Comparing Government Activity

  • Louis M. Imbeau
  • Robert D. McKinlay

About this book


The comparative analysis of government activity raises many methodological, theoretical and substantive problems. In this volume authors drawn from varied subfields of political science address some of these problems, including: the usefulness of expenditure data, case interdependence, the issue of non-decision, the measurement of the distribution of power through laws, methodological individualism, cultural explanations, politico-economic interactions, the usefulness of textual analysis and issues of accumulation and aggregation.


Comparative analysis foreign policy governance government Policy political science Third World work

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis M. Imbeau
    • 1
  • Robert D. McKinlay
    • 2
  1. 1.Laval UniversityQuebecCanada
  2. 2.Lancaster UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-24535-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24533-8
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