ECPR Research Methods

Comparative Policy Studies

Conceptual and Methodological Challenges

Editors: Engeli, I., Allison, C. Rothmayr, Rothmayr Allison, Christine (Eds.)

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In the first volume of its kind, a collection of top policy scholars combine empirical and methodological analysis in the field of comparative policy studies to provide compelling insights into the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies across regional and national boundaries.

About the authors

John S. Ahlquist, University of Wisconsin, USA Sophie Biesenbender, Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance, Germany Joachim Blatter, University of Lucerne, Switzerland Christian Breunig, University of Konstanz, Germany Ben Cashore, Yale University, USA Fabrizio Gilardi, University of Zurich, Switzerland Markus Haverland, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands Adrienne Héritier, European University Institute, Italy Season Hoard, Washington State University, USA Michael Howlett,Simon Fraser University, USA and National University of Singapore Amy G. Mazur, Washington State University, USA Jeroen van der Heijden Australian National University and the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Benoît Rihoux, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Joseph Wong, University of Toronto, Canada Dvora Yanow, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

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'This volume offers an encompassing assessment of major methodological challenges in comparative public policy. The chapters provide highly instructive insights and ideas on how to improve the design and research programs in comparative policy studies. This way, the book will significantly help to advance the state-of-the art in this field especially with regard to theory-building and theory-testing'

Prof. Christoph Knill, University of Munich, Germany

This new book merits attention by anyone interested in comparative studies of public policy, in particular students and scholars thinking seriously about how to design a research project or evaluate an existing literature. The editors have brought together a stellar group of experts in the full range of methodologies associated with cross national studies of public policy, from case studies to large quantitative studies, from gendering public policy to expanding the empirical base of knowledge away from western societies, from QCA to mixed methods. In sum, this is one-stop shopping for an overview of the state of the art in comparative studies of public policy.

Frank R. Baumgartner, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Comparative Public Policy

    Engeli, Isabelle (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Conceptualizing Public Policy

    Howlett, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Selecting Cases and Inferential Types in Comparative Public Policy Research

    Heijden, Jeroen

    Pages 35-56

  • Case Studies and (Causal-) Process Tracing

    Blatter, Joachim (et al.)

    Pages 59-83

  • Intermediate-N Comparison: Configurational Comparative Methods

    Engeli, Isabelle (et al.)

    Pages 85-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Policy Studies
Book Subtitle
Conceptual and Methodological Challenges
Editors
  • I. Engeli
  • C. Rothmayr Allison
  • Christine Rothmayr Allison
Series Title
ECPR Research Methods
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31415-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137314154
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29875-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33498-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 264
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