratic theory and causal methodology in comparative politics, Mark I. Lichbach, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139198820
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
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CR9781139198820
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1 online resource (xv, 232 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781107025813
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)843762739
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Democratic theory and causal methodology in comparative politics, Mark I. Lichbach, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139198820
Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139198820
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107025813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843762739

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