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Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences by Alexander L. George, Andrew Bennett

By Alexander L. George, Andrew Bennett

Winner of the 2006 Giovanni Sartori booklet Award, given via the yank Political technology Association's Qualitative tools Section.

using case reports to construct and try theories in political technological know-how and the opposite social sciences has elevated lately. Many students have argued that the social sciences depend too seriously on quantitative examine and formal types and hence have tried to strengthen and refine rigorous equipment for utilizing case reports. this article provides a accomplished research of analysis equipment utilizing case reports and examines where of case reports in social technological know-how method. It argues that case reviews, statistical tools, and formal types are complementary instead of competitive.

The ebook explains tips to layout case research examine that may produce effects invaluable to policymakers and it emphasizes the significance of constructing policy-relevant theories. It deals 3 significant contributions to case examine method: an emphasis at the significance of within-case research, a close dialogue of strategy tracing, and improvement of the idea that of typological theories. Case reviews and thought improvement within the Social Sciences might be rather valuable to graduate scholars and students in social technological know-how method and the philosophy of technological know-how, in addition to to these designing new study initiatives, and may give a contribution enormously to the wider debate approximately medical tools.

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But he also stretched the powers of the presidency in a variety of ways. While maintaining a posture of deference toward Congress, he managed legislation more effectively than any other president of the 19th century. He approved the Louisiana Purchase despite his private conviction that it was unconstitutional. He conducted a lengthy and successful war against the Barbary pirates of North Africa without seeking a formal declaration of war from Congress. He used the army against the interests of the American people in his efforts to enforce an embargo that was intended to compel Britain and France to respect America’s rights as a neutral during the Napoleonic wars, the ultimate goal being to bring those two countries to the peace table.

The conventions were often tense affairs, and sometimes multiple ballots were needed to overcome party divisions—particularly at conventions of the Democratic Party, which required its presidential and vice presidential nominees to secure the support of two-thirds of the delegates (a rule that was abolished in 1936). The convention system was unaltered until the beginning of the 20th century, when general disaffection with elitism led to the growth of the Progressive movement and the introduction in some states of binding presidential primary elections to select delegates to the conventions; the primary system gave rank-and-file party members more control over the delegate-selection process.

Jackson, who was particularly enraged following Adams’s appointment of Clay as secretary of state, called unsuccessfully for the abolition of the electoral college, 49 7 The Executive Branch of the Federal Government: Purpose, Process, and People 7 but he would get his revenge by defeating Adams in the presidential election of 1828. , in 1832, Jackson’s Democratic Party held one of the country’s first national conventions (the first such convention had been held the previous year—in the same saloon—by the Anti-Masonic Party).

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