essays in this collection analyze the successes and failures of the social
sciences over the last few decades as well as on their future. The focus of the
book is on generic problems, difficulties, and dilemmas in the social sciences
that the contributors are uniquely qualified to articulate. Each of them has
been intimately involved in the development of one or another discipline in the
last thirty years or so; each has made significant contributions to that
development in many ways; each has a personal perspective on accomplishments
and failures, promises and needs, continuities to be cultivated and opportunities
to be seized.
." . . anyone concerned with the state of social science disciplines should find these essays of interest." - Journal of Politics
economics influence elections? How does such influence work? Under what
conditions is it more or less likely to occur?
popular elections matter, and they make a difference precisely because, at
periodic intervals, they set the limits or constraints within which the
interests of business and the interests of the people pursue their political
the basic ideas addressed in the chapters of this volume.
"This fine collection of papers dealing with the effects of economic variables on electoral behaviour and electoral outcomes . . . will be of particular interest to specialists in the study of elections, but will also be valuable to students of political economy and comparative politics more generally . . ." - Canadian Journal of Politics