I. COMPARATIVE AND REGIONAL STUDIES: THEORY AND METHODOLOGY.
Session 1 (August 23): Qualitative Methods.
- Marc I. Lichbach and Alan S. Zuckerman, “Research Traditions and Theory in Comparative Politics: An Introduction,” in Marc I. Lichbach and Alan S. Zuckerman, eds., Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture, and Structure (Cambridge UP, 1997), chap. 1, .

- Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba, Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research (Princeton UP, 1994), pp. 3-230.

Critics:
- James Mahoney, “After KKV: The New Methodology of Qualitative Research,” World Politics 62, no. 1 (January 2010):

- John Gerring, “The Case Study: What it is and What it Does,” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007), chap. 4,

Session 2 (August 30): Rational Choice.
- Margaret Levi, “Reconsiderations of Rational Choice in Comparative and Historical Analysis,” in Marc I. Lichbach and Alan S. Zuckerman, eds., Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture, and Structure, 2nd edition, (Cambridge UP, 2009), chap. 5, .

- Jon Elster, Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences (Cambridge UP, 1989), chaps. --, and ------, pp. 3-41, 71-81 and 91-171.

- Robert H. Bates, “From Case Studies to Social Science: A Strategy for Political Research,” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007), chap. 7,

Example:
- Mancur Olson, The Logic of Collective Action (Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1968), Introduction and chaps. , , and , pp. 1-65, 132-167 and 169-178.

Critics:

- Donald Green and Ian Shapiro, “Revisiting the Pathologies of Rational Choice,” chap. 2 in, I. Shapiro, The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences (Princeton UP, 2005),.

- Terry Moe, “Power and Political Institutions,” Perspectives on Politics 3, no. 2 (June 2005): .


Session 3 (September 13): The New Institutionalism(s).
- Peter A. Hall and Rosemary Taylor, “Political Science and the Three New Institutionalisms,” Political Studies 44 (December 1996), .
- Paul Pierson and Theda Skocpol, “Historical Institutionalism in Contemporary Political Science,” in Ira Katznelson and Helen Milner, eds., Political Science: State of the Discipline II, Centennial Edition (NY: W.W. Norton, 2002), .
- James G. March and Johan P. Olsen, Retrospective Commentary on, “The New Institutionalism: Organizational Factors in Political Life,” American Political Science Review 100, no. 4 (November 2006),
Examples:
- Jacob Hacker, “Privatizing Risk without Privatizing the Welfare State: The Hidden Politics of Social Policy Retrenchment in the United States,” American Political Science Review 98, no. 2 (May 2004),.
- Douglass C. North, "Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance,” (Cambridge University Press, 1990), chaps. and , , , pp. 3-10 and 73-104.

Session 4 (September 20): Culture/Ideas/Identity: Constructivism and Critical Theory.
- Max Horkheimer, “Traditional and Critical Theory,” in Critical Theory: Selected Essays (New York: Continuum, 1972), pp. 188-243. and
- Jürgen Habermas, “On Systematically Distorted Communication,” Inquiry 13 (1970):
- Jürgen Habermas, The Theory of Communicative Action, vol. II (Boston, Beacon, 1981), selection on “The Uncoupling of System and the Life World.”
- Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish (New York: Pantheon, 1977), selections, “Panopticism and “The Means of Correct Training.”
- Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge (New York: Pantheon, 1972), .
- Paul R. Brass, “Foucault Steals Political Science,” in Nelson W. Polsby, ed., Annual Review of Political Science 3 (Palo Alto, Ca: Annual Reviews, 2000):

- Daniel M. Green, “Constructivist Comparative Politics: Foundations and Framework,” chap. 1 in D.M. Green, ed. Constructivism and Comparative Politics (Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 2002), pp. 3-59. (TAKEN OUT)
- Patrick T. Jackson, Civilizing the Enemy: German Reconstruction and the Invention of the West (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006), chap. 2, pp. 13-45. and

Example:
- Frank Dobbin, “The Social Construction of the Great Depression: Industrial Policy during the 1930s in the United States, Britain and France,” Theory and Society 22, no. 1 (1993),
Critic:
- Ian Hacking, The Social Construction of What? (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard UP, 1999), chap. 1,



