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Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences
Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences. By Alexander L. George and Andrew Bennett. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005. 331p. $50.00 cloth, $20.00 paper. In recent years, there hasExpand
Ideational Theorizing in the Social Sciences since “Policy Paradigms, Social Learning, and the State”
In the years since Peter Hall's seminal 1993 article “Policy Paradigms, Social Learning and the State” appeared, the ideational research agenda has expanded enormously, to the point where it nowExpand
Civil Society and the Collapse of the Weimar Republic
Practically everywhere one looks these days the concept of "civil society" is in vogue. Neo-Tocquevillean scholars argue that civil society plays a role in driving political, social, and evenExpand
The Social Democratic Moment: Ideas and Politics in the Making of Interwar Europe
* Preface * Acknowledgments * Reexamining Interwar Social Democracy * Evaluating the Role of Ideas * Sweden's Political Development and the Programmatic Beliefs of the SAP * Germany's PoliticalExpand
The primacy of politics : social democracy and the making of Europe's twentieth century
1. Introduction 2. The background and foundations 3. Democratic revisionism comes of age 4. National socialism 5. From revisionism to social democracy 6. Fascism and national socialism 7. The SwedishExpand
Islamism, Revolution, and Civil Society
  • Sheri Berman
  • Political Science
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • 1 June 2003
Over recent decades, Islamism—the belief that Islam should guide social and political as well as personal life—has become a powerful force throughout much of the Muslim world. Through a discussion ofExpand
Civil Society and Political Institutionalization
As a result of the dramatic events of recent years, social scientists have devoted increasing attention to explaining what causes democratization as well as what makes democracies vibrant andExpand
Taming Extremist Parties: Lessons From Europe
A rise in the power of Islamist parties has lent fresh interest to the old question of how revolutionary movements respond to participation in democracy. Pessimists argue that such movements will useExpand
Exchange: The Vain Hope for "Correct" Timing
Edward Mansfield and Jack Snyder worry about democratization in countries that lack the "right" preconditions because they believe that political development is path dependent. I see fewer dangers inExpand
The Primacy of Economics versus the Primacy of Politics: Understanding the Ideological Dynamics of the Twentieth Century
  • Sheri Berman
  • Political Science
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • 19 August 2009
The current economic crisis has once again bought debates about capitalism and globalization to the forefront of the political agenda. Until very recently almost everyone seemed to be convinced thatExpand