Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-1925-1 • Hardback • September 2002 • $137.00 • (£105.00)
978-0-7425-1926-8 • Paperback • August 2002 • $65.00 • (£50.00)
Gary Goertz is associate professor of political science at the University of Arizona. Harvey Starr is the Dag Hammarskjold Professor in International Affairs and chair of the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Necessary Condition Logics, Research Design, and Theory
Chapter 2 Basic Logic and Research Design: Conceptualization, Case Selection, and the Form of Relationships
Chapter 3 Cause, Correlation, and Necessary Conditions
Chapter 4 The Substantive Importance of Necessary Condition Hypotheses
Chapter 5 Evidence and Inference in the Comparative Case Study
Chapter 6 Necessary Conditions in Case Studies: Preferences, Constraints, and Choices in July 1914
Chapter 7 Practicing Coercion: Revisiting Successes and Failures Using Boolean Logic and Comparative Methods
Chapter 8 Fuzzy-set Analysis of Necessary Conditions
Chapter 9 The Statistical Methodology of Necessary Conditions
Chapter 10 Opportunity, Willingness, and Political Uncertainty: Theoretical Foundations of Politics
Chapter 11 Veto Players and Law Production in Parliamentary Democracies: An Empirical Analysis
Chapter 12 The Decision to Attack Iraq: A Noncompensatory Theory of Decision-Making
Chapter 13 Necessity and Sufficiency in Social Phenomena: Theoretical and Methodological Progress
The book makes an important argument accessible to social scientists whether or not they are mathematically or statistically literate. Refreshing.
These essays contribute to fill a critical lacuna in the social science literature. Necessary Conditions deserves to be on the syllabus for all scope-and-methods courses for graduate training.
— Journal of Peace Research
This is an important and timely book.
— Contemporary Sociology