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Empirical Studies in Comparative Politics

  • Melvin J. Hinich
  • Michael C. Munger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Melvin J. Hinich, Michael C. Munger
    Pages 1-9
  3. Normal Schofield, Andrew D. Martin, Kevin M. Quinn, Andrew B. Whitford
    Pages 39-75
  4. Stuart Elaine Macdonald, George Rabinowitz, Ola Listhaug
    Pages 77-104
  5. Keith T. Poole, Howard Rosenthal
    Pages 105-143
  6. Melvin J. Hinich, Michael C. Munger, Scott De Marchi
    Pages 183-210
  7. Marek M. Kaminski, Grzegorz Lissowski, Piotr Swistak
    Pages 211-231
  8. Ad M. A. Van Deemen, Noël P. Vergunst
    Pages 257-272
  9. Misha Myagkov, Peter C. Ordeshook
    Pages 273-305

About this book


Empirical Studies in Comparative Politics presents a collection of papers analyzing the political systems of ten nations. It intends to provoke a conscious effort to compare, and investigate, the public choice of comparative politics.
There have been many publications by public choice scholars, and many more by researchers who are at least sympathetic to the public choice perspective, yet little of this work has been integrated into the main stream of comparative political science literature. This work, however, presents an empirically oriented study of the politics, bureaucratic organization, and regulated economies of particular nations in the canon of the comparativist. It therefore provides a public choice view at the level of nations, not of systems.
This compendium of work on comparative politics meets two criteria:
  • In every case, a model of human behavior or institutional impact is specified;
  • Also in every case, this model is confronted with data appropriate for evaluating whether this model is useful for understanding politics in one or more nations.


Institution Political Science Public Choice Russia comparative politics competition institutions politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Melvin J. Hinich
    • 1
  • Michael C. Munger
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Texas-AustinUSA
  2. 2.Duke UniversityUSA

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