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The Resource Usable theory : analytic tools for social and political research, Dietrich Rueschemeyer

Usable theory : analytic tools for social and political research, Dietrich Rueschemeyer

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Usable theory : analytic tools for social and political research
Title
Usable theory
Title remainder
analytic tools for social and political research
Statement of responsibility
Dietrich Rueschemeyer
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Language
eng
Summary
The project of twentieth-century sociology and political science--to create predictive scientific theory--resulted in few full-scale theories that can be taken off the shelf and successfully applied to empirical puzzles. Yet focused "theory frames" that formulate problems and point to relevant causal factors and conditions have produced vibrant, insightful, and analytically oriented empirical research. While theory frames alone cannot offer explanation or prediction, they guide empirical theory formation and give direction to inferences from empirical evidence. They are also responsible for much of the progress in the social sciences. In Usable Theory, distinguished sociologist Dietrich Rueschemeyer shows graduate students and researchers how to construct theory frames and use them to develop valid empirical hypotheses in the course of empirical social and political research. Combining new ideas as well as analytic tools derived from classic and recent theoretical traditions, the book enlarges the rationalist model of action by focusing on knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions, and it discusses larger social formations that shape elementary forms of action. Throughout, Usable Theory seeks to mobilize the implicit theoretical social knowledge used in everyday life. Offers tools for theory building in social and political research Complements the rationalist model of action with discussions of knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions Relates theoretical ideas to problems of methodology Situates elementary forms of action in relation to larger formations Combines new ideas with themes from classic and more recent theories
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Rueschemeyer, Dietrich
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Sozialwissenschaften
  • Methode
  • Theoriebildung
  • Politische Wissenschaft
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research
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Usable theory : analytic tools for social and political research, Dietrich Rueschemeyer
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-324) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A general frame : social action -- Knowledge -- Norms -- Preferences -- Emotions -- "The human group" revisited -- Midpoint -- Aggregation -- Collective action -- Power and cooperation -- Institutions -- Social identities -- Macrocontexts -- Cultural explanations -- Usable theory?
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ocn664573069
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1 online resource (x, 338 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780691129587
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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9786612754616
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  • 275461
  • 22573/ctvckw10p
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)664573069
Label
Usable theory : analytic tools for social and political research, Dietrich Rueschemeyer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-324) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A general frame : social action -- Knowledge -- Norms -- Preferences -- Emotions -- "The human group" revisited -- Midpoint -- Aggregation -- Collective action -- Power and cooperation -- Institutions -- Social identities -- Macrocontexts -- Cultural explanations -- Usable theory?
Control code
ocn664573069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 338 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691129587
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612754616
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 275461
  • 22573/ctvckw10p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)664573069

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