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The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions


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The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions (Oxford Handbooks of Political Science) by R. A. W. Rhodes, Sarah A. Binder, Bert A. Rockman (Editors)

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The thoughtful essays in the handbooks are far more than literature reviews. Scholars and students will find them to be an invaluable resource for many years to come. Morris P. Fiorina, Senior, Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University A paramount effort coordinated by Robert Goodin for Oxford University Press has produced an impressive set of ten volumes about the state of the discipline, the Oxford Handbook of Political Science, which has become an instant must. Josep Colomer's Weekly Blog --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review

"The thoughtful essays in the handbooks are far more than literature reviews. Scholars and students will find them to be an invaluable resource for many years to come."--Morris P. Fiorina, Senior, Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
"Spanning all of the major substantive areas and approaches in modern political science, this blockbuster set is a must-have for scholars and students to alike. Each volume is crafted by a distinguished set ofris editors who have assembled critical, comprehensive, essays to survey accumulated knowledge and emerging issues in thee study of politics. These volumes will help to shape the discipline for many years to come."--Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University


Product Description
The study of political institutions is among the founding pillars of political science. With the rise of the 'new institutionalism', the study of institutions has returned to its place in the sun. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of where we are in the study of political institutions, covering both the traditional concerns of political science with constitutions, federalism and bureaucracy and more recent interest in theory and the constructed nature of institutions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions draws together a galaxy of distinguished contributors drawn from leading universities across the world.

About the Author

R. A. W. Rhodes is Director of the Research School of Social Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Australian National University.
Sarah A. Binder is Professor of Political Science at George Washington University.
Bert A. Rockman is Professor of Political Science and Head of the Department at Purdue University.

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