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Introduction, David Collier and John Gerring Part I: Sartori on Concepts and Methods 1. Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics 2. What is Politics? 3. The Tower of Babel 4. Guidelines for Concept Analysis 5. Comparing and Miscomparing 6. Further Observations on Concept Formation, Definitions, and Models 6a. Democracy: ¿What Is¿ vs. ¿How Much¿ 6b. From Classification to Measurement 6c. Politics as Collectivized Decisions 6d. What Is a Model? Part II: Extending the Sartori Tradition 7. Point of Departure: Intension and Extension, Gary Goertz 8. Revolution: Untangling Alternative Meanings, Christoph Kotowski 9. Culture: Joining Minimal Definitions and Ideal Types, John Gerring and Paul Barresi 10. Democracy: Conceptual Hierarchies in Comparative Research David Collier and Steven Levitsky 11. Peasant: Clarifying Meaning and Refining Explanation, Marcus Kurtz 12. Institutionalization: Unpacking the Concept and Explaining Party Change, Steven Levitsky Part III: In the Academy and Beyond 13. Chance, Luck and Stubbornness: An Autobiographical Essay, Giovanni Sartori 14. Teacher and Mentor, Cindy Skach, Edward Walker, Hector E. Schamis, Edward L. Gibson, and Christoph Kotowski 15. Biography and Bibliography, Oreste Massari
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Social sciences -- Methodology.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Social sciences -- Comparative method.
Sartori, Giovanni, 1924-.