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Strength in Numbers: The Political Power of Weak Interests
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Prelates and princes : Aristocratic marriages, canon law prohibitions, and shifts in norms and patterns of domination in the central middle ages
In this article, the author explores the processes whereby, at the turn of the twelfth century, European aristocrats acknowledged clerics' prohibitions of divorce and close-kin marriages. He arguesExpand
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Ruling Oneself Out: A Theory of Collective Abdications
What induces groups to commit political suicide? This book explores the decisions to surrender power and to legitimate this surrender: collective abdications. Commonsensical explanations impute suchExpand
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The Structure of Contingency1
Can we identify and theorize contingency as a property of processes and situations? Applied to social and historical events, contingency denotes a mode of causality characterized by its indeterminateExpand
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On the Frontiers of Rational Choice
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Theory of practice, rational choice, and historical change
If we are to believe the proponents of the Theory of Practice and of Rational Choice, the gap between these two paradigmatic approaches cannot be bridged. They rely on ontological premises, theoriesExpand
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Causality and History: Modes of Causal Investigation in Historical Social Sciences
Studies at the confluence of history and social science address issues of causation in three ways: morphological, variable-centered, and genetic. These approaches to causal investigation differ wit...
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Rational Choice may Take Over
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Protagonisme et crises politiques : histoire et sciences sociales [Débat préparé et conduit par Quentin Deluermoz et Boris Gobille]
Entretien avec quatre specialistes des revolutions et des crises politiques, historiens, sociologues et politistes, afin de revenir sur la notion de protagonisme et surtout sur les questions qu’elleExpand
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