II. ISSUES IN COMPARATIVE AND REGIONAL STUDIES.
Session 5 (September 27): The State.

- Robert H. Bates, “The Role of the State in Development,” in B.R. Weingast and D.A. Wittman, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy (Oxford UP, 2006), chap. 39, .
- Hendrik Spruyt, “War, Trade, and State Formation,” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007), chap. 9,
- Charles Tilly, “War Making and State Making as Organized Crime,” in Peter Evans et al., eds., Bringing the State Back In (Cambridge University Press, 1985), chap. 5,
- Tuong Vu, “Studying the State through State Formation,” World Politics 62, no. 1 (January 2010): .



Session 6 (October 4): Ethnicity and Nationalism.
† Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, revised ed. (London: Verso, 1991), pp. 1-46 and 67-111.
- Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 1983), chaps. , 5, 7 and 10, pp. 1-7, 53-62, 88-109, and 137-143.
- Lloyd Kramer, “Historical Narratives and the Meaning of Nationalism,” Journal of the History of Ideas 58, no. 3 (July 1997): .
- Anthony D. Smith, Nationalism and Modernism: A Critical Survey of Recent Theories of Nations and Nationalism (London: Routledge, 1998), and Conclusion, pp. 8-24 and 170-228 (esp., pp. 187-198 for Smith summarizing himself). ---- I have no idea where the conclusion is.
- Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture (London: Routledge, 1994), selection on
- Partha Chatterjee, “Whose Imagined Community?” Millennium 20, no. 3 (Winter 1991): .
- Ashutosh Varshney, “Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict,” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007), chap. 12,


Session 7 (October 11): Political Cultures and Political Attitudes.
- Ronald Inglehart and Christian Welzel, Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence (Cambridge University Press, 2005), chaps. 1-8, 13 and Conclusion, pp. 1-209 and 285-300. - This is a book.
- James S. Coleman, Foundations of Social Theory (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1990), chap. 12,
-Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000), chaps. , , , , and : pp. 15-28, 148-180, 183-188, 277-84, 287-95 and 350-63.
- Robert W. Jackman and Ross A. Miller, “Social Capital and Politics,” in Nelson W. Polsby, ed., Annual Review of Political Science 1 (Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, 1998),

Session 8 (October 18): Democratization.
- Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, “Paths of Economic and Political Development,” in Barry R. Weingast and Donald A. Wittman, eds., Oxford Handbook of Political Economy (Oxford UP, 2006), chap. 37,
- Barbara Geddes, “What Causes Democratization?” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford UP, 2007), chap. 14,
- Adam Przeworski, “Self-Enforcing Democracy,” in Barry R. Weingast and Donald A. Wittman, eds., Oxford Handbook of Political Economy (Oxford UP, 2006), chap. 17,
- Charles Tilly, Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2007), entire, pp. 1-205. - This is a book.


Session 9 (October 25): Government Forms.
- Pablo Beramendi, “Federalism,” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007), chap. 31, .
- Gary W. Cox, “The Organization of Democratic Legislatures,” in B.R. Weingast and D.A. Wittman, eds., Oxford Handbook of Political Economy (Oxford UP, 2006), chap. 8,
- John Ferejohn, Frances Rosenbluth and Charles Shipan, ”Comparative Judicial Politics,” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007), chap. 30,
- David Samuels, “Separation of Powers,” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007), chap. 29,
- Stephen Haber, “Authoritarian Government,” in Barry R. Weingast and Donald A. Wittman, eds., Oxford Handbook of Political Economy (Oxford UP, 2006), chap. 38,
- Ronald Wintrobe, “Dictatorship: Analytical Approaches,” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007), chap. 16,


Session 10 (November 1): Elections, Political Parties and Party Systems.
- Jonathan Rodden, “Back to the Future: Endogenous Institutions and Comparative Politics,” in Marc I. Lichbach and Alan S. Zuckerman, eds., Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture, and Structure, 2nd edition (Cambridge UP, 2009), chap. 13, pp. 333-57. - and
- Anthony Downs, An Economic Theory of Democracy (NY: Harper, 1957),and 8. CHAPTER 8 and
- Herbert Kitschelt, “Party Systems,” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007), chap. 22,
- Frances Hagopian, “Parties and Voters in Emerging Democracies,” in Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007), chap. 24,

Session 11 (November 8): Class and Gender.
- Erik Ohlin Wright, “Foundations of a neo-Marxist Class Analysis,” in Erik Ohlin Wright, ed., Approaches to Class Analysis (Cambridge University Press: 2005),
- Richard Breen, “Foundations of a neo-Weberian Class Analysis,” in Erik Ohlin Wright, ed., Approaches to Class Analysis (Cambridge University Press: 2005),
- David Grusky, “Foundations of a neo-Durkheimian Class Analysis,” in Erik Ohlin Wright, ed., Approaches to Class Analysis (Cambridge University Press: 2005),
- Elliot B. Weininger, “Foundations of Pierre Bourdieu’s Class Analysis,” in Erik Ohlin Wright, ed., Approaches to Class Analysis (Cambridge University Press: 2005),
- Aage B. Sørensen, “Foundations of a neo-Ricardian Class Analysis,” in Erik Ohlin Wright, ed., Approaches to Class Analysis (Cambridge University Press: 2005),
- Jan Pakulski, “Foundations of a Post-Class Analysis,” in Erik Ohlin Wright, ed., Approaches to Class Analysis (Cambridge University Press: 2005),
- Erik Ohlin Wright, “Conclusion,” in Erik Ohlin Wright, ed., Approaches to Class Analysis (Cambridge University Press: 2005),
- Gary Goertz and Amy G. Mazur, eds., Politics, Gender, and Concepts (Cambridge UP, 2008), entire. - This is a book.

Session 12 (November 15): Revolutions and Contentious Politics.
- Jack A. Goldstone, “Toward a Fourth Generation of Revolutionary Theory,” in Nelson W. Polsby, ed., Annual Review of Political Science 4 (Palo Alto, California: Annual Reviews, 2001),
- Charles Tilly and Sidney Tarrow, Contentious Politics (Boulder, Co.: Paradigm, 2007), entire. - This is a book.
- Carles Boix, “Economic Roots of Civil Wars and Revolutions in the Contemporary World,World Politics 60, no. 3 (April 2008),

Session 13 (November 22): Comparative Political Economy: North.
- Peter J. Williamson, Corporatism in Perspective: An Introductory Guide to Corporatist Theory (Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1989), chap. 10,
- Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism (Princeton University Press, 1990), chap. 1, pp. 9-34. - and
- Peter Hall and David Soskice, “An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism,” in P. Hall and D. Soskice, eds., Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage (Oxford UP, 2001),.
- Gregory Jackson and Richard Deeg, “From Comparing Capitalisms to the Politics of Institutional Change,” Review of International Political Economy 15, no. 4 (October 2008), p. 680-709.
- Mark Zachery Taylor, “Empirical Evidence against Varieties of Capitalism’s Theory of Technological Innovation,” International Organization 58, no. 3 (Summer 2004),
- Peter Hall and Daniel Gingerich, “Varieties of Capitalism and Institutional Complementarities in the Political Economy: An Empirical Analysis,” British Journal of Political Science 39, no. 3 (2009),

Session 14 (November 29): Comparative Political Economy: South.
- William Easterly, The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics (Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2001), chaps. ,,,,,,, pp. 25-169.
- Peter Blair Henry and Conrad Miller, “Institutions vs. Policy: A Tale of Two Islands,” NBER Working Paper, .
- Andrew Mellinger, Jeffrey D. Sachs, and John Gallop, “Climate, Coastal Proximity, and Development,” in Gordon L. Clark, Maryann P. Feldman, and Meric S. Gertler, eds., Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography (Oxford University Press, 2000), chap. 9,
- Dani Rodrik, One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (Princeton University Press, 2008), entire, pp. 1-242. =>BOOK
- Amartya Sen, “Development: Which Way Now?Economic Journal 93 (December 1983),